Mike Hunsberger, CFP®, ChFC

About Mike Hunsberger, CFP®, ChFC

I’m Mike Hunsberger, the founder and owner of Next Mission Financial Planning. I loved my 25-years in the Air Force but wanted to do something different when I retired. I’ve always enjoyed financial planning for myself as well as for friends and family. I help clients build the life they want by balancing living today with building wealth for the future. Gradually increasing savings rates and staying invested over the long term is the best way I found to do that.

I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Consultant.

I primarily work with senior military, veterans, and military retirees preparing for their ultimate retirement. I also specialize in college funding plans for families who want to send their children to college without jeopardizing the future.

Samuel Lewis, CFP®, ChFC

About Samuel Lewis, CFP®, ChFC

I’m Sam Lewis, Founder of SJLF and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

I’ve lived in Delaware my entire life but have been fortunate to travel around the world. I joined the military while still in high school and continue serving today, almost 23 years later! I’ve worked as a farmhand, drafter, land surveyor, personal trainer, air cargo craftsman, recruiter and senior enlisted leader.

But my passion is for financial planning.

I wasn’t always smart with money, but when I met the love of my life, I knew I had to do better. The spark was lit when I picked up a copy of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in an airport gift shop when embarking on a family trip to Disney World in 2013. It was a real wake-up call to admit how much I didn’t know about the financial considerations that would shape our future.

Along my journey, I consumed every bit of knowledge I could get my hands on. In 2018, I earned a full Veteran’s Scholarship to the American College of Financial Services through the Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs. I began the rigorous coursework for the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) curriculum. In 2020, I passed the Securities Industry Essentials and Series 65 exams leading to the ultimate achievement of passing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Exam and was awarded the CFP® Certification 2022.

My mission now is to serve you, to help you understand your financial situation, set clear goals for your future, and give you a well-marked path to help you get there. Whatever the goal, we can plan for that!

Elizabeth Plot, CFP®, ChFC®

About Elizabeth Plot, CFP®, ChFC®, AFC®, EA

Hi, I’m Liz and I’m a fee-only financial planner. I started Primas Financial Planning to help individuals make financial decisions they feel good about and be confident that those choices will prepare them for the future.

As the first in my family to graduate from college, I had to navigate a lot of firsts out of necessity, not choice. Like most of my clients, I didn’t learn about personal finance in school, and I’ve had to make decisions based on the information that was available to me. I’ve been fortunate to have accumulated knowledge through various sources. Some of my financial planning knowledge comes from school and work but a lot of lessons were learned from friends, family, my military community, and by making many, many mistakes. I recognize that not everyone is fortunate enough to have this wealth of knowledge at their fingertips and my goal with Primas FP is to help others have the same financial security and peace of mind.

I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Financial Consultant, Accredited Financial Counselor and Enrolled Agent. I’ve been working with clients for over 15 years helping them achieve their goals and build their wealth. First and foremost, I’m a fiduciary which means I’ll always put your interests first.

I’ve lived in 9 states and 4 countries and I’ll be joining you virtually from Maryland, but I work with clients all over the United States. When I’m not listening to financial planning podcasts and delighting my husband and daughters with tax lectures, you can find me hiking, kickboxing, trying not kill the plants in my garden and volunteering in my community.

I’m looking forward to hearing your life’s story. Let’s meet!

Eric Bruns, CFP®, AAMS®

About Eric Bruns, CFP®, AAMS®

Hi, I’m Eric, financial planner and founder of Vanir Wealth Strategies where I help real estate professionals turn their financial assumptions into facts.

I was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida. I graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and commissioned as a field artillery officer in the US Army. I had the opportunity to serve in diverse assignments from platoon to theater level headquarters – including multiple overseas tours to places such as Afghanistan, Korea and Dubai. After 10 years on active duty, I transferred to the Reserves and moved back to Palm Beach County with my family.

Prior to founding Vanir Wealth Strategies, I served as a financial advisor at Raymond James & Associates where I built and refined my process. In addition to serving my clients, I currently serves as a Major in the US Army Reserve and volunteer as a trustee on the Palm Beach Gardens Firefighters Pension Board.

I live with my wonderful wife Jinny, our daughter Evelyn, and our goofy yellow lab Dooly. I enjoy spending time with my family, coaching my daughter’s soccer team, motorsports, reading history, and donating my energy to Veteran causes.

Ross Cutler, CFP®, MBA

About Ross Cutler, CFP®, MBA, CTFA, ATFA

Ross Cutler is the founder of King Tide Advisors. Ross previously lead a Relationship Management team, responsible for over 150 million in client assets. He believes in focusing on client service – listening their concerns, developing their individual path forward, and helping them achieve success. Ross provides comprehensive financial planning through a personal approach with each client.

Ross is passionate about helping every client review their personal situation – this includes understanding their investment strategy, risk planning, estate planning, and tax planning.

Ross holds the CFP® – CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and holds an MBA in Finance. He stays active in the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

Read Ross’ blog here: https://www.kingtideadvisors.com/blog

Nicholas Rygiel, CFP®, Certified Digital Asset Advisor

About Nicholas Rygiel, CFP®, Certified Digital Asset Advisor

Nick graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering in 2004 (computer engineering and robotics). He served four years as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard the USS PORTER (DDG-78) and two years at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) in Dahlgren, VA as a Naval Liaison Officer and Management Analyst (supporting the Littoral Combat Ship and Unmanned Vehicles training programs). After he transitioned out of the Navy, he worked for Deloitte Consulting (Strategy & Operations) in Arlington, VA prior to joining Merrill in October 2011. At Merrill, he was a Senior Financial Advisor until July 2022, when he left to form his own Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm called Ironclad Financial.

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Lisa Mesquit, CFP®, CFA

About Lisa Mesquit, CFP®, CFA

I am the Founder and CEO of Soaring Investment Management LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm based in Portland Oregon. In my 15 years of corporate and individual finance experience, I have managed portfolios from $250 million to over $1 billion. After graduating Oklahoma Christian University cum laude with a BS in Finance, I earned my CFA and have been a Charterholder since 1998 and I added the CFP® designation in 2022.

My salt-of-the-earth upbringing in North Texas has certainly influenced my drive to bring professional money management to individual investors in an accessible and affordable way. My childhood took me from the suburbs of Dallas to the small town of Sanger where I learned to appreciate the beauty of a cow pasture, the majesty of a thunder storm and the fun of a good football game. I also learned that things aren’t always what they seem. Modest people might surreptitiously have substantial wealth, while flashy people might be “all hat and no horse.”

In addition to my upbringing, I have held a variety of positions that have helped shaped me into the advocate for financial prudence that I am today. It began with my first job post high school at a law office. It’s there that I observed the ramifications of a national real estate collapse, the savings and loan crisis, an oil bust, and bankrupt partnerships. Vacant office space propagated the landscape throughout my college years imprinting caution and warning of boom and bust business cycles in my mind.

My long-time internship with Stifel, Nicholas brokerage firm during college introduced me to the workings of a broker/dealer, the investment banking side of municipal bonds and the training of advisors. I learned how big an impact a good advisor can have.

Upon graduation, the exemplary team at MidFirst Bank welcomed me into their Treasury Department. I am forever grateful for the disciplined approach they ingrained in me. I learned about benchmark rates of return, asset pricing, interest rate risk, corporate budgeting, and mortgage-backed securities. Eventually, I was appointed the lead analyst of the bank’s bond portfolio and maintained the Wall Street relationships there.

Arriving at Gap, Inc during a time of a fashion-miss and in the midst of the dot com boom, I kept busy securing funding in the bond market as part of their International Treasury Department. I saw up close the affects of the business cycle and strategic decisions on the shareholders and employees. I also learned, although fun at times, Corporate America was not where I wanted to be. I opt for something more personal and relational.

These business cycles and money decisions affect us all. My childhood roots coupled with valuable professional experiences helped spark my desire for families and communities to experience the blessings of financial prudence. I love being able to provide accessible and affordable professional money management through Soaring Investment Management

Tim Hicks, CFP®

About Tim Hicks, CFP®

I started Hicks Financial Partners, LLC in order to provide fiduciary, fee-only financial planning and investment management.

I want to help you bring clarity to your financial well-being. I want to know your goals and priorities. I want to find out where you want to go; I call this your destination. I want to align your goals, priorities, and destination with your money.

My life experiences are a big part of what I bring to your table. I earned a Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University in 1999 and for 15 years worked as a Software Engineer and Software Architect for Fortune 500 companies. However, my interest was always in helping others and truly making a difference in their lives. I was not initially sure how to enter the Financial Services industry and act only as a Fiduciary but that was my one and only goal. After a couple of years struggling to find the right environment to truly serve clients, I am delighted that I found my home to always act in the best interest of our clients at all times and serve as a Fiduciary. In my opinion, that is the way it should always be when helping other with their finances but unfortunately many times that is not the case.

I live in Southern Pines, NC with my wife and three kids. We love to spend time as a family at our beach house in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and participate in sports activities and serve in our local church.

David Miller, CFP®

About David Miller, CFP®

David Miller, CFP®
Rule72 Financial
Potomac Falls, VA

CLIENT SPECIALTIES:
Business Owners, Charitable Giving, Retired Military & Veterans, High-Net worth, US Expatriates, SRI/ESG (Socially Responsible Investing/Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance)

QUICK BIO:
As a retired Air Force veteran and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I provide retired military and veterans ways to live their best lives financially, whether working with aging parents, inherited retirement accounts, charitable donor advised funds, or looking for responsible investing. I help business owners provide financial planning to their employees as a benefit. I provide asset management and serve as a personal consultant delivering tailored financial advice.

Scott Vance, CFP®, EA

About Scott Vance, CFP®, EA

I served in the Army for 22 years before retiring and pursuing a career in financial advising. As someone who has transitioned from the military to civilian life, I have personally worked through many military financial questions such as Thrift Savings plan questions, Military Retirement benefits, VA disability benefits, taxes on military retirement and survivor benefit plan. This experience inspired me to help people just like you navigate your way to a successful military retirement and financial life.

My specialty in taxes enables me to uncover military-specific savings that often go overlooked. As a fee-only, independent advisor, I pride myself on simplifying your life, not adding to it.