Ryan Townsley, CFP®

About Ryan Townsley, CFP®

I got into this business to help people, and I started my own firm so I could do a better job helping them. I love what I do, and put my heart and soul into serving my clients as if they were my own family. My firm specializes specialize in helping Engineering, Science, and Energy professionals who are analytical, love details, and have higher standards and expectations for their financial advisor. I am a fee-only, fiduciary, and comprehensive financial planner who is truly looking forward to the opportunity to help you and your family. I am a Navy Veteran, husband of 18 years, and father to a wonderful daughter.

Brendan Dooley, CFP®, CRPC®

About Brendan Dooley, CFP®, CRPC®

You have worked your tail off to establish yourself and are looking for some help with the growing complexity of your financial situation. You’ve probably had a few jobs by now, a few different retirement plans, and maybe you’re staring at a growing checking or savings account that you know you should do “something” with, but just aren’t sure where to start. Or, you’re still looking at student loan balances and wondering when they will ever be gone.

Traditional financial advice has exclusively catered to older people with large nest eggs to manage (read: bill), leaving younger people with water cooler advice and whatever Google suggests. Or, worse yet, they’ve had to get a financial plan from an insurance agent that just wants to sell them life insurance. Eek.

All of this is crazy to think about. Younger people make a tremendous amount of financial decisions that ultimately lay the foundation for the rest of their financial lives, and yet they won’t see the impact of most of their decisions for decades. Marriage, family, moving, buying cars, new jobs, retirement plan selections, and on and on. All of these decisions have financial impacts

I worked for large national firms that encouraged us to work with clients that had the most money. Over time, I found I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I enjoyed working with younger clients. I wanted to hear about new jobs, new houses, babies, etc. I found that I just really preferred to help younger clients make great financial decisions in alignment with what’s important to them and that’s why I started Meaningful Wealth Management LLC. My clients don’t think of their money as a balance, but rather what it can do for them. Maybe it’s a certain trip every year, or a certain trip every year when they stop working. Or, maybe it’s retiring earlier than their parents did. Perhaps it’s an addition to their home so Mom doesn’t ever have to be far away. Whatever it is, let’s build a financial plan to help you accomplish the goals that are meaningful to you.

It’s no accident most of my bio was spent talking about you! That’s what’s important, after all. But, since you’re here to check me out…I’m a CFP® practitioner, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, and a fee-only, fiduciary financial planner that specializes in Gen X and Gen Y. I also specialize in the employees of Merck and helping them make the most of their benefits. I leverage technology to meet clients wherever they are (at home in PJ’s is fine!) and use it to make their financial planning experience enjoyable. I’m a “dog person,” and I genuinely love financial planning. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Scott Draper, CFP®, CPA

About Scott Draper, CFP®, CPA

Scott has had an interest in finance and investing ever since his first job delivering newspapers when he was eleven years old. He grew up in the home of a physician and scientist, studied finance and accounting and worked in Silicon Valley for a few years. After all these experiences, he has settled into the profession he always envisioned.

He works with individuals and families in the medical, scientific and technology fields to understand their financial goals and dreams and develop a uniquely tailored financial plan. He strives to remove the pain points in his clients’ financial lives, increase their confidence about the future and reduce the costs associated with their financial decisions. He loves the opportunity to provide this service.

Scott is married and has four children. He enjoys music, along with his wife and daughter, and can sometimes be found building LEGOs with his three sons. He has also lived and traveled various places in the world and loves learning about history and culture.