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Roger Shumaker
Roger Shumaker
President
Roger began his career with a large insurance company in 1987, and in 1993 became a Regional Manager. In 1996, realizing there had to be a better way of serving the financial need of his clients, Roger left his position to form a truly independent firm.

Roger is a SmartVestor Pro (recommended by Dave Ramsey), has appeared several times on KTKA 49 & PBS, has written numerous articles, and in 2002 began what has become the 'Retirement Team Radio' show as a public service. He holds the Series 7, 6, 63, and 65 securities and investment licenses, a life and health insurance license, and focuses primarily on helping clients create strategies to ensure they pay the least amount possible to thing like Uncle Sam, banks, insurance companies, and estate legal fees. By finding money that is needlessly falling through the cracks to such things, he's able to help maximize the income clients get in retirement as well as maximize their legacy and estate. Making sure as much as possible is redistributed away from these places and back to clients and what's important to them is his primary goal.
 
 
Ryan Shumaker
Ryan Shumaker
Chief Investment Strategist
Ryan joined the company after a stint as an Instructor of Macroeconomics at the University of Kansas, where he received a bachelor's degree in psychology as well as an advanced degree in economics, both with honors. He holds Series 7 and 66 securities and investment licenses as well as a life and health insurance license.

Ryan is a SmartVestor Pro (recommended by Dave Ramsey) and his focus is on assisting clients in maximizing their returns and income in retirement, while minimizing risk. He was a pioneer in bringing to everyday people the type of mechanical, emotion-fee, & mathematics based portfolios that have historically been reserved for only large institutions and the ultra wealthy by helping to develop the investment strategies known as FomulaFolios.

He is a firm believer in protecting clients' money, which is why it s mandatory that every single individual strategy that is combined together and used to construct a truly custom portfolio for each individual client has a move to safety feature in it above and beyond the second layer of protection offered by the revolutionary AssetLock system. Redundancy when it comes to safeguarding a client's nest egg to him is absolutely critical.
 
 
Kathy
Kathy Diehl
Client Services
Kathy has nearly three decades of experience in the investment and securities industry where she was previously both an examiner of investment advisors as well as a supervisor of examiners. Given that she likely could have worked for just about any other firm in the industry when she retired from the State of Kansas SEC, and chose to join our team, we believe says a lot about how we do business and the level of service we give our clients.

At our firm she is integral to the processing of accounts, application, transfer, distributions and compliance. Her aspiration is to simplify, organize and make things as straightforward, easy, and seamless as possible for our clients.

 
 
Susan Shumaker
Susan Shumaker
Head of Tax Preparation
Susan heads up a team of tax professionals at our firm. She has over a decade of experience in tax preparation and works closely with other members of our firm to ensure clients maximize their wealth through advanced, strategic tax planning. Because it is not what you, but what you keep that matters when it comes to investing and effective wealth management, we feel having an in-house tax department is critical.  
 
Susan Shumaker
Carrie Halupa
Client Services
Carrie is our point person for client service and acts as our events coordinator. She's responsible for putting together our team's public appearances, client retirement parties, and other client appreciation events such as our popular Antique's Roadshow. Her objective is to provide exceptional service to all of our clients.