Who We Are

You may not be able to choose your family, but we handpicked ours.

Is the queen of packing light and lords it over others
Was hugged by Bono and is not over it yet
Once ate nothing but papayas for a whole week
Has a thing for ducks and used to have a pet one

Laura Tarbox, CFP®

Founder and CEO

Worked every station at McDonald's
Wasn’t even cool when he rode a motorcycle in college
Buys a pastry and coffee from Rose's Bakery daily
Refuses to live farther north than Southern California

Mike Nozzarella, CFP®

Chief Investment Officer

Is testing the theory that M&Ms are perfect pre-workout supplement
Still likes to color with crayons
Picked over 15,000 pounds of blueberries in one summer
Wore wooden shoes and danced Klompen every spring in high school

Mary Sigler, CFA

Chief Operating Officer

Retirement goal is lots of land and lots of dogs
90% of his wardrobe is white t-shirts and jeans
Only drives Jeeps
Passionate about Tiki Bars

Alfonso Rodriguez, CFA

Director of Investments

Received a high five from Tim McGraw
Thinks pastel M&M’s taste better than the traditional ones
Hidden talent – professional gift wrapper
Loves to be by the water, not on the water

Erin Itkoe, CPA, CFP®

Director of Financial Planning

Was part of the "Pink Ladies"
Is a tri-citizen
Loves to organize
Got stung by a bee on her tongue once

Natalie Banasiak

Director of Client Services

Enjoys creating sentimental and thought-provoking haikus
Loves to tell good dad jokes
Has been playing the drums since he was ten
Joined a bowling league in middle school

Trevor Scheid, CFP®

Wealth Planner

Is a big history buff
Played the bass in high school
Loves to tinker with machines
Has an irrational love of watermelon

James Coons, CPA

Tax Advisor

Shareholder of the Green Bay Packers
Cal Poly Male Athlete of the year (2010)
Homebrew beer expert
Owner of a Will Ferrell-signed cowbell

Brian Romag

Operations Specialist

Is Executive Director of the Laguna Dance Festival
Does not own a pet but dogsits for friends
Started an annual hiking group over 12 years ago and they are still trekking
Was a lifeguard in college

Joy Dittberner

Fiduciary Administrator

Always saves the day
A man of few words
Everyone’s favorite
A complete mystery to all


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