Your Team


Edward Dare III, CLU, ChFC, CLTC
President & CEO
Eric Dare, CFP®
Executive Vice President

Executive Support

Courtney Schmittle
Chief of Staff
Tessa Schultz
Executive Administrator

Office Support

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Kayla McLain
Front Office Coordinator
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Kimberli Fleck, Esquire
Senior Vice President &
General Counsel
Robert Pfahl
Senior Compliance Associate 
Ben Payne
Compliance Associate
Sarah Mitrotz
Compliance Specialist

Finance & Accounting

Dawn Kay
Vice President, Finance
Mary Fogle
Compensation Manager

Risk Management

Ariel Watson*
Risk Management Case Manager
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Tammy Vratarich
Relationship Case Manager

Information Technology

Ron Lutz
Director, Technology
Eric Russell
IT Help Desk Technician

*Employees are not affiliated or registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. Any information provided by them is in no way related to Cetera Advisor Networks LLC or its registered representatives.

Edward Dare, Eric Dare, Kimberli Fleck, Mary Fogle, Sarah Mitrotz, Ben Payne, & Robert Pfahl are Registered Representatives with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.

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