Our Team

Robert Kelsey, Chief Investment Officer

Robert B. Kelsey holds an MBA from California Lutheran University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut.  He is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado.  He has been active in the financial services industry since 1990.

Mr. Kelsey has received several production awards from his prior broker-dealer, Financial West Goup of Westlake Village, California.  His proposal to revamp the Social Security system took honors in the firm's "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union" competition, and he has contributed past articles to FWG's company publication, "The Red Herring."

Mr. Kelsey is an active supporter of the Manna Food Bank in Thousand Oaks, California.  In the past, he was involved in local school programs through the PTA.  An ardent golfer, (if flawed) he lives with his wife in Brentwood, (northern) California.



Steve Hoppel, Chief Executive Officer | Chief Compliance Officer

Steven E. Hoppel holds a B.A. in Political Science from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.  Mr. Hoppel's professional career in the financial industry began in 2004.  
Mr. Hoppel's focus in the industry began in operations and transitioned through compliance, trading, branch management and asset management.  Mr. Hoppel holds a California life, health & variable insurance license #0L44233.
Mr. Hoppel has successfully operated as an employee in the industry for over 10 years and aspires to have a long and successful career as a director, partner and owner of this independent registered investment advisory firm.
Mr. Hoppel previously served as the Vice President of the Moorpark Highlands Home Owner's Association.  His responsibilities included supporting the President of the HOA in managing the area's landscaping and watering needs.   

Mr. Hoppel currently volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Moorpark, is the incoming 2017-2018 President and serves as Chair and Co-Chair of several committees.  He is charged with running such events and raising funds for the non-profit group in support of the well-being of children locally and around the world.  

He and his wife Jennifer, and two young daughters Charlie and Andi reside in Moorpark, California.


Jeff Alstot, Trading Manager

Jeffrey M. Alstot holds B.A. in Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.  Mr. Alstot's professional career in the financial industry began in 2010.

Mr. Alstot's focus in the industry began in operations/transfers, transitioned to account lead/advisory support and as so far culminated in equity trading.

Mr. Alstot has successfully operated as an employee in the industry for nearly 10 years and aspires to have a long and successful career as an employee of a growing registered investment advisory firm.

Mr. Alstot enjoys volunteering with the young groups at his church.  He also has a great passion for basketball and baseball, continuing to play pickup games and adult sports leagues.

He will be getting married in the fall of 2018.  He and his new wife Jordan will reside in Camarillo, California.


Kiel Holmes, Investment Adviser Representative
Kiel S. Homes holds a B.A. in English from California State University - Northridge in Northridge, CA.  Mr. Holmes' professional career in the financial industry began in 2013.  
Mr. Holmes' focus in the industry has been as an investment advisor representative assiting his clients in achieving thier financial goals.
Mr. Holmes has successfully operated as an investment advisory representative in the industry for nearly four years and aspires to have a long and successful career with our firm.
Mr. Holmes is an avid Cubs fan with a lifelong passion for baseball.  He previously coached high school baseball throughout the greater Los Angeles area.  Additionally and interestingly, Mr. Holmes has worked as a voice-over actor in Los Angeles since he was a youngster in 1992.
He and his wife Jennifer, reside in Los Angeles, California.



Annette Gallo, Executive Assistant

Annette Gallo holds a B.A. in Theater from UCLA in Los Angeles, California.  Ms. Gallo's professional career in the industry begain in 2014.

Ms. Gallo is an essetial asset to the firm, providing the day-to-day operational support to all the advisors.  She provides additional assistance to clients in order to maintain the highest level of service.

Ms. Gallo has also successfully operated as an independent salon professional for over 30 years.

Ms. Gallo has two grown children and resides in Westlake Village, California.





Each of our financial advisors and all our staff have extensive personal and professional experience within the industry.

We are dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all our clients. We believe in helping you assess your financial goals and participate in the management of your finances.

One of the benefits of working with us is our ability to provide clear, easily understood explanations of financial products and services. The personalized program that we can provide is a roadmap to working toward a more secure financial future.

We're looking forward to using our expertise to help you pursue your financial goals!