READING, PA — April 1, 2019 — Good Life announces a new partnership with Firenze Wealth Management, a Portland, OR-based private practice with over 50 years of combined experience in …
Founding Owners, Carrie Mullins and Sara Tanner developed their vision for Firenze Wealth Management on a trip to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy. The concepts of combining math, art, science, literature and physical health provided the backdrop of creating an entirely independent and holistic financial services firm. At Firenze Wealth Management our core values are evident in the work we have done throughout our combined almost 90 years of experience. Our commitment to our clients is to provide honest, thoughtful care that will stand as the cornerstone to their financial growth and security.
Meet The Team
- Carrie MullinsCEO, Wealth Advisor
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” - Henry David Thoreau
Carrie Mullins is an experienced and knowledgeable financial advisor, ready to work with you to ensure you and your family’s financial future. After 24 years working with a Wall Street-based firm and a continued desire to bring a focused culture of service to her clients, Carrie and her long-time business associate, Sara Tanner, made the decision to start their own financial services firm, Firenze Wealth Management. As a financial planner, Carrie’s main goal is to help you make well-informed decisions on what types of investments are right for you in order to pursue your desired plans for the future. She also emphasizes the need to adjust investment plans as your goals and needs change. Carrie has worked with hundreds of clients, helping them to develop personalized strategies they can use to attain their financial goals. Her successful career is the result of hard work and an unwavering commitment to delivering quality service to all her clients. Carrie will always listen to your concerns and treat your financial goals with the same care and interest that she devotes to her own.
Carrie and her high school sweetheart, Dane, have been married for 22 years and are the proud parents of three teenage sons. She is dedicated to the needs of her clients, but also placing a priority on taking care of the needs of her family. Helping families like hers work toward their financial dreams is one of her favorite aspects of her career. Carrie is also passionate about giving back to her community. She has served on the board of the Sherwood Education Foundation for the last five years and has found it incredibly rewarding to help enrich the quality of education in the Sherwood School District, through the fundraising efforts of the SEF.
Carrie is looking forward to continuing to cultivate her existing client relationships in the years to come, along with welcoming new clients to Firenze Wealth Management!
- Sara TannerPresident, Wealth Advisor
With 26 years in the Financial Services Industry, Sara Tanner is an experienced and knowledgeable financial advisor, ready to address your individual needs, goals and dreams. Sara grew up on a dairy farm in Brownsmead, Oregon where she learned the values of hard work, integrity and perseverance from her immigrant father and native Oregonian mother. Sara’s parents left an indelible mark on her as to the value of all people, the power of finding the positive and the endurance that leads us through difficult times. With this foundation of both steadfastness and ingenuity in volatile times, Sara and her business partner, Carrie Mullins, have launched Firenze Wealth Management to provide truly independent financial care and guidance to their clients.
Having relationships with over 1,200 households and businesses has given Sara the expertise on how to address changing needs over one’s lifetime. Working with multiple generations of her client’s families, she has learned to address and manage your needs from beginning to end, in addition to planning for estate transfer. Working in conjunction with your other financial and estate planning professionals, such as your CPA and Attorney, Sara can help you craft a plan for the life abundant, for yourself and generations to come. The holistic method of planning includes all aspects of your financial life.
Believing strongly in community building, Sara has served for over 20 years on the Knappa Schools Foundation Board. It is this passion for helping others that continues to drive both her professional and personal goals. She and her husband, Brent both enjoy being a part of something greater. Brent has coached their children in all of their sporting endeavors, in addition to serving on Boards to make teams sports available for all kids. Their children, Jacquelyn and Jake, keep them busy, engaged and hopeful for the future. As a family, they love to travel the world to explore old roots and discover new ones.
Sara would love to engage with you on building your life abundant!
- Susan PerryWealth Advisor
Sue’s passion is helping others pursue their financial goals and objectives. She believes that a successful financial strategy not only creates wealth, it also protects it for future generations. With over 30 years in the financial services industry, she feels privileged to share her knowledge and experience with people looking to better understand their own finances. Whether it's meeting with a young person just starting their journey, couples in their mid-life years or post-retirement. Sue works closely with clients to develop a plan that encompasses all life stages.
An Alumni of Linfield College, McMinnville, OR, with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She holds the Series 6, 63 and 65 Securities registrations through LPL Financial.
Originally from Corvallis, Oregon, she resides in Lake Oswego, OR. Her son Michael attends the University of Oregon. She enjoys spending time with family, showing her Paint horse “Taz” regionally, wine tasting with friends, relaxing in Central Oregon and traveling abroad.
- Sierra SwiDrakWealth Advisor
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin
These are words that Sierra SwiDrak holds as the foundation of her practice. She is passionate about increasing financial literacy in the community and embodies an educational, hands-on approach with her clients. She believes that the more clients understand for themselves, the bigger of an impact it will have on the longevity of their financial success.
Helping her clients build a customized financial plan is only the first step to truly creating financial freedom and security for her clients. Sierra believes that developing a comprehensive strategy to handle the different risks that might be thrown your way and making sure your plan is adaptable to your everchanging landscape is the best way to secure the future that you dream of. Additionally, she holds the implementation of the plan as the most crucial, yet often ignored, part of the process and regards continued education and ongoing support and guidance as the key to helping her clients succeed.
Sierra graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Finance and Psychology, planning to go into counseling as she wanted the opportunity to make an impactful difference in people's lives. She has an extensive background creating advanced retirement plans, specifically those involving PERS and FERS retirement. She thrives from solving complicated cases and has a genuine desire to make sure no stone is left unturned. She enjoys hosting different educational seminars, including topics on Medicare, Social Security, Creating Distribution Plans, and Tax Planning in retirement. She holds her Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 registrations through LPL Financial, and is licensed to sell life, health and long-term care insurance.
Originally from Bend, Oregon, Sierra now lives in the heart of the Pearl District in Portland. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends and family, exploring the Pacific North West. She also loves to travel and like most Bendites, enjoys hiking, boating and spending time outdoors.
- Davis SiligaWealth Advisor
Davis Siliga’s practice can be described with one keyword, collaboration. He believes that the most successful wealth management strategies are built around the client, catering to their specific needs, concerns, and goals. He understands that it is the client who is ultimately in the driver’s seat and his role is to provide the best education, guidance, and framework to help them make the best decisions for their family. After getting to know his clients, he works with them to create a comprehensive, in-depth financial plan. This process is carried out with a focus on educating his clients on:
1) The merits of investing for the long term and understanding market risk
2) Planning for the best- and worst-case scenarios
3) Managing retirement distribution strategies to support clients’ desired lifestyles
Davis will also collaborate with his client’s tax professional, estate attorney, human resources department, etc. to build a truly holistic plan that gives his client’s the best chance of accomplishing their goals. He prides himself in ongoing service and communication with his clients so that their plan is consistently updated to adapt to life’s many transitions.
Davis’ client base primarily consists of small business owners, State of Oregon employees, and healthcare professionals. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology. He currently holds the series 6,7, 63 and 65 registrations through LPL Financial.
Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Davis now resides in Beaverton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
- Kalin RooneyFinancial Representative
Kalin is passionate about cultivating long-term relationships with her clients. She believes that maintaining a sound financial plan requires open and continued communication, together with compassionate guidance. Kalin takes the time to learn each person’s unique situation while supporting them to clearly identify their challenges and their goals.
A true big picture strategist, Kalin creates an individualized plan to match the needs of each client. She crafts these comprehensive plans incorporating the flexibility to adapt as clients’ needs and the financial world changes. Overcoming life’s curveballs in a solution-focused approach is Kalin’s specialty. She thrives on educating clients to eliminate fears around money, budgeting and investing. She wants her clients to feel confident and excited about the financial future they are developing, rather than apprehensive or discouraged. She helps clients actualize the future they dream of for themselves and their families.
Kalin graduated from Lewis and Clark College with an Economics degree and a personal focus toward improving financial literacy in our nation. That passion has translated into educational workshops throughout Oregon on topics such as Retirement Planning, PERS, Social Security and Medicare. Kalin has worked extensively with PERS retirees, as well as local small business owners, but she is certainly open to assisting anyone who wants to take charge of their finances. She holds her Series 6 and 63 registrations through LPL Financial and is licensed to sell life insurance.
Growing up in the Portland Area, Kalin has always enjoyed adventuring throughout the Northwest with her family and friends. Outside of working with clients, she can be found coaching young athletes, playing sports and spending time outdoors. Kalin also loves sharing new experiences and her passion of traveling abroad with loved ones.
- Steven MahoneyClient Care Specialist
Steven Mahoney started his career in the Financial Services Industry in 2006. He has worked with Carrie Mullins since 2011. Steven enjoys working for the Firenze Wealth Management team to help clients invest and save for their future. Steven and his wife have two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys reading and watching baseball.
- Ellie HigbeeClient Care Specialist
Ellie is new to the financial world. She is excited for the chance to work with Firenze Wealth Management. She has several years of experience working in different customer service industries and is looking forward for the new opportunity to continue learning and growing in the financial world. She is excited to meet and work with clients to help create a financial plan that fits their family’s needs and has a passion for building relationships with new and established clients.
Ellie went to George Fox University, where she received a degree in History. She is originally from Seattle, Washington. She has a passion for helping people, going wine tasting in the Willamette Valley with friends, and crocheting on the weekends while watching a good movie.
- Miranda OlsonClient Care Specialist
Miranda is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and takes pride in supporting Sierra SwiDrak by working behind the scenes to help clients work toward their goals. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She currently holds the series 6 and series 63 registrations held through LPL Financial
Originally from Hood River, Miranda now lives in Lake Oswego. On her free time, she loves spending time with friends, staying active outdoors, and volunteering at the Oregon Humane Society.
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