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Luke is a purpose-driven Investment Advisor Representative with a passion for understanding the unique circumstances, needs, and goals of his clients. Through tailored strategic planning, he provides personalized guidance while accompanying his clients on their journey toward lasting financial peace.
Luke also serves internally as the firm’s Compliance Officer, and has his Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law registration. In 2013, he graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Master in Business Administration (MBA) where he also received the Outstanding MBA Student of the Year Award. Prior to joining Phillips Financial Advisors, Luke spent nearly a decade specializing in continuous improvement where he spearheaded multi-million-dollar global business process transformation projects, primarily for finance and supply chain. When he’s not in the office or spending time with his wife Victoria, Luke enjoys rock climbing, learning new languages, and writing music.
Johnny works closely with his clients to develop a deep understanding of their needs. He takes the time to learn about their families, businesses and goals for the future. Johnny graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 with a BA in Strategic Communications. Johnny has his Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor Law registration. Johnny left his role as a Finance Manager in Ohio and moved his family to Florida in 2022 to join Phillips Financial Advisors. When he’s not working with clients, he loves going on adventures with his wife and 2 kids. Making memories with his family has always been a priority of his. In his down time, he enjoys reading, music and being outside.
Amy has been in the Insurance and Real Estate business for over 15 years. Amy enjoys working with people and helping individuals reach their goals. She enjoys supporting and working with a team that makes a difference in peoples lives. As an executive assistant Amy assists with making sure the office runs smoothly. Amy has a bachelor and master’s degree from Clarion University as well as a real estate and insurance license. In her free time she loves spending time and eating with her Italian family. Her daughter Ashton is in law school, and she tries to spend as much time with her as she can.
Kara is the executive assistant for Phillips Financial Advisors.
Kara is also a securities registered representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC and enjoys building relationships with advisors and helping them accomplish their financial goals.
A native of Lawrence, Kara and her husband Troy, have two boys, Tyler and Chase. When not at a football field or baseball diamond they enjoy camping, boating, and off-roading in South Dakota and the mountains of Colorado.
Tammy has been in the financial planning industry since 2003. As our Head of Training and Operations Administrator, Tammy works with our Investment Committee to assist with trading and auditing all actively managed accounts at Phillips Financial Advisors.
A Kansas City native, Tammy is a proud Air Force wife, currently stationed in New Mexico. When not at work, Tammy supports her local community as the Treasurer of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Eastern New Mexico as well as co-founding a church in Clovis, NM where she serves as both Vice-President and Treasurer.
Karey is responsible for ensuring that all advisors and staff stay within compliance of all federal, state, and FINRA rules and regulations. Karey serves as the Chief Compliance Officer of Phillips Financial Advisors. Licensed to sell life insurance, she is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, a designation earned from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™. We keep Karey pretty busy.
When not at work, Karey serves on the board for Just Food; the food bank in Douglas County, supplying more than 40 partner agencies with food donated from community drives.
Victoria has been an advisor on the hybrid-RIA platform since 2005 and works with a wide array of clients that range from university presidents to Hollywood celebrities. An Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and a Certified Financial Planner®, she is also a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder. This designation serves to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence.
Along with serving her clients, she leads our Investment Committee to plot our approach to asset management. She also performs stock market analysis for investment strategies and is in charge of the securities trading component of our company.
Victoria is a 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree* by InvestmentNews, the leading news source for financial advisers. The 40 Under 40 project is designed to reveal top young professionals who do remarkable work in the financial industry. To be considered, she met their four criteria of accomplishment, contribution, leadership, and promise.
She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Associated Press, US News & World Report, ABC News, Fox Business News, Inc.com, the Washington Post, and other top publications about work-life balance as the CEO of a multi-million dollar business and being a working mom.
She and her husband Luke keep active with their two children.
As the Administrative Assistant, Jessica specializes in client engagement, scheduling, and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art Education from Bowling Green State University. Jessica is an artist who specializes in abstract paintings. Several of her artworks are on display in the office.
Sixto Velasco is an associate with Phillips Financial Advisors, and is currently pursuing his financial licenses while assisting James in portfolio design and office management. Sixto graduated from the University of West Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2015. Sixto earned a baseball scholarship and was part of the College Baseball National Championship team in 2011. He is originally from Venezuela, but migrated to Florida in 2000 where he has spent the last 18 years of his life. Having grown up without financial stability, Sixto has experienced the benefits of good financial stewardship and wants to give that gift to the people he comes in contact with. Sixto and his wife Jordan are looking forward to the birth of their first child soon.
Garth is a veteran of the US Air Force, a native of Louisiana and a graduate of Berea College. In 2008, he began his financial services career as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. In 2014, Garth became an Independent Advisor to better serve his clients. He holds his Series 7 and Series 66 securities registrations. He is also licensed for life insurance and annuity products. Garth has been married to Katie for 21 years and has twin daughters, Anna and Lily. He is involved in his community and has served on the Building Advisory and Financial Advisory committees for the Lee County School Board. He is a member of Kiwanis and serves as a vestry member at his church. In his free time, Garth enjoys boating, fishing and spending time with family and friends.