Wealth Advisors

Michael Van Sant

Michael Van Sant

Advisor, CFP®

Michael began his investment career in California in 1995 after graduating from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in International Business. He became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in 2005.

Lowell Parker

Lowell Parker

Advisor, CFP®

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Lowell graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He focuses on retirement income and goal-based planning for successful physicians and their families.

Tyler Bartlett

Tyler Bartlett

Advisor, ChFC®, CFP®

Tyler is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). He has been working with clients as an advisor for over 15 years, and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Seattle Pacific University

Hannah Ahmed

Hannah Ahmed

Advisor, CFP®

Hannah is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and graduate of Harvard University, where she studied English and Environmental Science. Prior to joining Merriman, she was an Investment Counselor at Fisher Investments.

Geoff Curran

Geoff Curran

Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Originally from Kansas City, Geoff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFA charterholder. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a degree in business administration and a minor in accounting.

David Martin

David Martin

Advisor

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Dave prides himself on providing the highest level of service and investment advice to our clients. Additionally, Dave leads our strategic business development efforts.

Mark Metcalf

Advisor, CFP®

Mark, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in business administration, and has over 20 years in the financial services industry.

Jermey Burger

Lisa Burke

Advisor

Lisa began her career in the financial industry in 1989. She received her BA in Economics from Gonzaga University in 2001 and holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Phuc Dang

Phuc Dang

Advisor, CPA, CFP®

Phuc was born in Thailand but has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CPA, and draws on these different disciplines to help his clients achieve their financial goals

Paresh Kamdar

Paresh Kamdar

Advisor, CFP®
Paresh is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University. He joined our firm after being a financial consultant with Charles Schwab for six years.
Cheryl Curran

Cheryl Curran

Advisor, CFP®

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Cheryl joined Merriman in 1993 after graduating from the University of Washington, and was the first advisor outside of the Merriman family.

Eric Jonson

Eric Jonson

Advisor, CFP®

Eric, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business administration. Eric has over 22 years of financial services experience.

Aaron Spencer

Aaron Spencer

Advisor, CFP®

Aaron is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ who came to us from U.S. Bancorp. He graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor’s degrees in economics and Germanics.

Associate Advisors

Chris Waclawik

Chris Waclawik

Senior Associate Advisor, CFP®

Chris is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and is a graduate of Missouri State University. Prior to joining Merriman, he was a tax advisor and office manager for H&R Block. He also worked as a financial counselor for the U.S. Army in South Korea.

Frank McLaughlin

Frank McLaughlin

Associate Advisor, CFP®

Frank joined the Merriman team in 2013 as a fresh college graduate. Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Frank obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Washington State University.

Lindsey Hurt

Lindsey Hurt

Associate Advisor

Lindsey joined the Merriman team in May 2014. Lindsey grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance.

Mimi Solomon

Mimi Solomon

Associate Advisor

Mimi joined our team as a member of our Client Services team in 2015, and became an Associate Advisor in 2016. Mimi graduated from Whitman College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in History.

Mimi Solomon

Alan Hensley

Associate Advisor

Alan joined the Merriman team in February 2016 after working as a Financial Advisor with LPL Financial in a Seattle credit union. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Wealth Enhancement

Producing returns to meet goals while staying within specific risk targets and minimizing tax impact

Wealth Transfer

Facilitating the tax-efficient transfer of assets from one generation to the next

Wealth Protection

Ensuring your assets are protected from unforseeable outside risk and concerns

Charitable Giving

Helping to maximize your charitable efforts and make the biggest possible impact

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