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At My firm, I have a holistic wealth management strategy

My reason for becoming a financial professional are deeply personal.  After years in the corporate accounting and finance world, I experienced a divorce when my son was very young.  My goal was to be available for him when I had custody of him and not to put him in daycare.  An old friend introduced me to his manager at his wealth management firm and my journey began.  I am confident that with my understanding of personal finance, coupled with my training as a financial professional, I can help people better prepare for the future.  After years in the business, I have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. I feel a commitment to women who have experienced a divorce or death, in helping them feel more in control of their finances and more confident in their financial future.

I Specialize In Working With Women Post Divorce And With Women Who Have Lost Their Spouse.

Divorce is a stressful experience and for many women the stress continues after the divorce is final.  Many women have not been involved in managing the family finances and it can feel very scary to be taking responsibility and control over their finances.  Women want to make good decisions with the money they receive as a result of a divorce or death.  I work with women to prepare a financial plan that is tailored to their new life, needs, goals and possible supplemental income needs.  Women who have lost a spouse, commonly have a similar financial situation as those women who have experienced a divorce.         

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Over the years, I have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world.  I invite you to discover and experience the power of our services.  I have access to a  diverse group of financial experts through my broker dealer, that allows me to provide information and resources for my clients varying needs.

No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.

Dawn Strachan, CDFA®, RLP®, RICP®

Personal Wealth Advisor


I have been working with individuals and couples since 2001.

I am dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of my clients. I believe in helping you assess your financial goals and participate in the management of your finances.

One of the benefits of working with me is my ability to provide clear, easily understood explanations of financial products and services. The personalized program that I can provide is a roadmap to working toward a more confident financial future.

Dawn earned her B.S. in Accounting and in Finance at the Callifornia State University of Long Beach.  Dawn earned her Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) designation in June, 2019. Dawn earned her Series 7 and 66 in 2001 and has been insuranced licensed since 2001.

I am looking forward to using my knowledge to help you pursue your financial goals.

Maria Martinez, CRTP, RTRP, RLP®

Client Services Manager


Maria earned her B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting.  She has also earned her tax license.

Maria has been with my firm since 2019.  She has been in the client services, tax and financial services industries since 2015.  Maria handles all client needs and enjoys the relationships she builds with our clients.

Client Centered

Client Centered

Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

Me and my team have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.