Our Firm

We work with executives and professionals who have complex financial lives and little time or ability to manage them.  We help clients who want more than a financial advisor. They want someone who can improve the impact of money in their lives. Our approach is non-traditional and liberating.

We bring 20+ years of experience to our planning, investment management and life coaching to clients.  Our practice is intentionally limited so that we can live our own dream of delivering the highest level of work to engaged clients while also allowing some time for fun.

Click here to learn more about our Wealth Confidence™ System or here to understand How Compensation Works.

Our Work

Fiduciary Management

It is All About You.

When we work with clients, we work only as a fiduciary.  This means we must do what we think is best for the client.  Your needs come before any needs or values of our own. It also means that we’re independent – not tied to one way to manage money or any particular investment manager.  We can truly bring our best thinking to clients.

Each client has an investment plan tailored to their individual goals, aspirations and risk tolerance.   We then maximize client resources by implementing their plan with world class investments.  Next we monitor the investment plan and other available investment opportunities so we can continue to bring forward our best work. All arrangements are flexible to keep up with an evolving investment landscape and clients’ changing lives.

Wealth Confidence

A multi-phased approach

We developed The Wealth Confidence™ System based on our years of helping wonderful clients through the financial and investment process.  Our clients have shared that the experience is relaxing and engaging. We go through this process at the client’s pace to review items such as investment management, debt management, estate planning, asset protection, and disability and income planning.

Most clients find it helpful to prioritize and take on one or two planning items each quarter. They enjoy seeing the progress they have made and develop confidence in their financial lives.

How Compensation Works

A Straight Forward Process

When we meet new perspective clients, they are often curious about how we get paid.  First, we are fee only investment advisors which means we are paid fees for services provided.  We do not accept commissions or have any other source of compensation or revenue sharing. Second, should we work together, all fees are disclosed in our investment management agreement.  These fees are transparent which means you can see them deducted from your investment account. There is never any guesswork as to how much we are being paid which you can then weigh against the value you are receiving.

We have one combined fee for planning and fiduciary investment management services. Our minimum relationship size is one million.   For clients with investment assets between one and three million our fee is 1% a year. For clients with three million or more our fee is .85%.  Further reductions are available for larger households. These fees are pro-rated and taken quarterly from the investment accounts and there are no additional fees for planning.  Client investment reports show performance after fees so clients understand the real return they are receiving.

That’s all there is to it.

Thriving Retirement Plan

Steph’s Story

My parents married young and, typical for the time, my dad went to work and college and my mom stayed home and raised the kids.  At the time my mom thought that was a pretty good gig, but by the time I came along, as the last of 5 children, my mom had decided that being financially dependent on someone else was a disadvantage to her.  Because of this, she raised me to get a good education and to become financially self-sufficient.  My dad was the son of Italian immigrants, earned advanced degrees, and loved being a chemist until the day he retired.

Inspired by both of them, I worked throughout high school and college and earned degrees in both Finance and English.  I started my career in private banking. In order to become financially more secure and to learn from bright minds, I went to work for a Fortune 100 financial firm. There I got to see the financial world from behind the Wizard’s curtain and I obtained some of the industry’s highest regarded certifications including Certified Financial Planner®, Chartered Life Underwriter®, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®. Later I also became a Certified Private Wealth Advisor®and a Retirement Manager AdvisorSM.

After the Fortune 100 firm, I returned to personal advising, advancing to run the wealth management shop for a large regional accounting and consulting firm. I learned the value of working in collaboration with all of a client’s advisors.  After a while, I came to understand that we weren’t fully serving our clients in the best way that we could.  We created great financial and investment plans and in the end our clients had more money, but many of them were less happy.  I made the decision to increase the scope of my work to help my clients uncover the things that mattered most to them: goals they either didn’t know were there or didn’t know where to begin. We call this life planning which we combine with more expected financial and investment planning.

In our family, our life plan has brought us to Seattle where my husband Steve de Beer serves as the head of Westside School.  I split my time between Denver and Seattle and I am honored to have a practice where I am not constrained by the solutions I offer or the services I provide.  I work mostly with executives and professionals or those who once were. Hard working folks like us who want their money to make a difference in their lives.  Like my dad, I love the work that I do.  I honor my mom by serving as board chair of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado and I look forward to contributing to the Seattle community as well. Steve and I are lucky to have two smart and accomplished daughters, Emma and Leah, who are both college students and three lovable dogs.

See Steph’s education and designations here.

Our Team

Ginny West

Ginny has served advisors and clients at various financial firms for 20 years.  As owner of West Enterprise LLC, she has worked as a financial advisor and long term care specialist.   She has an in-depth understanding of investments and risk management and is Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC).   She received her BS is in Business Administration from CU-Denver.

Her role with Sea to Peak Financial Advisors is providing stellar client support and insurance planning.

Her interests include bicycle commuting, alternative transportation, Masters swimming and volunteering as an English instructor for students of other languages.

Jennifer Lamson

Jennifer has served as a curator of care for more than 20 years in various industries.  Most recently she managed client operations and compliance at a Denver financial advisory firm.  Jennifer provides the highest quality of care to clients and the utmost in attention to detail.  At Sea to Peak, Jennifer is in charge of handling and expediting client requests. Jennifer graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with further study in accounting.

In her spare time Jennifer loves to garden, cook delicious food from that garden and spend time with her two amazing daughters.

Dynamic Wealth Advisors

The Big Firm Behind Sea To Peak Financial Advisors

When Steph started her firm, it was with clients in mind.  She wanted to bring her 20 plus years of experience to her clients and not be bogged down in the areas where she could not add value.  She found a great partner in Dynamic Wealth Advisors, a registered investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Dynamic oversees Steph and the firm from a compliance perspective and provides assurance that we are doing the utmost to serve clients and meet regulatory guidelines. Dynamic also provides operational support so that Steph can focus on overseeing client investments and planning. They support the Sea To Peak team and their clients.

Dynamic offers investment advisory services to individuals, high net worth individuals, trusts, estates, charitable organizations, pension plans, profit sharing plans and businesses through investment advisor representatives such as Steph.

Think of them as the big firm behind the boutique practice.

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