Marisa Hardwick

As a Client Service Associate, my responsibilities include providing administrative support to our financial planners and excellent customer service to our clients. With a background in healthcare services and working in residential life as a Resident Advisor while in college, it has always been a passion of mine to help those in need. I strive […]

Blake Murphy

My responsibility as a Client Services Associate is to assist all clients of The Planning Center and members of our team. I have been working in customer service since I was 14 years old and am glad to be bringing that knowledge and expertise to The Planning Center. I want to provide a safe space […]

Caleb Arringdale, EA

I started my accounting career at a CPA firm in Bettendorf, IA where I specialized in small businesses and not-for-profit accounting and taxation. After several years there I moved to a position as the controller of Happy Joes Pizza and Ice Cream, also in Bettendorf, IA. There I oversaw the accounting department and worked closely […]

Kelsi Winkelman, FPQP™

As a Financial Planning Specialist, I am tasked with the development of quality financial planning as well as coordinating with team members and clients to perform efficient data entry. My focus starts with our clients and providing them with the smoothest and smartest financial path possible. In order to do this, I help in assisting […]

Abney Fortino

My responsibilities as a tax analyst include preparing and reviewing tax forms for individuals. In addition to those duties, I assist with accounting and operations duties within the company. I am on the path to pursue my CPA and am training to become a signer level CPA here at The Planning Center.

Rob Baner, CPA

As a CPA, my responsibilities focus primarily on taxes and tax matters. I joined The Planning Center in 2015, after working with a full-service Quad Cities CPA firm from 2010 to 2015. Though my duties vary based upon the needs of our clients, I work collaboratively with our financial planners to provide comprehensive tax preparation […]

Michael Branham, CFP®

I embrace my fiduciary duty to clients and believe that the best path to help you reach your life’s goals is through a comprehensive planning approach that coordinates each facet of your financial life. We start each engagement with an in-depth conversation about your goals and aspirations. Next, we collaborate to customize a plan that […]