Our Team Michael A. Spieler | Owner & President My path towards becoming a financial advisor actually started when I was 8 years old and my dad took me to open my first bank account. My love of money, investing and saving began the moment I realized I could earn money by saving it. After college and the MBA program, I spent 14 years in corporate America doing finance and marketing. In 2006, I decided to finally return to my first love and use my passion and talent for helping people with their personal finances. My wife, Kristin, and I were married in 2003 and have two daughters and one son. When I’m not working or spending time with my family, I enjoy playing softball and golf, cooking (read my blog for some great food and money recipes!) and reading. I earned my MBA from Chapman University in Orange, California in 2001 and my B.A. in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Financial Management, in 1991 from California State University at Fullerton. I also earned the Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA) designation in 2015 after completing a comprehensive, 21 module, financial planning course. I am currently a member of the Rock Harbor Budget Oversight Committee.Michael Spieler is a FINRA Registered Representative (Series 7/66) CA, AZ, CO,FL, GA, ID, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, TX, WA; California Insurance License #0F54740.E-mail Michael at [email protected] For more information about Mike, click here.Vicki Lucas | Office Manager I graduated from Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California; and achieved the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) designation during my 21 year career in Fountain Valley School District where I served as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools and Secretary to the elected Board of Trustees. I have worked in the financial planning field since 1998, and have earned my certification as a Registered Paraplanner from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado, I am Series 7 and 63 registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). E-mail Vicki at [email protected]Kristin Spieler | Marketing & Communications DirectorAfter spending one year in the architecture program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I switched directions and in 1996 received my B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. That same year I began my career in business at Ingram Micro where I spent 10 years in the Marketing Department in a variety of roles. The first four years I supported and eventually managed partnerships with HP, Microsoft and other technology manufacturers where I developed comprehensive business plans for these strategic partners. I then changed roles and began directing a program which provided marketing support to the small-business reseller partners. My last 3 years, as a Senior Manager, I oversaw a team of people in the planning and execution of a bi-annual, national conference for 700 customers, manufacturer partners and Ingram Micro executives as well as the execution of a localized, multi-city conference.Aside from my work at Sherpa, I have also spent 5 years serving on the Board of Directors for Creative Kids Playhouse, a local children's theater production company. I love theater, music and dance and spent most of my childhood and early adult years on stage. When I'm not spending time with Mike and our 3 children, I enjoy yoga, reading, baking and spending time at the beach.