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Sarah is responsible for client relationships. She has passed all of the education and exam requirements of Certified Financial Planner designation. She has a Masters Degree from Indiana University Bloomington and is a Member of Financial Planning Association of MN. Her industry experiences include estate planning, tax strategy, special needs planning, and insurance strategy review.
Sarah is a concert pianist and is a frequent performer for local piano recitals or special events. She is a certified financial planner serving Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Rochester, and near Twin City areas and where otherwise legally permitted. Please Email me with inquiries.
While obtaining his undergraduate degree, Norris found his passion through a college course that was ultimately a prelude to financial planning, before the term was coined. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics from Luther College. Since then, he has accomplished his own CPA practice, Norris Waalen, LLC. While working within the auditing and accounting industry, he discovered how to incorporate financial planning with his clients. Hence, Runestone Wealth Advisors, LLC was born. His grandmother, who migrated from Norway, instilled in him the theme that “working for the common good will benefit our greater community, and in turn benefit all of us”. Therefore, he strongly lives by that motto which is why his strong desire to help others plan and implement strategies to realize their goals will ultimately better their families’ lives.
He has served on the board of directors of the Arthritis Foundation - North Center and his church as treasurer for two terms.
While away from his business, Norris enjoys spending time with his wife and three adult children and their families. He loves to travel and fish at the family cabin. Two of his favorite hobbies are woodworking and following the Badgers and Gophers.
Ujae is the portfolio manager and chief compliance officer. He has been involved in managing clients' and former employers' investment portfolios over 10 years. He is a charter holder of Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations. He is also an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of American Academy of Actuaries. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration, Accounting & Finance, from Indiana University Bloomington. He holds a Master of Financial Mathematics from the University of Minnesota's School of Mathematics.
Both insurance companies and government regulators rely on actuaries to project cash flows from investments and liabilities of pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutes, and more. Ujae will bring that same knowledge and experiences to you in your financial planning. His experience comes from a decade of working experience advising the enterprise level investment portfolio, cash flow, and debt portfolio of one of the latest insurance companies in the US.
Ujae's wife is Sarah and they have four boys.
Dr. Kooienga serves as a project manager for front and back operations, plays a large part in the wealth management practices of the firm.
Dr. Kooienga graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi College. Her scholastic honors also include Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities and B.G. Walden Memorial Scholarship. During her undergraduate studies, she was the winner at Mississippi Music Teachers Association and Mississippi Federated Music Club competitions, as well as a prizewinner at Mississippi Guitar Festival competition. She holds an MM from Southern Methodist University and a DMA from University of Minnesota.
As an acclaimed classical guitarist, she continues to perform actively around the country with her sister who is also an accomplished guitarist. She lives in Saint Paul with her husband, Dan.
Jim provides market insight and business development strategies. Jim is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Gamma Investment Management.* His notable past experience includes:
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MoneyGuidePro: MoneyGuidePro provides support to UAK Diversified in developing advanced financial planning. It is staffed with experienced Certified Financial Planners and other professionals to help us provide a team approach in financial planning and reviews.
A 3rd party unaffiliated compliance firm: A national 3rd party RIA compliance vendor (RIA stands for Registered Investment Advisor) helps UAK Diversified with best practices in compliance. It provides state and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration services as well as compliance solutions that enable RIAs to operate in good standing.
Mission: To develop strategies to build legacy and wealth so that a bigger impact is made with every passing decade and generation.
Vision: To foster more harmonious relationships in families as they build enduring success and wealth
Values: Highest standards for our clients’ children and ours. Treat our clients as if we were members of their family
Understanding and planning for the desired lifestyle during retirement as well as using budget forecasting not only keeps clients solvent, but also reduces anxiety.
If strategically planned and executed, you can mitigate a significant amount of risk and uncertainty. It is true for both public or private company RSUs.
Carefully planning and designing strategies for EDCPs can substantially reduce tax liabilities. Understanding the unique risks associated with these plans can help clients mitigate around them.
Planning for a child's higher education is a meaningful way to help your loved ones to ensure they can become successful and vibrant individuals. And it certainly requires meaningful financial resources.
In every financial plan or conversation, preferred options and strategies are carefully evaluated based on the tax implication to make the most economical decision.
Carefully planned financial resources can last beyond your lifetime. Our clients can make a profound impact to society and their heirs in a positive way.
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*UAK Diversified LLC is independent of, and has no affiliation with, GAMMA Investment Management, LLC or any of its affiliates.