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Starting Your Own Practice with Ty B. Kopke

Ty. B. Kopke founded Silver Oak Leaf Financial Services LLC to provide comprehensive financial planning, specializing in small business owners and military personnel. Although he had several job offers from the largest broker-dealers, he wanted to focus on taking care of his clients rather than selling products and generating more assets under management. While attending […]

Featuring Veteran Pilot Financial Advisor, Brian Scott’s MBA Financial Planning Experience at California Lutheran University.

Brian Scott’s passion is to work with women clients & finance after he completes his education at California Lutheran University. Before studying for his MBA in Financial Planning, Scott joined the Marine Corps and served as a Pilot for the United States of America. After graduating from California Lutheran University, he plans to partner with […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Faculty William Klepper, MBA, CFP ®

August 5, 2021 Professor William (Bill) Klepper started his career in teaching by “picking up the phone.” His employer, Bill Mason, asked him one day if he would be interested in teaching. Having thought about the idea of it previously, Klepper enthusiastically replied with a yes. When interviewing for the job, one of the questions […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Student Don Padilla

Don Padilla started his career in insurance and financial services, pivoting to the world of sports and entertainment management. Padilla is CEO of MVP Sports & Entertainment Management in Los Angeles. Ten years ago, he started his MBA at California Lutheran University and passed his CFP®in 2014.   Returning to His MBA Fast forward to the […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Student Anne Wittig

July 19, 2021 When Anne Wittig was in second grade, her father taught her sister and herself how to budget. This is a skill that Wittig used as an undergraduate at college and the jobs that followed. “I learned how much of a privilege it was. I saw friends and co-workers struggling to try to […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Scholarship 2021 Awardee Laura Lee

July 6, 2021 In June 2021 the California Lutheran University Financial Planning scholarship was awarded to Laura Lee. This scholarship was jointly established with the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning. Scholarships aim to help increase the number of CFP® professionals from populations currently underrepresented in the financial planning profession regarding gender, race, and ethnicity. […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Dr. Hossein Salehi CFP®, Ph.D.

May 12, 2021 Dr. Hossein Salehi gains his global perspective in finance from his experience living in Iran, Italy, and the U.S. Dr. Salehi is passionate about teaching and working with students at California Lutheran University, “I like helping people as a whole, that’s why I actually chose financial planning because I really wanted to […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Student Parker Jackson

February 25, 2021 From air control to money control Parker Jackson is moving into a new career as a Certified Financial Planner. Graduating with his undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy, Jackson has been an Officer in the Air Force for six years. His position is responsible for field operating satellites and […]