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Our Retirement Management Services team includes registered financial advisors, chartered retirement planning specialists, asset managers, lawyers, CPAs and long term care specialists. At this retirement management company, everyone works diligently to ensure your financial future is secure so you can experience the retirement lifestyle you’ve worked so hard for.
The Wealth Financial Group West team is dedicated to providing the best information and guidance for your retirement. Below, read about our individual team members and our diverse portfolio of life experiences. We feel like a family here, and hope that you’ll feel the same when we meet!
President and Co-FounderReadClose Bio
President and Co-Founder
Get to know Tami
Tami Simpson, CRP®, CRPC®, is co-founder and President of Wealth Financial Group West, Inc. She is a Certified Financial Planner and is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designee. She is a member of the Allianz Masters Forum and is an Ed Slott-certified IRA Advisor*. Tami is also the host of the long running radio program “Road To Wealth” heard locally on AM 830 KLAA at 4:30 PM on Saturday.
Tami was born in Flint, MI and spent her childhood in the Mid West. In 1976, Tami moved to Southern California to attend Loma Linda University where she earned her nursing degree. Tami worked in ER nursing throughout her twenties and began raising her family. Tami has two daughters and 4 grandchildren.
In her thirties, Tami attended Fuller Theological Seminary where she earned a Masters in the Art of Theology. Throughout the next decade, Tami pastored several churches and served as the Senior Preaching Pastor at Riverside Community Church in Riverside, CA. She was a “groundbreaker” for women in ministry and found her years in ministry to be some of her most fulfilling.
In her forties, Tami attended the University of California-Irvine and successfully completed their Personal Financial Planning program.
Now Tami’s medical, pastoral and financial training have been combined to mold her into someone uniquely qualified to successfully guide her clients through the increasingly complex world of retirement management. She views money as a tool, that if managed intentionally, can enhance not only the lives of her clients, but also of their families for generations to come.
Tami enjoys reading, traveling, great wine and good food and has recently added yoga on her “to do” list. She is on a lifelong quest to experience real wealth in her own life and inspires her clients to do the same.
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Business Transfer Specialist
Get to know Lorraine
Lorraine Jenks (CA license 0H40043), Notary, is the business transfer specialist for Wealth Financial Group West, Inc.
Lorraine was born in Loma Linda, CA—a true California girl, spending her childhood in the Palm Springs area. She worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center where her last position was Database Assistant for the Cardiothoracic Surgeons. She attended UC Riverside and UC Irvine receiving her degree in Interior Design. She started her own business, specializing in the design of Model Homes and created the interior design used in the Total Care Birth Center and Post Partum Units at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Lorraine is happily married to her husband, Tom, of 19 years. She loves to travel, sail, take long walks on the beach, and also enjoys fine dining and great wine. Lorraine loves entertaining friends and family in her home and adores her dog, Bella!
Lorraine’s lifelong goal is to retire well, and she encourages others to do the same.
CRCM – Marketing Director/Insurance SpecialistReadClose Bio
CRCM – Marketing Director/Insurance Specialist
Get to know Brian
Brian grew up in New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from William Paterson University. He taught vocal music and theater and coached cross country and track on a high School level before beginning his career in sales and marketing.
Brian began his sales career with Pennsylvania Life Insurance Company where he was a salesman and field trainer and a member of the Presidents Club. He next was employed by Novar Electronics where he was a Salesman, Sales Manager and Division manager. After Novar he became the General Sales Manager for Capital Mortgage and the Regional Manager for Directed Electronics.
Before joining Wealth Financial Group West Brian was employed by Salem Communications for 17 years. He developed successful long range marketing campaigns for a variety of clients served as a Senior Account Manager at KKLA 99.5 FM, General Sales Manager for 590 AM KRLH and Station Manager for 1240 AM KLIT during that time.
Brian has been married to his bride Donna for 41 wonderful years, has three children and one granddaughter that lights up his life too! He is active in local theater and heads up his churches drama ministry. Brian also sings in a barbershop chorus and quartet.
Client Relations ManagerReadClose Bio
Client Relations Manager
Get to know Donna
Donna grew up in New Jersey where she, after schooling, became a Licensed Practical Nurse serving those needing geriatric care as well as in labor and delivery unit both in New Jersey and Ohio.
Since moving to California in 1982 she has been a store manager and field trainer for This End Up and salesperson for McMahn’s Furniture.
For the past 15 years Donna has been the Director of Church Relations & Event Planner for America’s #1 Christian Talk station 99.5 FM – KKLA
Donna has been married to her husband Brian for 41 wonderful years and has three children and one granddaughter that light up her life! She enjoys family dinners together, cuddling with her three little dogs, dining with friends, reading, enthusiastically watching football, and traveling. Loves encouraging people with Faith, Hope and Love.
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Get to know Steve
Steve grew up in Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara as well as a Master of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University. He also completed the Financial Planning Program at the University of Southern California and currently maintains a Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP).
Once out of college Steve began his career in financial services as Assistant Manager of a branch office for Sovereign Life Insurance Company helping to develop their Northern California region. After a number of years in life insurance he decided to broaden his horizons by getting his FINRA series 7 and 65 securities licenses which he has held for the past 20 years. Before joining Wealth Financial Group West Steve has held Investment Advisor positions with Bank of America, TIAA-CREF and VALIC.
Steve has been married to his wife Susan for 35 fantastic years and they have two wonderful daughters Juliana and Teresa. They have recently relocated to Laguna Niguel from the Pasadena area and are currently taking full advantage of the Orange County lifestyle.