Author: Melissa Dolber-Grappone

FREE 9.3 Feature – Alan Kahn

Lessons learned in childhood shape the character of the adults we become. The struggle to overcome economic challenges with matters made worse by a crushing life crisis seem overwhelming and unfixable; but, with perseverance and an unflinching determination to “do the right thing” for his family and his clients, affiliated advisor Alan D. Kahn has come out on top.

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FREE 9.1 Q&A – Joe Rooyakkers

In no particular order of importance, affiliated colleague and AP Advisor Council Member Joe Rooyakkers is a financial services professional, outdoorsman, guitarist and singer/ song writer. His life and livelihood are bound in the small-town mountain resort community of Grand County—a population of a little more than 14,000—high up in the Colorado Rockies and just west of the Great Continental Divide. This pristine expanse of meadows, river valleys and mountains are appreciated by many who visit, but they are loved and respected by those who sustain it and live there year-round. Rooyakkers, as you will learn, is no exception to that rule.

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FREE 7.3 Q&A – Mark Huntley

The Green Mountains of Vermont are old and wise, bearing witness for centuries to the tears and joys of those who call it home. In winter, hidden sorrows whisper faintly through raw pine and maple, yet are kindly muted by fresh, fallen snow. And in summer a verdant lushness covers the scars of devastation with prolific, dense renewal, changing shortly thereafter to glorious harvest hues. It is one of many places where life unfolds. “Wherever you are, there you are,” ponders AP affiliated colleague Mark Huntley, and it is the Green Mountain State where his life and work firmly remain.

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FREE 7.1 Feature – Ralph Angelo

For colleague Ralph Angelo of Angelo Planning Group (APG), loyalty is a two-way street. After 14 years working at the firm that gave him his start in financial services never was that value tested more fervently—both personally and professionally—than in December 2010 when he and his entire group of 15 financial advisors left their former broker/dealer to join American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS).

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