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Family You Can Rely On

We believe there is a solution to managing your overall financial well-being with the right people supporting you.

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The information that financial planners have is very useful to attorneys and tax professionals - and when that information isn't being shared, the client loses. I wanted to create a seamless line of communication among all three professions in a way that benefits the client.

Robert D. Chatterton, Jr.
Founder & President of Chatterton & Associates

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Robert D. Chatterton

Financial Planner

Robert D. Chatterton - ChFC®, CFP®

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We have an integrated approach with wealth, tax and estate planning professionals that collaborate with each other to provide you with recommendations designed for you and your family, after we ask a lot of questions to understand your hopes and goals.

Rob is passionate about his business and his clients. With over twenty years of experience, he strives to build long-term relationships with his clients, and their families, by providing professional service, pro-active financial solutions and straightforward advice.

As the Founder & President of Chatterton & Associates – The Wealth Management team, Inc. and the visionary of Planning You Can Trust, Rob Chatterton has helped hundreds of families see how the collaboration of estate, tax and wealth planning can benefit them by identifying potential future tax savings, coordinate estate plans for the client and beneficiaries, and implement and manage personalized investment strategies.

Rob Chatterton is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) specializing in the wealth management needs of successful employees and retirees in Orange County. His other industry credentials include - Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor℠, Accredited Asset Management Specialist and a licensed life insurance agent.  Rob is an investment advisor representative with Chatterton & Associates and separately, a registered representative of and offers securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Rob is a Southern California native and a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.  He is married with a daughter born in 2000, a son in 2002 and a son in 2008.

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Kyle P. Schneider

Financial Planner

Kyle P. Schneider - ChFC®, CFP®

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We do things the old-fashioned way. We take a lot of time to get to know the people we meet with, so we can give custom advice in all 5 areas of the financial planning process.

As a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, Kyle works closely with his clients to help make important life decisions and plan for the future. Kyle embraces a model of comprehensive financial planning that includes investment management, cash flow distribution strategies, taxes, estate planning, insurance, and wealth accumulation to create a fully unified financial plan that can leave a legacy for future generations.

Kyle has established himself as a wealth advisor through his expertise in meeting the needs of a select group of families. He is among the firm’s top advisors and is a member of Royal Alliance’s “Royal Court”.

Kyle began his career in 1997. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Finance concentration and an Economics minor. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor℠ through the College for Financial Planning. He also earned his Chartered Financial Consultant® designation from The American College. He holds the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is a licensed Life/Health insurance agent.

Outside of Chatterton and Associates, Kyle devotes his time and resources at his local church, Little League Baseball, Junior United Soccer Association, and Wounded Warrior Project. Kyle was born and raised in Ohio. He moved to southern California over 20 years ago and lives in Yorba Linda with his wife Carisa and two sons, Nathan and Adam.

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Eric Y. Oh

Financial Planner

Eric Y. Oh - ChFC®, CFP®, ChSNC®

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We cherish long-term relationships with clients and we strive to put their best interests first. We adhere to industry requirements and our internal standards to engage as a fiduciary, providing services we feel good about.

Eric Oh, CFP®, ChFC®, ChSNC® joined the Wealth Management Team, Inc in 2008. Eric firmly believes that part of being a CFP® is putting the client’s interest above all. This is achieved by listening to the client’s specific needs then devising a plan that designed to help them achieve long-term success. Client service is the key to client satisfaction, which is why he continuously strives to build long-lasting professional and personal relationships with his clients. Eric believes that a financial advisor’s biggest responsibility is client education; the more we educate, the more productive the relationship becomes. Working with centers of influence, such as accountants and attorneys is also a high priority for Eric and his firm. His ultimate goal is to help the client’s address their financial burdens and allow them to focus on more important things in life.

Eric received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Information Systems & Decision Sciences and Finance from California State University, Fullerton. During his studies at California State University, Eric also completed his coursework to sit for the CFP® Exam. Eric currently holds the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations. Eric is an Investment Advisor representative with Chatterton & Associates and separately, a registered representative of and offers securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Eric was born Fort Lauderdale, Florida and had lived in Seoul, Korea for many years. He currently lives in Long Beach, California with his wife and daughter. 

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Bradley Griffiths

Chief Compliance Officer

Bradley "Buddy" Griffiths- Chief Compliance Officer, APMA®, CPFA®, CFCS®, AIF®, MBA

Bradley has worked in financial services since 2015 after working for Biola University for more than a decade teaching a variety of diverse subjects from economics to Platonic philosophy. He takes an instructional and research-driven approach to all of his duties and prioritizes improving the education of investment professionals and the investing public. As the Chief Compliance Officer for Chatterton & Associates, he is responsible for maintaining compliance with the regulatory requirements of the various states in which we conduct business, the SEC, and FINRA. He oversees internal and external firm audits and develops and monitors adherence to the firm’s Code of Ethics. In addition to internal policies, procedures, and controls of client privacy and account transactions, he regularly conducts compliance and ethics training for the firm’s advisers and employees.

He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and master’s degree in education from Biola University and his master’s in business administration from the Quantic School of Business & Technology. His securities registrations include the 7, 66, 53, and 24. Bradley is a registered representative of, and offers securities through, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Bradley lives in Whittier with his wife and a motley assortment of cats.


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Teresa De Luca

Head of Operations & Client Account Manager

Teresa De Luca - Head of Operations and Client Account Manager to Rob Chatterton

We have a very distinct company in which we work with both a tax and estate planning team, allowing us to create a comprehensive financial plan. This allows us to look at your financial picture as whole.

Teresa started her career with Chatterton & Associates in February of 2012. She graduated from The Cal Poly Pomona Business Program, emphasizing in Accounting. Since then, Teresa has worked closely with Rob Chatterton and his clientele, providing all transactional and general account support. She is also our operations officer, responsible for overseeing that transactions are delivered with the utmost quality for our clients’ and their financial planning experience. Additionally, Teresa coordinates with our Estate and Tax Planning offices to ensure that our clients are receiving quality service pertinent to their overall plan.

Teresa holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 7 & 66 securities registrations.

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Rachel Linn

Client Account Manager

Rachel Linn - Client Account Manager to Kyle Schneider

Having our clients work with all three firms gives them an advantage and comfort to know that their whole financial plan is being taken into consideration – we are supporting them from all angles and thoroughly looking at the big picture.

As the Client Account Manager to Kyle Schneider, Rachel focuses on the daily administrative tasks incumbent of Kyle's entire client-base. These tasks include opening new client accounts, processing client distributions, executing client account trades, and managing the various tasks such as meeting prep and implementation. As the liaison for upholding client satisfaction for each of Kyle's clients, Rachel also strives to create and maintain a first-class level of follow-up and attention to detail in managing the processes and paperwork needed for each of Kyle's individual client needs. Rachel graduated in 2009 from Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a Human Services Concentration. Born and raised in New Jersey, she moved to Southern California in August 2009, where she worked as a child care provider and personal assistant for two years. Rachel began working with Chatterton & Associates in 2011 and since then has obtained the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations. She currently resides in Newport Beach after having lived in Huntington Beach for several years.

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Kristine Ornelas

Client Account Manager

Kristine Ornelas - Client Account Manager to Eric Oh

Our advisors offer proactive advice. They look at your whole financial state to get a better understanding of how you can achieve your goals.

As the Client Account Manager to Eric Oh, Kristine handles the daily administrative tasks for all of their clients. She strives to keep the office running in an organized and efficient manner.

Kristine graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications in 2006. She worked at Chatterton and Associates throughout college years and recently celebrated her 10 year anniversary with the company in 2014.

She has enjoyed her many travels to beautiful parts of the world, including Ireland and Italy. Kristine is a proud mother to her 2 year old daughter, Nola Leigh-Aiko. She currently resides in Montebello as a brand new homeowner.

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April Nguyen

Client Account Manager

April Nguyen- Client Account Manager to Cameron Jalbert


April joined our team in 2019 as a Client Account Manager. She focuses on the daily administrative tasks and is responsible for client onboarding and all transactional needs associated with accounts. April graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Minor in Sociology. She enjoys traveling, camping, being outdoors and going to music events. In her spare time, April likes to do Peloton workouts and spend quality time with her family and friends.


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Lucy Ramirez

First Impressions

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What makes us different?
We believe in relationships not transactions.

Lucy joined Chatterton & Associates in August of 2016. As our Director of First Impressions, Lucy is the first and last person our clients will see when they are in the office, leaving a warm and lasting impression. Additionally, Lucy has taken on the role of coordinating our employee appreciation events, which are held monthly on an internal basis. Lucy began her career in customer service and sales, working in an array of different industries. Outside of Chatterton & Associates, Lucy loves to travel, be with her family, and enjoy a great movie. She currently resides in Norwalk with her husband Vic, her children, and grandson.

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Scott Grandfield

Enrolled Agent

Scott Grandfield -  Enrolled Agent


Scott is dedicated to helping clients make intelligent tax and business decisions while ethically minimizing tax liability. His patience, determination, and dedication ensure that every client is treated with high regard. In 1989, Scott began working in the tax office until 2000 when he officially began preparing tax returns. He has also held Management and Accounting positions in companies such as Staples and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to accompany his tax skill set.

Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

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David Hilliard

Enrolled Agent & NTPI Fellow

David Hilliard -  Enrolled Agent & NTPI Fellow


David graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2001. He has been preparing returns in our office since 2009. David brings with him over 15 years of management and customer service experience along with a passion for defending taxpayer rights with a no-nonsense approach and representing clients in front of the IRS and other government agencies.

He has held positions such as Education Chair and 2nd Vice President for the Orange County Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled Agents (OCCSEA).  Currently he is the President of OCCSEA and the education chair for the parent organization, California Society of Enrolled Agents. David is quickly establishing himself as a premier Tax Controversy Specialist in the state.


Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

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Aaron McLennan

Enrolled Agent

Aaron McLennan - Enrolled Agent


Aaron has been working in Accounting/Finance field for over 18 years. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with an Accounting degree in 2000. He has held management positions with Home Depot, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and was the Director of Finance for the Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). He specializes in corporate tax, small business and sole proprietorship tax as well as monthly accounting/budgeting.

Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

 

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Justin Carr

Enrolled Agent

Justin Carr - Enrolled Agent


Justin served in the U.S. Navy from 1992-1996. Shortly after returning home he began his journey into the Information Technology field. While he has worked closely with Scott Grandfield, taking care of our IT needs since 2009, he found his true passion for helping people in our office. As an Enrolled Agent, he works on many of our client’s special projects. He treats every client’s situation as a challenge to get the best results for them, to keep their hard-earned money, and help them pass on their legacy. He has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the Orange County Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled Agents.

Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

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Kevin Galvez

Tax Preparer

Kevin Galvez - Tax Preparer


Kevin is a highly skilled tax preparer who is driven to help his clients. With almost a decade of experience in individual and corporate taxes, he uses an in depth and proactive approach to successfully navigate the tax code. 

Kevin began his professional tax career after graduating from the University of California, Riverside where he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. While attending UCR, he interned at a tax firm and was the treasurer of the rock climbing club. He lives in Huntington Beach and enjoys surfing and hiking in his free time.

Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

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Janet Harrison

Tax Coordinator

Janet Harrison - Tax Coordinator


Janet is a customer service veteran with a passion for serving others. With 18 years of being a medical sales team lead and 6 years of being an office coordinator, you can always rely on her to get things done. If she isn’t playing with her cats or spending time with her family at Disneyland, she’ll be here, serving and helping others in any way she can.

Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

 

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Sierra Trujillo

Tax Coordinator

Sierra Trujillo - Tax Coordinator


Sierra had spent four years developing talents at one of the most chaotic work environments, Walmart. She became known as the “fix-it” person; she wore several hats over those years including 2 years in the ever ebb-and-flow of personnel, as the personnel coordinator. When she is not spending time with our family, she is committed to her own family always looking forward to either baking or traveling.

Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

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Melissa Arroyo

Bookkeeper

Melissa Arroyo - Bookkeeper


Melissa has worked in residential and commercial property for twelve years. During those twelve years, she discovered a love that would take her journey into a new direction, the love of numbers! During six of those twelve years, Melissa worked on the financial service side of things. After having her second child, Melissa transitioned to a stay at home mom, running businesses online, just to stay busy. Once the kids got older, Melissa went back to work and is now sharing her passion for numbers with us here at Chatterton & Associates.

Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

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Kymberly Sinclair

Sr. Compliance Analyst

Kymberly Sinclair - Sr. Compliance Analyst

We listen to people and do our best to provide clear answers to financial questions and concerns.

Kym joined Chatterton & Associates in April of 2018. As our Sr. Compliance Analyst, Kym works closely with our Chief Compliance Officer to ensure that our firm complies with all regulatory requirements. Kym has a background in compliance research and analytics, and works heavily on multiple projects for our firm. She spent several years in a few different industries, including Mortgage, Insurance, and Banking. Kym was born and raised in California and currently resides in Huntington Beach with her husband Jeff. In her free time, Kym loves spending time with her son Shane, gardening, cooking, and going wine tasting.

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Esther Gutierrez

Human Resources Administrator, PHRca

Esther Gutierrez - Human Resources Administrator, PHRca

Life is complicated. It's nice to meet with someone who can give you some direction.

Esther Joined the Chatterton & Associates team in March of 2016.

Esther is in charge of Human Resources Administration. Her day to day focus is primarily on employee systems, regulations and managing QuickBooks. Esther ensures the safety of the all employees and assists with security measures within our building. She comes from an aerospace, manufacturing and logistics industries background and has helped many companies enhance their culture by helping to establish and improve HR efficiencies; complying with state and federal laws. Esther obtains her BS degree in Business Management from Cerritos Community College and Graduated from University of Phoenix.

Outside of Chatterton & Associates, Esther loves to go on hikes and hang out with her husband, two girls and her little boy.  Working hard, being present for her family and being open and honest are some of the values Esther brings to the Chatterton team. 

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Shanah Kitzerow

Growth Leader in Marketing & Experience

Shanah Kitzerow - Growth Leader in Marketing & Experience


As our Growth Leader in Marketing & Experience, and a partner to all who believe in building relationships, innovative teams and knowledge bases, Shanah leads with honesty and gratitude. With over 20 years of experience in Multi-Media Production, IT Training & Consulting, and in Financial Services Marketing, she brings a wide range of leadership and growth development knowledge to our team. Since joining Chatterton & Associates in 2014, she has led more meaningful connections with our people in our office, through our client events and within our digital community.

Shanah recently moved midway between her retired parents and the office. She has two fiercely intentional daughters who keep her on her toes, and who are her greatest teachers, and the most incredible and patient partner who understands the passion she holds for her work. Shanah counts all her blessings for an incredible family, at home and in the office, and continues to grow in her leadership, brand development, bringing wisdom in resources, building better systems and making our impact felt in the community - alongside the greatest team.

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Ivy Cheng

Creative Lead in Marketing

Ivy Cheng - Creative Lead in Marketing 


Ivy has been working at Chatterton & Associates for over 5 years, focusing on creating client experience through meaningful visual communications. As a creative lead in Marketing, Ivy loves to communicate through shapes, colors, and sometime playful doodles to drive the creative process within the marketing team. You will often see Ivy at our Chatterton education and appreciation events, where she helped plan and bring the vision to life.

Ivy graduated from UC Davis in 2015 with a B.A in Design and B.S in Managerial Economics. Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, she immigrated to Southern California with her family in 2004. Ivy now travels between Northern and Southern California to visit friends and family.

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Menna Eshete

Marketing Operations

Menna Eshete - Marketing Operations


Menna has been on the Marketing Team at Chatterton & Associates for over a year. As a Marketing Team Member, Menna focuses on moving crucial marketing projects into completion. She drives social media, mailing timelines and planning ahead with content and new developments. She loves the world of Marketing and is passionate about her work and great team.

Menna graduated in 2013 from Cal State Monterey Bay, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing. Born and raised in the Central Valley, she moved to Southern California in January of 2014. In 2015 she worked as a Food Drive and Marketing Coordinator with Second Harvest Food Bank for 4 ½ years. She currently has been residing in Orange County for several years.

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Justin Enriquez

Client Communications

Justin Enriquez - Client Communications


Justin has a lot of experience under his belt. From preparing coffee at Starbucks to being a Guest Talent Coordinator at the Disneyland Resort, he is no stranger to customer service. His passion for the arts and for helping others, helps him go above and beyond on every task that he takes on. Justin is dedicated to giving each of our clients an amazing experience and a reason to comeback.

Chatterton & Associates bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services are not offered as investment services. Enrolled agents are not registered or licensed to provide investment advice or transactions. Chatterton’s registered representatives offer securities through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.  Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.  Advisory and financial planning services offered through Chatterton & Associates, a registered investment advisor.

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