Our people 

Dealing with money can be challenging, but the people who help you with it shouldn’t be. Our team is easy-going and human-centered.
We love supporting clients and helping them create a bright financial future.


 

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Eric Hiking
 

 

Eric Chaney

Founder & Financial Advisor | [email protected]

Eric is a big-hearted numbers geek. Always eager to learn more and find ways to share that knowledge, his professional satisfaction comes from helping people reduce anxiety about money and find their way to financial peace.

As a financial advisor and planner with more than 20 years of experience, Eric has navigated through some of the most tumultuous market years in modern history. Along the way, he’s worked with clients ranging in age from 1 to 93. He’s had the pleasure of seeing clients' babies grow up, graduate from college, and have babies of their own. He’s also ushered many clients to a successful retirement and enjoyed their retirement parties. Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Boise State University. He holds FINRA licenses 6, 7, 24, 26, 63, 65, and a Washington state life, disability and long-term care license. Before starting his own firm, he served as the regional manager and compliance officer for a national broker-dealer.

Eric is an avid hiker and though he often huffs and puffs his way up a mountain, that doesn’t deter him from his dream of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. He loves spending time with his wife Heather and their two amazing children. His oldest is autistic, which launched Eric on the journey of learning how to navigate the challenges of planning for two lifetimes—his own and his child’s. This lit the fire for Eric to help other families with special needs family members. Eric is honored to be a significant, long-term resource for these families and works diligently to help them know that they aren’t alone and that it’s going to be okay.

In the way back machine: Eric once slept through the eruption of Mt. Stromboli in Italy. That level of calm, cool, collectedness is just one of the reasons people appreciate having Eric as their financial advisor.

Reach out to Eric and he’ll share practical tips on how to achieve and maintain your vision of financial independence — in a way that feels doable.

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Matt Siegel, CFP®

Senior Partner & Financial Planner | [email protected]

Matt is an easy-going puzzle-solver with a compassionate spirit. Matt is also a not-so-secret spreadsheet lover who uses them to positively impact people’s financial lives.

With a gift for making people feel seen and heard, Matt gets tremendous satisfaction from helping people solve the puzzle of their financial lives and find the right pieces to create financial freedom. He has developed hundreds of financial plans for clients over the years. His human-centered discovery process is part of Matt’s secret sauce. Taking time to learn about client values and goals and engaging them in the planning process helps Matt build a plan that is a natural fit with their daily lives.

In his free time, Matt seeks out canoe experiences and hiking trails. Among his parenting successes, he counts inspiring his son and daughter to tolerate, and sometimes even enjoy, hiking in the woods. On Sundays, Matt employs his love of great ingredients by cooking up savory sustenance for his family. If extended family and friends can join the feast, even better.

Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, a certificate of financial planning from Seattle University and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He also attained the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) designation. Previously, Matt worked with Friends of the Earth in Washington, D.C. and managed the marketing research team at Russell Investments. He holds FINRA licenses 7 and 63 and a Washington state life, disability and long-term care license.

In the way back machine: Matt studied sociology and economics at Nagoya University in Japan. Today his Japanese language skills are rusty, but he makes a mean okonomiyaki.

Matt is your plan guy. Contact him and find out how your puzzle can become a plan.

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Fish Catcher Krista
 

 

Krista Morgenthaler

Director of Client Services | [email protected]

Krista is all-around awesome. (We’re not biased, we swear.) Krista is a kind and genuine human and a skilled listener and problem-solver who knows how to support people in ways that matter to them. She loves connecting with clients, making her the perfect person to keep the Spectrum boat afloat. Full disclosure: she likes real boats, too.

Before joining Spectrum, Krista served as the office coordinator for an optometry practice. She joined the Spectrum team in 2015 and in 2018 became the director of client services because Matt and Eric are wise enough to know a great human when they connect with one. Krista holds FINRA licenses 6, 63 and a Washington state life, disability and long-term care license. She also supports clients, keeps the office organized and handles applications, paperwork, money transfers and more. If you have a question, Krista is your go-to. In fact, she’s something of a wizard who either knows the answers to your questions or can find them for you.

Born and raised in Anacortes, Krista has no desire to live anywhere else. Being on the water is her happy place—and she’s all about fishing for whatever is in season. If you’re into photos, ask to see her latest catch or the magical orcas hanging out near the stern of her boat. Krista isn’t the only one in her family that loves the water. Her husband Andy and their two daughters enjoy water skis, kneeboards, and anything else that floats. Weekends are spent driving across Washington to youth soccer and basketball games and during spring, Krista helps coach sprints and hurdles for the Anacortes High School track team alongside her former track coach.

In the way back machine: Krista is still the record holder for the 100M hurdles at her high school.

Give Krista a shout… she’ll make sure your Spectrum experience is positive and supported.