Meet Your Team

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Our clients are driven and ambitious in what they pursue—and we’re just as single-minded in helping them realize their vision.

Guided by a shared set of values, we promise to act with integrity, strive for simplicity, be passionate, and demand excellence in our relationship. We’ll also be sure to enjoy the journey—and will encourage you to do the same.

Quite simply, we are 30+ people who live and breathe what we do.

How does Aenea help clients reach their goals? By ensuring they are invested in accordance with their objectives. A fan of logic puzzles, clean energy podcasts, and travel, Aenea also enjoys cooking, plays classical piano, and is scuba certified.

Aenea Sandvig

Trader/Analyst

Alex stays on top of the latest information to keep investing simple for Vista’s clients. You might find him reading history and financial literacy books in his free time, which could be on a journey to another continent.

Alex Canellopoulos

Research Associate

Andy’s affinity for building and executing well-organized plans runs deep, as does his unfailing belief in Vista’s investment approach. When he’s not busy advising clients, you might find Andy enjoying a run along Portland’s waterfront.

Andy Darkins, CFP®

Lead Advisor, Partner

A New Jersey native, Bria ensures our systems and workflows are thoughtfully designed and efficient. She enjoys yoga, carpentry, and exploring the outdoors with her two children.

Bria Lin

Business Systems Analyst

Giving clients peace of mind and confidence to pursue financial goals goes hand-in-hand with Cara’s gift for relationship building. An avid soccer fan, Cara is also a world traveler whose goal is to visit all seven continents in her lifetime.

Cara Miller, CFP®

Advisor

Cedric operates behind the scenes, focusing on systems and processes to maximize the impact from Vista’s technology. To recharge, Cedric both plays and watches soccer and enjoys connecting with family and friends for game nights.

Cedric Mugabe

Business Systems Analyst

Living in Zambia taught Chris how to put things into perspective, discern what’s within his control, and focus on what brings meaning to life—insights he regularly taps into at Vista. Outside the office, Chris enjoys traveling and hiking.

Chris Roberts, CFP®

Director of Investments

Since co-founding Vista in 2001, Doug has impacted every facet of the company with his vision and drive. When he’s not shooting hoops with his three boys, he’s transforming public education through the Beaverton High School Success Fund.

Doug Johanson, CFA

Co-founder, Partner

Doug’s favorite part of his work is helping clients achieve a balance between saving for the future and living comfortably day-to-day. At home, Doug enjoys watching his kids play basketball, soccer, and baseball. He’s also a SMART reading wiz.

Doug Post, CFP®

Lead Advisor, Partner

Dougal oversees Vista’s financial planning and investment advice that leads to an exceptional client experience. When he’s not running after his three daughters, Dougal likes to volunteer his time reducing food waste and hunger in our community.

Dougal Williams, CFA

Chief Wealth Officer, Partner

Delivering excellent service is Emily’s top priority as she efficiently attends to client requests. When she’s not working, you’ll find Emily at Zumba, practicing her photography skills, spending time with friends, or enjoying gluten-free dining in Portland’s many restaurants.

Emily Howell

Client Service Associate

One of Eric’s favorite things about his work is seeing clients make smart financial decisions and living their lives to the fullest. When he’s not analyzing data and working on financial plans, you can find Eric running ultramarathons. His longest distance to date is just over 120 miles.

Eric Yan

Advisor

Conscientious and positive, Erika embraces Vista’s fun culture and atmosphere of learning and growing to bring her best to clients. Outside the office, Erika balances her love of Monopoly with camping trips and ski days with her two boys.

Erika Farleigh

Client Service Associate

Jadah strives to change the perception that finances are scary, while building meaningful relationships with clients and helping them achieve their goals. Though she’s no longer competing, you can find her snowboarding on Mt. Hood every winter.

Jadah Pedersen

Client Service Associate

With a degree in economics, Jeremy is passionate about analyzing data and formulating insights. A Beaverton native, he loves exploring local food spots and playing or watching basketball.

Jeremy Wang

Research Associate

Jess knows people often need help navigating the world of finance, and she’s passionate about helping her clients find peace of mind. Outside the office, you might find Jess scuba diving — or diving into a project in her garden.

Jess Allison, CFP®

Lead Advisor

In addition to leading the implementation of Vista’s tools and technologies, John manages Vista’s professional recruitment and management efforts. To relax, John enjoys nothing more than a family ski day or playing tennis with one of his three daughters.

John Convery

Managing Director & COO, Partner

Jon thrives on helping clients define what’s truly important to them and build plans to achieve their goals. To recharge, Jon enjoys running, cycling, woodworking, and exploring Portland with family and friends.

Jon Gannon, CFP®

Director of Financial Planning, Partner

Julia’s remarkable ability to understand a client’s perspective—and make a positive impact on their life—makes her a valued part of our advisory staff. When she’s not making a difference at Vista, Julia enjoys music, international travel, and exercise.

Julia Tierney, CFP®

Director of Legacy Planning, Partner

Ready with a smile and friendly greeting at our front desk, Karen feels blessed to work for a company that gives back to our community. Entertaining friends and family, cooking, dancing, and traveling is how Karen lives her best life.

Karen Youngs

Administrative Assistant

Katherine loves to coach other professionals and draws upon her past experiences as an advisor, manager and analyst. Outside of work, you can find Katherine working on her pickleball or golf game, entertaining family and friends, or planning her next international trip.

Katherine Backus

Talent Development Specialist

Kayla has mastered the art of taking care of myriad details, allowing clients to focus on other important areas of their lives. When she’s not delighting clients, Kayla enjoys hiking and seeking out Portland’s best brunch.

Kayla Marvin

Client Service Associate

Kelsey is meticulous about service and enjoys helping clients achieve their financial goals. Outside of work, she is a singer, songwriter, and local TV and film actress. She loves to travel and visits Disneyland each holiday season.

Kelsey Noren

Client Service Associate

Laurie keeps our books and maintains our internal systems, but helping clients enjoy all they’ve worked so hard to achieve is always top of mind for her. To unwind, Laurie likes to knit or hike Oregon’s beautiful mountain trails.

Laurie Westby

Operations Manager

Making time to listen and build a connection with clients is Lindsey’s first priority. To relax, Lindsey loves to host dinner parties for friends or choose the next destination to explore with her husband and two daughters.

Lindsey Williams

Chief Client Officer, Partner

Passionate about helping people achieve their goals, Lyndsi provides strategic portfolio management and thoughtful financial planning to tailor plans to client needs. Outside of work, you’ll find Lyndsi outdoors—gardening, running, snowboarding, or hiking with her Aussie shepherd.

Lyndsi Stender, CFP®

Lead Advisor

Building long-term relationships and helping clients learn and grow are Mandi’s top priorities. A practicing painter, writer, and photographer, Mandi is a maker at heart and spends her time creating when not focused on client details.

Mandi Little

Client Service Associate

Michael believes all successful client relationships are based on trust. He’s been nurturing that trust since co-founding Vista in 2001. Michael knows a bit about teamwork, too, having coached each of his four boys’ football, basketball, and baseball teams.

Michael O’Reilly

Co-founder, Partner

Monique’s penchant for messaging keeps clients in the know when it comes to opportunities to maximize investment impact. Outside the office, you’re likely to find Monique RV camping with her family — two daughters, two cats, and a hedgehog!

Monique Kellerman

Marketing Director

To Patrick, exceptional service starts at square one—learning who clients are, what they value, and where they’re headed. When he’s not hiking with his wife and their golden retriever, Patrick cheers on the Blazers and the Beavers.

Patrick Yazhari, CFP®

Advisor

Whether he’s uncovering a key piece of financial data or explaining a complex tax law, Rob is a go-to resource at Vista. Off hours, Rob enjoys trail running with a great podcast and savoring home-cooked meals with family and friends.

Rob Greenman, CFP®

Chief Growth Officer, Partner

Originally from Peru, Samantha grew up in southern California. She is passionate about empowering people to make financial decisions centered around their personal values. Outside of work, her hobbies are hiking, camping, yoga, SUP, and spending time with her two golden retrievers, Lexi and Everest.

Samantha Torres, CFP®

Advisor

Tana builds Vista’s unique work environment and culture from the inside out. Off hours, when she’s not devoting time to Project Lemonade or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, she likes to hike, do yoga, and spend time with loved ones.

Tana Thomson

Chief People Officer, Partner

TJ helps clients build happier, more prosperous lives through proactive planning and sensible investing. A former defensive lineman for UO, TJ enjoys sunny days golfing with his wife, walking Maltese-poodles Sam and Bella, sipping wine, and strumming the ukulele.

Terrence “TJ” Daniel Jr.

Advisor

Vista’s first CPA, Vanessa is a self-professed “numbers person” who deftly balances sound financial decision-making with helping clients live life to the fullest. Exercising, hiking, and enjoying the Oregon coast with her family helps Vanessa achieve balance in her life.

Vanessa DeHaan, CFP®, CPA

Senior Advisor

Please note: Limitations. The achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, recognition by publications, media, or other organizations, membership in any professional organization, or any amount of prior experience or success, should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Vista Capital is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.

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