Hello, I’m Christian Messemer. I joined Clark Asset Management in January of 2022 and bring with me over ten years of advisor and financial planning experience. I cut my teeth at Morgan Stanley, moved to a regional RIA, and most recently worked as a Financial Planner and Rothologist at a boutique planning firm that focused explicitly on Roth Conversion strategies for high-net-worth individuals.
If you prefer advisors with education and letters, I’ve got that too: a bachelor’s (1998), a master’s (2010), and a doctorate (2020). I earned the CFP® in 2007, and between 2014 and 2018, I taught personal financial planning at the collegiate level.
I’m a relationship-driven connector who enjoys meeting new people and adding value to the lives of others. In the planner-client interaction, my work creates value and earns your trust, which results in you executing your plan and achieving your goals.
I have a passion for financial planning, but my family takes center stage. I’m married to Matia and have two kiddos, Anna and AJ. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching college football (Go Vols!), coaching my son’s flag football team, and serving in my local church.
Mike joined Clark Asset Management in August of 2023 as our Director of Financial Planning. Prior to joining, Mike was a Partner and Director of Financial Planning at an RIA firm in Delaware. With his experience, he has acquired a deep understanding of investment strategies, retirement planning, and wealth management. Mike is dedicated to his craft and has a passion for helping clients achieve their personal and financial goals.
Mike holds his Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠ (APMA®), and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ (CRPC®) designations. He also earned a bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys staying active and spending time with his loved ones. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, specifically the Sixers. In his free time, you can find him working on house renovations, traveling to new destinations, and learning the game of golf.
Ang joined Clark Asset Management in June of 2022. With her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication & Writing, as well as years of experience in financial servicing and digital marketing, she assists the team with client communication and data management. Committed to protecting your best interest and building confidence in your future, the investment philosophy at CAM was the right fit.
Originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan, Ang moved to La Jolla, California for several years and made the most out of it by exploring the abundance of national parks. Now back in the Great Lakes State with her husband, she still spends her spare time outdoors. You can find Ang hiking local trails, photographing captivating landscapes, or traveling to new destinations.
Maria joined Clark Asset Management in February of 2023 as a Financial Planner and has been working in the financial planning industry since 2017. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds her life, accident, and health insurance licenses as well as her FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations.
In Maria's free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband Ryan, and relaxing at the beach!
Amy joined Clark Asset Management as a Paraplanner in 2020. She assists the team in preparing financial plans and reports and provides on-going support to clients. Amy’s Bachelor’s degree is in Human Services and she spent several years serving Minnesota families as a county social worker. In 2016, Amy decided to pursue her long-time passion for personal finance. She went back to school and in 2018 earned a Masters in Financial Planning from South Dakota State University. She is currently studying to attain the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in the fields of tax, insurance, investments, retirement and estate planning. She has spent the last year providing planning support to financial advisors. Amy thoroughly enjoys financial planning and the role it plays in helping people achieve their personal goals.
Amy resides in Sartell, MN. She has four children Bronwyn, Preston, Patton, and Jackson. Her children are all very active in sports, so she spends a lot of her time in hockey arenas and baseball fields. She enjoys being outside as much as possible in the warm months and spends the winters skiing or skating on the neighborhood pond. Besides spending time with her friends and family, Amy loves travelling, history, podcasts, and music. She particularly enjoys a good road trip, especially if it ends in Williamsburg, VA; Savannah, GA; or the Black Hills in South Dakota.
My wife, Stephanie, and I have been with Clark Asset Management since the beginning. I lead the effort in supporting the CAM Team with creating a great client service experience; ensuring accounts are properly setup at TD Ameritrade and that everything runs smoothly with respect to funding, transferring, and taking distributions from accounts.
I served in the US Navy from 1988-1992. Following my honorable discharge, I attended the University of Akron in Akron Ohio. I worked as an electrician for many years before I changed careers in 2014 and earned the Registered Paraplanner Certification.
Stephanie and I have been married for 27 years and we live in Ohio with our 2 children.
Brett joined Clark Asset Management with over a decade of experience in the financial services industry in both personal wealth and portfolio management.
After earning a BBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Brett began his career working with individuals and families as a representative with an independent broker/dealer. In 2012, he started his own Registered Investment Advisor firm, leaving the commissioned-based business behind. Brett quickly gained a solid reputation as a portfolio manager for other investment advisors, leading his RIA to rebrand and rebuild in early 2015 to a firm that provides an infrastructure where advisors can come into and thrive.
An Austin, Texas native, Brett has lived in San Antonio for almost fourteen years, where he currently resides with his wife and two young children. Brett is active in his church, enjoys golfing and playing chess, and is an avid saltwater angler.