President & Chief Wealth Manager
CA Insurance Lic. #0732669
• To go big early
• Boating and fishing
• People blocking aisles at Costco
Kerrick (Kerry) the youngest of three children was raised in a military family, which afforded him the opportunity to live in many parts of the USA and overseas. In 1983 he obtained a ROTC scholarship, and four years later completed a BS in Management Engineering at Grove City College. He was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF and served four years on active duty. In June of 1987 he completed his MBA and left the USAF with the rank of Captain. During his service in the military, Kerry became involved in real estate and investing. Based on this interest, in July of 1987, Kerry began his career as a financial consultant in the Inland Empire. Some nine years later he joined the independent Broker-Dealer LPL Financial, and simultaneously started the financial services firm KWB & Associates, Inc. now known as KWB Wealth. Kerry and his wife, Lisa, have two children and in 2019 became first-time grandparents.
Kerry works hard…but don’t feel sorry for him because he plays even harder. He enjoys several hobbies likes dirt biking and camping, but mostly he loves the water. It seems to be an affliction he’s had since high school. In 2019 he caught his biggest fish, a Blue Fin Tuna, weighing about 285 pounds and measuring six feet in length. Currently, he is fixated on catching a swordfish. He will keep you posted! If he is not busy doing one of his hobbies, he’s likely doing maintenance and home repairs or spending time with family and their three canines.
Chief Wealth Manager
CA Insurance Lic. #0B26733
• Walking on a beach
• Hiking in a forest
• Finding a new winery
• Cleaning out the gutters
• Standing atop a ladder
• Cat allergies
Robert joined the KWB team in 1996. He had already been working in the industry for a few years, but most of his experience beforehand was in banking. He worked in Dallas, TX as a Commercial Bank Analyst and then as a Consumer Loan Officer in New Jersey and California. Robert’s educational background speaks to his history in the financial sector; he has a degree in Finance from the University of North Texas-Denton and completed the Personal Financial Planning Program with the UCLA Extension.
Robert resides with his partner of twenty-seven years, David Anderson, in a 1929 Spanish-style home in the Historic Highlands neighborhood of Pasadena, CA. Given the opportunity, Robert splits his off time either on a beach somewhere in the world (Carmel, CA. or Captiva, FL) or outside Santa Fe, NM where he is developing a piece of residential real estate.
Partner & Executive Wealth Manager
CA Insurance Lic. #0F45729
• Listening to my children laugh
• Dark chocolate
• Wet socks
• Rude people
After graduating from high school, Diana went off to study management at Cal State San Bernardino where she earned a degree in Business Administration. While working on her degree, she joined KWB in 2000 as a file clerk. While organizing those tedious files, she got a glimpse into what it meant to be a Financial Advisor. Diana gradually started meeting and advising clients with Kerry as her mentor. She has established many relationships over the years that she greatly values and is proud to be a partner of the KWB family.
When Diana is off the clock, she enjoys being a proud mother of her two children, Bella and Brandon. She also makes sure to find time to “date” her loving husband, Jesse. The Sailler family can be found boating in Lake Havasu, off-roading in local deserts, or finding some other kind of outdoor activity. When they’re not on the move, she really enjoys yoga and watching a good movie on Netflix.
Partner & Executive Wealth Manager
CA Insurance Lic. #0G60381
• Mountain biking
• Animals (pretty much any kind)
• Smoking the perfect brisket
• Trying (key word) to get shredded at the gym
• Visiting with family
• Back pain
• Plumbing jobs I try to do myself
• Most modern art
Mike’s interest in financial services stems from a deeper understanding of an experience he had as a child. His grandparents came to live with his family, and at the time, Mike thought the new housemates to be a fun addition. Later he learned that poor investment decisions and dishonest guidance are what lead to his grandparents having to move in. Armed with his personal experience, Mike went to work at KWB in 2007, earned an MBA in finance, became a financial advisor at the firm, and now partner. If you have a spreadsheet that needs making or tuning up, Mike is your guy! He is a self-proclaimed nerd taking pride in his knowledge of areas like social security benefits and taxes.
When Mike isn’t perfecting a spreadsheet at the office or deepening his relationship with clients, he is at home with his wife Sheree and German Short-haired pointer, Wyatt. All three love to stay active. Sheree has several marathons under her belt as an avid runner. And Mike, who feels running is a natural response to danger, prefers mountain biking with their insanely fast pup Wyatt.
Partner & Wealth Manager
CA Insurance Lic. #0K87921
• Taking the last brownie
• Water (ocean and lake)
• Power tools
• Stone fruit
• Water leaks
• Freeze dried backpacking food
• A dirty car
Quentin joined KWB in 2015 after graduating with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands. His duties at KWB are as broad as his undergrad degree was. He’s a partner at the firm now, but in the early days, in between meeting with clients, he pulled his weight by changing light bulbs and clearing rain gutters during storms. You are less likely to see Quentin on the roof now, but you will occasionally see him on a ladder changing a lightbulb or two. He now has an MBA in Marketing and was promoted from rain gutter repair to KWB’s technology guru along with his normal client facing responsibilities.
Quentin is a big fan of hobbies. He takes after his dad that way: not afraid to get his hands dirty with some kind of project, either around the house or when off on an adventure. The Bubbs are just built that way. On an average weekend around the house, Quentin can be found on his own ladder or in the attic, power tools at the ready. Since buying his first home in 2017, he has been chipping away at the fixer upper, armed with his wife’s design input and his desire to learn. From electrical to framing, replacing windows to stucco repair, he loves having projects. When it's time to put the tools away, Quentin embarks on adventures with his wife Brittney, son Mason, and German Shepherd Kori. They love to hike, camp, and dream about the future farm they want to build together.
CA Insurance Lic. #0M75627
• A life with dogs
• Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups
• Single use items
• Eating noises
• Dirty counters
• Not living next to the ocean (yet!)
Rachel joined the firm in 2018 after a two-year “sabbatical” of organic farming and traveling. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 intending to work in sustainable agriculture. But her persistent father (Kerry) said, “Take a whirl at financial planning!” So, she did and quickly discovered this was her destined career path. She hung up her overalls and shovel, passed the licensing exams, and now works with clients while also managing the marketing department and working towards an industry respected credential. Don’t worry though, she hasn’t lost her enthusiasm for sustainability or environmental activism. She leads the firm’s efforts to print double-sided, go paperless as much as possible, and reduce single-use items! She is a big advocate of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing and uses this as her personal investing strategy.
Rachel does not do well with down time; she loves activity and a full schedule of adventure. Her days usually involve a morning run with her dog, Snaps, and evening yoga to unwind. Her weekends are booked months in advance with ski trips, backpacking or camping trips, and ocean getaways. Her goal is to one day backpack the entire Pacific Crest Trail, but for now she will settle for 3 to 4-day backpacking trips. When she’s home, Rachel and her partner, Stu, cook meals that include vegetables harvested from their backyard garden and chip away at a long list of DIY house projects.
Partner & Director of Portfolio Management
• Al Pastor Tacos
• Irish Whiskey
• Notre Dame Football
Steve joined KWB in April 2009, right after the market bottomed from the Great Recession. Prior to working at the firm, Steve played four years of Bulldog Baseball at the University of Redlands, and oh yeah, he graduated in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration. His core duties at KWB have morphed over time from being an investment researcher to head trader to now the Director of Portfolio Management and a partner at the firm. Steve has a passion for investments and behavioral finance and received his Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation in 2014. Since his desk is in depths of the back of the office, he may not know many of our client’s faces, but he knows everyone’s name and has incredible knowledge of our client’s investments.
Steve is a big fan of Notre Dame football and has travelled many times to see them play. This includes drives to the Air Force Academy in Colorado, flights to South Bend, IN, and even a trip to Ireland to see the Fighting Irish play! On weekends Notre Dame isn’t playing, he loves “a long walk ruined” and plays golf as often as he can. However, his main love is his family. He moved to Yucaipa in 2013 with his wife, Kelsey, and has since had two beautiful kids, Daniel (2014) and Maggie (2018). They love to go on trips to the zoo, the beach, the mountains, Disneyland, and can’t wait to start traveling all around the US and abroad as a family.
CA Insurance Lic. #0M42886
• Driving fast
• To share
• Learning new things
• Speeding tickets
• When Quentin takes the last brownie
• Slow internet
Igor joined the KWB team in 2018 as an Associate Wealth Planner. He has been tactfully learning the ins and outs of the business from client facing responsibilities to the back office perspective that keeps the KWB engine humming. Just a few of his responsibilities include creating financial plans, preparing and assisting with client meetings, working on portfolio models with the Director of Portfolio Management, and placing trades. Igor is currently working on an investment model of his own – an individual issue model.
Igor’s curiosity about the markets began when he was a student at the University of Maine. Eager to learn more, he added Economics as a second major. After graduating in May 2017 with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Economics, he packed an (oversized) U-Haul and began his move. Six days and 4,500 miles later, he arrived in sunny Southern California.
Igor is no stranger to long distance travel. He was born in Siberia, lived in Canada, Maine, and the Bronx before settling in Redlands, CA. He recently passed the CFA Level 1 exam (basno.com/2q8opk08). The CFA is a rigorous, three-part examination that’s revered across the financial industry. He is now registered as a candidate for the Level 2 exam! In his free time, when he is not studying, he loves learning new skills (such as Python programming language). He also loves to work on his car, a Dodge challenger, and enjoys cooking. He can make a mean beef stew!
Partner & Chief Compliance Officer
• Spending time with grandkids
• Retail therapy
• Comedy shows
• Having a huge extended family
• Scary movies
• Cold, windy or wet weather
• A dirty house
Emily joined KWB within a week of the company opening its doors in 1996. It was just a few years before that moment when she began her career in financial services, 1992 to be exact. She worked with Dean Whittier Reynold before moving on to TSI Financial in 1994 where she met Kerry.
Since day one she has been involved in operations, making sure the back office runs smoothly and clients get the outstanding service they deserve. Emily is now a partner at the firm and has taken on the role of Chief Compliance Officer. Legal jargon and meeting compliance standards in a heavily regulated industry makes for interesting times in the office. Emily has worked hard to create a compliance program the ensures no “t” goes uncrossed and “i” undotted on any KWB and client documentation.
Emily is a lifelong resident of Redlands. When she’s not focused on KWB compliance tasks she enjoys traveling with friends and her husband Sal (married 1998). She has two sons and a daughter, but her greatest family joy is her two grandsons. You know grandkids always win!
Client Service Manager
• Eating chocolate chip cookie dough
• Decorating for the Holidays
• Dirty dishes
• Putting laundry away
• Bananas or canned tuna
• Stepping on Legos
Jamie’s first response to a question or task from her co-workers is usually no…. that way you’re pleasantly surprised when the task is completed, or the question is answered correctly. Her knowledge and skill have continuously developed since she started with KWB in 2001. You may often hear Jamie’s voice on the phone and/or receive paperwork from her, but she is also heavily involved in helping LPL improve its systems in order to better our client’s experiences.
When Jamie is not at work, she spends her free time with her family. Jamie is outnumbered at home four to one, but don’t worry, she can hold her own. Being a mom of three boys can be crazy but she loves it. Jamie and her husband, Brian, have been together since 2009 and can honestly say every day is a new adventure. Jamie loves Pinterest and DIY projects and adding to her husband’s “honey-do” list. Each weekend is filled with things to do, either around the house or family activities from baseball to camping, and walking their family dog Jasper, a Poodle Maltese mix.
Client Service Assistant
• The scent and mist of ocean waves
• Cooking with the Hubby
• Family camping trips
• Dirt bike riding in the rain
• Being caught in a riptide
• Cleaning the stove
• Mechanical breakdowns
When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, her only answer was to be a Great Mom. Years after raising their children and being a stay at home Mommy, she began taking courses in her “free time.” Her journey began with attaining her Associate of Arts, which sparked her interest in the Dental Hygiene Program. While she was aspiring to become a Dental Hygienist, God had other plans of transition, one of which involved moving the family. Venessa joined the KWB Team in 2017 after looking for a change in her professional career.
Venessa enjoys ridding her Harley with her husband and spending precious moments with their two children. More often than not, you’ll find the Fox family juggling various projects from maintaining the vehicles with oil changes to welding lessons at home. She and the family are very competitive! Whether it’s playing board games, tennis, long range shooting, or sharing the blessing of dinner together they continue to be a close nit team.