Wealth advice for your life's goals

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With the complexity of today's markets and uncertainty about tomorrow's economy, good financial advice is more important than ever. As a team of dedicated Financial Advisors, we're committed to helping you organize your finances around your short term needs, your longer-term goals and what you envision for generations to come. Our knowledgeable perspective, good judgement and broad experience can help you meet your challenges and seize opportunities.

Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

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    Misty Jones

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Originally from Sonoma County, Misty began her career in the investment industry in 1996.  In 2004, Misty partnered with Henry Gundling as a UBS Financial Advisor.  Misty focuses on wealth planning for individual clients and their families through financial planning resources available at UBS.  She genuinely enjoys helping clients achieve their goals through planning and integrating personalized investment portfolios.  Misty lives in Napa and has been involved with various community service organizations during her career including Rotary, New Technology High Interact, and the California Dressage Society.  Misty is FINRA registered and holds Series 7,63 & 66 securities licenses as well as licenses for life, accident and health insurance, and variable annuities.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.  In her free time, she enjoys equestrian activities and spending time with her two sons.

    • Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, 2020, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September of the prior year.
    • Forbes Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September of the prior year.
    • Working Mother Magazine/SHOOK Top Wealth Advisor Moms, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021The Working Mother Magazine/SHOOK rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in October based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.

    • University of Phoenix, B.S. Management
      703 Trancas Street
      3 and 4 Financial Plaza
      Napa, CA 94558
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      Ron Herring

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      From a very early age Ron has been fascinated by the financial world. He entered the financial services industry full time when he was 18 years old, and for the last 31 plus years he has worked with UBS as a Financial Advisor.  Ron has dedicated his professional life to helping individuals, families, businesses and organizations manage their wealth. He focuses on long- term planning issues along with portfolio strategy and management. He has an A. A. degree from Sacramento City College,  a B.B.A. degree from National University, and a CRPS designation from the College of Financial Planning. While at UBS his studies have centered around: Practical Economics, Equity Valuation, Fixed Income Concepts and Tools, Asset Allocation, and Portfolio Management. He holds series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses along with life and health insurance licenses.

      Ron is a Past President of the Active 20-30 Club; Founding Member and former Chairman of the Cycle for Sight; Co-Founder and Head Coach of the Napa Valley Basketball Alliance; Associate Head Coach - Varsity Boys Basketball at Napa High; and he has coached numerous youth basketball, baseball and soccer teams.

      On a personal note Ron enjoys camping, kayaking, volleyball, basketball, research, and spending time with family and friends.

        • Sacramento City College, A.A.
        • National University, B.B.A.
        • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠
        703 Trancas Street
        3 and 4 Financial Plaza
        Napa, CA 94558
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        Pamela J. Thompson

        First Vice President–Wealth Management

        Financial Advisor

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        Pam brings more than 25 years of financial services experience to the Compass Financial Group. Pam develops comprehensive financial plans, as well as customized financial strategies to help pursue clients' short and long-term goals.  She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM  practitioner.  She holds Series 7,31, 63 and 65 securities licenses as well as life and health insurance licenses.  Pam earned her B.S. in Organizations, Leadership and Management from the University of San Francisco. 

        In her spare time, Pam enjoys music, birdwatching, and volunteering for the Audubon Society, Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity.

          • University of San Francisco, B.S. Organizations, Leadership and Management
          • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
          703 Trancas Street
          3 and 4 Financial Plaza
          Napa, CA 94558
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          David Sawyer

          Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

          Financial Advisor

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          After a successful career in the technology industry, David decided to move his family back to the Napa Valley. He began his career with UBS in one of the equity market's most tumultuous months on record-and since 1998 David has helped clients manage their wealth through good times and bad. David emphasizes asset allocation and total portfolio management with a focus on retirement planning. David has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Sacramento State University. David resides in Idaho with his wife. 

            • Sacramento State University, Business Administration
              703 Trancas Street
              3 + 4 Financial Plaza
              Napa, CA 94558
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              Amy Mitchell Knopka

              Senior Client Associate

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              Amy Knopka joined the UBS team in 2013. Amy coordinates all administrative functions in the service of our clients. Amy, a graduate of Wake Forest University, brings a wealth of customer service skills and experience to the role.  FINRA registered, Amy holds Series 7 & 66 securities licenses.  Prior to taking time off to raise her sons, she led and managed a team serving international clients in the forest products industry. Amy resides in Napa with her husband. 

                • Wake Forest University
                  703 Trancas Street
                  3 and 4 Financial Plaza
                  Napa, CA 94558
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                  Tiffany Walls

                  Senior Client Associate

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                  Tiffany has been in the industry since 2007 and with UBS since 2011. She supports the Compass Financial Group by providing excellent client service and coordinating with the team on all administrative functions. She holds her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as licenses for life and health insurance and variable annuities. Tiffany resides in Napa with her husband. 

                        703 Trancas Street
                        3 and 4 Financial Plaza
                        Napa, CA 94558

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                      Our experience and structured planning process drives a comprehensive financial plan and customized investment strategies. Depending on where you are in your life and the priorities that matter most, our planning conversations may focus on liquidity management, your cash flow needs, asset replacement solutions such as insurance, estate planning strategies, or tax and legal structures such as trusts and philanthropic vehicles.

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                      What will your legacy be?
                      It’s never too early to plan ahead. A Legacy strategy can help you gain more control over your financial future and what you leave behind, so you can move forward with confidence.

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