Behind the Scenes

3rd Annual Investment Symposium

Staying current is critical to bring the best ideas and solutions to our clients. Financial Planners from Pillar Financial Group and Mainspring Wealth Advisors joined for a two-day investment symposium held at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington, featuring presentations with up-to-the-miunte information about our industry.




Alaska Women's Gold Nugget Triathloon

Two of our very own advisors, Kathleen and Avi, struck out on a trek of their own to collect their own gold (finisher's medals) on May 21, 2017.  They entered the Gold Nugget Triathlon and swam 500 yards, biked 12 miles and ran 4.1 miles to the finish line.  Way to go ladies!






Welcome Todd, Gerrilynn, Marisa, Katherine, and Vickie!

In November 2016, Lindley Financial moved from Montesano to join the Olympia office of Pillar Financial Group. All the financial planners at Pillar Financial Group are delighted to welcome everyone in the group:

  • Todd Lindley, CFP®, Financial Planner

  • Gerrilynn Lindley, Office Manager

  • Marisa Lindley, Client Service Specialist

  • Katherine Butcher, Client Service Specialist

  • Vickie Raines, Consultant

Todd and Gerrilynn started Lindley Financial 33 years ago, and it was a robust member of the Montesano business community throughout those years. Todd and Gerrilynn had deep ties to the community, serving its members in many ways, but felt the time was right to form a partnership with another financial planning firm with the same values and convictions they have. Everyone is looking forward to sharing the expertise and energy that the Lindley team have brought to Pillar Financial Group. 





National Conference

All seven financial planners from Pillar Financial Group travelled to Austin, Texas on November 3rd to attend Commonwealth's 4 day national meeting. Exploring this very unique city in their free time was great fun, and a wonderful chance to relax and enjoy one another's company. The meeting included:

Keynote session speakers:

  • Dan Rather, renowned and award winning broadcast journalist
  • Marty Sandler, author of more than 85 books, mostly American nonfiction
  • Daymond John, Shark Tank Investor and CEO of FUBU
  • Colonel (Ret.) Jill Morgenthaler, one of the first women to participate in ROTC
  • Fabio Zaffignini, organizer of the Rocken' 1000 concert in Cesena, Italy

Presentations by key Commonwealth executives:

  • Rich Hunter, President and COO
  • Darren Tedesco, Managing Principal, Innovation and Strategy
  • Brad McMIllan, Chief Investment Officer
  • Jim Adelman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
  • Brendan Daly, Legal and Compliance Counsel

Over 100 breakout sessions covering all aspects of financial planning. It was hard to choose which ones to attend!


Investment Symposium 2017


Kathleen and Avi post race
Kathleen and Avi packet pickup


LFS Team Photo 2016




National Conference 2016