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Financial Services Team
President and Director of Financial Planning
“There is nothing more rewarding to me, than to build a solid financial plan for my client, and then helping them achieve their goals through life’s little ups and downs. I make a point to be available and work side by side helping clients achieve financial security.”
Kyle Addington is President, Director of Financial Planning for American Wealth Advisers, PLLC a financial services company specializing in wealth accumulation and retirement income stream planning and has over 20 years of experience as a financial advisor for small business owners and high net worth clients. Mr. Addington specializes in designing, implementing and administering individual and small business retirement plans.
Mr. Addington is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Rep with Independent Financial Group, a Registered Broker-Dealer and brings extensive financial and management experience working with two of the largest Fortune 500 companies during his career and numerous private sector high net worth clients.
Prior to launching American Wealth Advisers, Mr. Addington founded and managed Addington Advisors, LLC an investment firm that specialized in retirement planning for professional athletes, small business owners and their families.
Before working in the securities industry Mr. Addington was a Senior Pricing Analyst for a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Management from the University of North Texas.
Mr. Addington is very active in the community and supports several local charities. He currently serves as Co-Chair for the Marine Corp Reserves Maricopa County Toys for Tots Foundation and board member of the Litchfield Park Friends of the Rec foundation and is past Treasurer and Rotarian of the Year of the Rotary Club of Litchfield Park. Mr. Addington is a former City Commissioner for the City of Litchfield Park and current President of the Village at Litchfield Park HOA. He and his wife Melissa enjoy traveling, going to sporting events, watching old movies and playing golf any chance they get.
VP of Client Experience
“Crafting and establishing a financial plan is like building a collage. It’s filled with many pictures, dreams, colors and always considers investments. I enjoy seeing the plan as it develops and helping clients overcome daily challenges with suitable solutions. Through communication, we can help make dreams come true.”
Melissa Addington is the Marketing and Advertising Director for American Wealth Advisers. She is dedicated to the success of Public Outreach, Marketing, PR, Community Events and Business Development strategies. With over 20 years marketing experience, she provides a fresh approach with creative solutions to client campaigns and marketing endeavors.
Melissa is a Registered Representative with Independent Financial Group a Registered Broker-Dealer.
Kellie Gutridge is the Executive Assistant for American Wealth Advisers. She is committed to providing excellent customer service to our financial and wealth management clients.
Her background includes office administration, grant writing and proposal development, non-profit program management, database development and bookkeeping. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Arizona State University.
In her spare time, Kellie enjoys gardening, graphic art, volunteering and spending time with her family and dog.
Hayley Willson provides administrative and marketing support to our management team and financial clients. She is a native Coloradoan and is currently studying to complete her Bachelor Degree from the University of Arizona in Biochemistry and Economics. This provides both an analytical and logical talent to the organization.
Hayley is an effective team player who is highly organized, a creative problem solver, and possess dynamic interpersonal and communication skills. She is passionate about new opportunities, eager to learn, and exhibits great enthusiasm with determination for every project.
Lauren Kealani Willson
Writer / Admin Assistant
Lauren is a gifted creative writer, journalist and publisher. Over the last few years, she has worked on numerous publishing efforts from non-profits, recreational activities, political satire as well as the financial industry. She provides digital content and on-going administrative support.
When Lauren is not drafting a new article, or writing creative content, she can be found at the gym or preparing a gourmet vegetarian platter. Lauren is a fulltime student working on her journalism degree at the University of Southern Colorado.
American Wealth Advisers is proud to partner and refer tax preparation services to Big Foot Taxes.
American Wealth Advisers (AWAFS), Independent Financial Group (IFG) and Big Foot Taxes are separate and unaffiliated companies.
Tax Services Team
Big Foot Taxes
Owner, Enrolled Agent
Elaine is an accounting and tax professional who strives for excellence in providing services to both businesses and individuals. She holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Western International University and is a Licensed Enrolled Agent with the IRS.
Elaine uses her expertise in helping each client save money, increase profits, and build a stable financial future both personally and in business.
Elaine has also proudly served our country in the US Army, and received honorable discharge in 1987. During her time of active duty she has served overseas in Germany, Belgium, and South Korea.
In her spare time, she enjoys artistic creative expression through painting and drawing, spending quality time with her husband, Eric, and their two daughters, Krysten and Samantha, as well as playing fetch with their two dogs Tank and Sarge.
Big Foot Taxes
Owner, Enrolled Agent
Eric is an accounting and tax professional who provides an exceptional level of service to businesses and individuals. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, and is a Licensed Enrolled Agent with the IRS.
Eric is committed to helping each client save money, increase profits, and build a stable financial future both personally and in business.
Eric has also proudly served our country in the US Army, and received an honorable discharge in 1987. During his time of active duty he has served overseas in Germany and South Korea.
In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, spending quality time with his wife, Elaine, and their two daughters, Krysten and Samantha, as well as playing fetch with their two dogs Tank and Sarge.