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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.
Eric Bowdler, CFP®
Vice-President/Director of Financial Planning
“Watching my clients reach their goals in life, whether it’s personal or financial, has been the highlight of my career. By working closely with clients and understanding what those goals are, we can define success and leverage the latest technology to develop a Financial Plan to work toward that success in the short term as well as the long term.”
Eric Bowdler is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL™ at American Wealth Advisers. He is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of families, friends and community. Eric started in the Financial Services industry in 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems. He moved to Phoenix in 2002 but he spends most of his free time enjoying the outdoors with his family as they hike, camp and explore Northern Arizona. Eric’s family consists of his wife, Patricia, and his daughter and son, Isabella and Kai.
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.
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.
Justin Kauffman, CFP®
Vice-President of Financial Planning
“My goal is to inspire actionable financial strategies for young professionals and couples to live a meaningful lifestyle today, while planning responsibly for tomorrow. I seek to utilize the technology and tools needed for wealth and development and implement a plan that helps you make intentional decisions. I have a desire to see those around me successful in all areas of life.”
Justin Kauffman is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL™ at American Wealth Advisers, specializing in financial planning for millennials up to retirees using fin-tech strategies. Growing up in Alaska, he loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting and fishing. Whether it is debt reduction, risk management, or wealth development, Justin will provide the actionable strategies needed for you to focus in on your desired lifestyle. He graduated from Adams State University in Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in business Administration with an Emphasis in Finance and a minor in Accounting. While in school, he played both football and basketball and remains a sports enthusiast. He and his wife Leah and they are expecting a baby girl in August. Justin has a passion for people and serves in his local church.
Account Processing Manager
Luke Turner is an Account Processing Manger at American Wealth Advisers, PLLC in Goodyear, Arizona. Luke received his bachelor’s degree in the Science of Business Management at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota in 2016. While Achieving that goal he was also a member of the Digital Customer Advocacy Team in Mortgage Operations at Capital One where he won the DCAT team member of the year award in 2017. After enduring winter for 26 years in Minnesota he moved down to sunny Arizona where he enjoys the beautiful weather and the relaxing pool/grilling days. Although he moved across the country he still roots for the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Wild. Luke’s goal at American Wealth Advisers is to help create a seamless client experience for anyone looking to save for the future while keeping customer service as a top priority. Mixing technology with experience at American Wealth Advisers is the best way to keep clients in control of their financial future. While not in the office Luke can be found either at the pool or on his gaming computer trying to win any number of games.
Tax Services Team
Mary L. Reha EA
President and Founder of MLR Professional Tax & Accounting Services
QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor
Certified Public Bookkeeper
PTIN Registered Tax Agent
Mary, her husband of 32 years and her two daughters moved to the west valley of Phoenix in mid 2003. Mary has over 25 years of experience in Tax and Accounting for individuals and companies. After building many relationships with small businesses in her almost fifteen years in the West Valley, Mary realized that many of these small business needed more support from their accounting professionals. With this in mind, Mary decided to leave the corporate world and take a leap of faith she went out on her own to open MLR Professional Tax & Accounting Services. In this business venture, she also created a professional, state of the art environment for independent tax and accounting professionals to provide quality service to their clients.
Offering more support to local businesses meant being available for text or phone calls at any time, walk in meetings to discuss any ideas or thoughts and even getting in the car and seeing what that business is all about. Each year since opening MLR, Mary has almost doubled her seasonal tax clients and has increased her year round accounting clients by 25%. Being an Enrolled Agent requires Mary to continue to educate herself to meet the strict standards defined by the IRS. Mary is and active member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and a board member for the Pacific West Chapter of Enrolled Agents. With the world of tax and accounting being ever changing, Mary is excited for the mark she has left and will continue to leave in the west valley of Phoenix.