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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.
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.
Jeanne Addington is a creative administrative assistant who is dedicated to great customer service. She comes to American Wealth Advisers obtaining extensive experience with engineering in the oil and gas industries. Jeanne’s experience in these diverse fields make her a unique and viable asset to the organization. Her warm and conscientious personality make for an enjoyable experience for every client.
Jeanne’s positive attitude not only creates an excellent experience for clients but enhances morale within the office as well. With her excellent communication skills and commitment to building interpersonal relationships, Jeanne is a valuable member of the team.
Max Jacobs provides aid to each member of our management team as well as financial clients, helping to build and manage relationships that are based on trust and respect. Max was Born and raised in Chicago and is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Pre-Law at The University of Arizona. Max provides a sensible perspective, with a priority to ensure long-term value within American Wealth Advisers.
Max is a well-rounded and disciplined individual that is eager to take on a new challenge, whether that be in or out of the workplace. Possessing a strong sense of compassion and commitment to helping others, he is a great asset to the organization.
Tax Services Team
Alicia Gutierrez EA
Bilingual speaking and writing Spanish
Alicia Gutierrez was born and raised in a small farming town in the state of Washington. She along with her eight siblings grew up on their Fathers farm where they all helped with the family business of growing organic vegetables. In 1997, Alicia and her husband of now 20 years moved to Phoenix to attend college.
" Our Move here to Arizona was suppose to be temporary but after our first winter here we realized we didn't like the cold and loved the warm winters...we decided this was going to be home."
As Alicia was pursuing her career in the medical field she decided to take a few accounting classes and realized that Accounting was her calling all along. She then pursued her career in the accounting field by working for one of the largest firms in tax preparation, HR Block. From 2000 to 2018 Alicia worked for HR Block where she managed multiple offices and helped Instruct Tax courses. In 2018 Alicia made her final move to MLR and obtained her Enrolled Agent credential.
" I consider myself very lucky that I learned at a very young age the value of hard work, honesty and most of all loyalty. I have been preparing taxes for over 18 years....Most people cringe upon hearing the word Taxes, but not me. I love preparing taxes. It's more like a hobby for me. I love to explain something that is so complex to many and simplify it to where it makes sense."
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.