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Did you know that money is the #1 cause of stress among Americans?*

With the pace of our lives and the cost of all of our responsibilities, it is difficult to know if we are always making the best financial decisions.   Whether it's managing a business or a career, paying for education, making time for what you love, or figuring out retirement, all of these things can cause financial stress.  You are not alone. I completely understand.

I'm Jeran and I founded Centered Financial because I've experienced how difficult it is to try to make it all work.  Sometimes we don't know where to start, sometimes we don't know if we are doing it right, and sometimes we just need support to keep us centered on what really matters. 

We, at Centered Financial, are that support.  We listen to you, and we seek to understand you and your relationship with money.  We then work with you to help you feel organized, educated, and empowered.

I invite you to work with us and start the process to center your money on what matters most to you.

-Jeran Van Alfen, CFP®


Meet The Team

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Jeran Van Alfen, CFP®

Founder, CEO, Portfolio Manager and Financial Planner

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Melissa Turner

Executive Manager


Tim Lackey, ChFC®

Financial Planner

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Cecilia Shattuck

Administrative Assistant

External Support Team

We have made strategic decisions to form partnerships with professional teams that add efficiency and reinforce our commitment to you.

Operations/ Services


Sherine Chan

Chief Operating Officer


Eric Hanslits

Service Team Manager

Investment Management


Ryan Long, CFA®

Director of Investments


Matt Fleming

Director of Portfolio Data


Mike Whisenhunt

Senior Trading Manager


Focus Point Solutions is our back office team that provides daily support to our staff through:

  • Administrative and account service activities

  • Technology coordination

  • Investment research

  • Trading activity

(FPS employees are not employed nor affiliated with Centered Financial)​

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