Our Team

Our Team

Please click on the pictures below to learn more about each staff member on our team.

Parks W. Avery, Jr. CFP®

Co-Founder

Parks is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who received his degree in finance from the University of Georgia. He is an active member of various professional associations, including being a national and local member of the Financial Planning Association; a member of the Newnan Development Authority; and chairman of the Newnan Convention Center Authority.

Parks works with each client to form solutions for his or her unique situation. He meticulously tailors a long-term plan that is flexible enough to move with his client’s life changes and financial situations. He uses a proactive approach to managing risk tolerances, financial needs, and goals. As such, he is able to identify potential problems and needs early on and construct productive ways to address them.

Parks lives in Newnan, Georgia, with his wife, Jo, and their dog Roscoe. He is a long-distance road bicyclist and a faithful fan of the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

Kris Pope

Co-Founder

Kris holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC. He also has life and variable life annuity licenses. He attended Auburn University-Montgomery, on a baseball scholarship, where he earned a BS in finance. He is chairman of the local chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a member of the Lions Club.

Kris develops and maintains the unique portfolio solutions for our individual clients based on our one-on-one planning process. He is responsible for investment reviews, product research, investment product selection, assessing and monitoring the investment managers, and supervising our operations with our broker/dealer, Commonwealth Financial Network.

Kris lives in Newnan, Georgia, with his wife, Natachia, and their two children, Kaitlyn and Davis. He is an avid golfer and an enthusiastic fan of the Atlanta Braves baseball team and the Atlanta Falcons football team.

Rhodes Shell CFP®

Financial Planner

Rhodes brings more than 40 years of financial industry experience to Avery & Pope Wealth Management.

Rhodes earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his MBA from Georgia State University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a member of the Financial Planners Association. Rhodes has been deeply involved in his community and currently serves as a City of Newnan Council member.

Jason Eaker CRPC®

Financial Advisor

Jason earned a BS from University of North Georgia and a MS from Georgia State University and he is a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®). In addition, Jason holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and licenses for life, accident and sickness, and variable insurance products. He is an active member in his community, serving as board chair for the Summit Family YMCA and a graduate of Leadership Coweta. 

Jason has been able to use his expertise, knowledge, and thoughtful approach to advise clients and offer products that will best serve their financial needs. He enjoys working with clients to create custom financial plans, managing investment portfolios for families and businesses.

Jason resides in Newnan, Georgia, with his fiancé, Sarah, and their two sons and daughter: Chase, Jett, and Hannah. He enjoys cycling and all else outdoors.

Cyndi Cartwright

Office Administrator

Cyndi received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of West Georgia. She manages the property and office space, procurements, and information technology systems, including administration of the paperless office. She is responsible for familiarizing clients with the office's web-based services, including online account access. She schedules appointments for clients to meet with our team members, and she manages a comprehensive proprietary database that links the administrative, analytical, and reporting functions. As the point-of-contact with the large support staff at Commonwealth Financial Network®, she ensures the efficiency of communication and automation.

Cyndi lives in Newnan, Georgia, with her daughter Chloe. When away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her favorite football team, the Georgia Bulldogs.