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 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. Long-rage planning assists our families to balance risk tolerances, financial needs, and goals. Using a CFP® Professional to identify potential problems and needs early on allows us to discuss productive ways to identify and address those issues.

Parks lives in Newnan, Georgia, with his wife, Jo and their dog Roscoe. Parks and Jo have four grown children and four grandchildren. 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 Advisor

Rhodes is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ professional, earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his MBA from Georgia State University.  He has over 40 years of financial industry experience.  Rhodes has been deeply involved in his community and currently serves as a City of Newnan Council member. 

Rhodes enjoys working with clients to develop a financial plan as well as implementing that plan and the changes that can occur.  He develops strong and long-lasting relationships with his clients.

Rhodes is a life-long resident of Newnan, GA.  In his off time, he enjoys riding bicycles, swimming and tending to his orchids.

Jason Eaker, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Jason earned a BS from University of North Georgia and a MS from Georgia State University.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional (CFP®) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ (CRPC®).  In addition, Jason holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and licenses for life, accident, 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, and managing investment portfolios for families and businesses.

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

Windy Teaster

Office Administrator

Windy holds her property & casualty, and life, accident, & sickness licenses. She is actively involved within her community, participating in local 5K’s, serving at her church, and volunteering at her children’s schools.

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.

Windy resides in Newnan, Georgia, with her husband, Heath and their two children, Cotton and Belle. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, deep sea fishing, and going to the range.