Team Grid

D. Michael Burleigh
I follow a few basic principles when running the practice. They are to do the right thing, do the best you can, and show people that you care.
Michael is a hands-on advisor who takes great pleasure in running the business and providing expert guidance to retirees or individuals who are fast approaching retirement. He is committed to providing clients with conservative investment strategies that will help fund a better standard of living during retirement. Just like his clients, Michael believes in a strong work ethic and knows how important it is to preserve hard-earned dollars. He started his career in the financial services industry in 1986, branching out to form his own company three years later. Since that time, he has had the privilege of meeting with more than 2,500 people who are nearing retirement or already enjoying it. Michael is a State Registered Investment Advisor and Licensed Insurance Professional. Since opening his own firm over 25 years ago, Michael has been on a mission to protect clients' capital. Unlike many advisors whom he thinks are mentally stuck in the 1990s with aggressive strategies, Michael specializes in conservative strategies that are likely to provide a steady and reliable return. Michael is literally always on the move. He took up running over 25 years ago and has since completed numerous full and half marathons. He also enjoys martial arts, golf, and is an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast.
Carty Burleigh
Marketing/Event Coordinator
Michael’s wife Carty is responsible for scheduling our special events and assisting with marketing. She brings her creative energy and attention to detail in all she endeavors. As our Event Coordinator, her years of experience in the hospitality industry make our workshops, meetings, and client events educational and a lot of fun. Carty enjoys running, the beach, and spending time with her Golden Retriever, Bella, and her Maine Coon, Jack. She is also involved in numerous community services and charitable activities. Her faith is an important part of her life.
Rich Pontynen
Tax Services
Although Richard retired from his own firm in 2006, he still enjoys helping people with all their tax preparation needs. Richard has the unique ability to explain complex tax code in a manner that people can understand. Richard is in charge of our Tax Practice. With 29 years of experience as a partner of a tax firm in Richmond, VA, you can be confident that your tax returns will be handled by a true professional. As a Florida retiree, Rich is not holding back from taking advantage of its wonderful amenities. He likes to spend his time on the water boating and fishing. He is also involved with the Florida Oceanographic Society.
Erin Lindsay
Office Manager
Erin spent the past ten years working for Raymond James Financial Services and as an Office Manager and as a Paralegal for a law firm. She has a talent for working with clients and providing them with superior service. She recently moved to Florida from New Jersey and loves her new home. She is a lifelong animal lover and enjoys hiking in nature, museums, and British television.

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