Jean Keener, Principal
Jean started KFP in 2008 after a 10+-year career in business management. As a career changer, Jean went back to school in 2006 and completed the CFP® educational program through the University of North Texas professional development institute. After passing the CFP® exam in 2007, Jean joined the Garrett Planning Network in 2008 and began serving financial planning clients full-time. Outside of work, Jean is married to Mark and co-parents 2 rambunctious lab mixes Maya and Tanner. She enjoys cooking, visiting Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives restaurants, and spending time out-of-doors. Jean shares more about why she became a financial planner and answers questions you should ask a financial planner on the Interview Jean page and in this video.
Rachel Songer, Financial Planner
Rachel joined Keener Financial Planning in 2013. She most enjoys brainstorming with clients to come up with tools and strategies that will empower them to meet both their near- and long-term goals. Rachel is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) Professional and holds a degree in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University. Outside of work Rachel and her husband, Adam, are parents to their endlessly entertaining dog, Boomer. Rachel enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and perusing new recipes to try. Rachel shares more about how she became a financial planner and answers questions you should ask a financial planner on the Interview Rachel page.
Patty Priddy, Financial Planner
Patty joined Keener Financial Planning in March 2017. As a career changer, Patty has been a financial planner since 2015 and previously has 20+ years financial and accounting experience including serving as a business consultant with Arthur Andersen. In addition to an MBA from Texas Tech, Patty is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) Professional and holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ (CRPC®) designation. Outside of work, Patty enjoys spending time with her husband Paul and her extended family. She enjoys walking, reading, and yoga. Learn more about why Patty became a financial planner on the Interview Patty page.
Hannah Szarszewski, Financial Planner
Hannah joined Keener Financial Planning in 2018 after serving at two other financial planning firms in the DFW area. She has been awarded “Excellence in Financial Education” by the Society of Financial Service Professionals and has volunteered as a financial coach with an organization that focuses on financial counseling and improving financial literacy among young adults. Hannah has a Bachelor’s degree in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) Professional. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and beloved dog. See why Hannah became a financial planner on the Interview Hannah page.
Christina Slavonik, Financial Planner
Christina joined Keener Financial Planning in 2020. Prior to joining KFP, Christina worked closely with young professionals and families at two other financial planning firms and has 10+ years of experience in the industry. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Dallas Baptist University, completed the Certificate Program in Financial Planning through Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) Professional. Outside of work, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul and two cats, Pancakes and Snickers. She also volunteers with the Junior League of Dallas and finds relaxation in rebounding, hot yoga, books, nature and art.
Samuel Pond, Financial Planning Associate
Samuel joined Keener Financial Planning in May 2020 after working at a wealth management firm in the DFW area. He enjoys helping clients gain greater understanding of their financial situation to better inform their financial decisions. Samuel graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in personal financial planning. He has already passed the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) exam and is working on completing his experience hours. Outside of work Samuel and his wife, Meghan, are parents to an active toddler, Brooklynn. Samuel enjoys spending time with his family getting outside anyway they can: hiking, walking, swimming, going to the park, watching baseball, or simply playing with bubbles.
Kelli Hinton, Director of Operations
Kelli joined Keener Financial Planning in July 2019 and holds the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP™) designation. Prior to joining KFP, Kelli worked in the medical field in a free-standing Emergency Room. She attended the University of Oklahoma to pursue a degree in Health/Sports Science. Outside of work, Kelli enjoys spending time with her husband, James, and their daughter, McKenzie. She has a passion for singing and performing with the 5-time International Champion Sweet Adeline Chorus, The Rich-Tone Chorus. She has served as the President and Financial Coordinator for the past 7 years for the Rich-Tone Chorus, which is what led her to make the decision to make a career change to the financial planning field.
Catherine Guinn, Administrative Assistant
Catherine joined Keener Financial Planning in June 2020 after spending a few years as a stay-at-home mom while living in New York state. Catherine has prior finance work in different states while her husband served 21 years in the Army at various duty stations. Outside of work Catherine and her husband, Rollie, are parents to three kids, Madeline, Zach, and Jacob. They enjoy traveling and going out on their boat. Catherine enjoys playing golf, cooking and working out at the gym.
Interested in joining our team? Please check for openings on the Join Our Team page.