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 | Co-Owner
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, paddle boarding, and exploring all of the outdoor pursuits that come with her recent move to Boise, Idaho. Most of her meetings are held via video conference, and she comes to Texas once a quarter for in-person client sessions. 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. She was named to the D Magazine Best Financial Planners in Dallas 2020 list. 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.
Samuel Pond, Financial Planner
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 and is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) professional. Outside of work Samuel and his wife, Meghan, are parents to two active daughters, Brooklynn and Kalynn. 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.
Josh Nowitzky, Financial Planner
Josh joined Keener Financial Planning in June 2021 after working for a brokerage firm and a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) professional, he has a passion for financial planning and helping clients realize and work toward their financial goals. Josh is a veteran and served on a nuclear-powered submarine. After his honorable discharge, he graduated with a B.S. in Finance, Accounting, and Information Systems. He now enjoys his days of freedom spending time with his wife. He will be a father at the end of 2021 with his first son.
Cole Cecil, Financial Planning Associate
Cole joined Keener Financial Planning in June 2021. He enjoys connecting with clients on an interpersonal level to fully understand how their personal and financial goals can work together to help produce a brighter future. Cole graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master’s Degree in personal financial planning and holds the Texas Tech Charitable Financial Planning certificate. Currently, Cole is pursuing his Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation. Outside of work Cole enjoys taking his dog, Cooper, on walks or to the dog park. He also enjoys playing or watching sports with his friends, whether it be football, basketball, golf, or tennis.
Kelli Hinton, Director of Operations | Co-Owner
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.