Meet Your Advisors

Based in Anchorage, Alaska we provide sound financial advice and portfolio management allowing you to focus on your business, family, and personal goals with a sense of empowerment and well-being. Our investment team members have advanced degrees and professional designations, including:

Investment Team

Laura Bruce CFP®, ChFC®

Director, APCM Wealth Management for Individuals

APCM Wealth Management for Individuals 2014-Present
Alaska Permanent Capital Management 2007-Present
First National Bank of Anchorage, Trust Offi cer/Portfolio
Development 2002-2007
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Legacy Wealth Strategies, Owner/Consultant 2002-2007
Wachovia Securities, Financial Advisor/Institutional
Relationship Mgr. 1999-2003
Bank of America, VP Private Bank Portfolio Mgr. 1994-1999

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, BBA
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, American College
University for International Studies, Madrid Spain
Chartered Financial Consultant, American College
Series 65 License

Cathie Straub, CPA, CFP®

Director, APCM Wealth Management for Individuals

Alaska Permanent Capital Management 2009 – Present
Financial Resources, Inc. 1991-2009
Ernst & Young, CPAs 1985-1991

Miami University, Oxford, OH, Cum Laude BS Business (Accounting & Finance)
Certified Financial Planner
Certified Public Accountant
Series 65 License

Marietta Hall, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Alaska Permanent Capital Management 2016 – Present
Lincoln Financial Advisors, Advisor 2007-2016
Lincoln National Life, Advisor 1992-2007
KMS Financial, Advisor 2004-2007
Benefit Securities Inc., Advisor 1992-2004

Washington State University, BA Finance
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Certified Financial Planner, College for Financial Planning
Series 65 License

Kim Butler, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Alaska Permanent Capital Management 2014 – Present
MacroTrend Strategies, Financial Planning Assistant 2013-2014
Charles Schwab & Co., Registered Representative 2011-2013

University of Alaska Anchorage, BBA Finance
Golden Gate University, MS Financial Planning
Certified Financial Planner

Travis Gularte

Financial Advisor

Alaska Permanent Capital Management 2018 – Present
Charles Schwab, Financial Consultant 2013-2017
Wells Fargo Bank, Private Banker 2012-2013

University of Phoenix, BBA Finance

Jasmine Gilpin

Associate Financial Advisor

APCM Wealth Management for Individuals 2018-Present
Alaska Permanent Capital Management, Intern Spring 2018
Near Island Coffee, Manager 2012-2017

University of Alaska Southeast, Magna Cum Laude BBA Business Administration and Accounting

Connor Michael

Associate Financial Advisor

APCM Wealth Management for Individuals 2018-Present
Alyeska Ski Club Freeskiing Team, Program Director/Head Coach 2017-Present
Naniq Global Logistics, Technical Specialist 2016-2018
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Trust Land Office, Intern 2015-2015
Boslough Construction, Summers 2012-2014

Western State Colorado University, BBA

Mary Kate Herndon, FPQP™

Operations Manager

Alaska Permanent Capital Management 2011-Present
University of Alaska Anchorage, BA Psychology

Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™

Krista Dennison

Client Service Assistant

Alaska Permanent Capital Management 2018 – Present

Wesleyan University, BA in Russian and Soviet Studies

Julee Farley, CPA, CFA®

Chief Compliance Officer

Alaska Permanent Capital Management 2004-Present
Arctic Slope Consulting Group 2003
Cook Inlet Region, Inc. 1998-2002
KPMG International 1996-1998

University of Alaska Fairbanks, MBA
University of Houston, BS Mathematics
Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Financial Analyst

Blog Posts

Alaska’s Population Over the Next Decade

Demographics may not quite be destiny, but there’s no doubt that demographic trends create opportunities and challenges for business, communities, and governments.  The 65 million children born in the United States during the 1944-1961 “Baby Boom” spurred investments in housing, education, and services that reverberated through the economy for decades.  The current and impending retirement […]
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The Private College 529 Plan

College students like me are painfully aware of tuition prices. What’s more, the cost of attending college is constantly rising. Even still, many families want to help their children pay for college. To accomplish this, many people use tax advantaged college savings vehicles called 529s. Recently, alternatives to the traditional state-sponsored 529 plans have emerged. […]
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Corporate Health Remains Strong

The second quarter’s earnings season (data reported in early 3Q) is nearly complete with 96% of S&P 500 companies having reported their current financial status. The biggest takeaway is that US corporate health remains strong. Both revenues and earnings are higher than last year. Earnings grew +24.7% year-over-year while Revenues grew +9.0%.       […]
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