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 Officer/Portfolio Development 2002-2007 More
Legacy Wealth Strategies, Owner/Consultant 2002-2007 Wachovia Securities, Financial Advisor/Institutional Relationship Mgr. 1999-2002 Bank of America, VP Private Bank Portfolio Mgr. 1994-1999 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, BBA University for International Studies, Madrid Spain CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, American College 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

Meghan Carson, CPA

Associate Financial Advisor

APCM Wealth Management for Individuals, Associate Financial Advisor, 2019 – Present
Thomas, Head & Greisen, PC, Staff Accountant 2017-2018, Senior Staff Accountant 2018-2019
The Moose’s Tooth, Bartender & Cashier, 2014-2016
Alaska Permanent Capital Management, Intern, 2016
Alaska Department of Revenue – Tax Division (Economic Research Group), College Intern IV, 2015-2016
UAA Department of Economics, Teaching & Research Assistant 2014-2015
Kanady Chiropractic Center, Insurance Manager/Assistant Office Manager, 2007-2016

University of Alaska Anchorage, BBA Accounting
University of Alaska Anchorage, BA Economics

Certified Public Accountant
Series 65 License

Nic Cohen

Associate Financial Advisor

APCM Wealth Management for Individuals 2019-Present
Alaska USA Financial Planning & Investment Services (Series 66 with CUNA Brokerage), Financial Advisor Assistant 2017-2019
Denali Federal Credit Union Investment Services (Series 66 with CUSO Financial), Registered Financial Assistant 2016-2017
Waddell & Reed, Financial Advisor 2016
AXA Advisors, Financial Advisor 2015

Northern Arizona University, BSBA Finance
Series 66 License

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
Boslough Construction, Summers 2012-2014

Western State Colorado University, BBA

Series 65 License

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

Finding Inspiration in Life’s Arenas

September’s rains have brought with them a change in pace and mood. This summer’s fires, both literal and figurative, are no longer raging but are still live beneath the surface. As August turned to September BP announced that they were selling their Alaska assets to Hilcorp. These are two very different companies with two very […]
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Your all-weather portfolio

I noticed a headline the other day “The U.S. City Having the Most Extreme Summer Weather Might Not Be Where You Expected” and couldn’t resist clicking on it. Imagine my surprise when it happened to be Anchorage! As the article recapped the events of the summer (heat waves, thunderstorms, wildfires, etc.) it reminded me a […]
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You’ve been breached, now what?

The 2017 Equifax data breach brought to light how vulnerable consumers are to their personal information being compromised, which has caused consumers to lose faith in the entities that were supposed to keep personal information the most secure. Equifax is one of the three major credit reporting agencies that consumers rely on to provide lenders […]
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