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About Us

Your family of financial advisors and certified wealth managers.

Our Purpose

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With 30 years of advising experience, we are here to help you become financially independent
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Bryan Bradford

Owner, Financial Planner, and Investment Advisor Representative

Bryan Bradford brings his personal approach to each client’s financial planning process. He has served his clients’ financial needs since 1993. His office is located in the heart of Main Street in beautiful, downtown Brighton, MI. Going the extra mile, Bryan holds a Bachelors of Science in Corporate Finance, and graduated with honors, Cum Laude. Some of our clients regularly drive more than an hour to meet with Bryan to take advantage of his nearly 30 years of financial advisor experience and extensive industry knowledge.

As a financial professional, his life’s focus is on serving his clients by becoming their financial advocate - providing guidance and strategies to help them preserve and enhance their net worth and quality of life. Since 2014, Bryan has gone through the extensive interview process by the Dave Ramsey team to be listed as a Dave Ramsey Trusted Advisor (formerly known as a Recommended SmartVestor Pro Advisor). This is a local professional in your area that Dave and his team have selected to serve Dave’s Fans. Each and every SmartVestor Advisor goes through a careful interview process to ensure they deliver consistent and objective advice according to Dave’s philosophy, they also provide outstanding customer service, and have the heart of a teacher

As a disabled Veteran, Bryan is community-oriented, serving his community’s local youth and Veterans. Bryan was injured in the line of duty and was honorably discharged with a prosthetic knee in 1987. Bryan has been involved with mentoring for Reaching Higher, the Youth Leadership Program at Brighton High School since 2010. He is a Founding Member and was Chair of Exhibitors for le Concours de Livingston, benefiting Love, Inc. from 2011 - 2014. Bryan received the Don Pobuda Award for Service to the Community as a rotarian. He was recognized by Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 for his commitment to veterans causes. He received the Karl H. Greimel Award for his work as the Chairman of the Brighton Veterans Memorial by the City of Brighton Planning Commission.

 

He has been involved in raising millions of dollars for various programs in Livingston County since moving his office to Brighton in 2009. He advocated for the City of Brighton to approve the POW/MIA flag now permanently displayed at the Millpond. He instituted the Adopt a Solider for Christmas program for Veteran’s Connected. He is the founder and previous chairman of Veterans Connected, a 501c3 here in downtown Brighton.

Bryan Bradford pays $1300/month (or $15,600 annually) to be included in Dave Ramsey’s Smartvestor Pro program. 

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Cathryn Porter

Fiduciary Financial Planner, Partner, & Investment Advisor Representative

Cathryn joined our team during the start of mad chaos, in 2020 during the Pandemic. Previously an Orthopedic Clinical Manager, Cathryn wanted to ensure she could personally help others in a different manner, and focus on their financial health, rather than their physical health. 

She has become a great asset to the office has and accomplished incredible strides in such a short time. Cathryn dropped everything and went back to school, obtained her Bachelor's in Business Administration, with a focus in Corporate Finance and Accounting, graduated with honors Summa Cum Laude, is a full-time Financial Planner, full-time wife, and full-time mother of two little boys, Colton and Mason.

 

She continues to follow her passion of helping others in the financial industry, and never seems to stop growing. Cathryn is currently pursuing her tax preparation certifications and moving forward with her Certified Financial Planner designation as well. Cathryn continues to amaze us, and her clients!

Cathryn Porter paid $1541.12 for inclusion as a listee to Marquis Who’s Who.

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Sarah Case

Client Service Manager

Sarah is a former preschool teacher with a passion for helping others. She brings structure to our business operations, organization, and administration services. Sarah loves to expand her horizons and looks forward to increasing her knowledge in the financial industry. She is eager to grow her career with Bradford Financial Advisors, and assist in servicing our clients in every way possible. She is a new mother as of 2024, and we cannot wait to watch her grow professionally and as a mom! 

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