Meet The Team

Ryan A. Mumy, CFP®, AIF®

President & Founder

Ryan A. Mumy, CFP®, AIF® founder and president of Mumy Financial Advisors, LLC, has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ryan is a registered rep and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, and is the Chief Investment Officer for Capital Investment Advisory Services, LLC. He is affiliated with Capital Investment Companies, which is headquartered in Raleigh, NC.

Ryan has a passion for financial education and literacy which led him to host a weekly radio show called “Your Financial Journey with Ryan Mumy” on 1290 WHKY-AM every Saturday morning from 9:30-10:00AM in the Hickory/Charlotte, NC marketplace. Ryan makes regular appearances on CNBC & other financial news outlets and has been featured in Investment News as well as multiple other key financial industry publications.

Ryan personally manages assets and financial plans for a client base derived mostly of high net worth individuals (including a number of professional athletes,) corporate retirement plans and institutional investors. He has a passion for actively managing clientsÂ’ assets as well as ongoing client interaction & education. Ryan also serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Capital Investment Advisory ServicesÂ’ Third Party Money Management service which provides institutional level portfolio management and economic commentary for other advisors in the field to use with their own clients.

Ryan first served as a financial consultant with A. G. Edwards & Sons. He was one of the youngest advisors to ever successfully complete the CFP® certification in A.G. Edwards’ history.

Ryan is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College, where he was a member of the baseball team and served as team co-captain his senior year. He is active in his church congregation and has served as chairman of the finance committee. He also is actively involved in multiple non-profits and founded the Defiance Baseball Endowment to enable the continued participation of children in baseball. He is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys time at his familyÂ’s land.

Ryan and his wife, April, reside in Hickory, NC with their two children, Chloe and Logan, as well as their big baby/dog, Lola.

Nicole Owenby

Office Manager

Nicole serves as Office Manager for Mumy Financial. Nicole has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. She started in the field with A.G. Edwards & Sons, continued her career at Renaissance Financial, and followed Ryan to Mumy Financial Advisors, LLC when it was formed.

Nicole handles many of the day-to-day activities of the branch as well as assisting clients with general inquiries and needs that they may have.

Nicole lives in Taylorsville with her husband, Brian, and their 2 children, Justin & Emily.

Kent Auton

Director of Operations

Mr. Auton believes his prior experiences in insurance, supervision and working with people will be a key in helping him be successful in the financial industry. Mr. Auton will lead Business Development at Mumy Financial and holds Life and Accident/Health insurance licenses and is currently working on his Series 65 License. Prior to joining Mumy Financial, Mr. Auton worked overseas in corporate security helping safeguard government and private assets. Mr. Auton also served as the Maiden Police Chief and was actively invested in his neighbors' well-being. Kent is married and attends First United Methodist Church in Maiden. When he is not working he enjoys riding his Harley.

Laurie Merillat

Administrative Assistant

After a long, successful career in Real Estate, Laurie relocated to the South to be closer to her grandchildren.

She brings experience in finance & accounting to assist with the day-to-day operations of the firm & to assist client's with their requests.

Laurie lives on a large farm in Vale, NC with her husband, Lowell, and their dog Lucy. She enjoys cooking, making wine, and spending time with her grandkids. (Not her son, Ryan)

David Van Horn

Senior Financial Advisor

David has his Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses, as well as his Life, Accident/Health, Variable, Long-Term Care, and Medicare insurance licenses. Before joining MFA, he worked for both Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. He has more than 13 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to entering the industry David had 25 years of experience in a variety of leadership positions with GE & Information Architects. David has over 30 years' experience in options-oriented trading and hedging strategies, and has written articles and identified trading opportunities for Optioninvestor.com.

David is a 1993 graduate of Lenoir Ryne University majoring in Computer Information Systems. David has called the Hickory area his home for the past 42 years. He has two daughters who attend college at Appalachian State University.

Brittany Starnes

Operations Assistant

Brittany serves as an Operations Assistant for Mumy Financial and Capital Investment Advisory Services.

Brittany handles many of the day-to-day operations for the office and assistants clients with general inquiries. She has over 9 yrs of experience in the customer service industry.

She lives in Granite Falls, NC and is a lifelong resident of the Catawba Valley area.

Andrew Rader

Director of Financial Planning

Andrew Rader is a financial advisor for Capital Investment Advisory Services, LLC, Located in Raleigh, NC, and has over 5 years of experience in both corporate and personal finance.

Andrew Manages assets for individuals and households across NC. Andrew is passionate about helping individuals meet their financial goals through careful planning and regular, timely contact.

Andrew is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he studied Finance and Banking. Andrew is active in his church where he plays guitar in the band and enjoys spending his free time outdoors and on the lake.

Andrew resides in Hickory North Carolina with his horses and Beagle, Opie.

Forrest Sigmon

Financial Advisor

Forrest began his wealth management career as an intern for Mumy Financial. After graduating from college, he joined the team as a full time advisor. Forrest is currently assisting with financial plan development while he continues to grow within the Mumy Financial team.

Forrest is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Finance. He makes his home in Hickory and enjoys golfing as well as spending time with his family in Charleston. As an Eagle Scout, Forrest also enjoys spending time in the outdoors while hunting or fishing.

Anna Winger, JD, CFP®

Additional Resource - Legal Services

Mumy Financial provides comprehensive wealth management services to provide seamlessly integrated financial, estate, and tax planning for its clients.

Anna H. Winger is the principal of Winger Law, PLLC, an estate and business planning firm in Hickory, NC.

Anna focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration, and small business law. In addition to handling complex estate planning and administration matters, she is a Certified Financial Planner® Professional. She offers a unique level of expertise for creating and implementing practical, prudent, and efficient estate, financial, and long-term care plans.

Anna is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelors degree in business management and a concentration in finance. She received her law degree from Vermont Law School where her passion for Conservation Law led her to cultivate her knowledge base in estate and tax planning for family farms and businesses.

She lives in Lenoir with her husband, John, their three children, and their Border Collie mix, Archie. In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time on her family's farm in Alexander County. She also likes traveling (especially to Montana), gardening, and listening to all types of live music.

Stephen P. Priestley, CPA

Additional Resource - Taxation