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Vivid Tax Executive Team

Vivid Tax Center Executive Team

Cameron McCarty

Cameron D. McCarty

President

Cameron is a third generation financial professional and lifelong Iowa resident. He implements the highest level of integrity, work ethic, and professionalism to help retirees succeed, following in his grandfather’s footsteps after he founded of Brokers International  in 1955. Cameron, as founder and president of Vivid Tax, focuses on helping his clients implement tax-saving strategies to preserve their retirement and safe-guard their financial legacy.

 

Cameron holds the Chartered Federal Employee Benefits ConsultantSM designation, and has been working with federal employees in the state of Iowa since 2007. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Finance.

 

Cameron and his wife, Kara, and their children live in Waukee, IA, and spend much of their time with family, traveling, and sporting activities.

 

Steve Burgett

Health Plan Specialist

Steve is a retired educator after 31 years as a teacher, principal and supervisor in Urbandale, Des Moines, and Simpson College. He also has 12 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, mostly at the Principal Financial Group.

 

Steve has earned the 2018 National AHIP Medicare Certificate and is committed to helping clients make sense of their Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage options s

o they can choose a plan that meets their particular needs and goals.

 

Steve and Esther, his wife of 48 years, live in Des Moines and enjoy gardening, raising backyard chickens, biking nearly every day, traveling, and spending time with their 3 granddaughters.

 

 

Courtney Tabish

CPA

Courtney earned her B.S. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Prior to moving to West Des Moines, Courtney was a Senior Tax Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kansas City where she specialized in corporate and partnership tax compliance, provision audits, and indirect tax refunds. Courtney also has tax consulting experience in the field of transfer pricing for multinational enterprises. Courtney is excited to be a part of the Vivid Tax team and looks forward to working with clients.

 

Courtney and her husband, Tony, live in West Des Moines, IA, with their son and enjoys spending time outdoors with their golden retriever.

Brokers International Wealth Management Team

Andy Osby, VP

Advisory & Investments

Thomas Breitbach

Sr. Financial Analyst

Andy is responsible for investment design and implementation of the Brokers International Retirement Ally portfolio strategies consisting of fixed-income, domestic equity, international equity, and alternatives. While at Brokers, he has realized the benefits of practicing a "risk-first" methodology.

 

Andy has over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry that includes managed account portfolio construction at Principal Financial Group as the Director of Investments and Senior Product Manager where he was responsible for overseeing $5 billion in client assets under management.

 

Andy earned a B.B.A in Finance, holds a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation, and Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 24 (General Securities Principal), 53 (Municipal Securities Principal), and 66 (Uniform Investment Adviser - Combined State Laws) licenses.

Tommy supports the day-to-day management of the Retirement Ally portfolios and works with advisors to design and implement portfolio solutions for clients.

 

Tommy believes each client’s situation involves unique circumstances and finding the appropriate solutions can help each client achieve their financial goals.

 

Tommy currently holds the Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 24 (General Securities Principal), and 65 (Uniform Registered Investment) financial  licenses. In his time with Brokers International, Tommy has completed the Level 2 CFA exam and plans to continue toward the CFA designation. Tommy also earned his Masters In Finance from Drake University.

Pearson Bollman Law

Matthew Bollman

Attorney

Matt grew up in northeast Iowa, and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Economics in 1995. He then attended the University of Denver, College of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2000. He moved to Seattle, WA, and then to Phoenix, AZ. Matt and his family moved back to Ankeny in 2008 to return to the family environment Iowa provides.

 

Matt’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate/trust administration and elder law. He often lectures to the public and to professional groups.

 

Matt's professional affiliations include: WealthCounsel; ElderCounsel; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA); Iowa Bar Association; VA Accredited Attorney; Elder Law Answers.

 

Vivid Tax Client Relations Team

Kara McCarty

Client Services Coordinator

Alyssa Clausen

 

Managing Director

Kara McCarty

 

Kara grew up in eastern Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where she earned her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and Spanish. After moving to West Des Moines, Kara fine tuned her marketing and writing skills at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa, and John Deere Financial.

 

After meeting Cameron, the pair began Vivid Tax together, married in 2015, and have two children in Waukee, IA.

Alyssa has worked in the financial services industry for more than 10 years, including time spent with other financial advisors and insurance companies. Her level of knowledge in the industry shines while she provides exceptional customer service for clients. Having worked with Cameron for over 8 years, she is passionate about working with clients and making their experience with Vivid extraordinary.

 

Alyssa lives in Redfield, IA, where she raises her daughter and spends time with friends and family.

Executive Assistant

Caitlyn Hestness

 

Prior to joining our team, Caitlyn was a Realtor in the Des Moines metro area where she earned a reputation for unparalleled customer service and for putting clients' needs first. Her personality and positive attitude help create an upbeat energy in the Vivid office. She enjoys getting to know everyone that walks through the door and creating relationships with our clients.

 

Caitlyn enjoys reading poetry books, going on scenic walks with her Sheepadoodle, Duncan, and spending her Saturday nights at Knoxville Raceway.

 

 

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