Trey Carpenter, AAMS®, Wealth Advisor
My wife Sarah and I got married in September, 2017 and our life has been one adventure after another. We love to travel and try to see as much of the world as we can. When not traveling we enjoy long walks with our two dogs, who keep us plenty entertained. Our latest journey has been the most exciting by far! We welcomed our first child, our daughter Quinn, in December.
Coming from a military family, I had the opportunity to live all over the country and even in Germany. Eventually life led me to Sioux Falls, SD, where I attended Augustana College (now University) and graduated in 2011. I moved to Madison and began my career in finance in 2012. I love being a part of my client’s lives as they work towards their goals, and over the past 9 plus years I have partnered with hundreds of individuals and families to help them achieve those goals.
Melissa Clark, Director of Operations
Melissa is originally from St. Louis, where she spent her entire childhood, earned her associate degree in general studies, and started her career in the financial industry. She and Matt now live in Mount Horeb with their two children, Mia (born in 2009) and Maddox (born in 2015). Melissa has partnered with Shane and their clients since 2014 and brings her vast knowledge of the industry to Madison Partners along with her logistical organization, diligence, and client-centric nature. Her role within the firm expands beyond providing exceptional service to our clients as she plays an integral part in the overall operations of Madison Partners. In her “spare” time, she enjoys being with her family, watching her children play sports, traveling, and relaxing on the beach or poolside.
Jesica Crose, Client Service Associate
Jesica was born and raised in Madison, where she currently resides with her two children Tenley (born in 2018) and Jackson (born in 2019). She worked in healthcare for 15 years prior to diving into finance in 2016; and ultimately joining the Madison Partners team in 2020. When she is not providing exceptional service to our clients, she enjoys making memories with family and friends.
Coty Hainsey, Wealth Advisor
I grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Westminster College with a degree in mathematics in 2012. After college, I moved to Madison to work for Epic. I quickly fell in love with Wisconsin, and my brother and parents soon joined me. I now live in the Fitchburg area with my dog Brayleigh. My girlfriend Sarah and I enjoy staying active outdoors, cooking for our friends, and trying out local restaurants. I worked at Epic for several years before beginning my career as a financial advisor in 2016. Since then, I have helped hundreds of individuals and families in different stages of life work toward and achieve their goals. I love partnering with clients to help them plan for and realize those goals every day.
Gayle Hansen, Client Service Associate
Gayle recently relocated to Madison with her husband Barry and their three dogs, Bandit, Zoe, and Odin, from Fort Worth, Texas. Originally from Traer, Iowa, Gayle is a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant where she served as an Air Transportation specialist for 21 years. She attended school while serving in the military, graduating with an associate degree in Transportation from the Community College of the Air Force, an associate degree in Business Administration from Iowa Central Community College, as well a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Columbia College. In her spare time, Gayle enjoys quilting and spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to serving our clients as she continues her career in financial services.
Brian Huneck, Wealth Advisor
After graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in Personal Finance, Brian immediately entered into a career in wealth management. Throughout his time in college and during his career, he has had the chance to see the positive effect that proper guidance, incorporating values of integrity, respect, and empathy, has on individuals and families surrounding their financial decisions, and he is proud to be given the opportunity to work with clients to help them realize and achieve their goals.
Brian grew up in Tomah, WI and now lives in the Madison area. He and his girlfriend, Claire, like spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants, and traveling. Brian also greatly enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Aaron Johnson , Client Service Associate
My wife Taylor and I live on the west side of Madison with our daughter Ava (born in 2021). Taylor works as a Data Analyst at UW-Madison. I enjoy camping, traveling, reading, caring for my aquariums and houseplants and spending time with my family and friends.
Following graduation from UW-Madison, I moved to Seattle, WA. Although I enjoyed my time there, Madison is my home. I have had several different careers throughout the years and started working in the Financial industry in 2017.
Shane Kieler, CFP®, Wealth Advisor
My wife, Shiro, and I have 2 children: Winston (born in 2017) and Zara (born in 2019). We live in Monona, WI, which is also where I grew up. Shiro is from Nairobi, Kenya, so naturally, one of our favorite things to do as a family is travel. Shiro is a radiologist at the UW Health University Hospital. We cherish each moment as we watch our family grow.
I spent 3 years at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, and then spent my final year at UW-Platteville, where I graduated with my accounting degree. What I love the most about being a financial advisor is the people that I’ve had the chance to share experiences with over the years. A lot has changed for me since I first became an advisor in 2010, and many of our clients have seen me go from a college student, to a financial advisor and to a father. Likewise, I’ve had the chance to see so many of our clients retire and enjoy their hobbies, travel to places they never thought they’d be able to go to, and become parents and grandparents. Having the opportunity to celebrate and share these moments with them is what I enjoy most about my job.
Zach Kuehl, CFP®, Wealth Advisor
My wife, Brittany and I live in Sun Prairie with our two children: Corey (born in 2014) and Molly (born in 2016). Brittany is a Nurse Educator at UW-Health University Hospital. We are enjoying watching the kids grow and start to participate in different activities.
I grew up with both parents as teachers, and I like to think that helped prepare me in working with, and teaching clients. I graduated with a BBA and MBA in Finance from UW-Whitewater and started my career as a financial advisor in 2012. I have loved working with clients and their families to plan for and achieve each and every goal that is important to them.
Mark McFarland, CFP®, Wealth Advisor
Life is fun and crazy for my wife Regina and I thanks to our four energetic children: Jackson (born in 2015), Callan (born in 2017), Sophie (born in 2018), and Ella (born in 2020). Regina has a window covering business with her office in our Waunakee location. We enjoy travelling, boating, skiing, hiking and spending as much time outdoors as possible.
I grew up on a six generation dairy farm in Watertown, WI. I graduated with a finance degree from UW-Madison and have been working as a financial advisor since 2010. Over the 13 years, I have had the privilege to help over 125 individuals successfully transition into retirement. I love being a coach for my clients to help identify what’s most important to them and be a catalyst to make that a reality.
Karen Wright, Client Service Associate
Karen is a long time resident of Brodhead and has been working with Trey and their clients locally since 2012. She and her husband, Marty, have been married for 35 years. They have a daughter, Payton, who recently graduated from UW-La Crosse and is now a certified CPA in Middleton. Karen takes pride in serving her clients and building strong personal relationships.