Our Team

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Founder, President & CEO

Ryan Craner

For 30 years Ryan has been a leading advisor in the fields of advanced tax, estate, retirement, and investment planning. He has always educated consumers to avoid mistakes and pitfalls with their financial decisions. Ryan founded Strategic Planning Group to help consumers avoid piecemeal planning and simply buying products and instead create an all-inclusive written Strategic Plan™. A Strategic Plan™ is to your financial life what a blueprint is to building a home. This custom approach which began as a simple idea has grown Strategic Planning Group into a trusted and established firm. Taking the “client advocate” and “consumer protection” approach, Ryan has always viewed every client as a long term and very important relationship.
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Founder, President & CEO

Ryan Craner

For 30 years Ryan has been a leading advisor in the fields of advanced tax, estate, retirement, and investment planning. He has always educated consumers to avoid mistakes and pitfalls with their financial decisions. Ryan founded Strategic Planning Group to help consumers avoid piecemeal planning and simply buying products and instead create an all-inclusive written Strategic Plan™. A Strategic Plan™ is to your financial life what a blueprint is to building a home. This custom approach which began as a simple idea has grown Strategic Planning Group into a trusted and established firm. Taking the “client advocate” and “consumer protection” approach, Ryan has always viewed every client as a long term and very important relationship.
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Wealth Management Advisor

John Park

John has been in the financial industry for 17 years, with a diverse background and wide range of expertise. From his early years in banking and investment firms, he has always had a client advocacy approach. His education and investment experience are invaluable to Strategic Planning Group. From investments to complicated retirement strategies, he works to educate and advise his clients on making smart financial decisions. Portfolio construction and allocation are some of John’s key strengths. His unique ability to analyze and implement investment strategies sets him apart.

John is vested in his client's financial success and overall well-being. His greatest sense of accomplishment comes from serving his clients and watching them thrive. He lives in Kaysville with his wife Kelsey and their two sons: Max and Rush.

Tom Craner

Wealth Management Advisor

Tom Craner

As a Wealth Management Advisor, Tom understands that his advice has a real effect on people’s lives. He urges that retirement and estate planning is less about the retirement or the estate itself, and more about his client’s lifestyle, success, and ultimate fulfillment. This powerful philosophy is what drives Tom to bring his many talents to bear on the objective getting his clients to a happy, meaningful, comfortable retirement.

Tom has been integral in the formation and implementation of crucial new technology and analysis strategies; as well as bringing his attention to detail, proclivity for thorough research, and exceptional client relation skills with him. Tom lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and is planning to have his first child in the near future.
Alex Craner

Wealth Management Advisor

Alex Craner

Alex Craner takes pride in supporting his clients through financial, investment, and retirement strategies. He also helps guide individuals with advanced tax and estate planning. Educating consumers is a key role of his to assist in developing the tools that may be needed for a greater financial future.
 
Comprehensive counseling with achievable and time-based goal setting for life and estate planning without secrets or short-cuts are ingrained features of Alex’s service at Strategic Planning Group. His skill in streamlining methods with portfolio research and the cultivation of thriving relationships with clients is an important focus of his. Alex revels at being a part of his client’s happiness and accomplishments as they strive for a greater retirement.
 
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Chief Compliance Officer

Jeff Draper

Jeff has an extensive background in compliance, retirement plans, investments, financial planning, and relationship management. Prior to joining Strategic Planning Group, Jeff worked with another local advisory firm  providing retirement and investment guidance to clients.  Jeff has also worked as a securities examiner for the Utah Division of Securities and has provided compliance consulting services to several advisory companies.

Jeff enjoys traveling, swimming, cooking, coding, and playing video games. Jeff is always on the lookout for the next adventure that he can enjoy with his wife, his three kids, and his dog.

Heather Cunningham

Communications director

Heather Cunningham

Heather has a background in marketing, healthcare, and management. Her unique skill set makes her highly capable to support our many clients. With an enthusiasm for teamwork and strong work ethic, she is an invaluable asset to Strategic Planning Group. Her personality and positive attitude add great value to our team.

Heather’s life centers around her family. There’s nothing she would rather do more than spend time with her husband and three kids. She enjoys reading, camping, hiking, and simply just being in the mountains.
Kelsie Dayton

Client Services Representative

Kelsie Dayton

Kelsie is a dedicated and hardworking member of our client support team. Her level of focus and attention to detail are truly impressive. She flourishes in an environment where she can get to know and appreciate the clients she serves. Kelsie's empathetic nature is a huge strength as she strives to take care of our client's needs.

At a young age, Kelsie moved to Hawaii and developed a love for the ocean and mountain terrain. She always looks for an excuse to surf, hike, camp, and enjoy nature. She’s now back home in Utah and continues to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle. Family is important to Kelsie. She enjoys spending time with her husband, baby girl, and two dogs.

Angeleah Jensen

Operations Specialist

Angeleah Jensen

With several years of customer service experience and a background in banking, Angeleah has been a great addition to our team. Attention to detail and a good work ethic are integrated into her character. She is dedicated to delivering the best customer service possible and she genuinely cares about our valued clients. Angeleah is currently working on a Business Management degree.

Being with family and those she loves are very important to her. Angeleah and her husband are excited to be welcoming a baby into their family this year. She also enjoys camping, boating, and playing lacrosse with her dog. Angeleah is very easy going and can handle anything thrown her way.

Maribel Ortiz

Client Services Representative

Maribel Ortiz

Maribel has always demonstrated impeccable efficiency and attention to detail. Several years of experience in loan processing made her a natural fit for Strategic Planning Group. Maribel’s finesse for working hard to produce successful results shines through in every interaction with clients. She enjoys helping everyone around her and she is a cohesive, valuable part of our team.

Growing up locally made Maribel fully appreciate the quality and adventures Utah has to offer. She enjoys boating, hiking, and travel as part of her adventurous lifestyle, and playing soccer and volleyball regularly appeals to her competitive nature. Spending time with family and friends is an important part of her life, and they motivate her intrinsic excellence.

Becky Park

Client Services Representative

Becky Park

Becky has a diverse background in education, office management, and administration. Before coming on board with us, she was most recently in facility management for the United States Embassy in Canada. Interacting with clients is one of Becky’s favorite parts of her work. Her problem-solving skills and tenacity are invaluable to our firm.

Throughout the year, Becky can be found hiking, biking, or skiing. Her passion for traveling compliments her love for the outdoors. These activities are even better with her two children and husband of 25 years. Becky is an amazing cook, as everyone who knows her will attest. She also loves to read, and enjoys a wide range of literature, from classics like Gone with The Wind to modern sci-fi books.

 

Amy Deitsch

Client Services Representative

Amy Deitsch

Amy is well-versed in building customer relationships.  With a background in finance, event planning, and healthcare, Amy knows how to recognize the most important part, the people.  She has gained a lot of her experience while working at Walt Disney World, Get Away Today, and Goldman Sachs. Her attention to detail and problem-solving skills are a huge asset to Strategic Planning Group. 

Some of Amy’s hobbies include spending her free time boxing and exploring new cities with her husband.  She also enjoys hiking, watching old movies, and going to the theatre.

 

Corinne Park

Client Services Representative

Corinne Park

Corinne’s compassion and service to others has been a tremendous asset at Strategic Planning Group. She most recently dedicated her time and talents serving and teaching others in Florida for her church. Corinne is hardworking and wants things done efficiently. Her commitment to taking care of our clients shows in every interaction she has.

Some of Corinne’s passions include spending time outdoors snowboarding. If there is snow on the ground, she is hitting those slopes enjoying what nature has brought her. She can also be found painting and curling up with a nice book.

Morgan Sepulveda

Client Services Representative

Morgan Sepulveda

Morgan is a go-getter with a passion for helping others. She spent the last 6 years working for 2 local credit unions and gained financial, lending, and management experience during her time there. Morgan is no stranger to hard work and thrives in environments where her skills can be put to good use, especially when it comes to the service of others.

Wyoming born and Utah raised, there is nothing Morgan loves more than spending time outside in the sunshine. Whether it’s camping, hiking, swimming, or sitting on her porch with a good book. If the suns out, so is she. She values spending time with her partner, friends, and family. Morgan can usually be found enjoying local Utah events or having game nights with friends.

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Founder, President & CEO

Ryan Craner

For 30 years Ryan has been a leading advisor in the fields of advanced tax, estate, retirement, and investment planning. He has always educated consumers to avoid mistakes and pitfalls with their financial decisions. Ryan founded Strategic Planning Group to help consumers avoid piecemeal planning and simply buying products and instead create an all-inclusive written Strategic Plan™. A Strategic Plan™ is to your financial life what a blueprint is to building a home. This custom approach which began as a simple idea has grown Strategic Planning Group into a trusted and established firm. Taking the “client advocate” and “consumer protection” approach, Ryan has always viewed every client as a long term and very important relationship.
Allie Craner

Client Services Representative

Allie Craner

Allie comes to Strategic Planning Group with many experiences and skill sets that make her an invaluable team member. She has previous experience working for ARUP in the medical field, as well as at a law firm. Clear communication, critical thinking, and problem solving are only a few of the skills she holds. Allie exudes compassion and kindness to all that meet her.

Hobbies of Allie’s include watching movies and listening to music. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and camping. Allie has a sweet spot for animals, especially dogs. She has even spent some time working at the Humane Society.

Risa Baker

Client Services Representative

Risa Baker

Risa worked in the financial services industry for 7.5 years, before, “retiring,” to raise her kids. She is thrilled to be back in the industry she loves. Risa is an enthusiastic team player. She has a genuine love of people and gives her best effort in everything she does. You’ll rarely see her without a smile on her face.

Risa has an abundance of creative energy. You can catch her on a local lifestyle television show, where she has shared tips, tricks, and creative ideas for the last 11 years. She does graphic design, and loves working in her yard. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband, kids and dog. She loves National Parks and road trips.

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Client Services Representative

McKenzie Hansen

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