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We're proud to be fee-only fiduciaries - that means we're always on your side. We hate high investment fees and love nerding out on tax plans. And we can't wait to meet you.

Anabel Diaz, CFP®, B.A. Economics, M.S. Financial Planning Photo Anabel Diaz, CFP®, B.A. Economics, M.S. Financial Planning Hover Photo
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Anabel Diaz, CFP®, B.A. Economics, M.S. Financial Planning

Financial Planner, Horse Manager, Director of Bagel Acquisition

anabel@naturalbridgesfa.com

Anabel is a Santa Cruz County native and is driven by a desire to give back to her community. Prior to joining Natural Bridges Financial Advisors, Anabel served as a program manager for a local non-profit that helps children with cancer and life-threatening illnesses and was presented with the Cesar Chavez award from the City of Watsonville in recognition of her community service. Anabel enjoys spending her free time reading and horse riding.

Her favorite donut is a good old fashioned Old Fashioned.

Financial Background:

  • Anabel is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional
  • She holds a B.A. Economics from UC Santa Cruz and a Master of Science in Financial Planning from Golden Gate University
  • Member of the Fee-Only Network, NAPFA, and CFP Professionals

What's your favorite book?

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond because it introduced me to the world of economics in an interesting and fascinating way.

Your favorite movie quote?

"Sometimes, it’s the boring stuff I remember the most." -Russell from the Pixar movie UP

What’s your secret superpower?

I can put my foot behind my head!

One thing on your bucket list?

Learn how to swim.

What are the causes you care about?

  • Financial Literary for all
  • Adults & Children with life-threatening illnesses
  • Animals

What's your Personal Motto?

Always lend a hand when others need it the most.

Chris Wentzien, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA Photo Chris Wentzien, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA Hover Photo
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Chris Wentzien, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

President, Soccer Fiend, Top Banana

chris@naturalbridgesfa.com

Chris rides his bike to work every day and loves the Santa Cruz lifestyle. As far as we know, there is nothing in his closet but Hawaiian shirts. He used to play professional soccer, and he helped found the Santa Cruz County FC Revolution - a non-profit premier youth soccer club working with underserved children in Santa Cruz County. 

His favorite donuts are maple, even though he says he's trying to eat healthier.

Financial Background:

What’s your favorite movie quote?

"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." - Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

Learn how to speak Spanish.

Who is your role model, and why?

Mohammed Ali – A man who backed up what he said and risked everything for what he believed in.

On Friday nights, you can usually find me...

Walking on West Cliff.

What are some causes you care about?

Disadvantaged kids, and sports.

What’s your secret superpower?

I make killer mashed potatoes!

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Sarah Brown

Financial Planning Associate, Yogi, Dog Whisperer

sarah@naturalbridgesfa.com

Sarah lives on the Westside with her husband, two teenage daughters, one dog, two cats, and a cockatiel.  Prior to joining Natural Bridges Financial Advisors, Sarah worked at a non-profit immersion learning center.  She is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys practicing yoga and meditation at home.  Sarah is dedicated to helping people live their best lives through good financial planning.  

Sarah will eat a donut when pressed, but she is really a cookie monster.

Financial Background:

  • Sarah is enrolled in the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension.  She plans to sit for the CFP exam in 2023.
  • She holds a BA in Art History from Barnard College.
  • Member of the FPA

What’s your favorite book?

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

Travel to Machu Piccu.

On weekends, you can usually find me...

Roller skating, hiking, or at the Farmer's Market

What are some causes you care about?

Racial Justice, Anti-Racism work, and Zero Waste living

What’s your secret superpower?

I am a whiz at identifying dog breeds!