Lodestone Wealth Management, LLC. serves clients from all professional backgrounds. Our roots in the greater-Spokane area fittingly represent our diverse client base: retirees, professionals, business owners, state and local government employees, and employer-sponsored retirement plans such as 401(k), SIMPLE, and SEP IRAs.

We specialize in establishing and implementing financial plans for professionals considering a transition to retirement. Our cost-conscious, fee-sensitive approach also resonates with young households committed to systematically investing towards established financial goals.

As a Investment Advisors and financial planners, we maintain a fiduciary responsibility to our clients – our clients’ interests come first!


Dan has been helping individuals, corporations and foundations reach their retirement and investment goals since 1999. Timing the market is not a proven technique for successful investment outcomes. Using low cost investment vehicles in portfolios along with proper diversification is. That is why we use low cost mutual funds, ETF’s, and individual securities in combination with management fees that are lower than the industry average. Our objective is to save our clients ½-¾% per year over the course of 10, 20, 30 years. We feel that gives our clients the best opportunity to have more money to fund their retirements and benefit their heirs in the future.

Daniel is a Spokane native. His family has Spokane roots going back over 100 years; his father was a second-generation Optometrist who graduated from Gonzaga University in 1937 and played on one of the last GU football teams. Dan graduated from Ferris High School in 1977 and in 1981 from Gonzaga University with his Bachelor’s in Business, where also he played baseball in from 1978-81. Dan has been working in the financial services business for over 20 years, founding his own fee based advisory firm in 2009.

Dan has always been active in the Spokane community. Since 1983, Dan has coached Spokane youth sports of all ages in baseball, football, and basketball. His other interests are skiing, golfing, fishing, and playing handball. His greatest pleasures are spending time with family and friends, his beautiful wife Beth, his kids: Ryan 32, a UW Pulmonologist; McKenzie 30, successful in Spokane Real estate and Alexis 21, in the pharmacy program at University of Montana. He is additionally blessed to spend time with his 4 beautiful stepdaughters, Ellie 22 (Loyola University), Sarah 20 (University of Colorado), Anna 17 a Junior at Gonzaga Prep , and Julia 15 a Gonzaga Prep Sophomore.

Rich was born and raised in Spokane, WA graduating from Mead High School in 1996. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy majoring in Economics, and was captain of the Men’s Soccer Team. After nearly seven years of active duty, Rich, Tamara, and their growing family settled back home in Spokane in 2007. He has worked exclusively for fee-only investment advisory firms since joining the industry in 2013 as an Advisor Representative. He previously held the Series 7 general securities representative, Washington State life and disability insurance producer’s license, as well as the Registered Paraplanner (SM) designation. He is currently enrolled in the Certified Financial Planner® course. Rich has a deep conviction that his role as a fiduciary to clients is best executed in the transparency of a “fee-only” arrangement.

Rich is currently building his client base and brings significant experience in financial planning, wealth management, and employer-sponsored retirement plan design and servicing. He relishes the opportunity to work with clients from all walks of life, and ideal clients are established professionals and retirees in both the accumulation and distribution phases.

When Rich is not working, he loves spending time with friends and family. They can routinely be found on the sidelines of soccer fields supporting their four (yes 4!) daughters. He also continues to serve in the Washington Air National Guard as a Tactical Air Control Party Officer.



James has been helping clients reach their investment and retirement goals since 2005. His journey in financial services began at Merrill Lynch, where he learned the business from some of the finest advisors and trainers in the country. This gave him the confidence and experience to press forward in his career.

He then moved on to a privately held, full service boutique firm where he was able to absorb the extensive lessons provided by the firm’s elder statesmen, who each had over 30 years in the industry. This has all lead to James developing into a solid financial services provider, who is able to call upon his experience and pair it with his thoughtful and personable nature to deliver a package of services that is truly customized to each of his client’s needs.

James is a Walla Walla High School alum, graduating in 1987 and then continued his education in Cheney at Eastern Washington University, where he double majored in Psychology/African Studies, in addition to participating in sports.
James is an active member in the Spokane community, where he is involved with several non-profits, including Operation Healthy Family, AHANA, as well as holding a board of directors position with The Lands Council.
His interests are football, basketball, weight-training and his children. He has three daughters and a son.

Kristy grew up in Washington State in a small town called Winthrop. She graduated from Liberty Bell High School in 1997 where she participated in multiple sports. From 1997 to 1999 she attended Skagit Valley Community College where she continued with basketball and softball while earning her Associates Degree. In 2004 she graduated from Eastern Washington University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. She has worked with Dan in the securities business since 2004.

Kristy Paulus is our a client service representative. Her experience is invaluable, working with firm clients as a liaison between the firm’s fee-based custodian’s (TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab), Broker Dealers (Northwest Investment Advisors) and Insurance companies making sure that all back office operations run smoothly and efficiently. In 2011, Kristy passed both her Series 7 and 66 tests to become fully licensed.

Kristy is now a permanent Spokane resident who enjoys the many outdoor activities our area can provide her; including boating, camping, and playing softball in the city league.

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