Our Team

Our Team

The people who work at JM Financial Strategies are friendly. Down to earth. Good listeners. Having been in the business a long time, we've encountered this mix in attitudes—and a whole lot of market cycles (both good and bad!). We've got a lot of perspectives that can keep you on an even keel through the ups and downs.

Tina G. Huston, CFP®, EA

Financial Advisor

I have 30+ years' experience helping clients achieve their retirement dreams. While my main focus is retirement planning, I also have extensive knowledge in tax, estate and investment planning. My approach focuses on the individual's needs, recognizing that each person is different while ensuring every client receives the retirement solution they deserve.

I graduated from University of California San Diego with a BA in Management Science (Economics) and hold an MBA from the University of Phoenix. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling.  My favorite vacation destination is anywhere in Hawaii. Our family has enjoyed traveling in the United States, Canada, Europe, Tunisia and Costa Rica - experiencing new cultures and delicious foods.  I live in University City with my husband, Jeff; and doggos, Nellie and Seymour (see below).

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Terence Tunnell, CFP®, CPA

Financial Advisor

Terry joined the firm in 2010.  As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional,  he enjoys helping clients with a variety of financial needs.  A double Aztec, Terry graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Accounting and a few year later received MS in Accounting with an emphasis in taxation.  His work in both public accounting and private industry, prior to joining our firm, gives him a broad base of experience to draw from.

Terry is also a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Commonwealth Financial Network®. He holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 securities registrations, and also has life and variable annuity insurance licenses (CA Insurance Lic #0H67950).

Terry grew up in northern California and moved to San Diego to attend SDSU.  He and his wife Julie and son Brian (2017 graduate of Notre Dame) have resided in Scripps Ranch since 1992, including rebuilding their home after the Cedar Fire of October 2003.  In their spare time they enjoy time at home, sporting events, restaurants and anything Notre Dame related (Julie is also an alumnus).   GO IRISH!   GO AZTECS!

Rhonda Johnson

Registered Assistant

Rhonda joined our firm in July 1999, and in January 2003 she became our Registered Assistant. She holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 in securities registrations with Commonwealth Financial Network. In this role, she handles a broad range of operational inquiries. She is responsible for all securities related administrative duties for our advisors, which requires a great deal of multitasking. She is the point of contact for all mutual fund and annuity companies to facilitate client requests. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her interests include reading, listening to all genres of music and watching just about every type of sports related event.

Corrine Brawner, CRTP

Tax Preparer, Bookkeeper

Corrine Brawner joined our firm in 2002 to assist with payroll, sales tax preparation, and bank reconciliations for our bookkeeping clients. Corrine has 30+ years of experience in this area and became a California Registered Tax Preparer in 2005. Her favorite pastime is having adventures with her grandson, Loudon. Corrine lives in Lakeside with her husband, Bob, and their dogs, Luna and Louie.

Caroline Roberti, CRTP

Tax Preparer, Office Manager

Caroline joined the JM Financial team in 2012 to help with office administration in a seasonal and part time capacity, and became full-time in 2016. She now assists with income tax preparation in addition to providing customer service, scheduling, and technical support. Caroline has a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, and is a registered tax preparer (CRTP) in the state of California. She is an artist in her spare time, and enjoys nature walks, photography, and spending time with her husband and two cats. Caroline is also an avid science-fiction enthusiast and loves books, movies and video games of the genre.

Nell and Seymour

Office Greeters/Stress Therapists

Nell (14, black coat) is a Bichon mix. She is friendly and loves to meet new people, although she prefers to hang out under Tina's desk most of the day. Her hobbies include long walks, chasing lizards and napping in the reception area. Seymour (6, tan coat) is a terrier rescue from Tijuana, Mexico. Seymour occasionally visits our office when his main human friend, Dad, is out of town.  Seymour enjoys belly rubs, treats, long walks and playing catch.

 

 

Tax preparation and bookkeeping services provided by JM Financial Strategies are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.