We have assembled a team of experienced but independent professionals who enjoy working closely with our clients and with each other.

Our size makes us large enough to offer advice on a broad range of topics, and small enough to provide exceptionally personalized services to our clients. The client-centered focus allows us to provide exceptional financial and investment advice.

Meet our Network

Steve Ankerstar

Certified Financial Planner®


Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and has completed three Masters Degrees. He has also achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification, a standard recognized internationally.

  • United States Air Force Fighter Pilot
  • Founder, Ankerstar Wealth

With three decades of experience in financial and investment markets having invested since the age of 16,  Steve performed pro bono financial planning while in the military helping veterans and their families to get what they want out of life.

Steve has a particular interest in providing tailored financial and investment advice to help clients build passive income streams to meet their retirement income objectives.

Joel Hanson

Financial Advisor


Joel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the United States Air Force Academy and three Masters Degrees in Business, Logistics Management and Strategic Studies. He obtained his Series 65 license in December 2021 and is currently working toward his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification, a standard recognized internationally.


•Retired Air Force: 26 years as an ICBM Maintenance Officer

•Worked 6 years as a Defense Contractor Program Manager

•Retired from corporate life to pursue his life long passion of helping others financially

•Provided decades of pro bono financial planning to military families during his military service

•Achieved financial independence side by side with his wife, Monica, through perseverance, hard work and financial discipline. Now, by virtue of the opportunity to work with Ankerstar Wealth, would love to work hard, day in and day out, to help my clients achieve wealth and financial independence!

David Chisum

Financial Advisor


Over the course of a 2022, David completed a Financial Planning course through Boston University Center for Professional Education, earned his Series 65 license, and is currently working toward the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification, a standard recognized internationally.

Jaden Verrico

Financial Advisor


Jaden earned his Financial Advisor Series 65 Exam in 2022 and is currently a freshman in the Canfield Business Honors program at The University of Texas at Austin. He plans to declare a finance major with a wealth management minor during his sophomore year.

Jaden has earned the following honors and awards:

Longhorn Investment Team Member (Fall 2022)
FBLA State Winner (1st Place)
Model UN Dallas Distinguished Delegate (2nd Place)

Candice Licht

Operations Manager


Candice graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BBA Degree in Information Systems.  Candice worked for several years doing system support for a home health care agency in Austin, TX.

Candice also graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Masters in Education and had taught elementary school for 8 years prior to accepting her current position with Ankerstar Wealth.

Allison Ankerstar

Morning Show Host / Social Media Director


Allison is a Freshman at the University of Alabama majoring in Business with a minor in entrepreneurship.

Allison has excelled for several years at both high school and club volleyball. In club volleyball, Allison played in the Girls National Volleyball Championships in the Open Division finishing in the top 20 teams in the nation. In high school, she was a two-year Varsity Letter winner and earned Athletic All-District as well as Academic All-District & All-State accolades.  In club volleyball, Allison travelled extensively on several national teams and earned the right to play in two USAV Girls Junior National Championship tournaments. She was also twice selected for American Volleyball Coaches Association awards.

Allison’s hobbies include sports, movies, crafting, travel and spending time with family and friends.

We can help you make the most of what you have!