Kaelah Stark-Granger Joins JRS Wealth Management/Wilde Wealth Management Group as a Registered Administrative Representative
By Alison Bailin -
Thursday Jan 27, 2022
Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning independent financial firm with offices in Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Payson, Tucson and Indiana, is pleased to announce Kaelah Stark-Granger, MPA, has joined JRS Wealth Management Group as a Registered Administrative Representative. In her role, Stark-Granger works with clients in the areas of relationship management. She will work both virtually as well as from the firmâ€™s Tucson office, which is located 1610 E. River Road. This office is unique in that it is a joint location between Wilde Wealth and its two Tucson partners, JRS Wealth Management and Hallmark Financial. Given the close relationship between the team, Stark-Granger will work closely on behalf of JRS in partnership with founder Jim Stark, her father, as well as with Wilde Wealth.
A Tucson native and Desert Christian High School alum, Stark-Granger earned her bachelorâ€™s degree in Psychology and her masterâ€™s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in finance, both from the University of Arizona. Upon earning her masterâ€™s degree, Stark-Granger worked in nonprofit fund development for more than a decade, first at Tu Nidito Children & Family Services in Tucson and then as a nonprofit professional for the University of Rochester after relocating to New York with her husband in 2013.
â€œWhen COVID-19 hit, my husband and I found our routine â€“ as so many of us did â€“ changed dramatically, giving us both time to assess our careers based on our evolving goals,â€ says Stark-Granger, who is also a mother of five children ages 3 to 15. â€œIâ€™d worked in finance as it related to the nonprofit world for many years, but when I began talking to my father about family financial planning as it related to my own family over the past year-plus, something just clicked. I found I not only had an interest but immediate passion in helping parents and families like my own planning for their futures.â€
Stark-Granger holds Series 7 and 66 registrations and is in the process of studying for additional designations. She looks forward to mentoring under her father, a Tucson financial planning leader for more than 30 years and helping families across Pima County and beyond.
â€œOutside of obviously being honored to work alongside my father, I am also excited to join Wilde Wealth given its reputation both in Arizona and nationwide,â€ says Stark-Granger. â€œThe firmâ€™s mission â€“ to offer boutique, customized investment planning advice; to offer clients expanded in-house service offerings from fellow independent specialists in the fields of legal, taxes, risk management, family services, real estate and insurance; and to give back to the community â€“ is directly in line with my own values, so it was a natural fit.â€