The Casper Private Wealth Team


Michael J. Porter | Kate Johnson | Shawn Porter | Goda Stevens

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Pictured left to right: Goda Stevens, Kate Johnson, Shawn Porter, Morgan Amos, Michael Porter

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At the heart of our practice lies an unwavering focus on our clients and their families. Our commitment encompasses comprehensive wealth planning, alongside innovative investment solutions, all tailored to provide an attentive, purposeful client experience for generations.

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At Ashton Thomas, our mission is providing you with clarity about your finances. Once you understand who you are, where you are, and where you’re going, you can find yourself empowered and inspired to improve all aspects of your Ideal Financial Life.

Meet the Team

Meet Your Casper Private Wealth Team
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Michael J. Porter, CTFA

Managing Wealth Advisor

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Shawn M. Porter, CTFA, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

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Kate Johnson, MBA

Wealth Advisor, Sr. Portfolio Manager

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Goda Stevens

Wealth Advisor

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Morgan Amos

Client Service Associate



Our Wealth Advisors deliver intelligent, personalized insights to you in the complex business of protecting and enhancing your wealth. Backed by dedicated, experienced professionals from across the financial services industry, our team is committed to helping you achieve your Ideal Financial Life.

Why Ashton Thomas?

Our Vision
Our Culture
Our Process
Our Vision
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Wealth Management Reimagined

At Ashton Thomas, we think differently about wealth management, challenging the status quo and constantly pushing for reinvention.

We believe success is not an entitlement. It has to be earned every day. We believe we are at our best when we are creating enduring relationships and personal connections, as well as providing insightful financial guidance.

The result? A life lived in greater alignment with your goals and dreams. This creates opportunity for more than you considered possible.

If it leads to you telling others about the Ashton Thomas story, then we consider that the highest compliment.

Ashton Thomas Footprint

Ashton Thomas Private Wealth is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has office locations throughout the continental U.S.

Our Culture

​Culture and Collaboration Define Us

Community, Respect, Excellence, Discipline, and Opportunity guide the actions of our team as they deliver solutions and services in support of each client’s Ideal Financial Life. We succeed by creating an experience that comes to life in large part because of how we treat our employees, how we support our advisors, how we serve our clients, and how we give back to our communities. We bring people, ideas, and solutions together to help your wealth and life work in harmony.

The Power of Collective Insight

What sets Ashton Thomas apart is our unwavering commitment to excellence in service, thought leadership, and innovation. Each client works directly with their Wealth Advisor, who takes the time to get to know you and what your Ideal Financial Life looks like. As needs arise and as your plan evolves, your advisor team involves specialists in various disciplines to provide you with ideas and solutions which go beyond the capabilities of any individual financial professional.

Our Process

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The Private Client Experience

We understand relationships are built, not transacted. When selecting a wealth management firm, you make choices that can impact your wealth and life today, and impact generations to come. We recognize that and understand the weight of your decision.

Your Wealth Blueprint

At a root level, financial planning is a response to fundamental human needs. At its apex, true financial planning can introduce you to fresh perspectives and ideas, redefining the vision of what your Ideal Financial Life could be like. The smallest details can lead to important discoveries. Being allowed to “color outside the lines” illuminates fresh thinking. Inspiration can turn into positive change. Your Wealth Blueprint is a dynamic plan that strives to anticipate, respond to, and adapt to changes in your life and the world around you.

Your Portfolio Blueprint

As with your Wealth Blueprint, no two Portfolio Blueprints are exactly alike. We employ the latest technology and critical thinking to provide you with focused solutions. Regular market updates, 24/7 access to your portfolio, and a platform which has been recognized as an industry leader1 ensure you stay connected to your money as it works for you.


With Distinction

Ashton Thomas provides a full suite of advisory services and access to complementary solutions which are tailored for the needs of affluent clients. From central coordination of financial interests to complex multigenerational estate planning matters, our approach is all about you.

As we come to understand the pertinent aspects of your financial life, such as your views on risk and reward and your family goals, we help construct a roadmap to guide you toward success, then track progress along the way. Our goal: provide each client with consistency and attentive service in the process of building lasting relationships.
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​Solutions Driven by Collaboration

Our experienced resources from across the financial services industry combine their knowledge and perspective to create focused outcomes for you.

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Murray Smith, CFP®

Sr. Director, Head of Planning and Integration

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Sr. Director, Head of Family Dynamics and Private Wealth

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Dan Ritter, CPA

Senior Private Client Tax Advisor

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Mike SerioCFA®, CAIA®, MBA

Chief Investment Strategist

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Claudiu Barbos

Director of Investments and Trading

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Ron Piccinini

Director, Head of Investment Research

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Julie Olander, CFP®, AAMS®

Senior Private Client Financial Planner

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Deanna Tierney

Senior Private Client Banking Consultant

The smallest details can lead to

important discoveries.

Being allowed to “color outside the 

lines” illuminates fresh thinking.

Inspiration can turn into

positive change.

We believe a collaborative approach which encompasses these elements is the path to your Ideal Financial Life.

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Investment Advisory services are provided by Ashton Thomas Private Wealth, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Securities are offered through M.S. Howells & Co. a registered broker/dealer and Member of FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products are offered through Ashton Thomas Insurance Agency, LLC, a licensed insurance agency. Tax services are provided by Ashton Thomas Tax Advisory, a DBA of Ashton Thomas Insurance Agency, LLC. Though there are similarities among these services, the investment advisory programs, brokerage services, insurance, and tax services offered by Ashton Thomas' advisors are separate and distinct, differ in material ways, and are governed by different laws and separate contracts with you. M.S. Howells & Co. is not affiliated with Ashton Thomas Private Wealth, LLC or any of its affiliates. Representatives of entities listed may only conduct business with residents of the states and jurisdictions in which they are properly registered. Check the background of the firm or investment professional on BROKER CHECK or ADVISER CHECK.

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