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    We truly believe that knowledge is power. Extensive technical knowledge of financial solutions supports us in the development of effective planning and, ultimately, the delivery of quality solutions to our clients. We invite you to come and meet the team behind our knowledge.

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    Bo Blankenship, CFP®, MTA

    Founder and Partner

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    R Benjamin Fry, CFP®, CLTC®

    Founder and Partner

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    Adam Peters, CFP®, AIF®

    Founder and Partner

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    Gerald Tuck

    Founder and Partner

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    Tim Cone, LUTCF

    Research Analyst

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    Lisa Fonacier

    Client Relationship Manager

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    Morgan Jessee

    Executive Assistant and New Business Coordinator

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    Yvonne Lavinder

    Executive Assistant

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    Deb Stover, LUTCF

    Healthcare Insurance Consultant

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    Bo Blankenship, CFP®, MTA

    Founder and Partner

    Bo is well known and respected in the financial industry. With more than 30 years of financial planning experience, Bo focuses on helping people avoid common financial mistakes by developing and implementing strategies for wealth accumulation, estate planning, and tax reduction.

    Bo received his undergraduate degree in accounting and his master's in tax accounting from Virginia Tech.

    Before founding FocusOne, Bo spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry. He is highly regarded for his consulting skills and has been instrumental in training numerous financial professionals.

    Bo lives in Roanoke with his wife, Libby, and sons, Lucas and Tyler. He is an active member of the community and serves on several nonprofit boards.

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    R Benjamin Fry, CFP®, CLTC®

    Founder and Partner

    Ben has more than 15 years of experience in the financial planning field, especially in the areas of asset management, financial planning, insurance, and retirement planning. Ben specializes in retirement income distribution strategies and taxation strategies.

    After receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hampden-Sydney College, Ben returned to Roanoke and began his career in financial services. Since then, Ben has developed a thriving practice while consulting and training other financial professionals.

    Ben lives in Salem, Virginia, with his wife, Whitney, and daughters, Sydney and Taylor. He serves on the board for Health Focus of Southwest Virginia and is a deacon at Salem Presbyterian Church.

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    Adam Z Peters, CFP®, AIF®

    Founder and Partner

    Adam is a second-generation financial advisor who focuses his practice on helping individuals, families, and business owners navigate through their financial lives. Adam has his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional certification from Ohio State University.

    Adam’s clients enjoy his straightforward, prudent approach to investment management and insurance planning. He makes a point of educating his clients during the process, so they can better understand their own financial position.

    Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business from the Virginia Military Institute. He currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors for Virginia Amateur Sports, a state-wide nonprofit organization. Adam is an avid college sports fan and enjoys playing in several recreational sports leagues around Roanoke.

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    Gerald Tuck

    Founder and Partner

    With more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry, Gerald researches current and potential investment options for our clients. The development and implementation of recommendations are a major part of his role with FocusOne. This includes monitoring, trading, rebalancing, and performance evaluation of clients’ accounts.

    Gerald received his bachelor’s degree in economics from George Mason University. A native of Bedford County, he now lives in Roanoke, Virginia.

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    Tim Cone, LUTCF

    Research Analyst

    Tim has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, covering a broad range of areas, including banking, insurance, investments, compliance, and operations. His role with FocusOne primarily focuses on assisting Gerald with research and implementation of investment strategies, including monitoring, trading, rebalancing, and performance evaluation of accounts.

    Tim earned his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and currently lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with his four children. He is active in the community with a number of youth sports teams.

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    Lisa Fonacier

    Client Relationship Manager

    Lisa came to FocusOne as Bo’s client relationship manager in August 2014. With a background in business administration, she handles review meeting preparation and client service work for Bo’s practice.

    Lisa and her husband, Lee, moved to Roanoke in 2006 with their two sons, Garrett and Grant. Outside of the office, she loves hiking with her two sheepadoodles, ND and Ana, and is active with the Notre Dame Club of Blue Ridge.

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    Morgan Jessee

    Executive Assistant and New Business Coordinator

    Morgan joined FocusOne in May 2016 as Adam’s executive assistant. With a background in retail management, she is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and knows the value of excellent customer service.

    Born and raised in Roanoke, Morgan now lives in Daleville with her French bulldog Dexter and cat Tina. Outside of the office, she enjoys volunteering at a local animal shelter and coordinating social media marketing for a local ballet company.

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    Yvonne Lavinder

    Executive Assistant

    Yvonne joined the FocusOne team in 2015 as Ben’s executive assistant. Prior to this, she was the client services manager for Greystone Financial Group, where she helped process new business and handled all client relations for the group for 11 years.

    Yvonne enjoys volunteering at her church; hiking with her husband, Mark, of more than 30 years; and snuggling with Siegen, their German shorthaired pointer. During football season, she loves attending Virginia Tech games with her son, Mason, who is a Hokie majoring in aerospace engineering.

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    Deb Stover, LUTCF

    Healthcare Insurance Consultant

    Debbie began her health insurance career more than 20 years ago and joined FocusOne in August 2018. She specializes in the individual health insurance market, group health insurance, and ancillary benefits.

    Debbie graduated from Mary Baldwin College and Virginia Commonwealth University with a master's degree in social work. Before her career change into the insurance industry, she primarily worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) license.

    Debbie currently lives in Moneta, Virginia.