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Germantown TN Office

John Anderson

John Anderson, CFP®, AIF®

Founder & President

John began his career in the IT industry as a programmer and then as a project manager. While still in college, John and his wife Tracy knew financial planning and investing were important. Starting early in life, they entrusted their financial future to professionals whose primary goal was the sale of financial products. After years of wasted time, the results were less than desirable. Knowing there had to be a better way; John went in search of the answer.

John discovered how stewardship, financial planning, investing, and relationships are truly interconnected. He uncovered the philosophies and methods that work together to actually help people succeed financially. His discoveries lead him to ask “Why isn’t everyone doing it like this?”

Passionate about spreading the word and making a difference, John left the IT industry and became a fee-only financial planner. He began by helping others with retirement planning. Later, John served as the Director of Portfolio Management for a multi-family office where he advised clients with assets ranging from $1 million to over $40 million. Following his heart and his beliefs, John founded Cypress Wealth Management where his focus is on comprehensive financial planning and stewardship of our God given resources.

John is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®). He is a member of the National Association of Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.

He and his wife Tracy have two children and they enjoy living their true wealth, spending time together as a family.

Edina MN Office

Laura Seymour

Laura Seymour, CFP®

Partner & Director of Financial Planning

Laura has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner since 2010. She founded TorchLight Advisors, a fee only financial planning firm, in Edina, Minnesota in 2011 to offer services to clients without any income or asset minimums. Laura previously worked at two other advisory firms in Minnesota prior to starting her own business. Laura has provided advice and planning help to a large variety of clients over the last decade. Laura is very excited to merge with Cypress Wealth Management and continuing to help people make wise decisions as a team.

Laura is a member of the Financial Planning Association (National and Minnesota chapters), a NAPFA (National Association of Financial Advisors) Registered Financial Advisor and participates in a local study group for women advisors.

Laura was raised on a dairy farm about two hours west of the Minneapolis Metro area where her parents still reside. Laura spent many years doing daily chores and helping care for her two younger sisters. She graduated summa cum laude from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa in Business Administration. Laura lived in a variety of Midwest states before moving to the Minneapolis metro area in 2005 and joining a financial planning company in 2007. Laura loves to travel as well as spend as much time as possible with her friends and family, including her six nieces.