Emily Bolick, CPA, CFP®

Family Wealth Strategist

  • What path led you to wealth management?

I spent my college years working in retail banking. While I loved building relationships with the customers and helping them understand their finances, I just couldn’t get comfortable with the idea of selling the bank’s own products to all my customers. I felt there was a clear conflict of interest. When I did some research and found there were other firms, like TFO Phoenix, who are independent and objective, it was an easy decision for me. I had found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

  • Why did you join TFO Phoenix?

I chose TFO Phoenix because of the people. I admire the knowledge and integrity of our leadership, and I know they’ll provide me the ongoing support I need to continue to grow my skills both professionally and personally.

  • What most excites you about your work?

The diversity of it. Each of my clients is unique, and it seems like I’m trying to help them solve some new challenge every day. That makes my job interesting and exciting.

  • What do you like to do outside of work? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?

By necessity I spend much of my day glued to a computer, so when I’m not working, I like to be as active as possible. I love to be outside: Swimming, hiking, biking or taking my miniature dachshund for long walks. When the sun goes down, you will find me in the kitchen with a nice glass of wine cooking up a new dish I found on Pinterest.

  • What are some of your biggest influences?

My grandpa. He was such an amazing man, full of adventure and curiosity. He graduated from Arizona State University at the age of 67, proof that you are never too old to fulfill a dream. He loved to explore and learn new things. He taught me the importance of exercising your brain and constantly exposing yourself to new ideas.

  • Education and accreditations

Certified Public Accountant
Series 65 license
Masters of Taxation, Arizona State University
B.S., Accountancy, Arizona State University

  • What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?

The more I learn, the more I understand what I don’t know. I believe life is about perpetual learning, both personally and professionally. Every time I think I have something figured out, I am thrown another curve ball and reminded how much there still is to learn.