W. Ben Utley, CFP®
Financial Advisor & President


Professional Credentials & Activities

Professional Recognition

  • Featured in The New York Times article, "Investment Advice for Doctors— First Do No Harm"

  • Listed among Medical Economics “150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors”

  • Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The White Coat Investor, BusinessWeek, Medical Economics, Consumer Reports, Physician’s Personal Advisory, The Financial Times, Physician’s Practice, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon's hometown newspaper) and more than 100 other media appearances.


  • Investing for retirement

  • Saving for college

  • Business retirement plan implementation

  • Tax-efficient mutual fund investing

  • Nurturing physician leadership

Educational Background

  • Master of Science, Chemistry – University of Oregon (1993)

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry – Texas A&M University (1992)

Business Experience

  • 9/1998 - Present: Financial Advisor & President, Physician Family Financial Advisors Inc., Eugene, OR

  • 10/1996 - 9/1998: Proprietor & Investment Advisor Representative, W. Ben Utley DBA InnerWealth Asset Management, Eugene, OR

  • 9/1994 - 10/1996: Registered Representative, Waddell & Reed, Inc., Eugene, OR


I’m a transplanted Texan. You can hear it when I say “barbeque” but a long stint in the choral arts caused me to leave the rest of my twang in Texas. My wife says she married me because I’m driven, and I love her because she accepts me for who I am. We have two teenage daughters and a Chihuahua mix named Jack that we adopted from the Greenhill Humane Society. When it’s snowing, I like to go snowshoeing up in the mountains. When it’s sunny, I love to hit the lake with my stand up paddleboard. The rest of the time, I’m either teaching my kids something or teaching myself something (reading). 

Janet Davis, CPA, CFP®
Tax Specialist (Alliance Partner)



  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA): Arizona License #12081

  • Certified Financial Planner™(CFP®): Certificate #75746

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member

  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants Member

  • Financial Planning Association Member

  • California Lutheran University Senior Adjunct Faculty


  • Regular continuing education speaker for groups including Financial Planning Associations of Houston, Southern Arizona and Ventura County, Tucson Tax Study Group, Jewish Community Foundation Summer Education Series, and National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Tucson Study Group.


  • Tax planning strategies for individuals (including non-US citizens), partnerships, LLCs and S-corporations

  • Tax research & compliance

  • Tax notice and tax audit representation


  • Master of Science in Financial Planning – College for Financial Planning - Denver, CO (2004)

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994)


  • 9/2009 – Present: President, Trusted Advisors Consulting PLLC, Tucson, AZ

  • 8/2011 – 10/2013: Partner, Kleinhans, Lashbrook, Butler, and Davis PLLC, Tucson, AZ

  • 02/2007 – 08/2009: Sr Manager, Clifton Larsen Allen, Tucson, AZ

  • 07/2006 – 01/2007: Financial Planner, Lubitz Financial Group, Miami, FL

  • 11/1997 – 06/2006: In Charge Accountant, Manager, & Sr Manager, Clifton Larsen Allen, Springfield, IL & Tucson, AZ

  • 10/1995 – 11/1997 Staff Accountant, Sikich Gardner & CO / Meyer & Van Meter, Springfield, IL

  • 01/1995 – 10/1995 Staff Accountant, Arthur-Anderson LLP, St Louis, MO


I am originally from Illinois, where I earned my accounting degree, met my husband, and began my career. After taking bookkeeping in high school, I knew I would become an accountant. I enjoy my work - organizing information and analyzing the complex issues clients sometimes face. I deeply value my experience at major firms, and now, as an Alliance Partner to Physician Family, I enjoy using that knowledge to work directly with clients to solve complex problems and help them reach their financial goals. In my free time I enjoy cycling, yoga and reading, and my husband and I are fans of college sports.

James C. Tarvin, CFP®
Service Manager



Professional Credentials & Activities


  • Estate Planning

  • Income Tax Planning
    Insurance Planning

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Aviation Management - Auburn University (1979)

Business Experience

  • 11/2017 - Present: Service Manager, Physician Family Financial Advisors Inc., Eugene, OR

  • 2010 - 8/2017: Sr. Financial Planner, Guardian Wealth Management, Chattanooga, TN
    4/2003 - 3/2010: Financial Planner, MCS Family Wealth Advisors, Eugene, OR
    1/2001 - 3/2003: Founder, All Seasons Financial Planning, Decatur, GA
    6/1979 - 2/2003: Business analyst, Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA


Even though I live in Chattanooga, TN, I’m an Oregonian at heart. After two decades working for Delta and trying my hand at running my own financial planning practice, I spent seven years in Eugene at an invesmtent management firm. My wife Leslie and I fell in love with the food, scenery, people and yes, even the weather, of the Pacific Northwest. To be closer to family and our daughter Emily, we moved to Chattanooga, where we live now and where I work virtually for Physician Family. Leslie and I enjoy jazz, good food and cooking, and entertaining at our home. When not working or cooking, we are on our bicycles along the Tennessee River or hiking in the nearby mountains.

Kyle J. Hoelzle
Portfolio Technician



Professional Credentials


  • Portfolio Management

  • Account Administration

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, General Sciences - University of Oregon (2010)

Business Experience

  • 4/2015 - Present: Investment Advisor Representative, Physician Family Financial Advisors Inc., Eugene, OR

  • 10/2012 - 4/2015: Branch Representative, Oregon Community Credit Union, Eugene, OR

  • 10/2011 - 10/2012: Forensic Analyst, Eugene Police Department, Eugene, OR

  • 2/2011 - 10/2011: Teller, Oregon Community Credit Union, Eugene, OR

Personal & Family

I’m a native Oregonian, born and raised in Cave Junction near the Oregon Caves National Park. You could say I’m a little bit country. I like country music, I know my way around hunting rifles, and I love to head out to the Cascades and get away from it all. My wife grew up in rural Idaho, so she’s a little bit country, too. We met on a blind date. In 2016, we became proud parents of a little girl named Graysen. We also have a couple of Chihuahuas who are slowly adjusting to the new family member. My last name is pronounced “Helsley” and my dad named me after Sergeant Kyle Reese who goes back in time to save the humans in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Terminator.

Nathan A. Reineke
Student Loan Specialist & Planning Technician





  • Student Loan Management

  • Budgeting & Spending Plans


  • Bachelor of Science, Economics - University of Oregon (2014)


  • 1/2018 - Present: Planning Technician, Physician Family Financial Advisors Inc., Eugene, OR

  • 8/2015 - 1/2018 : Senior Buyer, Daimler, Portland, OR

  • 6/2014 - 8/2015: Relationship Manager, Keybank, Lebanon, OR

  • 1/2013 - 6/2014: Member Service Rep, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Eugene, OR

PErsonal & Family

Eugene is my hometown so naturally, I went to the U of O. Through a mutual friend, I met my wife Brittney, who studied Psychology across the street at Northwest Christian College. We married on New Year's Eve of 2015 and our son Matteo was born in 2018.

I met Ben in 2015 when a friend told me about a job opening at Physician Family. Kyle landed the job before I could contact Ben but we remained in touch during the years and Ben became a mentor to me. I love helping people get out of debt and get on with life, so I jumped at the chance to move out of the corporate world and into making a difference for individuals. Or as Red said in the Shawshank Redemption I had to “get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’.” When you get to know me, you will learn I have a movie quote for everything.

Jack T Barker, CLU
Team Mascot

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  • Certified Lap Usurper (CLU)


  • Making sure everybody's happy


  • House-trained


  • 1/2011 - Present: Hind-Leg Dancer, Eugene, OR

  • 8/2010- Present : Guinea Pig Protector, Eugene, OR

  • 6/2009 - Present: Plush Toy Manager, Eugene, OR

  • 1/2009 - Present: Tug-Of-War All Time Champion, Eugene, OR


One day during my stay at the Greenhill Human Society, my future family fell in love with me and all of my Schipperke-Chihuahua mix self and brought me to my new home. Here in Eugene, I am famous for dancing around the kitchen on two legs  while I sing for my meals, especially on Sunday mornings when Ben makes crepes (my favorite). My host family likes to eat healthy, so I have learned to love  carrots, asparagus, and almonds. When I'm not munching, I'm running through my doggy door straight to the backyard to chase the pesky squirrels that trespass on my lawn. My top priority is making sure my family and Rolo (the guinea pig) are safe and sound, even if that "sound" is me barking.

My favorite place to go on family vacation is Heceta Head Lighthouse in Florence, Oregon. There is no better feeling than trotting along the sand, ocean breeze in my fur, chasing the birds. However, I refuse to play fetch; I exclusively play tug-of-war. I may be as big as a bread box, but I win every tug-of-war match, no matter the opponent. 

While I cannot lend out financial advice or tell you where to spend money (the answer will always be "treats for me") I can give one strong piece of advice: family matters. 

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