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Financial Advisors

Eric Landis

During the commencement ceremony at Penn State University, Eric was honored as the student Marshal by the Smeal College of Business for having the highest GPA in his major. 

Eric’s passion for helping people with their finances led him to create Landis Financial Advisors, Inc. to fulfill his life-long dream of establishing a full-service financial planning firm.  In order to provide independent and objective advice, Eric chose to align his firm with LPL Financial, the nation’s largest, independent, broker-dealer.

Sought out for his extensive knowledge and experience, Eric provides wealth management and holistic planning services to individuals desiring to coordinate their financial and insurance decisions leading up to and during retirement.  He carefully analyzes each of his clients’ unique set of circumstances and coordinates their Investment, Social Security, Medicare Insurance, and Estate Planning decisions.

Ranked in the top 3% of LPL advisors nationwide, Eric is available to individuals and business with $2,000,000 or more of investable assets.

Married for over 32 years, Eric enjoys time with his college sweetheart at their mountain home, playing tennis and hunting

and fishing.

Eric Landis began his career in the financial services industry while attending Penn State University and graduated in May of 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree. 

Eric Landis

Eric Landis began his career in the financial services industry while attending Penn State University and graduated in May of 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree. During the commencement ceremony at Penn State University, Eric was honored as the student Marshal by the Smeal College of Business for having the highest GPA in his major. 

LPL Investment Advisor Representative

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Jillian Snyder

Jill quickly demonstrated an aptitude for leadership and ranks in the top 5% of female LPL Financial advisors.

 

Driven by her values and determination to work in the best interest of her clients, Jill provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advice to clients. She thrives on taking a holistic approach to the financial planning process by developing a plan that carefully considers and coordinates Wealth Management, Retirement Planning, Social Security Planning, Medicare Insurance, Individual Health Insurance and Estate Planning.

 

Jill is available to clients with $1,000,000 or more of investable assets. Her securities licenses 7 & 66 are held with LPL Financial, the largest, independent Broker Dealer in the Country.

 

Jill and her husband, Craig, have been married for over 10 years.  They reside in Landisville, PA with their two daughters and their boxer, Ava. When she is away from the office, Jill enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends as well as her role as a “soccer mom”, cheering on her girls from the sidelines.

Jillian Snyder graduated from Bloomsburg University and began her career in financial services in 2008 working directly with our company President.

Jillian Snyder

Jillian Snyder graduated from Bloomsburg University and began her career in financial services in 2008 working directly with our company President. Jill quickly demonstrated an aptitude for leadership and ranks in the top 5% of female LPL Financial advisors.

LPL Financial Advisor

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Jesse Landis

Jesse L. Landis, CFP®, CKA®, CLTC®

LPL Financial Advisor

Jesse Landis is part of an elite group of advisors designated as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ under the age of 30, making up only 5.6% of all CFP practitioners. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Planning from Liberty University and a General Securities License held with LPL Financial.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Planning from Liberty University and a General Securities License held with LPL Financial.

Demonstrating value as a 4th generation financial services professional, Jesse provides holistic planning advice to clients with $600,000 or more of investible assets. He is instrumental in researching and introducing new LPL approved products that keeps our firm on the cutting edge.

Jesse’s clientele includes high income professionals, individuals seeking retirement planning, and business owners and businesses seeking 401(k) retirement plan management.

Jesse’s accreditations include CLTC®, Certified in Long-Term Care which is an important element for those who seek to protect their assets from the rising cost of home health care and nursing home care. As a CKA® Certified Kingdom Advisor, Jesse helps his faith-based clients align their investment portfolio with sound biblical principles.

In his free time, he enjoys hunting and his pup, Oakley.

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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP® (with plaque design) in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Jesse Landis is part of an elite group of advisors designated as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ under the age of 30, making up only 5.6% of all CFP practitioners.

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Darren Kushto

Clients working with Darren value his partnership in helping them make wise financial and investment decisions. His satisfaction comes from helping his clients develop and implement a personalized investment strategy and witnessing the meaningful impact he makes on their lives.

 

As an LPL Financial Advisor, Darren provides financial planning, investment advice and managed accounts for individuals with $350,000 or more in investible assets. He is additionally available to individuals from all walks of life with $50,000 or more seeking Brokerage and/or transactional business. His licenses include Series 7, 6, 63, and 65 all held with LPL Financial.

 

When taking a break from the office, Darren appreciates spending time with family and friends and enjoys hiking and camping.

Darren Kushto began his professional career in financial services after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University with magna cum laude honors.  

Darren Kushto

LPL Financial Advisor

Darren R. Kushto

Darren Kushto began his professional career in financial services after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University with magna cum laude honors.  Clients working with Darren value his partnership in helping them make wise financial and investment decisions.

Darren Kushto began his professional career in financial services after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University with magna cum laude honors.  

After learning about the opportunities available at our company, he accepted a position with our firm as an LPL Registered Administrative Assistant with the goal of learning the business to become a financial advisor.  During his time as a Registered Administrative Assistant, Austin benefited from working directly with our President, Eric L. Landis developing financial plans and providing customer service to our clients.  Mentored by what he believes to be “one of the best in the industry”, Austin offers an array of knowledge and a genuine heart for helping clients make wise financial and insurance decisions.

As an LPL Financial Advisor, Austin provides financial planning, investment advice and managed accounts for individuals with $150,000 or more in investible assets. He is also available to those seeking Brokerage and/or transactional business with a minimum investment of $50,000. Austin’s licenses include Series 7, 6, and 66, all held with LPL Financial.

Born and raised in Manheim, PA, Austin enjoys local recreational sports, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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LPL Financial Advisor

Austin Horvath

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Austin Horvath graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Austin’s passion for going above and beyond led him to cross paths with Landis Financial Advisors, Inc.

Darren Kushto began his professional career in financial services after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millersville University with magna cum laude honors.  

Austin Horvath graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.  He began his career in insurance working for a national insurance company.  His passion for helping a client led him to cross paths with Landis Financial Advisors, Inc. 

Insurance Advisors

Daven Akimori

He works primarily with individuals ages 65 and older and is frequently complimented for his listening skills and his wealth of knowledge. Daven’s attention to detail and passion for helping his clients has led to his recognition annually as an industry leader since 2017.

 

With dozens of Medicare enrollment periods and over 300 Medicare plan options, Daven’s desire is for each client to walk away well-informed and confident they made a good choice. Seeking the greatest set of overall benefits at the most reasonable cost, Daven offers many top-rated Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans, and Part D Prescription Drug plans as well as cancer insurance, travel insurance, final expense life insurance, and term life insurance.

 

Outside work, Daven enjoys cooking, shooting, and spending time with friends and family.

Daven Akimori began his career in financial services as an AHIP Certified Medicare Insurance Agent.

Daven Akimori

Daven Akimori began his career in financial services as an AHIP Certified Medicare Insurance Agent. He works primarily with individuals ages 65 and older and is frequently complimented for his listening skills and his wealth of knowledge.

Insurance Advisor

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Tom Kelley

Tom’s life experiences have taught him patience and it’s easy to recognize his genuine spirit for helping people. Whether retiring early, needing Medicare at age 65, or working into retirement, Tom coordinates his client’s decisions and carefully helps them to choose a suitable and affordable plan that aligns with their unique health and prescription drug needs. 

 

Willing to go the extra mile, Tom is available to answer questions throughout the year and even help solve claim issues. Tom offers many top-rated Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans, and Part D Prescription Drug plans as well as cancer insurance, travel insurance, final expense life insurance, and term life insurance.

 

In his free time, you’ll find Tom playing disc golf, boating, and enjoying his family.

Tom Kelley came to us with over a decade of experience managing a sales team. As an AHIP Certified Medicare Insurance Agent, Tom represents many top-rated insurance companies.

Tom Kelley

Tom Kelley came to us with over a decade of experience managing a sales team. As an AHIP Certified Medicare Insurance Agent, Tom represents many top-rated insurance companiesTom’s life experiences have taught him patience and it’s easy to recognize his genuine spirit for helping people.

Insurance Advisor

Thomas P. Kelley

Financial Support

Krysta Novak has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science Policy and is appreciated for her strong work ethic and sense of humor. Valuing the opportunity to work with a successful, well-run company, Krysta feels she has become part of a greater family.

Client Services Assistant and Operations Coordinator

Krysta L. Novak

Krysta Novak has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science Policy and is appreciated for her strong work ethic and sense of humor. Valuing the opportunity to work with a successful, well-run company, Krysta feels she has become part of a greater family. She works side-by-side to assist CFP®, Jesse Landis and his clients. Krysta’s efficiency and can-do attitude proves to be an invaluable asset when coordinating internal operations.

A resident of the area, Krysta loves her 2 felines, boating on Lake Clarke, hiking, and grilling with her husband and friends.

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Krysta Novak
Tatiana Hoffard

Clients working with our financial advisors receive assistance from Tati to process their service requests. She additionally helps LPL Financial Advisor, Darren Kushto to be more efficient by preparing for client meetings, setting up accounts, and providing follow-up.

When Tati is not working, she enjoys time with friends and family. She cares for her three fur babies, Maples, Rusev, and Jack.

Tatiana Hoffard

Clients working with our financial advisors receive assistance from Tati to process their service requests. She additionally helps LPL Financial Advisor, Darren Kushto to be more efficient by preparing for client meetings, setting up accounts, and providing follow-up.

Client Services Assistant

Tatiana A. Hoffard

Chris obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from Millersville University with magna cum laude honors. Serving primarily in the wealth management division, Chris works side-by-side with our President, Eric Landis providing customer service, opening new accounts, and assisting with the implementation of financial plans.  

Client Services Assistant 

Chris T. Ecker

Chris obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from Millersville University with magna cum laude honors. Serving primarily in the wealth management division, Chris works side-by-side with our President, Eric Landis providing customer service, opening new accounts, and assisting with the implementation of financial plans.  

 

Chris is a family man who loves spending time with his wife and children at sporting events, hiking, and biking. Additionally, he has been running competitively for over 20 years.

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Client Services and Technology Assistant

Noah graduated from Hagerstown Community College with a degree in Cyber Security. He primarily serves in the wealth management division, assisting LPL Financial Advisor, Jillian Snyder, and servicing clients. Additionally, Noah helps to maintain our computer system, offering technical support.

 

Outside of work, Noah enjoys music and spending time with his wife and cats.

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Noah graduated from Hagerstown Community College with a degree in Cyber Security. He primarily serves in the wealth management division, assisting LPL Financial Advisor, Jillian Snyder, and servicing clients. Additionally, Noah helps to maintain our computer system, offering technical support.

Client Services and Technology Assistant

Noah W. Daigneault

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Seeking experience and practical knowledge, Daniel interns in our Wealth Management Division while completing his Bachelor of Science in Finance, minoring in Data Analytics.  

 

Although Daniel’s studies keep him busy, he takes time to run daily.   

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Seeking experience and practical knowledge, Daniel interns in our Wealth Management Division while completing his Bachelor of Science in Finance, minoring in Data Analytics.  

Client Services Assistant

Daniel R. Myers

Insurance Support

Lori Y. Leaman graduated from Marywood University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her experience in counseling, entrepreneurship, and management provides a solid foundation for her role as Client Services Liaison. From the moment clients enter the Carriage House, they experience Lori’s hospitality firsthand. She appreciates getting to know our clients on a personal level through answering questions and servicing accounts.

In her free time, Lori enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and bonding with her family and friends.

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Lori graduated from Marywood University with a master’s degree in social work and is gifted at warming hearts as she welcomes clients into our insurance division. Lori juggles many responsibilities related to assisting the insurance advisors and maintaining a positive client experience, answering questions, and servicing accounts.​

Insurance Advisor Liaison

Lori Y. Leaman

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Management

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Tracy Landis

Tracy S. Landis

Human Resource Manager/ Director of Operations

Tracy graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration. After working in sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company, she turned down a managerial promotion to start her own business selling annuities and life insurance to business owners and individuals in York County, PA.  

Tracy graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration. After working in sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company, she turned down a managerial promotion to start her own business selling annuities and life insurance to business owners and individuals in York County, PA.  

 

In 2013, Tracy chose to combine forces with her husband using her God-given talents as Director of Operations for Landis Financial Advisors, Inc. She uses her people skills and business experience to manage both the Wealth Management and Insurance Divisions. She provides sales and marketing training, writes content for promotional pieces, interviews, hires, and manages business expansion projects.

 

Occasionally, Tracy takes a break to enjoy tennis, fishing, and her doodles.

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Bree Heagy Ali

Front Office and Events Manager

Bree joined our team after completing an internship and graduating from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is the first to greet clients in our wealth management division and is beloved by many whom she has endearing relationships. Combining her organizational skills and attention to detail, Bree researches and coordinates our client events and plays a vital role in making our office run smoothly by executing a lot of crucial tasks behind the scenes.

​Activities Bree enjoys are bee keeping, gardening, and hiking with her pups, Cutter and Maisy.

Bree Heagy

Bree joined our team after completing an internship and graduating from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Office Support

Barbara Sammet

Barbara A. Sammet

Office Assistant

Barb retired from Hempfield High School after teaching Spanish for 36 years. She enjoys doing clerical work in the insurance division and taking Molly & Oakley (our Directors of Client Therapy) outside to get their wiggles out. In her spare time, she enjoys camping at Raystown Lake with her husband, Greg, and her dog, Stuart. 

Oakley Landis

Oakley Landis

Assistant Director of Client Therapy

Molly's little brother, Oakley, joined us March 2021. Currently in training, Oakley's already doing an excellent job of welcoming clients and bringing joy to our office. When not romping around with Molly, he is taking a nap in the sun or chewing on his favorite bone. 

Molly Landis

Molly Landis

Director of Client Therapy

Our office Doodle, Molly, primarily hangs out in the Insurance Division providing smiles on dog-lover's faces. She spends most of her day seeking treats, trying to get clients to play ball and giving kisses. When bored from napping, Molly looks out windows and watches squirrels.

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