Our Team

Advisory Team

Chris Sipes, CFP®, AIF®

Managing Principal

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Chris brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services to Sonoma Wealth Advisors. As a co-founder of Sonoma Wealth Advisors he operates as the Chief Investment and Compliance Officer.

Russell Van Sistine, CFP®

Principal Advisor

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Russell likes to help people. The greatest satisfaction is knowing you did everything you could to support people and make a difference in their life.

Ben Sedillo, AAMS®, AIF®

Principal Advisor

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Ben's commitment to service runs deep, across decades, organizations and locations. He brings his breadth of service experience to help clients succeed today and in the future.

Daren Blonski, CFP®, AIF®, CEPA®, CDAA

Managing Principal

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Daren Blonski, CFP® is the Co-founder and Managing Principal of Sonoma Wealth Advisors. He is a learner, educator, entrepreneur, and life coach.

Kevin Morrow

Principal Advisor

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Kevin brings over 3 decades experience in the financial services industry, including time in insurance, banking and financial advising.

Todd Gomes, AIF®

Principal Advisor

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With a financial advisory practice rooted in tried-and-true money management principles, Todd approaches wealth management from a customized planning perspective.

Zach Paul, CFP®

Principal Advisor

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A skilled collegiate soccer player, Zach's mission is simple: to provide clients with a decisive edge in financial management. 

Clay Dunkle, CFP®, AIF®, AAMS®

Financial Advisor

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A Sonoma local who's ready to help your family as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

Terri Updegraff

Financial Advisor

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Terri Updegraff is a licensed investment advisor representative dedicated to helping individuals and couples thrive financially.

Shelby Wirick

Financial Advisor

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Shelby has enjoyed a dynamic career in finance and corporate executive management, encompassing over a decade of service with internationally renowned Fortune 500 companies.

Steve Murray, CFP®

Financial Advisor

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Steve Murray is a Certified Financial Planner™ CFP® and has been a licensed agent for over 25 years. He joined Sonoma Wealth Advisors in 2023 in order to expand services available to his clients.

Gaetano Bettinelli

Financial Advisor

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Gaetano has always felt called to serve others, which led him to serve his country in the Armed Forces. After the Marine Corps, he transitioned into finance to continuing serving others.

Mason Moore, AIF®

Principal Advisor

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Mason Moore is a Principal Advisor who specializes in corporate and non-profit retirement plans.