Meet The Team

Daryl Eckman 

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Daryl is President and Chief Investment Strategist at First Choice. As a financial advisor with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Daryl has received numerous certificates and awards for his service and dedication. His areas of specialty include goal-based investment management, retirement planning and business consulting. In Spring of 2020, he joined the ASU Wrestling board and works to better the Sun Devil wrestling program. Daryl takes special pride in the fact that his clients respect his honesty and integrity. As Chief Investment Strategist, Daryl passes his wealth of experience on to the rest of our team and to clients eager to learn. In his personal times, Daryl enjoys a good game of golf, being active and traveling the world.  

Clint Carpenter

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Clint is Director of Operations and a Financial Planner at First Choice. Clint works with clients to visualize their financial future by projecting cash flows and net worth into the future and ensuring it meets a client’s ultimate goals. Clint takes those plans and turns them into reality via strategic investment management in concert with the rest of our investment team. Clint also enjoys spending time with our clients and helping with anything they can bring at him, from questions about credit scores to social security optimization. Clint has an appreciation for urban planning and the arts and enjoys volunteering for organizations such as KEXP in Seattle and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.  

Kris Venezia

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Kris is Associate Vice President of Investments. He has held an active interest in the markets and investing since he was very young. He now brings that experience to the team and adds valuable insight to our investing philosophy. Kris focuses on working with clients to help them achieve their financial goals, and he believes educating clients on markets and the economy is an important part of the advisor-client relationship. He previously worked in radio, with on-air and producing roles at WNYC and WFUV in New York. When not on the job, he enjoys playing golf, jogging and watching Arizona Cardinals football.

Lisa Allen

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Lisa is the Executive Assistant at First Choice and is crucial in helping the firm function. 

Janie Kurtz

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Janie is a Risk Management Consultant at First Choice. She has complex knowledge of health and life insurance products. 

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