Amy Brandts, ChFC®
Amy has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years and is a Chartered Financial Consultant® as well as an Investment Advisor Representative. Amy began her career at a large insurance company and honed her financial planning skills at a CPA firm as the in-house financial planner and investment manager. Experiences at those firms caused her to recognize the value of independence and inspired her to take that leap in 2002. Amy is also a Registered Representative and has FINRA Series 6, 7, 22, 24, 63, and 65 registrations, as well as insurance licenses in multiple states.
Amy believes in giving back to the community. She donates her time to various service projects focusing on the needs of children in Loudoun and Fairfax County. She served multiple years on the Rotary Club of Herndon Board and is a past president. She is a former board member of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and former president and treasurer of the Executive Women’s Roundtable.
A native of Northern Virginia and an avid traveler with a sense of adventure, Amy and her husband spend their leisure time hiking mountains around the world.
Kristin Michel Rodriguez, MS Econ.
With over 25 years of experience in financial services, Kristin brings a wealth of knowledge to Symphony Financial and helps strengthen the client advice, planning, and research sides of the business. An advocate of long-term, sustainable solutions for clients, businesses, and communities, Kristin designs the Sustainable Investing Portfolios for Symphony and is happy to talk about Sustainability with clients. Known for her ability to listen and her passion for finding solutions, Kristin relishes every opportunity to help clients chart pathways toward their financial future.
Kristin’s clients benefit from her past experience with two mutual fund companies, an insurance company, a national bank and credit card firm, and a research institution. She is a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor Representative with Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor. She has her Series 7, 24, 65, and 66 registrations, as well as life/health licenses in multiple states. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Kristin is a strong advocate for women and in the past served as President of the Women Business Owners of Montgomery County, MD. She is also an advocate of greater financial education in the community and has given talks in association with the National Endowment of Financial Education (NEFE).
Kristin and her husband are residents of Rockville, Maryland. She is a ceramic artist and enjoys spending time outdoors in her sustainable, pollinator garden.
Mitch is a Financial Advisor with Symphony Financial, working out of both the Herndon and Ashburn offices.
He works with clients in all aspects of the financial planning process: from wealth creation and education planning, to investment analysis and management for retirement. His clients range from successful up-and-coming professionals (HENRY’s), to those in their peak earning years approaching retirement, as well as retirees in need of a plan.
Mitch holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Virginia Tech, where he majored in Finance. While in Blacksburg, he also completed the CFP® Board Registered Financial Planning Program through Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. Mitch holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and various insurance licenses.
In 2022 Mitch was recognized as a Loudoun County ‘40 Under 40’ honoree – an award recognizing rising business and community leaders in Loudoun County. Mitch is a member of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Loudoun County Chamber’s Young Professionals committee. He is also a member of Business Networking International in his hometown of Centreville.
Mitch is a Northern Virginia native now residing in Ashburn with his wife Samantha, daughter Lyla, and dog, Nash. Mitch’s hobbies include spending time with family, golf, attending concerts, and staying active athletically.
Director of Operations
Hannah Duckworth is our Director of Operations. Hannah will be working alongside Linda, our Office Manager, to ensure that our office continues to operate smoothly and with client satisfaction.
Hannah is originally from Ocean City, Maryland, a beach town that taught her the value of teamwork and community service. Building on this foundation, she joined the Air Force National Guard in 2015 at the age of 17. There, she gained important skills like leadership, discipline, and organization.
Hannah graduated from Towson University in 2020 and subsequently moved to Northern Virginia. She was a teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools for three years, an experience that enriched her skills in communication, management, and problem-solving. Additionally, Hannah has eight years of customer service experience under her belt. She understands that the key to a successful operation is a satisfied client, and she is committed to ensuring that our client services are nothing short of exceptional.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys baking, camping, and reading a good book. She loves being creative, being outdoors and she is always eager to learn new things.
- Loudoun County’s 40 Under 40 is based on a nomination process from the public, results released July 22, 2022. A panel of past honorees select the year’s winners. Winners must live or work in Loudoun County and be under the age of 40. This award is not based on investment performance.