Our team of Planners, Lawyers, and invaluable Account Support Staff are committed to serving you and doing everything we can to get you feeling confident about your retirement. Meet the McIlrath | Eck team:
Thor H. McIlrath is a Partner and co-founder of McIlrath | Eck, LLC, a partnership formed in 2006 with Sam K. Eck, JD. Thor has over 20 years of experience as a Financial Advisor. He began his career in 1992 before joining McIlrath | Eck as a Registered Representative practicing financial planning. While at Cambridge Investment Research, Thor received recognition as a Leading Financial Planner among his peers. In 2006 Thor formed his own company, McIlrath | Eck, LLC, an Independent Registered Investment Advisory firm.
Thor is a graduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Financial Planner program (2002), and a Certified Financial Planner who has held his General Securities Principal License. He has achieved designations as a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF). Thor majored in finance and accounting while at Columbia College.
Thor and his wife, Heather, reside in Stanwood. He served four years in the United States Coast Guard and is now a general aviation pilot. Thor’s interests include general aviation, reading, trailing bike riding, and supporting orphans and young adults in Romania through Kids Town International, where he serves as a Board member. Thor H. Mcllrath, CFP®
Troy and his daughters live in Stanwood where he enjoys golfing, hunting, sailing, traveling, and fishing. He also volunteers his time with community projects, as well as the collection of items from the area for the local food banks. Troy Crutcher, CFP®
In addition to investments, Adelaide focuses on estate planning, taxation issues, and retirement distribution planning for clients.
Adelaide lives in Arlington. Her favorite hobbies include photography, horseback riding, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her dogs, Stella and Ringo. She is active in her community through Soroptimist International.
Adelaide El Zein, CFP®, MBA
Jake is a big Seattle sports fan. Whether it is the Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners or UW Athletics, he enjoys supporting his teams. He also prays the Sonics will return soon… An avid fan of the outdoors, Jake likes to spend his free time exploring the state’s wildlife and terrain by camping or just wandering. He also gives his time to organizations such as First Tee, Saint Matthew’s Parish, or coaching CYO soccer for middle schoolers in Magnolia. Jake Blukis, CFP®, J.D.
Jeremie and his wife Mary, live in Everett, WA and are excitedly awaiting their twin babies due in June. Jeremie grew up supporting his mom and dad as ministers which prompted a passion to serve God and others. He is currently involved in his church’s ministry and is an occasional guest speaker as well. He likes listening to gospel and reggae music, barbecuing outside with family and friends, and going on long walks with his family. Jeremie Ouedraogo, MBA
Karla serves McIlrath & Eck as our Chief Operations Officer. Her background consists of service in banking, investment, and insurance, which spans over 20 years.
With a career Navy husband, she also possesses the title of “Career Navy Wife”, and is the mother of 2 grown boys, and 5 grandchildren. Karla and her family established roots in Snohomish County in 1994, and have resided in Arlington since 2007.
Her hobbies include designing custom jewelry and wine glasses, traveling, and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with her husband.Karla Dickerson
Linda graduated from Marysville High School and she then moved back to the Marysville area to be closer to her family.
Previously, Linda lived in Leavenworth Washington for over 20 years and she spent many of those years hiking in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. She often enjoyed hiking through the Enchantments and surrounding areas. She relocated to Leavenworth for the following outdoor activities: rock climbing, cross-country skiing and hiking. Before moving East she spent eight years working on Mt Rainier.
Linda still enjoys the outdoors and among her favorite outdoor activities are walking, riding her bike and sitting on her deck reading a good book that is about climbing, hiking etc.! Linda Kuechenmeister
Sonya received her Bachelor’s of Art in Studio Art at California State University, Chico with an emphasis in painting, sculpture, ceramics, and art history. She also holds an Associate of Customer Service designation from the Life Office Management Association.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Sonya and her family have made Everett their home since 2006. Sonya Jones
Stephanie has lived in Marysville most of her life. Her family moved to Camas, WA during her high school years and then she returned to Marysville after graduating. She has enjoyed raising her two sons, along with her husband in the Marysville community.
Her passion is singing. She grew up singing in church. In high school, she was in many elite groups in the Northwest. Currently, she sings in local country bands. She has sung the National Anthem for Evergreen Speedway, Everett Aqua Sox, and The Everett Naval Station. Stephanie Miller
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