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®
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
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 grew up in the Seattle area and then attended Saint Mary’s College of California where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in International Business. Immediately after college, Jake went to Akron, Ohio with his dog, Kujo, where he graduated from the University of Akron School of Law and received his Law Degree. He has since returned to the great Northwest.
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 grew up in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) through Western Governors University of Washington. Before moving to the U.S., he obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Ouagadougou after which he began teaching.
Jeremie and his wife Mary, live in Everett, WA. 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 music, barbecuing outside with family and friends, and going on long walks with his family.Jeremie Ouedraogo, MBA
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
Nancie has over 25 years working in both the financial and investment industries working for firms such as Edward Jones as the assistant to the Director and Moss Adams as a Senior Branch Office Administrator. She worked for 5 years for a private investment firm in downtown Seattle as their Operations Manager. She was the Administrator of Investor Relations for 4 years for Corixa (a biopharmaceutical firm) before it was purchased by a major firm. And she’s a veteran, having spent 5 years in the Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA as a LN2.
Nancie grew up in southern California and graduated from Norte Vista at the age of 16, whereupon she moved to Los Angeles and attended UCLA with an eye towards a criminal law degree. Her focus soon changed to the investment world where she found her niche. Her husband David is an independent Insurance broker specializing in Long Term Care and Medicare packages and they live in Lake Stevens.
Nancie and David both love to travel off-continent and Nancie has family living in Europe which makes visiting almost mandatory. Due to her obsession for French 1er Cru wines, she decided to attend sommelier school. Her many interests include tastings of old world-class French wines, long-arm quilting, and studying Italian and British history.Nancie Johnson
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