The Cariboo Story

Early in 2016, we had the opportunity to create a unique name for our financial planning team. Around the same time, Ameriprise produced a video where an individual summited Mount Everest seven times. During the video, the individual describes how the process of financial planning is very similar to what he experienced in climbing Everest. In his discussion, he mentions the importance of having a trusted Sherpa as an advisor to guide during the climb in conquering Everest. He discussed the importance of the Sherpa's advice not only in the ascent, but also in the descent. It became very clear to us, the importance of working with our clients as their knowledgeable financial advisor. In our research, we learned that the Columbia Mountains, which includes the Selkirk Mountains at its southern edge, has a mountain range at the northern edge called the Cariboo Mountains. The unique spelling of the mountain range and the connection to the mountain climber’s comparison of a Sherpa and a financial advisor led us to choose Cariboo Wealth Advisors as our name. Our goals, as a team at Cariboo, are to work with all clients as a guide throughout their financial life, to help provide the best information and advice and to help all pursue their financial objectives prudently and thoughtfully through our relationship.


Our advisors

Bill Eldridge

Bill Eldridge

CFP®, CRPC®

Private Wealth Advisor

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional
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Byron Gega

Byron Gega

CRPC®, APMA®

Financial Advisor

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Joseph Hale

Joseph Hale

Financial Advisor

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Kelly Stanicar

Kelly Stanicar

CFP®

Financial Advisor

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Spencer Miller

Spencer Miller

Financial Advisor

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Our team

April Neet

April Neet

Practice Manager,

Client Service Manager

Personal Intro

  • Joined Ameriprise in 2017
  • From Bend, Oregon
  • Has a German Shepard Collie Mix named Bruno
  • Loves spicy foods, yoga and traveling
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Eli Christenson

Eli Christenson

Operations Manager

Personal Intro

  • From Spokane, Washington
  • Class of 2019 at Gonzaga University with a Bachelors in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance & Marketing.
  • Enjoys golf, fishing, and Gonzaga Basketball
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Margaret Randles

Margaret Randles

Administrative Assistant

Personal Intro

  • From Spokane, WA
  • Graduated from Gonzaga University 2020, Majoring in Public Relations
  • Enjoys meditating, traveling, exercising
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Cole Patterson

Cole Patterson

Intern

Personal Intro

  • From Spokane, WA
  • Class of 2021 at Eastern Washington University, majoring in Business Finance
  • Enjoys boating, being at the lake and baseball
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