MavenCross Wealth Advisors®represents 130 years of combined advisor experience in financial planning. Our practice vision is very clear . . . " To be the obvious choice for guiding clients to joyfully steward their resources."

We believe that everyone wants an amazing relationship with a financial advisor, they just don't know where to turn. Our team of advisors shares a passion for delivering personalized financial advice to help clients achieve their goals. Together, we determine your goals, track your progress, and make ongoing recommendations to prepare you for whatever life brings.


Our advisors

Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts

ChFC®, CRPC®, CFS®, CKA®, BFA

Private Wealth Advisor

Founder of MavenCross Wealth Advisors
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Clay Cochran

Clay Cochran

CFP®, ChFC®, MBA, CFS®, APMA®

Private Wealth Advisor

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
Learn more about Clay Cochran
Vaughn Sparks

Vaughn Sparks

CFP®, CRPC®, APMA®, ADPA®, CFS®

Financial Advisor

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
Learn more about Vaughn Sparks
Tom Hammett

Tom Hammett

BFA, CFS®, CKA®

Financial Advisor

Certified Fund Specialist
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Steven Peterson

Steven Peterson

MSF, CRPC®, CLTC®

Financial Advisor

Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM
Learn more about Steven Peterson
Alex Gast

Alex Gast

CFS®

Financial Advisor

Certified Fund Specialist
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Shawn Buchanan

Shawn Buchanan

CFP®, ChFC®, CRPC®, APMA®

Financial Advisor

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
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Our team

Julie Shropshire CRPC<sup>®</sup>, CFS<sup>®</sup>

Julie Shropshire CRPC®, CFS®

Paraplanner

Personal Intro

Julie joined the practice in May 2006 and has many different responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • CRPC® Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor®
  • CFS® Certified Fund Specialist®
  • FINRA Series 7
  • FINRA Series 66
  • Life and Health Insurance License
  • BS in Accounting - Jacksonville State University

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Client Communication
  • Meeting Preparation
  • Meeting Follow-Up
  • Securities Trading and Money Movement
  • Practice Accounting
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Jaclyn Terry JD, FPQP™

Jaclyn Terry JD, FPQP™

Business Development Specialist,

Operations Manager

Personal Intro

Jaclyn joined the practice in November 2018 and has several different roles.

Qualifications

  • FPQP™ Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™
  • AL Law License
  • JD - Cumberland School of Law
  • BA in Political - The University of Alabama
  • B.Comm in Journalism - The University of Alabama

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Event Planning
  • Client Onboarding
  • Practice Operations and Reports Tracking
  • Human Resources
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Mady Smith FPQP™

Mady Smith FPQP™

Paraplanner

Personal Intro

Mady joined the practice in July 2019. Her primary role is to provide support for advisor Clay Cochran.

Qualifications

  • FPQP™ Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™
  • FINRA Series 7
  • FINRA Series 66
  • Life and Health Insurance License
  • BS in Business Admin - The University of South Alabama

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Client Communication
  • Meeting Preparation
  • Meeting Follow-Up
  • Securities Trading and Money Movement
  • Admin Support
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Corrie Eyer FPQP™

Corrie Eyer FPQP™

Financial Planning Assistant

Personal Intro

Corrie joined the practice in April 2017. Her primary role is to provide support for advisor Vaughn Sparks.

Qualifications

  • FPQP™ Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™
  • BS in Social Work - University of Montevallo

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Client Communication
  • Meeting Preparation
  • Meeting Follow-Up
  • Admin Support
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Renee Lay

Renee Lay

Client Service Specialist

Personal Intro

Renee joined the practice in April 2005. She is usually the first voice people hear when they call the office.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Practice Scheduling
  • Electronic Document Storage Maintenance
  • Client Information Maintenance
  • Admin Support
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Doris Williams

Doris Williams

Client Service Specialist

Personal Intro

Doris has worked for Ameriprise since 1978 and joined the practice in August 2016. She provides support for our Tuscaloosa office.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Practice Scheduling
  • Client Communication
  • Admin Support
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Lyle Aitken ChFC<sup>®</sup>

Lyle Aitken ChFC®

Financial Planning Specialist

Personal Intro

Lyle was a financial advisor for 26 years before joining the practice in August 2016.

Qualifications

  • ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • FINRA Series 7
  • FINRA Series 63
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