Our Financial Planning Team
Andrew Komarow MSFS, CFP® AIF® - Founder
Andrew founded Tenpath Financial Group in 2017, and brings to his clients more than a decade of
consulting and investment planning knowledge.
Andrew started his business after working as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for Prudential Advisors. Andrew earned his B.S. in Financial Planning and Technology from Charter Oak State College and his Masters in Financial Services from The American College.
Andrew’s mission is to provide wealth and investment planning for those of all ages and financial experience, from those newly entering the professional world to those planning and living out their retirement. Technology and its intricacy is indicative of the complexities of insurance and financial planning. One of Andrew’s greatest challenges and sense of satisfaction is working with his clients to understand their needs and financial state, building and executing a strategy that is designed with a goal to enable the client to live the type of life they have envisioned for themselves and their family.
People’s financial and insurance needs change as they move through life. We need to build a plan that will facilitate that journey and have the agility to make the changes to accommodate what life throws at us.
In his off time, Andrew enjoys tinkering with electronics, bike riding, and reading science fiction. He lives in the greater Hartford area with his wife, their daughter, and dog Bentley.
Nolan Menachemson - Financial Advisor
Nolan Menachemson is a Special Needs Advisor with both Tenpath Financial Group and Planning Across the
Spectrum. He works out of our new Westport, CT office, broadening our reach into Fairfield County.
Nolan is a Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC ®) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA ®) with
over 20 years' experience in Investments and Financial Planning.
Nolan has personal experience in dealing with the issues that our clients and families face. His meaningful work helps these families achieve a stable financial future and allows them more time to focus on their daily challenges.
Nolan resides in Westport. He has a daughter in law school, and a son who transitioned from a private school for individuals with learning disabilities, graduated college, and is now working in the retail sector.
Elizabeth Yoder - Director of Financial Planning
Liz is a Certified Financial Planning Professional and is serving our clients as the Director of Financial
Planning. Liz Tenpath Financial Group in February 2021 after working with two traditional financial
planning firms. She will work mostly remotely from Maryland, where she lives with her husband, son,
puppy and backyard chickens. She is excited to move beyond traditional into the specialized world
supporting families with I/DD and ASD.
Liz found the path to financial planning while attending national disability conferences held in the DC area when she was a live-in care giver and member of L’Arche home. Each conference, parents and siblings had the questions of how to keep lifeline benefits in-tact. At each conference, she met very few people who did not have a family member with a diagnosis. She grew frustrated that not enough people were doing the work to educate families and lift the earning potential of ready to work people who receive government benefits.
Liz grew up along shoreline Connecticut, where her family still resides.
Haley Gearwar - Director of Organizational Development
Haley serves as the Director of Organizational Development at Tenpath Financial Group. In her role, Haley handles a variety of client services including event planning and administrative duties. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and several years of experience working in customer service, Haley is well-prepared to work directly with people. Haley is passionate about helping others and is happy to assist our clients with anything they may need.
In her spare time, Haley enjoys reading any genre of book, trying out new baking recipes, and taking trips to the beach.
Robert Dillard - Medicare and Insurance Specialist
Robert Dillard has been involved in the insurance industry since 2007. Robert chose to focus on property and casualty insurance before discovering a passion for advanced planning through life insurance.
Because of his own struggles with dyslexia and his son’s autism spectrum diagnosis, Robert has realized a great need for knowledgeable professionals to help neurodivergent individuals and their families navigate the complex and often frustrating world of insurance.
Robert continuously strives to fill this need and ensure that those he serves are taken care of no matter the situation. In his free time Robert is usually with his wife, son, and two dogs, Abby and Daisy. They enjoy spending time outdoors, swimming, visiting aquariums, and hiking.
Jillian Noyes - Director of Digital Content
Jillian Noyes is a Connecticut-based filmmaker, writer, designer, and advocate for mental health and
related issues. Her passion lies in crafting stories about oft-marginalized communities - in
disabled community. To that end, she writes candidly about her own experiences as an autistic woman
blog and serves as its editor. She also designs graphics for our social media and compiles resources
Jillian holds a B.A. in Film Studies and Philosophy from Connecticut College. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, singing, playing board games with friends, and spending time with her two dogs.
Julia Vassallo - Benefits Research Assistant
Julia Vassallo serves as the Financial Planning Research Assistant at Tenpath Financial Group. As such, Julia is devoted to compiling information and resources on numerous benefit-related topics in order to create and systemize a disability benefits resource database serving to provide valuable information and guidance to clients, employers, and members of the general public. In the process, Julia is also responsible for creating additional handouts, resource materials, and benefit-related blog posts.
Julia is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her individualized second major, Disability and Law at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Julia will begin her pursuit of her Juris Doctor degree, enabling her to become a legal advocate for members of the disability community, including veterans and the elderly.
When not working at Tenpath Financial Group, Julia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and experimenting in the kitchen with cooking and baking. Julia also spends time as an adult companion for a woman with Down Syndrome and a friend to members of Best Buddies International through her involvement in the UConn chapter.
Misty Shay-Rivera - Director of Client Services
Misty joined Tenpath as the Director of Client Services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration from San Francisco State University and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. She has taught in the public school system and has worked with many children of all ability levels. Her experience in multitasking in a classroom, helping families through the testing and diagnostic process, and supporting students through the 504 and IEP process and beyond, gives her the background and knowledge to help her serve the clients and their families at Tenpath.
She is from California and moved to Connecticut with her wife, daughter, and dog Toby! While in undergrad, she took 5 semesters of American Sign Language and loves to practice it with her daughter. She loves sewing, jewelry making, crafting, roller skating, and spending time with her family exploring their new home state!