Darby Affeldt, DVM, RICP® is a Financial Advisor with clients from multiple states. Darby works with a varied client base —Veterinarians and other Medical Professionals, small to mid-sized Business Owners, and Individuals in any career stage. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Business Owner herself, Darby understands the complexities and needs of her clients and works diligently and comprehensively to holistically approach and solve those needs. A lifelong entrepreneur, Darby is passionate about helping others to succeed and uses her personal experience and training to support clients to efficiently pursue their goals. Her practice focuses on integrating comprehensive Business and Personal Financial Strategies, and educating her clients to help build financial literacy, confidence and security.
Darby is originally from Colorado and received both her Bachelor’s and DVM degrees from Colorado State University. Following her move to Seattle, Darby built both a relief veterinary career and founded and operated a successful construction and development company, constructing over 100 new homes and one veterinary hospital in 13 years. Darby was inspired to become a financial advisor based off of her own experiences as a business owner, hoping to help protect others by offering a transparent, comprehensive, and educational approach.
Working with North Star’s Southwest Division, Darby ensures that clients receive excellent service from some of the brightest minds in the financial industry. Darby is Securities registered—Series 7, holds a State Law Securities registration—Series 63, an Investment Advisor Representative—Series 65, and a Life/Health/Disability Insurance license, each in multiple states.
Along with fellow advisor Todd Bramson, Darby co-wrote Real Life Financial Planning for Veterinarians, she has authored several articles, teaches at WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and has spoken at national symposiums. Outside of work, Darby is involved with Sierra Veterinary Medical Association, Vet Partners, and the America Veterinary Medical Association, and additionally is a surgical volunteer with the Lewis County Animal Hospital. Currently residing in Seattle and Olympia, WA, Darby enjoys cycling, swimming, snow and water skiing, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family—husband, Dr. Christian Affeldt (also a veterinarian), and children Emme, 17, and Truman, 13.
Darby is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of CRI Securities, LLC and Securian Financial Services, Inc. 1391373 /DOFU 1-2016
Darby’s Support Team
Title: Partner, Senior Vice President
Aside from the knowledge and experience you will receive from your advisor, North Star provides a team of experts within their specialties dedicated to helping your advisor choose well-suited products or services for you.
Name: Chase Brakke
Title: National Disability Insurance Specialist
Name: Chris Sitek
Title: Vice President, Life Business Development
Name: Jeff Landt
Title: Vice President and Director of Investments
Name: Carrie Hancock
Title: Vice President, Financial Planning Resource Center
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