Celebrating Long-Term Relationships
Happy Spring! In all places in the northern hemisphere, the season is changing. The days are getting longer and warmer. The trees and flowers are blooming. We welcome the change, and hope all of you enjoy your Spring.
I wanted to share this picture with all of you. It was taken recently when I had the opportunity to share lunch with Buz and Judy Davies. One of my greatest joys is spending time with the individuals that I have been blessed to meet and to work with through the years. 
Believe it or not, I met Buz and Judy when Buz was working for Copperweld Corporation in Pittsburgh, and I was a new CPA/financial planner at Deloitte & Touche (we will just leave the year a secret). I like to believe that Buz and Judy successfully retired, moved to AZ, and ultimately returned to the Pittsburgh region because of me – we did go through these life events and many more together as advisor and clients and as friends. Their children and grandchildren will probably dispute the part about Buz and Judy returning to the area because of me, but I would like to go on record that I was an influencer. It has been great having Buz and Judy back for the last several years – but seeing them, along with their daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Steve (not pictured and NC clients), for lunch in February was awesome!

COVID has been very hard on all of us. It has been with us for over two years now. In February and March, myself and several of my team made our first trips back to Florida – for me, it was almost exactly two years from my last visit. I believe that the hardest part of the last two years has been the loss of our freedom to be together with the people that are important in our lives - our families, our colleagues, and of course, you. 
We hope 2022 will continue to bring us back together! Phone calls and virtual meetings are great, but not as great as building relationships and making memories in person. The team at SDWMA is looking forward to spending more time with you.

If you have a memory that you would like to share with the SDWMA team and community, please reply to this email or send it to us at [email protected].

What are you most looking forward to this spring?
Outdoor Activities
Planting a Garden
Celebrating Spring Holidays
Adding More Color to Your Wardrobe
Just Plain Old Better Weather (Fingers Crossed)
Real Estate and Real Assets Private Interview
Featuring SDWMA Partner/CIO, Jason Staley, and CIO of Versus Capital, Casey Frazier
Russia/Ukraine Market Update
Featuring SDWMA Partners, Jason Staley and David Brinkman

Mortgages: What You Need to Know
Featuring SDWMA Investment Relationship/Communications Manager, Alissa Garcia, and Scott Trout, Mortgage Specialist at Equity Resources, Inc.
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Featuring SDWMA CEO, Nancy Skeans, Managing Partner, Derek Eichelberger, and Investment Relationship/ Communications Manager, Alissa Garcia

David Brinkman and Alissa Garcia were recently featured on the Women's Energy Network (WEN) monthly podcast to discuss the importance of financial planning and choosing an advisor.
WEN is an international organization of professionals who work across the energy value chain. Their mission is to provide networking opportunities and foster the career and leadership development of women who work in the energy industry. They have over 6,600 members throughout 22 chapters.


1 pound frozen gnocchi
1 bundle of asparagus, trimmed and cut into
2-3 inch pieces OR 8 oz. fresh green beans
5 slices of thin bacon, cut into ½ pieces
OR 5 ounces of diced pancetta
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
4 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of butter
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

Toss the gnocchi, vegetables, and bacon (or pancetta) together on the sheet pan. Add the olive oil and toss well. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Bake on the middle rack, stirring halfway, until the gnocchi are tender, 18 - 20 minutes.

Place on a large serving platter. Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle it over the cooked gnocchi mixture then add the Parmesan cheese.
Makes a delicious, light entrée, or a wonderful side with your favorite protein.

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