Meet Our Team

Belinda Petshow

Financial Advisor

As a financial professional with over three decades of experience and long careers at national banks and brokerage firms, Belinda Petshow is dedicated to helping individuals and families build their financial futures. She started offering investments while at a national bank and found the personal relationships made through those meetings was an inspiration to become a financial advisor.

Not only is she always finding new ways to serve her clients, but she is also passionate about serving her community and making philanthropic contributions.

She is an active member of the Forest Grove Lions Club, through which she has travelled to Peru to serve the underprivileged, and a trustee of the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. She has also served as a Race Director for the Forest Grove Lions Run/Walk for Sight and Hearing for over 10 years.

A runner herself, she competes in different races throughout the year to support other community projects. She has her own running track on her property and she finds that there’s not much that can’t be fixed while running outside in the fresh air amongst the firs and the oaks and listening to the crunch of gravel with each step.

She also has been awarded both the Melvin Jones Fellow and Helen Keller Benefactor awards.

Belinda grew up in Hillsboro and is a Portland State graduate. She lives in Gales Creek on 35 acres with her husband and son.

Kara Jossi

Administrative Associate

Originally from Montana, Kara lives in Vernonia with her husband and three children. Her prior work experience is widely varied in the retail industry. Her passion for budgeting and aptitude in financial services has inspired her to pursue finance as a profession.

 In her free time, Kara is an avid reader, crochetist, and enjoys dabbling in a variety of musical instruments.

Taryn Weiks

Administrative Assistant

PHONE: (360) 866-2345 ext. 476

Taryn Weiks is our Virtual Assistant who joined the team in June of 2016. She enjoys having the opportunity to work with clients each day to ensure they have the best client experience possible. Prior to joining Financial Advocates and the finance industry, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Gonzaga University with degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. Taryn holds her Series 7 registration with LPL Financial and 66 registration with Financial Advocates Investment Management and LPL Financial, in addition to her Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Taryn lives in Tumwater, Washington with her husband and dogs. She likes to spend her spare time exploring the Pacific North West and travelling.

Geneva Foster

Administrative Assistant

PHONE: (360) 866-2345 ext. 476

Geneva Foster joined us in 2016 as a part of the operations team. Her past experience includes customer service and supervisor background. She is passionate about helping people and solving problems.

In her spare time she enjoys photography, jewelry making, music and taking in all the nature the Pacific Northwest has to offer.