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

Financial Advisor

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 and enjoys dabbling in a variety of musical instruments. She is also a published author and enjoys creative writing. She is a serial hobbyist and has dabbled in a variety of crafts such as crochet and artisan baking.

Alexa Jossi

Administrative Assistant

Alexa is a native Oregonian. She lives on a 64 acre farm in Gales Creek with her husband and three children. In her free time, she enjoys her lifelong passion of spending time with her horses. She also enjoys being outside, hiking, hunting, and being with her family. Her other hobbies include baking and cooking. 

Alexa has experience in the food service industry and directing the transportation logistics for the local school district. She is very active in her children’s lives and volunteers at their school.

Our virtual assistants are available Monday – Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Taryn Weiks

Geneva Foster

Virtual Administrative Assistants

PHONE: (360) 866-2345 ext. 476
EMAIL: virtualassistant@financialadvocates.com