Our Team

See how Wealth Financial Services & Tax Advisory can help you.

We are dedicated to providing the best information and guidance for your retirement and financial future. We’ll always explain the pros and cons of everything because we believe in a comprehensive, transparent approach to help you can make smart decisions. We focus entirely on your wants and needs, giving you complete attention and treat you with respect. Below, you can read about some of our life experiences. We feel like a family here, and hope that you’ll feel the same when we meet!

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Financial Professionals


Thomas Flowers

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Jordan Flowers

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Pete Conway

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Office Staff



Mark Diorio, CFA, Headshot

Mark Diorio, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Brookstone Capital Management




Sophia Mamedova, Headshot

Sophia Mamedova

Director of Client Services




Katerina Krasnova, Headshot

Katerina Krasnova

Administrative Assistant




Kirsten Maciejczyk, Headshot

Kirsten Maciejczyk

Director of First Impressions




Nicole Adams, Headshot

Nicole Adams

Investments Client Services




Anna Flowers, Headshot

Anna Flowers

Client Services




Tom Michalowski, Headshot

Tom Michalowski

Case Planning Specialist




Tax Preparers


Keith Baum, EA

After graduating with a B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Illiinois at Springfield, Keith has worked in a variety of accounting positions including bookkeeping, payroll clerk, cost accounting and tax preparation. In 2012 he earned the Enrolled Agent (EA) credential from the Internal Revenue Service, making him one of the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specializes in taxation and also has unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. He prepares hundreds of returns each year for small businesses, fiduciary entities and individual taxpayers.


James Oleksy

US Air Force 1988-1994. Bachelors of Arts, Accounting, Lakeland College 1996-2000. Extensively experienced and goal-oriented Accountant with a demonstrated track record of leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarize financial data. Proven expertise in corporate, partnership, individual tax compliance and general ledger. Held leadership positions with Major CPA/Accounting Firms and Financial Planning Organizations. Provided IRS resolutions services for multiple clientele.


Karen Ill

Karen has an Accounting Certificate from Harper Community College and a Bachelors Degree from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. She has fourteen years of experience in tax return preparation and administration having worked at a CPA firm in Arlington Heights. She looks forward to serving you this tax season!


Karin Pellegrino

Karin graduated from The State University of New York, College at Oswego with a BS in Business Administration, went on to pass the Certified Public Accountant Examination, and also passed the Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam with the Internal Revenue Service. She has been employed as a tax preparer for over 10 years, and has worked with Pete Conway for six years.





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