CEO and Principal Portfolio Manager
“My passion, and my focus…is creating wealth for all of our clients.”
- Mike Adams, President and Principal Portfolio Manager
Mike Adams is no stranger to long-term investments. Not only has he managed securities portfolios since the last century, he and his wife Pamela have been married over 40 years.
As Mike is fond of saying, “Most financial advisors do not publish their results. We do, and we’re happy to do so!”
He holds a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon and a BA from OSU, and is very active in the community, serving on various boards and volunteering his time and expertise to non-profits.
Mike is the host of the weekly radio show “About Money,” which airs in Seattle on KLFE 1590Am, or can be found on our podcast page.
You can read his blogs here.
“My job is to do about 20 different jobs.” - Sara Kraft, Administrative Mgr.
Sara joined AFC in September of 2015. She’s a 2014 graduate from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a B of A in Medieval History.
Although she’s “officially” AFC’s Administrative Manager, she helps maintain detailed records, assists in client communication, updates online databases, and is the first touch point for 401(k) administrative assistance. She also supports AFC’s online presence (web campaigns, website content, and live-Tweeting during About Money). Sara produces About Money Radio, seeking Seattle’s Business leaders to join us on the show. Basically, if it’s administrative…Sara is on it.
“Mike brings the math, and I bring the heart.” - Pamela Adams, Client Services
With her degrees in sociology, French, and psychology, Pamela is the people side of the business. She helps guide clients through account setup, transfers, withdrawals, and no matter what they need, she’s there to listen and turn confusion into clarity. Pamela takes her role very seriously, and treats each client with the highest respect. “Our clients place their trust in us. It’s our job to honor that trust.”
Shane Hoover has recently begun partnering with AFC's team with the intention of helping companies create and maintain quality retirement plans for their participants.
After graduating from the University of Washington in 1995 with a degree in Economics, Shane Hoover began working in the financial services industry with John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. Although Shane still maintains his Life, Disability, and Long-Term Care insurances licenses, he quickly learned that his real interest resides in money management through the financial markets.
In January 2004, Hoover Capital was born, giving Shane the added flexibility to manage and diversify client wealth through any means publicly available that suited and was in the best interest of the client. His vision and creation of Hoover Capital helped provide his clients with the option, and earlier access than was otherwise available to the average investor, into direct markets like foreign currencies and precious metals. This flexibility was the foundation of growth for Shane's clients and Hoover Capital.
In addition to helping his clients navigate the global financial markets and studying financial market history, Shane also enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys a variety of hobbies when time permits, including softball, golf, poker, skiing, and off-road driving in his Jeep. He can be seen at virtually every Husky football game with new and long-time friends, including many of his Brothers from Delta Upsilon International Fraternity.