Kate Awbrey, JD

Associate Director

Kate joined Matter’s St. Louis office in 2019, after working at a shared family office for four years. Prior to her time in the family office space, Kate worked in a client service role at a large brokerage firm. Her people skills, attention to detail, and law background make her a great fit for our client teams and an insightful member of Matter’s wealth planning & coordination committee. She enjoys helping families navigate the complexities of life and wealth, particularly when they involve tax and estate challenges.

Kate earned her BS in finance from the University of Missouri and attended St. Louis University for her JD, with a focus on taxation and estate planning. She is passionate about animal welfare and sits on the board of Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic, a St. Louis nonprofit that provides low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services for pets to help reduce overpopulation and euthanasia in local shelters.

When she’s not at Matter, Kate loves to be with her family, exploring St. Louis restaurants, parks, and attractions, like the Zoo and Botanical Garden. She finds that life’s simple pleasures—playing with her daughter, cheering for the Cowboys and Cardinals with her husband, and walks with Winston the dog—are the moments she treasures most.

Maddie Atherton, JD, MBA

Senior Financial Consultant

Kate Awbrey, JD

Associate Director

Ryan M. Blackburn, CFP®, CAP®

Partner, Managing Member

Thierry J. D. Brunel

Managing Director
Every family we work with gets the very best of Matter. We live our values and build authentic relationships with the families we serve.

Joshua Davis

Reporting Analyst

Jennifer Z. Disbennett

Manager of Employee Experience

Brian J. Fernandez, JD, CPA

Partner, Managing Member

Lily Hartnett, FPQP

Client Service Consultant

Lisa Y. Hauck, CFP®

Director of Administration

Lauren M. F. Hebel, CFA

Associate Director

Max Hood

Analyst

Suzanne V. Kasten

Tax Coordinator

Ashley Kastler

Client Service Consultant
We share our knowledge with families and each other and show up every day with curiosity, positivity, and appreciation for the work we do.

Kelsey Keller

Portfolio Reporting Consultant

Adam J. Kerschinske

Financial Consultant

Matthew A. Kuykendall

Director of Technology and Portfolio Operations

Julie Lampe

Client Service Consultant

Katherine B. Lintz, CFP®

Partner, Managing Member

Connie Lucks

Administrative Support

Erin McCloskey, CFP®, CDFA®, MBA

Senior Financial Consultant

Diane Milburn

Manager of Family Education

Connor Mondschein

Reporting Analyst

Molly M. Ortwerth

Financial Consultant

Kirby Ott, MBA

Partner, Managing Member

Patti Peters, IACCP®

Chief Compliance Officer

Lisa Read

Client Service Consultant

Margaux H. Roth, CFP®

Associate Director

Andrew Sebastian, CFA, MBA

Senior Portfolio Management Consultant

Laura M. Slawski, CFP®

Financial Consultant

Cecilia Tarlas

Financial Consultant

Kristin Tracy, CPA

Financial Consultant

Mari Vossen

Administrative Support

Joni Zeis

Project Coordinator