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Over 100 years experience combined with proven success!

Grace Nicholson

Investment Advisor Representative Fiduciary & Financial Planner

Salt Lake City, UT

Building on 12+ years of experience, Grace has developed significant knowledge and expertise in the insurance and financial services industries. She enjoys nothing more than guiding her clients to-and-through their retirement, earning their trust and loyalty. Grace believes that everyone deserves to be comfortable and confident by being financially independent. She is determined to best help you get there. Grace’s proficiency in the areas of Tax-Free income strategies, life insurance and long-term care planning, and financial products is outstanding as evidenced by the many referrals from her clients.
Grace Nicholson is the Founder of Akamai Advisors. She has dedicated her career to increasing financial literacy to help her clients make the best financial decisions for their future. Grace builds trust with clients by always putting them first. By taking a holistic approach that goes beyond the client’s financial portfolio, she reviews every financial aspect of the client’s life. You should know what you have, how it works, and what it does for you. She believes that knowledge is power, and prides herself in making this often-complex subject easy to understand.

Amanda Booms

Investment Advisor Representative

Salt Lake City, UT

Amanda is a licensed fiduciary and investment adviser representative. Her specialty is helping people navigate Medicare and Social Security rules and avoid the major pitfalls that retirees face with income planning and risk mitigation. Amanda joined the financial services industry in 2018, after serving 8 years in the United States Marine Corps. Her previous experience as an EMT and private security sharpened her skills to think and act fast in reaction to events. As an advisor, she helps her clients make proactive decisions to avoid the potholes that many people hit in retirement. When it comes to planning, proactive decisions tend to yield the most effective outcomes which is why Amanda values education above all else. Knowledge is power, and we all deserve access to quality financial education to prepare in the best way possible. Amanda has always had an affinity for helping people and genuinely loves what she does to serve people in the community. She is an avid horseman and loves being outdoors with her animals. In her free time, you can find Amanda on the trail or in the wilderness with her husband, Riley. She loves to cook and entertain her friends and family.

Thalia Jones

Licensed Insurance Agent & Financial Advisor

Salt Lake City, UT

Thalia Jones is a licensed financial advisor and insurance professional with extensive sales, management, & training experience. She earned her BS in Chemical Engineering (law minor) & MS in Engineering Management. She worked as an optimization engineer at IBM before growing restless; she sought to have a more profound, direct impact on her community while still honoring her love of number-based problem-solving. In 2018, Thalia found her passion in the financial sector and has been blossoming ever since. She strives to bring the “personal” back to financial planning by cultivating relationships of trust & transparency. That said, Thalia also will give it straight by saying what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear. There are no smoke and mirrors, high-pressure tactics, or sugar coating: simply, a promise of objectivity with sensitivity. Whether a savvy planner or feeling lost, she will adapt to your language using anything from analogies to analysis. By taking the time to educate, she empowers those around her, so they are comfortable and confident in their decisions.

Cristie Stone

Life & Health Insurance Advisor

Pocatello, ID

Cristie Stone has specialized in insurance and retirement planning for over a decade. Her passion for her work comes from the desire to help people have peace of mind and security throughout their lives. Cristie enjoys helping families through some of the most difficult times to take some of the stress off the family. Her desire to help people is what has driven her in her career for over a decade. She continues to learn and grow in the field with continuing education so she can help her clients have the most up-to-date information.

Cristie’s husband Jim serves in the military and plans to retire after 20 years. She is a proud mom of four. Their youngest daughter is in college, and their youngest son is still living at home, finishing high school. Her two older children have families of their own and pursuing their careers. She is a dedicated mother, wife, and servant in the Pocatello community filling important roles including President of the local soccer club. This initiative helps facilitate club soccer to over 2000 kids in the area, striving to keep the sport affordable and accessible.

Shelly Anderson
Lead Property & Casualty Advisor

Shelly Anderson is a business insurance specialist with over 10 years of experience in the industry. As our resident Property and Casualty Akamai Advisor, Shelly can help with a suite of products to help protect you, your family, and/or business. She works closely with people to get to know and understand the unique services and needs of your business so that she can provide the best solutions on the market. In addition to business insurance, Shelly has vast knowledge and experience with personal lines as well as life and health insurance. Shelly is a proud mother of 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren. When she is not busy at work, she loves traveling, camping, fishing, hiking and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Teresa McCully

Lead Group Medical Advisor

Boise, ID

Teresa McCully is an independent insurance broker based in Boise, Idaho for the last 10 years. She is passionate about helping companies take excellent care of the employees. She takes a 3 step approach with clients so she can fully understand your business, your goals, and the benefits you currently have and then tailors your options so you can take care of your employees, and grow your company.
Teresa is knowledgeable about self-funding and cost containment strategies and is consistently learning new ways to help you help your employees. Her clients are like family – and your success is her success.
Teresa has called Boise home since 2001.
You can find her volunteering with the Meridian Chamber, teaching art to children, and singing her heart out when she isn’t at work.

Shauna Bean

Client Service Coordinator and Paraplanner

Salt Lake City, UT

Shauna has spent the last 10+ years at a large national firm, where she and Grace began their career together. She has a passion for helping people, and knows what it means to go the extra mile. Shauna will be assisting with client coordination and events. She is licensed for health and life insurance in Utah.
Shauna is a Utah native, and loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling and making memories with them. She is a team player and asset to Akamai Advisors.

Marci Hodge

Investment Advisor Representative

Eastern Florida

Marci Hodge moved to Deland, Florida along with her husband Duncan in 2004. She began a successful career as an Investment Advisor Representative and Licensed Insurance Agent. Her skills, experience, and knowledge have been invaluable over the years to help retirees solve their “Retirement Puzzle.” Marci has helped thousands of people to navigate through the daunting process of retirement: how to plan for positive and stable cash flow, keep investments safe from stock market volatility, set up your Medicare plan, asset protection in the event of Long Term Care , and how to leave more money to your family instead of the government. As a retirement educator, Marci offers private consultations, helping people with new fresh ways to invest their retirement savings. It is important to Marci that her clients fully understand the products and how they work. She takes her time and simplifies the financial and Medicare process. Everyone has different needs and goals, and as a Fiduciary Advisor, the most important obligation Marci has is that every plan is based on her client’s unique goals.

Bryson Millikin

Lead Life & Health Insurance Advisor

Salt Lake City, Utah

Bryson Millikin is originally from Mendham, New Jersey and has called Salt Lake home since 2013. With more than 2 decades in the insurance industry, Bryson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the teams he leads. He specializes in health and life insurance products and is a para-planner to Grace with Akamai investment clients. 

Bryson is always reliable and responsive with his clients and takes the time necessary to ensure that everyone understands what they have and how it works. Throughout his career, he has focused on creating holistic financial plans for families nearing retirement, offering strategies that encompass investments, income planning, tax planning/preparation and insurance. In addition to individual planning, Bryson has a background in working with businesses and their employee benefits.

Bryson has had a tremendous impact on his client’s and their families lives. He is a loving father and husband. His favorite activities are watching ice hockey, playing in the mountains in the summer and winter and spending quality time with family and friends.

Akamai Advisors offers compassionate leadership and treats advisors as an extension of our family.

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