Our Qualifications

Cap Team
Combined, we have over 75 years of wealth management experience. We have been working with individual investors for nearly 30 years, and we use our extensive personal and professional experience in all areas of investment planning to help you pursue your goals.

Our Qualifications

Paul Capeloto

Paul Capeloto

    • Managing Director - Investments
    Paul Capeloto began his professional career as a CPA (now non-practicing) with Moss Adams, an accounting firm. His prior concentration on corporate audits, financial planning and tax advice led him into over 30 year career as a Financial Advisor and portfolio manager.

    His experience in these areas enhances our group focus on comprehensive family wealth management. Paul's hobby is coaching youth basketball and also serves on local non-profit advisory boards as a community volunteer.
    Paul graduated from the University of Washington Business School with concentrations in Accounting and Finance.

    Education

    • University of Washington Business School
    Tama Borriello, CFP®

    Tama Borriello, CFP®

      • Vice President - Investments
      Tama Borriello's experience as an entrepreneur and a principal in two successful start-up companies laid the groundwork for her to put her practical experience in investment planning and wealth management to work as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and Financial Advisor since 2000.

      Her focus allows our group to become an integral component in helping our clients shape their own vision for themselves and their families. Tama graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

      Education

      • University of Washington
      Sean McGowan, CIMA®

      Sean McGowan, CIMA®

        • First Vice President - Investments
        Sean McGowan began his career in 1998 with Merrill Lynch in Bellevue, WA. During his years with Merrill Lynch he earned the status of Wealth Management Advisor for extensive work with high-net-worth individuals on investment planning.Throughout the years, Sean continued to develop his depth of knowledge with studies at the Wharton School of Business earning the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation (CIMA) that concentrates on risk managed portfolio development and implementation.
        Sean is a graduate of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, where he was also a member of the football team for four years, and continued playing several years after graduation, in the European Football League in Germany.

        Education

        • Simon Fraser University
        Ben Pawlak

        Ben Pawlak

          • Financial Advisors
          Ben Pawlak graduated from Northwest University with concentrations in Business and Psychology. He is also a member of the Innovators Club at Wells Fargo Advisors and has been part of diversity and inclusion efforts at previous firms.

          Ben spent five years at Morgan Stanley as an Advisor where he was part of a fast-growing team and helped make key decisions in portfolio management, while also having a core focus in investment planning.

          Education

          • Northwest University
          Nicole Christian

          Nicole Christian

              Practice Coordinator

              Nicole brings to the team over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, most of those years spent as an Operations Manager and Administrative Manager supervising staff and compliance audits. Nicole oversees our special projects and overall team coordination. With a background of internal and external audits, while managing people and projects, Nicole brings to the group unique skills in researching complex issues with a focus on problem solving and finding practical solutions. She is proactive in addressing client needs and dedicated to providing consistency within our premier client services. Her behind the scenes implementation of systems and processes helps to enhance the overall client experience and provide best-in-class service.
              Diane Manterola

              Diane Manterola

                • Senior Registered Client Associate
                Premier Client Associate 2018

                Diane has been in the industry for over 20 years. Combined with a background of working with Disney as well as having been a flight attendant, Diane has a natural dedication to providing exemplary customer service.
                She serves as the first point of contact with the Meydenbauer Wealth Management Group and adds value with her enthusiastic commitment to assisting clients with answering questions, online navigation, and appointment scheduling.
                Diane is fluent in Spanish, and in her leisure most enjoys spending time with her family, working in the garden, and dancing every chance she gets.
                Cyndi Childs

                Cyndi Childs

                  • Senior Registered Client Associate
                  Premier Client Associate 2018

                  Cyndi brings almost 30 years of professional experience and wisdom to the team. Her entire career has been engaging clients and supporting to Financial Advisors. Cyndi provides excellent client service through her warm and exuberant personality.  She holds her life and disability insurance licenses as well as Series 7, 63, 65, 9 and 10 registrations.
                  Edward Madalina

                  Edward Madalina

                    • Client Associate
                    Edward has supported financial advisors and their clients for over 7 years.  He has a background in banking and tech from years of employment with Wells Fargo and AT&T and brings a unique skillset that should benefit our team goal of outstanding client service.  He currently holds his series 6, 63 registrations and life insurance licenses.

                    *The Premier Client Associate recognition is held by a select group of Registered Client Associates within Wells Fargo Advisors nominated by their management for their consistent display of professionalism, integrity and core leadership values.