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Doug Springer

Douglas D. Springer, CPA, PFS

Doug Springer is one of the founders of Helmsman Financial Group, LLC (HFG) and oversees its operations as well as its Investment Advisory Services.

After graduating from the University of Idaho, he moved to the Puget Sound area and began his professional career by working for Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1973-1977. Doug then spent 5 years as Treasurer of Sherwood & Roberts, Inc., a mortgage banking company. In 1982 he joined Murphey Favre, Inc., a Regional Broker Dealer. During the next 15 years, Doug held positions as Registered Representative, Regional Vice President and finally President of Murphey Favre, Inc. from 1988 through 1997. He founded Helmsman Financial Group, LLC, along with three partners of, then, Miller, Rieke, Whitsell & Co. in 1998 (now, The Rieke Irwin Group, PS and Whitsell & Co., PS).

In addition to being an Investment Adviser Representative, Doug is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Washington and holds a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is also a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and is a past member of the society's Personal Financial Planning Committee.

Shelby Miller

Shelby M. Miller

Shelby Miller joined Helmsman Financial Group, LLC (HFG) in 2004 as an Investment Adviser Representative. Shelby is a graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she earned a degree in Economics. Shelby’s financial planning responsibilities for HFG include: portfolio reviews and development, retirement plan financial forecasting, analysis of various investment products, and management of client accounts. She lives with her husband and son in Seattle, WA.

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Brandon D. Springer

Brandon Springer has been the Operations Manager for Helmsman Financial Group, LLC (HFG) since joining the team in early 2012. Brandon is a graduate of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA where he earned a degree in Music Business. Since coming on staff at HFG, Brandon has become an Investment Adviser Representative. His primary focus is keeping the firm running smoothly so that our advisors can focus on the financial needs of our clients. Brandon lives with his wife and six children in Monroe, WA.

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