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Giving Back with Krueger, Fosdyck & Associates

Article by Savannah Vasquez

Photography by Robert Young, Forever Young Images

Originally published in Destin City Lifestyle

Krueger, Fosdyck and Associates (KFA) is a team of nine financial professionals at Merrill Lynch in Destin. The KFA team culture promotes a servant heart and investing in the community, so tomorrow’s residents are better off. The team is motivated by two mottos: “You can have everything you need in life, if you simply help enough people get what they want,” Zig Zigler.  And the second motto that has no author designation; “You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”   

With over 100 years of combined experience in the wealth management industry, KFA is one of the premier teams in the southeast region for high-net-worth individuals. Although client focus is the number one priority, the KFA culture also emphasizes community involvement. Each member is active on boards and non-profits to help support and grow this beautiful part of the country.  

Tim Krueger 

What are some unique facts or nuggets about you? 

I am on a life-long quest for self-improvement. I love to read. I once performed in the Nutcracker! 

What charities or boards do you support? 

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, and the Special Operators Transition Foundation. 

In what way is your chosen charity important to you?  

The first three charities help underprivileged children and the Special Operators Transition Foundation helps elite veterans such as Green Berets, Army Rangers and Navy SEALS re-acclimate into society. 

What are your professional accolades or certifications? 

  • Forbes Best in State Wealth Manager 

Cory Fosdyck 

What are some unique nuggets about you? 

  • I played Division 1 Basketball at Western Illinois University and held the School Record for “Games Played in a Career” and finished 3rd All-Time in “3pt. Field Goals Made.”

  • I am an avid Wine Collector.  I am a Level 1 Sommelier and French Wine Scholar and have a 2,000-bottle collection. 

  • I founded the Destin Bourbon Society in 2017. 

  • I have five children, three of whom are adopted. 

What charities or boards do you support? 

I have been on the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Board since 2009. I have also served on the board of Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital since 2021. I have been a committee member for the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s Golf & Gala since 2017 and am an Ellison McCraney Ingram Foundation Founding Board Member.

In what way is your chosen charity important to you? 

DCWAF has been a passion of mine for 15 years. I started as a volunteer on the Marketing Committee and then joined the board. My passion for helping Children in Need festered into a wine obsession after a few years serving on the Board. DCWAF raises over $3.4 million each year and the funds remain locally with 16 different non-profits whose mission is helping kids. The Foundation has helped build new facilities such as the EC Autism Center, the Level II Nicu at Sacred Heart, and a renovated school for Youth Village. Each of these charities serve a critical need in our community and help those children that are less fortunate. DCWAF provides the platform for generous people (who appreciate a good party) to truly impact the next generation and the overall health of this community. 

What are your professional accolades and certifications? 

  •  Multi-Year ranked as Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors 
  •  CFP, CIMA, CPWA, CRPC, CPFA, 
  •  2020 David Brady Award Winner given to Merrill’s FA that focuses on Client Experience and Community Service

Collin McCall 

What are some unique facts or nuggets about you? 

I had my first business at age 13. I am a product of our local school system and community since 1999. I traveled to over 15 countries before I could drive a car. 

What charities or boards do you support? 

I support Impulse Church, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and the South Walton Rotary. 

In what way is your chosen charity important to you?  

All the charities I support offer opportunities to local parents and families with a mission to create positive change in families dealing with substance abuse. 

What are your professional accolades or certifications? 

  • CFP 
  • Vice President title at Merrill Lynch

Nina McClanahan 

What are some unique facts or nuggets about you? 

I graduated from FSU and will be graduating from Merrill’s FADP program in October 2023. I am taking courses towards my CFP. 

What charities or boards do you support? 

I support the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. The Boys & Girls Club of America and Food for Thought. 

In what way is your chosen charity important to you? 

It’s important to me to give back to my community and support those who are less fortunate. 

What are your professional accolades or certifications? 

CRPC 

Gabe Campbell        

What are some unique nuggets about you? 

I married my best friend and High School sweetheart. We now have three beautiful kids ages 20,18 and 14. Our family has an angus beef farm in Indiana. I attended Indiana University and worked in the athletic department for legendary basketball Coach Bobby Knight.  

What Charities or Boards do you Support? 

Run for Joy, Inc. and TrevorBeaman.org 

In what way is your chosen charity important to you? 

Bethany and I lost a child at 22 weeks. Run for Joy holds a special place in our hearts as we support the Ronald McDonald House and honor our son Jackson’s memory. Trevor is an active duty US Army Special Forces soldier. Trevor is using his voice to tell his story about overcoming trauma and changing the stigma of PTSD and mental health. Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress as an Injury versus a Disorder gives hope to those looking for healing much like someone suffering from a broken arm.     

What are your professional accolades and certifications? 

  • 2023 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams 
  • Sr. Financial Advisor. Series 66 and 7 

Lindsey Peters 

What are some unique facts or nuggets about you? 

I am a graduate of South Alabama University. I am an accomplished equestrian and have been riding horses for over 15 years and have competed nationally. I met my husband on a blind date and we have been together 20 years. We now have two sons ages 11 and 8. 

What Charities or Boards do you support? 

I support the Alayna Bowman Scholarship Foundation, Sinfonia Gulf Coast and St. Mary Catholic Church 

In what way is your chosen charity important to you?  

The Alayna Bowman Scholarship was created in her memory after she was killed by a drunk driver in 2010 at the age of 16. The foundation has since awarded over $85,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to students from Choctawhatchee High School who best demonstrate a balance between academics, school spirit, leadership, community service, and Christian faith. 

What are your professional accolades or certifications? 

  • Top 100 Award Recipient 
  • Earned Wealth Management Associate and Assist VP Title 

Harvey Nelson 

What are some unique facts or nuggets about you? 

I have a love for the arts. I played in a marching band, classical orchestra and jazz band. I love a good game of tennis. I was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana. 

What Charities or Boards do you support? 

  • Niceville flag football coach volunteer 
  • Crosspoint Church coach volunteer 

In what way is your chosen charity important to you?  

Being the father of an eight-year-old, it’s important to be a part of his activities to mentor and guide him. I enjoy being able to give back as well as support my son in the process. 

What are your professional accolades or certifications? 

  • AAMS 
  • CRPC- In Progress 

Don David 

What are some unique nuggets about you? 

I married my high school sweetheart, and I love movies and traveling. 

What Charities or Boards do you Support? 

Children's Volunteer Health Network, Economic Development Council, Destin Chamber of Commerce, and United Way. 

In what way is your chosen charity important to you? 

Charities that support children in need have always been my highest interest. 

What are your professional accolades and certifications? 

  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) 
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) 
  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) 

Katelin Dudensing 

What are some unique facts or nuggets about you? 

I am an avid fisherwoman. Whether saltwater or freshwater, I will be out on the water any time. My mom is a wildlife rehabilitator, so I grew up raising deer, raccoons, squirrels, bobcats, and other wildlife. I also like to travel. 

What charities or boards do you support? 

I support Alaqua Animal Refuge and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

In what way is your chosen charity important to you? 

Animals and wildlife have been a passion of mine since I was a little girl. Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. The new facility and sanctuary allows Alaqua to continue all of the important work that is done now, as well as be an educational and training center to empower others to help animals and people. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital has helped thousands of children get a second chance at life, and is still continuing research on a daily basis. Hospital bills become very expensive and by the amount of donations they receive, also helps cover those patient bills. 

What are your professional accolades or certifications? 

  • Ranked Top 1,000 as a Wealth Management Client Associate in the firm for 2022. 

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