After 30, 40, or 50 years of working, you deserve a comfortable retirement. The years you have spent grinding, the sacrifices you have made, and the unique retirement challenges you face should be treated with respect. At Elevated Financial Management, we believe in finding a way, and we will do everything in our power to help you live your ideal retirement.









Casey has taken life’s hardships and turned them into a practice driven to make the most positive impact on his clients

Casey Elkins has always been about finding a way. He understands what it is like to rely on the experts only to have their expertise fall short. When his wife was first diagnosed with a chronic disease, he naturally depended on the expertise of insurance companies to help determine what medical plan would be best to cover her treatment but found that the answers they provided were conflicting, incomplete, and they used jargon that was confusing and hard to understand. In turn, Casey himself did the legwork of finding what plan would cover the proper medication and specialists to treat his wife. In his own career, there was little guidance on 401k plans; Casey was frustrated by the lack of direction and how those that were supposed to help passed the buck and didn’t take the planning for their clients’ futures seriously. In time, Casey was able to get to the bottom of it and find solutions for himself and in turn proved to be a valuable source for his workmates. With a passion for helping people and a natural aptitude for financial philosophies, a new practice evolved.

With old-world traditions of a strong work ethic and serving others, Casey and Mark embarked on a new family tradition, and launched their practice, Elevated Financial Management. Leading his team with integrity, Casey has made it his goal to simplify financial solutions for his clients. He understands the importance of preserving your hard-earned assets and wants to help you grow those assets for the future. Casey has taken life’s hardships and turned them into a practice driven to make the most positive impact on his clients.

At Elevated Financial Management, Casey and Mark keep it simple for their clients. They don’t use condescending industry jargon designed to confuse people; they keep it real. As an independent practice, Casey provides client-centric planning, creating a “boutique” of personalized plans for the everyday American. As a Certified Financial Fiduciary, Casey is dedicated to putting his clients at the core of his business, with no corporate agenda. He strives to untangle financial principles into simplified language for his clients.






Mark’s mission has been to bring Clarity, Confidence, & Independence to the retirement planning process.

Mark Stimpson is managing partner of Elevated Financial Management & President of Mark Stimpson and Associates Inc. of Federal Way, WA. For nearly 40 years Mark’s mission has been to bring Clarity, Confidence, & Independence to the retirement planning process.
Since 1979 Mark has specialized in Tax & Income planning along with reducing market risk, minimizing tax liabilities and protecting assets from the ravaging effects of unexpected long term care expenses.

Mark is a Certified Financial Fiduciary & holds a Series 65 Securities License as an Investment Advisor Representative. Mark is a nationally certified Social Security Advisor (NSSA) that teaches both Social Security & Income Planning at 2 local community colleges. Mark is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Mark teaches financial education through human resource departments & the Heartland Institute of Financial Education.

Mark is father to 3 wonderful children & 2 grandsons. Mark loves to cook, play golf & really enjoys spending quality time with friends but especially with his beautiful wife of 42 years.


At Elevated Financial Management, we want to make your retirement years worry-free. Our team specializes in strategies designed to preserve your current wealth while growing your vision for the future. We understand the financial sector is complicated by design, and we want to simplify concepts that will most benefit the client and maximize financial gain. At Elevated Financial Management, we strive to provide honest, transparent guidance so that you can find your way to making informed financial decisions with confidence.


As a holistic practice, we focus on helping individuals develop sound retirement strategies. If you are retired or approaching retirement, we are here to help you gain financial independence. Our team of professionals strives to educate our clients about financial concepts and products through personalized, relevant services. As fiduciaries, we want to help you find your way to a carefree future with retirement planning, insurance, Medicare, tax management, and wealth preservation.



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900 SW 16th St., Suite 300
Renton, WA 98057
Chief Investment Officer
Chief Investment Officer David Young comes to us by way of Foundations Investment Advisors LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm we are partnering with. He has provided investment strategy, portfolio management, and asset allocation for many of the largest and most sophisticated institutional and private investors across the globe. During his 26 years of investment experience, he served as the executive vice president of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) for fourteen years, retiring in 2008 to pursue teaching opportunities at the Paul Merage School of Business in Irvine, California. As a professor, he currently teaches finance and investment courses there and at the Financial Times Knowledge Programs in the UK, along with CFA exam preparation courses sponsored by CFA societies in California and abroad. From 1999 to 2006, David also served as head of the PIMCO account management group in London, where he built a team of investment professionals managing approximately $50 billion in assets across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
David holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute, considered by many to be the most difficult test on Wall Street. He also earned an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Paul Merage School of Business, with degrees in economics and political science from the University of California, Irvine. He sits on several non-profit investment committees and boards, including the county-organized health system, CalOptima, serving residents of Orange County, California.
Head of Portfolio Management
Peter Van de Zilver comes to us by way of Foundations Investment Advisors LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm we are partnering with. He is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) certified by the CFA Institute and serves as head of portfolio management at Foundations Investment Advisors. With over 20 years of investment management experience, he served 18 years at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) from 1992 to 2010, where he started as a financial engineer and retired from a senior position in portfolio analytics to pursue the development of quantitative trading algorithms. At PIMCO he was responsible for the architecture, development, and implementation of many of their analytics and risk management systems.
In addition to achieving the highest distinction in the investment management profession, Peter holds degrees in physics, mathematics, and economics from the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, as well as an MA degree in economics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Chief Investment Strategist
Darren Leavitt comes to us by way of Foundations Investment Advisors LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm we are partnering with. He has been working in the financial markets for over 20 years, primarily as a buy-side institutional investor.  He has provided multiple investment solutions to clients utilizing his extensive knowledge of the public and private global markets. Darren has created growth-oriented equity portfolios, fundamental tactical asset allocation models, passive asset allocation models, and developed quantitative strategy solutions for clients. Throughout his career, Darren had held a variety of senior positions including Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Portfolio Manager, Senior Analyst, Senior Trader, and Financial Advisor.  
Darren received his BS in Finance from DePaul University and an MS in Financial Markets and Trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Darren is a CFA charter holder and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.  He has also been a member of both the San Francisco and Chicago Security Traders Associations. 
Outside of work, Darren enjoys spending time with his two sons, Cole and Declan.  He is an avid Thoroughbred racing fan.  His other interests include art, golf, travel, and cooking.
General Counsel
Ernest comes to us by way of Foundations Investment Advisors LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm we are partnering with. As General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Ernest J. C’DeBaca (Ernie) assists the firm with all legal and compliance issues, focusing on the various federal and state laws and related rules governing investment advisers and the insurance industry. Active as an in-house counsel and compliance officer since 2000, he has extensive expertise in all areas of regulatory compliance and aids clients in preparation for regulatory examinations and the preparation of compliance policies and procedures. He enjoys the challenges of working on the developing side of financial services because of Foundation’s phenomenal growth pattern and the integrity at the core of the firm.
Ernest received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and an MBA in finance from Webster University. From the University of New Mexico School of Law, he earned his Juris Doctor degree, and from Georgetown University Law Center he earned his LL.M. (Master of Laws) in securities. Ernie also holds both the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designations. He began his legal career focusing on tax law and estate planning and has served as an attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Away from the office, he is actively involved with several local non-profit organizations, including the church he attends with his wife and three children, and his homeowners’ association. Whenever possible, he remains optimistic about trying to improve his golf game.