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Wealth Planner
Brian Standing
Brian Standing
Brian Standing

Wealth Planner

(818) 591 6200

Years of Experience

14

Education and Credentials

B.A. in Political Science, Loyola Marymount University

J.D., Southwestern Law School

CFP® in progress

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

Wealth is when success is intentional. When you take ownership of your actions—personally, professionally—and those actions align with your values, wealth follows.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

Legacy planning is a deeply personal process. In my role at Morton Capital, I am able to engage in estate planning discussions, navigate family relationships, and help our clients create a legacy that reflects their values and accomplishes their planning goals. Watching everything come together, especially for clients who are apprehensive about estate planning, is very rewarding.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

I shot 100% from the free-throw line my sophomore year of high school basketball.

Financial Planning Manager
Brittany Yudkowsky
Brittany Yudkowsky
Brittany Yudkowsky

Financial Planning Manager

(818) 206 2937

Years of Experience

10

Education and Credentials

B.A. in English, magna cum laude, UCLA

CFP®

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

Friends, family, and my dog, Henrietta, are the foundation of what true wealth means to me. On top of that foundation, the ability to explore the world and experience different cultures is essential, not only to feed my natural curiosity but also so that I can grow and evolve as a person.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

I think financial planning is incredibly fascinating, and it’s such a powerful service we offer at MC. Being part of a service that empowers clients to make financial decisions with confidence and clarity is extremely rewarding. As lead for the Financial Planning Team (and its inaugural team member back in 2016), I love seeing team members get excited about financial planning, dedicating their time and energy to growing their knowledge. Supporting and encouraging them through that process—and seeing their forward progress because of their hard work—makes me proud and inspires me every day. With my background in book publishing, I love getting to work with our amazing marketing team to craft financial planning content that will get our clients excited about the financial planning process too. I also get to put my copyediting skills to work on our newsletters, marketing material, and client communications.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

Growing up on the East Coast, I played field hockey in middle school. I played the fullback position and had a pretty powerful drive! Sadly, field hockey wasn’t as popular on the West Coast when I moved here for high school, but I still have my field hockey stick to this day.

Financial Planning Associate
Elana Yaffe
Elana Yaffe
Elana Yaffe

Financial Planning Associate

(818) 206 2951

Years of Experience

3

Education and Credentials

B.S. in Retailing and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona

CFP® in progress

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

Wealth to me means happiness in all aspects of life: great health, an amazing job, spending time with friends and family, traveling, learning, self-growth, playing with my dogs, and helping others. That's what makes me happy. There is a Bob Marley interview that I love that I think exemplifies what wealth means to me: he was once asked by a reporter if he was a rich man—if he had a lot of possessions and money in the bank. Mr. Marley responded with, "Possessions make you rich? . . . My richness is life, forever."

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

The clients and colleagues of MC inspire me every day. It is so empowering to help give clients peace of mind and to support them in achieving their goals. Collaborating with my incredible teammates inspires me to always keep striving to get better and to keep learning in order to be the best that we can be.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

I LOVE animals. Growing up, I had some interesting pets, like ducks, silkworms, and hermit crabs. One summer when I was little, we raised bunnies and my grandpa got them collars and leashes so we could walk the rabbits in the neighborhood. We definitely got a lot of interesting looks. If I could, I’d have a zoo!

Financial Planning Education Specialist
Edward Garcia
Edward Garcia
Edward Garcia

Financial Planning Education Specialist

(818) 591 6209

Years of Experience

2

Education and Credentials

B.A. in English, CSUN

M.A. in Education, National University

CFP® in progress

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

In the words of writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” For me, that means time with my family—both the everyday moments and those spent on our travels. To be able to experience the world through the eyes of my young daughters—with awe, wonderment, and pure joy—is what brings my life the most fulfillment.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

As a former junior-high educator, I am inspired by the fact that my work at Morton allows me to always be learning and growing, both personally and professionally. The realm of finance is always changing and being able to continue to evolve and adapt to better serve my team and our clients inspires me every day.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

I have a stringed instrument collection of three guitars, four ukuleles, and one banjo.

Financial Planning Associate
Amber McBride
Amber McBride
Amber McBride

Financial Planning Associate

Years of Experience

2

Education and Credentials

B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, CSU Channel Islands

CFP® in progress

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

The things that make me feel truly wealthy are enjoying time with my family and friends, finding passion in my work, helping others, travelling, learning and challenging myself to grow, enjoying nature, and spoiling my dog, Zoey. The true measure of wealth for me are the relationships, experiences, and memories that bring joy to our lives.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

One of my favorite quotes is: “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have,” by Jim Rohn. I love that I get to spend my time helping families achieve their goals and find financial peace of mind so that they can focus on enjoying life. Being part of the team at Morton Capital continues to give me so much each day and inspires me to continue pursuing both my personal and professional growth. I feel honored to get to collaborate with coworkers who motivate and empower each other as well as our clients.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

I love both travelling and astronomy. One of my favorite memories will always be the road trip I planned for my dad and me to go camping in Oregon to see the 2017 total solar eclipse. About experiencing a total solar eclipse, astronomer Samuel Langley said, “The spectacle is one of which, though the man of science may prosaically state the facts, perhaps only the poet could render the impression.” While the lead up to totality happens over the course of hours, and though totality only lasts minutes, it is a vivid and beautiful experience that stays with you forever.