Broker Check

Meet KIRSTIN and NITA

Meet Kirstin and Nita!

The reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal.  Nita brings over 30 years of experience to the practice and Kirstin has been on the fringes of the financial industry for more than 20 years. Together, they bring a variety of specialties to support the financial goals and aspirations of their clients.

<br data-mce-bogus="1">

NITA’S STORY


Nita Barnes Clontz joined the First Financial Equity Corporation in 2015, now known as FFEC Wealth Partners,  as part of the acquisition of Perkins, Smart & Boyd, Inc.  Nita was promoted to Branch Manager and Vice President in the Pratt, KS location in 1990.  Since 2002, her office has been located in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Nita and Kirstin have recently joined forces as artFX Financial Planning.

Nita’s passion for the past 35 years, is to assist clients with providing knowledge and experience to help design portfolios to meet individual investment goals and comfort levels.  Her goal is to make investing a habit so it will become a priority! She encourages clients to make their money work as hard as they do.

Nita was raised on a ranch in Frenchglen, Oregon. She has spent 39 years of marriage living in Kansas and Idaho with her husband, Stenson, a livestock auctioneer and have two grown daughters, Aspen and Amber.  Nita enjoys spending time with family, grandkids and grandpets, working in the yard, biking, fishing, skiing, golfing, working on their mini ranch in Oregon, and traveling.

At our firm, we have the client&#8212;and only the client&#8212;in mind.

KIRSTIN’S STORY


Kirstin Chavez is an internationally renowned classical singer who has traveled around the world to perform in some of the most prestigious opera houses and concert halls of the world.   In 2016, Kirstin became Artist in Residence at the University of Utah where she teaches young singers the art of classical singing and also prepares them to build their own successful entrepreneurial businesses as freelance performers.   For many years, Kirstin has given classes and lectures on personal finance, geared particularly toward young, professional performers, and in 2020, Kirstin decided to make the arrangement official, opening up shop with ArtFX Financial Planning to service clients around the country.

Having spent 18 years as a freelance performing artist, she saw, first hand, how critically important a working knowledge of personal finance was for freelancers balancing uncertain income streams and uncertain employment from one moment to the next.  So, she decided to continue the studies she embarked on before her performing career so that she could position herself as trusted advisor to freelancers, artists and self-employed individuals, giving them the information and confidence they need to build their life dreams.

Reach out today and see how Kirstin can help you to set your financial house in order and prepare for your future financial independence!


Client Centered

Client Centered

Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and long-term goals. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.

Contact me to get started

Thank you!
Oops!
Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.
Learn More
Preparing for the Expected

Preparing for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
Learn More
Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.
Learn More