Vance L. Falbaum, AWM, CIMA®

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group

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Vance has worked in the Private Client Group at RBC Wealth Management since 1988 and is a member of RBC Wealth Management’s Senior Consulting Group, which represents the leading financial advisors of the firm’s nearly 2000 advisors. He is the lead advisor for the Falbaum Investment Group, a team within RBC Wealth Management, which assists clients in developing and implementing wealth management and protection strategies for their business and family assets.


Vance has been with RBC Wealth Management for more than 29 years, assisting clients worldwide to develop and implement wealth management, protection, and transition strategies for their families and businesses.

Education, licenses and professional endeavors

• Member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA)
• Member of the Western Pension Benefits Conference
• Member of RBC Wealth Management’s Senior Consulting Group
• Member of RBC Wealth Management’s Institutional Consulting Group
• Graduate - Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Arts, Communications
• Professional development and post-graduate studies at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), Stern College of Business (New York University) and the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute (Michigan State University)
• Candidate - Master of Legal Studies, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
• Holds the Series 7, 8, 31, 63 and 65 securities licenses
• Registered under NMLS#1588229 through City National Bank


• Member of RBC Wealth Management’s Chairman’s Council, which represents the top 150 financial advisors of the firm
• Named to the 2008 Barron’s Top Advisor List of the 1,000 best performing financial consultants in the country; ranked 18th in Arizona

• Received the 2015 Financial Times Top 400 Award

• 2018 Forbes/SHOOK Best-In-State Wealth Advisor

Community involvement

• Board member, Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson
• Member, DM-50
• Tucson Airport Authority, Audit Council
• Salpointe Catholic High School Investment Committee
• Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce


• He is married with four sons and has lived in Tucson since 1988

CIMA® — One of the premier investment consulting designations in the industry, offered in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton. The CIMA® offers an intense educational experience focusing on asset allocation, manager search and selection, investment policy and performance measurement. There are currently over 5,000 designees, including a number in Canada and Australia.
CIS — Attendees learn complex portfolio construction techniques utilizing alternative investment strategies, trust structures, risk budgeting and VAR (value at risk) methodologies. (The Certified Investment Strategist was a one-time program offered by IMCA and the New York University, Stern School of Business. The program has evolved into the Investment Strategist Certificate program.)
AWM — Offered in conjunction with the Esperti Peterson Institute at the University of Michigan, AWM certificate holders have demonstrated a commitment to their trade by attending 60 hours of continuing education on subjects related to broad financial planning and family wealth transfer issues.

Aaron Crowley, CFP®, CLU®

Financial Advisor

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More than ten years of experience in the financial services industry specializing in wealth management planning, insurance products and risk management

Education and licenses

• Graduate of the Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and communications
• Has Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses, as well as an Arizona insurance license

Community involvement

• Active member of the Tucson Conquistadores – member since 2016
• Board member of The First Tee of Tucson – member since 2015
• Treasurer of the Active 20/30 Club of Tucson (President 2013-2015) – member since 2012
• Associate board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson – member since 2011
• New connections chair member of the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce
• Associate board member of the Southern Arizona Community Sports (SACS) – member since 2013


• Married to LeAmber
• Born in Austin, Texas, but proud to call Tucson, Arizona home


CFP® professionals are dedicated to the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards, and, through the intensive requirements, gain a greater understanding of risk management techniques, as well as insurance, tax, estate, investments, and retirement planning. These topics of study allow CFP professionals to enhance their client relationships and add value toward helping clients achieve their financial objectives.
The CLU® designation is one of the oldest and most respected credentials in financial services, dating back to the late 1920's. It represents a thorough understanding of a broad array of personal risk management and life insurance planning issues and stresses ethics, professionalism, and in-depth knowledge in the delivery of financial advice.

Kathe Simmonds

Senior Registered Client Associate



• More than 18 years in the financial services industry and 18 years as a small business manager
• Cashier and operations associate at Morgan Stanley
• New account clerk at Morgan Stanley
• Cashier and new account clerk at Prudential Insurance

Education and licenses

• Series 7 and 66 securities licenses


• Married for 33 years with three children and four grandchildren
• Enjoys cruising, camping, embroidery, reading and genealogy
• Active supporter of the Green Valley Fire Fighters Foundation

Joanna Stigler, CRPS®

Registered Client Associate



• Responsible for managing, coordinating, and implementing 401(k) plan components
• Performs marketing and administrative duties for both corporate and private clientele
• More than 10 years of experience in high-end retail and customer service

Education and licenses

• Series 7 and 66 securities licenses


• Speaks both French and Spanish fluently

Denise Anderson

Senior Client Associate



  • Over 28 years in the Financial Services Industry
  • Began at Valley National Bank in Verifications and became Merchant Teller before going to Merrill Lynch
  • Joined Dain Rauscher (before it became RBC) and left to work for independent office before retuning to RBC 15 years later.


  • Lives in Tucson, Denise and her husband Joel have been married 20 years, have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. They enjoy long motorcycle rides, camping, hiking and reading.

Community involvement:

  • Supports the American Cancer Society and the Humane Society of Arizona Personal

Shelly Stewart

Office Associate


Who we are

We are a team of financial professionals who bring our expertise to bear through needs-based risk assessment, portfolio construction, manager selection and oversight to manage our clients' assets.  We utilize tried and true methods, initially developed and reserved for the most wealthy families and largest institutions, to help reduce risk for our clients.

In addition to helping control investment risk for our clients, we manage the additional risks associated with the management of assets for others.  Utilizing investment methods and standards, we work to educate our clients on the legal and regulatory risks that exist when managing assets for others.

Our approach begins with a team of uniquely qualified individuals within RBC Wealth Management who have a bifurcated practice, serving both private clients and corporate retirement plans.  We assist our private clients to develop and implement wealth management and protection strategies for their business and family assets.   For our corporate clients, our years of experience in dealing with the complexities of the retirement plan marketplace have prepared us well to serve them in the areas of investment policy statements, investment selection and monitoring, employee education, and fiduciary education for the plan sponsors and/or trustees.  We work with confidence and enthusiasm through collaboration to produce a higher level of client service.