James Proctor, CFP®

Managing Director - Branch Director, Financial Advisor


Jim has been in the financial services industry helping clients for more than 30 years. A native Duluthian, he graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 1980 and started his career in Minneapolis at the IDS home office. Jim joined the Duluth office of RBC Wealth Management in 1984, and shortly thereafter, finished his studies to earn the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. From 1989-1998, Jim was with the Duluth office of Piper Jaffray, where he earned the titles of managing director – investments, and assistant branch manager. In 1998, he rejoined the Duluth RBC Wealth Management office. Jim, his wife and three daughters are active volunteers. He previously served as the president of Scottish Rite Foundation of Duluth for 19 years. Jim is proud to have helped establish the Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders as a standalone clinic in Duluth, providing services free of charge to over 2,000 children.

Steven Patronas

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus


Steve has been a financial advisor at RBC Wealth Management since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth and lives in Duluth with his wife, Karin, and their four daughters. Steve is actively involved in the community serving on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Duluth, United Day Activity Center (UDAC), Boys and Girls’ Club of Duluth Scholarship Foundation, The Scottish Rite Foundation of Duluth, Generations Health Care Initiatives, and the Duluth East High School Foundation.

Vincent Jones, CFP®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus


Vince joined RBC Wealth Management in 2008. He is a graduate with departmental honors from the University of Minnesota – Duluth with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and organizational management. Vince is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Chartered Financial Consultant®. Outside of work, Vince is active in the community, serving or having served on the Goodwill Vocational Industries Board, Human Development Center Foundation Board, Labovitz School of Business and Economics Financial Markets Program Oversight Committee, as well as serving in leadership roles for Lake Superior Lodge #349. Vince lives in Hermantown with his wife, Tara, and daughters, Amelia and Elin.

Alecia Mckay-Jones

Financial Advisor

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Alecia joined RBC Wealth Management in 2018. Professionally, Alecia’s background is in sales and marketing. Most recently, she worked in marketing for a heavy equipment manufacturer managing their North American dealer network for forestry, material handling and oil and gas equipment. She has many years of experience helping small businesses achieve their growth objectives, and at RBC Wealth Management, she continues to work with businesses, as well as individuals and families.

Alecia is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a dedicated Gopher fan. When not at work, she enjoys gardening during the short summer season. She is a lifelong Minnesota resident and currently lives with her family in Duluth.

Karen Anderson

Senior Investment Associate


Karen has been in the securities industry for more than 40 years, the first 13 in the operations area, including the position of operations manager at the Duluth branch of RBC Wealth Management. She joined Piper Jaffray with Jim as his sales assistant in 1989, and in 1998, accompanied him as he rejoined RBC Wealth Management, where she continues to work with him and the other advisors in the group. She has passed the Series 7 and 63 exams and assists clients and financial advisors with a wide variety of tasks. A native Duluthian now living in Superior, Wisconsin, she is married with one daughter and two grandchildren.

Shelly Binsfield

Senior Client Associate


Shelly joined the securities industry in 1984 with Piper Jaffray & Hopwood, Inc., where she worked in the operations area as secretary, cashier, wire operator and sales assistant. She transferred to the Two Harbors branch office for a few years before returning to Duluth. Shelly joined RBC Wealth Management in 2004. She and her husband, Curt, are Duluth natives and have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Kristin Yapel

Investment Associate


Kristin joined RBC Wealth Management and the Proctor Patronas Jones Group in 2019 after working at Merrill Lynch since 1999. She won numerous awards at the firm and was tasked with training numerous colleagues throughout the firm. Kristin is a graduate of Marshall School and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. She has passed her Series 7 and 66 securities exams. A lifelong Duluth resident, she her husband, David, and their son, Joey, enjoy the outdoors, playing soccer, fishing, cross country skiing, reading and spending time with family.