Our Team

(Top to Bottom, Left to Right:  Ann Young, Jessica Porter, Cindy Brown, Madison Pihas)

Ann Young, Office Manager.  In 1987, Ann Young identified an opportunity with John Hancock’s Portland office of Thomas B. Hood & Associates and began her career. Ann’s role utilized her unique organization qualities and allowed her to grow within the company.   In 1991, Ann became Manager of New Business. She continued her career, growing with the Portland John Hancock Jeffrey M. Owens Agency, for the next several years and as a result, was promoted to be the Office Manager position in 1993.  In 2007, Ann joined Jeffrey Owens at BPG, where she is the Office Manager and the Manager of New Business.  Ann leads her team to provide un-surpassed services to our clients as well as peace of mind to our Sales and Marketing Team.  Ann and her husband Alan have two wonderful children, Hayden and Caitlynn as well as her puppy Gus.

Jessica Porter, Vice President, Retirement Plan Services.   Jessica joined BPG in 2014 and is a resource and contact for both group and individual 401(k) plans. Jessica’s passion is helping business owners and employees understand and maximize their employer sponsored retirement plans. On the company side, she works with HR, benefit managers, and payroll departments to help ensure the retirement plan is communicated effectively to the employees. It is Jessica’s goal to be a resource and answer questions so the companies she works with can focus on their business and what they do best. On the employee side, she assists retirement plan participants in enrollment, understanding of investment and administration options, as well as how to maneuver the enrollment webpage and resources of retirement plan providers. Originally from Houston, Texas, Jessica graduated from the University of Houston in 2009 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing. She has a background in the Automotive Industry with a strong focus on customer service. She was a part of the Ferrari and Maserati group in Texas for 7 years, working heavily in both client relations as well as marketing. In Portland since January 2014, Jessica is excited to be a part of BPG and looks forward to helping in their continued success.

Cindy Brown, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist.  Cindy joined BPG in 2003 and assists in all aspects of customer service.  Cindy was an office manager managing 8 employees at a multi-store retail distribution center before coming on board with our firm.  Her responsibility was to coordinate and organize the orders from merchandise receiving to shipping to customers. This required extensive multi-tasking and customer centered talents. Because she enjoys interacting with clients, she has served as a great bridge between our clients and our firm.   She has taken great pride and leadership in what she provides to our clients.  Cindy lives in Portland with her husband Dennis Brown and her dog Missy.

Madison Pihas, Client Service Representative. Madison joined BPG in June, 2016. Madison takes the lead in implementing our client service model and handles the administration for our Investment Advisory Practice. She works directly with our clients to make sure they are receiving top service and that deposits and withdrawals are processed accurately and in a timely manner. She enjoys being involved in meetings with our clients and understanding their financial goals and dreams. She is also in charge of our electronic communications with our clients. She graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon with a Bachelors of Science in Finance and a Management minor. Madison began her professional career as a Customer Service Representative with Boise Paper. During her time at Boise, she was able to help gain new business, increase current sales and assist her sales representative in winning Sales Representative of the Year in 2015. Madison has a passion for customer service; she enjoys getting to know our clients, their families and their financial goals. Madison currently lives in West Linn, Oregon with her boyfriend Kyle. In her free time she enjoys hikes, crochet, playing tennis and hanging out with her cat, Pria.