Meet the professionals who can help you
Pursue Your Goals
We help individuals and families pursue their ideal retirements.
MEET THE TEAM
The team behind Conservative Financial Solutions is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.
Roger Ford, RFC
Founder & CEO – Wealth Advisor
Roger has over 35 years of experience in retirement income planning. After receiving his formal education from the University of Cincinnati, he started his own business in 1985 from the trunk of his car. He has successfully developed his business into what is known today as Conservative Financial Solutions (CFS).
Roger is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and obtained his certification through the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC). He has passed the Series 6, 63 and 65 securities exams and is a licensed agent in Life, Accident, and Health, along with Property and Casualty Insurance. In addition to being the founder and CEO of CFS, he is the owner of Harrison Tax & Accounting.
Roger met the love of his life, Carolyn, in 1988. They were married in 1989 and have five children and two granddaughters. They have enjoyed raising their family in Harrison, Ohio, and being a local business partner in the tri-state area.
Chief Operating Officer
Passionate about helping others be their best, Spencer has built his career on helping clients build more stable retirements. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Christian University. This passion for helping others led him to Conservative Financial Solutions.
Spencer holds an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from the Ohio State University and has completed extensive training and met rigorous ethical experience requirements in order to obtain his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional designation. He has also passed the series 7 and 65 securities exams and is a licensed insurance agent in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. His designations allow him the opportunity to advise clients on both investments and retirement income planning. Spencer is delighted to work with clients and enjoys helping them plan the right track to pursue their ideal retirement lifestyles.
In his spare time, Spencer serves his community as a member of the local chamber of commerce board and rotary club. He also enjoys playing music on his church’s worship team.
Director of Wealth Advising
Austin graduated from the University of Cincinnati receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Professional Sales. He joined Conservative Financial Solutions in 2015, with a passion to help families navigate their retirement years. With a continued interest in finance, Austin has passed his Series 65 Securities exam and has also obtained his Insurance Licensing in Life, Accident, and Health. As Director of Wealth Advising, he works closely with individuals to understand and provide a financial confidence.
Austin and his wife, Alisha, enjoy spending any spare moments outdoors, off-roading, and maintaining their recreational land in Franklin County, Indiana, which they plan to call home one day.
Cindy joined the Conservative Financial Solutions team in February 2016 as a client service and account representative. In July 2017, she moved into the role of operations manager. Cindy brings over 20 years of experience in customer relations and actively works in the day-to-day operations process, including processing applications and managing client accounts. She enjoys working directly with our clients and assisting them with any needs they may have.
In her spare time, you will find Cindy spending time with family, friends and her husband, Scott, with whom she also enjoys traveling.
Account Service Representative
For the past 17 years, Karen has been a familiar face at Conservative Financial Solutions. In February 2018, she moved into the role of Account Service Representative. Karen brings over 20 years of business experience in the financial industry to CFS and is a notary for the State of Ohio (all counties) and holds her Ohio Life, Accident, and Health Insurance License. Karen plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of CFS, including processing applications and managing accounts. She is always there with a helpful hand, and she greatly enjoys working with clients and serving their needs.
A devoted Cincinnati Reds fan, Karen is a Rosie Red and a season ticket holder. She enjoys volunteering and loves spending time with her husband, two sons, and daughter-in-law especially at Great American Ball Park.
Account Service Representative
Jill received her Certificate in Medical Office/Billing from Southern Ohio College. She currently holds her life, accident, and health insurance license for Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Her professional experience includes insurance billing, bookkeeping, and physician account management. Jill plays an active role in the day-to-day operations of CFS, including processing applications and managing accounts.
She greatly enjoys working directly with our clients and serving their needs. Jill has three children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, staying active outdoors, camping and relaxing by the pool in the summer.
Client Service Representative
Tricia received her Associate Degree in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from the Academy of Court Reporting and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Phoenix. Tricia has actively worked in the tax and accounting industry since 2005 and holds her Life, Accident, and Health Insurance License in the state of Ohio. Her experience in tax preparation and small business accounting has made her a perfect fit for the operations team at Conservative Financial Solutions. In her current role as a Client Service Representative, Tricia is responsible for maintaining clients’ annual appointments and reviews, along with a variety of other financial preparation services.
Tricia and her husband, Scott, live in Ross, Ohio, with their five children and two grandchildren. Tricia enjoys spending her free time at children’s sporting events, being outdoors with her family and friends, and volunteering in the community.
Leslie provides guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to the marketing & public relations team at Conservative Financial Solutions. Leslie coordinates all informational workshops and client events as well as introduces the advisors to potential clients thru prospect seminars, in the hopes of helping them with their investment and retirement needs.
Leslie joined Conservative Financial Solutions in September 2018 as a Marketing Assistant. She spent the bulk of her career in television advertising but most recently as a Client Support Assistant with another investment firm, learning the ins and outs of the industry. The combination of the two industries allows her to bring a fresh marketing perspective to Conservative Financial Solutions.
She and her husband Sean live on the westside of Cincinnati, together they have 5 children and two dogs. She enjoys working out, volunteering thru her church and owns a small furniture refinishing business.
Carolyn Siefferman Ford
Carolyn has played a vital role at Conservative Financial Solutions from the onset of the business. She is a registered nurse by trade but left the health care field in 1995 to support her husband, Roger Ford (CEO), and his businesses. She has been the strength behind the scenes. Her passion has been in being a sounding board for the business and taking all the measures needed to support the growth of CFS and the Harrison Financial Center.
She keeps her RN licensure and medical skills current and participates in mission trips to serve those less fortunate. Carolyn is a member of the Siefferman family, native to the Harrison area for many generations. She thoroughly enjoys being outside and caring for her plethora of animals.
Terrie received her Associate Degree in Business Administration from Ball State University. Her professional experience includes a wealth of knowledge in customer service and entrepreneurship. Terrie joins us from the health care field, where she started her own business to help cancer patients. She meets the needs of our clients daily by being the friendly voice on the telephone, assisting our teams in serving our clients and welcoming our friends and guests with a smile.
In her free time, Terrie loves spending time with family and laughing with friends. She also enjoys being outdoors hiking and kayaking or just relaxing outside with a good book.
Account Service Representative
Brandy received her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Kentucky Career Institute. She joined the Conservative Financial Solutions team in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. Throughout her career, she has been successful in the insurance and legal industries, including being a legal assistant and legal collector for a Cincinnati law firm. At CFS, she plays a key role in the day-to-day operations, including processing applications and managing accounts.
Brandy and her husband, Scott, have been married for over 15 years and have four children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and you will often find her volunteering within the community. Embarking on day trips and traveling with her family are some of Brandy’s favorite activities.
Jennifer has a passion for service. She served in Administrative Assistant and Office Manager roles at Cincinnati Credit Counseling and Hamilton Country Prosecutor’s Office. Following her heart, she stepped away from the office to stay at home and raise her young family. After thirteen wonderful years of being a full-time mom, she decided to return to the outside work force. Jennifer joined CFS in December of 2019. When you walk through the front door, know that she is going to go above and beyond to make sure your visit is as warm and friendly as possible.
Jennifer and her husband Greg have three children: Lydia, Lauren, and Luke. Between the three of them they spend most nights and weekends on a volleyball court, golf course, basketball court, baseball field, and a track. When she isn’t attending a sporting event, she is often serving the Southwest Local School District as a parent volunteer or following her beloved Cincinnati Reds.
Kim graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Animal Health Technology and holds licensing in Property, Casualty, Life, Accident and Health. She has worked for Siefferman Insurance and Conservative Financial Solutions for 25 years and has been in the insurance business since 1985. As office manager, Kim maintains our office technology systems, building maintenance, along with other numerous responsibilities.
Kim loves being active in her local community by volunteering at her local food pantry and her church. She enjoys anything related to animals, spending time with family, friends, Cincinnati Sports Teams, and traveling to National Parks or Disney World.
Harrison Tax & Accounting
Darren R. Bowman, CPA
CPA & Director of HTA
A Certified Public Accountant, Darren offers clients a firm foundation of consulting experience that delivers solutions. He received his Bachelor’s in Accounting from the College of Mount Saint Joseph and has been a CPA for over 25 years. His extensive knowledge in accounting and management marked the way for Darren to start HTA in 2004. He continues to guide individuals and businesses in developing strategies for business growth and sustainability. He specializes in small business consulting, planning, accounting, and tax mitigation. Darren is also a member of AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and OSCPA (Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants).
Darren is married with two boys and one grandchild, and resides in Harrison, Ohio. He enjoys being involved in his church community where he serves as the Treasurer and member of the Elder Board.
Sr. Staff Accountant
Risa is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She enjoys working with small businesses by assisting them in all their payroll, accounting, and bookkeeping needs. Her professional career combined with her personal real estate investment experience provides our clients with an expert in the areas of real estate, rental, farm, and tax planning.
Risa and her husband, Mike, live in Harrison and have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, antiquing, and spending time with her family.
Luke is a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. With an interest in all areas of finance, he obtained his Life, Accident, and Health Insurance License in the State of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Luke is currently studying to obtain his CPA license to follow in the footsteps of his father, Director and CPA, Darren Bowman.
Luke is a resident of Newport, Kentucky. As a former college athlete, he enjoys watching all sporting events and competitions. Filling his spare time with staying physically active and traveling are some of Luke’s favorite pastimes.
Client Service Representative
Paula received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Franklin University. Her experience in payroll, accounting services, and tax preparation play a key role in her actively meeting the needs of our clients and small businesses.
Paula is a resident of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and adores being a mother to her daughter Kendall. In her spare time, she enjoys being around her family and friends.
Heather is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management & Administration. Her professional experience includes event planning, developing marketing and social media strategies, and writing for various publications. Heather executes all marketing initiatives for Harrison Tax & Accounting.
Heather resides in Harrison, Ohio, with her husband and two boys. She enjoys writing and speaking to Moms inspiring them to live real, confident, and faithful lives. Heather’s blog, Real Life Moms, has been featured in several publications to encourage women on their motherhood journey. Her family loves sports and one of her favorite things to do is cheer her much-loved players on. When she has a spare moment a good run or a good book fills the silence.
Tina Jensen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Northern Kentucky University and is working in our Lawrenceburg office. Her experience in bookkeeping, payroll, accounting, and personal & business tax preparation has prepared her to service clients with their essential needs.
Tina is pleased that HTA shares her enthusiasm for volunteer and community service. She is currently serving as the Treasurer for Dearborn County Retired Teachers’ Association and Treasurer for South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars. Tina Lives in Dillsboro with her husband, Dale. They have four grown children and five grandchildren. Her favorite pastime is reading, and she hopes to someday publish a series of children’s stories.
Krisa is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana where she obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology & Sociology. Though her degree is not in Business/Accounting, she has over 17 years of experience in Business Management, Financial Analysis, and Financial Administration. Krisa performs payroll, accounting services, and tax return preparation for the clients of HTA.
Krisa resides in Harrison, Ohio with her husband and three children. She enjoys camping, attending her children's sports/activities, volunteering at her children's schools, and spending time with friends and family.