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Our Team

Mission Private Wealth guides clients  to manage assets and build wealth with expertise and integrity. The people at Mission Private Wealth are passionate about helping  clients achieve purpose and leave a meaningful legacy for their families and community.   

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Sarah Gibbs

Client Services Associate

Sarah Gibbs

Sarah helps Mission Private Wealth clients implement the day to day activities that make financial plans go.  This includes setting up savings plans for clients in their accumulation stage of life, managing required minimum distributions for clients in the distribution phase of life,  and monitoring investment allocations.  

She has her Series 7 and 63 Registrations through LPL Financial. She has been in the Financial Services Industry since 1980. Her goal is to give each client the diligence, competence and professionalism that they deserve alongside of a level of service that is above & beyond their expectations.

She grew up in Goleta and has lived in Orcutt since 1988. She has two sons, Jason and Kyle. Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, going to the beach, and playing softball.

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Sheryl Huffman

Client Services Associate

Sheryl is an experienced administrative assistant with over twenty five years in the financial service industry.  Born and raised in La Jolla, California until she moved to Boulder, Colorado where she graduated from Boulder High and the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Art History.  

Sheryl is an active volunteer for Promises2Kids-San Diego Center for Children, Polinsky Children's Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars and Foster Funds.  She held a California Life and Health insurance license for seventeen years while working for AIG, UBS, and LPL Financial.  She has specialized in operations, management, compliance, licensing and contracting, office administration training and tax preparation.  Sheryl loves to travel the world and enjoys spending time in Palm Springs and Palm Desert.

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Barbara Steveson

Legacy Advisor

Barbara Steveson

Barbara has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Colorado. With her teaching background, she believes in educating her clients in their progress toward financial independence. In addition to working with her clients, Barbara is an active member of AAUW and Santa Maria Women’s Network. She also serves on the board for Pathpoint, a non-profit serving people with disabilities and disadvantages. She enjoys spending time outdoors, reading with her fiction and nonfiction book groups, cooking, visiting her family, and traveling with her two teenage grandchildren. 

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Michael Metzger, CRPS

Private Wealth Advisor

Michael assists clients in making financial planning and investment management relatable and easy to implement.  This process begins with understanding your financial needs and objectives.  From there, we’ll determine appropriate savings plans, investment models, as well as appropriate estate planning and risk management strategies.  As your relationship grows you’ll be on the path to financial freedom.

Michael is most fond of knowing his clients on a deeper level through planned social events and educational forums. He has been working in the financial services industry for over 11 years.  Working for both a traditional investment institution and a large bank brokerage, Michael brought his investment experience and knowledge to Mission Private Wealth to work with his clients in a more in-depth fashion.  He works with his clients beyond investment management to include financial goals-based planning, including; cash flow management, risk mitigation strategies, tax planning, and monthly budgeting. 

After growing up in the Midwest and obtaining a degree from Colorado State University, he decided to move out to the sunshine of San Luis Obispo, California, where he now lives with his wife, Rachel.  Sharing a love of the outdoors, the two can often be found paddle boarding, trail running, hiking and any other outdoor activities the Central Coast offers. 

Michael is deeply involved in his community, participating in his local Rotary chapter, as well as the Cal Poly Athletics Stampede Club.  Being connected with your neighbors and local programs is an important mission of his and he is proud to be a part of the Central Coast.

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Ryan Olson, MBA, CFP®

Founder, Private Wealth Advisor

Ryan Olson, MBA


Ryan helps Mission Private Wealth clients understand and determine where to go from "here" with their finances.  By developing simple, and easy to understand financial plans, our clients are able to get back to enjoying life and spending time doing what matters most to them.