our team at your service

We Believe You Deserve To Have A: Client-Centered, Process-Driven, Truth-Based Financial Guidance, Delivered in a Simple, and Easy To Understand Way

Pedro Adao

Founder of Fortress Financial Group

Pedro is a RICP and Licensed Financial Professional. He is the author of Retired and Free. He has been a Financial Planner for over 13 years and specializes in Retirement planning. 

He resides in California with his beautiful family. 

Hobbies: Traveling

Favorite Quote: Romans 8:28

Suzette Adao

Co-Founder of Fortress Financial Group

Suzette is a foundational rock of the firm since opening Fortress Financial Group with her husband Pedro. She has planned and coordinated many of our financial workshops throughout the area. Suzette also loves to create wonderful raffle baskets that we give away at our events! She loves to bring joy and fun to our company! 

Hobbies: Cooking

Favorite Travel Destination: Disneyland

Ramie Khalil

Financial Advisor and Partner at Fortress Financial Group

Ramie is a Financial Advisor and Licensed Life Insurance Agent. As a partner at the firm, he was a part of the creation of the Retired and Free system. Ramie works closely with clients in helping them understand the three phases of their financial life and maximize their financial position. 

Hobbies: Going to the movies

Favorite Sport: Boxing

SHELLY KHALIL

Operations Manager and Client Specialist

Shelly has been with Fortress Financial group since 2014. She began with planning workshops and managing client services. She worked closely with all of our clients and continues to grow the company by creating efficiencies and systems to help better serve our clients. 

Hobbies: Doing puzzles

Favorite Movie: Remember The Titans

Megan Muldong

Office Manager and Client Services

Megan has been with Fortress Financial group for 4 years. She works closely with our new and current clients. Megan ensures that our clients have an outstanding experience from the very beginning. She supports our advisors so that they can be of best of service. 

Hobbies: going to Disneyland

Favorite Disney Character: Belle

Our AGents

Dr. Michelle Keller

Fortress Financial Group Agent

Dr. Michelle Keller is no stranger to the world of excellence and performance. She has been a successful doctor and business owner for over 25 years, performing in the top 3% of her profession and understands what it is like to be an entrepreneur and think like one. Her desire to help others succeed in life and business is demonstrated in her passion for transformational teaching. As part of the Fortress Financial team, she loves to deliver experiential workshops utilizing wealth strategies to facilitate the creation of  your most valuable asset-you! Whether you are a doctor, or a female business owner, an entrepreneur or want to think like one, Dr. Michelle Keller has the experience and the passion to help you excel in business and create a legacy. From the heart, her biggest satisfaction is caring for you and the ones you love. 

She is currently licensed as a financial associate in many states across the nation. She also holds a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences, where she is a post graduate and assistant professor, and a bachelor in sports medicine from SUNY at Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Michelle Keller is a staff officer for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, along with her husband. Together they are a giving power team that enjoys living life to the fullest. She had been an integral part of mission trips abroad as well as active in the community in volunteering with programs for seniors, veterans and doctors.

Hobbies: Sailing,Traveling

Favorite place I’ve lived: Grenoble, France

Dr. Darlene Mayo

Fortress Financial Group Agent

Dr. Darlene A. Mayo brings a wealth of knowledge to the world of financial services. She retired early from a career as one of the top neurosurgeons in the world to pursue her passion to help medical doctors and other professionals in high burnout careers to create a lifestyle of time and financial freedom. Dr. Mayo understands the unique needs of high achieving professionals, and has developed a program to help them break through limits so that they can thrive in their professional and personal life. She expands her impact by serving as an author, speaker, and corporate consultant. 

Dr. Mayo’s experience with wealth building strategies extends far beyond her licensing as a financial professional. She is personally familiar with the benefits and drawbacks of many financial products and investment strategies, so she is well positioned to help her clients navigate the often volatile and uncertain waters of financial management. Drawing from her knowledge as a neuroscientist, Dr. Mayo has developed a strong ability to help her clients gain clarity around their vision for their financial future, and excels in tailoring wealth building strategies for each individual client. 

Dr. Mayo’s credentials include an undergraduate degree from Duke University, medical school and neurosurgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia, clinical and research fellowships at UCLA, Emory, Mayo Clinic, and the Atomic Energy Commission in France. In addition to practicing as a neurosurgeon for 10 years, she has conducted research in how to use neuroscience to maximize the function of the brain for the last 20 years. She is licensed as a financial professional in several U.S. states. 

Dr. Mayo lives with her husband and two children in Florida.

Alex Fanjul

Fortress Financial Group Agent

Alex is a Licensed Financial Professional with Fortress Financial and brings 20 years of experience in business coaching and consulting

He is passionate about helping his clients reach their goals and objectives through comprehensive financial strategies that eliminate risk, create wealth and build a lasting legacy for generations.

Alex Resides in Virginia with his Wife Judy and 4 children.

Aaron Godwin

Fortress Financial Group Agent

Aaron is the “Engineer of Wealth”. Aaron served in the U.S. Navy and worked as an Engineer for almost 20 years before transitioning into financial services. While completing his M.S. System Engineering and Engineering Management, Aaron became fascinated with the statistics of retirement savings and financial planning. Aaron works closely with clients in helping them to understand the difference between financial education and financial marketing. 

Hobbies: Board games with his family

Favorite Sport: Golf

David Swan

Fortress Financial Group Agent

David has been working with Fortress Financial group as a Licensed Financial Professional for one year. David loves talking clients through the concepts and helping them understand where they are and what’s next.

He also helps clients with Medicare and Real Estate.

Hobbies: Traveling, playing guitar

Favorite Food: I am a foodie, I maybe haven’t discovered it yet!!

Eric Restrepo

Fortress Financial Group Agent

Eric is a Licensed Financial Professional with over 9 years of experience. He currently resides in Sacremento, CA specializing in helping individuals and couples that are already in retirement and those that are approaching retirement.

Eric has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from U.C. Davis in Economics and received his initial financial training at Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor Associate. He continues to be educated on the most up to date financial strategies and education in order to better serve his clients.

Hobbies and Activities: Golf, Tennis, Paddle Boarding, Snowboarding, Traveling, Reading.