Hudson Valley

38 Spring Lake Road
Red Hook, NY 12571
845.752.2216

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New York City

745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
New York, NY 10151
212.787.4292

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Washington, DC

1717 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
202.667.2266

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Beth Jones RLP®, AIF®, CeFT®

President, Third Eye Associates, Ltd.
Certified Financial Transitionist®
Registered Life Planner
Financial Consultant

Beth began her entrepreneurial career in graphic design in the early 1980s in Poughkeepsie, NY, and was the owner and creative director of the award-winning design firm B. Jones & Co. After a move to New York City in 1997 she was a consultant in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs and Co. Beth then transitioned out of corporate life to work with individuals at an independent financial advisory firm for several years.  Frustrated by traditional financial services’ lack of focus on the client, she and Susan created Third Eye Associates, Ltd. in 2005 to provide clients with a holistic approach to Financial Life Planning and Wealth Management.

Beth's professional credentials include membership in the Financial Planning Association, the Kinder Institute of Life Planning, and the Sudden Money® Institute, where she serves on the advisory board.  She has completed the Life Planning curriculum in the Kinder EVOKE® Method, a life-centered approach to financial planning.  Beth has studied Financial Transition Planning at the Sudden Money® Institute, and completed the Mastery program in early 2013.  She has completed the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) curriculum through the Center for Fiduciary Studies, associated with the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Beth is a Certified Financial Transitionist® (CeFT®), a Registered Life Planner (RLP®), and an Investment Adviser Representative of Third Eye Associates, Ltd., a Registered Investment Adviser.

An active citizen in her community, Beth has generously shared her skills and vision with numerous non-profit organizations.  She strongly supports the preservation of the rural character and architecture of her town, and currently serves as President of Historic Red Hook.  Beth is a former board member of SAGE―Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders in New York City and a former Treasurer of Dutchess County Democratic Committee.

Susan Simon RFC®, RLP®, CLTC

Co-Founder & Vice President, Third Eye Associates, Ltd.
Finance Manager

Susan worked in finance since 1998 when she was Finance Manager of the Wisdom Division of Landmark Education Corporation. She then spent five years as a Financial and Insurance Advisor at an independent NYC-based financial advisory firm before she and Beth established Third Eye Associates, Ltd. 

Susan recently retired as an investment advisor representative and currently manages the firm's finances. She is also a Notary Public.

Susan serves on the Town of Red Hook Ethics Board, is Chair of the Red Hook Zoning Review Committee, is past President of Red Hook Rotary Club and the Red Hook Chamber of Commerce. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center at Vallkill for three years. For the fun side of life, she loves to dance and is a member of dance performance troupes “Chester’s Cool Cats & Kittens” and “The Sunhoppers”. She also DJs for various dances throughout the Hudson Valley.

Susan is the mother of two adult daughters and enjoys time with her four grandsons. Beth and Susan share a Hudson Valley home in Red Hook, New York and they are pretty good Lindy Hoppers!

Mike Elser

Senior Financial Advisor

Mike is our newest team member to join Third Eye Associates. He began his career as an Investment Advisor in 1999 working for two nationally recognized investment firms where he specialized in serving high net worth clientele. Over the years, he has developed an appreciation for helping clients navigate complex financial situations and built long-lasting relationships with multi-generational families.

Mike’s experience and passion for delivering holistic solutions to individuals and families is a perfect match for Third Eye Associates’ mission to provide indispensable service.

Mike graduated Johnson & Wales University with a degree in management.  When not spending time with his family, Mike is an avid golfer and enjoys fishing and skiing. He is active in Habitat for Humanity and The American Cancer Society.  Mike lives in Orange County, NY with his two children Ava and William.

Jennifer McKinley

Communications Manager
Life Planning Associate

Third Eye Associates, Ltd. is happy to have Jennifer McKinley on our team. Her professional experience spans more than 25 years including business, production, coaching and office management. Jennifer served as the executive assistant to the President and CEO of an international financial institution in Manhattan and went on to work as an associate producer and executive assistant for a high-profile recording artist.

Jennifer’s passion for holistic learning and personal growth lends itself perfectly to the mission of Third Eye Associates, Ltd. She leads the team as we work together to help clients achieve their financial life goals. She is currently enrolled in the Financial Transitionist Institute where she is studying for her Financial Transitionist certification.

Jennifer holds an M.B.A. from Fordham University and a B.A. from Rutgers University.  She is also a board-certified Health Coach, trained through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Professional Training Program in Manhattan and has owned two nutrition-based businesses, Kingston Natural Food Store and Nutrition Street.

As an associate producer, Jennifer worked with Bard College and local women’s shelters to help bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in our communities. Recently, she worked with clients at The Jericho Project in the Bronx, bringing nutrition coaching and education to Veterans who had at one time been homeless. Jennifer lives in Stone Ridge, New York with her son Ian, and her husband Tim.

Eva Ross

Client Relations
Marketing Manager

Eva has worked for more than a decade at some of New York City’s biggest and most cutting-edge corporations. From the executive offices of Time Warner to the boutique online video platform, Vimeo, she has honed her skills in logistics, event planning, Human Resources and employee relations in a diverse array of traditional corporate and startup office cultures.

All this experience has taught Eva the importance of personal relationships and ethical standards in dealing with colleagues and clients. Her skills in organization and planning are well matched by her enthusiasm and desire to help people.

A New York native, Eva earned her B.A. in Psychology at Boston University, then spent several years in Hawaii working in tourism and hospitality. It goes without saying that she still brings that same sunny demeanor to her work here in the Hudson Valley, where she enjoys as much time outside as possible with her husband and two daughters.

Robert Alonso

Operations Associate
Client Services Manager

Rob joins our team with more than five years of financial service experience, most recently at JPMorgan Chase Bank. Rob has a strong skill set in both personal and business financial growth and is passionate about building working relationships with clients. His determination, focus and friendly demeanor make for a perfect fit to expertly handle client services and operations for Third Eye Associates. 
 
Rob has a bachelor’s degree from Dominican College where he studied business administration management and diverse communications. He holds a certification in business analytics from University of Pennsylvania, a certificate in fundamentals of financial accounting from University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and is working towards an MBA in Business Finance at Southern New Hampshire University. Since 2015, he has worked for three different fortune 500 companies. 
 
In school, Rob was captain of the baseball team and later went on to play professional baseball. Now he enjoys playing golf and landscaping during his free time. Rob lives in Ulster County with his wife and they are expecting their first baby in October.

Tanya Davis

Executive Assistant
Office Manager

Tanya rounds out the team at Third Eye Associates brilliantly. She brings 20+ years of professional skills in executive administration to our office. During those years, she supported many dynamic leaders including the East Coast Sales Executive at Wells Fargo Bank, the Superintendent at Rhinebeck Central Schools and, most recently, the President of the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Inc. 

Tanya is a delight to be around and cares deeply for the quality of her work and how it translates into helping clients reach their goals. Being highly organized and detail-oriented matches perfectly with the culture at Third Eye Associates. Tanya, a “student for life”, enjoys learning and is an avid reader.  

Tanya grew up in Mt. Kisco, New York and earned her A.A.S. degree in Legal Secretarial/Office Technologies at SUNY/Westchester Community College and received her B.S. in Paralegal Studies and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University. She lives in Poughkeepsie and enjoys spending quality time with her two daughters and three grandchildren.