Sara joined NorthLanding Financial Partners, LLC in May of 2014 bringing with her a decade of client services experience. She supports the day-to-day activities and client servicing needs for two of the firm's partners, Bryce P. Carey, CFP® and Eric M. Garsin, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®. Sara is principally responsible for client support, preparing reports for review meetings and scheduling appointments.
Sara graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics & Sports Management.
Outside of work, Sara dedicates her life to her family and enjoys interests that include travel, music, and sporting events. She’s involved in her community as a member of the St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church Parish Council, St. Mary’s School Parent Teacher Organization and Treasurer for the Marcus Whitman Junior Wildcats Youth Football Team.
Rob is a founding Partner of NorthLanding Financial Partners, LLC. His practice focuses on fee-based financial planning and investment management for a limited number of individuals and families (Rob is not currently accepting new clients as of September, 2022.)
His clients depend on his oversight for personal, objective advice on investment allocation, retirement income planning, estate planning, and tax-related matters. The knowledgeable approach he guides clients with has been developed and refined over his 25 years of advisory experience. He began his career as a retirement planning specialist with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in 1998, and still today, counts himself blessed to have completed his training in the firm's World Trade Center, South Tower offices. Before founding NorthLanding, he also served as an advisor with an independent fee-based financial planning firm where he earned the Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner (CFP®) designation.
Rob completed the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) curriculum through the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business executive education program and is proud alumnus of Villanova University. He especially enjoys watching Villanova basketball, particularly in March and April.
Outside of work, he also remains involved with his local alma mater, McQuaid Jesuit High School, especially its running programs and loves serving as the announcer of the McQuaid Invitational, the largest high school sponsored cross country meet in the nation. He actively volunteers and participates as well in the Celebrate Recovery ministry at Browncroft Community Church, which is near to his heart. Closest though, is his family. Rob lives with his wife Carly, daughter Norah, and son Quinn (as well as their three dogs) in Victor, NY.
A founding partner of NorthLanding Financial Partners, LLC and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner, Bryce provides fee-based planning using NorthLanding’s Financial Clarity Advantage process to executives working for major local corporations including Xerox, Wegmans and Eastman Kodak. He serves as NorthLanding’s Chief Operations Officer, where he oversees the development of the firm’s infrastructure with the betterment of our clients always on his mind. In addition, Bryce leads NorthLanding’s Xerox Retirement Services program and presents planning strategies tailored specifically to Xerox employees and retirees at our monthly workshops. Throughout his relationship with his clients, he delivers action-oriented advice to assist with achieving their most important financial goals. He grew up in Plattsburgh, New York and graduated from SUNY Potsdam in 2006.
Since moving to Rochester in 2007, Bryce has developed strong roots in the area and currently lives with his wife in Pittsford. Outside of the office, he has three dogs and enjoys playing tennis, racquetball and traveling.
Eric joined NorthLanding Financial Partners in 2014, recognizing the firm’s commitment to excellence in client service and foundationally sound approaches to financial planning and investment management. He became a Partner in 2020.
Over his 25-year career, he has developed the skill, knowledge and insight to advise families with complex financial circumstances. His process clarifies objectives and identifies pathways to achieve them, starting with a clear picture of where his clients are today, to then provide a view of what their tomorrows may bring. He offers objective advice to a select number of individuals and families in the areas of retirement income planning, investment management, and estate distribution.
Eric began his career in 1997 at John Hancock helping clients plan for the possibility of needing long-term care services in the future. In 2001 he transitioned to Sagemark Consulting, an independent fee-based financial planning firm, to provide a more comprehensive service. He has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner (CFP®) since 2003 and maintains both the Chartered Life Underwriter® and Chartered Financial Consultant® professional designations.
His passions outside of work include photography and the outdoors. In 2013, he was fortunate enough to share the experience of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro with his father and sister, but his true love for the mountains was born and still lives in the high peaks of the Adirondacks. Eric is an alumnus of McQuaid Jesuit High School and Colgate University. He resides in Penfield with his wife, Lori, and their three children, Madeleine, Andrew & Elliot.
Darren has served as a consultant to NorthLanding Financial Partners Investment Direction Committee (IDC) since 2014. His private consulting experience includes portfolio management, asset allocation, performance attribution, portfolio rebalancing and investment asset selection with a focus on index funds. In addition, Darren has successfully passed exams covering all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) curriculum, which includes extensive topics in economics, financial reporting and analysis, derivatives, equity, fixed income and alternative investments. He also has broad experience in real estate management and has provided detailed analyses for the management, valuation, risk assessments and monetization strategies for commercial, residential and retail properties.
Darren is an active member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Pittsburgh, where he serves on both the Endowments and Foundations Conference Committee and the Financial Literacy Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Pittsburgh.