Specialists

Specialists

Unlike other firms, Barber Financial Group does not have the belief that your retirement future rests solely on your investments. That’s what sets us apart from other financial firms in Kansas City! In order to make sure that all aspects of your retirement plan are properly set in place, our in-house tax, insurance and estate planning specialists work together as a team with your financial advisor to help make sure nothing falls through the cracks. 

 

JoAnn Huber

CFP®, CPA + Tax Specialist
BFG Tax Service

JoAnn Huber has spent her career developing straightforward tax strategies for a variety of clients with unique situations.  After graduating from Utah State University as College of Business Valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, JoAnn furthered her education by obtaining a Master of Accounting with an emphasis in Taxation.  Immediately following her education, she passed the CPA examination on the first sitting, receiving the highest score in the State of Idaho.

JoAnn spent three years at Arthur Andersen, specializing in Family Wealth Planning and State & Local Taxes, then took her knowledge to a local firm in Utah, where she continued guiding both individual and corporate clients through complex tax situations.

She joined BFG Tax Service in 2010 and brought with her a holistic approach to taxation that goes beyond preparing and filing tax returns.  She carefully examines each client’s situation to uncover opportunities which may improve their financial position.  JoAnn holds her CPA in both Kansas and Utah, is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, and has ghost written for national publications.  In addition, she recently completed all requirements to become a CERTIFIED FINACIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional.

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Garrett Griffin

Estate Planning Attorney
BFG Legal Services

Garrett Griffin is a third generation attorney, originally from Cameron, Missouri. After graduating from Cameron High School, he received his B.S. in Business Administration from William Jewell College in 1998. Garrett is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law (J.D. 2001 and LL.M. Taxation 2005) and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2001.

Garrett joined Barber Financial Group Legal Services in 2015 with more than 14 years of experience. A great deal of his work involves counseling those clients on transition & succession planning, estate freezing techniques and gifting strategies. In addition to his representation of closely-held and family owned businesses, Garrett assists clients with diverse needs in preparing all levels of estate planning.

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Jason Salinardi

Estate Planning Attorney
BFG Legal Services

Jason Salinardi serves his clients by first learning their goals, dreams and concerns, and then works with his clients to develop plans that reflect the client’s unique situations, while putting his knowledge and experience to work. Jason joined Barber Financial Group Legal Services in 2015 with more than 14 years of experience.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Missouri- Columbia, Jason went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Master of Law in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a member of the Missouri, Kansas and Illinois Bar Associations, WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Financial Planning Association, and the Children’s Mercy Planned Giving Council. Jason is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.

Jason loves to spend time with his wife Molly and their two beautiful daughters, Anna and Maria. When not with his family, Jason is an avid golfer and can usually be found on a golf course or practice range.

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