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At Becker Retirement Group, our sole focus is YOU.

Becker Retirement Group’s mission is to serve our clients with the understanding that retirement is more than money; it truly can be the best time of your life. Our primary focus is income planning and safe money strategies.

Becker Retirement Group was established in 1999 by Randy and Arwen Becker, with the philosophy that we are in the business of working with people, not money. We know that behind every dollar is a personal story, including hard work and effort.

Meet Arwen Becker

Arwen Becker is a Financial Adviser, Lifestyle Coach, and Founding Owner of Becker Retirement Group.  Arwen has enjoyed 18 years in the industry at BRG and has a specific presence that helps clients feel more comfortable and confident in their retirement strategy.  She thoroughly enjoys walking people through the detailed picture of their retirement plan and risk tolerance, and she is extremely comprehensive in her approach to preservation, income planning, and working to grow her clients’ life savings.  She has passed the Series 65 exam and holds an insurance license in the state of Washington.  Arwen further shares her passion as the co-host of Real Retirement Radio on KTTH AM 770, a weekly radio show informing retirees and pre-retirees about the importance of proper planning, and recently began connecting with women through Woman’s Worth®, a program specialized in attending to the unique lifestyle planning needs of women approaching retirement, or those who are currently retired.

Arwen & Randy are the proud parents of three boys, and they take pleasure in traveling in their RV, serving their local church, and visiting the San Juan Islands.  Arwen is a life-long athlete, currently enjoying early morning runs and long day hikes with her family and friends.

Meet Randy Becker

Randy Becker is the Retirement Planning Professional and Owner of Becker Retirement Group.  He has 30 years of experience serving clients and holds a degree in personal financial planning from Metropolitan State College of Denver.  Randy got his start working in the financial services industry helping people create strategies designed to cover their estate settlement costs.  As time progressed, his responsibilities evolved to include providing clients with additional options and, ultimately, what we do at Becker Retirement Group today—creating strategies for our clients using insurance products.  Randy also has a keen eye for determining ways for our clients to save money, such as tax-efficient strategies.  As he says, “One dollar saved is one more dollar to help you on your way to financial independence.”

Randy is an accomplished guitarist (both electric and acoustic), is a member of the band Hall Pass, and loves to support musicians any way he can.  Music is a deep thread in the Becker family and an integral part of their daily lives.

Meet Abe Perez

Abe Perez joined Becker Retirement Group/Becker Wealth Advisory in September 2013 and now serves as a Service/Financial Adviser. He came to BRG with a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from Arizona State University. Abe’s training as a landscape architect has proved beneficial, with his analytical thinking and emphasis on detail. Abe’s favorite task is collaborating with the team to find creative solutions for our clients’ retirement obstacles and bringing those ideas to fruition. Abe, who holds to the fiduciary standard, is licensed in life and health insurance and annuities, and has passed the Series 65 securities exam. He enjoys his time with his wife, Willa; their son, Dodge; their Boston Terrier, Mecca; and exploring Seattle with friends.


Meet Jared Fankhauser

Jared Fankhauser joined BRG in January 2016 and is our IT/Facilities Assistant. He came to Becker Retirement Group with a deep background in administration and database maintenance. His desire to help an office run smoothly and extensive knowledge in IT have proved to be essential assets to our team. Jared enjoys his work and sets a high bar for the care and service provided to all those who walk through our door. Jared enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Erin, and their daughter, Abby; drawing; attending live music events; and playing guitar.

Meet Mackenzie Parfitt

Mackenzie Parfitt joined BRG in January 2018 and serves as our Marketing Coordinator. Her lifelong background in dance and dance instruction has honed her discipline, work ethic, and a determination to constantly better herself and the lives of others. She is excited and grateful to help our team reach out and make a difference in people’s lives, especially with our events that help to empower women. In her free time, Mackenzie loves venturing out into the sunshine and the outdoors, enjoying the company of her good friends and family, and getting lost in good music and dance.

Meet Shawna Burkholder

Shawna Burkholder joined the BRG team in January 2018 and is a Financial Professional. With a Bachelor of Science in psychology and more than 30 years working in the nonprofit development sector, raising over $14 million for worthy causes, she is inspired to help people dream big and to provide guidance in creating a financial strategy that properly suits their specific lifestyle needs. Shawna is licensed in life and health insurance and is studying for the Series 65 securities exam. In her free time, Shawna is an experimental cook, a budding public speaker, and an avid Seahawks fan.

Meet Karen Linscott

Karen Linscott joined BRG in January 2018 as our Controller.  Though this is her first time in the financial services industry, she comes into it with a degree in Accounting from Western Washington University and over 20 years of experience in accounting practices in the aerospace and construction industries.  She takes particular pride and enjoyment in working with people and helping the business to run smoothly.  When she’s not managing the accounting and finances at BRG, Karen enjoys reading, knitting, and playing with her grandchildren.

Meet Sumeet Bedi

Sumeet Bedi, CPA has actively supported BRG clients for over 5 years and recently entered into a full-time partnership with Becker Retirement Group to work out of both our Bothell and Bellevue offices to offer personalized tax preparation.  Through hard work, Sumeet has earned the respect of the business and financial communities through her diverse talents, dedication, and ability to respond quickly.  She retains high standards in her work and continual study and has a deep commitment to excellence in all that she does.  You can learn more about Sumeet at

Meet Pavel Korolyov

Pavel Korolyov joined BRG in October 2018 as our Client Account Specialist. With over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, including home purchase financing, he has a keen mind for computation and problem-solving. He holds his life insurance license and has passed the Series 63 securities exam. Pavel finds great satisfaction in crafting creative and resourceful solutions to the financial situations that can arise throughout retirement. He also enjoys any and all active pursuits and, as a resident UW Husky, is an avid local sports fan.

Meet Jessie Bloor

Jessie Bloor joined BRG in October 2018 as our Executive Assistant. Her diverse work history, which includes retail management, banking, and assisting financial advisors, has bestowed on her great skill in helping and treating people with kindness, positivity, and respect. Jessie loves working with and caring for people, and she is genuinely grateful to have a hand in helping to change our clients’ lives for the better. Jessie also greatly enjoys hiking, camping, being outside, and spending time with her family.

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