Our Team

Our Team

JD Wiedmaier, CFP®

Founder

JD has more than 26 years of experience in the financial services field. From 1993 to 2005, he worked for one of the nation’s largest and most successful mutual fund families, eventually becoming a vice president for the organization. In 2005, JD became a financial advisor serving clients in Virginia (largely Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore) and beyond (Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, and North Carolina). He founded Milestone Financial in 2014. Helping clients be good stewards of their resources and striving for excellence in their financial lives is very rewarding work for JD. He feels blessed to have the opportunity to be a financial advisor.

JD is a native of the Virginia/Hampton Roads area (born in Norfolk, grew up in Chesapeake) and currently resides in Norfolk with his wife and three children.

Designations and registrations

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner (CFP®)
  • FINRA Series 6, 7, 26, 63, and 65 securities registrations

Brian Bean

Financial Advisor

Brian has more than 35 years of experience as a personal financial advisor. From 1986 to 2004, he was a retirement planning specialist serving clients through several large employers in the Southside of Hampton Roads.

In 2004, Brian transitioned his practice to work mostly with a smaller group of clients as an independent advisor. He loves providing personalized, comprehensive planning and investment services to help his clients achieve financial peace and success, not only for themselves but also for their families for generations to come. Through his long and successful relationships with his clients, Brian now has the pleasure of working with the next generation: their kids and grandkids. Brian serves his clients and their families and friends wherever they land throughout the United States.

Brian grew up in Virginia Beach and has spent the past 37 years living in Norfolk with his wife, Becky, and their three daughters (Erin, Blair, and Taylor), all of whom are now married. Brian and Becky are enjoying time with their two new grandchildren (Rosie and Peyton).  

In addition to enjoying their grandkids, Brian and Becky enjoy biking, working out, the beach, and traveling to beautiful hiking spots like Acadia National Park in Maine.

During COVID, Brian expanded his green thumb into an extensive succulent and tropical plant collection, much of which is displayed at the office. He also started a pottery hobby with his daughter Blair.

 

Designations and registrations

  • Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®)
  • Certified Income Specialist® (CIS®)
  • FINRA Series 6 (IR), 62 (CS), 63, and 65 securities registrations
  • SIE
  • Life and health insurance

 

Laura Averett

Financial Planning Assistant

Laura serves as the financial planning assistant at Milestone Financial.

Laura currently attends Old Dominion University as a financial planning major and anticipates graduating in December 2021. Prior to joining Milestone Financial, she worked as a teller at a local retail bank, where she helped customers with making deposits and processing loans.

Laura was born and raised in Norfolk. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her two older brothers and family. She is involved in her local church and loves to work out/hike in her free time. She looks forward to working with you.

Flavian Fernandez

Operations Specialist

Flavian is from Argentina and completed his undergraduate studies at Norfolk State University (NSU) with a major in business management. Flavian is an accomplished tennis player. While at NSU, he was:

  • The number one tennis player for the university, 2015–2019
  • Elected team captain for three years in a row
  • First student-athlete at NSU ever ranked nationally in the NCAA tennis rankings
  • Number one student-athlete on the team in 2017 with the highest GPA

In 2021, Flavian plans to start his master's with a concentration in business management/finance at a local university while working at Milestone Financial.

In his spare time, Flavian enjoys playing tennis, going to the gym, and spending time with friends. 

Sandi Wiedmaier

Administrative Assistant

Sandi is JD’s wife and provides valuable administrative support to Milestone Financial. Sandi attended East Carolina University for her first two years of undergraduate studies and transferred and graduated from Liberty University with a major in psychology. For seven years following college, she was an administrative assistant largely in the mortgage business and was a mortgage loan officer for three years. Since 2002, she has been a homemaker for their three-plus kids (foster child and international student account for the extra kids).

Sandi enjoys all kinds of sports viewing (especially watching her children play sports and college basketball), involvement with her church, and family vacations, particularly when they retreat to a lake house that has been in her extended family since the early 1970s.

Ronald Bean

Financial Planning Assistant

Ronald Bean serves as a financial planning assistant at Milestone Financial.

Ronald currently attends Tidewater Community College as a business administration major and anticipates graduating in December 2021. He then plans to continue his education at Old Dominion University in pursuit of a financial planning degree. Prior to joining Milestone Financial, he worked as a phlebotomist at a local family medicine clinic, where he assisted physicians and ensured that patients received the highest standard of care.

Ronald was born in Norfolk but grew up in Chesapeake; he has spent his entire life in the Hampton Roads area. In his free time, he loves to work out, spend time with his close friends, and find new healthy dishes to cook. He looks forward to assisting you!