- Joshua Strange, CFP®Financial AdvisorJoshua Strange, CFP®Financial Advisor
Josh Strange is the founder and lead advisor at Good Life Financial Advisors of NOVA. Josh believes at his very core that clients are best served by an independent fiduciary financial advisor. Through his unique N.G.P.S process he has helped hundreds of people make better sense of their finances and put in place a plan to help them feel more confident about their finances.
Many of the principles Josh utilizes while working with clients were learned during his time serving in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst. Whether it is leading a unit through a major personnel turnover or guiding a family who is planning for retirement, Josh has a knack for making the complex simple, and for getting things done.
Josh graduated from the University of Maryland University College in 2005 while serving on active duty in Europe. He has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ credential, considered by many to be the gold standard for a financial advisor. Prior to founding Good Life Financial Advisors of NOVA, Josh was a financial advisor with two major regional banks. This unique perspective led Josh to explore opportunities outside of the bank-owned brokerage world, and eventually led him to the independent channel, partnering with LPL Financial. Josh firmly believes that independence offers clients the best platform from which to choose investments and puts control back where it belongs--in the hands of the advisor and client.
Josh resides in Lake Ridge, Virginia where he resides with his wife Theresa, and his three sons, Nathaniel, David, and Caleb. He is an active member of Burke Community Church and committed follower of Jesus Christ. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Northern Virginia. In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family; travelling with his wife; and taking in all that the great outdoors of Virginia has to offer.
- Lorena AguilarDirector of Client ServicesLorena AguilarDirector of Client Services
Lorena serves as the Director of Client Services for Good Life Financial Advisors of NOVA. Lorena is responsible for office management & administration, Customer Relationship Management, client scheduling, and handling client service requests and inquiries. In addition to office management, she supports the business for growth and business development.
Prior to Good Life Financial Advisors of NOVA, Lorena worked as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in the consulting field across varied industries including Real Estate, Mortgages, Finance, Government, Homeland Defense, and Information Technology. With this experience, she brings a high level of care and understanding of client service best practices. She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Lorena lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two young boys and a girl. She brings with her an ability to speak fluent Spanish and conversational Italian (from her Italian and Argentine heritage) and a passion for cooking, wine-making, music, and world-travel. As a nature and animal-lover, in her free time, she frequently hikes, camps, and explores everything the area has to offer with her family. She also is a Cub Scout leader and volunteers on her children’s PTO board. She attends both Move Church and Burke Community Church and is a follower of Jesus Christ.
- Denise SchnaderClient Service AssociateDenise SchnaderClient Service Associate
Denise is a Client Service Associate for Good Life Financial Advisors of NOVA. She is responsible for all ensuring that account opening, money movement, and account service requests are handled in a timely and efficient manner. Denise is passionate about ensuring that our clients receive top notch service from their advisor.
Prior to joining Good Life, she worked for a large investment firm in Berwyn, Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. In that role, she was exclusively tasked with opening all accounts, processing all paperwork, organizing a large number of advisors who were associated with the firm, and keeping all three branches of AFG organized and compliant.
In her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time with family and friends. She and her husband Ken enjoy traveling.
- Kayla GettleDirector of MarketingKayla GettleDirector of Marketing
Kayla Gettle serves as the Director of Marketing for Good Life Financial Advisors of NOVA. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the company. In addition to strategic business development efforts, she manages media relations, branding, advertising, and website development.
Kayla attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Design. She was raised on a small farm in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania where she gained a strong work ethic, learned responsibility and the value of working as a team. Kayla resides in Myerstown, Pennsylvania with her husband Brandon. In her free time Kayla enjoys exercising, working on her cars and exploring her creative side through various medias.
Our mission is to help our clients work toward financial independence through planning. We want to spend time with clients to determine their goals and objectives, time horizon, risk tolerance, and help them make suitable financial decisions for their future. Our mission is to build a long-term relationship as their trusted and knowledgeable advisor. We aim to accomplish this through education, training, integrity and outstanding client service.
We commit ourselves to our clients’ financial goals as if they were our own. Our clients in return seek a committed relationship that is equally beneficial for both parties.
Our goal is to simplify the complexity that comes with managing multiple financial considerations. As your financial advocate, we fulfill your need for competent, objective financial guidance, allowing you more time to devote to business, family and your personal passions.
We proactively guide you in the financial decision-making process, answering your questions and providing the resources you and your family require to make educated decisions that will serve your best interests-not ours. We seek to address the concern and take the confusion out of the financial decision-making process, replacing it with the clarity and confidence you seek.
At Good Life Financial Advisors, we have access to independent research on the economy and the markets. The need to be unbiased and independent is greater than ever with increased changes in the economy and unsettling market volatility. This access allows us the freedom to offer clients impartial strategies to manage the challenges of wealth accumulation and management. As a group of independent advisors we have no proprietary investment offerings or products allowing us to ensure the advice you receive is objective.
We bring experience and insight to organizing all aspects of your financial life. We encourage compatibility with the other professional advisers in your life such as your tax advisors and attorneys to help ensure we are offering compatible advice to meet your goals and needs.