Benjamin J. Rickey, CFP®

Ben was born and raised in Yakima, WA and went on to graduate with a B.A. from the University of Washington. He has been a partner with the firm since 1998. Ben holds the Certified Financial Planning designation. Ben and his wife, Robyn, have four children: Olivia, Kendall, Liam, and Quentin. He also enjoys coaching soccer, running, and traveling the globe with his family.

Joy S. Stenehjem, CPA, CFP®

Joy grew up in Yakima, WA and graduated as Valedictorian from West Valley High School. After High School she went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from WWU. She moved back to the Yakima area in 2000 and has been a partner at Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors since 2000. Joy currently holds both CPA and CFP® licenses. She is an active member in Junior League of Yakima and had the distinct pleasure of chairing the “Case of the Blues and All That Jazz” charity event in 2010. Joy and her husband, J, have two children, Skye and Cole. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, running, camping, wine tasting and book club.

Dirk B. Bernd

Dirk joined the company in 2015 as an Investment Advisor Representative. Born and raised in Yakima, WA Dirk graduated with a B.A. in Finance from Washington State University. Dirk played football while at WSU, including a trip to the 1998 Rose Bowl. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a Mortgage advisor for 14 years. Dirk is an active member of the Yakima SW Rotary Club and was recognized in 2012 with the George Martin Club award for Community Service. Dirk and his wife, Traci, have two children: Taryn and Byron. When not spending time with his family or friends, he enjoys cooking, wood working, and CrossFit.

Susan Van Tress

Susan has over 17 years of financial services experience with our firm and works out of our Richland office. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and her Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from WGU Washington. Susan and her husband Cory live in West Richland and have two children: Claire and Nolan. She enjoys spending quality time with family, coaching her daughter’s soccer team, hiking, tennis, boating and traveling.

Matthew J. Hargreaves

Matt began with the firm in 2007. He was born in Yakima and grew up playing sports with his twin brother. Matt played golf at West Valley High School and is currently a member at Apple Tree Men’s Club. After graduating high school in 2001, he went on to graduate from Western Washington University where he majored in Economics with minors in English and Business.

Leonard G. Rickey - Founder, Retired

Len is the principal founder of Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors. He has over 35 years of financial services experience. Len attended the University of Washington and received his Chartered Financial Consultant designation from The American College. Len and his wife, Midge, have four children and eight grandchildren. Len enjoys spending time in Orcas and traveling the seas on his boat.