Our Team

Together, our team brings over 80 years of combined experience in investment advising, capital markets, and financial planning. Our clients benefit from the depth of our individual knowledge and the breadth of our combined offerings. We work as a team to help you focus on your goals and achieve your dreams.

Ty Schommer, AIF®, CFP®, CIMA®

Principal & Investment Advisor Representative

In addition to financial planning for his clients, Ty’s role as a Principal at Arbor Capital means he serves as lead on the firm’s fixed income strategies and as lead advisor for ERISA plan…


Kirby Houchin, CFP®, CDAA

Principal & Investment Advisor Representative

Kirby joined the Arbor team in 2015 and serves as Principal and Investment Advisor. Prior to joining the Arbor team, he spent five years in the insurance and risk management industry…


Heather Dodson

Director, Client Relations & Operations

Heather serves the Arbor Capital team as Director of Client Relations and Operations. After a successful career in Washington, D.C. as a commercial property manager…

Michele Kitta

Michele Kitta, MBA

Director, Business Analytics
& Data Technologies

Michele Kitta rejoined Arbor in 2019. Before coming back to Arbor, she spent a few years working as a Project Business Analyst and Project Manager in the insurance and risk…


Matt Kolesky, CDAA

Principal & Investment Advisor Representative

Matt brings his experience as President at Arbor Capital to serve also as Director of Arbor Digital.
In 2010 Matt first explored Bitcoin by mining on his home computer…


Paul Hurley, AIF®, AAMS®

Investment Advisor Representative

Paul joined the Arbor Capital team as a financial advisor. He focuses on wealth planning and ERISA plan design, as well as fiduciary advising for Alaska Native Corporations and local Alaska businesses…

Mat Knell Investment Advisor Representative

Matt Knell, MBA, AIF®, AAMS®, CFP®

Investment Advisor Representative

Matt joined the Arbor Capital team as a financial advisor. His focus is on wealth planning and ERISA plan consulting for local Alaska businesses. He has over 17 years of experience in…

Matt Schecter Chief Investment Officer and Investment Advisor Representative

Matt Schechter, MBA

Chief Investment Officer & Investment Advisor Representative

Matt joined Arbor Capital in 2019 and serves as Chief Investment Officer. Before joining the team, Matt focused for 15 years on forensic accounting research at…

Joshua Church

Joshua Church, WMCP®, AIF®

Investment Advisor Representative

Joshua joined Arbor Capital Management in 2020 and serves as a financial advisor. Prior to joining the Arbor team, Joshua served in the Marines for nine years on four continents…

Susan Liang

Susan Liang

Client Service & Operations Specialist

Susan joined the Arbor Capital team in March of 2022 and serves as the Client Service & Operations Specialist. Her prior experience includes servingas a team lead in…

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