Meet the Living Water Financial Advisors Team
At Living Water, our team is our second family. While all having unique perspectives and skills, we all share the same commitment to our faith, love for our clients and the financial services industry. We want our place of work to be a place of joy, where we can have fun while serving our clients.
Steve Harpham & Stephanie Thompson-Buttice are the main advisors of Living Water Financial Advisors, but could not do what they do without the support of their spouses, Mike Buttice & Hadeel Harpham.
Stephanie Thompson-Buttice, MBA
Owner / Financial Advisor
“I entered the financial services field after watching my grandparents lose their retirement as a result of an unscrupulous advisor. They now live with my husband and I, and have for the last 9 years. After this experience, I felt called to create a safer environment for people to invest their money. Creating a relationship of trust, transparency and honesty with my clients is of utmost importance to me.”
Stephanie grew up in Eastern Washington and completed her undergraduate degree at Washington State University. She also has an MBA degree under her belt. Besides her academic achievements, Stephanie is all about people and it shows in the dedication she has for her family, friends, clients and staff. Stephanie’s education, passion for economics, business experience, and love for people allow her to bring a well-rounded approach to financial planning. She desires to walk alongside people through one of the most important areas in their lives, the stewardship of their finances.
Previously, Stephanie worked for a privatized corrections company, BI Incorporated. She began as a therapist and worked her way into middle management after completing her MBA. Stephanie helped the company establish a multi-million dollar program for the Department of Homeland Security. She served 8 years with BI Inc., before becoming a consultant. Through her career in finance, Stephanie is able to do what matters to her most, which is pleasing the Lord and living out her faith. She truly believes in putting others before herself and strives to honor God in all she does.
Stephanie is involved in several non-profits that are near and dear to her heart. Stephanie is an obsessive reader; and also loves to hike, fish, and just spend time in nature. Stephanie lives in Portland, Oregon her husband, Michael and son Noah.
Steven Harpham, CFP® AAMS
Owner / Certified Financial PlannerTM
Qualified Kingdom Advisor
“When I was a controller at UPS, many employees came to me with their financial questions, concerns and problems. I learned that most of us have major issues with our finances; from things we did wrong, to things we didn’t do. I came to find out that most of us need help. As a controller, this is what I enjoyed most, helping my fellow employees with their financial concerns. And now as a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, I enjoy helping people with the complex world of money, investments and insurance.”
“I find in the investment world, so much is driven by fear and greed. Our job is to help our clients walk through the many financial issues from debt, to investing, to insurance, to estate planning, to concerns of disability and long term care, to concerns with financial decision making. We strive to help people bring contentment to the financial issues they face.”
Steve grew up in Salem, Oregon and graduated from Salem Academy. He earned Bachelor degrees in Theology and Business from Portland Bible College and Warner Pacific College. As a Controller for UPS, he managed a budget of over $250 million annually. During his 25 years with UPS, he became a Certified Financial Manager from the Institute of Management Accountants. He also worked as a Driver, an Operations Manager and a Business Quality Assessment Manager in Engineering. He has also worked with real estate projects. Steve’s financial advisory practice comes from a wealth of financial and business experience.
Steve is involved in the following:
- Certified Financial Planner™ professional
- Qualified Kingdom Advisor
- Graduate of the College of Financial Planning as an Accredited Asset Management Specialist
- Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University coordinator
- Licensed in health and life insurance
- Crown Financial Ministries, small group leader
- Local Church teacher on finances from a biblical prospective