Our Team


Paul A. Schluckebier

Paul Schluckebier, CFP®
Managing Director/Investments

Paul Schluckebier grew up in the farming community of Frankenmuth, Michigan, learning life-long lessons such as respect, trust, hard work, and the value of a handshake.  Paul paid his way through college with money saved from baling hay and straw, hoeing endless rows of crops, and bagging 100 sacks of black turtle beans.

A financial advisor since 1984, Paul serves as Managing Director/Investments and the leader of the Schluckebier Hood Wealth Management Group of Stifel in Owosso, Michigan.  He earned the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification, a mark of distinction in the investment industry awarded only after completing rigorous financial planning courses, passing a comprehensive examination, and attaining experience in the industry.  

Paul believes in personalized investment plans that are diversified across the markets.  He helps his clients fully understand where their portfolio is moving and what needs to be done to pursue their financial goals.  He begins by educating his clients on the complex world of investing, ensuring they realize what they own and why.  Paul believes “investing is like an old-fashioned farm.  You plant corn, soybeans, wheat; add hay, and pretty soon, you have developed a diversified approach where no one calamity should wipe you out.”

Paul has resided in Owosso since 1984 and is deeply involved with his community.  He lives his favorite expression: “Leave things better than you found them.”   He's accomplished this through a variety of pro bono activities, including having served as trustee of the Shiawassee Community Foundation, vice president of the Memorial Healthcare Trustees, board member of the United Way, and past president of the Owosso Public Schools Board of Education.  Paul also served on the board of trustees of Baker College of Owosso and the Shiawassee Valley Development Corporation.  He values spending time with his wife, Cindy, and their three children.  In his spare time, he loves living on his farm in rural Shiawassee County.

Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss.

 

David Hood

David Hood, AAMS®
Senior Vice President/Investments
Branch Manager

David Hood grew up in Owosso and spent the majority of this childhood on the farm.  He spent his summers baling hay and selling vegetables that he grew in the garden.  When he wasn't doing his chores, he spent his time riding horses in the Ranger 4-H Club.  He also worked in the family business, Hood's Soda Pop Shoppe, where he learned the value of hard work and treating people with respect – values he still lives by today.

David serves as Branch Manager and Senior Vice Presidents/Investments of the Schluckebier Hood Wealth Management Group.  He has been in the financial services industry since 2004 and is very pleased to be a part of the Stifel organization.  He feels the Schluckebier Hood Wealth Management Group shares a value system with its clients, helping them align financial goals with life events. Dave listens to his clients to better understand their needs so they can develop an investment plan that will ultimately allow them to live the one life they have to the fullest.  When meeting with him, his most common advice is, “Wherever you are on your financial journey, let's develop a process to take you to and through your financial goals.  We will help you make educated, forward-thinking decisions with your money so you can spend time doing the things you care most about.”

David is very active in his community, including serving with Rotary International and Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.  He has also served in many other leadership roles throughout the years with Shiawassee United Way, Boy Scouts of America, and Friends of the Shiawassee River.  He and his family attend First Church of Christ in Owosso.  For relaxation, Dave enjoys a round of golf and trap shooting.  A “family man,” he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.  When he retires, David is looking forward to “growing old with his wife and enjoying his kids and grandkids.”

 

Kelly Schluckebier


Kelly Schluckebier
Financial Advisor Associate

Kelly Schluckebier has been raised to work hard, respect others, and to always follow the Golden Rule:  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  Growing up in a household where her father worked as a financial advisor, Kelly has seen firsthand why long hours, persistence, and putting clients' needs first is so important.  It's these values that called her to be in the financial services industry.  Kelly works together with financial advisors to provide a comprehensive investment planning strategy and works to build trusted, long-term relationships to help her clients pursue their goals.

Kelly began her career in the financial services industry as a Retirement Plan Specialist.  Having spent several years working for American Funds, one of the nation's largest mutual fund companies, Kelly understands the value of individual guidance and how important it is to a family's financial future.  She chose to move back to her hometown to be able to work closely with a select group of families.  She is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses alike develop wealth planning and investment strategies that suit their needs, goals, and risk tolerance.  Kelly's mission is to provide every client with targeted, comprehensive financial guidance and investment planning strategies, all while delivering the highest level of personal service and professional integrity possible.

Kelly is delighted to be back in her hometown of Owosso and is an active member of the community. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Shiawassee Young Professionals Network.  Kelly also is part of Leadership Shiawassee and the 100+ Women Who Care of the Greater Owosso Area.  When not in the office, Kelly is most happy spending time with her family, friends, and her golden retriever, Benny.
 


Chris Mueller

Chris Mueller
Client Relationship Manager

Chris and her husband, Mark, made Owosso, Michigan their home in 1991.  They enjoyed raising their three children in “the middle of the mitten” and family will always be the guiding source in her life.  She likes staying active with bike rides and walks.  She also enjoys visiting and getting to know members of the community. That's why she is such a good fit for the Schluckebier Hood Wealth Management Group.

As the Client Relationship Manager with the Schluckebier Hood Wealth Management Group, Chris uses her natural people skills and more than 20 years of experience to enhance client relationships.  She started out on the operations side of the financial service industry and understands the value of providing an outstanding client experience. Chris is always ready to assist clients with all of their financial needs.

Chris truly enjoys coming to work every day.  Personal relationships and regular communication are important to Chris and the team. She prides herself on taking the extra steps to ensure clients stay informed. One of her favorite expressions is from Eleanor Roosevelt: “It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.”  She also believes in the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Chris enjoys canning, baking, and being outdoors.  Her newest hobby is making maple syrup with Mark by tapping the maple trees in their back yard.  Chris is active in her church, Salem Lutheran, and is a member of the Friends of the Shiawassee River, and 100+ Women Who Care of the Greater Owosso Area.  Her retirement wish is to do some traveling with Mark while enjoying family and friends along the way.

 

Robin Durepo

Robin Durepo
Senior Registered Client Service Associate

Robin Durepo began her career with the Schluckebier Hood Wealth Management Group in 2010 as the team's Operations Associate and now serves as the Operations Manager as well as Senior Registered Client Service Associate.  She is an integral part of the group, providing pertinent information as well as account assistance and maintenance to clients and the financial advisors.  Her responsibilities include opening new accounts and handling various client forms and legal documents as well as maintaining the smooth internal operations within the office. Robin participates in continuing education to stay abreast of the constant changes in the financial industry.

A lifelong resident of the Owosso/Corunna area, Robin is a member of the 100+ Women Who Care of the Greater Owosso area, a member of the Shiawassee Bar Association Scholarship Golf Outing, and a volunteer for the Downtown Owosso Garden Club.  She is a past board member of Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee County, past officer with the Corunna Rotary Club, and past member of the Shiawassee/Clinton Domestic Violence Task Force.  She attends the First Congregational Church of Owosso.  Robin has two grown children, and her purest enjoyment comes from spending time with her grandson.

 

Bridget Newbury

Bridget Newbury
Client Service Associate

Bridget Newbury has been a valuable part of The Schluckebier Hood Wealth Management Group for over 17 years. In addition to being one of the friendly, helpful people with whom clients and visitors interact, she is the force behind the group's client engagement and marketing opportunities.  Newsletters, mailers, e-mails, educational seminars, advisory councils, and client events are just a few of those opportunities she is responsible for planning and implementing within the group.  You could say she is our team's organizer extraordinaire!  Bridget's background along with her familiarity with the community and commitment to accuracy all combine to help continually deliver an outstanding service experience.

A native of Corunna, Bridget is inspired by her family.  She and her husband, Rich, have three grown children who fill their lives with many adventures. When not sharing time with the kids, she enjoys scrapbooking, walks with the family dog, Gunner, and yearly vacations to new destinations.  The Hawaiian Islands and Ireland rank among her favorites.  A long weekend with family and friends at the cabin and a Sunday morning church service shared with her mom are by far her favorite pastimes.