Kelly Dang

Specialties: Providing excellent support for Hollencrest by performing numerous processes and functions that support client advisory services and the firm’s daily operations. Kelly also manages the firm’s financial planning technology platform.

Experience: Kelly joined Hollencrest in January 2016. Her dedication, responsiveness, and attention to detail make her an essential member of the Hollencrest team.

Qualifications: Kelly graduated from UC Irvine in 2015 with a B.A. in Business Economics.

Interests: Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Michelle Petersen

Specialties: Providing excellent service to Hollencrest’s clients and supporting her colleagues by performing numerous processes that contribute to the firm’s daily operations.

Experience: Michelle joined Hollencrest in January 2014. She continues to find more and more ways to make enormous contributions to the productivity and efficiency of the Hollencrest team, and meet the needs of our clients.

Qualifications: Michelle graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 with a B.A. in History.

Interests: Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, running and fitness, and activities with friends.

Aya Hanyu

Specialties: PProviding excellent service to Hollencrest clients, managing the firm’s family office services, investments reporting, and private investment transactional execution.

Experience: Aya joined Hollencrest in 2010 and has over a decade of experience in financial services and customer service. She continues to develop her expertise in providing outstanding service to Hollencrest clients as the firm’s Senior Client Relationship Specialist.

Qualifications: Aya graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and received a B.S. in Management Information Systems.

Interests: Aya likes to travel.

Zach Staggs

Specialties: Business development, relationship management, and coordination with outside advisors (CPAs, Attorneys) on client projects, exit/succession planning for entrepreneurs and financial education for children and grandchildren of clients.

Experience: Zach has been a member of the Hollencrest team since 2011. Previously, Zach served 4 years on active duty in the U.S. Army with the 2nd Battalion Field Artillery Regiment as the S4 (Finance/Logistics Officer) stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI. During his active duty, Zach was deployed to Iraq from January 2004 to February 2005. He went on to work as a pharmaceutical sales representative for GlaxoSmithKline and then as a Private Risk Advisor for Momentous Insurance Brokerage before joining Hollencrest.

Qualifications: Zach graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science in 2001 where he was a member of UCLA Army ROTC and recognized as a Distinguished Honor Graduate. Zach went on to complete his M.B.A. from UCI in 2015.

Involvement: Zach served on the Ambassador Committee for Orangewood for 3 years. Zach was a Big Brother for BBBS Orange County in 2016-17. In 2016, Zach became a special advisor for the NOVA Academy, a charter high school, where he oversaw the acquisition and construction of its newly renovated campus in downtown Santa Ana.

Interests: Zach enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young sons, and playing and watching soccer (Visca El Barca!) and cycling in his free time.

Dale Sefarian

Experience: Dale has nearly 40 years of investment experience. Dale began his career as a stockbroker with Paine Webber in Newport Beach in 1984. In 1987, he joined Prudential Securities in Newport Beach, in the position of Senior Vice President of Investments. Dale transitioned from Prudential to Hollencrest Capital Management in 1999, and continues to work with the firm as a Senior Relationship Manager.

Qualifications: Dale attended Eastern Michigan University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Marketing in 1972.

Interests: Dale is an avid golfer and skier and enjoys spending time with his family.