Meet the Team
The Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group has over 140 years of combined experience as trusted advisors. We are committed to help you plan effectively, invest wisely and map a realistic course for your future.
Tony Parr, CFP®
As the founding partner of The Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group, Tony has had the privilege of being a trusted advisor to families and institutions for over 30 years. He has been instrumental in assembling the team, defining the long-term vision, and putting in place the structure and processes to effectively deliver exceptional service for clients. Tony brings energy, enthusiasm and creativity to the team and to their family of clients. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the BEST-IN-STATE WEALTH ADVISORS in both 20201 and 20211, Tony also serves on the Leadership Advisory Board of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network (WFAFN), the independent channel affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors. He also leads a weekly Lamplighters Bible study in Eden Prairie.
Tony wants to have a positive impact on the lives of other people and make his own little dent in the universe.
Brian McKnight, CFP®
Brian joined the firm in 1998 and is a founding member of The Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group. He plays an instrumental part in the team’s management of more than 55 public pension plans and is a portfolio manager for the team’s strategies. As a portfolio manager, Brian oversees, implements, monitors and adjusts the strategies based upon decisions made by the investment committee. Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the BEST-IN-STATE WEALTH ADVISORS in 20211, Brian also formulates advanced estate planning strategies that helps clients build, manage, preserve and transition wealth.
Brian’s mission is to help clients accomplish their goals in all facets of their lives.
John Rudi, CFP®
As a partner of The Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group, John drives much of the planning and follow up involved in the client advisory process. Areas of focus include net worth management, asset preservation, estate strategies, education planning, and liability management. He also helps retirees plan for consistent and predictable streams of income. In addition, John is constantly finding ways for the team to best utilize technology in an effort to make the planning process as clear and simple for clients as possible.
John strives to help clients realize that they have what it takes to be successful, financially secure, and live the life of their dreams.
Senior Financial Advisor
Chris is a Senior Financial Advisor who has been practicing since 2002, and serves the goals of our clients families in all areas of wealth management. Chris specializes in working with senior management at public and non-public companies, as well as successful business owners. Chris’s knowledge differentiators include Stock options / Restricted Stock Units / Pensions / Discretionary Asset Management / Philanthropy / Sophisticated Wealth Transfer & Estate Planning.
There are so many large and small financial things to think about each year, and instead of doing this on their own, Chris wants to help take these off of clients financial plates so they can focus on the rest of life.
Nelson Moen, CFP®
Nelson is involved in all steps of our client advisory process, from working with the back office to meeting with clients. His primary roles are conducting investment research, market and strategy reviews, insurance updates, and performance evaluations. In addition, he handles much of the follow through on client action items and he leads the firms Portfolio Review Process, creating an executive summary of prospective client’s investment assets that are held away from the firm.
Nelson believes that a comprehensive wealth management plan is a key component to maximizing opportunity and happiness throughout our clients’ lives.
Senior Registered Relationship Manager
Clients benefit from Barb’s 35 years of industry experience, Iron Range work ethic, and vast understanding of our firm’s resources and systems. Whether it’s processing retirement income distributions, coordinating client deposits and withdrawals, managing account transfers, or providing account reporting or tax documentation, Barb works proactively to ensure clients have a tremendous service experience.
Barb’s attention to detail and commitment to deliver the highest level of personal service to clients makes her an integral part of the team.
Patti Kavanagh, FPQP®
Director of Relationship Management | Chief Administrative Officer
Patti has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and provides an elevated standard of care to our clients and their families. Working with the team and our clients’ attorneys and/or CPAs, she collaboratively plans long-term strategies to oversee financial assessments and family needs. She is committed to working ethically, creatively, and resourcefully to elevate our clients’ life experience with us. She shares our client-first philosophy, and with her emphasis on relationship management, is an asset to our team. Patti holds the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional designation, as well as Life and Health Insurance licenses.
Patti is focused on deepening multi-generational relationships with our clients and continually strives to be attentive to their financial needs.
Senior Registered Relationship Manager
With over 10 years of investment management experience, Emily provides excellent client service, organization and communication to our clients and families. She has extensive experience working closely with ultra-high-net worth individuals, corporate executives and their families. Her in depth knowledge of investment products, restricted stock transactions and employee stock option transitions makes her an invaluable resource for clients. She values building and cultivating relationships with families while integrating second and third generations.
Emily believes in delivering personalized and proactive service for her clients, while being a part of clients’ lives in times that truly matter.
Client Relationship Associate
Allie specializes in client service, as well as other operational and administrative tasks around the office. In addition, she is the point of contact for our Fire Department Relief Association clients. Whether it’s processing retirement income distributions, coordinating client deposits and withdrawals, managing account transfers or providing account reporting or tax documentation, Allie works proactively to ensure clients have a tremendous service experience.
Allie’s goal is to ensure that all clients receive exceptional service.
Registered Client Relationship Associate
Katie manages scheduling and is responsible for preparing all necessary materials for client meetings. She specializes in client service and other operational and administrative tasks around the office. Katie is also the friendly face that welcomes you to our office.
Katie’s passion is putting clients first in her every day work and providing remarkable customer service in each client interaction.
Administrative Client Associate
Marissa is our Administrative Client Associate whose friendly face welcomes you to our office. She is the team’s point of contact for clients and strives to deliver excellent client service.
She takes great pride in helping our clients receive the personal service they deserve. Marissa feels very fortunate to work with a team who truly loves what they do.
1 The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.