With his parents bilingual pastors in a Spanish-speaking church, growing up, Austin Hubbard witnessed many immigration struggles and considered going into immigration law. But after college, he worked at a law firm in Alexandria’s financial district, and looking around him, quickly realized he preferred a career in finance.

“Financial planning was a way that I could still help people with without having to become an attorney or go to law school,” Austin says. “Personal finance is engaging. There’s a lot of pieces to each individuals financial puzzle, and I love helping people put those pieces together. When you solve the puzzle, you’re helping someone’s lifeand that’s why it’s very appealing work for me.”

As a financial planner, Austin works with Verus clients of all ages to help them plan for retirement, manage their estates, and save for education — and adjust those plans as life happens. As he made the transition into financial planning, Austin began reaching out to others in the field to ask for advice on how to grow in the field. It was through those connections that he was linked to Verus.

“I could tell they do things the right way here,” he says. “The fee-only piece is really important to me. It makes our work less sales-y, and aligns our goals to clients. When you do better, so do we. Plus, Verus has a big family focus and tries to make sure they bring in people that fit their environment and culture well.”

And speaking of family: Austin and his wife, Korri, live in Richmond with their two dogs, Isabela and Ripley.

Austin holds the following designations and memberships: