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Taynia Vakapuna, CFP®


B.S. University of Utah

CCS with CFP® Emphasis University of Utah


Taynia chose to work with Everspire after declining other offers for a number of reasons: primarily the company focus on family and absolute commitment to financial planning. She distinguished herself at the University of Utah, making the honor roll and eventually receiving a TD Ameritrade scholarship while pursuing coursework in the Consumer and Community Studies track. Her educational choices show her interest in putting the client first by helping them find intelligent and cost-effective financial solutions. In fact, Taynia graduated with all of the course work completed to receive the CFP® certification. She brings technical knowledge as well, having sharpened her sword using the eMoney system.

Taynia has proven herself in technical and analytical fields throughout her career, having worked in research facilities at the Huntsman Cancer Institute going back to 2011 and later in other lab settings. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her extended family, camping, hiking, sports, being outdoors, and going on trips with her 3 wonderful children and her husband.

Favorite Book — The Alchemist

Favorite Movie — Gladiator

Bucket List — Own a farm and be as self-sufficient as possible in living off my land.

Favorite Destination — Anything in nature that is raw and as untouched as possible—particularly the mountains