Meet Our Team

Patrick Zumbusch, CFP®, Founder/CEO

Pat is the founder and CEO of Wellspring Financial Partners. He started this company to bring comprehensive, relevant financial knowledge to clients, helping them gain mastery over all areas of their financial lives. He is passionate about looking out for the best interests of our Wellspring clients through a fee-only firm that is fully independent, not controlled by Wall Street.

Deirdre Kochanski, Director of Plan Services

As the Director of Plan Services, Deirdre manages plan sponsors and plan participant education in 401(k), 403(b), employee stock ownership, and profit-sharing plans. She seeks to serve the retirement goals of sponsors and participants with a high standard of excellence. Her practice areas include investment due diligence and fund ranking, investment policy, RFPs & fee benchmarking, fiduciary compliance, employee education, plan sponsor training, and business consulting.

Amber Couch, Operations Manager

Amber has a secretary certificate and an art and computer science associate degree from Riverside Community College. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help Wellspring’s clients, and she appreciates that she’s able to keep busy with this task. She loves to knit and crochet in her free time and volunteers with Project Linus.

Elias Young, CFP®, Financial Advisor

Elias Young is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and has an extensive finance and financial planning background. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sacramento State’s Financial Planning program and has continued to grow as an advisor since then. He appreciates being able to help Wellspring’s clients identify and achieve their financial goals. Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors, BBQing, and tinkering with things around the house.

Jake Lingard, CFP®, Financial Advisor

Jake Lingard is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and has over 14 years of experience working as a fiduciary and giving objective and comprehensive financial advice. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and an MBA from Weber State University. His favorite part of w with working with clients at all stages of their lives and helping them reach their financial and personal goals. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, coaching his kids’ soccer teams, and exploring the outdoors.

Tim Fleshman, Financial Planner

Tim Fleshman comes from a project management and sports management background, working with everything from sales and marketing to in-game coordination and fan engagement. He is thrilled to enter a new chapter with Wellspring. He appreciates that this career allows him to simultaneously put clients in the best possible financial position and better understand his financial goals. Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dachshunds, hiking, rooting for the Wildcats, and finding new restaurants in town.

Nathan Pawlak, Financial Planner

Nathan Pawlak is a talented financial planner who graduated from the University of Arizona as part of the Financial Planning Program. His favorite part of working with Wellspring is getting to know clients and helping them reach their goals and plan for the future. He likes spending time outdoors, staying active, and music in his free time.

John Patrick “JP” Sentner, Client Services Specialist

JP is an experienced investment advisor and has his Series 65 License. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from Gonzaga and is currently working on a master’s degree. He enjoys interacting with clients at Wellspring and learning more about how he can help them reach their financial goals. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter.