Sonia has been working closely with Mary Owens since 2006. She is one of the Financial Advisors at Owens Estate and Wealth Strategies Group as well as the General Manager, Compliance Officer, and a voting member of the Investment Committee. Her longevity in the industry provides her with an intimate knowledge and understanding of our clients’ needs, as well as an ability to foster an environment of growth and support for the entire Owens team. Previously, Sonia owned her own business, employing more than twenty individuals and this experience has given her insight to the role of General Manager and an understanding of the key elements of service and success necessary for any business to run smoothly and successfully.
As Compliance Officer, Sonia ensures we maintain the highest standard of excellence in following the guidelines set forth by FINRA and the SEC. She is responsible for monitoring the ever-changing regulatory environment and keeping the Financial Advisors and support staff abreast of any new requirements.
Sonia is a voting member of the Investment Committee and contributes to the investment decision process for our discretionary portfolios. She works directly with our clients to identify their individual needs and goals and formulate a path that suits their unique circumstance.
Sonia has obtained her Series 7, 9, 10 and 66 licenses, her California Insurance license, and holds the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist designation. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Sacramento and is currently working towards her Master of Science degree in Economics through Southern New Hampshire University.
Born and raised in Nevada County she has deep roots here, and like most locals, she loves raising her family here along with her husband Jeff. As a member of our community, she volunteers as a Sunday school teacher at Twin Cities Church, is a liaison for Junior Achievement, bringing financial literacy programs to our local schools, and serves on the board for the Nevada City Schools Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and doing anything that takes her near the water.