We have been working with individuals and businesses for over 25 years and many people believe that their financial well-being is linked solely to their ability to earn a high income. True financial independence, however, has much more to do with understanding and taking advantage of the finances you have. It's more about setting financial goals and learning to use financial strategies that will help you meet your objectives.
As financial professionals, our mission is to assist you in achieving financial confidence. Whether you're focused on wealth building, funding education, planning for retirement, or safeguarding your estate, we're here to create a tailored roadmap for your goals. Committed to the highest ethical standards, we aim to establish fiduciary relationships with our clients, holding ourselves to the fiduciary standard of care.
The disciplined process we follow in completing a total financial strategy consists of:
Gathering and analyzing your financial situation to develop a clear picture of your specific needs, assets, liabilities, and risk tolerance;
Designing a financial strategy that takes into account the full range of needs you have now, and those needs you may have in the future; and
Meet to review your strategy, consulting with you to make appropriate adjustments, and assisting you in keeping your plan on track.
Chris has earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from Wilkes University. Before founding Astra Wealth Advisors in 2018, Chris was a Senior Vice President and Branch Manager at Wells Fargo Advisors. He began his career as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley in 1994, later becoming Vice President and Branch Manager at the firm's Stroudsburg branch. In October of 2022, Christopher Albright is now operating through LPL Financial as the broker-dealer, doing business as “Astra Wealth Advisors”.
With over two decades in the financial services industry, Chris offers much experience in comprehensive investment planning services, with specialized knowledge in high-net-worth investment management. He focuses on working with successful families, retirees, and business owners, seeking to bring clients financial independence and confidence through sound financial guidance. Chris delivers honest advice as he works with clients to design a strategy that thoughtfully pursues their financial goals.
Albright stays active in his community as Former Treasurer of the Country Club of Scranton. He previously served as the treasurer for Voluntary Action Center of Northeast Pennsylvania and provides fundraising support for various local charities. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and golfing.
Kim earned an M.B.A. from Marywood University in Finance & Investments. She holds a Bachelor of Science in management and a double major concentration in Accounting and Economics. She was employed as an accountant in the banking industry for five years before joining Smith Barney in 1998 as an Investment Advisors. In 2008 she was promoted to Senior Investment Management Specialist. She then joined Wells Fargo Advisors as Vice President Investment Officer for 10 years. In December of 2018 Kim took a position with LPL Financial where she is an Investment Executive.
In January 2016, she was selected to join the Moses Taylor Foundation Board that improves the health and wellness of residents and communities, primarily in Northeast Pennsylvania. She has been affiliated with St. Joseph’s Center and the Foundation for over 20 years. She sits on the Board of St. Joseph’s Center, that strives to be a sign of hope to individuals and families who have special needs. She served as the President on the Board of Directors for the St. Joseph's Foundation in Scranton for 5 years and as the President of its Investments Committee before retiring and moving to the Center Board. She also serves on the NEDCOS board that fosters economic growth for small businesses and municipalities in our servicing region. In addition, she served on the Board of Dress for Success Lackawanna, where she was the grant writer. She has been named Northeast Women in Lackawanna County in 2007 and the National Federation of Business and Professional Women named her 2004 “Young Careerist” in recognition of her outstanding career achievements. Santarsiero provides Financial Planning and Investment Management Services for Individuals, Businesses, Pension Funds, Foundations and Endowments.
Kim and her husband William reside in Dunmore, Pennsylvania ¬¬with their two children Anthony & Alexis who are currently earning their Academic degrees in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
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Alyssa earned an M.B.A in Finance & Investments from Marywood University's School of Business and Global Innovation and holds a B.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting. Before joining Astra Wealth Advisors as a Financial Advisor, she was employed as a Client Services Associate in the accounting and financial services sectors for 5 years, gaining valuable knowledge and honing her skills in the industry. Alyssa holds her Series 7 and 66 securities registrations through LPL Financial and holds her Life, Accident, and Health Insurance licensed. Maintaining these qualifications, she demonstrates her commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry knowledge and regulations. With her strong background in finance and accounting, combined with her dedication to providing exceptional client experiences, Alyssa is poised to make a significant impact in the financial advisory world.
As a Financial Advisor at Astra Wealth Advisors, Alyssa leverages her expertise to help clients achieve their financial goals and build wealth for the future. She takes a personalized approach to financial planning, taking the time to understand each client's unique needs and objectives. Alyssa's clients value her attention to detail, her ability to simplify complex financial concepts, and her commitment to providing clear and concise guidance. She believes that education is key to financial success, and she works closely with her clients to ensure they have a solid understanding of their financial situation and the options available to them. Alyssa is passionate about helping others achieve financial stability and independence by improving their financial literacy, and she brings that same passion and dedication to her work with each and every client. Her credentials, experience, and commitment to her clients make her a standout in the financial advisory field, and a trusted partner for those looking to build a secure financial future.
At times when she isn't guiding her clients, Alyssa enjoys spending much of her time outdoors, golfing and hiking many of the local state park nature trails with her friends and family.
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Ayla holds a B.S. in Applied Sciences with a concentration in Health and Sciences from Florida Gulf Coast University. Prior to joining Astra Wealth Advisors, she rotated positions within the Sanofi Pasteur organization through the Sales, Marketing and Operational departments. Prior to her career in the pharmaceutical immunology industry, Ayla spent time as a Client Financial Specialist at the Informational Technology Research company, Gartner Inc. in Fort Myers, Fl.
Ayla is the Director of Operations for Astra Wealth Advisors. She oversees, manages, and executes all service actions within the practice following compliance, policy, and procedure. She takes a client- first approach which is displayed amongst her communication, attention to detail and analysis skills with our clients. With a streamlined and solutions-based mindset, she ensures all client’s needs are best met in an extremely efficient and timely manner.
Ayla spends her down time focusing on a healthy body and mindset, while instructing Pilates which she earned her Mat and Reformer certification through New York Pilates. She loves to spend time cooking and entertaining with her family and friends.
Jasmine earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems at California State University, San Marcos, CA. With a decade of financial industry experience, she is equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to support Astra Wealth Advisors’ Operations Department. As an Administrative Solutions Manager, she enjoys working with advisors and their clients in an efficient and effective manner. Prior to her role at LPL Financial, she supported Wells Fargo Advisors as a Senior Client Associate.
As part of LPL Financial Business Solutions department; a service that provides industry-trained LPL Advisors additional virtual support in conjunction with the internal Operations Department at Astra Wealth Advisors, Jasmine will add value and support to the financial group assisting in meeting the advisors’ client’s needs.
Jasmine is originally from San Diego, CA and recently moved to the East Coast. Some of her favorite things she enjoyed about living in San Diego was the food, going to Padres games, visiting Balboa Park, and going on beach hikes.