Michael Kelly

Founder

Michael graduated from Suffolk University in Boston with a B.S. in Business Administration, a major in Accounting and a minor in Psychology. He began his career in the corporate world, working primarily in venture capital, tax preparation and consumer finance. Taking his background in accounting and investing to his personal practice in 1995, he realized the rewards of helping families and businesses are extremely fulfilling. A member of the National Association of Financial Advisors, California Society of Tax Consultants and the Million Dollar Round Table* he has had an extremely prestigious career. By adhering to his core belief of doing what is best for the client at all times he has established himself as one of the top wealth managers in the industry. Michael is happily married with 5 children and 15 grandchildren.

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CA Insurance Lic # 0B95791
*MDRT is based on sales volume

Arland Kelly

Managing Partner

Arland joined his father’s practice in 2005 and quickly realized that wealth management is his calling. Utilizing Michael's mentorship he quickly excelled and became a Managing Partner of the firm in 2008. While growing up in the financial industry has given him the knowledge, his passion for helping people has made him a success. Arland's primary focus is on helping individuals implement retirement planning strategies and asset management programs. Working with pre and post retirees to help calm their biggest fear, outliving their money. He also assists with estate planning, inheritance administration and portfolio development. Arland is happily married and is a proud parent to a beautiful girl and handsome boy.

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CA Insurance Lic # 0F11059

Marc Herbert

Attorney at Law

Marc graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. During his successful career as a social worker working for disabled adults, Marc saw the effects of good and bad lawyering in the lives of his clients. Determined that everyone deserves the full protection of estate planning laws, he enrolled at the University Of San Diego School Of Law. After finishing his studies in only two and one-half years, Marc worked for two small litigation firms in Lancaster before starting his own law office in 2001. He has focused his practice on estate planning, probate court, administrating trust, collecting inheritances and business formation for his clients. Marc brings twenty-five years of experience and knowledge in estate planning, probate and business law to Kelly Financial Group. He has been active in many organizations around the Antelope Valley, including Desert Haven Enterprises, Quartz Hill Little League and Boy Scouts of America. A former Judge Pro Tem, Marc has been married since 1990, and he is the proud father of three: a college graduate turned small business owner, an active duty military member and a fulltime emergency medical technician. His client-directed approach has resulted in thousands of referrals during his career.

Holly Mitchell Johnson

Administrative Director

Holly has spent most of her youth in the Antelope Valley and has an extensive marketing background with multiple companies in and around the Antelope Valley. She served as Ambassador to the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce. She has extensive community involvement in various local children’s charities and veterans assistance services. She is caring, professional, enthusiastic, goal oriented, and is passionate about giving back to her community. Holly is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She enjoys family oriented activities with her three wonderful children and passes her desire for community involvement on to them as well.

Chris Zuaro

Financial Planner

Chris joined KFG after over 6 years in the financial services industry. He is dedicated to helping families and individuals work towards their financial goals. Serving and helping people is what he loves to do.

He began his financial services career in consumer lending and finance, running a successful home mortgage lending business on Long Island, New York. After relocating from New York to California in 2012, he transitioned his financial services focus to wealth and tax planning and has now found himself a home with Kelly Financial Group.

Chris works with clients on retirement and estate planning with a strong emphasis on asset protection and is proudly an active member of our local community.

Chris is happily married and a proud father to both a son and daughter.

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CA Insurance Lic # 0I45181