Who We Are

Pathways Financial Partners is an independent investment advisory and wealth management firm serving successful individuals and retirement plan sponsors.

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20 years ago, one man decided he could no longer tolerate the Wall Street culture. He needed to do something. Pathways Financial Partners was born to serve your needs, not the needs of the firm.

Twenty years later we are still giving, serving, and growing.

Our Team

A Team of Professionals Focused on Your Future


Brian Murphy

Fee Only Advisor, Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), Retirement Income Planner, author, and President of Pathways Financial Partners

Married to Cherie for 37 years with three children and one still in college. Brian grew up in New Jersey and has lived in Arizona since 1977. He is a fly fishing aficionado, avid golfer, and enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and University of Arizona Athletics. He is a member of the board of directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Southern Arizona chapter. His book “Ten Rules for Common ‘Cents’ Investing” serves as a guide for investors seeking a successful financial journey.


Graduated from the University of Arizona in 1983 with a B.A. in English Literature


After college, Brian worked at Merrill Lynch where he developed a passion for financial planning. In 1998 he founded Pathways Financial Partners.


Blake Davelaar

Financial Advisor

When not working, Blake enjoys playing golf or mountain biking. He also likes traveling with friends and exploring new places!


University of Arizona, B.S Finance and Business Management



Started as an Intern at Pathways back in 2015 and moved up to a full-time financial advisor upon graduation. Blake works extensively in financial planning and investment analysis software and meets regularly with clients.


Christina Boyd

Operations and Client Services Manager

From South Carolina. Volunteers at humane society. Pima County Master Gardner class of 2018 / nature enthusiast, enjoys hiking, traveling, and music.


Graduated from Clemson University in 1989


Has worked in client services for over 20 years and been with Pathways for 11 years now as our senior client relations and operations manager.

Miguel Mayagoitia

Social Media / Website Manager

In his free time Miguel enjoys traveling and going to concerts. He also likes to spend his free time keeping up with his favorite sport teams and going to soccer games.


Currently attending the University of Arizona where he is on course to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Spring 2019.


Started working in Marketing at the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy where he was a marketing assistant to the Director of Communications in 2016. After a year at the UofA COP, Miguel joined Pathways in April of 2017 where he has been managing the firms’ social media accounts, websites, and digital marketing efforts.

Our Philosophy


Our firm was founded in 1998 and is based in Tucson, Arizona. We have the privilege of serving individual investors and retirement plan sponsors across the state and the country. We look forward to serving you and bringing clarity to your future.


Our team avoids the risks of stock picking and we help you create portfolios with index funds from Dimensional Fund Advisors, BlackRock, and State Street Global Advisors. Our team creates low cost; tax efficient portfolios to help you gain access to some of the best markets have to offer.


We believe the best path to wealth management is integrating your goals, your mindset and your values to bring clarity to your future. We help you pull the complex pieces of your financial life together to create a plan and guide you every step of the way.

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