Dedicated Professionals

    Our team of experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate professionals supports Sally in bringing you the planning and investment advice to help reach your aspirations.

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    Sally McCray, CFP®, CPA, CFS


    Sally is very “planning-focused,” both in her personal life and as a financial planning professional. That’s why for more than 25 years she has worked well with individuals, families, and small business owners who want a long-term financial strategy that’s built around their unique goals and circumstances.

    Sally earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Kansas. She began her career in 1979 working in business consulting, and in 1986 she began her independent advisory business.

    Sally is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fund Specialist. Because she is both a financial planner and an accountant, Sally has a strong understanding of the market’s intricacies. As a result, she can bring a tiered approach to plan your future and guide your financial decisions today.

    Over the years, Sally has intentionally kept her practice small so she has the time and capacity to devote to each of her clients. “I want to deeply understand their needs, situations, challenges, and dreams. When they work with me, I am their primary contact. That is the key to consistent, focused financial advice,” she says.

    Sally is active in professional and community service organizations, including the Financial Planning Association and the Women’s University Club. She has served on the board of the East King County Estate Planning Council and as vice president of finance for the Junior League of Seattle.

    Sally holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations and is insurance licensed in life and health in Washington state.

    In 2020, Sally joined forces with Ann Novosel, CFP®, Stephanie Shinn, CFP®, and Tamara Morse, CFP®, to expand Financial Advisory Partners. The partners offer their clients the benefits of their combined years of experience, knowledge, and strategic thinking.

    Sally enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Dave, and their two adult children. She also looks forward to someday reigniting her passion for backpacking and biking trips.

    Meet Sally’s Team

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    Nicki Schaff

    Associate Advisor

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    Nicki has always had an interest in finance which led her to begin a financial services industry career starting in 2012 and came to work with Sally McCray at Financial Advisory Partners in 2013. She holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is currently pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation. She goes above and beyond for clients on a daily basis and seeing the impact our work can have in helping clients achieve their financial goals is why she fell in love with the industry from the start.

    Nicki enjoys spending time with her husband Brian, and their two young children. As a family, one of their favorite activities is attending baseball games and they have a bucket list goal to attend a game at every MLB park in the country.

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    Lisa Lewis

    Operations Specialist

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    Lisa is the person you speak to if you request money from your investment account, as she's behind the scenes making sure it gets to you quickly. She brings our group more than 30 years of client service experience. Lisa is passionate about helping clients, and she's a great asset to our team. She has a keen eye for numbers and brings a personal touch to everything she does. She regularly treks to the other side of the mountains to visit her children and grandchildren on the dry side of the Cascades.

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    Vanessa Oddo

    Client Service Specialist

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    Vanessa joined our team in February 2020 and brings more than 21 years of customer service experience. She takes pride in ensuring your requests are processed thoroughly and she's exceptional at focusing on your needs. She thrives in our busy environment and enjoys getting to know you and assisting with any account-related inquiries.

    In her free time, Vanessa and her husband enjoy finding places together to go and experience a shared love of food, music, and/or performing arts. They have a dog named Zeke and two cats named Milo & Cleo, each having their own unique personality makes for an active home life with many stories to share with family and friends.



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    Office Location:

    11004 NE 11TH Street
    Suite 110
    Bellevue, WA  98004