Meet the professionals who can help you Pursue Your Goals


We help individuals and families pursue their ideal retirements.

Meet The Team

The team behind Blackston Financial Group is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.

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DAVID BLACKSTON, CEP®, RFC®, CSA® Founder and CEO, Your Total Advisor

david.blackston@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

David is focused on helping clients work toward their retirement dreams through a well-thought-out financial strategy for retirement. He offers investment advisory services, tax forecasting and estate planning, all working together to provide a comprehensive financial strategy for clients — and a confident retirement outlook.

David began his career in the banking industry and worked his way up to senior vice president of a regional bank in central Kentucky. After realizing his passion was in serving the needs of individuals and families, David founded Blackston Financial Advisory Group, LLC in 1998. His steadfast dedication to client needs and financial expertise has helped him build a financial firm grounded in excellent client service and family-oriented values.

David has passed the Series 65 securities exam and holds licenses in life and health insurance and annuities in Florida, Kentucky, Virginia and several other states. He is registered as an Investment Adviser Representative and is a Certified Estate Planner® (CEP®), a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC®), a Certified Senior Advisor® (CSA®) and a member of Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group.* David and his son, Drew Blackston, wrote the recently published book “Have You Ever Been Bitten by an Elephant? The Definitive Guide for Retiring Well.”

David is married to Andrea Blackston and has two children: Drew & Kyle, both Financial Advisors as well. In his free time, David is active in his church and partners with various ministries around the globe. David also enjoys playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren Brooklyn, Brightyn, Bennett and Baylor.

*Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group (“Ed Slott”) is a membership organization. Qualifying criteria includes payment of annual dues and attendance of workshops. Membership with Ed Slott in no way implies that David Blackston is an IRA distribution expert. Ed Slott is not affiliated with Blackston Financial Advisory Group.

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Kyle Blackston, RFC®COO, Your Total Advisor

kyle.blackston@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

Kyle is a Registered Investment Adviser, a Registered Financial Consultant and a licensed agent for health and life insurance in the state of Florida. A graduate of Troy University, Kyle graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. Communicating effectively and efficiently with prospects and clients allows Kyle to excel in his ability to create and design complete comprehensive retirement plans that best fit the client’s financial goals. When sitting down with prospects, Kyle quickly builds strong relationships because of his personality and tenacity to help others. Honor, integrity and a strong work ethic were instilled in him by his parents at a very young age.

A native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Kyle is married to Kim Blackston. They have two boys, Bennett Cole and Baylor Brooks Blackston. After work or on weekends, you can find Kyle with his boys outside playing or working on their golfing skills. His boys keep him busy, and he loves every minute of watching them grow up.

Kyle spends his free time giving back to the community by helping Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mt. Dora. Lake Cares reaches a multitude of families in need, and with his energy, you can find Kyle giving out food or making somebody smile when he can sense they are having a rough day.

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TRAVIS BENDER Your Total Advisor

travis.bender@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

Born and raised in Michigan, Travis’ dedication to family and meaningful work are the result of his tight-knit family upbringing. His sense of honor, integrity and a strong work ethic were instilled in him by his parents and are themes that run deep in his personal and professional life. He truly enjoys helping retirees and pre-retirees develop comprehensive retirement strategies and is committed to developing long-term relationships with all his clients.

Travis got his start in the financial services industry in 1997. His areas of focus include estate planning, rollovers, retirement income strategies, Social Security strategies, asset preservation and tax minimization. He also has experience in investment strategies, stock market analysis and asset preservation.

Travis has passed the Series 63 and 65 securities exams and is registered as an Investment Adviser Representative. He also holds licenses in life and health insurance and annuities in Florida and Michigan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in management and economics from Western Michigan University.

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ANDREA BLACKSTON

Senior Vice President

andrea.blackston@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

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KIM BLACKSTON

Director of Marketing

kim.blackston@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

Samantha

SAMANTHA STOCKSETT

Insurance Professional / New Business Specialist

samantha.stocksett@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

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LAURA BRUMMETT

Director of New Business

laura.brummett@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

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Jose Ruiz

Director of Client Services

jose.ruiz@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

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PEACH SIMMS

Marketing & Communication Assistant

peach.simms@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

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Katie Walters

Client Services Administrator

katie.walters@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

Deidre

Deidre Eckhard

Client Services Administrator

deidre.eckhard@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

Misty Curry

MISTY CURRY

Client Services Administrator

misty.curry@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

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DOT GOODSON

Director of First Impressions

dot.goodson@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

Tonya

Tonya Mercier

Director of Communications

tonya.mercier@blackstonfinancialgroup.com

Giving Back

"At Blackston Financial, we are all about giving back to the community. Each year, we donate over $20,000 to numerous charitable organizations in the area, as well as our time to different causes."

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