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Russell Hall

Managing Director

Russell Hall

Managing Director

Russell Hall is the founder and Managing Director of Hall Private Wealth Advisors (HPWA). He is registered in multiple states and carries Series 3, 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses as well as his Life, Accident & Health and Variable Contracts insurance licenses.

Russell started his career in 1990 with PaineWebber (acquired by UBS), where he spent eighteen years before moving his practice to Morgan Stanley - where he spent seven additional years. He earned titles of Senior Vice President, Corporate Client Group Director and Senior Portfolio Management Director.

After nearly twenty-five years in the financial services industry, Russ’ entrepreneurial spirit motivated him to found Hall Private Wealth Advisors. His ambition was to deliver a unique and exceptional experience. Throughout his career, Russ has had the privilege of working for a number of exciting entrepreneurs, corporate executives and philanthropic families.

Russ and his wife Amy have been married for 20+ years and they have three beautiful children. Russ has served on a number of San Diego-based non-profit boards, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the San Diego Tech Coast Angels. He has been a supporter of YMCA, ProKids, Big Brothers & Sisters and the Boys & Girls Clubs, among many others.

Securities offered through M.S. Howells & Co., a registered broker/dealer. Member FINRA & SIPC.


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Patrick Maher

Senior Vice President

Patrick Maher

Senior Vice President

Patrick Maher is a Senior Vice President at Hall Private Wealth Advisors LLC and has been a wealth management professional since 1981. Registered in multiple states, he carries Series 7, 31, 63 securities licenses as well as his Life, Accident & Health and Variable Contracts insurance licenses.

Pat attended the University of San Diego from 1969-1971 and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1974 with a Marketing major and Communication minor. He also earned a Certified Financial Manager (CFM) certification.

After 30+ years in the financial services industry, Patrick chose to align himself with Hall Private Wealth shortly after its founding in early 2015. The focus of his practice is to provide personal and professional financial services to families, and his clientele have been rewarded with his jovial attitude and commitment to excellence.

Pat and his wife Mary have been happily married for more than 30 years and they have two daughters, graduates of UCLA and UCSB. The Maher family has resided in La Jolla for over thirty years and are involved in many facets of their community. Patrick’s associations and volunteerism include La Jolla Youth and High School sports programs, La Jolla Shores Association, San Diego Maritime Museum, University of San Diego Athletic Program, St. Augustine High School, and Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Over the past three decades Patrick has managed assets and provided financial guidance to individuals, business owners and families. He has also managed a significant number of retirement and 401(k) programs, in addition to developing and customizing comprehensive financial plans for his clientele. Risk-identification and protection of principal are paramount to his financial mindset.

Patrick’s extensive experience and his position as a Senior Vice President with Hall Private Wealth Advisors is a career choice that both ignites great enthusiasm and provides clients with a vast platform of investment solutions.

Securities offered through M.S. Howells & Co., a registered broker/dealer. Member FINRA & SIPC.


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Amanda Rocca

VP of Client Experience

Amanda Rocca

VP of Client Experience

Amanda has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, where she has been a critical part of multiple teams at the largest financial institutions. She carries Series 7, 63 and Securities Industry Essentials licenses, and is dedicated to helping the firm’s clients and advisors. Her enthusiasm and absolute professionalism make her an invaluable asset to the team, and someone whom our clients regularly rely upon.

Amanda joined Hall Private Wealth Advisors because she values the opportunity to bring client service and administrative innovation to an environment where she can make a bigger impact on the firm and on the lives of the clients being served.

As Vice President of Client Experience at Hall Private Wealth Advisors, Amanda, plays a vital role in account setup, online tutorials, transfers/payments and our firm’s administrative needs.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys gardening and cooking with her son Troy at her craftsman home in Point Loma.

Securities offered through M.S. Howells & Co., a registered broker/dealer. Member FINRA & SIPC.

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Natalie L. Quirarte

VP of Financial Planning

Natalie L. Quirarte

VP of Financial Planning

Natalie Quirarte is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® who’s mantra is that she ‘develops relationships with people and not their assets.’ Through intelligent planning, she assists families, business owners and executives in positioning their financial assets to support their most important priorities: their quality of life and their families. This is accomplished by taking the time to understand what is truly important in people’s lives, coordinating with other trusted advisors to determine the best-use of assets and keeping clients on track with their goals. Natalie’s passion is to provide new perspectives that illuminate possibility in her clients’ lives.

Natalie began her career in wealth management as a Registered Representative at Torrey Pines Securities nearly three decades ago. She earned a B.S. in Finance from Colorado Tech University, and she completed her financial planning courses from Boston University. She proudly maintains a Life & Health Insurance License and she is well-versed in Long-term Care Planning, Succession Planning and other insurance-based strategies.

Natalie is a co-founder of Epiphany!, an experiential event cultivating community, fostering collaboration, and elevating personal and professional lives through shared epiphanies! Based in San Diego County, Ephiphany! benefits local charities such as GenerateHope, a San Diego non-profit assisting survivors of sex trafficking. She is also a co-founder of Caring, Sharing and Champagning, an annual event benefitting Operation for Hope, a San Diego non-profit assisting survivors of Domestic Violence.

Another area of focus for Natalie is public speaking engagements, where she provides financial education to employees through lunch-and-learn programs at companies throughout San Diego and Orange County.

Happiest when all three of her adult children are in town (in 2008 she was named, “One of 50 Best Mom’s in San Diego), Natalie enjoys laughing, cycling, golfing and meeting new people.

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Clark Evans

VP of Wealth Management

Clark Evans

VP of Wealth Management

Clark Evans’ first experience with investing came at a young age, when his grandfather sat down with him and discussed how he evaluated stocks in the post-World WarII era. Seeds from that conversation grew deep roots and led to his future career choice as an investment advisor.

Clark graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota where he earned his Bachelor of Arts inBusiness Practices and Ethics in Bi-Cultural Communities.

Prior to joining Hall Private Wealth Advisors, Clark enjoyed a great career in the wine industry, working at Neyers Vineyards in St. Helena and Domaine de Montille in the Burgundy region of France, where he developed lasting relationships. After touring the world and visiting thirty-six countries, Clark and his wife Kristin relocated to Solana Beach and re-evaluated their vocations. For Clark, it was an ideal time to leverage his passion for serving others, which culminated in joining the team at HPWA in 2016.

As a Vice President of Wealth Management, Clark is responsible for working with his clients to define, pursue and achieve their financial goals. In addition, Clark collaborates with the HPWA investment team on portfolio construction, implementation and monitoring. He maintains a Series 65 license, qualifying him as an Investment Adviser Representatives (IAR). Clark also holds a Certification in Long-Term Care (CLTC®), providing him the critical tools necessary to discuss the subject of longevity and its consequences on his clients’ family and finances.

Outside of work, Clark serves as the Secretary for the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Salk Institute Council and serves at the chapter president for the San DiegoSt. Olaf Alumni Association. He and his wife love rock climbing, skiing, cooking, and travel.

Fun fact: growing up in Colorado and becoming an Eagle Scout, Clark can tie a bowline knot behind his back.