Since 2001, Clarissa R. Hobson, CFP®, has helped clients achieve their financial goals, and particularly enjoys ensuring that her clients’ financial lives are organized and on track to meet their long-term objectives. As an advocate for educating individuals on financial topics, she has been quoted in a number of national publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, Financial Planning Magazine, and Money Magazine, among others. She has also appeared multiple times on Wharton Business Radio’s Your Money program. Clarissa provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to clients at Carnick & Kubik, following years of providing retirement and employee benefits guidance for the Principal Financial Group and the AmSouth Bank (now Regions Bank) Retirement and Trust Department.
Clarissa is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and serves on NAPFA’s national board of directors, where she sits on committees focusing on public policy advocacy and diversity initiatives. Clarissa is also the chair of the NAPFA Women’s Initiative, which strives to attract, support, educate, and develop women as leaders within the financial advisory profession. She serves on the City of Colorado Springs Investment Advisory Committee and is a sustaining member of the Junior League, where she held many leadership positions during her years as an active member. Clarissa is also a former board member of TESSA, Early Connections Learning Centers, and the Financial Planning Association (Southern Colorado Chapter). Clarissa is a 2001 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Mike and daughter Charlotte (which often involves shuttling Charlotte between dance team, gymnastics, and figure skating), wrangling her Bernese Mountain Dog Violet, volunteering at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, or striving to improve her high-altitude baking skills.