Who We Are

Amber Houtz

Director of Operations

Amber is passionate about getting to know all our clients. She believes that understanding our clients’ unique goals and challenges is crucial to providing the best possible service. Amber streamlines our processes and enhances our efficiency to ensure that our clients’ needs are met. Her positive attitude and smile are sure to brighten up your day!

Outside of the office, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at her church, traveling, shopping, and a good cup of coffee!

Mark Troyer

Founder & Wealth Strategist

Mark Troyer has worked side-by-side with many individuals and families in the tri-state area of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Mark has a true passion for helping others prepare for retirement. He believes in a retirement planning experience that empowers people to take control of their lives while cultivating relationships anchored in honesty, integrity and ethics.

Mark takes pride in being an independent financial professional. He founded Troyer Retirement with the goal of helping every retiree have a great retirement income, reduce taxes and enjoy their retirement years sooner rather than later.

“We want our clients to win; we want them to have the lives they’ve always dreamed of in retirement. That’s why we love doing what we do.”

Mark’s strong faith fuels his work ethic and dedication to his clients. When not meeting with clients or out in the community leading retirement workshops, you can find Mark spending quality time with his family. They love shooting hoops, hiking out west and eating great meals together.

Houston King

Financial Professional

As a financial professional, Houston helps create retirement trail maps that help clients enjoy a carefree lifestyle without worrying about checking the market every day or being exposed to major market losses. He absolutely loves helping people plan for retirement and hearing about their travel plans, home projects and goals.

Houston has two amazing kids who keep him on his toes. He’s been married for eight years to his wife, who is also his best friend. They love spending quality time with each other and planning their next big adventure! They are both natives of Northeast Indiana and are fortunate to be able to help with various community projects and volunteer at their church.

Nate Hines

Financial Professional

Prior to joining Troyer Retirement, Nate spent fourteen years on Wall Street, working in New York, Chicago, and London, and four more at one of the leading insurance product design companies in the country. Despite his successful career in the financial markets, his innate desire to help American families always left him wanting something more. His current role allows him to bring his Wall Street experience to Main Street, where he enjoys helping set his clients up for success during their working years and through retirement.

Born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana by two teachers, Nate loves helping create plans for his clients so they can enjoy their retirement years while solving for their unique financial goals along the way. Nate excelled in football, basketball, and baseball at Valparaiso High School and was a four-year letterman in football at The University of Chicago, where he obtained a degree in Economics.

When not helping his clients plan for their futures, Nate can be found with Stephanie, his wife of 13 years, and their two children. Nate and his family enjoy traveling in their spare time, exploring National Parks and the beaches in Southern California and Hawaii. They also love spending their summers at home in Indiana with their extended family.

Vanessa Emmons

Marketing Coordinator

Vanessa looks forward to greeting you when you visit the office. She oversees the planning of all our events, as well as our social media accounts. She actively seeks to understand our clients’ goals, preferences and concerns. Vanessa’s friendly and approachable nature makes it easy for our clients to share their thoughts and ideas.

Outside the office, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, reading and spoiling her two dogs, Finn and Autumn.

Joe Sullivan

Client Services

Joe’s primary role is overseeing client services. He is the go-to person when our clients have any questions or requests regarding their policies, accounts and paperwork. He brings over 10 years of experience to the role.

When not at the office, Joe enjoys watching sports and staying active by doing activities like biking, hiking and playing tennis. He is a proud graduate of Purdue University and is a huge Boilermakers fan. BOILER UP!

Jeff von Kienast

Financial Professional

Jeff has been in the financial industry for over a decade, focusing primarily on Foundational Planning. His experience emphasizes creating a stress-free retirement, estate planning, and leaving a legacy to your loved ones.

Jeff is originally from Northern Idaho and is now a proud Hoosier. He has his hands full with his wife, three lovely daughters, and his German Shepherd. Jeff is a big family man who enjoys coaching his daughters’ softball and traveling with his wife. When he is not spending time with his family, he enjoys skiing, nature, golf, and a winning Colts game!

Jonathan Pinyot

Financial Professional

After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in finance, Jonathan found his passion in retirement planning. He is dedicated to crafting personalized retirement income plans that clients can comprehend and trust.

Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys exercising, watching sports, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.

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