Who We Are

Headquarters – Fort Wayne

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 & CEO, Wealth Strategist

With over 25 years of experience helping thousands of people retire, Mark and his team of independent advisors at Troyer Retirement have found the path to retirement success. That path lies in the face of conventional planning norms. Mark often says, “Retirement changes everything.” As such, the traditional advice you learned with 40 years of savings, works against you in retirement. The result: devastating effects to many hard-working American retirees. Troyer Retirement seeks to solve these dilemmas using simple plans that incorporate safety, growth, legacy planning, along with tax and fee reduction.

Mark’s unconventional approach, The Retirement Trailmap, is based on math and science and helps people do three things: keep it simple, keep it safe, and retire happy. When you have a simple, safe plan, it helps you better enjoy your retirement years. That is the whole point: to retire, stay retired, and enjoy the retirement you’ve always dreamed of. Embark on the Retirement Trail Map adventure and find out how you can enjoy the pitstops along the journey… not just the destination.

It is with this unique retirement planning approach that Mark has been engaged as a national speaker, radio host, published in Forbes, and a member of the Forbes Council on Finance.

When Mark isn’t working, you can find him and his loved ones hiking the American West, enjoying the pit-stops of their journeys, eating delicious meals, and reading books in funny accents.

Houston King

Lead 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.

Zack Troyer

Financial Professional

Zack is passionate and excited to help create stress-free Retirement Trail Maps to help meet every individual’s retirement goals. Zack graduated with a degree in finance as well as business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and is excited to apply his studies in the workplace. He looks forward to building lasting relationships with clients and serving their needs.

Outside of work, Zack enjoys spending time with his family and friends, going on hikes, and cheering on the Pacers!

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!

Scottsdale Team

Nate Hines

Wealth Strategist

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.

Brownsburg Team

Jeff Vvon 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.

Originally from Northern Idaho, Jeff 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 team and traveling with his wife. When he’s not spending time with his family, he enjoys skiing, nature, golf, and a Colts win!

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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