WealthSource started with a simple premise:

To give clients access to unbiased financial advice.

It all began in 2009. In the midst of a major financial crisis, Bryan Sullivan walked away from his career at UBS to start Vellum Financial in San Luis Obispo, CA. That same year, Eric Patton and Jon Dubravac founded Avant-Garde Advisors in Centennial, CO.

Although the founders were separated by a thousand miles, they shared the same desire to put clients first. Their firms approached that goal from different angles. Vellum focused on building a team of “best-in-class” subject matter experts. Avant-Garde assembled a state-of-the-art technology stack to deliver exceptional client service — and to provide back office support to other advisors with a similar client-first philosophy.

As both firms grew, the founders stayed in touch to share their wins and challenges. Over time, they realized that they were better together. The new combined firm, WealthSource, was built on a solid foundation of Vellum’s investment and financial planning expertise, Avant-Garde’s state-of-the-art technology, and a joint commitment to do the best for every single client.

85

Over 85% Employee/Advisor Owned

35

35 Advisors

1.92B

1.92B Assets Under Management

6

6 Years Serving Clients as WealthSource

2554

2554 Client Families

*figures provided as of 12/31/22
TRANSFORMING FINANCIAL LIVES.
ONE FAMILY AT A TIME.

Our Core Values

Clients First

We were founded on the principle that people deserve financial advice that benefits them, not their financial advisor. Every aspect of our business is built around guiding you toward the financial security you long for.

Growth

We recognize that the world changes every day. We are committed to growing our team, our methods, our technology, and our understanding, to help you live a life of wealth — no matter what life throws at you.

Hard Work

The best things in life are worth fighting for, and that includes our clients’ prosperity. We work tirelessly to uncover and equip you with the best solutions you need to reach your goals.

Transparency

Your finances are your business (they just happen to be our business, too). We strive to include you in every step of our process to ensure you know and understand the choices you make.

WealthSource is guided by an experienced and passionate team that believes there’s a better way to deliver financial advice. These professionals share an unyielding commitment to offer more, learn more, and help our firm and our clients face the future with confidence.

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Grand Junction, CO 81505

303-431-2288 Meet Your Advisor

A fifth-generation Coloradoan, Joel was raised on a ranch in the plains of eastern Colorado that was homesteaded by his ancestors in 1876. From an early age, he learned the importance of honesty and integrity, hearing stories about his family’s resolve to pay back depositors every last cent when the local bank they owned became insolvent during the 1930’s financial crisis.

A former college instructor, Joel has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. He graduated with honors from Colorado State University, then earned a Masters degree in Economics from Iowa State University. After teaching agri-business and economics courses at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado, he began his financial services career with Northwestern Mutual Life in 1988 selling life and disability insurance. Shortly thereafter he expanded into investment planning, and in 1998 he formed Legacy Wealth Advisors, LLC to provide fee-based financial planning services. As the investment side of his business continued to grow, in 2007 he affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services to gain access to comprehensive investment services. In 2018 he affiliated with WealthSource to gain greater service and back-office support for his clients while continuing to use Raymond James as a custodian. Joel operates under WealthSource Partners’ umbrellas as a DBA Legacy Wealth Advisor.

Joel holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations.

Joel enjoys playing basketball, skiing, hiking, biking, and camping. Joel attends church regularly and is actively involved in supporting a number of different Christian charitable causes. Travel is also an important hobby, as he has five wonderful children and several grandkids scattered throughout Hawaii, San Diego, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.

Joel Propst is a Registered Representative of Fortune Financial Services Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Securities offered through Fortune Financial Services Inc. located at 3582 Brodhead Road, Suite 202, Monaca, PA 15061, (724) 846-2488. WealthSource Partners, LLC and Fortune Financial Services Inc. are independent and unaffiliated entities. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

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