About Arbors Group

At Arbors Group, we know that you want to feel confident about your financial future. In order to do that, you need help navigating your financial path. The problem is that financial planning is complex, which makes you feel overwhelmed and confused. We believe you deserve to have a clear plan. We understand how frustrating it can feel not knowing where to start. Our team has helped hundreds of clients just like you over the past 36 years. Here's our process: 1) Schedule a call or Zoom videoconference with Cathleen or Melissa 2) Decide how you want to work with us 3) Receive ongoing support and guidance

Our Partners in Community

  • Austin Angels
  • The Jeremiah Program
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Concordia University Austin
  • Soldier's Angels

Arbors North Austin

Melissa Knippa

Melissa Knippa

ChFC®, CLU®, FIC, RICP®

Title

Wealth Advisor

State(s) Licensed
AZ , CO , GA , HI , KS , LA , MI , MN , MO , OR , TX , VA , VT , WA
Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/melissa-knippa
Phone
512-892-4875
    Cathleen Wenger

    Cathleen Wenger

    CFP®, ChFC®, FIC

    Cathleen has been a Thrivent Financial representative since 2004. She is a Financial Consultant, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional and Chartered Financial Consultant® with the Arbors Group. Cathleen received her BA and Master of Public Policy & Administration from Baylor University. Cathleen specializes in providing comprehensive Dedicated Planning Services to professionals seeking to blend work life and family, as well as individuals and couples moving through life transitions, such as promotions, job changes and retirement. Cathleen is married to Brent and a mother of four to Weston, Adella, Gideon and Carson. She is a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

    Title

    Financial Consultant

    State(s) Licensed
    AR Insurance Lic. #8060545 , AZ , CA Insurance Lic. #4035868 , CO , FL , GA , HI , KS , LA , MA , MI , MN , OK , TN , TX , VT , WA , WI
    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/cathleen-wenger
    Phone
    512-339-9339
      Matthew Gilbertson

      Matthew Gilbertson

      CFP®

      Title

      Associate

      State(s) Licensed
      CA Insurance Lic. #4038515 , TX
      Website
      https://connect.thrivent.com/matthew-gilbertson
      Phone
      512-892-4875
        Jennifer Powers

        Jennifer Powers

        Title

        Financial Advisor

        State(s) Licensed
        CO , TX
        Website
        https://connect.thrivent.com/jennifer-powers
        Phone
        512-339-9339
          Lauren Ellerbee

          Lauren Ellerbee

          Title

          Office Professional

          Phone
          512-892-4875
            Karen Rhea

            Karen Rhea

            Title

            Insurance Supt Associate

            State(s) Licensed
            TX
            Phone
            512-339-9339