Woita & Associates - Meet the Team

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  • Paul A. Woita
    Financial Advisor

    Paul A. Woita

    Financial Advisor

    Paul Woita brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Paul is passionate about working with clients to help them work toward their personal and financial goals. Paul is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a distinguished honor for those in the financial industry. Paul is a native of Rhinelander, WI and has resided in the Eau Claire community since 1977 with his wife Cathie. They are the proud parents of their two daughters, Andrea and Alexandra. Paul is very active in the community and has numerous hobbies including tennis, golf, skiing, landscaping, and traveling. Paul is an active member of the Eau Claire YMCA, Wisconsin Home Builders Association and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

  • David E. Hopkins, CFP®, RICP®
    Financial Advisor

    David E. Hopkins, CFP®, RICP®

    Financial Advisor

    David Hopkins helps clients seeking to accumulate, preserve, protect, transfer and distribute their retirement assets. His goal is to help clients throughout their lives, always keeping needs as the focal point. David enjoys the long term relationships that the firm establishes with clients, and the happiness that he sees when clients successfully pursue their goals. David received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He also studied at The American College, where David earned his RICP® designation and completed his CFP® coursework. In 2016, David became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. David and his wife, Sarah, have resided in Eau Claire since 2004. David is a competitive golfer who enjoys the outdoors and a wide variety of sports. David is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, Wisconsin Home Builders Association, Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley, and is the incoming President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Big Rivers Chapter.

  • Justin J. Zoromski
    Financial Advisor

    Justin J. Zoromski

    Financial Advisor

    Justin Zoromoski has been working with Woita & Associates since 2012. His knowledge and abilities range from helping young clients, to developing social security and income strategies for clients who are in or soon approaching the retirement phase of their life. As each of Justin’s parents own small businesses of their own, he has great passion in working with business owners, key executives and individual employees. He understands the different needs and goals that they may have and he enjoys helping them work towards greater levels. Justin enjoys helping others through his service as the President of the Thorp Area Chamber of Commerce; he also sits on the Business Management, Advisory Committee for the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Justin serves on the Board of Chippewa Valley Technical College, the Board of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Big Rivers Chapter, and the Committee for the Chamber's Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley. In Justin’s spare time he enjoys bowling, golfing, weight training and spending time with his wife, McKayla, and family and friends.

  • Charles E. Zwiefelhofer, AWMA®
    Financial Advisor

    Charles E. Zwiefelhofer, AWMA®

    Financial Advisor

    Charles joined Woita & Associates in 2018, bringing with him more than a dozen years of professional experience in financial advising in the Chippewa Valley and shares the firm’s dedication to helping all clients work toward their financial goals. Charles is a native of Bloomer, Wisconsin, where he resides with his wife and three children. He spends time volunteering with community organizations, and enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends.

    Charles offers advisory services through LPL Financial, a registered Investment Advisor.

  • Kurt M. Schauss
    Financial Advisor

    Kurt M. Schauss

    Financial Advisor

    Kurt joined Woita & Associates in 2017, as a recent graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College with an Associates Degree in Business Management. During college, he started a small business, Silver Eagle Financial, which provided a blog and eBooks for young adults to provide education on personal finance.  A native of Chippewa Falls, Kurt is an active community volunteer as a parks and rec soccer coach and at Hope Gospel Mission. He enjoys bike rides and spending time with family and friends.

  • Sara Eggebrecht
    Operations Manager

    Sara Eggebrecht

    Operations Manager

    Sara Eggebrecht joined Woita & Associates in 2012 upon her graduation from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where she studied Business Management. Since her graduation she has provided our clients with great customer service and client relations. Sara is instrumental in new client onboarding and specializes in managing our advanced planning software and enjoys assisting clients with their many needs. In her free time, Sara enjoys swimming, traveling, golfing and coaching within the Chippewa Valley.

  • Cathie Woita
    Human Resources

    Cathie Woita

    Human Resources

    Cathie Woita spent her pre-retirement years as a Physical Education teacher in the Elk Mound School District but has kept herself quite busy in the past couple years. At the firm, Cathie manages our books along with handling our human resource needs. Although Cathie deems herself retired, she keeps busy teaching local fitness classes, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, biking, skiing, and enjoying time outside.

  • Zack Decker RP ®
    Registered Paraplanner SM

    Zack Decker RP ®

    Registered Paraplanner SM

    Zachary Decker is a Registered ParaplannerSM with Woita & Associates. An RP ® has the education necessary to work on the basic elements of your financial picture, while the financial planner concentrates on your long-term goals.

    Zach is a recent graduate of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and a current student at Lakeland College working toward a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Accounting and ultimately pursuing a Certified Public Accountant designation. Zach is originally from Rice Lake, Wisconsin. In his free time he enjoys fishing, spending time with family, and cheering on the Packers and Badgers.

How is Woita & Associates compensated?

Woita & Associates is compensated for consulting services by recurring transparent client fees.

Inspirational Quote

Of the 63 million wage and salaried women (age 21 to 64) working in the United States, just 44 percent participated in a retirement plan. Remember, even small amounts can earn interest and add up over time. - US Department of Labor

- US Department of Labor