Considering Retirement?
Considering Retirement?
Can Your Retirement Last
The Next 30 Years?
If You Are 50 Or Older, Find Out For Free!
Considering Retirement?
Can Your Retirement Last
The Next 30 Years?

Considering Retirement?

Can Your Retirement
Last The Next 30 Years?

If You Are 50 Or Older, Find Out For Free!

If You Are 50 Or Older, Find Out For Free!

We Love Stories and We Love Our Community

The LifeSTACK® A Lifetime of Interest Video Series Combines the Two

With our LifeSTACK® A Lifetime of Interest Video Series, we get to combine our love of stories and our love of our community by sharing some of the life lessons learned by our friends who are some of the most recognized business and cultural leaders in our community.

Meet The Stone House Team

Decades of combined experience in helping people enjoy retirement

Stone House Retirement Income Planners

Robert J. Brown, CFP®


Raymond "Scott" Stone


John Burke


Kirk Lunger

Senior Advisor

Christine Slusark

Financial Paraplanner

Sherri Roberts

Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™

Barbara Grimaud, Esq.

Lead Advisor

Chad Taake

Lead Advisor

Ben Robinson, WMS℠


Ryan Vassil, WMS℠


Mike Cravath, WMS℠


Stream Medicare Insurance Advisors

Deb Brown

Medicare Insurance Advisor

Melissa Scott

Medicare Insurance Advisor

Stone House Tax, Business and Municipal Accounting

Jennifer Smith-Crary

Business and Tax Consultant

Diana Patton

Business and Municipal Consultant

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor
Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional

Benjamin DeNault, CPA

Accounting Consultant

Samantha Hayward

Tax and Business Consultant

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor
Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional

Lynne Binner

Business and Municipal Consultant

Kasey Elliott

Tax and Business Accountant

Amanda Weinman

Accounting Assistant

Melissa Scott

Business and Municipal Consultant

Our Greatest Teachers Are Our Clients
The entire team at Stone House knows that listening is the key to earning trust, developing relationships and achieving measurable success for our clients.   
We are guided by the same values that our clients live by; hard work, integrity and fairness. Using these values, we have built a business that tries to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. Seeing these results continues to build our passion for what we do. As the needs of our clients change, we continue to listen, to grow and evolve in order to provide the best financial and investment advice possible.

Stone House Retirement Income Planners

Robert J. Brown, CFP® - Partner

Bob began his career with a large financial services company, where he was educated in fundamental financial planning concepts. During that time period, he became registered as a Certified Financial Planner TM professional. For several years, he worked through an independent Broker/Dealer to allow his clients more freedom, flexibility and choice of investments. Bob has worked with hundreds of clients by helping them plan for their goals and establish appropriate allocations within their portfolios. He has dedicated countless hours to volunteer work revolving around his kids’ activities and his community. He continues to serve as an active board member of the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains as well as the Wyoming County United Way. Admittedly, his weakness is that outside of the office Bob still believes he is 25 years old and that we’re all still living in the 80’s.

Raymond "Scott" Stone - Partner

Raymond Stone, who most of us know by his middle name "Scott", is one of our founding partners. Scott handles much of the operations and regulatory compliance issues that face Stone House on a daily basis. From technology to policies and procedures to ensuring compliance with government regulations, Scott helps keep Stone House running in peak condition. Scott also advises a select group of clients and is part of our investment management committee. He enjoys tackling tough challenges and creating solutions to difficult problems.  Over the years Scott has been involved with several community organizations such as Kiwanis, the Wyoming County Cultural Society, and the Montrose Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

John Burke - Partner

John joined Stone House as an Investment Advisor Representative. He previously worked for Procter & Gamble for fourteen years. During his time with P&G, he had roles doing Supply Chain, Operations & Initiative Management. John’s work in investments and financial planning started while at the University of Notre Dame where he earned a MBA degree. Since then, he has managed his own portfolios using mixes of quantitative, fundamental and technical strategies. In 2002, John also started up a successful small business. John became a partner in Stone House in 2015.

Kirk Lunger - Senior Adviser

Kirk joined the team at Stone House Investment Management, LLC as an Investment Advisor Representative in 2014. He began his financial career as an accountant at Northeast Concepts, Inc. in Dallas, PA. He has always been passionate about the inner-workings of finance, business and investing, since earning a BS in Accounting from Misericordia University. As a financial advisor he loves being able to communicate those passions to his clients by guiding them through unfamiliar terrain. Kirk concentrates heavily on helping families navigate the complex retirement process; ensuring the best strategies are established to protect a client’s assets and income up to and throughout retirement. In his spare time, he loves spending his out-of-office hours on the golf course, in the outdoors, but most of all spending time with his family. It’s of utmost importance to him that he offers his clients well-informed and knowledgeable assistance in reaching their financial goals and objectives.

Christine Slusark - Financial Paraplanner

Christine earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Lock Haven University in 1998. After graduating, she spent time working for a major insurance company where she earned licenses to offer Life, Health and Accident Insurance as well as securities. Christine is not only well educated in the insurance arena, but has spent numerous years in the financial advising industry. She worked as a Paraplanner in a very successful practice for a major financial advising company for over 9 years. She played an integral part in the financial planning process working very closely with clients gathering data and analyzing information. She also has experience in asset management, portfolio rebalancing and securities trading. Christine joined the Stone House team in 2010 and we are all better for it!

Barbara Grimaud, Esq. - Lead Adviser

Barbara joined Stone House Investment Management in 2018. After attending the U.S. Naval Academy, Barbara served 5 years as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy. She then attended Widener University School of Law and became licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania in 2013. Barbara clerked for federal District Judge Edwin Kosik of the Middle District of Pennsylvania for 3 years. Barbara joins our team eager to work one-on-one with clients as they navigate through various aspects of their life that Stone House addresses in their Life Stack approach. Barbara looks forward to alleviating the burden of financial planning as clients prepare for their future and the future of their estates. In her spare time, you can find Barbara still practicing law, volunteering in various community groups such as the American Legion, Rotary, and the Tewksbury Committee, as well as spending time with her family, horseback riding, and snowmobiling.

Chad Taake - Lead Adviser

Chad Taake joined Stone House Investment Management, LLC as an Investment Advisor Representative in 2018. Thanks to his work ethic, he continues to work for Procter & Gamble as well. At P&G, he has had roles doing Material Development, Operations, Engineering, & Initiative Management. Chad's passion for investments started as a child, investing with his father. In college, he continued his financial learning earning a Masters in Engineering Management at the University of Missouri Rolla. When not working, Chad is often at one of the city parks with his 2 kids.

Ben Robinson, Wealth Management Specialist℠ - Advisor

Ben joined the team as an Investment Advisor Representative in 2020. After graduating from Lock Haven University in 2016 with a major in Business Administration, Ben moved to Colorado and Utah for a few years to pursue his passion of running and starting a Nonprofit Organization. After moving back to his hometown of Tunkhannock, Ben became intrigued in the stock market and investments. He spent his free time studying market trends, technical analysis strategies, and historical data to build his own successful portfolio. When the opportunity at Stone House presented itself of combining his love of finance and helping people, it was the perfect fit. Outside of Stone House, Ben enjoys running the local mountains here in Wyoming County, traveling to the best mountain ranges in the US and Europe for trail races, and awesome adventures with his wife, Jill.

Ryan Vassil, Wealth Management Specialist℠ - Advisor

Ryan Vassil is an adviser with Stone House. He grew up in NEPA, attending Abington Heights HS and recently moved back to the area. He had been previously working in Philadelphia for a tech consulting company that serviced clients like IBM, Dell, HP, and Cisco. He liked solving complex problems for his clients to achieve their company goals but always wanted to have a career in finance and help clients on a personal level. Ryan brings the skills he learned from living and working in Philadelphia along with his background studying financial economics in college to the Stone House team and ultimately to our future and existing clients. Ryan’s investing and money management skills were first developed in college while partaking in the business/ investing club and attending the Robert McCann Wall Street leadership conferences. His main goal at Stone House is to use his passion for finance and investing to help families in the area retire with ease and comfort for many years after retirement. Ryan enjoys watching and playing sports in his free time and is probably playing golf on a sunny weekend.

Mike Cravath, Wealth Management Specialist℠ - Advisor

Mike joined the Stonehouse team after spending the early part of his career with a large finance firm. He had always enjoyed learning about the intricacies of finance and solving complex issues which is what led him to graduating with a degree in accounting and minor in forensic accounting from Marywood University. He quickly found a passion for financial advising using his abilities to help others and make a positive impact in their lives. Mike prides himself on taking a wholistic approach to financial advising. He does this by navigating his clients through all aspects of their finances and supporting them through every stage of life. Mike decided to come to Stone House because of their commitment to exceeding client expectations. In his spare time, Mike enjoys golfing, spending time with family and friends, and going on adventures with his Golden Retriever, Walter. 

Sherri Roberts - Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™

Sherri has a diverse professional background which includes customer service, healthcare, insurance and management. She has worked with major insurance companies as a licensed producer and as an Independent Agent.  She has insurance licenses for Life, Health, Annuities and Property & Casualty. She brings a great deal of knowledge and experience as a qualified Financial Paraplanner.
In her personal time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite adventure is traveling to the lovely beaches of Aruba.

Leanne Kulah - Office Manager

Leanne joined the Stone House team in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Lock Haven University in 2009 and went on to earn a Master of Science Degree from Binghamton University in 2012 (Go Bearcats)! Leanne has a varied professional background that includes extensive customer service experience. She looks forward to putting that knowledge to good use while also learning more about the financial industry and helping clients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and visiting family in Bradford County. 

Lindsey Chiarelli - Director of Marketing

Lindsey earned a master’s degree in communication arts from Marywood University in 2017 with a focus in media management and production. She has a background in advertising and public relations with experience in digital marketing, and she uses her skills to broaden Stone House’s client communication and branding. Lindsey has roots in Tunkhannock – graduating from the local high school – but she now resides in Exeter with her husband, Sam, and their dog, Gus. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys hiking, gardening, knitting, or curling up with a good book. 

Stream Medicare Insurance Advisors

Deborah Brown - Medicare Insurance Advisor

Deborah Brown, BSN, a Bachelor of Science graduate from Capella University, is a registered nurse with 28 years of achievement and success in a variety of medical care and insurance settings, including Social Security disability, short term disability, chronic care and health management, clinical care coordination, diabetes and the long-term management of the diabetic patient, ambulatory care, HEDIS measures, emergency care, quality assurance and utilization review. She is a NCBDE Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and has been ADA, NCQA Recognized in Diabetes Self-Management in Adult Diabetes Education. Prior to joining Stream Medicare, she functioned in the role of Diabetes Clinical Manager and a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer for Medtronic Diabetes, as well as managed a team of clinical sales managers for the Pittsburgh and Upstate New York districts, earning recognition as District of the Year for 2021 and Patient Primus President’s Circle 2021. She is life and health licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and offers advice in the areas of Individual Health Insurance, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, as well as Prescription Drug Plans and Life Insurance. Deborah is an advocate for empowering others through education and awareness and enjoys assisting clients with navigating their health insurance needs. When not working, Deborah enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and two college-aged children, both pursuing degrees at Penn State University.

Melissa Scott - Medicare Insurance Advisor

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her minor in the Legal Environment of Business from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013. Upon her graduation, she spent two years working in the private accounting sector as the Assistant Business Manager for a local school district. She resigned from her position in 2015 to become another excellent addition to the Stone House team. Within Stone House, Melissa has found her passion as a retiree health insurance advisor. She is a licensed insurance agent in Pennsylvania and advises our retirees on Individual Health Insurance, Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, and Prescription Drug Plans. Outside the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, good Italian food, being outdoors, Jeep rides with her dog, Bronx and Penn State Football.

Stone House Tax, Business and Municipal Accounting

Jennifer Smith-Crary - Tax and Business Consultant

Numbers have always been Jennifer's thing, and math was always her favorite subject in school. With a Mom who worked in banking, she found a spark of interest and took accounting classes as early as high school. Jennifer has been working in accounting since 1999, and continues her journey today with Stone House Tax, Business and Municipal Accounting. Her favorite part is helping clients make all the pieces fit together like making sure no expense is missed in bookkeeping or being sure a tax return is accurate. Ultimately, she enjoys taking the burden off of her clients' shoulders knowing the details and paperwork will be taken care of, and she fits in well with the team with a positive and adventurous outlook. Jennifer has been a lifetime resident of Tunkhannock and enjoys spending time with her husband, children and family. During the tax off-season, gardening or "dirt therapy" is her stress relief.

Ben DeNault, CPA - Accounting Consultant

Ben is a Wyalusing local who graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 2010. He then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management with minors in economics and finance from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. After college Ben began working for Thompson Morgan and Company in Towanda. He obtained his CPA license in 2016 and became partner in 2017. After the passing of Tom Thompson Ben purchased and renamed the firm with his partner Bill Carmalt which opened his current firm Carmalt, DeNault & Thompson PC. 

Samantha Hayward -  Business and Municipal Consultant

Samantha has 25 years in customer service industry and in those years she brings with her 15 years of banking experience. She worked with patients at a local top Dental office. Helping them to ease their anxiety and work thru their financial responsibility. Samantha has worked in both a large bank and a small neighborhood bank and still has bonds that she has made from all her experiences. Her favorite part of her work experience is knowing that she helped someone through a tough time. She likes to learn and excels in working with numbers. Prior to starting at Stone House Tax Business and Municipal Accounting, she worked with a local bank here in Tunkhannock. She grew up and graduated from Tunkhannock and still lives here with her husband, Scott. Her daughter Megan, just graduated from Kutztown University and her daughter Macey is currently a student at Finger Lakes Community College. In her spare time, she loves photography and scary movies. Samantha and her husband spend as much time together as they can, they love to fish, hike and bike in the beautiful surrounding trails, go to baseball games. Each summer they love to spend their vacation in the Outer Banks, NC.

Lynne Binner -  Business and Municipal Consultant

Lynne joined Stone House Tax, Business & Municipal Accounting in 2021. She has lived in the Tunkhannock area for most of her life and is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Business Management with concentrations in Accounting/Finance and Entrepreneurship. After graduating from college, she worked as a senior accountant for a large regional public accounting firm for 6 years. Lynne then worked as the controller for a water company for 9 years and also did accounting work for companies as a subcontractor until she began homeschooling her 3 children 14 years ago. In addition to homeschooling her youngest child, Lynne is the varsity girls volleyball coach at Tunkhannock Area High School and enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, and volunteering at her church. Lynne is a recipient of two cochlear implants and is very grateful for the gift of hearing!

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We Can Help You Over The Phone

Just give us a call! We can help you find the best solutions right over the phone. No need to leave your home!

We Can Meet With You In A Video Conference, Share Our Screen With You, And Even Help You Do Things On Your Computer. 

Stone House Meet is a super simple video meeting solution. You can join one of video meetings on your smart phone, tablet or computer right from your home!


We Really Care About What We Do, How We Do It And The Clients That We Work With

Since 1998, our advisers have helped many people just like you to plan for and enjoy their ideal retirement. We focus on clients between age 50 and 75 that have more than $250,000 in retirement savings.  We work both in-person and remotely with clients from across the country.

We love working with our clients and we hope they love working with us. We can't wait to show you the Stone House Experience!
Around The Corner Or Around The World, We'll Never Leave You Hanging
One of the things our clients like most about working with our advisers is our accessibility. We work as a team to ensure our clients always get the highest degree of service. Usually, you'll be working with your dedicated adviser, but in the event he/she is unavailable at the time you need assistance, other familiar members of our team will step in to make sure you get the help and answers you need. 

We do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible. Even our clients thousands of miles away feel connected to us. We work with them through phone, email, text message, client portals, and our Apple and Android Apps. Prefer regular mail? No problem, we have a lot of clients who prefer doing business in actual paper. You'll never feel out of touch when working with our team and we take your privacy very seriously.

You're Really Going To Like Working With Us
We work as a team to create reliable retirement income strategies, consult on all aspects of financial life, and manage your assets. We take a very personalized approach to our clients and do our best to make sure they have all their financial questions answered and problems solved. We have developed our own technologies, investment programs, and processes to keep up with the varied demands of our clients' financial lives and we search for the best investment strategies and ways to implement them at the lowest-cost. 

Our Diversidex® platform uses globally diversified portfolios of ETFs to give us great flexibility as managers and they have low portfolio expenses which is good for our clients. 

You can now even add FLEX to your portfolio at no additional cost. FLEX takes a portion of your account and moves it to a money market fund during times of increased volatility.

Our Account Value Check-ins allow our clients to set a minimum value of assets that they feel comfortable with and if their accounts fall below that level, our advisers are notified to reach out to them for a discussion.

Stack Your Life For Success With LifeSTACK

Put your financial life in order with our LifeStack Financial and Retirement Planning process. Organize all the aspects of your financial life and, with the help of your specially trained adviser, you can maximize your financial well being through smart planning and priority balancing. We work through 18 different modules with you to help you organize and plan and optimize your whole financial life. Wouldn't it be a great feeling to know that you are ready for the future, whatever it may bring?

Future You Retirement Income Analysis

Working with one of our highly skilled advisers, we will help you map out your future retirement, then we will stress test it against 1000 different market scenarios and show you how likely your plan is to stand the test to time. We can make suggestions on how you can improve your plan and even show you how the different decisions effect the strength of your plan. We can meet with you in-person or in a web meeting so whether you are around the corner or on the other side of the country, we've got you covered! If you are 50 or older, you can get yours for free!
We Are A Team You Can Trust
We are an independent, team-based, fiduciary Investment Advisory firm. A Fiduciary Adviser is one that is always required to do what is in YOUR best interest. It seems like all advisers should be fiduciaries, right? Surprisingly, they are not! We hold ourselves to a higher standard than other non-fiduciary advisers so you can feel confident that our advice is unbiased and free of undisclosed conflicts of interest. 

We use qualified, institutional, S.I.P.C. insured financial firms like Fidelity Investments and TD Ameritrade to hold your investment assets. We also manage some accounts at highly rated insurers like Nationwide. 
We reconcile your transaction and pricing records daily to make sure there are no mistakes. We also monitor transactions coming into or going out of your accounts for any suspicious activity. 

As you can see, we go to great measures to keep your money and your information safe and your retirement plans on track.

We are growing quickly and now manage more than $350 million of assets for our clients and their families*. We take that responsibility very seriously and are honored to work with so many great people. 
We Have The Tools, Services, And Knowledge You Need 
We weren't satisfied with the status quo. We didn't want just "good enough". Over the years we have developed our own technologies, investment strategies, and client engagement processes to greatly enhance our client's experiences. 

Each of our advisors has developed a depth of knowledge from working with clients and we share that knowledge with each other as we address challenging client scenarios.
We Cut The Cost Of Investing
Considering Investment Cost is important.

  •  Low-Cost Index ETFs and Mutual Funds
  •  Institutional Trading Arrangements
  •  Maximizing No-Transaction Fee Options
  •  In-House Management and Low-Cost Managers
We Protect Your Assets
We do the heavy lifting to keep your investments safe.

  • Qualified Custodians 
  •  SIPC Insurance On Your Investments
  •  Daily Transaction Reconciliation
  • Fraud Transaction Monitoring 
  • ​Investment Policy Statement 
  •  Automatic Portfolio Rebalancing 
  •  Broad Diversification
  •  Investment Qualification Process
  •  Account  Value Check-ins
We Help You Use Your Money To Build A Life Worth Living.
It isn’t enough to have money. Use it to build a life worth living.
  • Future You Retirement Income Analysis
  •  Financial Personality Assessment
  • LifeStack Financial Life Planning
Now Let's Look At Why Good Planning Is The Key To Saving Your Retirement
Hi, this is Scott Stone, one of the partners at Stone House. I first joined Bob Brown in this business in 2003. Many of our first clients were good, hard-working people who saved their whole lives for retirement. Does that sound like you?
Many retired in the mid-to-late 1990’s. They had saved up a lot of money, but they didn’t know how to protect their money against the future. Some of them even went to a financial adviser that a friend or colleague recommended. In many cases, those advisers didn’t do a good job, or worse, abused the client’s trust just to sell them an expensive product they didn't need so they could generate a large commission.

When the tech bubble burst and the bear market of 2000-2003 came around, they found out why good planning is the key to a happy retirement. All of the sky high projections their financial advisers promised them didn’t come true and they found themselves in portfolios that had lost too much money. They were taking withdrawals that were too high and their account values shrank quickly to levels that made their retirement lifestyles unsustainable.

Some then hired us to try to help them cobble together a way forward. We called it “Retirement Rehab”. There were many sad conversations as we showed how their current plans were unsustainable and in order to not completely run out of money, they would have to dramatically cut their spending or go back to work.

Those early years really drove our passion to help people manage their retirement savings the right way from day one. Now, each of our clients gets a Future You Retirement Stress Test as they approach retirement and we reevaluate that Stress Test as the years go on and their situations change.

We would love to help you protect your retirement savings too. If you have saved up over $100,000 and you are considering retirement or are already retired, we can help you to protect your money and your lifestyle.

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Stone House nor its representatives are affiliated with or endorsed by Procter and Gamble. P&G is a registered trade mark of Procter & Gamble. 

*Assets as of 5/15/21

Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission does not imply that Stone House or its representatives have achieved a certain level of skill, certification or training or that the SEC approves of Stone House or its services. 

No services will be performed prior to the delivery of our Form ADV 2, which is the disclosure document that outlines our business activities, fees and conflicts of interest. This is not a solicitation of service in any jurisdiction in which the Investment Advisor is not registered or is not exempt from registration. Please call for additional information if interested in learning more about our company and services.

 Investments are not risk free and should be considered carefully by the client before investing in our strategies. Securities may lose value. See prospectuses and other disclosure documents for details of risks. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Stone House® Investment Management, LLC does not guarantee the performance of any strategy or portfolio.

Information on this website does not involve the rendering of personalized investment advice but is limited to the dissemination of general information on products and services. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of Stone House® Investment Management, LLC as of the date of publication and are subject to change. 

Fees listed on this site only represent fees charged by Stone House for services provided. Additional fees may be applied by third-parties depending on the services rendered. See ADV 2 for details. 

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