Our Mission

Rooted in a deep belief that God has blessed us with unique gifts and abilities, our firm is committed to understanding your financial needs and developing a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals. Our financial advisors are committed to walking beside you every step of the way, not only as your financial advisor, but as a trusted brother or sister in Christ. With the goal of financial security in mind, we offer tailored strategies for individuals and businesses alike. Let us come alongside you on your journey to financial freedom!

Who We Are

At the core of our purpose is the belief that God has blessed us with unique gifts and abilities to serve Him and others. As your Financial Advisor, I aim to truly understand your financial needs and circumstances so we can develop a personal or business strategy that works for you. I am committed to walking beside you every step of the way, not only as your advisor but as your friend, as we navigate your financial future together. Let’s start this journey toward financial security and friendship today.

Our Team

Chris Morgan

Founder

Chris Morgan is the Founder and CEO of Ark Wealth Advisors. He was born and raised in Yorba Linda, California, where he attended Friends Christian School and El Dorado High School. In High School, he found a love for stocks during a history class game and became very interested in the profession. He also found a love for surfing, and water polo, and met his wife, Lindsay, in High School. He worked as a Huntington State Beach Lifeguard from high school through college. He attended California Baptist University in Riverside, California, and obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration. He holds the record for most assist for water polo at California Baptist University. Chris and Lindsay, now married, have three kids, Hailey, Jordy, and Slater. Chris has always prioritized making God, family, and relationships the most important things in his life. As a financial planner, he says, “the greatest part of my job is getting to know people and assisting them through the greatest transitions of their lives.” He focuses on doing what is best for the client and excels at benefiting the client. Chris attends Friends Community Church in Brea and serves on the Finance committee and the Friends Development Corporation. He also strives to help small businesses as he serves as CFO of the Chamber of Commerce in Yorba Linda in 2018. Overall, Chris loves getting to know people, leading people to the Lord, surfing, camping, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.

Chris Morgan is the Founder and CEO of Ark Wealth Advisors. He was born and raised in Yorba Linda, California, where he attended Friends Christian School and El Dorado High School. In High School, he found a love for stocks during a history class game and became very interested in the profession. He also found a love for surfing, and water polo, and met his wife, Lindsay, in High School. He worked as a Huntington State Beach Lifeguard from high school through college. He attended California Baptist University in Riverside, California, and obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration. He holds the record for most assist for water polo at California Baptist University. Chris and Lindsay, now married, have three kids, Hailey, Jordy, and Slater. Chris has always prioritized making God, family, and relationships the most important things in his life. As a financial planner, he says, “the greatest part of my job is getting to know people and assisting them through the greatest transitions of their lives.” He focuses on doing what is best for the client and excels at benefiting the client. Chris attends Friends Community Church in Brea and serves on the Finance committee and the Friends Development Corporation. He also strives to help small businesses as he serves as CFO of the Chamber of Commerce in Yorba Linda in 2018. Overall, Chris loves getting to know people, leading people to the Lord, surfing, camping, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.

Blake Martin

Financial Advisor

Blake Martin is a Financial Advisor at Ark Wealth Advisors. Born and raised in the Portland, OR area, Blake moved to New York City for his undergraduate studies but finally settled in Southern California. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014 with a master’s degree in music. After spending nearly a decade in the music industry working with many world-renowned artists, Blake decided to make his passion for helping people plan for their financial future his career. 
 
Blake enjoys traveling, cycling, and is an avid foodie! You might catch him at his favorite resort nestled in the woods of Big Sur, biking the Santa Ana River Trail, or preparing for his next foodie adventure at this new Omakase spot that just opened up. Music is still in Blake’s DNA but he now seeks to help all of the wonderful people in his life to achieve their financial goals. 
 
Alongside Chris Morgan and the team at Ark Wealth Advisors, Blake strives to serve the Lord by providing the highest level of attention and commitment to his clients. “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord…” (Colossians 3:23 ESV). As true fiduciaries, we put your interests first, prudently managing your assets with nothing but your best in mind. Let us come along side you and create a plan to turn your goals into your reality!
Blake Martin is a Financial Advisor at Ark Wealth Advisors. Born and raised in the Portland, OR area, Blake moved to New York City for his undergraduate studies but finally settled in Southern California. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014 with a master’s degree in music. After spending nearly a decade in the music industry working with many world-renowned artists, Blake decided to make his passion for helping people plan for their financial future his career. 
 
Blake enjoys traveling, cycling, and is an avid foodie! You might catch him at his favorite resort nestled in the woods of Big Sur, biking the Santa Ana River Trail, or preparing for his next foodie adventure at this new Omakase spot that just opened up. Music is still in Blake’s DNA but he now seeks to help all of the wonderful people in his life to achieve their financial goals. 
 
Alongside Chris Morgan and the team at Ark Wealth Advisors, Blake strives to serve the Lord by providing the highest level of attention and commitment to his clients. “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord…” (Colossians 3:23 ESV). As true fiduciaries, we put your interests first, prudently managing your assets with nothing but your best in mind. Let us come along side you and create a plan to turn your goals into your reality!

Michelle Aarnes

Administrative Assistant

Michelle has spent the majority of her professional career in the Financial Service arena and is dedicated to maintaining a positive and productive work environment and always looking for ways to enhance the customer service experience.
 
She wanted to apply her passion for helping people to a career that would make a positive impact on the world. Working with families to help them make smart decisions with their money was a natural fit.
 
As an Administrative Assistant for Ark Wealth Advisors, Michelle manages and assists all office operations and is an expert at making sure nothing falls through the cracks.
Michelle is a native Californian. She and her partner Tim have two dogs and 4 adult children that they are very proud of.
 
When she’s not helping clients, you can find her traveling, reading, and spending time with her family & friends.
Michelle has spent the majority of her professional career in the Financial Service arena and is dedicated to maintaining a positive and productive work environment and always looking for ways to enhance the customer service experience.
 
She wanted to apply her passion for helping people to a career that would make a positive impact on the world. Working with families to help them make smart decisions with their money was a natural fit.
 
As an Administrative Assistant for Ark Wealth Advisors, Michelle manages and assists all office operations and is an expert at making sure nothing falls through the cracks.
Michelle is a native Californian. She and her partner Tim have two dogs and 4 adult children that they are very proud of.
 
When she’s not helping clients, you can find her traveling, reading, and spending time with her family & friends.

Taylor Pedersen

Executive Assistant

Taylor brings over 12 years of dedicated experience in the finance industry, showcasing a deep understanding of financial markets, banking, mortgages, and commercial lending. With a passion for precision and excellence, Taylor has consistently delivered impactful results throughout her career.
 
Beyond the world of finance, Taylor is a devoted parent to a remarkable 13-year-old daughter who is a scholar athlete. With an impressive academic record of straight A’s in all honors classes, she excels both on and off the court. Engaging in volleyball and basketball, she is not only a skilled athlete but also actively participates in student council and the National Honor Society, embodying the values of leadership and academic excellence.
 
Outside the professional sphere, Taylor is committed to community service. Volunteering with organizations such as Make-A-Wish and Big Brothers Big Sisters reflects their dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Additionally, Taylor has generously contributed time as a volunteer volleyball coach and a youth and high school basketball coach, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and fostering the growth of future leaders on and off the sports field.
Taylor brings over 12 years of dedicated experience in the finance industry, showcasing a deep understanding of financial markets, banking, mortgages, and commercial lending. With a passion for precision and excellence, Taylor has consistently delivered impactful results throughout her career.
 
Beyond the world of finance, Taylor is a devoted parent to a remarkable 13-year-old daughter who is a scholar athlete. With an impressive academic record of straight A’s in all honors classes, she excels both on and off the court. Engaging in volleyball and basketball, she is not only a skilled athlete but also actively participates in student council and the National Honor Society, embodying the values of leadership and academic excellence.
 
Outside the professional sphere, Taylor is committed to community service. Volunteering with organizations such as Make-A-Wish and Big Brothers Big Sisters reflects their dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Additionally, Taylor has generously contributed time as a volunteer volleyball coach and a youth and high school basketball coach, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and fostering the growth of future leaders on and off the sports field.