Our Team

LeeAnn Leonard, CRPC®, AAMS®
First Vice President/Investments, Branch Manager
LeeAnn joined Stifel in September 2013, after nearly six years with Merrill Lynch.  She was a Registered Sales Assistant with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. for over 11 years.  She began her financial career with Financial Industries Corporation, where her responsibilities included private placement investments.  She then joined Ameritrade, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska in 1993, working on the trading desk, processing options clearing for the firm.  She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  She completed her Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designations from The College for Financial Planning.
Michael J. Portman, CRPC®
Associate Vice President/Investments
Mike joined Stifel in September 2013 after a nearly combined 13 years as a  Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch and A.G. Edwards.  He began his financial career spending nearly 21 years in lending and management with banks in the St. Joseph market.  He has been active in the local community serving on past boards or leadership positions with various organizations including Community Housing Ministry, Pony Express Historical Society, United Way, Buchanan County Tourism Board, Chamber of Commerce, and Ducks Unlimited. Mike completed his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation from The College for Financial Planning.
Craig L. Grable
Associate Vice President/Investments
Craig began his career as a Financial Advisor in 1993 with A.G. Edwards and later Merrill Lynch, joining Stifel in October 2013.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and is a lifelong resident of Wathena, Kansas, having served on the City Council there for 13 years.  He is also an active Boy Scout leader, member of the Wathena Masonic Lodge, Kansas State Alumni Association, and a member of Moila.  Craig loves spending time with his wife, Renee, and three kids and volunteering in his community.  Some of their best times spent are going to K-State football games and scouting events. 
Chuck Sinclair, CFP®
First Vice President/Investments
Chuck has been helping clients plan for their financial goals for 35 years.  He graduated from Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Chuck is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certificant.
Chuck has been active in numerous community organizations, including the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Young Life. He is active in his church, enjoys reading, and is a sports enthusiast.  Mostly, he and his wife, Judie, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Julie Barber
Operations Manager

Julie has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry, beginning her career as an Adminstrative Assistant with Blunt Ellis & Loewi.  She joined Stifel in October 2013 after working for A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc. and later Merrill Lynch.  Julie became a registered client service associate in 1993 and has a Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.







Heidi LaFave
Registered Investment Associate
Heidi has more than 22 years of financial services experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Northwest Missouri State University and calls the St. Joseph, Missouri, community home.  Heidi became a Registered Client Service Associate in 2018, a Registered Investment Associate in 2020, and has a Series 7 and Series 66.
Heidi's mission is to work diligently to earn your trust and provide you with a high level of service. She strives to utilize every tool available to ensure a personalized approach when serving your needs.

Heidi has been a member of the St. Joseph's Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years. She serves as a local diplomat, a member with Junior League of St. Joseph, Young Life Greater St. Joseph, and Cathedral of St. Joseph. She is also active with local middle and high schools on various PTSA/Booster clubs. During college, she served as a board member with the Phi Phi chapter's Alpha Sigma Alpha Alumni.

Heidi has been married for more than 20 years and has two children. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, donating time back to the community, and watching her children play various sports.





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