Pure Portfolios Team

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Nik founded Pure Portfolios with a vision to create a

lower cost alternative to the traditional financial advisory model. He believes people should have access to credentialed, professional advisors, without paying excessive fees. Nik shares his passion for financial markets, behavioral finance, and financial literacy through his weekly blog, podcast, and explainer videos. Nik has been quoted in Investor’s Business Daily, Citywire Magazine, Portland Business Journal, WSJ, Investment News, ETF.com, and Financial Advisor Magazine.

Nik has a B.A. in Finance from Washington State University and earned the right to use the CFA designation. Nik has served as an adjunct finance professor at Washington State University Vancouver campus.

 

He enjoys golfing, coaching, reading, and spending time with his wife, three children, and the family Llasa Apso Bush.

(971) 205-7733 | nik@pureportfolios.com

Nik Schuurmans, CFA
President, Partner

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Prior to merging with Pure Portfolios, Toby Weber was Managing Partner at Northwest Wealth Advisors. 

 

Toby joined Northwest Wealth in 2016 after a twenty-year career in Corporate Finance at Oracle, ECS and ESCO. Toby has a passion for investing, an ability to analyze and solve problems, and a desire to help others. He applies this to wealth management while helping clients successfully plan for and navigate their financial future. 

 
Toby earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Oregon.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Society of Portland.  Toby is a current Board member for Central Catholic High School’s Endowment and a former Board member of the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation.  Toby and his wife, Nikki live in West Linn, Oregon with their five children. 

(503) 702-5727 | toby@pureportfolios.com

Toby Weber, CFA
Chief Financial Officer, Partner

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Julie, a registered Investment Adviser Representative, started working at Northwest Wealth Advisors in 2005.  She provides a continuity of support across our firm services focusing on serving and meeting the needs of clients, investment team support and data management.

Julie's financial services career began in New York as a Portfolio Administrator at Brown Brothers Harriman and was followed by several years in the Marketing Department at Columbia Management Company in Portland.

Julie graduated from Bucknell University with degrees in International Relations and French.  She is active in her kids' schools as well as volunteers for the Oregon Food Bank.  An avid skier and hiker, she can often be found taking full advantage of the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

(503) 478-6632| julie@pureportfolios.com

Julie Johnsen
Client Service Administrator

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David brings with him 30 years of experience in wealth management and financial services. Throughout his career, David has managed assets and engaged in wealth planning for high net worth, family office, philanthropic and institutional clients.

Prior to Pure, David worked as Division Investment Executive & SVP, West Region, at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. He also held positions of Market Investment Director, Portfolio Manager and Equity Analyst in locations of New York City and Portland, OR.

 

David earned a BA at Denison University and an MBA in Nonprofit Management from University of Portland. He holds both the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.

 

David serves on Denison University’s Advisory Board and has been active with various charitable organizations. He enjoys skiing, fly fishing and spending time with his wife and 3 boys.

(503) 626-6912 | david@pureportfolios.com

David Gewant, CIMA®, CAIA
Chief Operating Officer, Partner

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Erin is a registered Investment Advisor Representative and has been working at Pure Portfolios since 2020. Erin brings expertise in client service and an enthusiasm for financial planning.  Prior to joining Pure, she held various positions in banking at U.S. Bank, and started her career in investments at E*TRADE as a Financial Consultant.  Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics at Portland State University and was President of the Financial Management Association. 

 

Erin is an advocate for financial literacy and education and volunteers locally for Financial Beginnings which aims to help younger investors.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and exploring all that Portland has to offer, including camping, hiking and snowboarding.

(971) 297-1368 | erin@pureportfolios.com

Erin Varghese
Financial Planner, Associate Advisor

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Colin joined Pure Portfolios in May 2021 as a Client Service Administrator.

 

Prior to his new role at Pure, Colin worked in Scottsdale, Arizona at a boutique wealth management company where he provided client support and account management. Colin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Seattle Pacific University.  

  

Outside of work, Colin likes to spend time with his friends and family, most notably, on the Oregon coast where he grew up. Colin is an avid reader, and enjoys golfing and hiking.   

(503) 744-4724 | colin@pureportfolios.com

Colin Purcell
Client Service Administrator