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Kelly Stiefel Arias, CFP®, MBA-IM

Kelly Stiefel Arias, CFP®, MBA-IM

President & Financial Advisor

Kelly founded Alegría Wealth in 2023 after 18+ years of experience in the financial industry. Alegría is a Spanish word which means “happiness” and that is the experience she hopes her clients will have in working with her.

Prior to beginning her work in financial services, Kelly worked as a teacher, then attended Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, where she completed her MBA-IM (International Management). Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Kelly has called Kansas City home since 2002.

Kelly has been a proud CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ since 2019 and holds the Series 7, 63, 65, 24, 51, and life/health/variable insurance licenses.

She is a member of the Financial Planning Association, where she serves on the Public Relations Committee for the local Kansas City chapter. You may have seen some of her personal finance articles featured in The Kansas City Star.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys practicing Spanish with her husband Gonzalo, who is from Manizales, Colombia. She is passionate about travel, especially in the Spanish-speaking world, and even lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for ten weeks and Valencia, Spain for nine months.

She enjoys reading, writing, gardening, trying new ethnic restaurants, and spending time with Gonzalo and their daughters, Meghan and Mikayla. She can be spotted around town playing her clarinet in the Olathe Civic Band or hosting international visitors with Global Ties.

Kelly has helped clients of all ages and stages set and pursue their financial goals. She believes long-term goal setting is important, but that we should also enjoy life’s journey along the way.

Bring her your goals and dreams!