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About Creative Retirement Planning, LLC

In 2001, Ron Tetley and Kip Nussbaum were introduced to each other through a mutual acquaintance. They soon realized they had many of the same interests, values, and career aspirations. By 2002, their friendship quickly grew into a working relationship where they collaborated on numerous business projects, which led to an informal partnership that began in 2003. In March 2005, Ron and Kip consolidated their three offices into one, forming an insurance agency called Creative Retirement Planning, LLC.

Since then, Ron and Kip have been serving clients in Akron and beyond through retirement planning along with investments, advanced tax planning, and more. They are committed to improving the lives of their clients as creatively as possible.

Ron Tetley

Co-Founder and President

Ronald Tetley is an Investment Advisor Representative and licensed insurance agent with comprehensive knowledge of retirement, wealth enhancement, and estate planning issues. Ron is a well-known financial advisor in Akron, Ohio. Since 1994, Ron has focused on helping individuals avoid common, costly financial mistakes. The majority of his time is spent meeting with prospective and established clients. Ron resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, with his wife, Teresa. Together, they have four children.

Kip Nussbaum

Co-Founder and Vice President

Kip Nussbaum is a licensed insurance agent who entered the financial and benefits industry in 2001. Kip is experienced in tax, income, and asset protection planning. His duties include marketing, bookkeeping, business planning, and operational management. Kip is an avid sports fan and invests countless hours as a Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach. He resides in Orrville with his wife, Lisa, and their three children.

Lisa Spisak

New Business and Policy Service

After attending Kent State University for four years, Lisa completed her courses at Hondros College and acquired her property & casualty and health & life insurance licenses. She has many roles at Creative Retirement Planning, LLC, but her main duties include assisting Ron with all new business and service paperwork, updating clients on the statuses of their applications, and organizing clients’ portfolios. To become better acquainted with the insurance and financial industry, Lisa worked with a local State Farm agent for about a year. She enjoys working out, learning about different cultures, and traveling in her spare time.

Sarah Knight

Receptionist and Special Events Coordinator

Sarah is pursuing a marketing degree at Stark State University while she works at Creative Retirement Planning, LLC, making sure all office functions run smoothly. Before she came to work at Creative Retirement Planning, LLC, she did administrative work at a local law firm and worked as an adoption specialist at an animal shelter. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and spending time outside and at the gym.