Meet  the Team

Nate Condon
Nate Condon
FOUNDING PARTNER | FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Nate Condon was raised in Janesville and currently lives in Cottage Grove with his wife and two children. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with honors. During his four years at Whitewater, he sold existing and new construction real estate. He has seven years of lending experience prior to becoming registered as a financial advisor in 2006. He is passionate about spending time in the outdoors and traveling with his family.  An avid music fan, Nate has attended 22 Pearl Jam shows (and counting!).

Clint Walkner
Clint Walkner
FOUNDING PARTNER | FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Clint Walkner lives in the Town of Middleton with his wife Courtney and their two children, Sawyer and Hadley. A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Clint received a BBA in accounting and marketing. He played four years with the UW Marching Band and has been registered as a financial advisor since 2001. Through his support 100 Men of Dane County, he believes strongly in helping children in the Dane County area overcome adversity and reach their full potential. His interests include learning new cooking techniques, playing golf, enjoying time with family, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams.

Jonathon Jordan, CFP®
Jonathon Jordan, CFP®
PARTNER | Financial Advisor

Jonathon was raised in Virginia and now lives in Waunakee with his wife Ellen and their four children, Nathan, Kaitlin, Jachin and Brooklyn. A graduate of James Madison University with a Biotechnology degree, he has called Wisconsin home for 14 years. He has been a financial advisor since 2008 and holds the Certified Financial Planner designation. Jonathon is passionate about supporting charities and the Madison community. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, golf and traveling.

Keith Poniewaz, Ph.D.
Keith Poniewaz, Ph.D.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR | DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS

Keith Poniewaz joined Walkner Condon in January 2019 to oversee their newly created Walkner Condon International Team. Keith primarily works with two distinct types of clients: ex-pats and educators. With his background as a well-traveled professor, Keith brings a unique perspective to his role. Keith has been a financial advisor since 2014 and has previously been employed at Merrill Lynch and Thun Financial where he worked with high net worth individuals in both the United States and abroad.

Before becoming a financial advisor, Keith was a professor of literature and language at several universities and colleges both in the United States and in Europe. His most recent appointment was as Visiting Professor of French at Ursinus College outside of Philadelphia.

A native of Madison. Keith is a graduate of the University of Chicago (A.B. with Departmental and College Honors) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature). He speaks French and Spanish and is an avid soccer fan.

Stan Farmer, CFP®, J.D.
Stan Farmer, CFP®, J.D.
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING | INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ADVISOR

 

Stan Farmer lives in Middleton, the town he and his wife, Iracema, and three children have called home for the past six years. He grew up in Columbia, MO and Cedar Rapids, IA, but has lived and worked all over the world, from Minneapolis to Luanda (Angola), Dubai and Lisbon. He began his career as an attorney and first became a financial advisor in 2004, joining the Minneapolis office of Merrill Lynch.

After returning to the U.S., Stan joined Thun Financial in 2014, where he began to focus his advisory practice on providing financial planning and investment advice to U.S. expat clients all over the world. He has authored numerous articles and provided educational webinars on a variety of financial planning topics that have included cross-border estate planning, financial planning for mixed nationality couples, dividing retirement assets when divorcing abroad, cross-border philanthropy, and expatriation.

Stan is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in Economics. He also achieved a masters degree in government administration (MGA) from the University of Pennsylvania and law degree (JD) from the University of Iowa. He is fluent in English and Portuguese. 

Stan enjoys taking care of his 100+ pets (African cichlids) and he is completely obsessed with cycling the many paved, gravel and dirt trails that run throughout Wisconsin when the weather permits, and riding inside with Zwift and his stationary trainer when it doesn’t. 

Syl Michelin, CFA®
Syl Michelin, CFA®
DIRECTOR OF PORTFOLIO STRATEGY | International FINANCIAL ADVISOR

 

Syl’s wealth management journey began in 2007 when he joined Citi Private Bank. He would spend the following decade with Citi working as a Private Banker in some of the world’s financial hubs: Geneva, London and most recently New York City. In 2018 he joined Thun Financial as an International Investment Advisor and became a member of the firm’s investment committee. 

In 2020 he joined Walkner Condon with the goal of building a client-centric practice in a boutique environment. With the ever-increasing complexity of cross-border investing and planning, Syl’s goal is to be a partner in his client’s success: simplifying their financial life so they can focus on what’s important to them, whether that’s running a business, focusing on their career or just spending time with family. 

Syl was raised in France and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Madison CFA Society.

Syl lives in Madison with his wife Melanie. In his spare time, he enjoys running and spending time in the Wisconsin outdoors. He was once an okay golfer, and also has created his own variety of yet unnamed cheese, which could be his claim to fame.

Anna Lautenbach, CFP®, M.A.
Anna Lautenbach, CFP®, M.A.
Financial Advisor

Anna Lautenbach brings a wealth of expertise to the Walkner Condon team. With a background in tax, financial planning, and insurance, Anna is our Jack, or rather, Jill of all trades. As the team at Walkner Condon continues to grow, Anna aligns with our vision for the future and will not only contribute to our wealth management services, but is the Founding Partner of Walkner Condon Tax Services.

A native of Green Bay, Anna has bridged several academic degrees with an illustrious list of distinctions. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS), Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow (FICF), Enrolled Agent (EA), and has her Series 24 and Series 66 licenses. So yes, she can do just about anything. Anna’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Management, both from UW-Green Bay. On top of all of that, she has a Master’s of Accounting from Liberty University.

It should not come as a surprise that one of Anna’s areas of specialization is working with business owners and landlords. Prior to joining Walkner Condon, she owned a nationally recognized tax franchise for seven years and currently has several rental properties. That experience gives Anna a unique vantage point when it comes to assisting entrepreneurs just like her. No matter who she’s working with, Anna’s process is centered around the client and moving them closer to their goals.

When Anna is not working, or working on another certification, you can find her outdoors. She loves being active, whether it’s running, biking, or boating on a lake. Although she’d rather be on a beach than enduring the harsh Wisconsin winters, Anna still toughs it out on her fat tire bike when the snow starts flying.

Mitch DeWitt, CFP®, MBA
Mitch DeWitt, CFP®, MBA
FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Mitch DeWitt and his wife, Kaylee, and daughter, Avery, live in Madison. Mitch earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining Walkner Condon, Mitch worked at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor and Rockwell Automation in various engineering roles. Volunteer work is a core value for Mitch, as he consistently supports a variety of Dane County organizations including The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin. Outside of work, Mitch enjoys watching college athletics, staying fit, and serving at his church.

Hannah Baker
Hannah Baker
CLIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST

 

Hannah Baker became the newest addition to the Walkner Condon team in August 2019, after sending us what was perhaps the most legendary inquiry email of all time. Since moving to Madison from Clemson, SC in 2014, she’s become a fully-converted Wisconsinite and likes nothing more than a brandy old fashioned sweet and a basket of cheese curds.

Right now, Hannah’s studies are in preparation for her Series 65 exam, but her educational background is in the arts. She studied creative writing at Anderson University in SC, and printing arts at the Center for Printing Arts at Madison College. As the singer and guitar-player of her band, Labrador, she was a 2019 SXSW official artist, Austin 100 pick, and even got a few shoutouts on NPR’s All Songs Considered and Pop Culture Happy Hour. If you’d like to check out the band, you can see a live performance filmed for WPR’s 30 Minute Music Hour in June here. Hannah’s audio skillset can also be heard on our weekly podcast, Gimme Some Truth, which she edits and produces.

When she’s not meticulously completing paperwork for financial transactions or studying to become an advisor, you can find her watching HGTV and most likely being sat on by Hank the cat.

Our team at Walkner Condon Financial Advisors is here to help guide our clients throughout their financial lives.