The Heritage Investors' Approach
We understand that individuals face unique challenges in today’s financial landscape. Planning for one's retirement and trying to secure a solid future for your family or business can be overwhelming. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for tomorrow, today. Whether you need retirement planning, financial planning, education planning, investment planning, protection planning, tax planning, estate planning, or corporate planning, our personalized services focus on your financial needs, wants, and goals.
Both of our owners are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professionals. Justin Goodbread, CFP® and Jim DeTar, CFP® have years of experience. We want you to feel confident knowing that we are your trusted partners in this process. As your financial planning consultants, we look forward to working with you through all the stages of your life.
Meet the Heritage Investors' Team
Justin Goodbread, CFP® CEPA® is an entrepreneur and a family man as well as an outstanding financial planner. He started his first business at 16, a landscaping business that grew into a partnership.
In 2009 Justin founded Heritage Investors, where he helps individuals, businesses, and nonprofits attain their financial goals. Besides being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, He holds an Associate’s degree in horticulture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a Bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.
When he is not working or puttering in his huge vegetable garden, Justin spends time with his wife, two sons, and daughter. He is a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
To see a list of Justin's credentials, click here.
Jim DeTar, CFP® CEPA® has been with Heritage Investors since 2009. His primary role there is that of a registered assistant. When you call the office you will more than likely speak with Jim.
Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Drake University. He entered the financial services industry in 2002 and later became an equity partner in a Knoxville based planning firm in 2004. Jim’s previous employment includes holding management positions for Cargill, Inc. and other processing plants in Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee.
Jim is a member of Concord United Methodist church where he loves singing in the choir. He and his wife, Joan, have recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Jim loves to run and has committed to completing Ironmans and triathlons.
To see a list of Jim's credentials, click here.
Growing up moving around the Midwest and Northeast, Candace garnered an understanding of an eclectic range of communities and lifestyles. After settling in the Knoxville area, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Tennessee. With a love of learning, she then continued to Middle Tennessee State University where she earned her MBA. She has held a variety of positions adding to her customer-first expertise.
When not at work, Candace is a devoted mother, spending time with her family. She enjoys working in the yard, going to amusement parks, and is a total foodie who will try anything. According to Candace, the smartest decision she made was getting married in a courthouse and the biggest challenge is being married to a Crimson Tide Alabama fan.
You will be seeing and hearing from Candace in the months ahead as we continue to service you, our legacy clients!
Julie Fitch joined Heritage Investors in early 2016 as an Executive Assistant for Justin and Jim and takes care of the day to day operations for the office. Julie spent most of her life on the Gulf Coast, loving the water, then spent 2 years traveling the country, visiting almost every state. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Secondary Education. She has held many positions ranging from Office Supervisor for a private institution in Florida, to recording with a vocal team for several years, to a Client Relations Concierge at a financial planning firm in Connecticut.
Her years of on the road gave her a great love for the experience of travel and a great appreciation for the diverse cultures and beauty of our country. With the shift of becoming a mother, Julie worked part-time in her early years as a new mom and spent several years homeschooling her three children. She is passionate about travel, music, and fitness. Her strange addictions are bargain shopping and organization! But her 3 children are her pride and joy!
John comes to Heritage Investors with an eclectic set of skills ranging from being a graphic designer at multiple ad agencies in Knoxville to an Art Director building niche magazines sold on newsstands across North America. John brings to Heritage Investors years of experience in inbound marketing, e-commerce, and email strategy, leading teams of designers, web developers, and writers in his role as an Inbound Project Manager.
A loving husband and father of two teenagers, John loves outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, and mountain biking the trails of East Tennessee. When he cannot be outside, he is passionate about fine art photography, "hunt-and-pecking" on the guitar, being an active member of NorthStar church, and “recycling” bicycles for the neighborhood kids or charity.
In pursuit of a childhood dream, Raquel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Tennessee. Post-graduation, she spent eight years in the television industry, working in both local news and production. She began her career at the NBC affiliate in the Tri-Cities. After a year, she moved on to join WBIR-TV, where she worked in conjunction with other Channel 10 team members to deliver news “Straight from the Heart”. With the birth of her first child, she desired a slower pace than the news industry offered. She then shifted her career focus to field producing for the Christian Broadcasting Network. There she produced numerous stories for their flagship show, The 700 Club.
In 2009, Raquel set aside her creative skills to focus on raising her children and supporting her husband as he embarked on his first pastorate. She teamed up with Heritage Investors in early 2016 to help shoot videos and create articles written for the company’s growing financial education portal, Financially Simple. As a mother of seven, she spends her "free time" chasing five children under five and homeschooling two others.
If you are ready to unleash the power financial freedom, then schedule a meeting with one of our team members.