Hannah Patterson Advances into Financial Professional Role as Deering Wealth Team Growth Continues

The Deering Wealth Team is proud to announce the recent promotion of Hannah Patterson from Paraplanner to Financial Planning Professional. Patterson was previously responsible for financial plan development, plan implementation, and money movement. While she will continue to serve clients in this way, her role will expand further into meeting with individuals and families of the Deering Wealth Team.

Moving forward Patterson will be responsible for providing time sensitive financial planning in all areas of the Certified Financial Planning Designation, including general planning, risk management, investments, retirement planning, tax planning, and estate planning. These areas will be complemented by Patterson’s demonstrated history of assisting families with inheritance planning, small business retirement plan management, and comprehensive estate plan reviews. 

Since obtaining her designation from the CFP® Board as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Patterson has furthered her depth of knowledge and expertise regarding effective and comprehensive financial planning, and she is committed to understanding and applying complex financial planning concepts while adhering to the highest of ethical standards.

“Hannah has demonstrated her commitment to our clients by continuing to learn and grow in her role,” said Mark Deering, CFP®, Senior Executive Vice President and National Sales Director at SageSpring Wealth Partners and lead financial advisor on the Deering Wealth Team. “Over the last three years, I have watched Hannah grow from her Client Services role by passing the series 7 and series 66 securities industry essential exams, advancing into a Paraplanner role, and earning her CFP® designation. I can’t explain the joy I feel to now see her advance into a client-facing role as a Financial Planning Professional. She continues to bring so much value to the families we serve, and we feel blessed to have her on our team.”

Patterson’s professional growth is a testament to the overall growth of the Deering Wealth Team over the past year. In addition to Patterson’s promotion, the team also hired a new Client Services Associate. Alexandra Rusu began her new role with the team in September after serving as SageSpring’s Front Office Coordinator since April of this year. Rusu is a strategic addition to help the team continue providing excellent client service as Patterson transitions into her new client-facing role in the near future. 

“One of the many things I’ve learned as a leader is that in order for your team to grow, everyone needs to grow in their respective roles,” Deering said. “Part of the reason we hired Alexandra was so Hannah could elevate in her role given her remarkable growth over the years. Now we are working on putting Alexandra’s professional development plan into action so we can focus on her growth as well. Our emphasis on professional development among our team always goes back to our clients – we are always striving to be the best financial planning team we can be for the families we serve.

One of SageSpring’s core values is to develop students and leaders. The Deering Wealth Team’s growth is a great example of this important value being lived out at SageSpring Wealth Partners.

Patterson can be reached at (615) 861-3521 or at

SageSpring Wealth Partners
Corporate Office
801 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 600
Franklin, TN 37067

Investment advisory services offered through SageSpring Advisory Services, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser. SageSpring Wealth Partners and Deering Wealth Team are not registered broker dealers are independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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Jeffrey T. Dobyns


President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS 

Jeffrey T. Dobyns

President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS

Beyond crunching numbers and investment strategies, at SageSpring, we’re about building relationships. When you encounter Founder & President of SageSpring, Jeff Dobyns, it’s easy to understand why this is at the very heart of who we are as a firm. You won’t find stuffy formalities with Jeff; instead, you can expect to find him sharing a warm smile, communicating a compelling vision, or patiently untangling life’s complex challenges with clients. He believes in truly getting to know clients, understanding their aspirations and priorities, and navigating their financial plans with a tailored, comprehensive approach. Our team members have often been caught taking notes on Jeff’s effortless relationship skills from a distance, and we admire them for striving to learn from one of the best. 

Jeff’s financial expertise and wisdom are the perfect match to his innate people skills. Jeff holds the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChLU®) designations, and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for more than two decades. 

His dedication extends beyond the office to the boardroom and the local community, where Jeff is passionate about giving back. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Men of Valor, a prison ministry and mentoring program. Jeff also serves on the board of Send Musicians to Prison, which shares hope, healing and restoration with the imprisoned through musicians & artists. Jeff actively supports other initiatives in the community by sitting on the board of The Signatry of Middle Tennessee and the Halftime Institute of Nashville. 

Witnessing his four children, Gracyn, Hunter, Tanner, and Logan, excel on the field is almost just as rewarding, if not more, than celebrating the victories of seeing his clients overcome obstacles and build wealth. Spending weekends boating on the lake, hiking mountain trails, and fishing with his family are the moments Jeff cherishes most. It’s this grounded perspective that reveals the true meaning of wealth for Jeff: not just numbers on a page, but the freedom to create experiences that enrich your life and the lives of those you love. When you choose the Dobyns McMillin Wealth Team, you choose more than financial expertise. You choose a partner who champions your dreams, celebrates your victories, and walks besides you on the path to achieving your unique goals.

**Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.