Our office is small and friendly, located right in Old Town Herndon. Our building, originally built in 1905, has been beautifully restored by Thomas Dellinger, Advisor of Dellinger Wealth Management. One source is quoted as saying the house has never had a more caring owner. We pride ourselves on being an active part of the community and our employees are often found supporting local businesses around town.
Tom Dellinger | Financial Advisor
I am a native of Northern Virginia, reared in the town of Vienna with twin brothers whom are a year older than me. I was raised by loving parents and taught through athletic upbringing that the team is more than the individual. Some of my best education was gained between the white lines on the baseball diamonds of my youth. I graduated from Oakton HS in 1974 and American University with a BSBA (double major in finance and marketing) in 1978.
I entered the financial services industry in March of 1979 and stayed with my initial firm until October of 1995 before entering the independent broker dealer channel with LPL Financial. My current long-term plans are to remain in the industry at our new Pine Street location (since June 2009) as long as my mental and physical well-being will allow.
The historic property in downtown Herndon is a short commute from my residence in Great Falls where I live with my wife Naomi, my in-laws, and their caregivers. We have a full household including our two dogs Luke (a boxer) and Maggie (an English bulldog). Kate now resides in a townhouse nearby our office and is missed by all parties within Mill Run Drive, but most especially her grandparents.
My goals outside the industry are to build a baseball field in honor of my parents and a limited bed nursing home for the aged who have nowhere else to turn, in honor of His work in my life. In the interim, I want to live each day to the fullest with no regrets on the balance between my career and my personal life with my family.
I embraced long-term contrarian value based investing many years ago and more recently have incorporated long-term care and estate planning into the practice to a greater extent. Placing LTC and estate planning at the top of our priorities are invaluable to our client base. I feel strongly that wealth distribution and wealth preservation are just as important as wealth accumulation.
My hobbies include reading (especially biographies of historical figures), walking the dogs at River Bend Park and other Great Falls trails near our home, studying Scripture application, baseball trivia and statistics along with baseball sports collectibles, interval endurance training at our home, and watching amateur athletics being taught to our youth within our community (even sometimes joining in). My bucket list includes travelling to Japan with my family, hiking in the Grand Canyon, and visiting every Minor League Baseball stadium in Virginia and Maryland.
Kate Okusa* | Client Services
Kate has worked here since 2006 and has always had an interest in the financial industry. Kate has lived in Northern Virginia nearly all of her life and currently resides just a few minutes from the office in Herndon. In her spare time, Kate likes to spend time with her dog, Angus (an English bulldog). Kate loves to spend time in a great restaurant, traveling, and riding her bike.
Kiri Pugh* | Client Services
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Kiri graduated from George Mason University. She is currently working part-time and going back to school. Kiri loves spending time with her family, working out, and cooking!
Hiroko Takeuchi* | Client Services
Hiroko has just joined the team recently. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, has lived in 4 different states, including the last 6 years here in Virginia. She graduated with a BA in International Studies with an emphasis on Communications from Brigham Young University Hawaii. She likes to interact with people and understanding their varied cultural backgrounds. She is very excited to be working and expanding her knowledge at Dellinger Wealth Management every day.
Iroda Yusupova* | Client Services
I was born in Uzbekistan and moved to Malaysia when I was 6 years old. I lived there for 3 years before moving to the US. I have lived in Virginia for over 10 years and currently attend Gorge Mason University. I am pursuing a degree in Finance and will be graduating in Spring 2018. In my free time I like to go hiking, visit DC, and spend time with my family and friends.
Angus Pugh* | Bull Market Bulldog
Angus has been a part of the team for quite a few years now and has a special interest in everything that comes out of our small kitchen and barking at our water delivery guy. He particularly likes chicken, bananas, and apples. He was born in PA, but now resides in Sterling, Virginia with his roommates. He has an active interest in fetch, chewing lacrosse balls, and snoring far too loudly. He does have to go to work 5 days a week, but the fact his bed is in a nice sunny spot and has the full run of the upstairs makes up for it…almost. Friday’s he does tend to drag a little more getting out the door in the morning.