President, Chief Investment Advisor
Rick Durkee, Founder and President of The Coastal Financial Planning Group, has served in leadership roles in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. Rick holds a bachelor's degree in business management/marketing from The University of South Carolina. He has held a Series 65 license for 3 years and is licensed in South Carolina life, accident, health and disability insurance. He has also held Series 6, and 63 securities licenses.
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Frank Hutto, CFP®
Retirement Planning Associate
Certified Financial Planner™
With over four decades of financial services experience, including investment management, financial and retirement planning, tax representation, insurance, and banking, Frank holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Charleston Southern University and is a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School. He also completed a rigorous accreditation through the College of Charleston CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification Education Program and has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional since 2005.
He has held a Series 65 registration for more than a decade, and is licensed in South Carolina life, accident, health and disability insurance. He also has in-depth knowledge of Social Security retirement income strategies to help bolster lifetime benefits. He has also previously held Series 6, 7, and 63 securities registrations.
Born and raised in the low country of South Carolina, he has been married to his high school sweetheart, Mary, for over 45 years. Frank enjoys spending time with his four children and ten grandchildren. He also enjoys playing golf, reading, and cruising the Caribbean.
At The Coastal Financial Planning Group, Frank assists in developing retirement plans for our clients, including discussing their financial goals and researching appropriate financial vehicles.
Legacy and Insurance Planning Specialist
Darryl Fyall focuses on reducing unnecessary risks and taxes for our clients, to help ensure that their legacy will be passed in a leveraged and efficient manner. He joined the firm in June of 2015.
Darryl has been in the financial services industry for almost 25 years. Prior to that, he served in the US Navy after high school. In 1991, he started as a broker's assistant in Atlanta, GA. In 1994, he passed the general securities exams (Series 7 and 63) and became a Registered Representative (RR). As a RR, Darryl focused on recommending individual stocks and options for clients. In 1998, he passed the general principal exam (Series 24), became a Registered Principal, and assumed leadership roles. Darryl is currently a licensed life insurance agent.
In 1999, Darryl moved back to his native home, Charleston, SC, and completed his Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics at the College of Charleston. He reconnected with his college sweetheart, Barbara Scurry, in 2011. They married in 2014 and are the proud Aunt and Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Barbara owns a small business that provides organizational services to seniors, or daily money management. They both enjoy movies, time at the beach, and Darryl will soon learn to love Barbara’s appreciation of ballroom dancing!
Client Services Manager
Kate Flinton, Client Services Manager of the Coastal Financial Planning Group, has been in the financial services industry for more than 15 years. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Finance at Siena College, in Loudonville, NY, she spent some time on Wall Street, working for Fidelity Investments. When she left New York, she moved to Baltimore, MD where she held the position of Director of Investment Operations for a boutique financial planning firm. There, she maintained her Series 7 Securities license.
After a brief hiatus to have her children, Kate returned to work in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, where she worked for Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management, in International Banking and Private Wealth Management. Upon her return to the US, she worked in the insurance industry and currently holds her South Carolina life, accident, health and disability insurance license. She is currently studying to obtain her Series 65 license.
At The Coastal Financial Planning Group, Kate is responsible for all Client Services, ranging from case administration services to client appreciation, data management and reporting.
Contact Kate via email or office phone (843.735.5065) to schedule a 3 step review or to be notified about upcoming retirement planning seminars, workshops or classes.