Our Team

Our Team

The people who work at Commonwealth Financial Network® not only have the knowledge and experience to help you pursue your financial goals, but they also happen to be extremely great folks, too! Our staff is always ready to address your concerns, answer your questions, and help put you at ease.

Matt Parsons

Financial Advisor

Matt Parsons is an independent financial advisor at Commonwealth Financial Network and is dedicated to helping clients target their financial goals through high-quality investments and sound guidance. He joined Commonwealth in 2005, when he founded Parsons Financial. Previously, he had built a successful business for Edward Jones Investments from the ground up—by knocking on doors and getting involved in the community. He believes in doing business face-to-face—in the office or at your home.

Matt is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and a member of Rotary Club International. He serves on the Cottage Grove Hospital Foundation board and the Cottage Grove Community Development Corporation. He has also served on the Cottage Grove Planning Commission, the City of Cottage Grove Budget Committee, the South Lane Wheels board, Lane Workforce Partnership board, and the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce board. Matt is married to Teresa, and they have six kids: Morgan, Brandon, Jessica, James, Kayla, and Krystal. They enjoy traveling, camping, hiking to waterfalls, and golfing with their family.

Matt offers securities and advisory services as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

Julia Lindberg

Financial Advisor

Julia Lindberg is an independent financial advisor with Commonwealth Financial Network. Julia holds an insurance license, enabling her to offer a full complement of financial services for her clients.

Julia graduated in 1997 with a BA in speech communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She began her career as a financial professional in mutual fund trades processing at Edward Jones Investments, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1999, Julia became a financial advisor and relocated to Eugene, Oregon, where she operated her own Edward Jones branch for more than 10 years before going independent with Commonwealth Financial Network in 2010.

Julia loves spending time with her husband, Mark; daughter, Annika; and son, Joren. They love the outdoors and go camping as a family as often as possible all over the great Pacific Northwest. She is an active member of the Professional Women's Network of Oregon and has served on the Lane County Human Rights Advisory Committee. She also volunteers her time at First Congregational, U.C.C., in Eugene.

Julia considers it a tremendous privilege to support her clients in meeting their financial goals, and she receives great satisfaction in seeing those goals come to fruition.

Julia offers securities and advisory services as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

Amanda Akers

Client Relations Manager

Amanda Akers holds a BS in public relations/journalism from the University of Oregon. Amanda is a volunteer with the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Greeter's Committee.

Amanda grew up in the desert of Southern California. She moved to Oregon in middle school and is proud to now call herself an Oregonian. She and her husband, Daniel, met at the University of Oregon and are avid Duck fans. They live with their menagerie, a dachshund named Cloe, a corgi named Quorra, and a sun conure named Ru. Amanda and Daniel both have a passion for classic cars, road trips, and food!

Brandon Parsons

Financial Advisor

Brandon Parsons took an interest early on in helping people enjoy their retirement and is especially focused on financial planning. Rather than take on the financial burden of college, Brandon has chosen to take advantage of the hands-on experience of working in the industry. He is self studied and has his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and life and health insurance license. Brandon is looking forward to growing the business with his father and continuing his legacy.

Brandon was born in Texas and grew up in Oregon, thus he is a duck with horns. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Ashley. They have one fur-baby, a boxer named Spartacus. They love a great storyline and enjoy movies and binge watching good TV shows.

Polly Heykamp

Administrative Assistant