Our Team

James J. Tyrpak, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®

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Business Leader

Jim has more than 35 years of experience in the financial planning field. He has a Master of Science in financial services with a specialty in pension planning and estate planning.

Jim is heavily involved in his profession and the community. He has been past president of many organizations including the national and local chapters of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Jim and his wife, Donna, live in Amherst and enjoy traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Michael J. Tyrpak, AIF®, BFA, CPFA®

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President, Financial Professional

Mike has been encompassed by the financial service profession his whole life. He pursued several financial service-related careers before joining Tyrpak Wealth Strategies in 2009.

Mike is also very involved in the community and profession. He has been published several times in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals. Mike is Past President of the Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He is also the President and a longtime trustee of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, where he is able to put his passion for history toward a good cause. Mike is current President of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls, NY and has served as president of the Rotary Club of Amherst as well as the Roundabout Rotary Club. He is currently serving on the Alumni Board of Canisius High School, his alma mater.

Mike and his wife, Sarah, live in Niagara Falls with their sons, Will and Charlie. They love travelling to another great tourist area, Orlando. Mike is a marginal sailor and poor trap shooter. Mike & Sarah (and occasionally Will) also enjoy bogey golf.

Aimee Christopher

Client Relationship Specialist

Aimee joined Tyrpak Wealth Strategies in 2016 after working in a client relations role at a local law firm. Her role with our firm provides the necessary communication and coordination of our business, personal, and family clients. She develops our client, broker, and financial professional communication and marketing strategies. This includes our events, newsletters, website, and social media.

Ella Graff

Accountant & New Broker Specialist

Ella has worked in the accounting field for more than 30 years before joining our firm in October of 2018. During Ella’s 30-plus years in the accounting field, she specialized in corporate reporting and insurance compliance. She joins our firm with eight years of experience working in the insurance industry.

In addition to her accounting work, Ella assists our business retirement plan strategies compliance and work with our team to grow that space. She oversees many custom reports that are an important part of tracking information for the wealth strategies we provide for our clients. She is also responsible for auditing and compliance for our outside financial professionals.

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