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Planning with a Purpose

We like to think of our work as both an art and a science. Like most things, successful financial planning is about balance. It requires an understanding of who you are—your desires, values and life goals—coupled with strong technical analysis of your situation and options.

Let us create a dynamic financial plan that works for your life journey—and be your dedicated partner along the way.

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Stuart Petty, CFP®

President & Financial Planner
Stuart Petty

Stuart Petty, CFP®

President & Financial Planner

Email: spetty@desertcrestfinancial.com

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Helping people get on the right track is at the core of what I do as a financial planner. By applying my love for problem-solving, I help my clients create a strategy that works for their unique circumstances and aligns with their life goals. The most rewarding part of my job is when an individual gains peace of mind and confidence in their current and future financial situation. 

I discovered my love for finance after taking a personal finance class in college at Utah State University. I read through the entire textbook before the class had actually started and organized a small group of friends to regularly meet and discuss different financial topics. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, I went on to do research and development as an engineer at Bridgestone. 

Outside of work, you can find me spending time with my wife and our two kids, traveling, watching the NBA, and perfecting my Tiger Woods fist pump while attempting to golf. I also enjoy volunteering with various youth programs, covering topics like personal responsibility, outdoor adventures, and financial literacy. 

Registrations & Licenses

  • Series 7
  • Series 66
  • Life & disability insurance licenses


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Kyle McOmber

Client Service Manager

Kyle began with Desert Crest Financial in 2022 as the Client Service Manager. He brings 13 years of experience in improving operational and growth processes.  Kyle earned a B.A. degree from Brigham Young University in History and a Masters in Public Administration from American University in Washington, D.C.  Kyle’s greatest fulfillment comes from spending quality time with his wife and three children. He enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, and mountaineering. 

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Mia Patricia Petty

Chief Chaos Officer

In my two years as Chief Chaos Officer, it is my responsibility to be a constant reminder to both Planners and Clients that life is full of chaos.  Rarely does life go as planned. Desert Crest Financial strives to take you from A to B and we acknowledge it won't happen in a straight line. Ongoing planning is essential to navigate an ever changing financial landscape.