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We Are
ESTATE PROTECTORS

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to make life planning easy for you and your family! We have a passion for providing guidance, direction and advice, as well as a network of professionals ready to set you up for success and solidify the legacy that you want to leave behind for the future generations.

Unlike other estate planning companies we bring everything you need into one centralized location, making it easy for you and your family to navigate.

My role with Estate Protectors is to make your experience with our family of advisors as seamless as possible so you can focus on the possibilities ahead of you. I’ll likely be the person sitting down with you to gather your story together so your advisors can work it up into an individualized estate plan that is uniquely yours. I can’t wait to meet you! 

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Jessica Williams

Marketing Assistant

Meet The Team

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Troy Barnes

President, Senior Advisor

Troy spent the first 52 years of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to St George, Utah in 2017.  He is married to Charissa Barnes; they have 6 children and 2 grandchildren.

Two of his children (Kaylin and Kellen) and his wife are working for Estate Protectors. It is truly a family and faith-based business as we serve the needs of families from one generation to the next.

Troy’s educational focus at Cal State Hayward was economics and accounting.  After 20-plus years in the food and beverage industry, he started his second career in the estate and retirement planning field.

While working for an estate planning law firm, he quickly concluded that the traditional estate planning method of American families was under serving their needs.  Attorneys charge a few thousand dollars for the planning documents and then after years of literally no support from their attorney, the family has nothing but problems.  This is an expensive mistake that can be completely avoided.

He created Estate Protectors, LLC 22 years ago to show families there is a BETTER way to complete and maintain their planning and leave a well-organized, protected, comprehensive legacy.

Troy is an insurance agent licensed in most of the Western United States and has created a “Coordinated Program for Life” for his clients to ensure that their affairs, while alive, are complete.  Because the program is fully coordinated, there is far less worry and stress for their surviving spouse and ultimately, their children, after death.

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Charissa Barnes

Partner, Client Services Manager

Charissa was born in Pennsylvania and moved to California with her family during her teen years.

   

She and Troy blended their families and skills when they married in 2016.  In early 2017 she and her husband brought their family and Estate Protectors to Utah’s Dixie in early 2017.

 

Charissa added her tax law office skills and her background with the California Chamber of Commerce to the family business.  She also has experience in care giving and really supports families by providing guidance through the aging and care process as well as guidance in caring for the caregiver.

  

She enjoys her role in Estate Protectors and encourages us to find ways to expand client services and enhance our clients’ planning experience.  Charissa loves to help us build lasting relationships with our clients as we continue to manage and maintain their planning. 

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Rachel Chiacchio

Marketing and Administration

Rachel and her fiancé made the move to Southern Utah in Summer of 2021 after finishing schooling in her home state of Massachusetts. 

She graduated from college with a bachelors degree in marketing in May of 2021 and is excited to put her skills to use with the Estate Protectors. 

In her free time she enjoys doing art, reading, baking, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends. She makes trips back to Massachusetts often to spend time with her family and see her three beautiful nieces. 

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Kaylin Ray

Executive Administrator

Kaylin Ray is our Executive Office Administrator, and brings a background in hospitality, event coordination and accounting.  She’s very excited to be able to share her skills with Estate Protectors’ employees and clients. 

 

She works remotely from her office in the Pacific Northwest, but makes the trip out to connect with the rest of the staff personally as well as online. 

 

Kaylin’s married and has two fun, active little boys, a couple of happy dogs, and a snake. When she’s not hard at work for job and family she really enjoys spending time in the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, camping and adventuring with the kids, so she really values the flexibility that she has working with us. 

 

She’s enjoying working with her dad, our founder Troy Barnes, and having the opportunity to learn more about all the services offered by Estate Protectors.

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Stephanie

Property and Casualty Specialist

Kaylin Ray is our Executive Office Administrator, and brings a background in hospitality, event coordination and accounting.  She’s very excited to be able to share her skills with Estate Protectors’ employees and clients. 

 

She works remotely from her office in the Pacific Northwest, but makes the trip out to connect with the rest of the staff personally as well as online. 

 

Kaylin’s married and has two fun, active little boys, a couple of happy dogs, and a snake. When she’s not hard at work for job and family she really enjoys spending time in the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, camping and adventuring with the kids, so she really values the flexibility that she has working with us. 

 

She’s enjoying working with her dad, our founder Troy Barnes, and having the opportunity to learn more about all the services offered by Estate Protectors.

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Jordan

Jordan’s areas of expertise include property and casualty insurance, health insurance, life insurance, income planning, care planning, and liability protection.

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Scott

Business, Farms, and Agriculture coverage

Kaylin Ray is our Executive Office Administrator, and brings a background in hospitality, event coordination and accounting.  She’s very excited to be able to share her skills with Estate Protectors’ employees and clients. 

 

She works remotely from her office in the Pacific Northwest, but makes the trip out to connect with the rest of the staff personally as well as online. 

 

Kaylin’s married and has two fun, active little boys, a couple of happy dogs, and a snake. When she’s not hard at work for job and family she really enjoys spending time in the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, camping and adventuring with the kids, so she really values the flexibility that she has working with us. 

 

She’s enjoying working with her dad, our founder Troy Barnes, and having the opportunity to learn more about all the services offered by Estate Protectors.

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