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Eric S. Dorman, CFP®

Managing Partner

I am the Managing Partner of Affiliated Financial Planners, which was founded by Tom Hock in 1981. Since joining Tom in 2008, the firm has over tripled in size in both assets and team members. I work with a wide variety of clients including business owners, executives and retirees, and enjoy helping my clients determine the balance of living life today while saving and protecting their future. I also strive to use biblical wisdom and truth that has stood the test of time and proves successful today. I believe it is very important to having a financial plan in place and as much as things change, working the plan and changing as necessary. As a Christian and for those who share similar moral values, I have come to believe it’s important not to profit from abortion, pornography, alcohol firearms and tobacco and have portfolios to accomplish these objectives.

After graduating from Penn State with a degree in Business Management, I began my career with Aid Association for Lutherans in 1991. I continued my education from the American College and received my Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) license in 2006 and hold my Series 24, 6, 7, 63 and 65. I am a member of Kingdom Advisors and hold the Certified Kingdom Advisor® designation.

I live and work from the home my parents built 50 years ago with my wife Stephanie and son Noah. Stephanie is assisted me in my business since Noah was born, and Noah is in college studying Financial Planning in hopes of joining the firm following graduation. When we’re not working, we can probably be found at Faith Church if we’re not traveling. As a competitive powerlifter in college, I am now competing 30 years later as a “Master”!

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Joseph Hudock

Client Care Representative

As a client care representative at Affiliated Financial Planners, Joe is focused on honing his financial planning skills to help craft strategies to benefit clients. Not only will Joe be creating value for clients and building relationships he will also be playing an intricate role in advancing the operations of our back office.

Joe's accomplishments include a major in Finance as a 2015 graduate of Florida State. He holds his Series 7 & 66 securities licenses as well as his PA Life and Health insurance licenses. Recognized for his leadership and outstanding performance as an athlete at Parkland high school, Joe is a native to the Lehigh Valley area bringing new faces of opportunity to the team. In his spare time Joe can often be found on the local golf courses enjoying a solo or group round.

At Affiliated Financial Planners Joe's natural characteristics of interpersonal skills and desire to succeed provide for the solid foundation AFP was built on to continue to strengthen. Joe is self-motivated and ambitious not only in the office but outside of work. His leadership skills and expanding technological knowledge will add value to both his team and its clients.

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Kevin Rhodes, CFP®

Certified Financial PlannerTM

Kevin began his financial services career in 1989 with VALIC, primarily working with retirement plans in the areas of healthcare and education. He became an independent financial planner in 2005. Kevin holds the Series 6,7,63, 66, Life and Health Licenses and earned the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1999.

With undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, he enjoys the teaching aspect of working with clients to help them gain a better understanding of how to solve their financial challenges. Growing up on a farm has given Kevin a strong appreciation for the unique challenges and hard work of small business owners, especially in the area of providing retirement income for themselves and their employees. Kevin also enjoys helping senior clients navigate the ever increasing complexity of Medicare, working with them to make informed decisions.

With experience in all aspects of financial planning, he places a high emphasis on helping clients based on a framework of integrity and trust.

Kevin and his wife Mary have 3 grown children, and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys hiking, sports, national parks, family genealogy, and is actively involved in his church. He also started running a few years ago and has done several half-marathons and two marathons. His “bucket list” includes going to all the major league baseball stadiums, visiting each state in the U.S., hiking all the sections of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, and running a three generational half-marathon or marathon (or at least a 5K!)

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Lin L. Gehris, CRPC®

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®)

Returning to the Financial Services industry after a successful Project Management tenure in the construction industry, Lin believes the same principles utilized to create a successful construction project are also the cornerstones for a successful financial plan. He now uses this special set of skills for his clients' benefit as part of the Affiliated Financial Planners team.

Lin is a graduate of Muhlenberg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Lin holds his Pa. Life and Health licenses, Series 6, 63, and 65 registrations, as well as a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation.

A lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, Lin and his wife Gail have two daughters and two grandchildren. Lin and Gail enjoy traveling but love to spend time with their family and friends. Lin is a lifelong member of Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher as well as a Council member and Council President. Lin is also very active with the LIONS Clubs in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, District 14-K. He has served many years as the District Treasurer and as the District Governor for 2012-2013.

Lin believes that each individual's situation is unique and that getting to know the individual is absolutely necessary in order to personalize the financial plan to achieve that individual's specific goal.

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Thomas C. Hock CFP®

Independent Financial Planner

After founding Affiliated Financial Planners over 40 years ago, Thomas Hock, CFP®, is transitioning to his next season in life.

A graduate of Penn State, Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting. Tom has been licensed since June 1980. Prior to starting the firm in 1987, Tom began his career with IDS and American Express. Tom earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 1992. His holds the following designations: Series 1, 7, 24 & 63, as well as licenses in Life & Health.

Lifelong native of Lehigh Valley, PA, Tom and his wife Valerie continue to enjoy making this their primary home. Due to their love for travelling, they make every effort to spend part of the winter in their new Florida home. They can also be found exploring beautiful locations in a search of breathtaking views, playing golf, and downhill skiing in Colorado and Utah. Tom’s love of travel has taken him to over 40 countries around the world and six continents. He is an avid cyclist, loves hiking and adores his dogs Pierre and Peanut. Tom served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard and is a proud Vietnam Veteran.

Recognized as a leader in the wealth management industry, Tom is an instrumental partner and team leader who is focused on delivering objective advice, flexible investment solutions, and quality service in the areas of financial and retirement planning, asset allocation, independent selection of Mutual Funds and Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, FDIC Insured Banking Services.