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NAIFA Vermont Featured Member Profile: Bryn Appe Rykr

Bryn Appe Rykr, Baystate FinancialBryn Appe Rykr, Baystate Financial

Bryn Appe Rykr, Baystate Financial
PO Box 959
Bradford, VT 05033
[email protected]
802-318-1547
Team website
LinkedIn Profile

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Bryn Rykr is a native Vermonter, UVM alumnus, and an outdoor adventure enthusiast. Bryn has been snowboarding for as long as she can remember and shares a love of the sport with her husband, whom she met at UVM. While she does miss her competitive snowboarding days, she's found an outlet for her competitive nature in her career as a financial advisor. "There is something about working with clients to achieve their goals or working with different scenarios that we encounter every day, that definitely brings out my competitive side." 

Bryn is grateful that her parents taught her about the value of saving at a young age and encouraged her to talk about and understand the importance surrounding financial matters. The opportunity to be curious about money, and to ask questions and receive honest answers, positively impacted her outlook on a financial industry career. Bryn strives to bring that openness, honesty, and trust to her relationships with her clients. She understands that for many people, the topic of finances can be a bit overwhelming. Bryn's advice is to create a trusting relationship with an advisor in the financial industry, and to have open and honest discussions with that advisor to increase your understanding and confidence concerning your financial stability and goals.

Bryn has been with Baystate Financial since 2015 and is part of a team that includes three local advisors and two support staff with over 50 years of experience. This team has a broad network of specialists in every area of financial planning at their disposal in Baystate's Boston office. This team-based approach provides multiple skillsets, perspectives, and professional experiences that can be utilized to address a broad range of their clients' needs expertly, providing the best outlook on the situation at hand. 

One of the many things Bryn enjoys about her work is the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with her clients that positively impact the client's and their family's lives. Helping the people she works with find ways to overcome obstacles in their path to achieving their financial goals provides opportunities for everyone to learn new things and gain experience. "In our job, it's easy to create a linear plan for success – but that isn't how life works. Building flexibility into our approach with clients allows us to stay on track no matter what life brings." 

Learning about her clients and discovering what motivates and inspires them is an essential part of Bryn's process. She has a genuine interest in getting to know about all aspects of her client's lives. This knowledge helps her understand the "why" behind each client's financial goals, allowing Bryn to find the best ways to help reach those goals and conquer any challenges that come up along the way. 

When asked about the type of client she most enjoys working with, words like "eager," "enthusiastic," and "motivated" come to mind for Bryn. The idea of working with people who possess these qualities attracts her attention, but she is never afraid to take on the challenge of clients unsure of their financial future. Bryn is confident that her "grab life with both hands" mindset allows her to provide the best support for all her clients. In addition, she is particularly interested in helping small business owners build their dreams and give back to their employees and the community.

As a native Vermonter and someone who loves the outdoors, sustainability and a focus on the environment is essential to Bryn in her day-to-day life and informs her personal choices as a consumer. She finds helping people choose investments that align with their values and beliefs rewarding and an excellent opportunity to provide further financial education to her clients. 

Bryn has been a member of NAIFA Vermont for two years. She appreciates the space it provides for financial professionals from across her field to learn from one another. Membership offers added value to the help she can provide to her clients and generates industry education and collaboration opportunities. We’re happy to have her as part of the NAIFA Vermont community.

If you'd like to learn more about Bryn or have a conversation about how she can help you with your financial goals, contact her for a consultation.

 

Bryn Appe Rykr, Baystate Financial
PO Box 959
Bradford, VT 05033
[email protected]
802-318-1547
Team website
LinkedIn Profile

Bryn Rykr is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of MML Investors Services, LLC. (MMLIS)
Member SIPC. Supervisory office located at 200 Clarendon Street, 19th & 25th Floors, Boston, MA 01226. 617-585-4500. CRN202301-277739