Erik Lawrence

Erik Lawrence, CFPRegistered Trademark

President and Managing Partner

Erik is both an investment professional and Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner with over 15 years of experience. Born in Newberg, reared in Lake Oswego and having lived in SW Portland for the last 30 years, Erik is a graduate of Portland State University having worked his way through college with a family at home to support. Erik’s wife RoseAnne is a dynamic woman with an insatiable appetite for learning. RoseAnne is a Licensed Massage Therapist as well as an engaged and loving mother.

The Lawrence Family is rounded out by three children; Adam, Benjamin and Athena. All three have attended Portland Public Schools and are a source of joy and pride for their parents. Adam recently graduated from the Diver’s Institute of Technology and works in deep sea construction. Benjamin attends Benson High School, Portland's only trade focused high school, where he is in the construction program learning how to be a builder. Athena is at St Mary's High School, Oregon's only single gender all girl school in the heart of downtown Portland. She is a competitive year-round volleyball player as well as an excellent student.

To help support their community, Erik and RoseAnne undertake many activities. They founded The Jeanne Wesley Lawrence Child Sponsorship Fund with The Dougy Center in memory of Erik’s biological mother, which supports children grieving a loss within their immediate family. RoseAnne and Erik have a scholarship fund for low-income parent students attending Portland State University. In 2015 they formed the non-profit Youth Uganda which supports education and health projects in Uganda.

Phil Richman

Phil Richman, CFPRegistered Trademark

Associate Partner

Phil is both an investment professional and Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner. He began working in the financial services industry in 1996. Phil was born and raised in Colorado and is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Master's degree from the University of Oregon. Phil's wife, Debbie, works for Lewis & Clark College. Both stay busy with their two children, Kaia and Quinn.

As an avid bike commuter and outdoor enthusiast, Phil is also known locally as a promoter of active transportation. He enjoys serving on the Board of Directors at The Street Trust which advocates for healthy and thriving communities where it is safe and easy for people to bike, walk and ride public transit.  When not helping his clients to optimize their financial outcomes Phil can also be found hanging out with his family or friends, running on the pitch, or riding around on the streets or in the woods.  Phil is also a living kidney donor.

Brent Norman

Brent Norman

Retired Co-Founder

Brent was born in Portland where he was crowned Baby King of Portland at age one. He is a graduate of Lincoln High School and of Portland State University where he was Student Body Vice President. He and his wife Susan continue to live in the Portland home where they reared their now-grown children.

Brent has been president and/or board member of a number of non-profit and business organizations over the years and is a regular contributor of time and funds to a number of philanthropies in our area. His prior 28 year experience in the securities industry was with a single large Wall Street firm where he concentrated primarily on family and small-business financial needs.

In 2018 Brent retired from TenBridge Partners to pursue other interests and to spend more time with his lovely wife Susan who also retired. We miss Brent around the office, but we are also very grateful for his numerous contributions, time, energy and commitment to the Firm.

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John Noble

John Noble

Managing Director

John Noble was born in Santa Barbara, California and, after college, began his professional career in 1981 in the financial services industry. After a successful beginning as an advisor, John became, in 1983 a young manager for one of the country's best-known and highly respected large-brokerage firms. He was soon transferred to Portland and began what has become a lifetime commitment to the professional development of people in our industry and to the ethical evolution of the industry itself.

John is a Registered Principal and has served as Chairman of the Securities Industry Regulatory Council on Continuing Education for the New York Stock Exchange (2002). He was also instrumental in establishing the first Portland Metro program for the National Academy of Finance, which partners with public high schools by providing an investment and financial planning curriculum for students.

Increasingly, John came to recognize a need for independent thinking and action that could only happen away from the large-firm "herd-think". And, in 2008 he was recruited to rebuild a small, local 80-year old full-service brokerage firm, and following that success has been instrumental in the development of TenBridge Partners. His strong relationships in the community---both professionally and with ongoing social commitments---are firm and long-standing.

On a personal note, John enjoys those never-ending projects in his wood working shop, time photographing images from the great outdoors, fly fishing and traveling with his wife, Anna. Together, they share a passion for cooking combining their interest in food and wine. And, he's even becoming known as something of a "soccer-dad".

Skip Currier

Skip Currier, CFPRegistered Trademark, ChFCRegistered Trademark

Executive Vice President

Skip was born in El Paso, Texas and moved to Portland 20 years ago, by way of his early life in Maine, where he received a degree in electrical design and construction from Coyne College. His dad was career Air Force and his mother a bomber pilot in WWII.

Skip has been a financial advisor for over 25 years, 10 of which were with a large Wall Street firm. Since 2004, he has been both a Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Financial Planner™ and serves a varied client base, both locally and in several other parts of the country.

Away from his professional life, Skip’s commitments to the community are evident as he serves on the Advisory Board for the Center of Regenerative Medicine at OHSU.

Perhaps it’s not surprising that after starting life in the Texas desert, moving around as a military kid, spending years in the “lobster state” and finally reaching the wet end of the country, Skip has settled in to a “time away” life of cooking, fly fishing and running the whitewater of the Pacific NW.

Suzanna McKirdie

Suzanna McKirdie

Senior Client Service Specialist

Suzanna is an established investment and client service specialist with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. She is registered with the SEC and graduated with B.S. from Oregon State University. She brings a wide array of experience to her client service and operation position with exposure to foundation and endowment work.

Growing up in Albany, Oregon along with her four sisters, Suzanna was an avid tennis player. After an injury, Suzanna turned her passion to golf and later to cycling. In one of her recent adventures with Erik and Phil, they participated in Ride the Rockies, a bicycle tour traversing the scenic roadways and byways camping under the big Colorado sky.

With her cycling she found a wonderful organization in our community called Candlelighters – Ride for a Child. With this organization she dedicates her spare time to raising awareness and supporting children battling childhood cancer. When she is off her bike, she is a dedicated Master Gardener and along her side is her four-legged companion Sophie. Suzanna loves many disciplines within the Arts and Literature and throwing dinner parties for her friends.

These days “Renaissance Man” is a term that’s become fashionable in describing somebody with array of interest and abilities. Suzanna is our Renaissance Woman.

Sirra Anderson

Sirra Anderson

Office Assistant

Sirra is a student at Portland State University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance. She is also a member of Alpha Chi Omega at PSU, where she serves as Vice President Finance and dedicates much of her time to promoting domestic violence awareness, the Alpha Chi Omega national philanthropy.

Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, apart from being a loyal Duck fan, she played soccer, sang and played guitar in several music groups, is passionate about community service, and is very dedicated to her academics. Now in Portland, she participates in several of the same activities with an emphasis on academics, being active, and community service.

On her free time, she loves to spend time with friends and family, play with her cat Lucy, explore new places, drink lots of coffee, spend some time in the sun, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Oregon.


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My Family

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Hiking the Olympic Peninsula Coastline

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At the Summit of Mt Adams

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At the Summit of Mt Pico de Orizaba

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Timberline Half Marathon with Family

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Turkey Trot Fun Run

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Finished First Long-Distance Triathlon

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Athena

Erik Lawrence

Tough Mudder Race

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Silver Falls Half Marathon

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. 2007
Granted professional designation of CFP®
Certified Financial Planner ™

Portland State University
Bachelor of Science with High Honors
Degree in Finance and General Management

Some books I’ve read this past year
"The Road to Character", by David Brooks
"Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow", by Daniel Kahneman
“Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu
“The Way of Chuang Tzu” by Thomas Merton
“The Vanishing American Adult", by Ben Sasse

Races we completed recently
Timberline Marathon
Silver Falls Marathon
Shamrock Run 15k

Recent Outdoor Trips
Backpacking Kootenay National Park, Canada
Skiing Lake Billy Chinook
Soaking in the hot tubs at Cougar Reservoir

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Phil Richman

Basket #1 Phantom Falls Disc Golf Course, Pine, CO

Phil Richman

Big Island Lava Hike

Phil Richman

Climbing Mt. Rainier with Friends

Phil Richman

Depaving Capitol Hill Elementary School Playground with Neighbors and Friends

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. 2007
Granted professional designation of CFP®
Certified Financial Planner ™

University of Oregon, Eugene – 2001
Master’s of Business Administration – Finance

University of Colorado, Boulder – 1995
Bachelor of Science – Marketing

Favorite Activities with Family and Friends
Bike Riding
Disc Golf
Yoga
Ball Sports
Skiing
Outdoor Adventures
Live Music (Pickathon!)

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Brent Norman

Cold and windy—conserving warmth

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Brent at finish line 1st marathon

Brent Norman

Seeking a zen experience before a run

Brent Norman

At rest after a training run

Brent Norman

The dog waits to join a rest stop

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Portland State University
Bachelors of Science 1961

Co-founder of Viking Vets --- helping students returning from the military to return to student life.
Member of the student Representative Assembly then Student Body Vice President

Swim Coach
Taught over 400 kids to swim

Oregon Personnel Consultants
President 1976

Metropolitan Business Association
President 1978

Portland Whitewater Association
President 1976

Columbia River Yacht Club
Board Member, Flag Officer and Commodore 1999

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Ran three full-marathons and multiple half-marathons as means of raising funds 2008 to Present

Books I've Read This Year
"Truman" and "John Adams" by David McCullough
"The Chittlin' Circuit and The Road to Rock 'n Roll" by Preston Lauterbach
"Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse
"Rin-Tin-Tin" by Susan Orlean.

Heroes and People Who Inspire Me: It's easy to allow doubts to creep into our daily lives when the naysayers take charge, but I prefer the ways of my guides.

My dad - the sole bread winner in our family of 5 kids. He seemingly did not know fatigue or the inability to do whatever needed doing, even as he milked a cow or did any of the menial things around a small acreage before heading off to his regular job. I remember no whining words from him, but only encouragement for all of us and the sense that the world was a good place to be.

Al Gordon - the chairman of my first employer in the securities industry. Mr. Gordon was one of the small group of New Yorkers credited with saving that city from bankruptcy in the '50's. He was a strong, thinking-man who took up endurance running at 80 and ran the London Marathon at 83. He passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 108 while in regular attendance at his office.

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John Noble

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John Noble

TenBridge Partners

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. 2004
Granted professional designation of CFP®
Certified Financial Planner ™

The American College, Certification Committee of the Board of Trustees, 2004
Granted professional designation of ChFC®
Chartered Financial Consultant ®

OHSU Center for Regenerative Medicine
Advisory Board Member

The Oregon Whitewater Association
Vice President and Board Member

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Suzanna McKirdie
Suzanna McKirdie
Suzanna McKirdie
Suzanna McKirdie
Suzanna McKirdie
Suzanna McKirdie

Oregon State University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Securities Licenses
Series 7, 63 and 66

Interests
Boutique Wine Making
Hosting Dinner Parties
Museums

Favorite Portland Restaurants
Castagna Bistro
The Country Cat
Woodsman Tavern

Books I Have Found Interesting
Team of Revels
Year in Provence
Anna Karenina
The Woman’s Room

People Who Inspire Me
Martha Gellhorn
Cole Porter
Katherine Hepburn
Lady Bird Johnson

I’m bicycle enthusiastic and believe in high activity, but each of my days begins with the gentle wake-up call of my roommate, Sophie-the-cat. And, I’m thankful.

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John Noble

River Rafting with Daughter Madison

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British Columbia with wife Anna

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Mission San Javier, Mexico with wife Anna

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Fly Fishing in Montana

General Securities Sales Supervisor Examination - Series 8
1988

General Securities Supervisor – Series 23
2009

National Commodity Futures Examination – Series 3
1990

Foreign Currency Options Examination – Series 15
2003

Favorite Past Times
Traveling
Cooking
Woodworking
Studying Family Genealogy

People I Admire
John Muir "Father of the National Parks" (1838 – 1914) - Scottish born American naturalist and early advocate of the preservation of wilderness within the United States - Founder of Sierra Club and petitioner of the National Parks Bill in 1899.

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) - American photographer and environmentalist.

Wines and Regions I Love
Oregon Pinot Noir
Napa Valley and Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon
Russian River Chardonnay

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