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About Us

At Breakwater, people come first.

Our focus is on you, your goals, and building a strong financial plan to achieve them. We make sure our clients and their loved ones are set up for success now, and well into the future. No matter what waves may come their way.

Beth Steinhaus, CFP®

Principal Advisor
and Chief Compliance Officer

Ellen Khan

Client Relationship Manager

Addy Hill

Client Relationship Manager

Custom photography by Jenny Jimenez

Beth Steinhaus

Designations and Degrees

  • Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner
  • Working in financial advising industry since 2007
  • Masters of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2009, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
  • Visiting Student, 2004, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2004, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Secondary Education Teaching Certification, 2004

Professional Memberships and Contributions

  • Seattle Neighborhood Group Treasurer, Board of Directors, Seattle, WA

Personal

Past volunteer – Seattle Humane Society and Seattle International Film Festival. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. I am a reader of high and low quality novels, aspiring chef, and love live theatre and traveling. I enjoy exploring the region with my husband and son and being involved in my local community.

Ellen Khan

Designations and Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts, 2018, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo CA
  • Visiting student, 2017, Universitat de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Personal

I am an avid social justice advocate. I previously worked for Amnesty International and continue to volunteer for non-profits. I also am rarely found without my analog camera outside of the office.

Addy Hill

Designations and Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science, 2020, Texas A&M University – Texarkana, Texarkana, TX

Personal

Former volunteer at Texarkana Animal League and For the Sake of One. I enjoy road trips, reading, and going on adventures with friends. I love to try new cuisine and explore local restaurants.