Your Partners for Retirement

Meet The Team

Jesse Dietz, CFP®

OWNER
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As a graduate of Texas A&M University, Jesse brings over 20 years of experience as a financial planner working with people who are nearing or in retirement. He has found that one of the greatest joys of his life has been helping individuals achieve and maintain financial security.

Along the way, Jesse completed financial planning classes at Rice University to achieve the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation. He also holds the Texas Department of Insurance Group Life & Health. In addition, Jesse holds Securities Licenses.

As a professional working in wealth management in Houston, Jesse believes there is a sacred trust between the client and the financial planner. He intends to be there for his clients throughout their lives, monitoring their plans, seeing them through times of volatility, and making sure they have enough money to last them through their retirement.

Jesse is an avid reader of books related to his craft and typically reads around 50 books a year. He is a lifelong fan of Star Trek and wants his clients to “Live Long and Prosper.”

Jesse and Danielle have two children, Johnathan and Alexandra. Johnathan is an author living in New Zealand with his wife, Alexis. Alexandra is a certified Culture Bump Facilitator who helps people connect across cultures. She also works at Retirement Planners of Texas as Business Automation.

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Danielle Dietz
CFO

Danielle and Jesse started Retirement Planners of Texas together to help people retire with confidence. She graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a B.S. in Accounting and also has a Texas Department of Insurance Group Life and Health License. In her free time, she enjoys biking, swimming, walking, and crafting. She also likes to make handmade cards for family, friends, and clients.

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Alexandra Dietz
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Alexandra graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in History and Media Production. Alexandra likes coding, reading, knitting, and is currently learning to play the banjo. She spent time as a missionary in Japan and loves inviting international students to her home for Thanksgiving. Alexandra also helped develop an online course that was picked up by Auburn University which is now training teachers in communicating across cultures in two different states.

Christian Ortega
CLIENT SERVICES

Christian graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a B.S. in Finance. He manages new business and client asset movement. When outside the office, he enjoys games with friends, cheering on our Astros, and exploring Houston’s art and food scenes. Christian is an international silver medalist in traditional instinctive archery and used to be an actual cowboy who raised bulls for professional bull riding.

Celine Gragasin
CLIENT SERVICES

Celine manages new business and client asset movement.. She is originally from Virginia and moved to Houston in 2021. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.B.A. in Human Resource Management. When offline, she loves traveling, cooking, journaling, and spending quality time with friends and family. She has studied abroad in multiple countries throughout Europe and is constantly learning about other cultures.

Beth Pridgeon
MANAGER

Beth oversees the daily operations of the business. She grew up in the midwest and has lived in Texas for 25 years. She has a B.A. in Marketing and an Associates in Business Office Administration. In her free time, she likes to shop, travel, and listen to music. Beth has also won two amateur photography contests.

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David Weiser
MARKETING COORDINATOR

David helps organize policy deliveries and annual reviews for clients, in addition to his marketing role. Born and raised in Pasadena, David graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in Marketing and Management. He has three sisters and seven total step-siblings. David enjoys singing with his church choir and Praise Team, the Bay Area Chorus, and the Houston Symphony Chorus in his free time. He also maintains a blog called Film Assessment, where he reviews films.

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