My Team

Our Team

We believe that a small team of “A” players is the best way to provide excellent service to our clients.

Our Team

Jarrod C. Markley, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

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Jarrod grew up near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  After graduating from The University of Virginia, he chose to make Charlottesville his home, where he resides with his wife Samantha, daughter Veda, and son Arlo.

Jarrod’s greatest strength is recognizing the unique qualities of each person.  This helps him to create a customized financial plan based on individual style, motivation, and desire.

Jarrod enjoys spending time with his family, reading about neuroscience, being a technophile, watching mixed martial arts, and occasionally playing golf.


J. Travis Taylor

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Travis is a native Virginian with an Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Virginia.  Travis started his career in the manufacturing industry before making a change by joining Northwestern Mutual in 2010.  Travis combined his practice with Jarrod’s in 2016.  Travis is a strong communicator and excels at bringing complex financial ideas to life, energizing them, and making them exciting and vivid. 


Travis is married to Meg. They are the proud parents of Stephen and Meredith. They live in Albemarle County, VA and enjoy outdoor activities and travel in their spare time.  Travis is an Elder at South Plains Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Albemarle County Rotary Club.  He coaches youth soccer and is a Cub Scout leader.


Stephanie A. Howard

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Stephanie joined Northwestern Mutual in 2001.   Originally from Southwest Virginia, she earned her B.A. in business administration.  Stephanie is an entrepreneur by nature.  In addition to her full-time work schedule, she has started and maintained a successful virtual assistant company since 2010. 

One of Stephanie’s greatest strengths is her inquisitive nature.  She enjoys collecting information, facts, books, and quotations.   She enjoys hiking, painting, reading, and University of Virginia Lacrosse.  An avid fan of all music, Stephanie often can be found at local venues enjoying all that the Charlottesville music scene has to offer.


Megan R. Litteral, CFP®

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Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Roanoke College in 2011 with a double major in Business Administration and Economics. Megan started her Northwestern Mutual career as a College Intern. She joined Jarrod’s team in 2015. 

One of Megan’s greatest strengths is her ability to take control of a situation and make decisions.  She is also especially adept at dealing with problems by figuring out what is wrong and resolving it.

Megan lives with her husband, Andrew, in Richmond, Virginia. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her friends and family, spoiling her animals, building her culinary skills, and getting out on the James and Rappahanock Rivers.


Joseph G. Sabol, MBA

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Joe retired in 2017 after a long career as a Human Resources Executive in the public sector, banking, and in manufacturing.  Originally from Pennsylvania, Joe and his wife, Joy, moved to Charlottesville in 2000 after earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. 

After being a long-time client of Jarrod’s, Joe joined Jarrod’s team at Northwestern Mutual in 2017.   Joe is using his knowledge and experience in analyzing complex information to help make it understandable and usable.

Joe enjoys spending time with Joy and friends exploring area restaurants, wineries and breweries.


Susanne A. Derrico

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Susanne joined Northwestern Mutual in 2001 and Jarrod’s team in 2003.  After taking time off to raise her four children, Susanne rejoined our team in 2017. Susanne earned a bachelor’s degree at Randolph Macon College

When our team is busy, Susanne stays calm and works to keeps things in order.  Susanne brings steadiness to our team and develops strong relationships with team members and clients.

Susanne enjoys spending time with family, taking an occasional art class, traveling, and UVA basketball.


Samantha B. Markley, J.D.

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Samantha is Jarrod’s wife and partner both in life and business.  Samantha earned a bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech.  She continued her education at New England Law, earning a Juris Doctor.  She met Jarrod on eHarmony while studying for the bar exam. She then moved to Charlottesville and practiced as a criminal defense attorney for five years.

Samantha joined Jarrod’s team in 2011, proving that Hokies and Wahoos can work together.  This exemplifies her strength of creating harmony by helping people of differing opinions to find common ground.  Samantha enjoys walking to the downtown mall with Jarrod and their two children, Veda (2012) and Arlo (2014).  She also likes hiking at Secluded Farm, and visiting local restaurants and vineyards with friends. 


Jarrod Markley, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL®
Wealth Management Advisor

Physicians Nationwide


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