About Us

Ralph Hicks - Investment Advisor

Bridgewater College

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Since moving west to New Mexico from Virginia, Ralph has helped individuals and families with their retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, and investment needs for over 40 years.

Ralph prides himself on his communication skills, which have helped him to become a successful educator. He knows there’s no magic formula to investing, but understands from his decades of experience that through consistency, diligence, and proper education, you can build the foundation for a successful retirement. This approach, along with his strong convictions about faith and integrity, has helped Ralph become a knowledgeable advisor, friend, and respected authority on retirement planning.

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David Hicks - Investment Advisor

Abilene Christian University

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.): Marketing and Management

David grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from La Cueva High School in 1998. From a young age, he knew he would eventually like to follow in his father’s footsteps and help his community.

David seeks to help families and individuals find added peace of mind through financial security. He finds that the most rewarding part of his work is the positive change he sees in people’s lives. He joined his father at Oakmont Advisory after moving back to Albuquerque from Texas in 2009.

David and his wife are proud parents of three beautiful girls and enjoy watching them grow into extraordinary young women.

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D. Ryan Gilmore - Investment Advisor

The University of New Mexico

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Political Science

Ryan is an Albuquerque native and proud University of New Mexico alumnus. Prior to joining our firm, he spent six years teaching social studies at Volcano Vista High School. He also coached the boys and girls cross country teams, as well as the boys track and field team.

Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter, as well as being outdoors.

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Michael Hicks - Associate Advisor

Abilene Christian University

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Prior to spending his college years at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, where he earned his BBA in Business Management, Michael grew up in Albuquerque. After graduating, Michael moved to Denver, Colorado, where he spent three years working in sales and as an engineering recruiter, as well as spending a ski season in Vail, Colorado.

Michael joined Oakmont Advisory Group in December 2014 and is the younger of the two Hicks boys.

Outside of the office, you would most likely find him trail running in the Sandias, cheering on his nieces at their swim meets, or playing piano around town as part of the local nightlife.

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Meridyth Poe - Executive Assistant

Radford University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.): Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies

Meridyth is a proud Air Force wife and new to Albuquerque. Born and raised in Southside Virginia, she grew up spending most of her time on Lake Gaston with her family and friends. She has a BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management from Radford University.

Meridyth enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog, Dakota, and exploring different things to do in New Mexico. She looks forward to getting to know all of Oakmont Advisory’s wonderful clients!

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Emily Brick - Director of Marketing

Iowa State University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): English

Emily was raised in Wisconsin, where she loved spending time along the shores of Lake Michigan, from Milwaukee to Door County. After earning her degree in English, she spent two years as a high school Language Arts teacher in Ohio. She recently moved to Albuquerque with her husband, who serves in the U.S. Air Force.

Emily enjoys reading, practicing photography, and spending time outdoors. She also loves spending time with friends and family while exploring fun things to do in New Mexico.

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Joella Sanchez - Client Relations

Joella grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, spending most of her time playing sports and spending time with family. She is currently attending the University of New Mexico, expecting to graduate in fall 2018 with a degree in Economics.

In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, woodworking, painting, and spending time with her friends and family. She is excited to be working at Oakmont and looks forward to getting to know everyone.

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