Our Team

Peter VanDer Schaaf Dowie VanDer Schaaf Tricia Chupp Financial Advisors Grand Rapids Michigan Stifel Meet the Team  

We believe very strongly that this industry requires a team approach. The information to absorb on investments is massive. Certainly you require quick responses to your questions and concerns. Only through a dedicated team can the information be absorbed, appropriate recommendations made, and prompt and efficient service given to you, the client.


Peter VanDer Schaaf
Senior Vice President/Investments


Peter has been his clients' advocate in the financial markets for 30 years.  He is a lifetime member of the American Association of Individual Investors.  He has attained the Chartered Market Technician designation.  Throughout his adult life, Pete has served on the boards of local not-for-profit corporations.  He offers his clients a thorough investment management process and a six-step process for comprehensive wealth management plan that is tailored to each client's situation.




Dowie VanDer Schaaf
Associate Vice President/Investments

Dowie VanDer Schaaf is an Associate Vice President/Investments and has been with and The VanDer Schaaf Team of Stifel since 2005.  He arranges client briefings, schedules phone appointments, and may periodically review your account information with you.  Dowie is also your first contact for the initial phases of investment planning and is responsible for forwarding the appropriate information and answering any questions you may have in completing questionnaires.  He is also in charge of generating new business to help our clientele grow.  If you know of anyone who may benefit from our services, Dowie would be the one to call.  He holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.




Tricia Chupp
Senior Registered Client Service Associate

Tricia Chupp is our Senior Registered Client Service Associate.  Her primary duty is to serve as our client services manager.  Having been with The VanDer Schaaf Team of Stifel since 2005, she is responsible for addressing all client service-related questions and issues.  If you need a disbursement from your account, want to schedule a face-to-face meeting, are curious about a dividend, or would like other service-related information, you'd call her.  She is also highly knowledgeable on our client database system.  In addition, she maintains our computer data accurately and produces all the mailings that are generated from our office.  She holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.