Eli Newsom was an active fee-only Financial Planner with the NYC firm, PrismPlanning Inc. for six years. In 2014, Eli transitioned back into world of non-profit theater where he is the Founding Artistic Director of a small theater in Bridgeport CT that produces plays and musicals. He attended Boston University for his studies in Financial Planning, and successfully passed the esteemed CFP® Certification Exam (Certified Financial Planner). His experience in both the world of finance and the performing arts community allowed for a strong foundation of both the analytical/math skills and inter-personal/coaching aspects that are at the heart of Financial Planning. He is also the creator of a popular instructional tap dance DVD series aimed at adults with no previous experience. Eli holds a B.A. in Music and resides in Fairfield CT with his wife, newborn Carlson and two dogs.