Tyler Richards Hewes, CFP
Financial Advisor - Philanthropy Specialist
Tyler has been associated with Christopher Weil & Company, Inc. (WEIL) since he was 22, when Rob Gaan sat down with him to assist with his personal retirement planning. Having worked in the nonprofit world of classical music for over a decade, Tyler decided to make the move to WEIL in 2013. He is translating his skills as a development and executive officer to advising retirement plan participants of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations and in his work as a California Life Agent. Tyler is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (“CFP®”). He received an Executive Financial Planner Advanced Certificate from San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration. In 2021, Tyler became a “Trusted Charitable Advisor” at the Jewish Community Foundation.
Tyler earned his bachelors’ degree in theatre (with a focus on directing for the stage) from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2002. After graduating Tyler moved to San Diego to pursue a life in the performing arts, embracing Horace Greeley’s proclamation to “Go West, young man, go West!” From 2003 to 2008 Tyler served as Production Manager for Mainly Mozart. From late 2007 to late 2010 Tyler was Executive Director of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, later returning to Mainly Mozart in January, 2011 as Associate Director. Tyler is a graduate of the Fieldstone Foundation’s Executive Learning Group, the New Leaders Council/San Diego Leadership Alliance, the Equinox Center’s BoardNEXT program and holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. In 2008 Tyler was named to The Powers To Be, 40 Under 40 by San Diego Magazine and San Diego News Network’s 35 Under 35 Community Leaders, and served three years on the steering committee of the Rising Arts Leaders of San Diego. In 2017 Tyler was appointed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to serve on the City of San Diego's Commission for Arts and Culture. Tyler is active in the arts as a supporter, as well as occasional actor, director, and playwright. Tyler and his wife Abby live in Santee with their children Henry and Margaret.