Safe Harbor Financial Planning Group, LLC serves Kansas City, MO, San Antonio, TX and surrounding communities. Our mission is to provide the families and businesses we serve with innovative financial strategies, solutions and planning that result in financial clarity, security and overall financial health. Making strong commitments to our clients and building lifelong relationships are tenets of success at Safe Harbor Financial Planning Group, LLC.

We provide investors custom-tailored strategies to meet short- and long-term needs. Our goal is to help our clients realize their financial dreams by offering creative solutions through an open and transparent process utilizing innovative solutions to achieve financial independence.

Barb Gulin
President & Owner

Originally from Chicago, Barbara spent most of her childhood living throughout the US while her parents were Civil Service employees. Kansas City became her adopted home, where she was fortunate enough to attend college and raise two daughters. Although she studied electrical engineering in college, she knew she was destined to choose another career path. She eventually found her calling in the financial services industry, where she has had the privilege of helping other federal employees like her parents and others create their version of a successful retirement. Her ability to take complex financial concepts and explain them in down-to-earth language puts her clients at ease.

To Barbara, clients become like family. When she isn’t helping others achieve their financial dreams, you can find her with her nose in a book, spending time outdoors with friends and family, or cooking a meal (or dessert) to share. Her dog and cat keep her amused at home, and she loves serving at her local church.

  • Insurance experience since 2004
  • Investment experience since 2004
  • Co-Founder Safe Harbor Financial Planning Group, LLC. Registered Investment Advisor
  • Series 65 Securities License (Investment Advisor)

Michael “Mike” Porembski

Investment Advisor Representative

Michael (Mike) Porembski is an Investment Advisor Representative & Fiduciary. His credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Biology, and a Master of Science degree in Banking and Financial Services Management from Boston University. Additionally, Mike was a financial Controller for a company in KCMO with $10M+ in revenues for 17 years. Concurrent to that, he has been a firefighter for 21 years with the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department. As such, his unusual background has resulted in having a unique perspective in understanding the benefit options of KPERS, as well as the many opportunities afforded by the 457(b) plan, and the HSA.

Walter Meierarend

Investment Advisor Representative

Walter Meierarend is an Investment Advisor Representative and fiduciary, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Committed to guiding clients towards financial prosperity, he also serves as an active firefighter/EMT, embodying a spirit of service. A proud husband and father of two, Walter values family and financial security.

Kristina Shewmaker

Para-Planner & Licensed Insurance Agent

Kristina Shewmaker, a dedicated para-planner and licensed agent, rooted in the heart of the Kansas City metro area, started her career in the financial industry at the age of 18. Kristina later took a 12-year hiatus to be a devoted stay-at-home mom to her two children. As a married mother of two kids actively involved in sports, she has reentered the industry with a renewed mission – not only to build her own retirement but to assist others in catching up for a comfortable retirement. Beyond her financial expertise, Kristina is often found playing chauffeur to her kids and cherishing family time with her husband. With a relatable understanding of the challenges families face, Kristina Shewmaker is your dedicated ally in securing a prosperous financial future.

Amanda Moore

Schedule Coordinator

Amanda Moore is our schedule coordinator. As a devoted wife and mother of two, Amanda brings a blend of efficiency and warmth to her role, ensuring seamless coordination and client satisfaction. With a zest for life, Amanda thrives on staying active and embracing new challenges, whether it’s diving into new projects or exploring exciting hobbies. Beyond the office, she finds joy in traveling, immersing herself in music, and embarking on kayaking adventures. A true entrepreneur at heart, Amanda also owns Small Business Savvy, a thriving local business, in the vibrant Kansas City area. With her passion for excellence and diverse interests, Amanda is committed to delivering exceptional service and fostering lasting client relationships.

Adriana Cruz

New Business Administrator

Adriana Cruz is our New Business Administrator. She was born and raised in Southwest Kansas. She is currently living in the Kansas City Metro area. When she isn’t working hard in the office you can find her spending time with family, watching sports, or working out in the gym.

Samantha Sander

Marketing Coordinator

Samantha Sander serves as our Marketing Coordinator. When she isn’t keeping all of us on our toes, you can find her behind the lens of her camera or spending time with her family. Sam is from the Springfield, Missouri area and currently lives in the Kansas City metro area.