Our Team

JC Durnin | President

JC Durnin graduated from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario as a Chartered Accountant. (the Canadian equivalent of a CPA)  

JC was with Sweda International, a division of Litton Industries for fifteen years. His last position was National Sales Manager for Canada, responsible for the branch and dealer organization.

For two years, Mr. Durnin was Canadian General Manager for Data Terminal Systems where he expanded the dealer organization dramatically.

From 1982 to 1995 Durnin worked with a major investment company.  Beginning as an Investment Representative, he progressed to a Branch Manager position where he built his branch from 17 to 50 representatives.

In 1996 JC founded American Wealth Management, LLC in Scottsdale, AZ to provide independent tax and investment advice.  Among his clients are corporate executives,  professionals, business owners and retirees.  Rather than employing the individual stocks & bonds approach used by traditional stockbrokers, Durnin has a different method.  Investment portfolios are usually built using an asset allocation* of worldwide indexes.  Added to this can be Alternative Investments** which may potentially add to portfolio returns.

JC is married with two daughters and a stepson. He can often be found on the golf course at Ancala Country Club. He also enjoys cooking, traveling and reading.

*Asset allocation does not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.

**This material does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities. An offer can only be made by a prospectus that contains more complete information on risks, management fees and other expenses. Consult the applicable prospectus or offering memorandum for suitability standards and minimum investments in your state.

Pat Durnin RHU | Vice President

Pat Durnin has had 14 years experience in the wholesale fashion industry, costing, buying & selling.

In 1991, Pat traded in her sample bags for a briefcase and became an insurance broker. She specialized in group benefit packages from the start.

In 1995 Pat & JC Durnin opened American Wealth Management, LLC.  Here Pat continues as an insurance broker. Due to her extensive mathematical background, Pat also became involved in the income tax side of the business. Pat processes and checks tax returns as well as being responsible for the day to day management of the office.

Pat is married and has one son and two step-daughters. She has continuously served on various PTO boards in Scottsdale while her son advanced through the school system.

Susie Matush | J.C.s Assistant

Having grown up in Japan, Susie Matush continued her interest in the world with a BA in International Communications. After working in an international division of Walt Disney, she spent many years as a full-time volunteer leader beginning at co-op pre-schools and moving into high school PTO president. Her other activities included International Baccalaureate Parent Association president, Odyssey of the Mind coach and participation in school district committees and Girl Scouts.

At American Wealth Management, she supports J.C. in the investment side of the business, handling investment administrative details so J.C. can spend more time with clients.

Susie and her husband have three adult children. She enjoys playing the Japanese koto, hiking, and traveling. Recently Susie trekked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal and climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan.

Sue Schultz, C.P.A. | Staff Accountant

Sue is a graduate of Arizona State University. She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant for over 25 years. She has worked with small business owners, charitable organizations, retirement plan sponsors and the temporary staffing industry.

Sue relaxes at home with her dog, Otis. She enjoys reading and traveling.

Brandy Johnson | Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer

Brandy is a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor. She graduated in 1990 in Jackson Hole Wyoming and has been working in several different industries such as Title Closings, Mortgage Closings, Medical Billing, and worked extensively with Bookkeeping and Accounting.

She moved from Wyoming to Arizona in 2001 to enjoy the warmer weather. In her personal time she enjoys going kayaking on the AZ lakes. She also spends her time working with and fostering animals and learning naturopathic means to happier and healthier lifestyle for the animals that she works with as well as herself.

Jessica Allgoewer | Receptionist and Media

Born in California, Jessica moved to Washington State at a young age.

She attended college in Washington and then a position in media brought her to Arizona.

She spent nine years assisting in filming and editing for a small online T.V. channel. Also planning, setting up, and promoting live events for a local media company.

Now she finds herself at a new beginning in life.

Jessica enjoys late night running, boxing, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors.

In her down time she watches sports (Bay Area teams all the way) and YouTube.