Meet The Instructors

Ryan  Newton  CFP®

A native of Albany, Georgia, Ryan relocated to Amelia Island with his family as a young boy. He earned his B.B.A. in Finance and Computer Information Systems from Mercer University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a four year letterman on the baseball team.  He also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Georgia. Ryan now lives and works on Amelia Island and is an independent financial planner with Front Porch Financial Planning, Inc. He attended the Zahn Live Review in Atlanta, GA which prepared him for the July 2007 CFP Board Examination. 
 
In addition to currently teaching Zahn Live Review, Ryan has also conducted numerous benefits training seminars for various federal agencies including Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Forest Service.  Additionally, he holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as life, health and variable annuity insurance licenses in several states. 
 
Over the years, Ryan has been active in the Jacksonville community, through volunteer work in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise, and the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. He is currently a member of the Northeast Florida Estate Planning Council, and the Jacksonville Chapters of the Financial Planning Association.
 
In Ryan's spare time, he enjoys watching sports, playing golf, surfing, volunteering, and spending time with his wife, Katie, family and friends. 
 
What Ryan enjoys most about working with Zahn is the shared passion and ideals of all the instructors, and the opportunity to teach exceptional content. 
 
Ryan an adjunct faculty member at the Unviersity of North Florida and teaches Live Review classes around the US. Ryan is a member of FPA of Northeast Florida. 
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