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Get to Know Your Team
At Sandbox Financial Partners

With issues ranging from college costs to retirement planning or caring for aging loved ones, our dedicated team brings years of experience to provide the perspectives, expertise and direction your family needs.

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Fred Bohlander, CFP®

Founder, Managing Partner
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Fred Bohlander, CFP®

Founder, Managing Partner


Experience

  • 30+ Years Industry Experience
  • Branch Manager, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
  • Branch Manager, Raymond James Financial Services

Education

  • University of Maryland, BBA, Business

Licenses, Designations, Memberships

Personal

Fred residences in Sarasota, Florida where he lives with his wife Ann of 30+ years and their rescue dog, “Baxter.”

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Brian Salcetti, CIMA®, AIF®

CEO, Managing Partner
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Brian Salcetti, CIMA®, AIF®

CEO, Managing Partner


Experience

  • 20+ Years of Industry Experience
  • Financial Advisor, Kaplan Financial Group/AXA Equitable
  • Vice President & Regional Director, Ivy Funds Distributors Inc.
  • Institutional Services & Regional Consultant, Rydex Investments (now Guggenheim Investments)

Education

  • University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business, BSBA. Major: Finance, Minor: Management Information Systems
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School. Certified Investment Management Analyst Program

Accolades

  • Bethesda Magazine - The Face of Wealth Management - 2021 & 2022
  • Bethesda Magazine - Top Financial Professionals - 2022
  • Five Star Wealth Manager - 2016-2022
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor - 2021
  • Forbes Best-in-State Next-Gen Advisor - 2019
  • Best of Modern Luxury DC - Voted Best Wealth Manager - 2021
  • Potomac Lifestyle Magazine - Voted Best Wealth Manager - 2021 & 2022

Licenses, Designations, Memberships

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary - AIF®
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst - CIMA®
  • Investments & Wealth Institute

Personal

  • Lives in Bethesda with his wife (Nicole),  three children (Braden, Avery & Madison) and their Bernedoodle dog (Bailey).
  • Brian swam at the University of Delaware
  • Brian enjoys travel, golf, food & wine and spending time with his family and friends
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Andrew Salcetti

Partner, Chief Compliance & Operations Officer
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Andrew Salcetti

Partner, Chief Compliance & Operations Officer

Experience

  • 14+ Years of Industry Experience
  • Fidelity Investments, Client Director in Fidelity Family Office Services
  • Siharum Advisors, LLC, Director of Client Services

Education

  • Boston College, Carroll School of Management, MBA
  • Boston University, Questrom School of Business, Program for Financial Planning
  • Wake Forest University, Calloway School of Business, Major: Finance

Personal

Resides in Newton, MA with his wife, Susie, daughters Maggie and Nora, and rescue dog, “Kona.” Likes to travel, watch and play sports, and eat good food.

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Daniel Christenson

VP, Wealth Advisor
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Daniel Christenson

Vice President, Wealth Advisor


Experience

  • 7+ Years of Industry Experience
  • Kelly Financial Services, Vice President – Investment Advisor
  • Northwestern Mutual, Financial Representative – College Unit Captain

Education

  • Saint Francis University, Schwab School of Business, Major: Finance

Personal

  • Resides in Boston, MA and is an avid golfer and fisherman
  • Member of the Sons of the American Revolution – Boston Chapter
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William B. Bruno, JD

VP, Financial Planner and Sustainable Investing


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William B. Bruno, JD

VP,Financial planner and Sustainable investing


Experience

  • 15+ Years of Industry Experience
  • Worked as a financial advisor for American Express Financial Advisors and AXA Advisors (now Equitable Advisors)
  • Served on the Episcopal Diocese of Washington's Committee on Socially Responsible Investing and the Investment Committee of the Fairfax County, VA Bar Association.
  • Contributor to Kiplinger.com 

Education

  • B.A., Brown University.
  • J.D., American University, Washington, College of Law

Personal

Lives in Bethesda, MD with his sons Nicholas and Andrew.  Along with hiking and reading, Will enjoys walking his Beagle mix dog, Nutmeg.

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Rachael DeCosta, CDFA®

VP, Wealth Advisor


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Rachael DeCosta, CDFA®

VP, Wealth Advisor


Experience

  • 20+ Years of Industry Experience
  • Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services
  • Vice President and Business Consultant John Hancock Investments
  • Regional Vice President, Calvert Investments

Education

  • Colby College, BS Major: Economics Minor: International Studies
  • Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Coursework

Licenses, Designations & Memberships

Personal

  • Native Washingtonian, lives in Bethesda with her daughter (Alexandra) and their Cavachon (Little A)
  • Enjoys exploring art galleries, reading fiction and non-fiction books, playing tennis and learning pickleball and meeting new and interesting people
  • Loves any and all travel, Washington Commanders, Toca Bengals Soccer and spending quality time with friends and family
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Blake Millard, CFA®

VP, Director of Investments


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Blake Millard, CFA

VP, Director of Investments

 Experience

  •  13+ years of industry experience
  • Senior Wealth Strategy Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management
  • Investment and Performance Systems Analyst, Calvert Investments

Education

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a double major in Philosophy and History

Licenses, Designations, Memberships

  • Chartered Financial Analyst - CFA®
  • Member of the CFA Institute

Personal

  • Resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife (Jen) and four children (Hudson, twins Fitzgerald and Finley, Wells)
  • Enjoys golfing and boating around the Chesapeake Bay
  • Played club ice hockey at the University of Michigan
  • Passionate Chicago Cubs fan
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Julie Bonvillain, CFP®, CDFA®

VP, Director of Financial Planning


Julie Bonvillain, CFP®, CDFA®

VP, Director of Financial Planning


Experience

  • 14+ years industry experience
  • Planner at Brostrom and Berlin Wealth Management

Education

  • University of Maryland Global Campus BS Finance; Minor Personal Financial Planning

Licenses, Designations, Memberships

Personal

Lives in Virginia with her Boxer pup (Vonnie). She has four grown children, two boys and two girls. Enjoys hiking, biking and visiting museums.

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Karen Conway

Business Development Officer
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Karen Conway

Business Development Officer


Karen is the owner of a Sales and Marketing Consulting firm focused on solutions for businesses. With over 20 years experience, she specializes in working with companies that help families find resources and placement in the senior housing and assisted living industry. As a US Navy Veteran, Karen has a personal interest in assisting veterans and their families.

Education and Experience

  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute - Travel and Tourism
  • Skaggit Valley College - BA -Business Administration
  • United States Navy
  • Advisory Board Member for Care Changes, Inc. A National Referral Placement

Service

  • National Patient Advocacy Foundation - Volunteer Advocate

Personal

Karen resides in Orlando, Florida. She dedicates her time to being a volunteer patient advocate, has a passion for travel and also owns her own Travel Agency.

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Cheryl Vample

Office Administrator
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Cheryl Vample

Office Administrator


Experience

  • 20 Years of Industry Experience
  • Office Administrator, Rubino & Company

Education

  • University of Maryland University College, BS, Investigative Forensics
  • Maryland University School of Integrated Health, Masters in Health & Wellness Coaching

Personal

  • Resides in Columbia, MD and has a passion for baking and cake decorating
  • Cheryl is a Certified Personal Trainer