Meet the professionals who can help you manage the many pieces of your financial life.

Summit Retirement Services is ready to help you pursue your long-term financial goals.

Meet the Team

Summit Retirement Services is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.


Ken Nowland Founder | Financial Advisor

Ken Nowland is the founder of Summit Retirement Services, a wealth advisory firm. As a financial advisor, Ken holds the Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and an insurance license. Ken’s primary focus is on retirement, income tax and risk mitigation, seeking consistency and reliability above all else. It’s not what you earn, but what you keep that matters most. Ken will work with you to create a well-thought-out financial strategy, tailored to your specific needs, to help you feel confident about your financial future.

Ken is committed to a career that utilizes his knowledge and experience to help meet and exceed his clients’ needs. He attributes his professional and personal success to his strong work ethic, family values, and a sincere passion for helping others. In his free time, Ken and his family enjoy many outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and fishing, as well as photography, cooking and entertaining family and friends.


Sean Nowland Insurance Professional

Sean Nowland is always looking for ways to help others. A knowledgeable, driven and giving individual, he believes in creating and nurturing lifelong relationships with his clients.

Before joining Summit Retirement Services, Sean worked for one of the largest banks in the United States, where he helped people work towards their financial goals. While working in the banking industry, he championed his coworkers and customers to grow, networked with other professionals in the financial industry and attended charitable events benefiting local organizations. He applies his banking experience to his role as an insurance professional. As a part of the Summit Retirement Services team, Sean assists in helping people to mitigate risk, reduce taxes, create reliable income, and plan for a successful retirement.

In his free time, Sean enjoys all things outdoors, including hiking, biking, camping, golfing and spending time with friends and family. He and his girlfriend recently adopted an Australian sheepdog named Summer, and they are excited to have a new hiking buddy. Sean is actively working on one of his lifelong goals to visit all the national parks in the United States.


Sarah Springer Office Manager | Client Relations

Sarah is a proud graduate of Northern Arizona University's Business Administration Program. She is an energetic, motivated, and dedicated learner and leader. During her time at NAU, she was on Dean's List and graduated with a certification in Social Entrepreneurship. Sarah is committed to using her skills to provide the best experience possible to the clients of Summit Retirement Services.
She is determined to make every client at Summit Retirement Services feel like they have a connection and can trust that she is here looking out for them. She is equipped to answer your questions and make your experience with Summit Retirement Services a pleasant and memorable one.
Sarah was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska until seven years old and then moved to a small town north of Seattle, Washington so she could be near her cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Family is a big part of her life. The experience of being in a family, engaging in traditions, and connecting on a meaningful level with others is important to her.
In her free time, Sarah loves to spend time outdoors. Whether hiking in Sedona in the spring or skiing at Snowbowl in the winter. She absolutely loves Flagstaff and enjoys weekend trips to the Grand Canyon and Lake Havasu where she can read for hours on the beach. Sarah is also a proud momma to a new puppy named “Rosie”.