Empowering You with Confidence to Meet Your Financial Goals

Cameron McCarty

Founder & Advisor

Cameron is a third generation financial professional and lifelong Iowa resident. He implements the highest level of integrity, work ethic, and professionalism to help retirees succeed, following in his grandfather’s footsteps after he founded Brokers International in 1955. Cameron, as founder and president of Vivid, focuses on helping his clients implement tax-saving strategies to preserve their retirement and safe-guard their financial legacy.

Cameron is a SmartVestor Pro and Ramsey Trusted. He follows Dave Ramsey’s common-sense approach to investing and debt control. Cameron is committed to educating and teaching his clients how their money works and creating a positive foundation for retirement. In the media, Cameron makes monthly TV appearances speaking on timely topics that impact everyday Americans.

Cameron, his wife, Kara, and their children live in Waukee, IA, and spend much of their time with family, traveling, and sporting activities.

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Kara McCarty

Founder & Managing Director

Kara grew up in eastern Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where she earned her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication & Spanish. After moving to West Des Moines, Kara fine-tuned her marketing and writing skills at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa, and John Deere Financial.

After meeting Cameron, the pair began Vivid together and married in 2015. They currently reside in Waukee, IA where they raise their four children.

Thomas Breitbach, CFA

investment officer & wealth advisor

Tommy serves as an Investment Officer and Wealth Advisor for our West Des Moines office and has been with the company since August 2022. His responsibilities include managing investment portfolios and assisting clients during their retirement process. Tommy has worked in the financial industry for over 8 years and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, making him a great addition to our team.

Tommy currently resides in Granger with his wife, Jamie, and their three children. In his limited free time between kid’s activities, Tommy enjoys golfing and working on home projects.

Caitlyn Hestness


Caitlyn is the Client Relations Manager for our West Des Moines office and has been with the company since May 2018, after attending Iowa State University. Caitlyn’s responsibilities include coordinating educational events, scheduling news and press interviews, and assisting with client on-boarding and servicing. She is passionate about ensuring everyone who walks through our doors has a positive experience.

Born and raised in the Des Moines metro, Caitlyn currently resides in Altoona, IA with her two dogs, Duncan and Sampson. In her free time, Caitlyn enjoys indulging in reality TV, interior decorating, and reading poetry books.

Shera Erickson

Executive Assistant

Shera started working at Vivid in 2022 and is the Executive Assistant for our firm. Shera’s tasks include scheduling appointments, updating client files, and building relationships with clients on the phone and in the office. She uses her many talents to keep our office running smoothly.

Born and raised in the Des Moines metro, Shera currently resides in Des Moines and attends Upper Iowa University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business administration. When Shera is not at work, you can find her spending time outdoors with friends or binging her favorite TV shows.

Steve Burgett


Steve is a retired educator after 31 years as a teacher, principal and supervisor in Urbandale, Des Moines, and Simpson College. He also has over 14 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry.

Steve holds the National AHIP Medicare Certification and helps clients make sense of their Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage options so they can choose the plan that best meets their particular needs and goals.

Steve and his wife, Esther, live in Des Moines and enjoy gardening, raising backyard chickens, biking, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with their 3 granddaughters.

Debbie Taylor


Debbie has been a tax associate for 14 years with extensive experience in individual tax preparation and tax consulting. She has successfully handled a wide range of IRS audits and taxpayer inquires, working with the taxpayer and IRS to achieve positive results.

Debbie and her husband, Ken, have 5 children and 7 wonderful grandchildren. In her spare time Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf and reading.

Matthew Bollman


Matt grew up in northeast Iowa, and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Economics in 1995. He then attended the University of Denver, College of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2000. He moved to Seattle, WA, and then to Phoenix, AZ. Matt and his family moved back to Ankeny in 2008 to return to the family environment Iowa provides.

Matt’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate/trust administration and elder law. He often lectures to the public and to professional groups.

Matt’s professional affiliations include: WealthCounsel; ElderCounsel; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA); Iowa Bar Association; VA Accredited Attorney; Elder Law Answers.