Our Firm

Richard G. Clifford, Principal

As co-founder of CA Financial Services, Richard began his financial planning career in 1983. Having previously served for six years on the Idaho State Compensation Committee, Richard realized that many people have financial cancer. His passion is to cure this malady, by helping people achieve and maintain financial security. Richard’s clients continually mention how much he cares. This is demonstrated in the fact that he helps families on a multi-generational basis and his clientele has grown every year through client referrals.His service to others is evidenced in being a Hearing Officer for the Idaho State Bar Association Professional Conduct Board, flying as a Search Pilot for the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Air Posse, and being a Board Member for the Idaho Department of Insurance Continuing Education Advisory Committee and Fraud Awareness Coalition. Richard has been an active member of the Clearwater Estate Planning Council for over 25 years. When not working, Richard enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and staying busy with his five very active grandchildren. Richard Clifford is a life member of Mensa.
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Robert J. Clifford, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®

Robert graduated from the University of Idaho in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a minor in Economic Forecasting. After graduating from college, he entered the banking industry where he spent 15 years teaching home-buyer seminars, assisting clients with budgets, credit repair, and helping clients meet their long-term financial needs. Through these years, Robert recognized the need people had for a more integrated plan to achieve their financial goals. His desire to help others led him to obtain his securities licenses to better assist people with their financial planning. In 2012, Robert joined CA Financial and has enjoyed working with and learning from his father, Richard Clifford, and is honored to continue his family’s mission of helping people accomplish their financial goals. As part of this passion, Robert helps clients develop a customized financial plan to enhance their financial security and wealth building. Robert is an active member in his community through Rotary International and many other civic organizations. His greatest joy is spending time with his wife, Missy, and playing with their three energetic children and their various activities. When not working, Robert enjoys running, fly-fishing & skiing.

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Doug Johnson, Portfolio Strategist

Doug has been with CA Financial Services since January 2009 and develops customized investment portfolios that meet a broad range of client objectives and risk tolerances. Doug is a licensed Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative. Prior to joining CA Financial Services, Doug was the Chief Financial Officer of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center for 29 years. He developed investment policies and managed investments for the Medical Center. Doug also served as a member of Carondelet Health System Investment Sub-Committee for System corporate funds that guided investment manager selection, monitoring and review. Doug graduated with a B.S. degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of California, Berkeley, and has a M.S. in Agricultural Economics & Business Management, University of California, Davis. When not working, Doug enjoys international folk dancing, traveling to Europe with his wife, Darcy, and visiting their children and grandchildren.

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Brian Johnson, Financial Advisor

Brian is a proven leader with experience in healthcare and business operations prior to joining CA Financial Services as a licensed Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative. Brian has extensive experience analyzing detailed information and implementing cost-effective, sustainable solutions designed to meet each client’s goals and objectives whether it be for an individual, family or organization. Brian was the first recipient at his college to receive the “Marie Curie” award, presented in recognition of both academic and clinical excellence. He went on to manage a dynamic radiology service line known for establishing best practices, exceeding national standards for quality, and received accreditation as the first “Center of Excellence” of its kind in the region. Brian is proud to have the opportunity to team up with his father Doug Johnson, Portfolio Strategist for CA Financial, to provide quality investment advice and sustainable solutions alongside Dick and Robert Clifford, to the clients of CA Financial Services. As a fiduciary, Brian will not only advise with your best interest in mind, but will do so in a way to help you feel comfortable with your investments and your plan for the future. Born and raised in the LC Valley, Brian, his wife Mereya, and son Jace call the beautiful Pacific Northwest their home.

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Joe Van Ausdle, Insurance Specialist

Joe joined our firm in 2015 and has been helping advise people on their long-term financial needs since 2012. Joe is a fully licensed Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative, meeting the fiduciary responsibilities we require to operate in the best interests of our clients. Joe brings his knowledge of the life, disability and long-term care insurance industry to our team. Through our independent insurance broker relationships, Joe helps find our clients the best life, disability or long-term care insurance to satisfy their personal risk concerns. Prior to following his passion to help people with their financial needs, Joe received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. For seven years he worked with a mental health counseling facility and other nursing facilities. The State of Washington contracted him as a mental health evaluator, where he assisted patients in the transition from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities. Joe loves spending time with his wife, Sue, and their children and grandchildren. When they find the time, they enjoy biking, golf and travel.

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Dan Matoske, Research Specialist

Dan assists with our investment and market research, helping to create customized portfolios to align with our client’s needs to obtain their financial goals. As a team, we evaluate all portfolios based upon their historical downside risk and potential upside return, based on past performance. Dan is a fully licensed Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative, meeting the fiduciary responsibilities we require to operate in the best interests of our clients. Prior to joining CA Financial Services, Dan worked with AG Edwards, Wachovia and most recently with Wells Fargo Advisors over the span of 12 years. Dan graduated from Boise State University with a B.B.A. in Business Economics. Dan provides us with additional investment knowledge and experience to contribute to our team, giving us greater resources to meet your needs. Dan enjoys traveling to new places, and enjoying activities in the great outdoors with his two dogs Rudy and Bella.

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Terry A. Courtney, Office Manager

Terry is the first person who will meet you at the door, answer your phone call, or resolve any questions you might have. In addition to welcoming you with a smile, Terry’s responsibilities include responding to client service requests, processing documents and record management. Terry has lived in Lewiston throughout her life and worked in Customer Service at a local business for over 32 years. She has been an active member in her community, involved in the Christmas and Community dinner for 25 years which feeds between 1500-2000 people annually, and other community leadership positions. Terry enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, her three adult children, and her six energetic grandchildren. In her spare time, Terry enjoys camping, huckleberry picking and 4-wheeling.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance our client’s financial security and peace of mind. We take great care in listening to our client’s needs and objectives, so that we can build customized investment portfolios to help them achieve their financial goals and dreams.


We provide financial and investment services including Registered Investment Advisory Services, Private Portfolio Management, Financial Planning, IRAs, College Savings Plans, Life Insurance and Estate Planning Assistance.

Client Letters

Click HERE to view our newly published Client Letter for the Spring of 2024. You can also view any other of our archived Client Letters and Newsletters which contain advice and tools to help you navigate the myriad of financial news and trends.

Advisory services offered through Arbor Point Advisors, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC

CA Financial Services, Arbor Point Advisors and Securities America are separate companies.

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