Meet Our Staff

Kelly L Adams, CFP®, RLP®, EA

Founder & Senior Planner

kelly-adamsAfter acquiring eight years of experience in tax compliance and planning, Kelly changed her focus to comprehensive financial planning after consistently seeing a need for this type of service among the clients she serviced.

Kelly began practicing life-centered financial planning after completing the Success training program in 1998 offered through the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners. She spent over five years working with nationally recognized advisor, Bert Whitehead, JD, MBA, founder of Cambridge Advisors (now known as Alliance of Comprehensive Planners) and President of Cambridge Connection, Inc., as an advisor and eventually partner.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University’s College of Business. She has earned the professional designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Kelly has also earned the designation of Enrolled Agent from the Internal Revenue Service. Kelly completed the Kinder Institute’s Registered Life Planner designation in 2018.

Kelly is an active member and educator for the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners. She is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Planners (NAPFA), Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the National Association of Tax Practitioners (NATP).

Harbor Light Planning, LLC was founded in December of 2003 upon principles that place the utmost value on our clients’ financial goals and objectives.

Kelly lives in Walled Lake, Michigan with two crazy cats.


Cort Giles, Financial Planner

Cort joined Harbor Light Planning in October 2020. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER from Chandler, Arizona. Kelly met Cort several years ago, as they are both members of the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners. Kelly has been a mentor and coach for Cort throughout the past few years.

Cort is married to Molly, has 5 children, and enjoys outdoor activities, watching movies, and getting involved in his kids activities.


Support Planner

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Audra Skaryd, Client Coordinator

Audra joined Harbor Light Planning as a Client Coordinator in 2020. After growing up on a couple of farms and helping out with her family’s electric fence charger business in Mid-Michigan, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University. She worked for the medical research field for over 20 years in various positions, including legal administration, accounting, technical support, and customer service.

Audra and her husband, Dave, reside in Plymouth, MI, and spend their free time pursuing wellness activities. Audra enjoys cooking, running, weightlifting, yoga, camping, golf, and gardening.