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Who We Are 

Who We Are 

We typically work with those who are experiencing a change of seasons in their lives. Whether they are nearing retirement, going through a divorce, a job change or experiencing the loss of a loved one. We have found regardless of the situation; the challenges are similar. They come to us overwhelmed with making money decisions, afraid of making a mistake and just not sure where to start. We have been able to help by using our Financial Fulfillment Program to help identify their goals, put an actionable plan in place, and help gain clarity, control, and confidence with their finances.

Align your vision & values to help reach your goals. 

Meet Our Team

Shelly Sypien

Founder & Financial Advisor

(815) 712-5686

A motivated and dedicated individual, Shelly Sypien has almost three decades of professional experience in the financial services industry. In 2020 she founded her own financial business, Family Focused Financial, in which she helps generations create, preserve and build wealth. As a client first and family oriented business, Shelly focuses on getting to know her clients on a personal level. Part of the planning process includes understanding what is important to the client, meeting the client where they are and then creating a tailored financial plan to work toward their goals. Shelly helps her clients in all personal and professional areas, from preparing for retirement, helping create an income strategy, working toward growing their financial portfolio and protecting what her clients have worked hard to save.

Shelly entered the financial services industry as a Sales Assistant with EF Hutton in Chicago, IL. After ten years and several mergers Shelly joined Morgan Stanley where she obtained her securities licenses and began helping clients manage their investment portfolios. She spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley before joining a team at a Registered Investment Advisory firm where she took on the role of Operations and Compliance Manager. After seven years with the Registered Investment Advisor firm, she decided to move back into a client focused role and joined Edward Jones in 2015. All this experience has prepared Shelly for her current role as a Financial Advisor with Family Focused Financial. Shelly has helped clients through several market downturns and many economic cycles.

Shelly grew up in the small town of Bourbonnais, IL before meeting her husband, David. They eventually found the perfect small town to raise their family and have lived in Sandwich, IL for 22 years. Shelly loves to spend time with her family including their loyal dog, Guinness. She is a member of the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce, Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce, and 100+ Women Who Care. In her free time Shelly likes a good book, boating and traveling to new places.

Tamara Kingston Wiley, CFP®

Financial Advisor


With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, I joined Family Focused Financial with my primary goal being to help investors like you pursue your unique personal goals by understanding what is most important to you. Whether those goals include planning topics such as financial, investing, insurance, longevity or planning for life’s many adventures, we can co-create a customized strategy to help meet your needs today and those throughout your life. This may include working with your other professional partners to ensure that you’re protected in all areas, such as estate and tax planning.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University, De Kalb and an MBA from DePaul University, Chicago. Additionally, I have earned the prestigious CFP® certification in 2009, attaining additional education in the areas of financial, retirement and estate considerations.

My clients know that every day, my goal is to help them visualize the life they want to live. I desire to work with individuals, families and businesses who seek the guidance, advice, and education from a financial advisor and who are committed to financially strong habits to pursue their goals. Our office provides personal and high-touch service as well. I look forward to meeting you and successfully partnering with you all the days of your life.

On a personal note, I live in Yorkville, IL with my husband, Scott. We have been married since 1997. We have a son, Cameron, a daughter, Olivia, and a dog, Jilly.