Martin Day, CFP®
President, Financial Advisor
Martin is the President and Chief Steward at Box Financial Advisors. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from West Texas A&M University, where he was also a four year starter on the Buffalo soccer team.
Martin’s industry experience in financial planning began in 1997 when he worked for what was then First Dallas Securities in downtown Dallas. From there he moved to H.D. Vest in 1998 and worked as a Wealth Management Specialist. In 1999, Martin passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Exam, one of the highest regarded and most recognized certifications available in the financial planning industry. In addition, Martin has obtained the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations from The American College in Pennsylvania. Martin has also received the Qualified Kingdom Advisor™ designation granted to financial professionals who have met high standards in training, integrity, character and competence.
When Wells Fargo acquired H.D. Vest in 2001, Martin stayed on and worked in the Advisory Services area, where he concentrated on portfolio management and design. During his final years at Wells Fargo he focused on advanced planning in the estate and business planning areas. The opportunity to hone his skills and acquire knowledge from an industry titan like Wells Fargo for almost a decade was extremely valuable to Martin’s development. In 2010 Martin prayerfully decided to leave corporate America, taking his vast education and experience with him to launch Box Financial Advisors.
Marsha is Martin’s bride of over two decades, and together they have four children: boy/girl twins born in 2005, Brexton and Makeelie, their daughter Brenley came along 5 years later, and finally their daughter Kenzington was born in 2012. He and Marsha are very active and involved at Gateway Church, and together serve on the altar ministry team. Spending time with family and leading himself and others to be better disciples of Jesus Christ are his favorite hobbies.
Clint Snead, CFA®
Senior Financial Advisor, Analyst
Clint currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Advisor and Analyst at Box Financial Advisors. He completed his undergraduate education with a dual Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Business Economics from Texas Tech University. In 2005, Clint completed his Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, where he focused on a Finance concentration with a specialization in investments and financial consulting. Upon completing his MBA, he became a CFA Charterholder. The Charter Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world.
After a few years in banking, Clint started his financial planning career by advising clients on their investments when he started at Fidelity Investments in 2000. In 2003, Clint made the transition to Fidelity’s branch investment center in Irving, Texas and worked in various financial planning roles. After successfully consulting clients about their financial plans, Clint was asked to focus on high net worth individuals and highly compensated executives. Prior to prayerfully joining Box Financial Advisors in 2014, he oversaw a client portfolio of approximately $500 million in client assets.
Clint and Audra were married in 2002. They have a boy and two girls, Sawyer, Ridgely, and Sutton. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and learning to fly fish with friends. Together, they most enjoy finding opportunities to serve at their church and in the local community.
Logan graduated from Texas Tech University where he earned a B.S. in Personal Financial Planning. The Personal Financial Planning program at Texas Tech enabled him to learn from an elite staff about modern planning techniques. This created a solid launching pad for his next steps. During the summer of 2011, he participated in a summer training institute called Kairos which closes the gap between campus and the marketplace. He learned practical skills and obtained a vision for servant leadership in the marketplace.
Logan joined Box Financial during the spring of 2013 as a Financial Advisor. He came to Box from Freedom 5:one Ministries where he was a Financial Coach in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Logan financially coached individuals and families, taught financial education seminars, and managed the website. It was here that Logan learned the growing need for wise planning and built relationships with his clients to advise them in many financial areas. Logan’s unique background of ministry and financial planning allow him to be a great asset to the Box team. Box Financial is a great way for Logan to use his gifts by coming alongside clients and encouraging healthy stewardship of the resources that have been entrusted to them.
In 2016, Logan married Ashley who is a pediatric nurse in Dallas. They are members of The Village Church in Dallas and are involved with a weekly home group in the community. Logan had the chance to study abroad in Europe while at Texas Tech and highly recommends visiting southern Spain to try the tapas. Being a native of Austin, he’s always on the search for a good food truck. You can catch him cycling during his free time and listening to Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors.
Alan D. Thornton, Jr
Alan joined the Box Financial team in 2018 as a Financial Advisor and brought with him a comprehensive career – most recently, as Director of Development for Major Gifts at the University of North Texas. In his three years in this role he raised more than $2M for student scholarships, programs and a named department chair position. Alan graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Fitness Management and then went on to get a Master of Science degree in Sports Administration.
Alan was introduced to the financial services industry in 2008 through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and since 2012 he has served in the Stewardship Ministry Department as teacher and table leader for Financial Hope Workshops and Financial Fitness Workshops at Gateway Church. “My desire is to be used to effect change for God’s people to experience freedom in every area of their life, with their personal finances being a conduit to their complete freedom…”
In May of 2012, Alan was married to the “love of his life,” Jen. They have three children: twins (boy/girl), Micah and Noel, and their youngest son, Asher. Alan’s hobbies include family time, reading, fishing, and “simple” DIY projects. He is an amateur foodie and he and Jen love to discover new destinations and local eateries.
Kathleen joined Box Financial in January of 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. She brings with her extensive experience in business administration and ministry. Long before she understood the concept of marketplace ministry, she was managing people and systems while holding Bible studies in the conference room before or after work.
Kathleen’s background in finance includes accounting manager positions for various for profit and non-profit organizations and churches. Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, TN and a Master of Arts degree in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.
While she absolutely loves to study the Bible and share the unique perspective she receives from God with others, she is equally exhilarated playing with trains on the floor with grandson David, being the student for grandson (and aspiring teacher) Paul, and engaging in all things Barbie with her granddaughter Sarah.
Garrett joined Box Financial Advisors in the fall of 2012 as the executive assistant. He sees Box Financial Advisors as a place to marry his administrative skills with his desire to see people free from the burden of debt from fiscal struggles and onto the path of financial independence.
He graduated from Lamar University with an engineering degree and went to work for a large telecommunications company where he helped maintain their fiber optic network. After a time of work in the engineering field, he discovered that his passion and gifts lined up more with administration.
He went to work as an assistant to a Missions pastor at Gateway Church where he helped coordinate international travel and ministry events. From there, he joined RU4Children, a DFW based non-profit that focuses on meeting the needs of children around the world. Garrett handled many of the administrative tasks including accounting, communication, and website maintenance. He also occasionally led teams to conduct work in the field.
He and his wife Samantha were married in 2007 and live in North Fort Worth. They are very active in Gateway Church, where they serve as Deacons at one of the weekend services where they oversee the volunteer teams. They both share passions for mission work, travel and helping newly married couples build a strong foundation in their first few years of marriage.