Meet Our Team

Financial Advisers

Eric Mattinson

Investment Adviser Representative/Corporate Chaplain

Eric is a graduate of Piedmont Baptist College with a bachelor degree in Biblical Studies, and a graduate of Liberty University with a Masters in Management and Leadership.  He is a licensed insurance agent and holds his Series 65. Prior to joining Semmax, Eric’s professional career included banking and management.

In addition, Eric serves as Corporate Chaplain, providing spiritual leadership and guidance to staff, families, and others as needed. His faith, leadership and general compassion for people exude themselves in all he does.

Eric resides in Kernersville NC, and enjoys spending time with his four children, playing tennis and golf, and serving in his local church Youth group.


Joe Berry

Investment Adviser Representative

Joe Berry joined the Semmax team after an 18-year career in management with a Fortune 500 company. Throughout his career, Joe has been involved in real estate, sales, insurance, training and management but has always had a real desire to be involved with others and help to make a difference for them. Joe is a licensed insurance agent in both property/casualty and life and has passed the Series 65 securities exam. Joe recently completed the Series 3 license as a Commodity Trading Adviser and is also currently enrolled in the American College of Financial Services studying for the RICP- Retirement Income Certified Professional designation and the ChFC- Chartered Financial Consultant designation.

Joe is a native of Florida but considers North Carolina home. Joe and his wife of over 15 years, Stacey, live in Winston-Salem with their son, Charlie, and daughter, Lauren. When not working, Joe loves most of all to spend quality time with his family and to be outdoors in nature whether hiking, biking or traveling from the mountains to the beach.


Travis Lethco

Investment Adviser Representative

Travis recently joined Semmax Financial Group from BB&T Scott & Stringfellow, where he has provided investment advice for many years. He is a licensed insurance agent and has passed the Series 65 securities exam. Travis studied Business Administration and Economics at Greensboro College, where he was a member of the golf team. In 2004, he garnered PING Collegiate All-American honors. He currently holds the course record at Meadowlands Golf Club (63) which was later tied by Masters Champion Bubba Watson. He and his wife, Jessica, have been married since 2006 and have two children, Brayden and Hannah. They are active members of Triad Baptist Church. In his spare time, Travis enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, playing golf and fishing.


Matt Landon

Investment Adviser Representative

Matt joined the Semmax team as an Adviser in January 2017. He is a licensed insurance agent and has passed the Series 65 securities exam. He is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Matt is currently enrolled in NC State’s Online CFP Certification Education Program and is studying for the CFP Certified Financial Planner designation.

Matt and his wife, Kristen, have been married since 2015. They are active in their church and have two rescue dogs. He is also an endurance athlete who enjoys competing in half marathons and triathlons. In his free time, Matt enjoys working on vintage Honda motorcycles and reading.


Jonathan Short

Investment Adviser Representative

Jonathan Short joined the Semmax team after having worked in banking and, most recently, the insurance industry as both an Insurance Agent and a Claims Adjuster. Over the course of the past eight years of his career, Jonathan has enjoyed being able to work with many different people to make a positive difference for them and help them achieve their financial goals. Jonathan is a licensed Life Insurance agent and has passed the Series 65 securities exam. Jonathan lives in Winston-Salem and in his free time likes to spend time with his wife, Anna, as well as play piano and guitar, visit Revolutionary and Civil War sites, and serve in his local church.


John Tyner III

Investment Adviser Representative

Before joining the team in late 2017, John participated in the early growth of Semmax, serving the office in differing capacities such as marketing and media coordination. He is presently serving as an Investment Adviser Representative. An interesting fact about John is that he once studied classical guitar under Joseph Pecoraro, a concert guitarist who teaches at the School of the Arts. Because of this training, he had the pleasure of performing for various company events over the years. Outside of his service at Semmax, John loves spending time with his family, studying God’s word, reading, and training traditional Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Operations Team

Jeannie Studnicki

Director of Operations

Jeannie Studnicki is the Director of Operations for Semmax Financial Group. Jeannie is responsible for spearheading extensive and sustainable growth strategies that optimize operating capabilities and enhance client satisfaction. She is also charged with implementing aggressive performance measures to improve operational and organizational processes and fostering employee development and alignment with corporate goals. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, Jeannie is a national gold award-winning marketer with Fortune 500 experience executing high impact campaigns to effectively build consumer awareness and grow and reinforce brands. Her portfolio includes many globally recognized names such as 3M, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Hanesbrands, and Fruit of the Loom. In her spare time, Jeannie lends her talents to the betterment of her community. She is an appointed member of the City of Mount Airy Planning Board where she recommends plans, policies and ordinances designed to maximize economic development. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mount Airy Regional Museum and Living Water Ministries.


Robin Tyner



Nathan Phillips

Operations Specialist

Financial Planning Specialists


Drew Siegrist

Financial Planning Specialist


Tamela Ingram

Financial Planning Specialist

Administrative Support


Kamerynn Bonn

Administrative Coordinator

Client Care Team


Mary Jane Muchukot

Client Care Specialist


Laura Allred

Client Care Specialist

Marketing Team


Kathleen Williamson

Marketing Coordinator


Emily Swanson

Marketing Coordinator

Tax Specialist


Susie Romanowski, EA

IRS Authorized Tax Professional