Our Team

No needs are more important than your own. We pride ourselves in making your needs and goals, our own. We don't simply work for you. We work with you to understand who you are as an individual and as an investor.
Our mission is to help you to define your financial objectives, and then use that knowledge to develop — together — a plan that is tailored to fit your unique needs and preferences, and is in your best interest. We’re proud to offer comprehensive financial planning resources, providing you access to education, advice, planning, and consultation.
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John F. Coleman, AWMA®
First Vice President / Investments, Branch Office Manager
About John

John joined Parker/Hunter Incorporated in 1997 and was part of the successful merger with Janney in 2005. His previous experience includes time as a sales representative for Carpenter Company in Richmond, Virginia, and as a west coast representative in California.

John holds his FINRA Series 7, 66, 9, and 10 securities licenses as well as the prestigious Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ designation from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with Janney's internal education division, Janney University. In addition, he has an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond, where he played college football, and served as team captain during his senior year.

John is a former board member of Scottdale Bank and Trust, now Mid Penn Bank. John currently serves on several boards; Fayette County Cultural Trust, Penn Highlands Hospital Board of Trustees - Southwest Region, President of the Diocese of Greensburg Board of Trustees, Co-Chairperson of "Savor the Avenue", Connellsville Chamber, Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame, and Elizabeth Seton Memory Care Center. In addition, he has been active in the Bike MS® 150 Ride for the last 27 years.

John is married to Susan Brooks Coleman. They enjoy spending time with their dog, Petey. Susan and John now reside in Fern Mountain, PA. John and his sister-in-law, Rosemary Brooks, own Colebrook Chocolate Company LLC.

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Jeffrey D. Costelnock
First Vice President / Investments, Financial Advisor
About Jeffrey

Jeff holds a Master's degree in Industrial Relations, and a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in Operations Management from West Virginia University. He played football for the WVU Mountaineers.

Jeff joined Parker/Hunter in 2004 and joined Janney as part of the successful merger in 2005. He holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as his life insurance license. Prior to joining Janney, Jeff worked as a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young LLP in Pittsburgh.

In the business community, Jeff can be heard on WMBS radio, giving the daily stock report. He is a former President and Vice-President of the Uniontown Chapter of BNI, Business Networking International.

Jeff has a son, Caad, and two dogs, Sadie and Enzo. Jeff is a performance car enthusiast that enjoys spending time at the CrossFit gym, working on his game at the golf course and participating in cycling events that benefit the MS Society and Diabetes Association.

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Geremy L. Hoover, CFP®, CLU®
Financial Advisor
About Geremy

Geremy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Clarion University. While at Clarion, he was on the baseball team, where he earned All-Conference honors his junior, and senior years, along with being named team co-captain his senior year. 

Geremy has worked in the financial services industry since 2004, joining Janney in 2014. He currently maintains his FINRA series 7, 6, 63, 65, as well as Life Accident, and Health licenses. Geremy holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and the Chartered Life Underwriter® designation.

Geremy lives in Uniontown with his wife Taylor and daughter Claire. Locally, Geremy serves on the board of City Mission – Living Stones and volunteers time with several youth sports organizations. He was a graduate of Leadership Fayette Class of 2012 and is active with the local business community through Business Networking International. In his spare time, Geremy enjoys sports, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. 

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Timothy R. Brown, CFP®
Financial Advisor
About Timothy

Tim holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Business Leadership from Youngstown State University. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California University of Pennsylvania. While attending Cal U, Tim was a member of the Men’s Ice Hockey team. He also earned his Certificate of Financial Planning from Bryant University. 

Prior to joining the Laurel Highlands Wealth Advisory Group at Janney in 2017, Tim was associated with another financial services firm serving as a Financial Advisor. Tim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He earned his CFP® mark in 2018 to help assist clients in the financial planning process. He currently holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Additionally, Tim holds his Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses.

Tim resides in Dunbar with his wife, Maria and daughter, Elliana. He supports numerous local non-profit organizations. He has previously coached within the Connellsville Area School District Ice Hockey program. He's a member of Team Janney where he rides alongside his fellow advisors and friends for Bike MS® each year. When not outdoors cycling, you can find Tim and his family hiking the various trails in Fayette County and the surrounding areas with their Jack Russell Terrier, Honey.  

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Lisa M. Ritsko
Senior Registered Private Client Associate
About Lisa

Lisa is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, holding a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. As the Group's Registered Private Client Assistant, Lisa is often the first point of contact for clients. By providing superior, and timely service to each and every client, the clients are assured personal attention to their investment questions.

Lisa holds her FINRA Series 7 and 66 security licenses. Before joining Janney, Lisa worked at Scarry & Associates as an administrative assistant. She also worked as an intern at Laurel Highlands Foundation in accounts payable.

Lisa resides in Connellsville. She is a member of Immaculate Conception Church. In her free time, she enjoys equestrianism, traveling, motorsports, reading, gardening and spending time with her husband, Greg, and their cat, Chloe.

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