Meet Our Team


Misty J. McFarlane, CLTC, President

     For over ten years, Misty J. McFarlane, CLTC, has been focusing on pension and retirement strategies.  She is mainly known for her work with companies such as Anheuser Busch, Inbev, General Motors, Busch Gardens and Sea World Parks Entertainment. Ms. McFarlane is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in advertising.  She attended one of the top advertising programs in the country. Ms. McFarlane has also completed her two year prerequisites to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional at the University of South Florida.  During her career, she earned the Long Term Care Insurance designation, CLTC and is a Series 6, Registered Representative. Ms. McFarlane currently serves as President of Strategic Financial Partners and is a Registered Representative  of Signator Investor, Inc.  Ms. McFarlane believes people work with her because she builds significant relationships based on trust and respect.  What this means is that her approach is to help you with your personal and business solutions.  You will have a representative who genuinely cares about you and your goals, putting you first.

Christine B. Young, Financial Representative

   Christine “Christy” Young is a Financial Representative in Tampa, FL with over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Her goal is to assist her clients with the protection and accumulation of wealth. Christy’s focus is to help with developing a strategy that is designed to leverage all aspects of a client’s financial situation.  She represents a variety of insurance products and services essential to execute an integrated strategy to reach a client’s financial potential.

Christy is originally from Jacksonville, FL.  In 1998, Mrs. Young received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from The University of Florida, in Gainesville, FL.

Mrs. Young is very involved with various community and charitable organizations throughout the Tamp Bay area.  She is a member of the Upper Tampa Bay Rotary Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Best Buddies, American Cancer Society,  B.N.I. (Business Networking International) as well as the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. 

Lailani M. Pendarvis, Administrative – Marketing Coordinator

    Lailani M. Pendarvis has her Bachelor of Arts and Science in Psychology from The University of South Florida. She has been with Strategic Financial Partners since 2012 and is gaining knowledge in the industry. She plans to get her 2-15 Insurance License in the Fall. Lailani was born in the Philippines and has been living in the Tampa Bay area for most of her life. She has been involved with Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business organization at USF. Lailani enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to exercise and be involved in various fitness programs such as crossfit and boxing. 

Demelza Pendarvis, Administrative

   Demelza Pendarvis has been part of the Strategic Financial Partners team since 2013.  She is currently a USF student  working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Demelza has a passion for children, fitness and holistic nutrition.