Who We Are

Who We Are

Jonathan Brandt

Jonathan C. Brandt is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and has been the owner of Journey Tree Financial Planning and Investments since 1993. Jonathan is a past president of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), Mid-Oregon Chapter. In addition to extensive professional reading, he attends numerous hours of financial planning and investment seminars per year. While providing financial planning management to his local clients, he has also shared his expertise across the state and in publications, including The Wall Street Journal. Jonathan has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Iowa. He has been active in a number of community organizations in Eugene since 1988, serving as president of the Eugene Gleemen, Willamette Repertory Theatre, and the Eugene Tree Foundation. He currently serves on the board of the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts and is vice-president of the statewide board of Friends of Trees.
Jennifer Paterson

Jennifer Paterson

Jennifer Paterson brings more than 15 years of administrative and customer service experience to work on the operational side of Journey Tree. Before joining the company, Jennifer worked for a diverse range of companies, including Lane Community College, AKS Engineering & Forestry, and The Home Depot. With her varied background in administrative support, customer service roles, and her love for learning, Jennifer has the perfect foundation for working in this position at Journey Tree.

Matt Mathiesen Jr.

Matt joined Journey Tree as an Advisor Associate with over a decade of financial services experience. He has worked in a variety of positions in wealth management, financial planning, banking, and client services. His well-rounded experience allows him to better fulfill his passion for helping everyone become confident in their retirement plans and achieving their financial goals.
Matt is studying to obtain his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and is on schedule to take the exam in November 2021. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon in 2010.
When not helping families plan for their future goals, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Laurel and their two children. The couple is often spotted at local wineries and breweries, or in Bend enjoying Oregon outdoors.