Our Team

Garland Risner

Garland entered the investment management industry in 1992 and is managing investment portfolios for high net worth clients. His background includes a wide array of expertise ranging from securities trading for stocks, bonds, and limited partnerships to portfolio management responsibilities for multi million dollar collective funds. Garland has also managed portfolios for major institutions, pension and profit sharing accounts, along with high net worth private money and foundations. He brings a diverse background in investment management, estate planning, tax strategies, economic analysis and strategic planning. His investment specialty is managing tax efficient investment portfolios.

As one of the Treasure Valley's leading experts at guiding land and business owners through the financial complexities of large sale transactions. His reputation of assembling "best in class" advisory teams and tax friendly strategies on behalf of his clients has created a great demand for his unique talent and skill.

Garland holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Boise State University, has served as a member of numerous committees including; Interest Rate Strategy Committees for major banks, Investment Policy Committees with investment management firms, and currently is President of Paradigm Wealth Services, Inc.

Katie Patterson

Katie is our Client Service Specialist coming to us with 6 years in the financial industry as an administrative specialist and office manager. She is the friendly voice on the phone and also assists in the account documentation and preparation for clients. She is currently studying to take her Series 65 and eager to continue learning, adding more responsibility and growing her role here at Paradigm Wealth Services, Inc. 

She and her husband, Justin, moved to Idaho after their wedding in September 2019 and have been enjoying exploring the natural, captivating beauty of this great state. Outside of the office she enjoys working on house projects with Justin, reading, cooking, outdoor activities and spending time with their 3 fluff balls- their elderly kitty Luna and young pups, Rio & Zeus . 



December 10, 2009- September 22, 2020

Samson started coming to the office at the age of 7 weeks and continued to do so for over 10 years. He greeted every client like they were specifically there to see him and he welcomed any and all pets and love that was given.