Our Team

  • Michael Stark
  • Andria Williams, CMFC®, FPQP®
  • Linda Viglotti, MBA®
  • Michael Coelho, CFP®
Michael Stark

Founder and Principal

Mike Stark’s passion and commitment to serving others and helping them succeed led him to establish American Financial Advisors, LLC. Inspired by his father’s instruction in an investment class in high school, his interest in investing led him to become a Registered Investment Advisor in 1991. The strengths and added value Mike brings to the firm’s clients are deeply rooted in discipline and integrity. Mike’s education and military background engendered his belief in a simple investment strategy that includes sound, honest advice and guidance for individuals and families. His approach of always putting clients first has earned their confidence, respect and lasting friendships.

Mike was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and completed flight school in Pensacola. He flew Marine attack fighters for 20 years, both on active duty and in the reserves. He retired as a Lt. Colonel, after logging over 3000 hours in the A-4 and F-18, with tours in the Blacksheep squadron, the Flying Gators, and as a test pilot for four years in VX-5 at the Naval Weapons Centa, China Lake. Captain Mike has been with Delta Air Lines since 1987 and is based in Atlanta on the 767/400.

Mike provides periodic emails on investment highlights and Delta Air Lines updates. He is a frequent contact for national publications and currently hosts a weekly radio show – “Common Sense” on NewsTalk Radio 1160 AM in Atlanta. AFA has been recognized in Financial Advisor Magazine in the past as one of top 500 advisors in the country.

Mike completed the CFP® education requirements and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1979 with degrees in both Environmental Science and Urban Planning. Prior to founding AFA, Mike was a founding partner of “The Advisor”. He reads and travels extensively, enjoys exotic cars, live music, and gardening. He lives in the historic district of Marietta, Georgia in a home built in 1895.

Andria Williams, CMFC®, FPQP®

Chief Compliance Officer/Associate Advisor

Inspired by her grandfather to pursue a career in investment management, Andria has worked in the financial services industry since 1994. She joined American Financial Advisors in 1999. She is responsible for managing pertinent information on client accounts and oversees the firm’s data management system. Andria has in-depth knowledge of the finance industry and the ability to understand, manage and resolve multi-faceted operational issues.

As Chief Compliance Officer, Andria ensures that our firm is in compliance with all governmental, local and SEC regulations. As a Registered Paraplanner and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor, she assists with the implementation of planning and investment strategies for our clients.

In addition to her duties as CCO, she serves as AFA’s Technology Consultant and Institutional Brokerage Liaison. Prior to joining AFA, Andria worked with PFM Capital Management and Wiser Financial Services. She is a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor, Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP®), and a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals. 

Andria holds a degree in Finance from Kennesaw State University. She loves to travel and is an avid fan of her daughter’s soccer team. She lives in Canton, Georgia and has two daughters, Amanda and Jasmine.

Linda Viglotti, MBA®

Chief Operations Officer/Associate Advisor

Linda inherited the values of hard work, education and community service from her parents. She is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the firm’s strategic plan, human resources administration, marketing initiatives, and financial reporting functions. She manages third party relationships for the firm to ensure key objectives are met. Since joining the firm in 2000, Linda has enhanced her knowledge through advanced study and completion of the Executive CFP® Program for Financial Planning offered through the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. She is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

Prior to joining AFA, Linda served as Marketing/Communications Director for a retail consultant in Virginia Beach, VA. She holds her MBA® from Old Dominion University in Virginia and a BBA in Marketing from Pace University in New York.

Linda enjoys traveling, skiing, family time, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and spending time with her grandsons. She and her husband, Patrick, live in Marietta and have two grown children, Jaclyn and Mark.

Michael Coelho, CFP®

Associate Advisor

Michael joined AFA in September 2019 after spending four years working with Charles Schwab Advisor Services in Orlando, FL. While with Charles Schwab, Michael specialized in servicing Institutional Clients, Family Offices, and Registered Independent Advisors. Most recently, Michael supervised an Institutional Service Team responsible for providing world-class service and support for over 50,000 Advisor Services accounts and $50 billion in client assets.

A graduate of William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS, he spent four years on the Crusaders baseball team and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. Michael completed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional program through Boston University, and obtained the CFP® certification in December 2019. He currently holds the Series 7, 66, 9, & 10 securities licenses, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Georgia.

Outside of work, Michael is likely found enjoying his favorite outdoor hobbies such as golf and softball, traveling and exploring new locations with his wife Rachael, and cheering for his favorite professional sports teams.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design), and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuas who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

  • Patrick Viglotti, CRPC®
  • Stacy Taylor
Patrick Viglotti, CRPC®

Co-Owner/Associate Advisor

Patrick joined AFA in early 2017 after retiring from a 38 year career with IBM where he held management positions in finance, sales and cybersecurity.  In addition to advisory work, he is responsible for AFA's cybersecurity initiatives, assists with the firm's compliance program, and serves on AFA's Investment Committee.  Patrick's primary focus as an advisor is pre-retirement and post-retirement planning.  He has completed the coursework and exams required to earn the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselorsm designation.

He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz  and holds a B.S. degree in Finance.  

Patrick enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, and spending time with his grandsons.  He is also a board member of a national software company headquartered in south Florida.  Pat and his wife, Linda, live in Marietta and have two grown children, Jaclyn and Mark.


Stacy Taylor

Client Service Representative

Stacy is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Marketing.  She recently joined AFA in 2018 to assist with marketing initiatives, client service, data management and financial reporting duties. 

Stacy enjoys traveling, working out and stays very busy keeping up with her four children and each of their activities.

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Call Us: 770-977-2434
Toll Free: 888-413-9080
Email: info@afainvestments.com
2551 Roswell Road, Suite 310
Marietta, GA 30062