Meet Our Staff

Christine H. Forken | Office Manager
585-421-1220 ext. 102 

Chris grew up in Albany and moved to Rochester to attend Nazareth College where she obtained a degree in Math Education.  After graduating, she remained in the Rochester area, marrying John Forken in 1967. 

When John began his financial planning career, Chris decided to lend support to the new business.

Current duties include bookkeeping, staff management, trust accounting and management of family trusts, coordinating completion of client tax returns and, most importantly, keeping the office supplied with coffee and tea!

Chris enjoys working with the clients, reps, and staff that have been with us for many years.  We have been very blessed.

Christine Forken is not registered with FSC Securities Corporation.

Kim Hahn | Registered Assistant
585-421-1220 ext. 101 

Kim grew up in the Rochester area where she attended college and earned a degree in business. Kim has over 12 years experience in the financial services industry. Kim joined the Independent Group of Companies team in May 2007.

Kim assists John and other representatives in the group with new and existing investment business as well as Profit Sharing Plans. Kim has her NYS Life, Accident and Health insurance license and series 6 and 63 securities registrations. 

She currently resides in Penfield with her husband Jeff and their three dogs. Kim enjoys traveling with her husband and competing with her Dalmatians in performance events such as agility, obedience and pet therapy.

Kim Hahn is a registered assistant with FSC Securities Corporation.


Evie Taylor | Clerical Assistant
585-421-1220 ext. 104 

Evie helps with office duties that includes scanning/filing paperwork, assisting our clients with internet access, answering the phone, handling mail and similar duties. She has over 15 years experience in the financial services and real estate business and has been part of the Independent Group of Companies team since early 2011.

Before moving to beautiful upstate New York with her husband Steve and two daughters in 1997, Evie lived in Columbus, Ohio. Evie is active at church and in the community, and in the summer she enjoys sailing Lake Ontario with her husband on their 30’ Tartan sailboat.

Evie Taylor is not registered with FSC Securities Corporation.

170 Packett  Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-421-1220   Toll Free: 800-381-2070     Fax: 585-421-1223     Email:

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