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Our firm believes financial planning is a process, not a product.

Our clients have given us their trust. Our mission is to repay that trust by helping our clients attain their most important priorities regardless of their net worth. That is why we are passionate about helping you pursue your goals through focused and informed financial decisions. Through consistent, high quality service, we are here to help you achieve the same comfort and stability we would want for our own family.

Why Us?

We are not a proprietary firm, which means we can recommend what is best for you, not what provides us with the most money. Unlike many financial advisors, we respect all clients whether they have $1,000 or $1,000,000 with us. We believe respect means being accessible. We are always available for phone calls, e-mails, and in-person meetings.


Meet the Team


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Dan Dorval

President & CEO

Dan Dorval

Daniel J. Dorval, CFP®

President & CEO


Contact

Phone: 763.795.9168

Fax: 763.657.0537

E-mail: DDorval@dorvalchorne.com


About

I am President and CEO of Dorval & Chorne Financial Advisors. I am a Certified Financial Planner™ who entered the financial services industry in 1998 and built a client base consisting mostly of health care professionals. I am the author of Financial Success For the Rest of Us: Reality Based Financial Planning for Mainstream America. I am also a frequent guest speaker for the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) on the topic of retirement income planning and have been a contributing financial columnist to the Always a Nurse newsletter circulated nationally by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

I graduated from North Dakota State University (Go Bison!) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering. I live in Otsego, Minnesota with my wife, Tracy, and we have two adult children, Iz and Alaina. I enjoy fishing, hiking, fantasy football, Washington Nationals baseball, and traveling with my family!



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John Chorne

Vice-President and CFO

John Chorne

John T. Chorne, CFP®

Vice-President and CFO


Contact

Phone: 612.436.3712

Fax: 763.657.0537

E-mail: JChorne@dorvalchorne.com


About

John, a Certified Financial Planner™ since 2008, attended Moorhead State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.  He lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota where he spends his spare time learning about healthy lifestyle living with current interests in longevity and biohacking.  John also tries to get back to his native state of North Dakota as often as possible to spend time with his nieces and nephews.

 

 



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Ellen Kvenild

Chief Operating Officer

Ellen Kvenild

Ellen A. Kvenild

Chief Operating Officer


Contact

Phone: 612.436.3714

Fax: 763.657.0537

E-mail: EKvenild@dorvalchorne.com


About

Ellen is the Chief Operating Officer at Dorval & Chorne Financial Advisors and has been part of the team since 2006. She is a critical resource for all clients and advisors as she deals with Dorval & Chorne operations overseeing processes including communication, paperwork, and trading. She is Dan's direct partner in all of their client relationships, taking care of any service needs. 

Ellen graduated from Minnesota State-Mankato with a degree in communication.  She lives in Rogers with her husband Kyle and their two children, Natalie and Levi.  In her free time you can often find her cheering on Levi at baseball or soccer and chauffeuring Natalie to dance class and piano lessons. 


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Bret Schuler

Advisor Support Specialist

Bret Schuler

Bret Schuler

Advisor Support Specialist


Contact

Phone: 612.436.3718

Fax: 763.657.0537

E-mail: BSchuler@dorvalchorne.com


About

Bret has five years of experience in financial services and currently holds his Series 7 & Series 66. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in marketing. He currently lives in Maple Grove with his wife Naomi, and four children: Virginia, Tess, Layna, and Dane, and puppy, Willow. In the winter months, they stay busy with their kids' sporting events which include basketball, volleyball, and soccer. During the summer, the they love to enjoy time at their cabin in Grand Rapids Minnesota.



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Kate Chapman

Advisor Support Specialist

Kate Chapman

Kate Chapman

Advisor Support Specialist


Contact

Phone: 612.436.3713

Fax: 763.657.0537

E-mail: KChapman@dorvalchorne.com


About

Kate graduated from Bethel University with a degree in Social Work. She lives in Anoka with her husband Perry and has two kids in college, Peyton and Kinsley. As a family they enjoy playing games, going to concerts, attending Minnesota Gopher sporting events, and traveling.


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Leah Woodly

Associate Financial Advisor

Leah Woodly

Leah Woodly

Associate Financial Advisor


Contact

Phone: 301.893.4978

Fax: 763.657.0537

E-mail:LWoodly@dorvalchorne.com


About

Leah began working on special projects with Dorval & Chorne Financial Advisors in 2021 and is now an Associate Financial Advisor with our team. She is a Candidate for CFP® certification. Leah will be expanding our services to the DC Metro Area and will work collaboratively with our Maple Grove team to support the needs of our clients.

Leah graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management. She lives in Maryland with her husband Tyreece and their two sons, Elijah and Chase. In her spare time, she loves to travel, bake, and be a soccer mom.