Arlington Financial Advisors supports more than 30 local non-profits and the Lobero Theatre is lucky enough to be among the ranks of organizations that receive support from this independent firm.

As a sponsor of the Lobero for four years, Arlington Financial’s sponsorship helps to support our Lobero LIVE series. This series is comprised of American Roots Music; which includes rock, bluegrass, blues, and jazz. The LIVE series presents between 30 – 40 shows a year and also includes our Brubeck Circle Jazz Residency designed to bring jazz education into Santa Barbara County schools.

Arlington Financial is an independent firm established in 2010 whose core team has been working together in previous iterations for nearly twenty years. What sets them apart from other financial advisors is that they are not affiliated with a franchised firm, and thus are able to offer clients a more personalized touch. Partner Wells Hughes sums up their values by saying,

“The better we know people, the better we are at giving advice. We are always thinking about the client’s best interest and we have the flexibility to follow the client’s lead on investment choices. We have nothing to sell but service and good financial planning practices – we are on the same side of the table with the client.”

Their work can sometimes include a bit of life coaching to better help their clients prepare for major life decisions and potential emergencies. Arlington Financial consider themselves fiscal educators that empower clients and their families to make sound financial decisions. Their services include strategic financial planning, estate planning, private money management, and insurance consulting. Arlington is referral based and many of their clients live all over the nation.

Wells Hughes, partner at Arlington Financial fondly remembers attending the Sings Like Hell series at the Lobero every year. Additionally, his daughter once performed on the Lobero stage, as have many Santa Barbara locals in their youth.

“We enjoy supporting a local treasure, and see the joy it brings to everyone in the community.”

Since the time they signed on as sponsors, their firm has frequented the Lobero, bringing colleagues, staff, and friends to discover and enjoy our intimate stage. Sponsorships are invaluable and support our programming, our work in and with the community, and help keep the legacy of the Lobero moving forward into the future.