Meet the People Behind the Work

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Continuing the legacy of a military family who values service to humanity, John DePiazza is an Army veteran and West Point graduate with 28 years of active and reserve service. He lives his life guided by the West Point motto, “Duty, Honor, Country” and tries to serve as the “man for others” his Jesuits educators challenged him to be. John also seek to provide clients with the operational excellence and outstanding client service his UC Davis MBA professors taught him. As the founder of Akel-DePiazza Fiduciary, John has previously held or currently hold a variety of professional degrees, licenses, and certifications. California Licensed Professional Fiduciary, Certified National Guardian, Certified Senior Adviser, and Residential Care for the Elderly Administrator are among those credentials.

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Retiring Fiduciary

Dawn Akel grew up in Northern California, received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from St. Mary's College, Moraga and Masters of Science in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Dawn is licensed by the California Professional Fiduciary Bureau and has more than 30 years of diversified experience amongst the fields of geriatric rehab management, global business development in communications and professional fiduciary services. She is a member of the  Professional Fiduciary Association, Associate Member of California State Bar, Associate Member of the Sacramento County Bar and a member of the Sacramento Planning Estate Council. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with her husband and their three Italian Greyhounds, Bailey, Bella and Martini.



Senior Case Manager - Fiduciary Intern

Ryan Andersen’s great passion is to bring balance to the lives of individuals through his careful attention to detail. With the awareness that no single approach is the right one for every individual, Ryan has completed his Paralegal Studies Degree from MTI College. His continual pursuit of knowledge and his personal experiences allow him to be a compassionate and effective employee. Ryan’s personally hobbies include drumming, fishing, and the love of the outdoors.



Case Manager

Chloe Saenz is a Sacramento native, but San Diego is her second home. She has a Bachelors Degree in International Studies with the emphasis in Literature from the University of California, San Diego. Chloe is currently a law school student at the Lincoln Law School, class of 2021. There really couldn’t be a more dedicated Case Manager, and we’re so happy to have Chloe Saenz as part of the Akel-DePiazza Fiduciary team.



Case Manager

Megan O'Neal has been an essential member of the Akel-DePiazza Fiduciary family since 2017. Megan graduated from MTI College with a Paralegal Studies Degree. Megan loves to read and has a passion for animals.



Finance Manager

Originally from the Bay Area, Rob Parks serves as a Finance Manager for Akel-DePiazza Fiduciary. Rob is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served within the aviation field. He also holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Texas A&M University.



Graphic Designer & Records Specialist

Drew Campos has been a truly valued member of the Akel-DePiazza Fiduciary family. Drew graduated from Sacramento City College with an Associate Degree in Graphic Design. Drew's personal hobbies includes basketball, cars and traveling.


The information provided above is from the perspective of a professional fiduciary and is not intended to be construed as legal advice. If you have questions regarding your estate plan, you should consult with a qualified estate planning attorney.