Meet Our Team

Stephen Huggins, Senior Vice President/InvestmentsStephen Huggins
Senior Vice President/Investments
Branch Manager

(850) 815-3092  | stephen.huggins@stifel.com 

Steve was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida.  He graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1985 and earned a B.S. in Marketing.  After graduating, he promptly accepted a job with Champion Enterprises and traveled the Southeast as a factory representative dealing in recreational vehicles and modular homes.

In 1988, Steve's financial advisor suggested that he consider pursuing a career in the investment industry.  That year, he was hired as an Account Executive trainee by Morgan Stanley and was promoted through the years to Senior Vice President/Investments in 1997.  He was named to Forbes' 2019 list of America's “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” and joined Stifel that same year

Although he covers a variety of investments for his clients, Stephen's primary focus is developing retirement planning strategies, including retirement plan distribution strategies and small business retirement plans.  He has conducted seminars and retirement workshops for the employees of some nationally recognized companies, and many banks, credit unions, and civic organizations and clubs.  He holds Series 7, 8, 63, and 65 securities licenses, as well as life and variable insurance licenses (including annuities).

Steve is an active member of Celebration Baptist Church.  He is married to his wife, Barbara Huggins, and has two boys, Cameron Blair, 25, and Jeremy Daniel (J.D.), 24, who are financial advisors and integral members of the team.

Forbes' “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors,” February 20, 2019. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC, and were selected from a pool of over 29,000 nominations. Advisors are judged on individual contribution, but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors. Qualifying advisors met the following basic requirements: a minimum of seven years as an advisor, a minimum of one year at their current firm, recommended and nominated by their firm, completion of an online survey, over 50% of their revenue/production must be with individuals, and an acceptable compliance record. The ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys; service models, investing process, client retention, experience levels, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion. Neither SHOOK Research nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor's future performance. Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes, Inc. All rights reserved.

 


Linda Winders, Vice President/InvestmentsLinda Winders
First Vice President/Investments

(850) 815-3093  | linda.winders@stifel.com 

Linda has been in the investment industry for nearly 30 years and joined Stifel in 2019 as a First Vice President/Investments.  Most recentely, she served as a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley for nearly 15 years.  Prior to Morgan Stanley, she worked at SunTrust Securities, the brokerage of SunTrust Bank, in Tallahassee, Florida.  Prior to moving to Tallahassee, Linda worked for A.G. Edwards in Hannibal, Missouri.  She holds Series 7, 26, 63, and 66 securities licenses, as well as life, health, and variable insurance licenses (including annuities).

Although Linda covers a variety of investments for her clients, her primary focus is developing retirement planning strategies, including retirement plan distribution guidance, and small business retirement plans. 

Linda and her husband, Henry, have been residents of Tallahassee for nearly 20 years.  They are very proud of their daughter, Shannon, who has given them two grandchildren, Alex and Savannah.  Linda and Henry are members of Faith Presbyterian Church and are involved with several nonprofit organizations in Tallahassee.

 

 

 

 


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Associate Vice President/Investments

(850) 815-3094  | blair.huggins@stifel.com 

Blair was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, where he went to North Florida Christian School.  He attended Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, on an athletic and academic scholarship.  He earned a B.S. in Finance/Economics from the Gardner-Webb Godbold School of Business while playing four years of Division-1 baseball.  He interned with Morgan Stanley for two summers before becoming a Financial Advisor Associate with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.  He holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as life and variable insurance licenses (including annuities). 

Blair joined Stifel in 2019.  Over his lifetime, he has developed a passion for the investment industry and thoroughly enjoys helping his clients plan for retirement.  Although he covers a variety of investments for his clients, his primary focus is developing retirement planning strategies for nonprofit organizations, retirement plans, and small businesses.

Blair lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Morghan.  He is an avid outdoorsman and attends Celebration Baptist Church.

 

 

 

 

 


J.D. Huggins, Financial AdvisorJ.D. Huggins
Financial Advisor

(850) 815-3095  | jd.huggins@stifel.com 

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, J.D. attended Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, on an athletic and academic scholarship.  While attending Gardner-Webb, he played four years of Division-1 baseball and earned a B.S. Economics/Finance.  After graduation, he interned with Morgan Stanley.  He holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as life and variable insurance licenses (including annuities).

JD developed a passion for finance and investments over his lifetime and decided to pursue a career as a financial advisor in 2018.  Joining Stifel in 2019, he helps his clients manage a variety of investments, but focuses primarily on retirement plan distribution guidance and small business retirement plans.  He emphasizes the importance of building long-lasting relationships with his clients and considers many his close friends.  

Outside the office, JD enjoys fishing, watching baseball, and spending time with friends and family.  He also attends Celebration Baptist Church. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Erin Lofy, Registered Client Service Associate

Erin McCarty
Registered Client Service Associate

(850) 815-3097  | erin.mccarty@stifel.com 

Erin was born and raised in Palm Harbor, Florida.  She relocated to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University, where she earned a B.S. in Finance.  After graduation, she began her career working full-time as an associate with LPL Financial and joined Morgan Stanley in 2017.  Joining Stifel in 2019, she is an integral member of the team and takes pride in providing clients with an outstanding client service experience while overseeing the group's operational procedures.  She holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as life, health, and variable insurance licenses (including annuities).

Outside the office, Erin enjoys being outdoors, either running or spending time in the sun or on the water.  She volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, where she has been matched with a little sister since 2017 whom she can't imagine life without.