Director of Operations
Carrie Kerr has been an integral part of Albion’s Operations Team since 1998. She manages all the various pieces of data including portfolio reconciliation, corporate actions, performance measurement, and client billing. Carrie has her Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) to ensure she was completely up-to-speed on accurate investment performance reporting. She quickly absorbs knowledge and always strives for more. With a deep understanding of Albion's systems, figures, performance, and “all things numbers,” Carrie's knowledge is fundamental to the team. She is our go-to troubleshooter, and has a deep pride for Albion and the services we provide. Her motivation is to provide reliable information for our clients and the Albion Team to work with every day.
Carrie has a passion for science and technology, is an avid book reader and enjoys collecting rare books. She is a devoted mother to her teenage daughter and spends most of her spare time with her family.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Midwestern State University
Sarah Yates joined Albion Financial Group in 2010. Along with her roles in data management, Sarah has become an integral part of the Albion Funds Team. Sarah is a hard worker and a very quick learner and approaches every situation with a kind and gentle attitude. She also has a great sense of humor and quick wit that everyone at Albion enjoys.
Originally from Texas, Sarah obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from Midwestern State University, where she was also an NCAA Division II collegiate athlete. After graduating, she took some time to travel, visiting South America, Nepal and Thailand. She then ventured to Utah to experience a season in the snow and fell in love with skiing and all the outdoor recreation Salt Lake has to offer. Now calling Utah her home, she spends her extra time gardening, cooking, skiing and mountain biking with her husband.
Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, University of Utah
Microsoft Certified Professional, Apple Certified Technician
Wayne Burdick joined Albion in February 2013. He is diligent at keeping Albion abreast of an ever-evolving digital world, maintaining Albion’s internal and external hardware and software systems. And when technology throws a curveball, Wayne’s solutions exhibit creative thinking skills earned through his diverse professional and educational background.
Wayne earned a Music degree at the University of Utah, and spent a few years as a professional musician, and even as a commercial cargo pilot and flight instructor. Wayne returned to school and studied computer system administration, rounding out his technical skills with certifications from both Apple and Microsoft. He loves boosting efficiency and productivity and thrives under pressure.
Outside Albion, Wayne continues to play drums and percussion in a local band. He especially enjoys camping—particularly in the desert—with his wife and two sons.
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of South Carolina - Aiken
José, whom we call Joe, joined Albion’s Operations team in February 2016. Joe’s keen interest in staying abreast of the latest and greatest computer and internet technology make him a natural fit to assist with the nuts and bolts of Albion’s intricate information systems. His collegiate studies of communication led Joe to begin his career in the television and print industries where he honed his much sought after editorial skills. We all look to Joe’s red editing pen for grammatical precision in our written work.
Joe spent his childhood and college years in South Carolina, then travelled to Texas where he worked for two years. Since 2010, he and his wife have called Utah home. Outside of the office, Joe enjoys watching modern and classic films as well as devoting time to his religious community.
Human Resources Manager
Bachelor of Business Administration, Tashkent State University
Originally from Tashkent City, Uzbekistan, Zenfira Holm moved to Utah in 2003, and joined Albion in 2006. Zen fell in love with the culture and people of Utah and the variety of landscapes this state has to offer. In addition to her administrative and customer service skills, Zen brings experience working with foreign companies to the Albion team. She is an oft-sought resource for her stable and level-headed approach to any situation that arises.
Outside of the office, Zen spends her time with her young daughter and husband, and has a passion for music and reading. She also enjoys travelling and learning about the world from its many diverse people and cultures.
Administration Manager and Property Management
Amber Kosmas joined Albion in 2006. She is the first one to greet you when you phone or visit our office, and is most certainly in charge of “first impressions.” In addition to her reception and office duties, Amber manages the property and maintenance issues for our office space. Amber deeply enjoys her involvement with our clients and also takes great pleasure in keeping our physical space looking great and functioning well.
Amber was raised in the United States, but as a young adult moved to her motherland, Greece, where she started a family. She returned to the United States in 2005 with two wonderful children. In addition to her focus on her children, Amber is very involved as an advocate and fundraiser for the Thalassemia community.
Hanna Levitt joined the Albion team in 2015, beginning as a summer intern and quickly transitioning to a full member of the Albion team. In the morning Hanna is the first one to greet you either on the phone or in person when you arrive at our office. Hanna is able to keep the Albion office in ship shape while making sure we all stay on time for our various engagements.
Hanna has a passion for animals of all shapes and sizes and the environment upon which we all depend. She is most interested in equestrianism, having ridden horses for over a decade. In addition to her work at Albion, Hanna volunteers her time as a fossil preparer in the paleontology lab at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Hanna also thoroughly enjoys international travel, learning to play the guitar, and taking drawing courses.
Operations is the backbone supporting everything we do. Whether it is the critical daily reconciliation of client accounts, regular reporting of investment activity, or a pleasant greeting when you call, we rely on this team to keep Albion running smoothly.