The Zimmer, Rasmussen, & Kunkle Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

1020 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 596-2225
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Our team consists of experienced professionals that maintain the highest ethical standards and are deeply committed to helping each client achieve their financial goals. Our mission is to add value through a strong client-advisor relationship built on trust.  We provide each client with customized strategies supported by the resources of one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
The Zimmer, Rasmussen, & Kunkle Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Our team offers a wide range of potential solutions for individuals, families and businesses. We offer a collaborative network that allows us to draw on our colleagues’ diverse experiences to offer you customized insights, perspectives and potential strategies designed to help you and your family lead the lives you want.

About Us

Through our Wealth Management Process we will develop a strategy designed to Grow your wealth by developing a customized asset allocation strategy; Analyze your wealth by looking at your debt and the strategic use of credit; Preserve your wealth by evaluating your needs for insurance, including life, disability, and long term care and Transfer your wealth through planning and educational strategies. Once your wealth management plan has been implemented, we will periodically review your plan's progress using industry leading research and tools.

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Meet Our Team
Brett Zimmer,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
William Rasmussen
Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Cale Kunkle,


Senior Financial Advisor
Brooke Bietz
Wealth Management Client Associate
Additional Resources
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Isabel Terrero
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
Diane Sullivan
Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
NMLS #637492
Ally Bowdoin
Wealth Strategies Advisor
Bank of America, N.A.
About Merrill

Bringing fresh perspectives to your financial life

The financial decisions you make today can help determine the future you build for yourself and your family. Carving a clear path forward starts with connecting your life and finances. A Merrill advisor provides access to the investing insights of Merrill and banking capabilities of Bank of America to help you make informed decisions as you pursue your goals.

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