Why Choose Us

We are a team of fiduciaries”-the legal term which means that we will always put your interests above our own. We offer advice that is impartial and always seeking your best interest.

What Drives Us

Our core desire is to help you protect your assets, maximize your income, minimize taxes, and build wealth. We have the experience and the tools to get it done and we’re passionate about helping you achieve your financial goals.

Our Philosophy

We believe that our compensation structure of being “fee-only” allows us to give more comprehensive, impartial advice. When you walk in our door, we don’t have a prepackaged product that we want to sell you. We simply give advice that’s based off of our financial expertise and specific to your situation and goals.

We’re a select team of financial professionals, with a wealth of experience & knowledge, dedicated to achieving your financial goals!


Founder and President

Maynard has over 22 years of experience in the financial world. After satisfying the requirements to become a Certified Financial Planner™ in 2006, he founded American Financial Planning, Inc. His main hobby is riding his bike to work 4 days a week. In addition to this, he rode his bike across America in 2011 for Team Roll Over Cancer.

Maynard is married to his wife, Rachel, of 27 years and they have 5 children together. He is a founding elder at his Messianic synagogue where he preaches regularly.

  • (540)904-1670
  • plan@americanfp.us

Daniel R. Colston, CFP®

Financial Planner

Daniel’s goal in financial planning is to help clients achieve the highest level of optimization in their finances in pursuit of reaching their greatest potential in life.

Daniel has been a financial planner since January 2018. He became a licensed financial advisor in December 2017 by passing the Series 65 exam and he became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in December 2019 by passing the CFP® exam and satisfying the education, experience, and ethics requirements of the CFP® Board.

He graduated from Bryant University in May 2019 with a certificate degree in financial planning. He serves as Vice President for a local group of business professionals called Network Your Business, is an advisor with Leadership Roanoke Valley, and is active in his church and community. He serves on the board of the Williamson Road Area Business Association (WRABA), is a member of the Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council, and a student at the Advancement Foundation.

  • (540)580-2501
  • dcolston@americanfp.us

John M. Keller

Finance Expert/Economist

John graduated summa cum laude from Radford University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. He was chosen by the faculty as The Outstanding Finance Major student of the year. He served in the United States Army for six years, including one year in Afghanistan with Operation Enduring Freedom where he received The Army Commendation Medal. After working at AFP for a year as an investment adviser representative, John took a job in January 2018 with CGI Federal as a functional consultant. He still works at AFP part-time as a consultant and economist.