Kara Woodruff

Being a financial planner is personally rewarding, as I am able to provide my clients with individually tailored financial advice to help them achieve their long term financial objectives. I encourage clients to meet with me regularly to ensure that their investment portfolio remains on track with their objectives as they may evolve over a lifetime.

In addition to meeting with clients, I also serve as Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, and General Principal for Blakeslee & Blakeslee. My job is to ensure that the firm and brokers stay in compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements so we can continue to serve our clients successfully in an ever-changing legal and political environment.

I graduated magna cum laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Business Administration, and from Duke University with a J.D. (law) degree and an M.A. in Public Policy. I joined the California State Bar in 1992 and remain an active member, and am a licensed California Insurance Producer (Life Agent/Variable Contracts).


Series 7 – General Securities Representative
Series 24 - General Securities Principal
Series 28 – Introducing B/D Financial & Operations Principal
Series 63 – Uniform Securities State Law
Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law

California Department of Insurance
Variable Contracts
Accident and Health

Kara's Team

Ashaki Smith
Senior Planning Associate - Registered Representative
Thomas McDermott
Senior Planning Associate - Registered Representative
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Kara Woodruff

I’m passionate about my work, my daughters, and the natural world, in which I spend my limited spare time enjoying and trying to help conserve.   

Paso Robles
Branch Office

544 12th Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446


San Luis Obispo
Corporate Office

1101 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Branch Office

125 Union Avenue, Suite 103
Orcutt, CA 93455