Our Core Values Shape Our Approach

Our team is passionate about delivering the high-quality advice and guidance you deserve. We are accepting and inclusive, giving candid and nonjudgmental advice to help you navigate life’s uncertainties and achieve your goals.

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We ask you to trust us with your dreams, hopes, and concerns. We earn your trust through openness, honesty, and ethical behavior.


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We strive to deliver personalized, consistently high-quality service to each of our clients and our strategic partners.


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We encourage you to appreciate the important things in life—your health, your relationships, and your resources—and to welcome each day as a gift.


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We are committed to being available when you experience significant and sometimes sudden life changes. We want you to feel well-supported.



Our Guiding Principles Focus on Our Clients’ Experiences

  • We follow a Seek First to Understand, then Be Understood philosophy.
  • We work in your best interests.
  • We are ethical, caring, and committed, and we conduct business with integrity.
  • We strive to have an expectation-exceeding culture.
  • We provide proactive and friendly customer service.
  • We foster more joy in our clients' lives.
  • We are committed to be a learning organization.
  • We will strive to maintain a profitable enterprise.


Meet Our Team

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Judy L. Redpath, CFP®, CPWA®, AIF®


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Judy L. Redpath specializes in working with entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives and professionals and their families, overseeing their family finances, focusing on the accumulation, distribution, preservation and strategic transfer of wealth.

Following successful careers as a management consultant and in the high-tech industry, she started her business in 1996. Judy received her BA in French and an MA in West European Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and her MBA at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

In October 2006, Judy founded VISTA Wealth Strategies to provide a holistic, independent approach to financial planning and wealth management. She is an Investment Adviser Representative offering advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network, a Registered Investment Adviser.

She is a founding member of George Mason University’s Financial Planning and Wealth Management Advisory Board, and the 2023 Chair of the Business Women’s Giving Circle in Northern Virginia. Judy is past president and past chairperson of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Judy served as a member of the Pentagon 9/11 Survivors Distribution Committee from 2006 until it ceased operations in 2008. She is a member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and served on its Board of Directors from 2005-2011. She is past President of the Dulles Rotary Club, a member of the Herndon Rotary Club, and an alumna of Leadership Fairfax, Inc. VISTA Wealth Strategies and Judy were a 2008 Best of Reston awardee for community service1.

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Judy maintains her love of the West. She resides in the Herndon/Reston area. Judy enjoys travel, music, cooking, the arts, photography, reading, nature, and watching college basketball.

Judy has been honored as a 2022 and 2023 Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisor Best-in-State2, has received the national Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisor3 consistently 2014 through 2023 and the Five Star Wealth Manager Award4 starting 2015 through 2022 Judy was named one of the 20 Prominent Patriots in Business5 for 2015 by George Mason University’s School of Business.

12008 Best of Reston Award for Community Service, created by Cornerstones, Inc. This award is based on working to improve the greater Reston/Herndon area, and is not specific to financial services and does not imply an endorsement, recommendation, or reflect the performance of the advisor. Click here for more award information. 

 22023 Forbes Top Women Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, created by SHOOK Research. Presented in February 2023 based on data gathered from 9/30/21 to 9/30/22. 22,106 advisors were considered, 1697 advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. Click here for more award information, please visit https://www.forbes.com/best-in-state-women-advisors/#3763ea5c6b20.

32014-2023 -The Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisor program was created by WomenCertified Inc. Presented on a rolling basis based on data as of Dec. 31, annually. Of the 88 advisors considered for 2023, 76 were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of an advisor’s future performance. For more award information, https://womenschoiceaward.com/financial-advisors

42015 - 2023 Five Star Wealth Manager Award, created by Five Star Professional. The 2023 award was issued on 10/17/23 by Five Star Professional (FSP) for the time period 1/9/23 through 7/31/23. 2,627 advisors were considered, 160 advisors were recognized. Advisors pay a fee to hold out marketing materials. Not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit https://www.fivestarprofessional.com.

520 Prominent Patriots in Business for 2015 by George Mason University’s School of Business. This award is based on citizenship, scholarship, and leadership and not specific to financial services and does not imply an endorsement, recommendation, reflect the performance of the advisor. Visit George Mason University for more award information.

​Awards and Recognitions

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Jodene Gibbs, CIMA®

Senior Paraplanner

Jodene Gibbs, CIMA® is our senior paraplanner, working closely with Judy Redpath on the operational, analytical and clients service aspects of the business.

Jodene joined our team In October 2014. She worked previously in international investment operations, including several years based in London. Jodene has a postgraduate degree in financial planning and certification in portfolio management in South Africa, and earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation in December 2022.

She grew up on the east coast of South Africa, exploring many outdoor sports and activities. Jodene enjoys equestrian sports and anything involving the ocean.

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Amy Fendley

Executive Assistant


Amy Fendley joined the VISTA Wealth Strategies LLC team in October 2014 as an Administrative Assistant and was promoted to the position of Executive Assistant in September 2020.

Utilizing over 25 years of administrative and customer service experience, Amy assists Judy and her team in handling administrative, marketing and client service activities. Amy is also a certified Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Although born in Massachusetts, Amy grew up in Fairfax County and considers herself a Northern Virginia native. She is a proud alumnus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where she earned her BM in Music Industry and Vocal Performance.

Amy continues to share her love of music as a vocal soloist for area faith communities. She cherishes time with family and friends, cheering on her favorite NHL teams, watching movies and exploring new dining experiences.


We Collaborate with Other Professionals on Your Behalf

We partner with like-minded professionals in helping you pursue financial independence. These professionals all work with the same high level of ethics and integrity as we do. Our network includes:

  • Accountants
  • Tax advisors
  • Business attorneys
  • Estate planning attorneys
  • Property and casualty insurance
  • Real estate agents
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Elder care services