Ally-Jane (AJ) Ayers, CFP®, Enrolled Agent is a financial planner, freelance tax specialist, and host of the personal finance podcast Moneysplained. In her 20s she watched so many artist friends succeed creatively while still struggling with their finances and realized it was time to do something about it. As a writer and editor with a strong background in communications, AJ focuses on delivering Brooklyn FI's message to our clients and the community.

Shane Mason, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CSLP is a certified public accountant and certified financial planner who specializes in helping self-employed creatives and tech professionals foster wealth. After spending 7 years in the public accounting space with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Raich, Ende, Malter, Shane embraced his independent spirit and launched BKFI with AJ. With a strong foundation in the technical elements of planning, Shane focuses on the nuts and bolts of our client's plans. 

AJ met Shane when she needed a tax specialist to outline advanced tax strategies for freelancers on her podcast. A handful of meetings (and beers) later, they both realized that they could best serve their clients through their complementary skill sets. They've been focused on guiding their clients to financial peace of mind ever since.