Since 2015, Sentinel Financial Advisors has worked with clients of all backgrounds to plan for their financial goals and prepare them for anything life may bring. As fiduciary advisors, we understand the importance of maintaining the transparency of our business; our advisors always place the needs of our clients first. When working with us, you can rest assured that you will receive comprehensive financial planning advice, as we offer investment advisory services and insurance products that best suit your unique situation.

Meet the Team



Tim Hinsvark, CRPS

President & Retirement Specialist

Tim Hinsvark is the President of Sentinel Financial Advisors. Previously, Tim spent 20 years as the San Diego Branch Manager and Regional Vice President for a nationwide securities firm. After taking an early retirement in 2009, Tim and his colleagues opened a boutique wealth management firm focusing on safe money and ultra-low risk retirement strategies. Today, Tim works with clients to construct financial plans that are tailored to individual’s unique needs, while providing investment advisory services that also take into account benefits offered by a wide range of insurance carriers.

Tim has been recognized as a “Five Star Wealth Manager” in San Diego Magazine. His team of advisors are dedicated to helping individuals and businesses reach their financial goals by designing retirement strategies that aim to protect them from market volatility, inflation, medical expenses, and running out of money in retirement.

Tim was born and raised in Coronado, California. He and his wife Mimi are proud parents of two children.

Contact Tim to get your financial strategy on the right course and get your free planning kit today!



Ryan Kimes, CFP®

Financial Planning Associate 

Ryan Kimes is an Financial Planning Associate, and Certified Financial Planning Professional at Sentinel Financial. As a financial planner, Ryan assists in the construction of written financial plans and supports clients with various planning needs. Ryan is an expert in portfolio allocation and management, providing objective investment advice that places his client's best interests first.


Raised in San Diego, Ryan likes weight lifting, running, and relaxing alongside the San Diego coastline. He also enjoys seeing the latest movies, and playing video games in his free time.