A transplant from Santa Rosa, California, Mark Kinney moved to Tucson in 1980 after spending two years on the road with “Up with People,” an international musical production. Though he has retired his dancing shoes and singing career, Mark’s weekly radio financial show, Smart Money Moves, satisfies that entertainer inside.
Mark has always been an entrepreneur at heart. He started by delivering newspapers and mowing neighbors’ lawns. In 1981, Mark founded Strictly from Scratch, a large wholesale bakery in Tucson. The bakery grew to become a successful business. Eventually, Mark decided to sell the business to pursue other career goals. Mark continues to bake his famous cookies for his clients at Moore Financial Strategies.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Arizona. After 20 years in the insurance and investment industry, Mark expanded his entrepreneurial spirit and founded the Strategic Advisors Group. In 2015, Mark acquired Moore Financial Strategies and merged it with the Strategic Advisors Group. This synergistic combination of two financial powerhouses has enabled Mark and his partner, Jeff Iorio, to offer state-of-the-art financial strategies and concepts to the community. Mark is passionate about making a positive impact on Tucson families and businesses.
After raising five kids of their own, Mark and his wife of 30 years, Grace, are giving back to the community as proud foster parents of a new baby boy.