Meet Your Financial Team

Jonathan Whitehouse

Jonathan Whitehouse

Jonathan thrives on helping NEFCU members develop solutions for both their current and future financial needs. Jonathan has been a Financial Advisor for 23 years. He specializes in working with clients to help them create a customized financial plan designed around their individual goals including Pre and Post Retirement Planning. From investments and retirement to insurance, Jonathan brings a strong commitment to personal service and a track record of long-term client relationships to NEFCU Financial Group as a CFS* Financial Advisor.

He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses and is securities licensed in many states across the country. He is also licensed for life and health insurance in Vermont, Virginia, New York, Michigan and Kentucky.

Jonathan earned the 2019 Silver Pacesetter Award through CFS. The award honors the top producing registered advisors among hundreds of CFS credit union and bank programs across the country.

Scott Hinman, ChFC<sup>®</sup>

Scott Hinman, ChFC®

A life-long Vermonter and proud Veteran, Scott Hinman is a CFS* Financial Advisor at NEFCU Financial Group. Scott has more than 17 years of experience serving clients in the areas of insurance, investments, retirement distribution, and college planning. Scott also has a passion for helping people improve their financial situation through sound financial strategies that meet their individual needs and circumstances.

Scott earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designation from The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, PA. Candidates for the ChFC designation must complete a minimum of nine courses and 18 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements.

He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses and is securities licensed in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Michigan, Virginia and Rhode Island.

He is also licensed for life and health insurance in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and California (#0G80576).

In 2017, Scott became a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, representing the financial planning industry. For more information on this membership, please visit

Amanda Peden

Amanda Peden

Amanda Peden is a Licensed Sales Associate at NEFCU Financial Group (NFG) and has worked in the financial industry for nine years. She began her career in banking as a teller in 2011 and after working through member service and lending, found her true passion when she became a relationship manager. She enjoys building relationships with members and helping them achieve their goals.

Amanda helps schedule meetings and appointments for the NFG Advisors to ensure regular and consistent support to both new and existing clients. She also coordinates most of the communication between NFG and service providers. She is available to answer your general questions and help you get started on accomplishing your financial goals.

Amanda holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 licenses. She is also life and health insurance licensed in Vermont.

Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor.  Products offered through CFS are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal.  Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. The credit union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members.