Dome Krause & Associates


Meet the Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Where do we begin? It starts with you.

At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

Understanding Your Life


Our mission is to understand you and your priorities. To take the time, to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully, then to understand, in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today, and where you'd like it to be tomorrow. We help you design, implement and periodically monitor a customized wealth management strategy that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while managing investment risk. Our wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

Defining your investment goals and objectives
Our process begins with in-depth and frank discussions aimed at getting to know as much as we can about you before investments are ever addressed in detail.  We ask probing questions about concepts that you might not have considered from all angles.

We seek to understand the goals you have for yourself and your family, as well as your hopes and fears, and the obstacles you foresee in realizing your aspirations.  The tax implications of various transactions, wealth transfer/legacies and philanthropic wishes are topics that tend to take center stage during our early discussions.

We also seek to understand your assets and liabilities, and can assist you with both sides of your balance sheet.  During our initial discussions, we may ask about your Social Security and pension benefits, 401 (k) or other defined contribution plan contributions; approximate retirement date; life and long-term care insurance; and wills, trusts and other documents that shed light on your current finances.  Then we summarize everything into a checklist to help you stay organized.

To us, effective wealth management is a process that is carried out over time, not days or weeks.

A strategic and diversified approach to investing
The foundation of our investment philosophy is based on preservation of capital and cash flow.  Having weathered the ups and downs of several market cycles, we know how to adhere to a disciplined approach to help you focus on your long-term goals and ignore short-term market distractions.

Through our methodical investment approach, we seek steady, measurable performance over the long term.  Our goal is to guide you in developing a portfolio that blends growth and value as well as asset-type diversification.  We strive to reduce downside risk while simultaneously helping you position your portfolio to take advantage of the potential for positive returns over time.

Your wealth management strategy can and should be responsive to shifting market conditions.  We actively monitor your portfolio, rebalancing it as necessary to help realign investments with your long-term asset allocations.  Regular portfolio review meetings, in person or via telephone, can last as long as necessary so no questions are left unanswered.

Our client service promise
Our experience has shown us that capable, durable client relationships are dependent on exemplary service.  Precision, accuracy, timely responsiveness and proactive client communication are all very important to us.  Our client care model was built with one idea in mind – to serve clients across the country with the kind of personal attention that they expect and deserve.

We cultivate relationships based on personal respect and understanding, and strive to exceed your expectations by creating an experience that is both engaging and highly informative. This commitment to service comes from having a team of people who truly take pleasure in helping you define what’s important to you, and then seeking ways within their financial framework to help you achieve your dreams.

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.

Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2

1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By periodically checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial strategy, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.

Regular reviews to help you stay on track
Regular reviews to help you stay on track

We'll meet with you periodically to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We'll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial strategy to help you stay on course.

    Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals
    Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.

    Access to what you need, when you need it

    MyMerrill is your online destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities

    Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

    You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as touch ID, one time passcode, and other security features

    Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill's asset aggregation tool

    • Your advisor is never more than a click away within our site or mobile apps
    • Manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as touch id, one time passcode, and other security features
    • Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill's asset aggregation tool

    *Peace of mind is an aspirational state of mind that clients hope to achieve. There are no guaranteed results following completion of the Goals-Based Wealth Management process because markets can fluctuate and investments can lose value. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors work with clients to help them understand how the goals based wealth management process can help to address their concerns, financial situation and priorities.

    Let’s Have a Conversation

    Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, we can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the ongoing advice you need to help you manage fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

    Why Merrill Lynch?

    As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.


    We put you first, every day.
    Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

    Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

    Getting to know you is our primary goal.

    A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

    Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

    Adjusting your plan as your life and the markets change.

    We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.