Amanda Wray, BFA

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Brightscape Investments Amanda Wray, BFA
Scottsdale, Arizona

Serving Clients Nationwide

Financial expertise built for your benefit

Areas of Focus

  • Catholic Values Investing
  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Financial Life Planning
  • Living in Retirement
  • Loss of Spouse or Partner

About Me

Amanda Wray, Behavioral Financial Advisor, leads the Scottsdale, Arizona office for Brightscape Investment Centers. Amanda brings warmth and creativity to the financial planning process for her clients. She helps clients uncover their core values and attitudes towards money to help them make better financial decisions.

After spending a decade in corporate level marketing for Verizon and The Dallas Morning News, Amanda ventured out on her own to help individuals and small business owners navigate the ever-changing world of insurance and risk planning. She never looked back and her passion for planning quickly evolved to financial planning for those in or approaching retirement.

Amanda has a passion for working with clients who have reached a crossroads in their lives and need objective advice and an empathetic ear. She seeks to unlock the opportunities within your money path that speak to who you are, where you are at, where you want to - and realistically can - be.

While the focus of the practice is financial planning, the angle of attack is more holistic in approach. Amanda will take the time to understand your situation both on and off the spreadsheet. Complicated financial jargon does not live here (unless you want it to). A custom financial plan is the intended destination as no two journeys are exactly alike.

A graduate of the University of Texas with a BBA in Management and an emphasis in Entrepreneurial studies, Amanda prides herself as a 5th generation Native Texan although she now calls Arizona home.

When she’s not serving her clients or studying for her upcoming CFP Exam, Amanda enjoys playing pickleball, traveling, volunteering in her community of Fountain Hills, and spending time with friends and family. Amanda and her husband, Daniel, have two young daughters, Rylee and Ramsay, who consistently remind them of their superior intelligence.

Professional Designations

  • Behavioral Financial Advisor (BFA)

Primary Location


Meeting Options

  • Video Conference
  • In-Person
  • Phone

Compensation Methods

  • Fee Only
  • Package Offers
  • Percentage of Assets Managed

What to expect in the first meeting

Click the 'Book Intro Call' button above to schedule a free introductory call. We'll get to know each other and I'll listen to understand your unique circumstances so we can determine the best way to proceed. I look forward to speaking with you.

Offers Investment Management


About our Firm

Integrity, Transparency, Objectivity

In the late 1990s, large financial firms, more often than not, were not putting the clients’ interests first. Eric Weiss, Brightscape’s founder, worked at one such institution. He felt a firm should provide unbiased and objective advice. Selling proprietary or preselected lists of paid-for products wasn’t fair to the client. Weiss believed a firm should provide unbiased and objective advice based on the individual client’s best interest. He wanted to combine his experience and ethical standards to create something new; thus, Brightscape was born.

Brightscape started out and still is at the forefront of what it means to be a fiduciary. The name itself exemplifies a bright future. Every member of the Brightscape team focuses on putting the clients’ interests first.

Working with Us:

✅ Investment Management

✅ Tax Strategies

✅ Financial Planning

✅ Estate Planning

✅ Alternative Assets

✅ 401(k) and Business Retirement Plans


The University of Texas at Austin – Center for Professional Education (CPE) Financial Planning | The University of Texas at Arlington - BBA, Management, Cum Laude


Hobbies and Interests

  • Basketball
  • Church
  • Family
  • Golf
  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Volunteering
  • Wine

Who We Serve

  • Baby Boomers
  • Business Owners
  • Corporate Executives
  • Couples
  • Divorce
  • Dual Income Family
  • Living in Retirement
  • Parents
  • Single Women
  • Widow
  • Women in Transition
  • Women’s Finance