Ted Hughes

Investment Advisor Representative

Ted is a Certified Financial Planner™ and holds two degrees from the University of Oklahoma: an undergraduate degree in Finance and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Ted has more than 25 years of financial experience, primarily in the area of asset management.

He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and is a current member and past President of the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council. He and his family are members of Christ the King Catholic Parish and he recently served on the Parish Council. Ted previously served on the planned giving committee at Christ the King and the board of the Heartland Rotary Club.

Melinda Warren

Founding Partner
Investment Advisor Representative

Melinda is a Certified Financial Planner™ and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Business Administration. Melinda currently serves on the board of Integris Hospice and on the board of Hospice Foundation of Oklahoma.

Melinda is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council. She previously served on the boards of the Oklahoma Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Society of Financial Professionals and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. She is a past member of the American Council of Gift Annuities. Melinda has previously served on the building committee and is currently serving on the finance committee of her church, Woodland Hills Baptist Church. Melinda previously worked for The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma for 26 years, primarily in the areas of estate planning and beneficiary services.

Tori Jones

Vice President

Tori oversees client services, operations, and marketing for the firm. She holds a bachelor's degree in Public Relations/Advertising from Oklahoma Christian University and an associate's degree in Journalism from Rose State College. Prior to joining our team, she spent time in marketing, client relations and community outreach for a multitude of industries including banking, oil and gas, and tourism.

Tori is a 2020 NextGen Under 30 award recipient, a member of Public Relations Society of America and American Marketing Association, and is a previous board member for Young Professionals in Energy. She enjoys attending concerts, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her goldendoodle, Archie. She grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and currently resides in Edmond.

Cassie Scoggin

Assistant Director of Client Relations

Cassie provides client service by completing paperwork, fulfilling client requests, and much more. Prior to joining the Hughes Warren team, she spent a number of years dedicated to assisting attorneys and clients throughout the State of Oklahoma, with a primary focus of Oil and Gas Law, Family Law and Estate Planning. Cassandra also spent nine years in retail management, providing customer service to clients in Oklahoma City and Kansas City.

Cassandra attended Oklahoma State University and is a loyal and true Cowboy football fan. During her downtime, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her golden retriever, Leo. Cassandra resides in Edmond, Oklahoma and attends Life.Church.

Emma Hughes

Client Service Manager

Emma provides client service on a daily basis by answering incoming calls, greeting clients, completing paperwork, and much more. Emma holds a bachelor's degree in Financial Markets and Economic Analysis and a master's degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. She is currently studying to become a Certified Financial Planner™. Emma was a member of the women's golf team in college, and continues to play for fun. She also stays active by going to the gym and spending time outside.

Ron Hughes

Client Service Manager

Ron provides client service on a daily basis by answering incoming calls, greeting clients, completing paperwork, and much more. He attended Bishop McGuinness High School and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining us, he spent many years in the mortgage industry at a financial institution. Ron resides in Edmond with his wife, and has three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys sports, cooking, vacationing at the beach, and spending time with his grandchildren. 


Office Security/Greeter

Meet Ginger - our sweet office pup. In addition to hanging with her beloved pet parent Ted, Ginger (or Gigi for short) loves getting attention from other coworkers and taking regular naps. Ginger is *mostly* full-time, but don't worry, we pay her with treats. Make sure to meet Ginger the next time you stop by, she loves friendly humans.