Dr. Chris Mullis, PhD, CFP®

I spent the first half of my professional life mapping the universe through the world’s largest telescopes on Earth and in space.

Then I discovered the joy of solving more down-to-Earth problems as a financial advisor. 

In 2006, I launched NorthStar. We are a team of professionals who specialize in retirement and tax planning for people over age 50.

We help our clients reduce taxes, invest smarter and retire on their terms.

When I’m not perfecting retirement plans, you can find me traveling with my wife & kids, hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains and practicing tai chi in our back garden.

Professional Organizations:

CFP® Board
Financial Planning Association (FPA)
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
Fee Only Network


Providence Day School, Board of Trustees (Chair 2018-2021; Trustee 2014-2021)
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Board of Directors (2016-2020)
CAAC Stewardship Foundation, Endowment Fund Manager (2020-present)


University of Hawai’i, M.S. (Astronomy; 1996) and Ph.D. (Astronomy; 2001)
University of Virginia
, B.A. with Highest Distinction (Physics & Astronomy; 1994)


Are you ready to rock your retirement?