The Gasaway Investment Advisors Team
Caitlin Borton, RICP®
Director of Operations
Caitlin is the Director of operations of our firm, focusing on project management, technology, and overseeing the operations team. She has over 14 years of experience in the financial industry. Caitlin graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in Finance with a concentration in Financial Planning. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, going on hikes, and spending time in nature.
Chase is a Financial Advisor assisting with financial planning, investing, and meeting with clients to take care of their needs. Chase graduated from Calvin University with a BA in Economics and Finance with a concentration in Financial Planning. While he was in college, he played baseball for 2 years and was a pitcher. He enjoys outdoor activities on the weekend and tries to go to the lake as often as he can.
Wealth Management Intern
Ethan Thies joins our firm as a Wealth Management Intern assisting with financial planning, client meetings, and client service. He is majoring in Personal Financial Planning at Western Michigan University. Ethan enjoys spending time with his fiancé, family, and friends. He enjoys playing and watching sports, as well as spending time at Lake Michigan.
Client Service Specialist
Sara is a Client Service Specialist assisting the operations team. She has 5 years of experience in the customer service industry. Sara enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, woodworking, crafting, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Crystal Fraser, QKA
Client Service Representative
Stephanie is a Client Service Specialist assisting the operations team. She has over 12 years of accounting and finance experience. Stephanie graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College with an Associates Degree in Office Administration. She enjoys spending time with her family, a good bonfire, and the great outdoors.
Client Service Representative
Holly is the Front Desk Client Service Representative assisting the operations team. She has 7 years of experience as an administrative assistant. Holly graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Western Michigan University. She enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her family.
Retirement Plan Representative
Jim Gasaway, QPA, QKA, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CPFA
Jim helped found GIA in 1990 with his father Ed and is now the President of the firm. He grew up in the financial planning business and has dedicated his career to helping individuals navigate their financial course. Jim has a unique knowledge of retirement plans and specializes in helping businesses customize, monitor, and administer their plans. Jim graduated from Calvin University with a BA in Accounting. Jim enjoys spending time with his family, spending most of his summers on the lake and winters on the ski slopes.
Ed Gasaway, MBA
Ed founded Gasaway Investment Advisors, Inc. "GIA" with his son Jim in 1990 with the goal of helping people in the Kalamazoo area achieve financial success. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Ed's education led him into a career in financial services that has spanned over 40 years. Ed generously lends his time post-retirement helping out around the firm when and where he can.
Retirement Plan Administrator
Crystal is a Retirement Plan Administrator and assists in the daily record keeping and administration of qualified retirement plans. She has over 10 years of administrative experience. She has a BA in Political Science from Indiana University. Crystal enjoys photography, woodworking, and traveling in her free time.
Brianna is a Retirement Plan Representative and assists in the daily record keeping and administration of qualified retirement plans. She received an Associates Degree in Accounting from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. During the beautiful Michigan summers, she enjoys being out in nature while fishing and hiking. In the winter, she enjoys curling up on the couch reading a good book.