Our Team

Dustin S. Deal, AIF


Dustin Deal has been a financial Advisor since 2002, beginning his career with UBS PaineWebber and joining Voya Financial Advisors in 2004. Dustin's passion is helping people achieve their financial goals regardless of their age or economic status. By using a comprehensive approach and by listening closely to each client's needs, wants and wishes, Dustin crafts a financial plan unique to each individual with specific actions to help reach their goals and help protect their family now and in the future.


Dustin focuses on retirement planning and is a representative for many employer sponsored 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans. He helps his clients understand the basic principles of investing and determining strategies for meeting long term goals. Once the foundation of the plan is developed, Dustin leads his clients to take action and monitor the plan year after year. For his clients age 50 and older, Dustin completes a retirement income analysis helping them understand what their retirement "paycheck" will look like in retirement.


Dustin attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a BA degree in Economics and International Studies. Dustin currently holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary, AIF® designation and is an Investment Advisor Representative of Voya Financial Advisors with FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations. He also holds Life, Health, Accident & Variable Annuity insurance licenses through the State of North Carolina.


When Dustin isn't helping clients achieve thier goals, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Elizabeth, and their four kids. With a runner, a dancer and a family love for tennis, they can usually be found running around town doing something active.


Nikkita Gibson, Office Manager


Nikkita enjoys using her customer service background every day, whether it's helping clients with updating their beneficiaries, or teaching them to use their online access accounts. Nikkita is a current Western Carolina University student who hopes to one day herself help clients as a financial advisor.


When Nikkita isn't in the office, she spends time with her partner, Charlton and their two cats. If they aren't exploring an art gallery or new hiking trail, they're usually baking up a storm at home.


 

 

Spencer Patterson, Office Intern


Spencer is the office intern. Spencer is excellent at ensuring that all files and forms are successfully completed and processed for clients. He also updates the 401(k) holdings for our group and company plans, while maintaining up-to-date spreadsheets. As an Economics undergraduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University, he is interested in topics of macroeconomics and finance. His hobbies include kayaking, playing tennis, and disc golf. Spencer is always looking forward to meeting and working with new clients.