On October 7, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed a law that allowed women admittance into all-male military academies. Seven years later, my mother met my father at the US Military Academy at West Point during their freshman year. Their legacy of scholarship, leadership and service has been a guiding force throughout my life. Hearing my parents recall stories of their sacrifice during Operation Desert Storm birthed in me a desire to be brave like them. Observing their financial struggles however, activated my decision to study wealth.

While pursuing a degree in business at Alcorn State University and playing Division I basketball on scholarship, I learned what it meant to be a financial advisor at Edward Jones. The company's commitment to putting the clients' needs first resonated deeply with me. This year, I celebrated seven years with one of the best firms in the country to work for, and one that personifies the values my parents instilled in me.

We have been incredibly fortunate to develop wonderful partnerships with our clients' CPAs, attorneys and other trusted professionals, and enjoy collaborating with them to develop complete, tailored strategies for our clients.

When you call our practice, Kristen Vayner, and not an automated service, is the first person you'll likely speak to. Kristen is a Northeast Ohio native and has lived in the triangle for the last several years. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, arts and crafts, comedy, yoga and all things food.

I've also been blessed with a wonderful husband, Jerrell, and an 18-month-old daughter, Zoe, who you may meet at our annual Christmas party.

Our team is committed to developing a lifelong partnership with those we serve. Give us a call, and we will let you know if we or someone we know can help serve you. I truly appreciate your interest in my practice, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

With personal service,
Anastasia T. Council

Focus areas

  • Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • Wealth Strategies
  • Intergenerational Planning
  • Employee Stock Options

My Personal Interests

  • Community Outreach
  • Coaching Sports
  • Reading
  • Spending Time with Family
  • Traveling

Office Information

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Office Hours
WeekdayAvailability
Mon 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Tue 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Wed 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Thu 08:30AM - 04:30PM
Fri 08:30AM - 04:00PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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