We’re good people to think with®

Meet Our Team

At Yeske Buie, our greatest strength is our dedicated team of advisors and Client service professionals, led by our two founders, who between them have over 70 years of combined experience practicing financial planning and leading the profession.

Was once a coxswain on a high school rowing team ... that won its world championship.
No dishwasher is a match for her lipstick.
Would take on anyone in a doodling contest.
Elissa Buie, CFP®

Founder • CEO

Has mastered the art of writing upside-down.
Was partner in a commercial mushroom business … or was it winemaking … oh wait, he did both!
Was likely the inspiration for performance denim after he walked a half marathon in jeans.
Dr. Dave Yeske, CFP®

Founder • Managing Director

The definition of a sneaker head - his shoe collection rivals that of a professional athlete.
Has had more hair-do's in a month than most people have in their lifetime.
Is addicted to Apple Music and makes a new 33-song playlist every quarter.
Yusuf Abugideiri, CFP®

Chief Investment Officer • Partner

Also known by the Yeske Buie team as "Love It".
Was struck by lightning in the Grand Canyon.
Is a nerd for every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Lauren Mireles

Chief Operating Officer • Partner

Hiked the Grand Canyon from rim-to-rim in one day and lived to tell the tale.
Avid adventurer.
Has been horseback riding since before her feet could reach the bottom of the saddle.
Lauren Stansell, CFP®

Chief Planning Officer • Partner

Believes wine and cheese IS a meal.
Will literally stop to smell the roses and to pet your dog.
Go Hokies!
Kacie Fawls, CFP®

Associate Financial Planner

#1 fan of vanilla.
Morning conversation always includes, “Did you see the game last night?”
Had his car broken into within 24 hours of arriving in San Francisco.
Ryan Kelly, CFP®

Financial Planner

Speaks fluent cat – only her cat though.
Has listened to every Crime Junkie podcast episode.
Had to get her appendix removed while abroad in Spain.
Aubrey Klearman

Associate Financial Planner

Happy place is on a boat somewhere.
Is 100% convinced that his dog is the ‘goodest’ boy.
Can tell you where most NBA and NFL players went to college.
Tim Connolly

Associate Financial Planner

Ideal breakfast consists solely of coffee and a warm glazed donut.
Refuses to let go of his extensive Blu-ray collection.
AMC Theatres’ number one customer.
Rustin McManis

Associate Financial Planner

Bakes seasonal cheesecakes for holidays, but never the same one twice!
Can solve a Rubik’s cube in 30 seconds.
Has more niche hobbies than he can count – ask him!
Gavin Shoults

Client Support Specialist

Has watched every episode of The Office at least 5 times.
Loves snacking on carrots even though she is allergic.
Paints every city she lives in.
Sydney Woodward, CFP®

Financial Planner

Is the biggest foodie on the team and knows your meal order better than you do.
Wrote her masters’ thesis on video games and is not the biggest nerd on the team.
Cleans her office before every New Year’s like she’s getting ready to quit.
Cristin Stinson, FPQP

Operations Manager

Will play any sport with a ball.
Has seen every Game of Thrones episode at least 3 times.
Can literally play golf all day long.
Will Tracy

Client Support Specialist