The financial planning team at Optimal Wealth Strategies brings with it a multitude of experience. Each member possesses a unique competency that combines to provide a comprehensive estate and financial planning solution.
Stephen Dyer, Founder
When I graduated from Davidson Fine Arts, I did not know my life would lead me to become a financial planner. I lived in three other cities in Georgia and moved back to get married in 2008. I graduated from Augusta State University with a degree in Finance and Economics and have a desire to help as many as I can in achieving their financial goals. Growing up and living in the CSRA has solidified my desire to call this area home.
I am the founder of Optimal Wealth Strategies, a comprehensive financial and retirement planning firm. We are an independent firm located in West Augusta. Being independent allows us the freedom to utilize the best strategies available without beholding to another’s agenda. I work together in building plans that incorporate all aspect of your financial life. Being fully licensed in for investments as well as insurance, I can look at your entire financial health from a 30,000-foot view to encompass all aspects of your personal situation. My knowledge in taxes, investments, and insurance gives me a distinct advantage over many advisors as I can encompass all aspects of the financial world.
I married my wonderful wife in 2008. We currently have 2 boys. Our oldest attends EDS and our youngest just recently joined our family. My wife has been involved with the Junior League of Augusta for over 7 years and served as president from 2017-2018. She still volunteers on their Board and also serves on the board of Columbia County Community Connections. I currently serve on the Diaconate where we attend at Christ Church, Presbyterian.
I look forward to meeting with you and finding out how we can help you down your financial path.
Grace Brunson, Office Manager
My name is Grace Brunson, and I’m a North Augusta native. I graduated from North Augusta High School where I was highly involved as Student Body VP, a member of Future Business Leaders of America, and co-editor in chief of the newspaper. After graduating, I moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where we started our family, and I pursued a nursing degree at Louisiana Technical College. In 2018, I left a top nursing program to focus on my two little ones, Jonathan and Mila, I wanted a career that offered more flexibility in my schedule to be with my kids. I received my Life, Accident, & Health Insurance license in December 2019, and started my career in insurance with Aflac as an employee benefits specialist. In April 2020, my children and I moved back home to North Augusta to be closer to family. Between Bitty Ballet, MMA, YMCA, and spending time with GiGi on Lake Murray we stay busy.
I had nearly given up on the insurance industry when I met Stephen Dyer. By his sincere, genuine desire to help others reach their financial goals and his exponential knowledge, I realized—I loved the field, but I needed to find the right boss and mentor. Stephen Dyer is just that. It truly is an honor to work for Optimal Wealth Strategies, and I look forward to working with you.