A dedicated staff that's ready to help you reach your financial independence.
At our firm, we believe our teamwork-based approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients. Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We can help you create an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.
Helping You Address:
- Investing principles and strategies
- Retirement investing and distribution strategies
- Estate conservation issues
- Risk management analysis
Helping You Answer:
- Can I retire early?
- Are my investments working hard enough?
- What's a good approach for college savings?
- What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
- Do I have enough life insurance for my family?
President, Wealth Advisor
Charles graduated from West Texas State University with a BBA in Marketing. In 1992, he joined Dean Witter, now known as Morgan Stanley. In 1994, he was awarded "The National Sales Director's Award." This honor is given to the top Financial Advisors for outstanding personal performance, integrity, and professionalism with uncompromising dedication and service to clients.
In November 2005, Charles made the decision to pursue independence and thus opened Genesis Financial Group. This move helped satisfy his desire to create an environment in which he could provide excellent services and create personal, long-term relationships with his clients.
After being a Financial Advisor in Amarillo for more than 20 years, Charles brings an in-depth understanding and successful practice in financial services and wealth management. Through his years in the financial services industry, Charles believes that relationship building is the very core of a successful financial portfolio. Born and raised in Perryton, Texas, Charles enjoys all sports, especially football, as well as traveling. Charles is a Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC.
Since founding Genesis, Charles has received many honors and accolades, but the most important thing has always been serving the client so that they may realize their financial goals.
Austin joined Genesis Financial Group in May of 2013 after graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. During his time at Baylor, Austin double majored in Professional Sales and Marketing. Austin was also a member of the Professional Sales team. He participated in many social activities at Baylor and also joined the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
As a Wealth Advisor at Genesis Financial Group, Austin is primarily responsible for marketing the firm and creating new relationships with small business owners throughout North Texas and the Texas Panhandle. He is registered under the Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and the Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Exam). Austin has also been insurance licensed in Texas as a General Lines Agent. Austin is a Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC. Since starting with Genesis, Austin has been studying technical analysis and charting. Austin is passionate about helping the clients of Genesis Financial Group realize all of their dreams through the development and execution of their individual investment objectives.
In his free time, Austin officiates varsity football through the Amarillo Chapter of TASO, or the Texas Association of Sports Officials. He also enjoys reading, writing, cooking, traveling, sports, listening to music and podcasts as well as going to the movies.
While being a long time native of Amarillo, TX, Gabe graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Sociology and Psychology. He began his career in the financial industry in 2001, and during his tenure he received professional training as a Certified Financial Counselor and now focuses on financial planning.
Gabe joined Genesis Financial Group as a Financial Advisor and is registered under Series 65 (the Uniformed Investment Advisor Law Exam). His commitment and passion for serving others in life planning and helping the clients of Genesis Financial Group reach their financial goals and dreams is what drives him.
Spending time with his two boys, Eli and Finnegan, is Gabe's greatest joy. Playing various sports, going out to eat and watching movies are some of the ways they spend their time together. They are active members of Redeemer Christian church and enjoy volunteering in the children's ministry there. Their Husky, Roxy, keeps them busy in the meantime. Gabe is an avid Chicago Cubs, Texas Longhorns, and Dallas Cowboys fan and has a great appreciation and love for music.
Client Relationship Coordinator
Renae Smith joined Genesis Financial Group in 2005 after a 20 year career as a teacher and coach for Amarillo Independent School District.
Renae helps with meeting our clients, customer service and remembering clients on special occasions or for special accomplishments. Passionate about all animals, Renae's child at home is her dog Gracie. She enjoys most sporting events, especially rooting for the Baylor Bears, Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. Renae currently sits on the Board for the Circle of Friends at the Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo, helping raise money to help cancer patients with treatment and care in the Texas Panhandle. She attends First Baptist Church and is involved in a weekly Community Bible Study.
Plan Design Specialist
Jaycie graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. During her time at Texas Tech, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta where she was inspired to help people realize their potential.
At Genesis Financial Group, Jaycie assists in the administration of Financial Planning. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals and loves a challenge. By helping to empower investors Jaycie is realizing her life goal of helping others any way she can.
Jaycie enjoys spending time with her family and looks forward to their dinners and game nights. Some of her best memories are from trips to the lake or in the mountains for skiing. She also enjoys cooking and baking, especially for the holidays.
Carol Sessions joined Genesis Financial Group in January of 2021 after retiring with over 30 years in the education. When asked why she was interested in pursuing a new career adventure, her response was that she wanted to continue helping other people.
She has been married to James, the love of her life, for 38 years and has been blessed with two children and subsequently blessed with two additional children by marriage. Carol shared that her greatest adventure was when she became Grandmother to her four grandchildren who affectionately call her "Mimi".
During her off time, Carol enjoys baking and sharing her new creations with their neighbors, reading, playing the piano, and caring for their two extremely spoiled schnauzers, Bailey and Harper. She and her husband like to go camping when time permits. They also enjoy spending time with family and friends and like to play the occasional board game. She attends Paramount Baptist Church and is involved in weekly Bible Study Group where she has the opportunity to continue building lasting relationships.