Loran F. Graham CPA, CFP ®
Loran is a licensed CPA and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds the following FINRA securities registrations with LPL Financial: General Securities Principal (Series 24), Registered Representative (Series 7 & 63), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65).
Loran is an experienced professional in the specialty area of Biblically Responsible Investing (also known as Faith-Driven Investing) and provides investment advice and financial planning services to individuals and families in Spokane, Washington, the greater Pacific Northwest region, California, and other states around the country. Loran is also a licensed life insurance agent in Washington and California. Loran is passionate about serving with excellence and making a positive impact in the lives of others.
In 2022, Loran celebrated 15 years of professional practice as an independent financial advisor focusing on faith-based investing and planning, and was awarded the LPL Chairman's Club award for excellence in customer service.
Before establishing his practice in 2008, Loran served for five years as First Vice-President of an institutional money management firm in Santa Monica, California, where he gained valuable experience in investment research and management. Loran’s first introduction to the investment business was in 1999 while working as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, and later Ernst & Young LLP, where he planned and supervised audits of investment management firms and banks in the Los Angeles area.
Loran received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Political Science with a Specialization in Business Administration. Additionally, Loran met the rigorous accounting and business educational requirements to earn the CPA license and CFP® certification.
Loran enjoys being active in his local community, having served on many non-profit boards in Spokane in past years, including the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery board of trustees, the Northwest Christian Schools Foundation planned giving committee, Whitworth Community Presbyterian Church board of elders, YMCA of the Inland Northwest corporate board of directors, Innovia Foundation (formerly known as the Inland Northwest Community Foundation) investment committee, Rotary Club 21 disability and invocation committees, and Christ Kitchen mission impact committee.
Loran lives in Spokane, Washington with his two children and his two cats. In his free time (whenever that is), Loran enjoys reading, the great outdoors, and flying as a licensed Private Pilot.
The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ marks in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Boards.
Ashley M. Divine
Ashley Devine serves as our Executive Assistant and Communications Director. Ashley is organized, caring, and genuinely interested in helping others. Since joining the firm in 2016, Ashley's role has expanded to include communications and marketing, and event planning for client events. As the first- and last person clients see when they are in the office, Ashley helps ensure clients and prospective clients feel welcome during their visit.
Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Dallas Baptist University in 2005. After graduation, Ashley worked in numerous ministry support roles from Presbyterian Children’s Homes to Apartment Life Cares Teams.
Ashley is a native Texan and has lived in Spokane for eight years, though you will hear her proud Texas accent occasionally. She takes pride in convincing her coworkers to use “y’all” and listen to more country music. Outside the office, she is busy keeping up with her two children, Avery and Jude who keep her running to soccer practice and horseback riding lessons. Her free time is spent (cleaning, doing 5+ loads of laundry, sweeping floors, avoiding buying groceries, watching HGTV to zone out) exploring Washington, attending concerts, and photographing sunsets.
Zach Fairhart joined our firm in 2017 as an intern and quickly moved into the full-time position of Operations Director. With responsibility for the day-to-day operational duties of the firm, Zach has kept the office running smoothly, ensuring all client paperwork and workflows occur in a timely, accurate, and professional manner. More recently, Zach’s role has expanded to Director of Research and Trading, with a focus on conducting investment research and providing support to the chief investment officer. Zach helps maintain our proprietary database of investment managers that align with our specialty in Faith-Driven Investing, and periodically rebalances portfolios in alignment with our long-term, strategic investing philosophy.
Zach holds the FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law registrations through LPL Financial. Zach is currently seeking to become a Chartered Financial Analyst, having passed the first two of three sequential CFA exams. Zach is currently a level 3 CFA candidate.
Zach graduated magna cum laude at Whitworth University with degrees in Mathematics and Mathematical Economics. While at Whitworth, he was a member of the football and track and field teams.
Before working at LORAN GRAHAM Co., Zach served as a Christian day camp counselor and also helped the Whitworth football operations as a recruiting assistant.
The middle of five children, Zach grew up in the shadow of Mt. Rainier on the west side of Washington state. Outside the office, he enjoys everything sports-related. A diehard Seahawks fan, Zach is often seen wearing blue in the office. Zach enjoys useless trivia and getting a laugh out of others.
Tiffany M. Castaneda
Tiffany joined our team as part of LPL Business Solutions, a service that provides industry-trained LPL professionals who can simplify operations and streamline LPL advisors’ practices. She is partnering with our firm to provide support as an administrative assistant.
Tiffany has worked in the financial services industry for 14 years in administrative/customer service roles at companies including California Bank and Trust, Citizens Business Bank, and US Bank. She joined LPL in 2021 to apply her experience working with Advisors in the Admin Solutions Program. She enjoys working with advisors in her role on the Admin Solutions Team.
Tiffany is a California Native that enjoys sharing life with her spouse, son, and fur baby. In her spare time, she enjoys reading self-help books and listening to Podcasts. She also enjoys visiting amusement parks, zoos, beaches, camping, and going on nature walks.