Meet The Team
Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We are truly independent, meaning we are not affiliated with any bank, brokerage firm or insurance company. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success.
Trust. Honesty. Integrity. We believe values matter, and we live by ours every day.
Steven G. Crawford, CLU®, ChFC®, CFS®, LUTCF®, AEP®, CDFA®Chief Executive Officer
Steve has served as the leader of The Main Street Group since he founded it in 1984 and holds numerous professional designations. In 2006, he made the strategic decision to join the independent broker-dealer LPL Financial.
During his tenure at LPL, Steve was a member of the Chairman’s Club or Patriot’s Club each year, placing him in the top 2 percent of financial professionals nationwide based on production. Steve has participated in every facet of the financial planning process, both for his own clients and for new associates who join The Main Street Group. His passion is guiding his clients and prospective clients through the principles of life planning.
While financial planning involves number crunching, selecting appropriate investment vehicles and working to develop a financial roadmap, life planning can require more. Life planning helps to mitigate a client’s fears about retirement or end-of-life issues like care for a disabled child or long-term health care. Steve believes in minimizing as many of his clients’ apprehensions as possible. He has learned through his many years of experience that having a carefully considered and comprehensive life plan can help put an entire family at ease.
In 2017, Steve began gathering details to take The Main Street Group in another direction. In November of that year, he changed to a new broker-dealer, Kestra Investment Services, which is part of National Financial Services*. The NFS brokerage platform gives Steve and The Main Street Group a powerful relationship with Fidelity Clearing and Custody and strengthens their ability to solve clients’ financial challenges.
Steve is a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow® (LUTCF®), Certified Fund Specialist® (CFS®), Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®). He has a Bachelor of Arts from Lynchburg College.
Steve is an artist and often gives prints of his paintings to his clients. His works are on display throughout branch offices in Richmond and Lexington. He is a member of WIFS (Women in Insurance and Financial Services) and served as the founding sponsor of the central Virginia branch of this organization.
*Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions® provides a comprehensive clearing and custody platform, brokerage services, trading capabilities, and practice management and consulting to registered investment advisors (RIAs), including strategic acquirers and professional asset managers, as well as retirement recordkeepers, broker-dealer firms, banks and insurance companies through National Financial Services LLC (NFS) or Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Members NYSE, SIPC. In addition to providing services to third-party institutions, the NFS brokerage platform supports all the clearing and custody businesses at Fidelity, including Fidelity’s retail and capital markets businesses, bringing NFS assets under administration to $3.1 trillion.
Tom Love, CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS® Senior Vice President | Partner
CFP® Senior Vice President
CFP® Senior Vice President
CLU® Financial Advisor
Christin Bonomonte, CDFA® Financial Advisor
Spaulding ShowalterInvestment Advisor
John Graham SpiersChief Investment Officer
Carol Beth Cook President | Partner, Chief Compliance Officer
Chelsea Delgado Assistant to the CEO
Jackie Schoenblatt Advisor Assistant
Patti Woodie Assistant to the CEO
Shelly AboulhosnAdvisor Assistant
John Schuessler Client Services Specialist
Medicare (Southwest Virginia)
Linda Tsironis Caruthers Client Services Specialist
Elder Care/Long-Term Care
Sorana Blackfoot Client Services Specialist
George Gretes Client Services Specialist
David O’Brien, CPA Client Services Specialist
Nichole Buck Vanderslice Client Services Specialist
William Hendricks Client Services Specialist
Joan Shifflett Client Services Specialist
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