Casey T. Smith, President of Wiser Wealth Management, started the company in 2001. Prior to starting Wiser Wealth Management, Casey worked for a brokerage firm and quickly became unhappy with the traditional brokerage commissions agenda. After seeing many financial advisors and companies acting in their own interest and not the client’s, he decided to create his own firm focused on what is best for the client. In June 2001, Casey became a Registered Investment Advisor and formed a fee-only financial services firm, which later became Wiser Wealth Management, Inc.
In 20 years, Casey has grown Wiser Wealth into a firm that is centered around client service and retention. His fee-only firm accepts fiduciary responsibility for its clients’ investments and welcomes investors of all wealth levels. In addition to financial planning and investing, Casey positioned Wiser Wealth to offer a seamless process through our network of professionals for insurance, tax and legal.
Casey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Berry College in Rome, GA. He serves on the board of the Wellstar Foundation, the Berry College Campbell School of Business Executive Advisory Committee, and Berry College Board of Visitors.
Casey is married to his high school sweetheart Angela and they have three children. Casey is also a retired airline Captain and still enjoys flying and playing golf in his spare time.
Brad Lyons, CFP® and Investment Manager, joined our firm in 2019. Brad brings over 30 years of experience in financial planning and investment strategies to the Wiser team. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and is passionate about helping others find financial success and confidence. He is also a Registered Financial Advisor with The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®).
Brad attended Iowa State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He completed his MBA from Golden Gate University and was awarded a certificate in recognition for successfully completing the Professional Financial Planner Program at Oglethorpe University. In his spare time, you can find Brad boating at the lake and enjoying time with his family and friends.
Matthews Barnett, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU® and Financial Advisor, started at Wiser Wealth in 2020. Matthews began his career in the financial services industry in 2012 and has held various roles throughout the industry. Matthews uses his passion about all things financial planning and his in-depth industry knowledge to create individualized financial plans for our clients.
Matthews attended the University of Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the Terry College of Business. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, and received his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designations from the American College of Financial Services. He is also a Registered Financial Advisor with The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®). In his spare time, Matthews enjoys playing golf, spending time with family and friends, and trying many of the restaurants Atlanta has to offer.
Alexa Brannen, Director of Operations, began her career at Wiser Wealth in 2013 as Client Services Manager. In her nine years with the company, she has become the backbone of the business and leads the firm’s client service team, compliance efforts, technology systems, procedures and the day-to-day management of the firm. Prior to joining Wiser Wealth, Alexa spent ten years in office administration and quality assurance. She brings a passion for problem solving and is constantly looking for ways to improve the client experience.
Alexa attended Kennesaw State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. In her spare time, Alexa enjoys spending time with her family and is actively involved with local dog rescues.
Grant Chandler, CFP®, CIA®, BFA™ and Compliance Manager, joined Wiser Wealth in 2022 to oversee compliance and regulatory requirements. Grant brings over 20 years of leadership experience in compliance, audit, and marketing all related to the securities industry.
Grant has a passion for educating people and helping clients fully understand their financial decisions. That is why he decided to join the Wiser team. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) where he conducted audits in the United States and Canada. He enjoys working with people and integrates his compliance and audit background to reach outcomes that ultimately work in the best interest of each client. His desire to help others navigate complex markets which are often challenging to understand is what led him to acquire the designation of Behavioral Financial Advisor (BFA™).
Grant is a member of the Financial Planning Association as well as the Institute of Internal Auditors, a global association which advocates for the auditing field and develops standards, guidance, and certifications for the internal audit profession.
He lives in Braselton, Georgia with his wife, Emily, and daughter, Emma. In his spare time, Grant enjoys losing golf balls in the water on golf courses, spending time with his family, and an occasional cookout on his Green Egg.
Tiffany Spino, Client Services Manager, began her career at Wiser Wealth in 2016. Tiffany is highly organized, attentive to detail and takes incredible care of our client’s needs. She acts as liaison between our clients and our custodian, TD Ameritrade Institutional, to open, fund and maintain client accounts. She also supports our firm’s marketing efforts. Prior to joining the Wiser team, Tiffany worked in customer service for ten years.
Tiffany attended Georgia Southern University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Sales. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running and spending time with her family.
Hadley Glenn, Marketing and Brand Manager, joined Wiser Wealth in 2021. Hadley handles the marketing efforts and brand management for the firm. Prior to joining Wiser Wealth, Hadley spent time as the Marketing Coordinator for a commercial real estate firm.
Hadley attended Lee University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Advertising and minor in Business Administration. In her spare time, Hadley enjoys walking her dogs, spending time at the lake, and traveling.
Megan Rippe, Administrative Assistant, began her career at Wiser Wealth in 2021. Megan handles the behind the scenes work, helping the firm stay organized and up to date with client information. Prior to working at Wiser, she spent her time in the Medical Field at a wellness center.
Megan attended Georgia Southern University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree and minor in Chemistry. In her spare time, Megan enjoys hiking, running, and trying new restaurants around Atlanta.
Kylie Heitman, Marketing Assistant, joined Wiser Wealth in 2022. She is responsible for assisting with the marketing efforts and brand management for the firm. Kylie maintains the firm’s brand standards through her enthusiasm for marketing and attention to detail.
Prior to joining Wiser Wealth, Kylie attended The University of Alabama and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Advertising and a minor in Communication Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys running and being outdoors.
Lilton Moore, Video Production Manager, began working at Wiser Wealth Management in 2021. He is currently enrolled at Georgia State University pursuing a bachelors degree in Film and Media, with a minor in Marketing. In addition to being a full-time college student, Lilton helps set up lighting equipment for his mother’s sports photography company.
We are located inside the Carmichael Building at Marietta Station. The Carmichael Building is the brick building adjacent to the parking lot. Marietta Station is next to the Brickyard and across the street from the First Baptist Church of Marietta.
Free parking is available in the front lot outside of our building. On a rare occasion that the front parking lot is full, you may have to find a spot to park on Church Street. Street parking is monitored and limited to two hours.
We are located in Suite 220 which is on the main level of the Carmichael Building. To get to our suite, walk up the ramp from the front parking lot and into the brick building on the left. Suite 220 is to the left of the stairs. Public restrooms are available on this level to the right of the stairs.
If you have any other specific questions about our office, feel free to call the main line at 678-905-4450.