Join us in welcoming one of the newest members of the Beacon Wealth Consultants team: Ashley Walsh! Ashley is a Client Services Manager supporting Scott Lucas. Her kind, humble spirit and stellar administrative gifts are going to bless our team and our clients, and we can’t wait to see how the Lord will use her at Beacon Wealth!
Ashley lives outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband Sean and their two children. She was born is Pennsylvania but lived in Ohio, Florida and Alabama growing up before returning to her roots in Pennsylvania. Ashley’s first job involved working with other peoples’ money — as a cashier at a Giant Eagle supermarket! She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and has worked in banking, life insurance, data analysis and is an experienced Financial Paraplanner.
Ashley considers her work as a ministry. She enjoys using her gifts and talents to encourage the people that she interacts with each day, helping others achieve their dreams, and creating efficient tools and processes that enhance our services.
Ashley and Scott worked together for several years at a different advisory firm. Scott was prayerfully considering starting his own company that would be faith-forward when he came across Beacon Wealth during his research and shared Cassandra Laymon’s book, I Found Jesus in the Stock Market, with Ashley. After reading it, she felt God putting the issue of Biblically Responsible Investing on her heart. She not only wanted her own portfolio to follow faith-based investing, but she also wanted to work for a company that helped Christians align their investments with their values. God was confirming the direction that He wanted for both Ashley and Scott to take in their careers and she is very excited to be a part of what God is doing through our team.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two kids, Sophia and Isaiah. They love to be outdoors when the weather is nice. In the summer, you can find them taking a walk, riding bikes or in the park on most days. Ashley loves gardening and growing her own fruits and veggies. She teaches Sunday school and has a passion for helping children learn the Word of God in an understandable and approachable way. Although it’s rare these days with two young children, she enjoys curling up with a good book in her quiet time.
Some fun facts about Ashley in her own words
Favorite quote: The true measure of your character is what you do when nobody’s watching. – Charles Caleb Cotton
Favorite Bible verse: As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:9
Top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books:
- The Gift of Forgiveness by Dr. Charles Stanley.
- Love-Centered Parenting by Crystal Paine.
- Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at your Table by Louie Giglio.
Favorite musician: Cory Asbury
Dream vacation destination: I went to Paris in college. I would love to go back and share that experience with my husband one day.
Shout outs from Ashley’s teammates!
Ashley brings order out of chaos. She is uniquely gifted in that she imposes a sense of calm to any given project. People who have worked with her understand that if she is there, she is dialed in and will elevate everything and everyone around her. And yet, my favorite thing about her is that she remains humble. She is a mature and wise child of God and strives to keep her eye on the Lord to ensure that her perspective remains His, not hers. – Scott Lucas
Ashley supports Scott in taking great care of his clients, and it’s apparent that they are aligned in their goal to always deliver the highest and best service. Ashley’s attention to detail is unmatched, and she is always on the lookout for any improvements that will give Beacon Wealth clients a better experience. We are fortunate to work with someone who cares so deeply for those we serve. – Cassie Laymon