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About Us

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Your FS Financial Strategies team

Robin Gruber

Robin Gruber believes clients want and need an advisor who is looking out for their interests. As a trusted financial advisor, she has been providing clients with peace of mind for more than 17 years. By working together with her clients, Robin creates personalized plans and provides investment guidance to help each person, couple or family achieve their financial goals.

In 2003, Robin was one of the first advisors to be certified in Washington State as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). She has provided numerous post-divorce, single women – some of whom are managing their investments for the first time – with advice to help them determine their needs for long-term financial security. Many of these clients have continued with Robin for long-term financial, investment, and retirement planning.

As a trusted advisor for clients in all stages of life, Robin takes a big-picture view of each client's financial portfolio. Committed to providing the best and most up-to-date financial advice, Robin attends continuous training sessions in various financial advisory areas in order to keep an eye on current trends and potential future issues.

A long-time Edmonds resident, Robin enjoys spending time in the area with her husband John and their two dogs. As proud parents having raised a son and daughter, family is the driving force in their lives. Robin appreciates the beauty life has to offer in Edmonds and the Pacific Northwest, and is inspired daily by her clients’ strength and integrity.

Dean Hatt

Dean Hatt has been in the financial service industry since 1975. His goal with each of his clients is to develop long-term relationships by designing, implementing and monitoring customized financial programs for them. He works closely with each client to best design a financial plan that meets their own special individual needs.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Washington University in 1975, Dean entered his career in the life insurance and financial services industry. For more than three decades, Dean has worked with hundreds of clients to help them achieve their financial and retirement goals.

With the ever changing world of technology and its information overload and the constant changes in tax law and financial markets, Dean helps his clients to sort out what is suitable to their unique circumstances. Dean is a registered representative with Lincoln Investment and holds a life, health and disability insurance license.

Dean and his wife Cathy reside on South Whidbey Island. They have three grown, married daughters and two grandsons. Dean has a great passion for coaching high school track and cross country and volunteers his time coaching those teams at the local high school. He enjoys singing in his church choir, fishing and golf.

Lindsey Gruber

Lindsey Gruber has been with FS Financial Strategies, LLC since 2015. As the Office Manager, she is the pleasant voice that greets you on the phone when you call FS and the smiling face you see when you stop by our office. Lindsey not only manages the office, but also handles client services for FS. From making appointments, to solving complex client needs, she truly enjoys assisting our clients and being part of a team of dedicated professionals.

Born and raised in Kennewick, where she frequently visits her family, Lindsey is truly a Washington woman. She moved to Edmonds in 2012 and learned much about the local community before marrying her husband, Sam, and moving to Granite Falls, where they currently reside. When she is not studying to complete her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Finance degree, she enjoys baking, camping, fishing, and all things outdoors.


FS Financial Strategies, LLC, provides personalized, confidential financial planning, retirement planning and divorce planning to individuals and couples. The company is headquartered in Edmonds, Washington, just 3.5 miles north of Seattle. Founder Christine DeRuiter began doing business as Financial Strategies in 1996 and was joined by Robin Gruber in 1997. Together they formed FS Financial Strategies in 2004 as a full-service financial advisory consulting firm. Robin became the managing member with Christine's retirement in 2010.

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