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The people at our firm distinguish us, each brings distinctive experiences and skills that work together for our clients. At Michigan Retirement Advisors, you do not just have a financial advisor, you have our entire team behind you. 


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Steven Case, CFP®, AIF®

President

Steven Case is committed to helping clients through each phase of the retirement journey, from planning to remaining comfortable during their golden years. Steven got his start in the industry in 1988 after graduating from college. Over the past three decades in the business, he has used his passion for creating financial strategies that help clients work toward achieving their ideal retirement.


Steven has passed the Series 7, 63 and 65 securities exams held through LPL Financial and holds Life and Health insurance licenses in Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina and several other states. He has earned certifications as a Certified Financial Planner™ and Professional, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®. Steven has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Cornell University.


In his free time, Steven enjoys skiing, surfing, fishing and spending time with his wife, Sandy, and their five children.

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Evan Pawloski, AIF®

Plan Advisor

During his years working with Paychex, Evan helped over 250 Metro Detroit companies design and improve their current 401(k) offering through Paychex TPA and record keeping services. Evan provides objective guidance to retirement plan sponsors and trustees. Partnering with local firms, as well as guiding 401(k) providers, Michigan 401(k) Advisors offers a comprehensive service to assist plan sponsors. Away from the office Evan enjoys coaching youth hockey, volunteering at his local junior golf program and spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their two children, Hunter and Harper.


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Charles Pass, CPFA®

Partner

Charlie grew up in Derbyshire, England. From the moment he turned 18, he traded stocks in his own account. However, the remote countryside of England was not enough for Charlie; He moved to the US in 2013 to study in New York City. From there he landed a job working as an accountant for Amazon’s TV division in LA with Media Services. After some time, he left accounting for the investing world and earned his Series 7 and 66 (currently held with LPL Financial) and moved to Michigan.

 

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Ashley Darga

Director of Client Relations

Ashley has worked alongside Steve Case since 2002 overseeing all the administrative functions in the office as Client Services Manager. She directly handles all account transactions, client communications, client billing, accounts payable, payroll and banking. In her spare time Ashley enjoys spin classes at Cyclebar, circus classes at Agora Arts, cooking and spending time with friends and family.


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Elizabeth Pass

Plan Service and Operations Associate

Elizabeth joined Michigan Retirement Advisors in 2019. She serves as both the Client Service Associate to Charles and Andrew, and the Plan Service and Operations Associate for Michigan 401(k) plans and participants. In her spare time she enjoys riding her motorcycles through the countryside, or on local tracks; indulging her passion for firearms, for which she has obtained several instructor certifications; and spending time with her husband Charles.



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Andrew Sawyer

LPL Investment Advisor Representative

Andrew has been working with Michigan Retirement Advisors since he graduated from Wayne State University in 2020. He began by working exclusively with the 401(k) team but has since expanded his role into working with individuals as an advisor as well. He has passed the Series 7 and Series 66 exams (held through LPL Financial) and has his Life, Accident and Health insurance license in Michigan.

Away from the office, Andrew has been coaching hockey since 2015. He has experience at the youth, high school, and college levels.


 

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Ryan West

LPL Investment Advisor Representative

Ryan has a passion for helping others work toward their financial dreams through retirement planning and goal setting. With a concentration in complex products, Ryan poses the knowledge to help clients build a diversified portfolio. Before his career in finance, Ryan was a small business owner. Navigating the waters of franchising a pizzeria and buying a distribution territory has provided him invaluable experience.

Ryan has successfully passed the Series 7, 63, and 65 securities exams held through LPL Financial and holds Life and Health Insurance licenses in Michigan and Florida. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys hitting the ski slopes in Colorado with his friends and family, wake surfing in the summer, and planning travel adventures with his expecting wife, Emina.

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Adam Fox

Operations Assistant

Adam is the Operations Assistant at Michigan Retirement Advisors. He works behind the scenes to gather information, run reports, and assist in servicing our 401(k) plans and participants. In his spare time, he is a big movie buff, as well as a huge basketball enthusiast and die hard Detroit Pistons fan.