The Team


Susan Hansen, Registered Principal, CFP, CLU, AIF, AEP, ADPA

Susan S. Hansen, a Certified Financial Planner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Accredited Estate Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter, Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor, has been in the financial planning field since 1985. Sue is the owner of Hansen’s Advisory Services, Inc. in Fayetteville, NY. In addition to being a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), she is a member of the Estate Planning Council in Syracuse, First Affirmative Financial Network and the Social Investment Forum. Sue is a former President of the Central New York FPA Board.

As a balance to her work, Sue enjoys having her thoughts flow during runs along the Erie Canal, and the hills surrounding DeRuyter Lake as well as the streets of Fayetteville. Swimming is a year-round activity for Sue that also revives her body and senses!

The financial business, for Sue, is exciting and stimulating as it continually evolves.

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Gayle Olivette, Registered  Representative, CPA, AIF

Gayle J. Olivette, a Certified Public Accountant, joined the financial planning field in 2008 after spending many years in a career in accounting. Gayle began working with Hansen’s Advisory Services in 2012, pursuing a strong interest in sustainable, responsible, investing.  Gayle enjoys working with people and helping them put together the pieces of their financial puzzle. Gayle was previously associated with Susan Budrakey and Associates, Inc.

A Cazenovia resident and graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, Gayle enjoys learning how investments can positively impact society and helping people align their investments with their values. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, boating, and skiing.

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Katelyn M. Kriesel, Registered  Representative

Katelyn M. Kriesel, a Registered Representative, started her career in the financial services field in 2010, and has been focusing on Socially Responsible Investing as a Financial Advisor since 2013.  With a long-held passion for sustainability and urban revitalization, Socially Responsible Investing allowed Katelyn to connect her work in Financial Planning with her values, and she finds fulfillment in helping her clients to do the same with their investments.

A lifelong resident of Central New York, Katelyn attended Fayetteville-Manlius high school. She continued her education at SUNY Albany and SUNY Buffalo, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology. Prior to joining Hansen’s Advisory, Katelyn worked as an independent Financial Advisor and was the Project Coordinator for the SolarizeCNY campaign, where she helped to add more than 2MW of solar energy to the region. Currently, in addition to her work as an Advisor, Katelyn is an avid public speaker, giving presentations on solar energy, divestment and a variety of topics related to Socially Responsible Investing.

Outside of her professional work, Katelyn is focused on raising her two daughters, Alianna and Vivienne. They reside in Syracuse with their famous dog, Henry.

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Sharon Wegener, Account Executive

The office would not be complete without Sharon taking care of the office records and any other HR tasks. In addition, she maintains the outside yard and gives it a pleasant look. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys many outdoor activities such as walking and cross country skiing. She also enjoys reading books with her cat ‘Sushi’ nearby.


Laura Adams, Administrative Representative

Our administrative representative, Laura Adams, assists in taking care of clients’ questions and concerns along with maintaining and updating records. Laura is also an artist and educator in photography, and has taught part-time at area universities, such as Cazenovia College and Cornell University. She formerly held an administrative position with Light Work, a non-profit organization at Syracuse University that benefits emerging artists in photography.

She has a passion for helping people realize their goals, whether artistically or financially, and enjoys using her experience in teaching and design to share Hansen’s Advisory Services, Inc.’s knowledge of financial planning and socially responsible investing.


Faith Dickinson, Office Assistant

Faith provides timely summaries of news and information of interest to us and our clients. She keeps the clients records in order and helps with the filing. Faith is our all-around “office assistant.”

Potential Employees

Hansen’s Advisory Services, Inc. has gone to great lengths to create a comfortable, respectful atmosphere in which to work where employees’ values and goals are an essential part of our experience. We are interested in motivated, responsible individuals who intend to grow.

The following list details the kind of person we prefer to have as a collaborative team member:

  • Interested in others, willing to listen, wants to be helpful.
  • Is welcoming and pleasant to clients.
  • Willing to be of help to clients or other office personnel.
  • Wants to be able to answer any questions before forwarding call to someone else.
  • Willing to learn new methods of accomplishing tasks.
  • Willing to grow personally.
  • Has trust in the integrity of people.
  • Is willing to do work beyond job description if it benefits clients and our company.
  • Has developed skills in working on the internet and with various software.
  • Takes care of personal space and office space.
  • Has integrity.
  • Is willing to say what has been done even if it needed to be done another way.
  • Likes to be organized.
  • Wants the office procedures to flow efficiently.
  • Likes to set up systems that make the office more efficient.
  • Is accepting of others’ perspectives.
  • Appreciates the value of office discussions that forward the services we offer clients.
  • Wants to be an integral part of making our business the best it can be.
  • Is interested in understanding financial and social responsibility concepts.
  • Likes working in a small office and sometimes alone.
  • Enjoys following through with a task or project.
  • Likes to gather facts that are needed to answer a question.

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Hansen’s Advisory Services is currently licensed in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, ME, MA, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA

Securities are offered through Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Hansen’s Advisory Services, Inc. and Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc. are separate entities.

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