Dawes Wealth Management is a full-service investment advisory consulting firm based in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our primary focus is to assist clients in pursuing their personal and financial goals. We take time to understand what’s important to our clients and create value by providing them a wide array of comprehensive financial planning services. We follow a disciplined approach to balance risk and return, and believe that educating clients enables them to make prudent decisions.

Our company is built on a solid foundation of excellent client service and in-depth market and product knowledge. Our objective research and guidance allow us to maximize all resources. We are committed to upholding the highest standards for integrity, transparency, and accountability. Consistent with this philosophy, we believe that upholding the best practices in corporate governance is crucial towards the long-term creation of value for our clients.

For more information on our firm, we invite you to contact us at (616) 548-6901 or collin.dawes@lpl.com. We look forward to discussing strategies to address your financial planning needs.

Collin B. Dawes, CFP®


Founder Collin B. Dawes has served as a financial planner since 1999. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Western Michigan University in 1997.

Collin holds the General Securities Representative Exam (Series 7) and the Managed Futures Funds Exam (Series 31) through LPL Financial. He holds the Uniform Investment Advisor Law Exam (Series 65) with Independent Advisor Alliance. Collin also holds the Uniform Combined State Law Exam (Series 66) with both LPL Financial and Independent Advisor Alliance and both Exams for Life Insurance and Health Insurance. He has also earned the CFPR designation through the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Independent Advisor Alliance is a registered investment advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial.

Collin provides services as a Certified Budget Counselor in the Family Assistance Ministry through Ada Bible Church in Ada, Michigan. Collin is also a member of the Christian Business Men’s Community, Grand Rapids Economics Club, and Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

Over his years in practice, Collin has hosted numerous workshops and presentations on investment management, retirement income planning, tax strategies, and estate planning fundamentals.

Collin is married to Senior Managing Director/Operations Manager Nicole M. Dawes. They live with their four children (Keira, Haley, Emma and Ava) in beautiful East Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a family, they enjoy travel, exercise, and community service projects.

P: 616.548.6901

Nicole M. Dawes

Operations Manager

Senior Managing Director/Operations Manager Nicole M. Dawes has been in the financial industry since 1999. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Economics from Aquinas College and minored in Spanish at Grand Valley State University.

Nicole holds the General Securities Representative Exam (Series 7), Uniform Investment Advisor Law Exam (Series 65).

Nicole is an active budget counselor through Ada Bible Church in Ada, Michigan and a member of the Profit Sharing Council of America.

Over the years, Nicole has worked closely with plan sponsors and company participants to help them better understand their defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plan benefits.

P: 616.548.6902

Rose A. Nemecek

Executive Administrative Assistant

Executive Administrative Assistant Rose A. Nemecek started in the financial industry in 2001 after high school and spent seven years working as an Executive Assistance. After going back to school for her Bachelor’s in Business Management from Cornerstone University, she transitioned back into the financial industry in 2013.

Throughout her professional career, Rose has enjoyed working on client relations, event planning, and continuous process improvement.

Rose lives in Sparta, Michigan with her husband, Jesse, and their two children (Drake and Esme). They enjoy travel, outdoor activities, attending sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.

P: 616.548.6903

Nichole S. Achram

Client Services Associate

Client Services Associate Nichole S. Achram has an extensive background in the corporate, banking and insurance industries. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University.

Throughout her professional career, Nichole has enjoyed working on client relations, business processes and event planning.

Nichole lives in East Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and their two daughters. They enjoy travel, exercise and outdoor activities.

P: 616.548.6904