Meet the OLV Financial Advisors


Scott Carty | Financial Advisor

Scott Carty OLV Investment Group

Scott graduated from Rochester College with a degree in Business Administration. This path lead him to the financial service industry in 2007 when he began working as a Financial Advisor through Sigma Financial Corporation. Since then he has continued to attract, educate, and build client relationships, forming his own company, Carty Capital Management. In September 2018, Scott decided to partner with the OLV Investment team. Scott’s continuing desire is to educate his clients and empower them with knowledge to assist them in making sound financial decisions now and for their future.

Along with his astute investment skills and commitment to servicing his clients, Scott counter-balances his life with a strong devotion to family. He and his wife, Kellie, have an active life, raising their four children ages 3-12 – one girl and three boys. The family is involved in ministry at Northridge Church in Plymouth. Sports also play a big part in their lives, as you will often find Scott coaching kids in soccer and basketball. Scott also keeps himself fit, participating in triathlons when possible.

Paul Drinkhahn | Financial Advisor


Following graduation from Regis University in Denver, CO, Paul began his career, which he stayed in for twenty-six years, in the computer industry. In 2002 he switched gears, becoming an insurance rep for Mass Mutual. Still maintaining his insurance clients, in 2008 Paul began his own financial company, Prosperity Coaching. In the fall of 2018 Paul decided to join forces with the OLV team, and in early 2019 he officially became a part of the OLV family.
Paul remains dedicated to his clients, as he strives to provide them with personalized opportunities, whether assisting them in navigating the financial sector, steering them through retirement years, or guiding them with estate planning.
He and his wife, Deb, are approaching their 46th wedding anniversary. They live in Plymouth where they raised their three daughters. In May of 2018, they were blessed with the arrival of their first grandchild – a granddaughter who lives in New York City.
Being a true sports aficionado, Paul enjoys playing a round or two of golf (weather permitting), or watching a good game of anything from soccer to football to basketball to hockey! He also loves to read and sharing pictures of his granddaughter with anyone who’s interest he can capture.

Joel LaGore, | President of Business Development, Financial Advisor

Joel LaGore, OLV Investment Group

Joel LaGore received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with honors, from Oakland University. His desire for knowledge fueled his quest to earn additional designations like the CFP and CRPC. His evolving education fosters his skill in advising in the areas of Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, College Funding Analysis, and Portfolio Management. As well, his educational and experiential base remains a great source of info for writing a monthly article for MyCity Magazine.

Joel’s zest for life and his enthusiasm for all that can be good in the financial industry brings out his charisma and his natural ability to lead. His positive energy is a constant encouragement and drives his visionary views. As a client and as a friend, you will be contacted on a continual basis. Joel knows that life brings change and wants to be aware of your needs or developments. He is persistent in keeping the lines of communication open so he is willing to check in with you once a week, once a month or whatever works best for you.

Joel & Sonya LaGore and their two daughters live in Flushing, MI and attend Flushing Community Church. His highest goals are undergirded by his philanthropic desires. His focus on giving back to his community can be seen by his involvement as a coach for a travel basketball team and his commitment helping at his church. He is a committee member of the Flushing Advisory Fund and seeks involvement in internationally focused non-profits which includes traveling internationally to serve as needed in various orphanages.

Ben Oliver | Financial Advisor

Ben Oliver - OLV Investment Group
Ben brings his down home, cheerful nature into the office offering assistance to each of the reps and our clients. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University, with an Interdisciplinary degree in American Studies. He has earned his Series 7 and the Series 66 along with his Health and Life Insurance License. With experience in a broad spectrum of work environments with various groups of people, Ben has a natural ability to listen and problem solve. Having had the opportunity to teach others, he remains an eager learner and continues to seek ways to grow and develop as a person as he gains greater understanding of the finance industry.


Dean Oliver, | Senior Partner, Financial Advisor

Dean Oliver, OLV Investment GroupSince 1975, when Dean Oliver entered this business, the needs of the client remain his primary passion. As you and Dean get to know each other, he can customize and help you choose strategies that fit your retirement and estate needs. His lifelong commitment to pursing insights into the industry keeps him current, allowing him to be well versed in communicating with you, and working with you, in your planning. His sincerity, quiet grace, and simplistic view of obstacles tries to hide the skill of thoroughness he exemplifies while working for your interests.

Dean’s memberships include the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, the National Association of Life Underwriters, and the Planned Giving Round Table of SE Michigan. He was a student at Rochester College (formerly Michigan Christian College) and is an alumnus of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Dean Oliver acquired his Certified Wealth Strategist designation through Cannon Financial Institute, based in Athens, Georgia and is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) He enrolls in continuing education classes every year and regularly attends numerous financial, investment and estate planning conferences.

Dean, and his wife, Zan, have been married 43 years and live in Goodrich, MI. They have four children, 14 grandchildren, and are active members of the Bristol Road Church of Christ in Flint.

Jesse VanValin | President of Asset Management, Financial Advisor

Jesse VanValin, OLV Investment Group

As a licensed financial advisor, Jesse VanValin’s intense work ethic guides his relentless pursuit of solutions to the struggles we all face in making investment decisions. He channels his eagerness into researching and investigating companies, trends, and patterns in the market in order to provide the best possible options that he can for individual clients. Jesse works closely with you and your retirement goals seeking to deliver a workable, well thought out plan.

Jesse’s background as a carpenter, real estate agent, and property manager allows him to bring a unique perspective to the table. He fights for the success of every man and his ability to relate on a personal level with clients from all types of backgrounds fosters his attentive personal service. He is a University of Michigan, Flint graduate with a degree in finance and continues to work as an alumni in promoting scholarships for business management students.

Jesse VanValin and his wife Libby have three daughters. They are active members of Bethany Baptist Church and reside in Grand Blanc, Michigan.