Our College Funding Advisors

We have assembled a top notch team!

Stuart Grossman, President

Stuart Grossman


Stuart Grossman is the founder of College Funding Systems and Grossman and Associates Financial Services, Inc. He has helped thousands of clients with a wide array of financial services for more than three decades.


Chris Gray

Chief Executive Officer

We help families legally and ethically position themselves to get as much financial aid as possible. In these tough economic times, this has been a valuable resource for families.


Phil Serjeant


Hi, my name is Phil. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and have since lived in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington. For the last two decades and more Washington state has been home. I attended Cornell University’s School of Labor & Industry, as well as the DDI Executive Leadership Program.

Jon Terry, Student Services Advisor

Jon Terry

Client Services Manager

I enjoy my job with our company for a variety of reasons. Perhaps most importantly, I enjoy my job because of the people I work with. In my personal and professional life, I value loyalty above all else. I have the privilege of working with a team of people who go above and beyond to empower me to help our clients to the very best of my abilities.


Ike Bircher


My mission is to help families better their futures! Our team works with integrity and honor to ensure trust and satisfaction. I promise to bring expert problem-solving and top-of-the-line solutions for you and your family. I look forward to working with you in the future!


Marah Avenger

Financial Services Processor

Working here at Grossman & Associates has afforded me another opportunity: helping families like yours recognize and achieve their educational and financial goals. I enjoy celebrating the wins – no matter how small – with our clients. I couldn’t do that without my wonderful team at Grossman.


Amy Laughlin

Office Administrator

Let us help you wade through the nightmare of paying for college and saving your retirement. While we’re helping you, we’ll also work with your kids through college preparation and admissions. The success of your entire family is our goal.

Kathy Steblaj Student Counselor

Kathy Steblaj

Student Counselor

As a counselor, I was the Running Start Coordinator and gained expertise in college preparation, selection, application procedures and scholarships. I pride myself on being a “student-centered” counselor and find helping students very rewarding.

Advisor Britany Phillips

Britany Phillips

Student Counselor

I find it truly rewarding to help students discover their college and career goals and make it a priority to get to know each student’s strengths and interests. I hope to have the opportunity to work with your student(s) as they maneuver through the sometimes overwhelming process of post-secondary planning.


Christy Laman

Student Counselor

The best part about working with my students is discovering things alongside them. I love helping them discover their strengths, interests, and passions. Helping your student towards success is what I am here to do.

Advisor Charles Spencer

Charles Spencer

Student Counselor

Being able to work with students in a manner that I am accustomed to is very rewarding. However, I have also enjoyed the opportunity to work with the rest of the family as well. You may not have all of the answers at first, but our team prides itself on being a reliable resource for college preparation and decision making.