People make all the difference

The varied expertise of our team goes far beyond investment management to encompass retirement planning, tax and estate planning, risk management, philanthropic planning, education planning, and the full spectrum of financial counseling services. The teams coming together to support our clients include specialists with designations and degrees ranging from CFP®, CFA® and CPA to MBA, JD, LLM and PhD.

But, you’ll benefit from more than our technical know-how. From every team member you work with, you’ll sense a willingness to collaborate and to understand and appreciate your views and preferences…along with a selfless dedication to helping you attain your goals.

Dara Lashley

Office Administrator

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As an Office Administrator at The Colony Group in Richmond, VA, Dara is responsible for keeping the office running efficiently by providing client management support to members of the Institutional and Private Client advisory teams. She not only applies her organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure the smooth day-to-day operations for the office, but she does it all with a cheerful, positive attitude and smile.

Dara is a warm and caring person who enjoys helping others. Before joining TCG, Dara worked for Caring Voice Coalition where her primary responsibility was billing health insurance premiums. After graduating from college, Dara was a Case Manager at Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, where she taught elementary students with behavioral problems pro-social skills and helped improve their emotional well-being.

Dara received a Psychology degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. During her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.