The Team

The Team

The goal of our team is to make you feel like family by getting to know you and your goals, answering your questions, and always putting you at ease. Because we work so closely with our clients, we tend to think of them as our friends.

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William (Bill) A. Gibbs III

President/Wealth Manager

Bill Gibbs has more than 26 years’ experience in the investment arena. Bill started his career in the financial market with EF Hutton and advanced to senior vice president and branch manager for Wachovia Securities before starting Coast Financial Group. Working for large corporations in the financial world taught Bill a lot about the ins and outs of running a top financial organization. He had always been interested in being his own boss and owning his own practice. In 2004, Bill was at a point in his life where the time was right to do it, and thus, he founded Coast Financial Group.

Prior to his current career, Bill was president of the Diversified Products division of Levi Strauss after being national sales manager of that division. He also served as a board member of NuWave Corporation and Prophecy Corporation. He is a four-time recipient of an award of excellence named the Winner’s Circle from his Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer, Commonwealth Financial Network®.


Bill is active in both the local and international community. He is a former president of the Brunswick Rotary Club and former board member of Habitat for Humanity, Safe Harbor Advisory Board, Child Cancer Fund, Christian Ministries Foundation, and Covenant Financial Services. He was formerly chairman of the board of the Salvation Army and an active member of the Jekyll Island Rotary Club. He also has served for four years as a mentor to at-risk children at Burroughs-Molette Elementary School. He was a member of a three-person mission team from Map International assigned to work with government and community leaders in Ecuador to resolve a growing cholera epidemic. In his spare time, Bill enjoys ballroom dancing, gourmet cooking, traveling, boxing, golfing, and walking the beach with his labradoodle, Eddie.

Bill holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 8, 63, and 65 securities registrations as an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network and life and health insurance and variable life insurance licenses. In addition, Bill has received an honorary doctorate of finance for his work in Latin America.

Ava Bokker

Client Relations Manager

Ava Bokker joined Coast Financial Group in January of this year as client relations manager. She is a native Arkansan and loves her Razorbacks and the SEC. She has worked as a client relations manager/office manager for nine years, where she was very successful in helping build a dynamic financial planning practice. Her drive to help clients achieve their long-term financial goals is something she is very passionate about. She believes trust and integrity are needed to build a successful planning group. Her strong suits are financial planning, marketing, and client relations.

Ava previously taught high school in Bentonville, Arkansas, and from there moved to the financial planning arena. Ava has three sons and one daughter-in-law, all living in Northwest Arkansas. She is a member at CrossFit Grit and loves reading and working with people. Ava is also member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick and loves volunteering in her spare time.

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