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Coaching You Toward Your Financial Goals

The Crothers Wealth Team is dedicated to connecting with you on a personal level, so that we can tailor each financial plan to your specific needs. Using our care and expertise we look to educate our clients while helping navigate each financial decision and build for the future.

About Us

Located in Brentwood, Tennessee, the Crothers Wealth aims to provide long term value to everyone who comes through our door. Our goals are to educate our clients, treat everyone with care and respect, and use our expertise and attention to detail in everything we do. When we advise our clients, we use the same intentionality as if you were one of our own family members.

The financial planning journey can be a stressful and confusing one to take on your own. Let us be there with you every step of the way.

We are an independent advisor under no obligation to sell any proprietary products of our own. This means that you can rest assured any selections we are making are ones we simply believe to be best for you and your situation.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about each of the dedicated members of the Crothers Wealth Team.

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Clay Crothers


Financial Advisor, SageSpring | Account Executive, RJFS


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Sarahbeth Shaw

Client Services Associate, SageSpring


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TN 37027

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Sarahbeth Shaw
Sarahbeth Shaw

Client Operations, SageSpring 

Sarahbeth Shaw 

Client Operations, SageSpring

Sarahbeth Shaw joined the SageSpring Wealth Partners team to be part of a company that values ethics and workplace culture. Her role focuses on all aspects of the client experience. To support our clients, Sarahbeth acts as a main point of contact, responds to questions and concerns, completes client paperwork, and performs all necessary administrative tasks.

Outside of work, Sarahbeth enjoys playing music, being outdoors, and traveling to visit her family in Colorado. 

Clay Crothers
Clay Crothers

Financial Advisor, SageSpring 

Clay Crothers 

Financial Advisor, SageSpring

Originally from Nashville, Clay Crothers grew up going to activities at Lipscomb and ended up graduating from the University years later with a degree in Sports Management and a Master of Business Administration degree. During his time at Lipscomb, Clay served as an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Basketball team for 4 years and was also actively involved with social clubs and mission trips to Honduras and Nicaragua.

In his role as Financial Advisor at SageSpring Wealth Partners, Clay’s goal is to help others achieve their goals and build relationships along the way. This, along with the values set forth by SageSpring, are just a couple examples of what brought him here.

Clay’s favorite thing about working at SageSpring is the people. He is thankful for the culture and the desire of everyone to help each other, and he enjoys getting to know the clients he comes in contact with.

Outside of work, Clay attends Ethos Church, enjoys playing and watching sports, and spends time with family. His favorite sports to play are hockey, golf, soccer, and basketball. 


Jeffrey Dobyns
Jeffrey T. Dobyns


President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS 

Jeffrey T. Dobyns

President, SageSpring | Financial Advisor, RJFS

Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals and develop and execute their ongoing, strategic, financial plans.

Jeff earned his finance degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for more than two decades. After serving as Vice President of Investments of Lykins Financial Group, CPA’s, in his hometown of Westerville, Ohio, Jeff moved to Nashville, Tennessee to found SageSpring Wealth Partners in 2002. As its President, Jeff has led SageSpring to remarkable success, holding the distinction of being one of Raymond James’ top independent contractor offices, and a member of its Chairman’s Council*, every year since 2008.

Jeff’s true calling, however, is working directly with clients, helping them plan their financial futures in a manner that aligns with their values and helps provide them with financial confidence. To help meet these goals, Jeff leads the team of Dobyns Wealth Team and also incorporates the expertise of attorneys, accountants and other professionals to provide quality financial, tax and estate planning, and ongoing asset and risk management.

As independent advisory businesses, neither SageSpring Wealth Partners nor Dobyns Wealth Team hold any assets on behalf of clients, with such custodial and brokerage services being provided by Raymond James. As a leader in wealth management, Raymond James has an exemplary reputation and today serves more than $930 billion in client assets through 8,200 financial advisors worldwide (as of 9/30/2020).

In order to meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the industry, Jeff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner**, a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant. Jeff is also a participant of the Dave Ramsey SmartVestor program.

Jeff’s work and personal life are both guided by his faith and the Christian principles of honesty, generosity, compassion, and integrity. Accordingly, Jeff devotes considerable time and resources to a number of causes, including serving as a board member of Men of Valor, a prison ministry and mentoring program. He is also on the advisory board of The Signatry of Middle Tennessee, which works with families to increase their charitable giving to their favorite causes. Additionally, Jeff is on the advisory board for Halftime Institute, an organization that coaches marketplace leaders to discern and engage in their life purpose. Lastly, Jeff serves on the board of the Legacy Center of Nashville, a collaboration of independent coaching resources. He is a past board member of Porter’s Call, a Nashville charity that provides free counseling for musicians and their families, and the Martha O’Bryan Center, which empowers those in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship.

Jeff and his wife, Amy, are raising their family in Brentwood where they are members of the Brentwood Baptist Church, and their children, Gracyn, Hunter, and twins Tanner and Logan, attend the Christ Presbyterian Academy. For recreation, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing and just being outdoors.

* Membership is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually.

**Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

SmartVestor is an advertising and referral service for investing professionals (“SmartVestor Pros”) operated by The Lampo Group, LLC d/b/a Ramsey Solutions (“Ramsey Solutions”). Pursuant to an arrangement between Ramsey Solutions, SageSpring Wealth Partners and your advisor, your advisor pays Ramsey Solutions a flat monthly fee to: (a) be a SmartVestor Pro, (b) advertise services through the SmartVestor website, and (c) receive client referrals in the form of an initial introduction to interested consumers who are located in your advisor’s Pros geographic region. SageSpring Wealth Partners does not endorse and are not affiliated with Ramsey Solutions, except with respect to the arrangement described above, and neither Ramsey Solutions nor its agents are officers or employees of SageSpring Wealth Partners. Further, neither Ramsey Solutions nor its agents are authorized to provide investment advice or act in any way on behalf of SageSpring Wealth Partners, except in connection with providing your contact information to your advisor.

Ramsey Solutions’ relationship and agreement is between SageSpring Wealth Partners only. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is not affiliated with the solicitor arrangement between Ramsey Solutions and SageSpring Wealth Partners.

Raymond James is not affiliated with any of the organizations mentioned above.