Lauren Gadkowski Lindsay is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with 22 years of experience.  She is passionate about comprehensive, fee-only financial planning and excited to bring the Beacon Financial Planning experience to Houston, Texas. Lauren works with clients in Houston and other parts of the United States and has been working virtually with clients since 2008.  She earned her CFP certification in 2001 and holds a BA in English from the College of William and Mary as well as a graduate teaching degree in Secondary Education from King’s College London.   

As a former teacher, Lauren has a knack for explaining financial concepts in a way that clients can easily understand.  She loves creating customized financial plans and helping clients to achieve their goals is her favorite part of the job.  Since life is not static, the financial plan must also be flexible. Being able to build personalized solutions is extremely rewarding, as we can address the individual needs of each client.

Lauren grew up on Cape Cod and worked with her mother, Linda Gadkowski, at Beacon until 2006. She lives in the Woodland Heights area of Houston with her husband, daughter, and St. Bernard.  She is a regularly active school volunteer, Girl Scout leader and a board member for the Bayou Preservation Association and Friends of Woodland Park.  She has been a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors ( since 2001.