Deborah D. Bastow, MBA
Senior Financial Advisor
Debbie Bastow is a Senior Financial Advisor at High Falls Advisors. She assists clients in the development of financial plans and investment strategies, and specializes in serving as a family's "business agent" to coordinate all financial activities.
Debbie has more than thirty years of experience in the financial industry. Previously, she served as a Vice President and Branch Manager for a national bank.
Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, where she graduated with honors. She holds Series 65 and Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses.
Throughout her career, Debbie has been very active in civic and charitable organizations, and has served on the board of the Junior League of Rochester, Pittsford Chamber of Commerce, the Chatterbox Club, Gilda's Club and the Rochester Women's Network. She was a member of the finance committee of the YWCA and is currently a member of the Women President's Organization.
Debbie resides in Honeoye Falls with her husband and their dog, Annabelle. An antiques aficionado since college, she owned a consignment furniture store for more than 10 years as a “hobby”.
Southern Fried Chicken, which I make (rarely, due to the calories!) exactly the same as previous generations of cooks in my family down south—with lots of mashed potatoes and gravy. We end the meal with iced tea (year round), and one of our favorite pies (pecan, chess or apple). It makes for a perfect Sunday with the family!
What I Do When I Am Not Working
My husband and I retreat to our cottage on Keuka Lake as often as possible. Spending time there has become a real attraction for our two children and three grandchildren, who all live in New Jersey. There is nothing better than seeing them engage in the water activities they have grown to love, like fishing, swimming, waterskiing, boating and picnicking, or just relaxing under the trees, playing games or reading. It is the best!!