Christopher Coates

I joined Blakeslee & Blakeslee as a Client Service Associate with the Darnell Team in late 2013 while attending college.  I quickly found inspiration in helping clients achieve their financial goals and decided to complete my licensing and work as an independent broker. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to continue working with great people and am reminded constantly why I enjoy and excel in helping my clients. 

I am a strong believer in reducing stress and focusing your attention on what you do best. I hope to assist clients in alleviating the stress that can sometimes come from assessing financial choices, so they can focus on what they really enjoy in life.  My goal is to ensure that my clients are well versed in financial matters, comfortable with their financial plan that we develop together, and invested appropriately given their long-term financial objectives.  



Series 7 – General Securities Representative 
Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law 

California Department of Insurance 
Variable Contracts
Accident and Health 


More About Christopher
Christopher Coates

I was born and raised in Santa Maria and Orcutt have lived on the Central Coast my entire life, save a few years when I moved to Orange County for college. There I attended UC Irvine and ultimately earned my Bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the Chapman University system. 

Growing up in the area,  I spent my spare time playing baseball, from Little League on up to Division I in college; it has definitely helped shape me as a person over the years. Growing up and maturing with a team always at my side, I learned how vital it is to make sure every voice and opinion are heard; this ensures success along the path towards your goals. It was also during that time that I learned that it’s possible for everyone to contribute towards a greater good and no skill or opinion should be dismissed. This perspective helped me become an asset during my time with RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) as a student-athlete. The RBI program stresses life skills and educational components to help make "Major League Citizens."  

As my knees have begun to fade I have taken up slow pitch softball and golf quite a bit more.  I am currently a member of the SLO Young Professionals Networking Group and the San Luis Obispo Revenue Enhancement Oversight Committee.  I plan to get back into coaching Little League baseball once my schedule allows as well.


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