Van Tharp and his wife Kala Tharp own VTI.


Van is President and fuels our passion for transformation.


Kala is an accomplished artist, specializing in paintings. She has an art gallery at the VTI facility.


They are both world travelers and dog lovers.

Meet the VTI Team
Cathy Hasty: Vice President of Operations and Marketing

Jessie Whitman



Cathy Hasty is the VP of Operations and Marketing. She runs the day-to-day operations of our company. She also directs the VTI marketing program, website and newsletter.


After working with the company for over 20 years, she has been key in the tremendous growth and evolution of the company. “My most important focus is client satisfaction. We want to know you’ve had a good experience with us and if not, how we can improve.”


Cathy has a B.A. in Communication from NC State University and has worked in marketing and/or promotions since 1987.




R.J. Hixson: Vice President of Research and Development

Jessie Whitman



Before his employment with VTI in 2009, RJ was a long-time Van Tharp Institute client and student of the Super Trader program. He completed his Super Trader gradation in 2012.


In his role, he develops new training products and co-teaches several workshops. He is also edits and writes for our newsletter ensuring top quality information for traders. RJ works closely with, and helps guide, students in the Super Trader Program.  He enjoys working with the most amazing client base he has had the privilege to serve. 


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Jacqueline Gaines: Client Services Coordinator

Jessie Whitman



Before her employment with VTI in 2018, Jacqueline served as Administrative Director in the healthcare education industry for over 20 years. Following that, she owned and operated a vibrant restaurant in Charleston, SC.


She now serves as the Client Services Coordinator, Office Manager and Super Trader Program Coordinator. Her primary focus is to ensure that our clients receive service excellence in all experiences at VTI. She can be reached at

Revathi Ramaswami: Accounting

Jessie Whitman



Revathi Ramaswami joined our Van Tharp family in 2006. Receiving her Chartered Accountant degree from India, Revathi manages all the accounting functions including payables and receivables at the Van Tharp Institute.


She enjoys being a part of the VTI team, continually thriving to better the services provided by the company. She is eager to continue watching the company grow and meeting all of our wonderful clients. She can be reached at for any questions or comments regarding book keeping and finances.

Christine Parker: Digital Media Specialist

Christine Parker



Christine is responsible for producing much of VTI’s marketing material including promotional videos and the weekly newsletter. She has an extensive background in video production and is also responsible for producing and managing all of our video-based eLearning products. You can usually find her manning the controls for our workshop room cameras, or hard at work editing a new eLearning course.


In her spare time Christine is an independent film director. She has produced several short films and has won awards for her directing and writing. Find your local horror movie film festival and you may see Christine there!


Christine can be reached at



Fun Times!

Dinner at Van and Kala's home with clients, teachers and friends!






Back at the office...




Our lobby and refreshments




Workshop room in action...










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