About Us

About Us

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Paul Dearden

Financial Advisor

Paul has been a member of the investment and financial planning industry since 1985 as an investment professional. Paul is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a degree in economics and environmental planning and has served as a member of the Peace Corps. He resides in Rutland, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.  In his spare time he enjoys skiing with his boys.  His hobbies and interests include hunting, fishing, golfing, cooking, and traveling. 

 
23 Midstate Drive, Suite 204, Auburn, MA 01501
508-792-1540

Mark Sparhawk, CFP®

Financial Advisor

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Mark founded MidState Wealth Management in 1995 and has over 30 years of financial service experience. He began his financial planning career in 1986 and in 1988 he started the first retail investment program at Mechanics Bank in Worcester, MA. He is a cum laude graduate of Nichols College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. In 1994, he obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, which reflects his commitment to holistic financial planning and the CFP® Board's Code of Ethics. In addition, he holds the Series 7, 26, and 63 licenses as well as his life, disability, and long term health care insurance license. Mark is dedicated to evaluating his client's financial situation in a comprehensive manner, focusing on all aspects of their planning needs, including investments, insurance, retirement, and estate planning. His motto in life is to "live for today, plan for tomorrow." He enjoys helping clients find the right balance in life and making a positive impact on their financial future. He also specializes in qualified planning for small businesses.

Mark was born and raised in Auburn, but currently resides in Sutton with his wife. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
 

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Mark Sparhawk, CFP®  is proud to have been recognized as a Vista Club advisor for 2018—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 27 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Vista Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Vista Club advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.

 

23 Midstate Drive, Suite 204, Auburn, MA 01501

508-792-1540

Ashley Sparhawk Kriner

Financial Advisor

Ashley is a magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, Ashley began her career in the financial services industry as an Internal Business Consultant for John Hancock Investments. In 2016, she joined the MidState Wealth Management team and currently holds the Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses through Commonwealth Financial Network. Ashley is studying to be a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She is passionate about helping guide people toward making knowledgeable decisions that will benefit their financial future. She works closely with her father, Mark Sparhawk, in conducting investment research and also assists with plan implementation.

Ashley is an active member of the community and is on the board for the Memorial Foundation for the Blind. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, and taking her dogs, Bella and Milo, on long walks.

 

23 Midstate Drive, Suite 204, Auburn, MA 01501
508-792-1540

Debra Cloutier

Administrative Assistant

Debra began her career in the financial services industry at Worcester County Institution for Savings (WCIS), which ultimately became Bank of America. She was with them until 2005, when she joined the MidState Wealth Management team. She has over 40 years of experience in the financial field and has been assisting clients of MidState for almost 15 years. Deb helps service accounts and is the point of contact for any non-investment related questions, such as paperwork, withdrawal requests, and address changes.

Deb is native of Worcester. She enjoys warm weather, the beach, and spending time with her family. However, her greatest joy comes from her four grandchildren.

 
23 Midstate Drive, Suite 204, Auburn, MA 01501
508-792-1540

Michelle Jaber

Administrative Assistant

Michelle brings over 20 years of customer service experience to MidState Wealth Management. She began her career in the finance industry in 2004 and joined our team in 2007. Michelle has been assisting our clients for the past 12 years and is available to answer any questions that pertain to servicing accounts.

Michelle is originally from Ohio, but has lived in Webster, MA for the past 17 years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University with a major in Psychology. Michelle enjoys traveling abroad, cooking, entertaining, trips to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends. Her new favorite role is being a grandmother. She often lets everyone know that a day spent with her grandson is always a good day!

23 Midstate Drive, Suite 204, Auburn, MA 01501
508-792-1540