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Mark Sparhawk, CFP®
Mark founded MidState Wealth Management in 1995 and has more than 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, Massachusetts. He is a cum laude graduate of Nichols College, where he earned a BS 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 FINRA Series 7, 26, and 63 securities registrations as well as his life, disability, and long-term health care insurance license. Mark is dedicated to evaluating his clients' 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.
Mark Sparhawk, CFP® is proud to have been recognized as a Founder's Club advisor for 2019—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 36 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 Founder's Club advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Founder's 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
Ashley Sparhawk Kriner
Ashley is a magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern University, where she earned a BS 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 FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses as well as her life, disability, and long-term health care insurance license. 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.
Michelle brings more than 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!