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About Our Team

Michael Canet, JD, LLM

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Michael is the founder and director of Prostatis Financial Advisors Group and a four-time Amazon bestselling author for works including “Surviving the Perfect Storm: How to Create a Financial Plan That Will Withstand any Crisis” and “Nothing is Certain Except for Death and Taxes…Until NOW.” He is also the host of the syndicated television show “The Savvy Investor” as well as host of “The Savvy Investor Radio” which can be heard across the United States and wherever you get your podcasts.

With almost 50% of his clients gained through referrals, Michael has built his business and reputation on providing comprehensive tax, estate, and financial planning to carefully allocate his clients’ assets so they can retire with the added confidence, income, and tax-free wealth protection they need and deserve. He and his team are dedicated to exceeding expectations by providing accessibility and ongoing services for not only his clients, but their families too.

In addition to running his firm, Michael is a sought-after mentor and speaker by Financial Advisors across the country, teaching them the skills they need to not only run a successful practice, but to bring the expertise and experience to their clients.

Michael earned his Master’s Degree (LLM) in Taxation from the University of Baltimore and graduated from Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. After residing in Howard County for nearly 40 years, Michael now resides in Orlando, Florida. He and his wife of 40 years, Helen, have raised two sons, Michael and Brian.

Ryan

Ryan C. Herbert

FINANCIAL PLANNER & PARTNER

Ryan is a financial planner, tax preparer, and partner at our Hanover office. He has been with Prostatis since 2008. Ryan strives to establish lasting relationships with his clients and help them achieve their personal financial goals. Ryan has been designated a Five Star Wealth Manager by Baltimore Magazine, ranking him among the top 5% of all private wealth managers in the Baltimore region for the last 10 years. He was also recognized as a Top Advisor in Maryland by Forbes Magazine. Most recently, he was named one of the Top Advisors under 40 by Fortune Magazine. When not at work, he spends time with his wife, Meredith, and daughters, Marin and Remy, and their two dogs.

ryan@prostatisfg.com

Andrew Ashton

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Andrew joined Prostatis in 2018 as a financial planner. In addition to assisting clients with their retirement and financial planning needs, he is also a Maryland-licensed tax professional. Andrew graduated with honors in accounting at the University of Baltimore in 2016. Previously, he was a vice president with over 18 years of experience working primarily as an equities and options trader for two prominent firms in the downtown Baltimore area. When not at work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, playing golf, riding motorcycles, and attending Ravens games.

andrew@prostatisfg.com

Katherine

Katherine M. Groce

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Katherine joined our team in 2012. With over 15 years of knowledge and experience in the financial services industry, she has worked closely with Mike and the team over the years, transitioning new and existing clients to and through retirement. She takes great pride in creating and implementing sound financial plans that include tax savings strategies in order to create generational wealth for our clients and their families. Katherine has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Math from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is also registered with the state as a licensed tax practitioner. Katherine also co-hosts the “Savvy Investor” radio show and podcast with Mike and Ryan. Outside of the office, Katherine enjoys boating, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband, Clark, and their three kids, Gavin, Madisyn, and Bryson.

katherine@prostatisfg.com

Katherine

Lawrence Kiely

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Lawrence joined the Prostatis team in 2020. He dedicates his time to case design and financial planning strategies for new and existing clients, as well as ongoing client investment services. As a financial planner, Lawrence takes pride in creating and implementing sound financial plans that achieve objectives such as saving for and living comfortably in retirement, tax saving strategies, and legacy planning in order to create generational wealth for our clients and their families. Lawrence graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s in communications and business management. When not at work, he enjoys boxing, basketball, sartorialism, and spending time with his family.

lawrence@prostatisfg.com

Adrienne Dilaimy

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
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Brian Canet

PORTFOLIO ANALYST
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Brianna Lutz

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – TAX SEASON
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Jessica

Carolyn Faidley

TAX PREPARER
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Cierra Alderson

DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE
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Dawn

Dawn Kimble

DIRECTOR OF GUEST EXPERIENCES
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Divi Barlow

MARKETING ASSISTANT
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Dominic Salacki

MARKETING COORDINATOR
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Jessica

Iva Council-Green

TAX PREPARER
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Jessica

Jessica Smeby

CLIENT RELATIONS COORDINATOR
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Sarah

Mary Thompson

CLIENT SERVICES ASSOCIATE
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Robert Pudmericky

CLIENT SERVICES ASSOCIATE
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Rosanne Schaeffer

BOOKKEEPER
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Samantha Nash

PARAPLANNER
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Scott Grimes

TAX PREPARER
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Vanessa Pruett-Urie

CLIENT SERVICES ASSOCIATE
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RESEARCH SUPPORT

Mike Macho

Mike supports the Prostatis team with production for “The Savvy Investor” radio, podcast, and TV.

Sid Mullins

Sid supports the Prostatis team with analysis and research about the various annuities available to help our clients with their income needs

Brad Roth

Brad supports the Prostatis team with model portfolio research and data analysis for our clients’ managed assets.
The Research Support team works as independent third-party resources and is not affiliated or controlled by Prostatis.

AFFILIATED INVESTMENT ADVISORY REPRESENTATIVES

The following are Investment Adviser Representatives using Prostatis Group LLC as their Registered Investment Adviser Firm.

Michael B. McGhee

Arthur McPherson

President, McPherson Financial Group | Melbourne, FL
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Luke McCarty

Financial Planner, McPherson Financial Group | Melbourne, FL
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Jerry E. Linebaugh, II

Founder, Game Changer Wealth | Louisiana, Arizona
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