Our Team

Mark Kemp

President and CEO

Certified Financial Planner

Accredited Investment Fiduciary ®

Mark, the founder of Kemp Harvest Financial Group®, has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry. Mark is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional, completing the program in Financial Planning at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies in Finance, Law and Taxation. Mark enjoys using his knowledge and experience to educate and help his clients identify their financial goals.

Additionally, Mark has a passion for comprehensive financial planning services with an emphasis in retirement planning, asset allocation and investments.

He regularly conducts educational seminars and has been featured in a national investment magazine.

With an extraordinary knowledge of retirement plans and packages combined with his love of teaching, Mark effectively conveys complex financial concepts to his clients in a clear and straightforward manner.

A member of the National Ethics Bureau, Mark feels strongly about conducting business with high standards and integrity. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association and the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. Additionally, he holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses.

Todd Little

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™

Accredited Investment Fiduciary ®

National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®)

Todd joined the Kemp Harvest Financial Group® team in February 2011. In 2012, he earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification. He comes to us with seventeen years experience and a broad background in the financial services industry with in-depth understanding of the asset management business, investment products and client management. Todd is a graduate of Penn State University and holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

In addition to meeting regularly with clients, Todd works very closely with Mark Kemp and our client service staff to create individual retirement income plans and help our clients navigate the retirement process. Todd's background and exceptional focus on client service gives him the ability to provide our clients with unique insights into the financial and retirement planning process.

David Lawrence

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™

Accredited Investment Fiduciary ®

David joined the Kemp Harvest Financial Group® team in May of 2016. He earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2013 and has over ten years of financial experience, beginning at Vanguard in March of 2006. David has his Bachelors of Science from California University of Pennsylvania and holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses, in addition to his Pennsylvania Life and Health certification.

David meets regularly with clients, helping to create and explain their individual retirement income plans. He has an in-depth understanding of portfolio management, investment products, and client management. David’s welcoming personality and genuine care for our clients makes him an excellent addition to the Kemp Harvest team.

 

Jim Heary, CPA

Tax Manager

Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked with Kemp Harvest Financial Group® since 2007.  He manages the Kemp Harvest Tax Advisory, preparing annual tax returns for clients and is responsible for client tax planning throughout the year. He is an invaluable resource for both clients and staff.

Jim came to Kemp Harvest with past tax experience at the Internal Revenue Service as a Revenue Agent a nd a Tax Specialist with various firms. In addition, Jim has over 30 years of experience with a major Philadelphia corporation working in their Payroll, Internal Auditing, and Corporate Accounting Departments.

Jim holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Finance from St. Joseph's University, and a Post Masters Certificate in Management Information Systems.

 

Melissa Tamaro

Business Development Manager

Melissa joined the Kemp Harvest Financial Group® team in February 2011 with an extensive client service background including experience in the travel, education, and banking industries. 

As the Business Development Manager, Melissa is responsible for developing and maintaining long-lasting relationships with all of our clients. She is responsible for overseeing the client experience and is available to clients and staff alike as a general resource for client support and questions, and actively manages company marketing initiatives and execution. She works closely with Mark Kemp to set a clear vision for client relationships as well as the firm’s overall growth. Melissa’s warmth, positive attitude, and outstanding communication skills make her a true pleasure for both clients and staff to work with. 

 

 

Kristin Strunk, PHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Manager

Professional in Human Resources ® and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional      

Kristin joined the Kemp Harvest Financial Group® team in February 2010. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Business/Economics and Psychology. Prior to joining Kemp, Kristin spent several years working in Human Resources in the public accounting industry.

Kristin works very closely with the Kemp Harvest Financial Group® staff and management team. She manages all Human Resources activities including employee benefits, payroll, performance management and recruiting. She acts as a liaison between management and staff promoting company initiatives and coordinating all office responsibilities and activities.

Leigh Bencsik

Senior Retirement Service Specialist

Registered Paraplanner SM

Leigh is a member of our full-time client services staff. A graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Leigh joined the Kemp team in October 2003. She uses her experience as a Paraplanner to provide additional perspective to our clients. Leigh holds a Registered Paraplanner SM Designation, FINRA Series 6 and 7 Licenses in addition to the Pennsylvania Life and Health Insurance License.

Leigh is responsible for comprehensive client support including processing client requests, completing withdrawals and maintaining data integrity for client reporting software. She is part of the product research team and assists clients through the retirement process. Leigh also works closely with clients and their families to process claims in the event of a death. Her clear and concise communication style enables her to explain complex matters in a way that every client can understand. Her compassion, attention to detail, follow through and extensive financial knowledge make her a very valuable part of our team.

Aubrey Figueirido

Client Service Manager

Registered Paraplanner  SM

Aubrey joined Kemp Harvest Financial Group® in April 2013. She is a graduate of Houghton College in New York and has a background in client service and teaching.

In her role as a Senior Client Service Representative, Aubrey is responsible for a high level of comprehensive client support. She  also manages our document imaging system and collaborates with the client service team to provide exceptional client support at all levels. With her knowledge, positive attitude and dedication, Aubrey is an important part of the Client Service Team.  Aubrey holds a Registered Paraplanner SM  designation along with FINRA Series 6 and 63 Licenses.

Sarah Gibides

Financial Plan Development Team Manager

Registered Paraplanner SM

Sarah joined the Kemp Harvest Financial Group® client service team in April 2010. She is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Sarah holds a Registered ParaplannerSM Designation and FINRA Series 6 and 63 Licenses.

Sarah works with our client service research team to collect data and create each client's individualized retirement income plan or Crisis Anticipation Plan® (CAP) plan. Her strength is in analyzing each client's specific situation and tailoring the CAP plan to meet those needs. She also assists in day-to-day administration including opening new accounts, maintaining data integrity for client reporting software, and processing client requests. She provides comprehensive client support and serves as a liaison between the client and the advisor. With her strong educational background in Economics and her prior experience at a financial services firm, Sarah brings in-depth knowledge and energy to the client service team.

Rebecca Pickering

Financial Plan Developer

Registered Paraplanner  SM

Rebecca joined Kemp Harvest Financial Group® in October 2014 as a a Retirement Plan Developer. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain and Information Systems. Most recently, she worked as a Customer Service Representative with Penn Mutual Life Insurance. Rebecca holds her FINRA Series 6 and 63 Licenses.

As part of the plan development team, Rebecca is responsible to assist the creation of retirement income plans for our clients. She collects data and analyzes each client's specific situation to create individualized recommendations. Additionally, she provides comprehensive client support and is responsible for various research items and day-to-day administration of client accounts. Rebecca's customer service experience and industry knowledge make her a key part of the Kemp Team.

Jonathan Cahill

Financial Plan Developer

Jon joined Kemp Harvest in September 2016 and is a graduate of Delaware Valley College. There, he studied Business Administration, specializing in Financial Services.

Jon brings with him this knowledge of financial services and analysis, both key parts of his role as a Financial Plan Developer. Along with the other members of his team, Jon is responsible for the creation of financial plans for our clients. He analyzes data for each client’s specific situation to create individualized recommendations. Jon’s understanding of the industry, alongside his can-do attitude make him a strong member of the team.

 

Mary McClennen-Glica

Client Service Representative

Registered Paraplanner  SM

Retirement Income Certified Professional®

Mary joined the Kemp Team in September 2014 as a Client Service Representative. She comes to us with over six years of customer service experience in the financial services and insurance industries. Mary holds her FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses.

Mary is an integral part of the client service team. She is responsible for working with our clients, financial advisors and client service staff to create a seamless client experience. Mary handles the processing of client information, paperwork and requests, and assists clients through the retirement process. She is also responsible for the day-to-day administration of client accounts. Mary's financial background and commitment to providing excellent client service makes her a valuable asset to Kemp Harvest Financial Group® and our clients.

Nancy Kuhns

Client Service Representative

Nancy joined the Kemp Harvest Financial Group® team in September 2015. She is a graduate of Geneva College and comes to us with a background in administrative support and customer service. Nancy holds her FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses.  

Nancy collaborates with our Client Service Team to provide the highest level of service to our clients. She is responsible for handling many aspects of the daily administration of client needs including client communication, updating beneficiaries and processing client requests.  Nancy’s strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and ability to perceive and handle client needs as they arise make her a valuable resource for clients and staff alike.  

 

Diane Bell

Client Service Assistant

Diane joined the Kemp Harvest Financial Group® client service team in June 2008. She is a native Pennsylvanian and has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Diane is also a licensed Pennsylvania Notary.

Diane works very closely with our team to provide a high level of client service. She handles all preparations for client meetings and excels in ensuring your information and paperwork is ready and updated. She also handles client files, beneficiary designations and day-to-day administration of client accounts and processing client requests. With her meticulous attention to detail and genuine caring spirit, Diane is an invaluable resource for our staff and clients.

Marci Prior

Client Service Assistant

Marci joined Kemp Harvest in October 2016, coming to us with over ten years’ experience in sales and customer service.

As a Client Service Assistant, Marci works alongside the Client Service Team to handle the day-to-day administration of client accounts and requests. She is responsible for maintaining client records and documentation, along with the processing and distribution of important forms and following up with our clients after their appointments. Alongside all of this, she is currently working towards her FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses. Marci’s commitment to learning and enthusiasm make her a valuable member of the team.

Heather Wismer

Communications Coordinator

Heather joined Kemp Harvest Financial Group® in June 2015. She is a graduate of Cedarville University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. 

Heather is responsible for supporting the company's marketing and public relations initiatives, which include a combination of online and traditional mediums. She coordinates client events and workshops, designs marketing materials for web and print use, and manages Kemp's online presence. Heather's communication and design skills, paired with her desire to learn and creativity, make her a valuable member of the Kemp team!

 

Candis Buehrle

Executive Assistant

Candis joined the Kemp Team in May 2015. She has over five years of experience assisting clients and managing a workspace. Candis brings a positive, upbeat attitude to Kemp Harvest's lobby, excelling in problem resolution and being a strong team player.

As part of the administrative team, Candis is responsible for managing the front desk and lobby area of Kemp Harvest, ensuring every client has the best experience possible. She maintains the flow of business, schedules all client appointments, and keeps the business organized by communicating between clients and staff. Candis' attention to detail and warm personality make her a strong member of our team.

 

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Shelley Kemp

 

Shelley Kemp, Mark's wife, provides assistance for Mark with writing and proof-reading documents and letters and she does research for the radio show.  Although she works at the office on a limited basis, she is the number one cheerleader and fan of Kemp Harvest Financial Group.