Our Team

Celine J. Pastore, CRPC®, MRFC®

Founder & Wealth Manager

Celine was born on Long Island, NY and is a first-generation American who stays true to her conservative values. As an Investment Advisor Representative she acts in a fiduciary capacity while focusing on full service, holistic retirement planning. She is also a licensed insurance agent for Life, Health, and Annuities in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, and Michigan. She additionally holds the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) as well as that of a Master Registered Financial Consultant (MRFC®).

Celine lives in Palm Harbor, FL with her husband Frank of over 25 years and they have two beautiful grown children together, Nicole & Anthony. They love nothing more than entertaining for friends and family, traveling around the world, especially to visit family (Celine has over 100 first cousins), and being active in church and community. In addition, Celine enjoys golfing, music, theatre, and spending time on the beach with a good book (under an umbrella, of course!).

Maxime "Max" B. Choiniere

Associate Advisor & Chief Operating Officer

Max was born in Magog, Quebec, Canada and moved to South Bend, Indiana as a child before relocating to Clearwater, FL when he was a teen. Shortly after arriving in Clearwater he met the love of his life, and his now wife, and Celine’s daughter, Nicole. Max is the ultimate puzzle solver and was born for financial planning. He is brilliant with numbers, solving problems, and building plans.

Max graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Florida State University, is an Investor Advisor Representative and fiduciary, and also holds a Life, Health, and Annuity Insurance License in the State of Florida. He is currently a CFP® Candidate to earn the prestigious CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ ) designation. Max lives in Odessa, FL with his wife Nicole, their Goldendoodle Sam, and their sassy cat, Tonka. Max enjoys anything outdoors related from boating, hiking, golfing, to skiing and is an extraordinary mixologist and entertainer as well. 

Nicole A. (Pastore) Choiniere

Client Experience Coordinator

Nicole was born on Long Island, NY and moved to Palm Harbor, FL when she was seven. She has been working alongside her mom, Celine, since she was nine. Nicole is smart, organized, and loves spending time helping our clients in any way that she can. She also is responsible for all things technological and the project manager for the office.

Nicole received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing with honors and a minor in Communication from Florida State University. She additionally held the office of Vice President of Standards in her college sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is also a Notary Public and is currently studying for her insurance license. Nicole lives in Odessa, FL with her husband Max, their Goldendoodle Sam, and their sassy cat, Tonka. Nicole is fiercely competitive and is a natural born athlete. She loves to both watch and play almost any sport. She also enjoys traveling, history, reading, the arts, fine dining, music, and entertaining.

Katherine (Katie) Hotchkiss

Client Service Support Specialist

Katie was born in Connecticut and moved to Florida with her older brother when she was just four years old. She has been a resident of Palm Harbor for more than 10 years. Katie is a licensed insurance agent in the State of Florida and is very diligent in her work. She has great patience as she works closely with our custodians and insurance carriers to ensure timely processing of our clients’ accounts. 
Katie enjoys going to concerts, spending time with her seven year old niece, Maya and riding her bike on the Pinellas Trail. She is a healthy eater and sets a great example for our team.

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