Mark Gubernik is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, with more than 28 years of experience in the financial planning industry. He has a special affinity for pre- and post-retirees who would like to plan for their financial security.
Mark is married to Lisa, his wife of more than 20 years, and has two girls, Melanie (18), and Amanda (14). The two teen-aged girls definitely keep them busy! Melanie is headed off to college in the fall — the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She plans to major in journalism and can't wait to be a Badger! Amanda, on the other hand, will be an only child once Melanie is away at school. Amanda has been a competitive dancer since she was in the third grade and will be on the high school varsity dance team. She is excited to get her driver's permit in September. Her parents are not excited!
Mark plays the drums with other local musicians and previously played in a rock ‘n roll band called “Mack Daddyz.” Mark loves to travel, and the family’s favorite places to visit are New York and downtown Chicago. Mark is brilliant at locating great and reasonably-priced hotels in both cities! Be sure to ask him about it.
Laura Menzenwerth has two decades of professional administrative and legal support experience. She is passionate about service excellence and brings a wide variety of skills to every client service opportunity, including expertise in financial planning coordination, computer software, organizational tools, and administrative systems. In addition to her years of service since 2009 as the office administrator for Mark, Laura has spent more than eight years in office and team management and four years as a paralegal. Her strong background in business, finance, and legal matters, coupled with her strong interpersonal skills, has helped her forge long-term, productive relationships with clients.
Laura enjoys spending time with her three college-age daughters, as well as traveling, baking, hiking, gardening, and reading. She is the go-to person for most desserts for family and social functions. Common requests include cheesecake, gooey butter cake, and pumpkin cookies. Laura has recently read "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin and is on a mission to read all Nicholas Sparks' books. She is happy to take any suggestions for good romance novels!
Laura previously served on the St. Richard School Board, as a Girl Scout leader, and softball coach. She continues to enjoy volunteering with St. Vincent DePaul and Crisis Nursery.