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Our Team

Our Team Philosophy

Over the years, we have found that a team approach to working with clients is the most effective method. The financial world can be complicated to navigate and our wealth advisors bring diverse backgrounds, education, and experiences to the table. Our goal is to always have two advisors who know you and understand your unique circumstances. They collaborate on the creation of your financial plan, and work together over time to help you build your wealth. When you have questions or unexpected situations arise, one of us will be available to help you.

We believe it has far-reaching benefits for you to get the combined opinions of more than one advisor. Unlike other firms that might randomly assign you an advisor or put you in a program with a “cookie cutter” portfolio, you are never just an account number to us. In an era where customer service is becoming an antiquated notion, we make a point of building a one-on-one relationship.  All our energy, commitment, and efforts are focused on you, the client, and your long-term success. Let’s talk about how we can help you.

Meet Our Team

James Barker, ChFC, CLU

President

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Barker Financial Group, Inc. is spearheaded by James Barker. Since 1986, Jim has dedicated himself to one overriding goal: serving the needs of individuals and organizations who have accumulated wealth and are seeking assistance to focus...

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Doug Huddleston, CFP®

Managing Director

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Doug received the Certified Financial Planner ™ designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Idaho and a...

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Mary Ellen DeRoche, M.B.A.

Investment Advisor Representative

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Mary Ellen is an Investment Advisor Representative with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Having worked at Barker Financial Group, Inc. previously, she rejoined the firm in 2019. Prior to that, she was a...

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Faith Mangiafico, M.B.A.

Investment Advisor Representative

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Faith Mangiafico is an Investment Adviser Representative for Client accounts of Barker Financial Group, Inc. Ms. Mangiafico holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire,...

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Janet Mayhew

Office Administrator

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Many of our clients will know Janet Mayhew because she has worked with us since 2003. Janet is our office administrator and is responsible for clerical and administrative support for team members. Janet holds Associate Degrees in Law...

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Erin Taglianetti, Esq.

Compliance Administrator

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Erin has been working with us since 2016. She is responsible for Barker Financial Group Inc.'s federal and state regulatory and compliance filings. Erin is an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She...

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Anne Denier

Administrative Assistant

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Anne Denier is our Administrative Assistant. Anne is a graduate of St. Lawrence University. Prior to joining Barker Financial Group, Inc. in 2018, she worked for 24 years at an investment management firm in Boston, supporting customer...

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Paul L. Chern, ASA, EA, MAAA

Wealth Manager

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Mr. Chern has served over 35 years as an actuary and administrator for the pension industry. As an Enrolled Actuary, he offers expertise on funding and investment strategy, working with both for-profit and nonprofit companies with one...

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Our team approach to wealth management gives you the benefit of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of more than one advisor. Call us today to see how we can help you build your wealth.