Einstein’s quote serves as a constant reminder of what is most important. Striving to be of value is at the core of how I live my life. This drives me to set and accomplish goals, constantly learn, and cultivate deep and long-lasting relationships. To me, being of value is exemplified by aligning the use of your time and capital with your values, while supporting others in the pursuit of the same. Therefore, I believe the primary role of a financial planner is to empower clients so they may set and meet financial goals that align with their values. I do this by getting to know my clients well, so I truly know what matters most to them. This way I can help them harness the power of their resources and navigate the web of decisions needed to accomplish their unique goals.
I was born and raised in New Hampshire and, for better or worse, have never lived anywhere else. I am deeply tied to the land and natural beauty of New England through my family’s history as farmers in Vermont, and my love of the mountains and beaches of this region. When I am not in the office, you can generally find me working on my yard and garden or escaping to the wilderness for an adventure.
I live in Somersworth, NH with my wife Marielle and our daughter, Olive. Together we enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I love to cook, and Marielle enjoys baking, so together we make an excellent team when entertaining guests at our home. We love that the seacoast has an abundance of fresh food and try to shop locally as much as we can.
Barry graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), with a focus in finance, from Southern New Hampshire University.
Prior to joining Cornerstone Financial Planning, Barry worked as a financial counselor for members of the military in the Seacoast region of NH, and prior to that, he worked as an advisor at another financial advisory firm in NH as well as Fidelity Investments. He obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification in 2018.