Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team 

Our advisors are well versed in all aspects of wealth planning for individuals, families and business owners; and certain advisors have met stringent requirements necessary to acquire advanced education degrees and industry designations, including MBA, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Certified Income Specialist® and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living®.

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The knowledge and experience we bring across financial disciplines, and as a direct result of helping our clients weather multiple economic and financial market cycles, differentiates us among the field of financial services professionals.

At TRSS Wealth Management, LLC, we:

  • Hold ourselves to a high standard of professional conduct
  • Serve as your financial steward 
  • Act in your best interests at all times   

Michael A. Reed | CFP®, CLU, ChFC®


Michael Reed is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional, and a partner and founding member of TRSS Wealth Management, LLC.

Michael has more than 25 years of experience developing comprehensive plans for individuals, families and business owners as they pursue important financial and life goals. He specializes in helping clients manage and preserve their wealth through retirement income planning, estate planning and asset-allocation strategies.

Michael received his BS degree in marketing from the University of Maryland; and he has completed extensive education and application training in all aspects of financial planning, income taxation, investments, and estate and retirement planning for the benefit of his clients. He received his CFP® certification from The American College, and is a Chartered Life Underwriter® and Chartered Financial Consultant®.

Michael is a member of the Portland Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He enjoys sailing, traveling, gardening and cars. He lives in Kennebunkport, Maine, with his wife, Sylvie, and they have three grown sons.

CFP® Certification: The Standard of Excellence

cfp-logo.pngOnly a select group of planners have met the rigorous education, examination, experience and ethics requirements (set forth by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards) necessary to call themselves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals. CFP® certification is a symbol of Michael A. Reed’s knowledge and credibility among his peers; and indicates his status as a qualified, trustworthy financial planner.

 

Bruce R. Sawyer | RFC


Bruce Sawyer is a founding member and branch manager of TRSS Wealth Management, LLC. He has been dedicated to assisting his clients in pursuing their financial goals for more than 25 years. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, where he received a BS degree in business administration.

Bruce serves as a financial advisor to many successful professionals, business owners and retirees. His approach may be a good fit for individuals seeking a well-conceived financial plan stressing long-term, value-oriented investing supported by effective tax and estate planning strategies.

Bruce is a registered financial consultant (RFC).

Bruce resides in Gray, Maine, with his wife, Brenda, and their two children. When not working, he commits his energy to his family and to his community. He sits on a number of community boards, including the Gray Water District and the Gray Cemetery Association.

Andrew C. Stickney | MBA, ChFC®, CASL


Andy Stickney is a founding member and partner at TRSS Wealth Management LLC.

Andy is a 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in Architecture. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1983 with a master’s in business administration, and pursued a 25 year career in the food manufacturing industry where he held senior management and ownership positions at multiple companies.

Andy earned his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation from the American College in 2003, and his Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) designation in 2005. The ChFC® curriculum covers extensive education and application training in all aspects of financial planning, income taxation, investments, and estate and retirement planning. Andy recalls that a client family best described his role as being, “their family doctor for money”.  His business background has been helpful in working with business owners and entrepreneurs.

With three children who have completed college, and a fourth who is a rising senior, Andy has extensive experience planning for his own and his clients’ education funding goals. He’s made a commitment to remain current on the ever-changing rules governing the financial aid systems in use at both public and private colleges.  Since 2002 he has presented annual fall seminars at schools and adult education programs to help prepare parents to understand the financial aid application methodology.

Andy is a board member and treasurer of the Tate House Museum. He is a past board member of the Center for Grieving Children. He volunteers each winter at Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation as a visually impaired ski guide.  Andy and his wife, Annie, live in an old seaside farmhouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where they enjoy gardening, hiking, and cross country skiing.

Thomas E. Brunelle


Tom Brunelle joined the firm in 2000, and became a partner at TRSS Wealth Management, LLC, in January 2014. He’s been a licensed registered representative since 1994, when he joined IDS Financial Services/American Express Financial Advisors in Ocala, Florida.

For two decades, Tom has enjoyed helping individuals and families protect and grow their wealth through prudent investment strategies aligned with their needs and goals. Tom holds his Series 7, 63 and 66 securities registrations with LPL Financial; and is registered for securities in seven states. He’s also registered as an independent advisor representative in Maine, and holds his state insurance licenses for life and variable products.

Tom resides in Bar Mills, Maine, with his wife, Anna Maria. He is particularly passionate about music, cooking, gardening and fly-fishing.

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