Meet The Team

The Safe Money Retirement Strategies team is dedicated to providing the best information and guidance for your retirement. Below, read about each individual team members and our diverse portfolio of life experiences. We feel like a family here, and hope that you’ll feel the same when we meet!

Thomas 'Skip' Kelley
President / Strategic Financial Advisor

Thomas ‘Skip’ Kelley is an Insurance and Retirement adviser. He also is an Investment Adviser Representative with Wealth Financial Advisory Services, LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. His clients include individual clients and small businesses in the Southern and Central areas of New Hampshire.

Skip develops financial programs including insurance and assets under management strategies that assist clients with asset accumulation, retirement planning, and estate preservation. He is affiliated with professional networks including real estate and futures trader organizations and a network of elder law attorneys and certified public accountants. Operating as an Independent Adviser Representative, Skip is free to act solely in the best interest of his clients.

A native of Lexington Massachusetts, Skip spent most of his youth growing up in Moultonboro, NH on Lake Winnepesaukee. After 28 years raising his family in Bedford, the Kelleys now reside on the banks of the Merrimack River in Manchester. His wife of 33 years, Kathleen Rose, teaches Physical Education at Bedford High School. Skip has been successful in a number of fields as a salesman, business owner, real estate entrepreneur, and investor. He believes the strategy behind investing for a comfortable retirement must be driven by safety, growth and control. He dedicates his time to understanding each individual’s financial needs and objectives, and his ultimate goal is to provide guidance and direction that result in financial peace of mind.

Marielle Papa
Operations Director

Marielle has been Operations Director for Safe Money Retirement Strategies since early 2015. A native of Plymouth Massachusetts, Marielle spent most of her youth working in her family's iconic Italian restaurant The Inn for All Seasons overlooking historic Plymouth Beach. Following graduation from Northeastern University Marielle pursued her career in Real Estate opening up her own brokerage. In 2008 Marielle took on an aggressive position as a Sales Manager of a large auto dealership on the South Shore which provided her with the stamina and drive to survive in the fast paced innovative marketing field. Marielle is no stranger to the dynamic world of Financial Planning, her father Ron established a successful Advisory where she cut her teeth in the industry.

In 2014 Marielle made the life changing move to Southern NH. Proud mother of her 3 daughters, Antonia, Liana and Nadia keep Marielle's calendar busy with activities. Marielle's favorite place is being on the ocean or at the beach. As a former college athlete she is huge sports fan and also a motorcycle enthusiast.

With Marielle's successful experience in multiple fields as a salesperson, business owner and real estate entrepreneur, she brings both organization and a skilled precision to detail to Safe Money Retirement Strategies. Marielle also brings another rare quality to work each day, a empathetic maternal instinct. She is passionate about her clients and brings "family style" service believing it to be the key to successful long term client relationships. With the nick name "Mumma" she is your go to girl.

Laura Jungkman
Administrative Support

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