President and CEO
“My mission,” Wayne says, “is to be the ‘go to’ resource on the North Coast for retirement, tax and college planning. My services include helping folks learn what mistakes NOT to
make and also what SHOULD be done when getting their financial house in order.
In addition to over 20+ years of experience, Wayne brings to clients his status as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) practitioner, which is considered the “Gold Standard” in the financial services industry. Earning that certification required advanced coursework in taxes, retirement planning, estate planning, investments, risk management and other financial issues.
Away from work, Wayne enjoys boating, camping and vacationing with his wife, Laura, and their three sons. Nathan, Jacob, and Jack.
Meet the Team
Running Great Lakes Benefits and Wealth Management is a collaborative effort, and these are the people that help make it happen.
Say "Hi" the next time you stop in!
Kristin has been with Great Lakes Benefits since February of 2008 and actively holds her Life and Health Insurance license with the State of Ohio. She overseas all day to day operations for the office as well as handles all client services and processing of new business. Outside of work you will usually find her spending time with her husband and daughter, whether it is camping, boating or catching a country concert.
Laura is Wayne's better half and enjoys spending time in the office by helping out any way she can. Numbers are her specialty, as she worked at St. Vincent's Hospital as a Med Tech. Laura enjoys binge-watching Netflix and cuddling with Charlie, the family pug.
Marketing and IT
Nathan is currently pursuing a degree in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship from Baldwin Wallace University. He works at Playhouse Square and Mercury Theatre Company in Cleveland.
Director of First Impressions
Hi everyone! For those of you that haven’t met me yet, I am the new Director of First Impressions. My name is Tara Gale. I am a proud mom to my three children, Dominic, Gina, and Mia. I was born, raised, and have lived in Sandusky my entire life and I could not be more proud to call it my home. When I am not at GLB, I am working at Hair Creations Studio as a cosmetologist. My favorite part of working here is being able to connect with people both professionally and personally to achieve a common goal. I truly love my job here at Great Lakes Benefits and Wealth Management and am so excited to be part of the family. I am looking forward to meeting all of you!