“Believe in yourself no matter the circumstance.” Maria LaSpina has been inspired by this phrase in both her family life and her career . “Life has led me in so many directions that I am beyond grateful. A fortuitous change in employment provided the opportunity to join the team at Pathfinder Wealth Advisors (2017) as Client Services Manager. Not only has this new challenge been professionally rewarding, but earning the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™ Designation from The College for Financial Planning was the cherry on top!” Alongside Mark and Josephine, Maria supports them with whatever it takes to get the job done! “I don’t believe in problems – just creative solutions.”
Maria is married to Chris Pecnik, and they are happy “empty nesters”. Collectively they have five children ranging from 28 to 34 years old. All unique and successful in their way; Michael the youngest – Doctorate in Pharmacy, Rachel – Key Contract Administrator (Steris Corp) and just married, Julia – BFA from Columbia College Chicago also newly married. Stepson Anthony, the eldest – Police Officer & served in the Marines, and stepdaughter Jackie – Account Manager (Change Healthcare). Pride and joy for all!
Exploring new places with her husband and family in recent years has led them to Paris, London, Sedona and several national parks. Her favorite hobbies are gardening, hiking and decorating, along with a passion for traveling!
We believe in Maria and we are fortunate to have her helping us and our clients!