With over 35 years of financial and retirement planning experience, Markey Wealth Management offers a breadth of knowledge to provide a broader wide range of comprehensive services. As part of your financial team, we help you navigate through an often complex and ever-changing financial-services world.
Darrin Markey, CFP® - LPL Branch Manager and Financial Advisor
Darrin Markey, CFP®, a Certified Financial Planner, is designated as a Registered Tax Return Preparer with the IRS. Working in the investment management industry for more than 25 years, Darrin holds a degree in business administration. Prior to forming Markey Wealth Management in 2009, Darrin held executive and management positions at banks and investment management firms.
His approach to financial planning is to take the time to understand each person’s financial goals and then create an individualized plan to help them to pursue those goals.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, known as FINRA, is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect investors in thebroker-dealer industry.Darrin is proud to hold multiple FINRA securities registrations with LPL Financial and is also licensed in annuities and life insurance.
Darrin is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He and his wife, Kelly have been married for more than 25 years and raised their two daughters in Gainesville.They enjoy family gatherings and travel.
Eric Hobbs - Branch Operations Manager
Born in Gainesville and raised in Bonita Springs, FL, Eric is a graduate from the University of Florida earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. He began as an intern with Markey Wealth Management, assisting in tax preparation and client management. Eric now serves as our Branch Operations Manager and continues to work with our advisors in providing great service for our clients.
During his time in college, Eric was involved in Student Government, serving as the Supervisor of Elections for the University of Florida. He also spent time volunteering with the United Way as a part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), providing free income tax preparation for those in need.
In the future, Eric aspires to become a Financial Advisor and is currently studying for his financial securities licenses. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Rachel Kuehn - Administrative Associate
As an Administrative Associate, Rachel uses her background as a teacher in the school board system to assist our advisors in providing excellent care to our clients. When you come by the office Rachel will be the first to welcome you with a smile and offer you a refreshing beverage.
Rachel was raised in Miami and received her bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language Interpreting at the University of South Florida. When she is not in the office, you can find her studying for the GRE, rock climbing, or at Universal Studios (her second home).
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