Our Team

Gibson R. Wilkes CFP®, CDFA®, AIF®

Managing Director, Partner

Gibson Wilkes joined HighTower as a Managing Director and Partner from Merrill Lynch. She provides financial guidance to individuals, particularly divorcees, widows, and pre-retirees, during and after challenging transitions in their lives. Gibson guides clients through the planning process and works closely with their other trusted advisors to create cohesion across all areas of their financial lives. 
Gibson has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She graduated from Williams College and she earned her Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation from the College for Financial Planning. She holds her Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation and the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) designation.  A former board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine, Gibson supports the organization and sits on their investment committee. She is an active member in her church and community and lives in Falmouth, Maine with her family. 
Fun Fact: Gibson was a collegiate champion in the high jump.
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W. Blake Wilkes

Managing Director, Partner

Blake Wilkes joined HighTower as a Managing Director and Partner from Merrill Lynch. Before joining the financial services industry in 2002, Blake was a small business owner and now specializes in business succession planning and providing guidance to individuals transitioning towards retirement.
A graduate of Williams College, Blake serves on the boards of several non-profits and local charities, including Camp Susan Curtis. He is both an avid sports fan and outdoor enthusiast. He lives in Falmouth, Maine with his wife and balances his free time between family, church, and hobbies.
Fun Fact: Blake is a diehard fly fisherman. On a beautiful spring morning several years ago, he caught what few people would recognize as the Androscoggin Grand Slam: a white perch, a carp, and a snapping turtle.
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Melissa Anderson Duffy AIF®

Managing Director, Partner

Melissa Duffy joined HighTower as Managing Director and Partner from LPL Financial. With a diverse background and more than 20 years of professional experience, Melissa specializes in financial planning, retirement income, and retirement plan management. She engages her clients by recognizing and catering to each specific need and aspiration through financial planning. 

Prior to joining HighTower, Melissa was the Founder and Managing Partner at Duffy Anderson Investment Management, LLC, a $300 million asset management firm. Melissa has worked in many areas of financial services, including marketing, compliance, and customer service at Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab, and State Street Research and Management. Melissa currently serves on the Board of Directors for Wayfinder Schools. She is the treasurer of the Maine Women's Fund and is involved in the Lake Association of Norway. Previously, she was a member of The Junior League of Portland, Maine and served as their Vice President of Public Relations in 2011. Melissa lives in Cumberland, Maine and enjoys skiing and hiking with her two daughters. 
Fun Fact: Melissa worked at Deering Ice Cream at the Maine Mall in high school.
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Grey Terry CDFA®, AIF®

Financial Advisor

Grey Terry joined HighTower as a Financial Advisor from Merrill Lynch.  A planner by nature, Grey believes it is paramount to help his clients visualize their financial goals and desires. He guides clients through their financial lives by helping them crystalize and address their short- and long-term needs. He is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) and works closely with individuals to provide planning throughout the pre- and post-divorce process.

With nearly 15 years of experience, Grey began his financial services career with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado and an active member of the local non-profit Kids First. He is an outdoor enthusiast and lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife and daughter. 

 Fun Fact: During college, Grey was a fly fishing guide in Vail, Colorado.
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Paige E. Todorich AIF ®

Financial Advisor

Paige joined HighTower as a Financial Advisor from LPL Financial. With more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, Paige was a member of an award-winning team that included advisors honored on Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors lists for four years. Paige works with goal-driven individual clients and families to create and maintain investment portfolios, wealth transfer strategies, and retirement plans. 

Paige is on the Board of Directors of The Telling Room. She is co-chair of The Telling Room’s annual fundraiser, Glitterati, and is a member of the Foreside Garden Club, a community service non-profit organization. Paige attended The University of New Hampshire and The University of Southern Maine where she earned her degree in English. She lives in South Portland with her dog and loves working with non-profit organizations and spending time at camp.

Fun Fact: Paige began and ended her acting career with the starring role in a number of public service announcements for WCSH Channel 6 in the 1980s.
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Matthew J. Emery

Portfolio Administrator

Matthew Emery joined HighTower as a Portfolio Administrator coming from Prime Buchholz LLC, where he was a Senior Performance Analyst. Prior to that, he worked as a Hedge Fund Administrator at Stone Coast Fund Services.

Matt brings over 8 years of industry experience. As portfolio administrator, he provides in-depth analysis and a vigilant monitoring process of the many investments our clients hold.  Matt graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Accounting & Finance. A Maine native, Matt lives with his wife and son in Standish and enjoys skiing, reading, and boating with his family.

Fun Fact: After High School, Matt spent two summers working as an Emergency Medical Technician in the Lewiston-Auburn and Portland areas.

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Mary Beth Malone

Senior Client Associate

Mary Beth Malone joined HighTower as a Senior Client Associate from Merrill Lynch. She brings more than 27 years of experience as a registered assistant to her current role. Mary Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Southern Maine. 
Mary Beth lives with her husband in Westbrook and has two beautiful grandchildren.  
Fun Fact: Blake Wilkes set Mary Beth up with his co-worker on a date. It was a good match, because they have been married for more than 20 years.
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Teri A. Conley

Client Associate

Teri joined HighTower as a Receptionist from LPL Financial. She has more than 20 years of customer service and administrative assistant experience. Teri earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Southern Maine.  
She and her daughter live in Portland, Maine and enjoy spending time at the family cottage on Peaks Island.
Fun Fact: Teri once sang a solo of Love Story on a fundraising album in middle school.
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