Our Team

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At Ostberg & Associates, we utilize a team approach to help provide exceptional service to our clients and our community.

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Robert K. Ostberg, CLU®, ChFC®

For over 30 years, Northampton native Rob Ostberg has been providing clients with custom-tailored financial solutions to help meet their individual needs.

Growing up in Northampton, Rob's first passion was baseball. He played the sport throughout school and at Amherst College, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He went on to attend law school at the Western New England College School of Law, and briefly worked at the District Attorney's office before ultimately deciding to pursue a career in the financial services industry. At the urging of a mentor, he launched his career in financial services in 1987.

In addition to his clients, Rob is also passionate about the Northampton community, and invests a lot of his time on various civic committees and boards. He is currently a Board Member of Look Memorial Park and a member of the United Way Finance Committee. Rob has served as President of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce and as Co-Chair of the re-building project for the City of Northampton police station.

Rob resides in Northampton with his wife, Carol, and their two sons, Erik and Ian. His love of baseball lives on through them, and he now coaches a youth team and serves on the Board of the Cal Ripken Baseball League.

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Adam Robinson, CFP®

Adam Robinson brings over 15 years of experience as a Financial Adviser* to the Ostberg & Associates team.

Adam grew up in Florence, MA where sports played a major role in his youth. He had the great fortune of playing on many successful teams coached by many wonderful mentors, including Rob Ostberg’s late father “Doc” Ostberg. Adam’s combination of excellence on and off the field at Northampton High School made him a highly sought after Division I college recruit. As a top pitcher and a National Honor Society member, Adam was offered many athletic and academic scholarships to top colleges and universities all over the country, but chose to remain in the Valley and attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

After graduating from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management with a Degree in Business Management, Adam re-located to the eastern part of the state to begin his professional career.

Adam is thrilled to be back home in the Pioneer Valley where he resides with his wife Kristen and two young children, Carter and Sophia.

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Mark B. Goggins, Investment Professional

Born and raised in Northampton, Mark has a strong commitment to serving the community, instilled in him by his father, William J. Goggins, last Superintendent of the Northampton State Hospital; his brother, Patrick M. Goggins, who served as County Commissioner and City Councilor; and other members of his large family.

Mark has a passion for people and sports. He played basketball for Northampton High School and is an avid runner and golfer. For many years, he has coached both boys and girls through the Northampton Recreational Department and the Suburban Basketball and Softball Leagues and has served as a youth soccer referee.

After more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry with Mortgage Master and Applied Mortgage Services, Mark is now pleased to extend his experience to help individuals and families with their personal financial goals and security. Mark graduated from The University of Massachusetts with a degree in Political Science and is currently on the board of Nonotuck Resource Associates.

Mark lives in Florence with his wife, Rebecca, and his daughters, McKenna and Brynn, who are all active in the community.

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Kathy Foote Newman, Associate Financial Adviser ASPA

Kathy joined Ostberg & Associates in 2007 as the firm's bookkeeper. She quickly expanded her role to encompass customer service, compliance, and licensing tracking. Her zest for learning and ability to connect with clients has made her a valuable team member. Kathy currently holds her Life & Health, FINRA series, 7, 63 and 66. Kathy is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts and a firm believer in community service having served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards. She is a lifelong resident of Northampton where she resides with her husband, Cyrus, and her 3 children. Kathy is an avid quilter and enjoys watching her children succeed in both academia and athletics.

Paula Charron, Client Relations Specialist

Paula has been connecting with Ostberg & Associates clients for over 22 years and specializes in client relationship building. As a Client Relations Specialist, Paula assists clients with changes to their policies and scheduling appointments. Paula is a native Californian, and has a BA from St. John's College of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Paula relocated to Western MA in 1983 after having had a successful career as a Flight Instructor. She currently resides in Granville.

Kevin Hutchins, Registered Service Assistant

A graduate of University of Massachusetts, Kevin joined Rob in 1998 to support agent/registered representative activities, including assisting clients with application and investor profile information and routine account maintenance and analysis. Kevin worked in the insurance industry providing 401(k) and Pension Plan Management for Mass Mutual and Cigna Corporation prior to joining the firm. Kevin holds the Life & Health, FINRA Series 6, Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. The Hutchins family is well known in the Pioneer Valley, and Kevin currently resides in Easthampton.

Mary Beth Cohoon, Information and Client Relations Coordinator

Mary Beth joined Rob in 1999 after working for nearly ten years in the healthcare industry. Mary Beth is responsible for the Management of Information Services and IT for Ostberg & Associates. As the Client Relations Coordinator, she has been facilitating our client relationships for over 18 years. Mary Beth, along with Paula, coordinates our calendars, manages claims, and provides client services for the firms  clients. Mary Beth is from a Air Force family and relocated to Western MA from Cape Cod in 1987 and currently resides in Westhampton.

Katie Buckingham, Service Assistant

Katie is the most recent member to the Ostberg & Associates team. She came to the firm after a 9 year career in the legal community as a Paralegal. Katie is a Cum Laude Honors graduate of Bay Path College. While there she attended the Pre-Law program and received her BA and Advanced Certificate in Paralegal Studies. Katie was born and raised in Easthampton and remains very close to family.

Jessica Kreger, Service Assistant

Jessica joined the Ostberg & Associates team in February 2016 having worked in the financial services field for a mutual fund company for ten years. She also worked as a part-time events manager at the Garden House at Frank Newhall Memorial Park. As a Service Assistant, Jessica is responsible for helping with numerous tasks involving maintaining and updating client accounts. She comes from a Navy family and now lives in Greenfield with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.