Our Associate Advisors

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Adam G. Robinson, CFP®
Financial Adviser

Adam Robinson joined the Ostberg & Associates team in 2011 as a Financial Adviser*, after 8 years in the industry.

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.

Mark B. Goggins
Financial Adviser

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 was thrilled to join our team in 2014, allowing him 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.

Kathy Foote Newman, CLTC®
Financial Adviser

Kathy joined Ostberg & Associates part time in 2007 as the Firm's bookkeeper, her passion for learning and ability to connect with clients has made her a valuable partner in the Firm. She quickly expanded her role to become an LSA with responsibility for customer service, compliance, new business processing and licensing tracking. She then transitioned to an RSA and then an AFA before making the leap to Advisor in 2018. Within 4 months she qualified for her first Council by earning Executive status and has since qualified for Council each year, with the last being President's Premier. That same year she triggered her contract she earned the title of Rookie Agency Leader of her GO. In addition, she has qualified for MDRT every year since 2019, the last two years with Court of the table. She is certified in sustainable investing through Candriam Academy as well as earning her CLTC certification.

Kathy is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts and a firm believer in community service. She has served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards, including her current role as Vice Chair of the Cutchins Programs for Children and Families for the past 5 years. Kathy is a mother of 3 grown children and lifelong resident of Northampton Massachusetts, where she resides with her husband Cyrus. In her spare time Kathy enjoys time in her gardens and is an avid quilter.

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Kashawn Sanders
Financial Adviser

A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Kashawn is the most recent addition to our team in 2020. Kashawn currently holds his Life & Health, FINRA series, 7, and 66. After only three years, he was a Magna Cum Laude graduate, with a Business Management degree, from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Before joining Ostberg and Associates, he worked in management-level positions in transportation and logistics, retail, and manufacturing. Through his experiences, he holds several certifications in Business Analysis, Lean Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Project Management and is looking forward to applying his skills and education to the financial services industry.

Mr. Sanders is actively involved in giving back to his community and is the President of a nonprofit called "Follow My Steps Foundation". It's aimed at giving back to high school youth from under-resourced communities. The organization started with Springfield Central High School students, where he graduated. He's excited about his opportunity to impact and uplift others.

Adam Krol
Financial Advisor

Adam is one of the fresh new faces in the office. He joined the team in June of 2018. Adam currently holds licenses for Life & Health and FINRA Series 7 and 63. As a 2018 graduate of Saint Anselm College, Adam received his Bachelor’s Degree in business and had a four-year career as a scholarship athlete on the baseball team. In addition to working at Ostberg & Associates, Adam served as the head pitching coach at Advanced Performance Academy, coaching local high school and youth baseball players. He is a native of Sunderland and currently resides in Northampton