Our Associate Advisors

“We recognize that environmental, social and governance issues affect the performance of your investment portfolio.”

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
Financial Adviser

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 partner. 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.

Adam Krol

Adam Krol
Registered Representative

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, where he still resides.

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Mike Otto
Financial Adviser

Mike joined the firm as a Financial Associate in 2019 after more than 20 years managing manufacturing companies in the area. In 2020, he bacame a Financial Adviser for our firm.

Having grown up in Indiana, Mike has maintained his midwestern values and work ethic. He applies these traits to every client interaction in caring and analytical ways.

Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

Mike lives in Belchertown with his wife, Meaghan, and their three sons Patrick, Cameron, and Nolan. Mike has been active in the community with youth sports and currently serves on the Belchertown Finance Committee. Mike is an avid golfer and tennis player and is passionate about the social interaction, exercise, and competition these activities provide.

Kashawn Sanders

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 Magna Cum Laude graduate, with a Business Management degree, from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Before joining Ostberg and Associates, he worked in transportation and logistics, retail, and manufacturing in management level positions. 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 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 is starting with students from Springfield Central High School, where he graduated. He’s excited about his opportunity to impact and uplift others.