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Our Firm

At Nature Coast Financial, we take great pride in our clients and servicing their insurance and financial needs. We have an outstanding team of financial professionals throughout the state of Florida and several other states. Our team consists of professionals in many areas, such as attorneys and certified public accountants, to help ensure we are positioned to meet your various needs. 

We specialize in advanced planning for high net worth individuals and business owners who are looking for solutions to protect and preserve their wealth from risk and excessive taxation.

Dedicated to helping you achieve your retirement goals, Nature Coast Financial is a full-service independent insurance and financial firm which offers many services to help you achieve your financial and retirement goals. 

Gary Marriage Jr. | CEO/Owner
Gary Marriage Jr. is the CEO of Nature Coast Financial in Crystal River, Florida. As a native of Central Florida, Gary works with his team to help retirees and pre-retirees develop stable plans to ensure their savings will be there when they need it. To accomplish this, he utilizes his own expertise as well as the expertise of several estate planning attorneys and CPAs, because he feels one person simply cannot have all the education, knowledge and experience to do it alone. These days, there are just too many ever-changing rules, laws, taxes and regulations that affect consumers. Gary says, “Some folks may need the assistance of all my contacts and some just need a little tweaking to be in great shape, and believe it or not, some folks are set up properly and don't need us at all, and we congratulate them.”

Gary speaks on the national level and offers his services in 17 states throughout the country. Along with educating the public through events, he educates other agents and financial advisors about the areas they can help their own clients better in protecting their retirement savings, lowering their income taxes and designing plans that help business owners drastically reduce their corporate income taxes while at the same time retaining their valued employees. Gary has received several industry awards and has been featured on local TV and radio broadcasts, and has been featured in several publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, Fox Business, Forbes and many others that can be found under the "In the News" section of this site. Gary will be featured in the new book titled, "SuccessOnomics" with co-author Steve Forbes.

Gary believes in family and enjoys spending time with his son, Mason. As an outdoorsman, Gary enjoys fishing and competing in regional tournaments, and is also an avid golfer. Recently, Gary was selected to play in the 2013 Waste Management/Annexus Pro-Am in Scottsdale, Arizona, with PGA Pro Brendon De Jonge. Gary finished in sixth place.

Dee Mahler-Castillo | Executive Assistant
Dee brings over 20 years of administrative support and office management to our team. Her work experience includes bookkeeping, office management, administrative support, as well as marketing, desktop publishing, event planning and culinary arts.

A graduate of the Florida Culinary Institute, she was tired of working nights, weekends and holidays, so she left her position as a private chef and went back into the corporate world. This change allows her to spend more quality time with her family. 

Dee keeps the office running smoothly, organizes seminars and customer appreciation events and assists Gary with his day-to-day scheduling, paperwork, correspondence and customer relations. Her eclectic experience allows her to accomplish a broad variety of tasks as needed.

Originally from New Jersey, Dee has lived most of her adult life in Florida and loves the beautiful weather, sun and beaches that Florida offers. She enjoys traveling with her husband, entertaining, reading, ballet and photography.   

She lives in Crystal River with her husband, Philip, and their cat, Pierre.

Susan J. Jones
Susan Jones, one of our latest additions to Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc., joined our team with 26 years of experience in the insurance industry. Susan is licensed in Life and Health and has worked with individuals and businesses for the last 27 years bringing quality and excellence in customer service and client care. Susan has helped both individuals and businesses explore health insurance options that best suited their personal needs, as well of those, of their employees. Susan recently moved from Virginia to Florida to enjoy the sun and fun that comes with living in Florida. Susan attended The Commonwealth University of Virginia were she majored in English. Her goal is to bring her years of experience to Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc. bringing a quality of service that is expected in our industry.

Meghan Hackey, Director of First Impressions
Meghan is our Director of First Impressions in our Crystal River Office. Meghan is the first person to talk to our clients; whether it be on the phone or in the office. She brings 4 years of customer service to the table and a familiarity with the locals from her teaching experience. She is a recent graduate from College of Central Florida with her General Associates and is looking forward to growing with Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc.

Meghan spends most of her spare time driving around the coasts of Florida exploring hidden gems.

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