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Meet the professionals who can help you Pursue Your Goals


We help individuals and families pursue their ideal retirements.

Meet The Team

The team behind Nature Coast Financial is made up of qualified financial professionals who are passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.

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Gary Marriage, Jr. CEO / Owner

Gary Marriage Jr. is the President and CEO of Nature Coast Financial.

Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc.’s mission is to develop stable retirement plans for individuals and business owners to ensure their savings will be there when they need it. We specialize in working with retirees and those nearing retirement, and therefore focus on IRA planning, estate planning and tax reduction.

Gary Marriage, Jr. is the president and chief executive officer of Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc., an independent insurance and financial services firm based in Crystal River, Florida. He holds insurance licenses in 23 states.

Gary was a co-author of the book, “SuccessOnomics,” which was on several Amazon best-seller lists. He has also appeared as a guest on local and national television and radio programs, as well as in a number of online and print publications. Gary has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CBS, NBC and Fox Business, among many others.

Along with educating the public through a number of local and national speaking engagements, Gary is a mentor to other financial professionals, revealing how they can help clients better protect their retirement savings and lower their income and estate taxes. He also designs plans that aim to increase estate size and reduce net worth from future excess taxation for high net worth individuals, such as athletes, celebrities and business owners. For business owners, Gary also sets up retirement plans to help retain employees and trusts to protect the business. The trusts often have several benefits to businesses that entrepreneurs are unaware of.

Gary is very involved within a number of community and charitable organizations, including the YMCA, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Wounded Warrior Project, National Wildlife and Turkey Federation and Relay for Life. He is a family man who values spending time with his son, Mason, and enjoys being in the outdoors, particularly golfing, fishing, diving and attending football games. In 2019, Gary was selected to play in the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open which is the highest-attended golf tournament held in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year he was grouped with PGA pro Xander Schauffele.

Maria Hernandez Investment Advisor

Maria Hernandez is an investment advisor representative with Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc. She has a degree in business administration. Maria holds a series 7 and series 66 license as well as her life, health and variable annuity licenses in the state of Florida.

Maria has over 17 years of experience as a financial advisor. She has spent many years focusing on retirement planning for seniors and educators alike. As a personal belief Maria makes doing the right thing a priority. She believes that living by the golden rule is the key to peace and happiness in life and business.

Outside of work her interests include cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Orlando and their two children, Dylan and Olivia.

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Scott Greene, CRPCInvestment Adviser Representative

Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc.’s mission is to develop stable retirement plans for individuals and business owners to ensure their savings will be there when they need it. We specialize in working with retirees and those nearing retirement, and therefore focus on IRA planning, estate planning, tax reduction and Investment advising.

We utilize a team approach to building a solid future for our clients, combining our own experience and skill with that of several knowledgeable attorneys and certified public accountants. We recognize that with the ever-changing rules, laws, taxes and regulations in this industry, one person simply cannot have all the education, knowledge and experience to do it alone.

Scott Greene is a chartered retirement planning couslour (CRPC), a graduate of the Bowling Green State University and a partner in the Tampa office of Nature Coast Financial Advisors. An Independent Insurance and financial services firm with offices in Tampa, Crystal River and Ocala Florida.

Scott was a co-author of the book “Gamechangers” which was on several Amazon best seller lists. He has also appeared in a number of print and online publications. Scott has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CBS, NBC, and Fox among others.

Along with educating the public through a number of local and national speaking engagements, Scott is a mentor to other financial professionals, revealing how they can help clients better protect their retirement savings and lower their income and estate taxes. He also designs plans that aim to increase estate size and reduce net worth from future excess taxation for high net worth individuals, such as athletes, celebrities and business owners. For business owners, Scott also sets up retirement plans to help retain employees and trusts to protect the business. The trusts often have several benefits to businesses that entrepreneurs are unaware of.

Scott is very involved with a number of community and charitable organizations. Scott is a family man who values spending time with his family. Much of Scott's free time is spent with his three kids Taylor, Carson, and Adelynne watching them participate in their many different activities including baseball, football, gymnastics, basketball, horseback riding and all their musical interests. Scott was selected to play in the Annexus Pro-AM at the waste management phoenix Open which is the highest attended golf tournament held in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2013 He was grouped with PGA Pro and current US Open Champion Gary Woodland.

Whether it’s income planning, reducing income taxes, protecting your business or simply making sure your estate goes to the people or charities of your choice, Scott and his team at Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc. have solutions that can help provide you with protection and reassurance.

To schedule a time to discuss your financial future and the possible role of insurance in your financial strategy, contact us at Scott@naturecoastfinancial.com or call us at 813.466.2430 today!

Investment advisory services offered only by duly registered individuals through
AE Wealth Management, LLC (AEWM). AEWM and Nature Coast Financial
Advisors, Inc. are not affiliated companies.

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Dee Mahler-Castillo Executive Assistant

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Susan Jones Administrative Assistant

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Amy Basty Operations Assistant

Prisila Henriquez

Prisila HenriquezClient Records Assistant

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Melinda Guide Executive Assistant
Tampa Office

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Val ChavesScheduling Coordinator
Tampa Office

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