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Taylor Retirement Services' mission is to protect and shield your assets to not just get you to retirement, but through retirement. As an independent financial advisory firm, we go above and beyond to provide sound financial solutions and guide our clients through the financial complexities of retirement. Our primary areas of focus are income strategies, tax reduction on investments strategies, safe growth strategies, high interest strategies and asset protection from long term care strategies.

Matthew Taylor

President & CFP

Matthew's mission is to help his clients develop an adequate income and, at the same time, protect them from the constant ups and downs of the stock market and interest rates.

Matthew has been helping retirees accomplish their financial goals since 1993. Matthew is a Certified Financial Planner, Certified Financial Educator, Certified Ethical Advisor, and he holds degrees from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Matthew, his wife Marjorie, and their 3 daughters are lifelong residents of Central Pennsylvania.


Shawn Mullarkey

Financial Advisor

Shawn began his career in the financial services industry after college as an intern for Taylor Retirement Services in 2004. In 2006 he became Matthew’s executive assistant and has become a fully licensed financial advisor since then. He holds his Series 7 and 66 Securities licenses as well as the Life, Annuity and Health Insurance license in the state of Pennsylvania. Shawn meets with our existing clients and assists them with ongoing management of their accounts as well any service needs they may have. Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as fishing with his father.


Matt Stockburger

Financial Advisor

Matt Stockburger is a financial advisor at Taylor Retirement Services who goes by the nickname “Stocks.” The third financial advisor to join our team, Stocks assists Matthew Taylor and Shawn Mullarkey with client account management and services for our existing clients.

Matt got his start in the industry in 2016 and has two years of back-office experience. He has passed the Series 66 securities exam and has licenses in life and health insurance and annuities in Pennsylvania. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from North Carolina State University.

Matt grew up in Winston-Salem and now lives in Midtown Harrisburg with his longtime girlfriend, Samantha, and their dog, Luna. The couple enjoys traveling, exploring the area, and visiting friends and family together.



Kelly Leister

Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator

Kelly Leister joined our firm in 2009 and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industry. She keeps our office running efficiently, assists with client service needs and plans our many client and marketing events throughout the year.  Kelly has her notary license as well as her Life, Health, and Annuity Insurance license in the state of Pennsylvania.

A Perry County native, Kelly and her husband have a daughter and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Kenleigh and Hudson. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys family trips to the beach, interior decorating and design, and shopping with her daughter.



Gunther Gochenauer

Director of New Business and IT

After serving as an intern at Taylor Retirement Services, Gunther Gochenauer joined the firm full time in 2017. In addition to providing operational support to Matthew Taylor, Gunther takes care of all IT-related issues for the firm.

Gunther has a bachelor’s degree in information security and risk analytics from Pennsylvania State University. He also has licenses in life and health insurance and annuities in Pennsylvania.

A native of York, Pennsylvania, Gunther enjoys finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants to enjoy with friends. He’s also an avid bicyclist, swimmer, skier and kayaker.


Wayne Johnson

Administrative Assistant

Wayne has been a part of the Taylor Retirement Services family for more than 9 years. While we shared him with the United States Navy, Wayne was often working in our firm in between deployments. He has retired from the Navy after 26 years of service. Wayne offers support for Matthew and Shawn in processing paperwork and assisting with client service needs. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, camping and wood carving.




Pam Ashley

Director of First Impressions

With 30 years of experience in the legal profession, Pam Ashley is the first smiling face at our office to greet you. You often may talk to her on the phone as well. In addition, Pam assists Matthew Taylor at his financial workshops.

Pam has two adult children and one grandson. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, including dining out, trivia nights and time at the beach.



To schedule a time to discuss your financial future, contact us at or call us at (717) 232-5808 today!

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