Our Mission

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our client. We endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with only the highest quality information, services, and products to help you reach your goals.

Our Qualifications

We have been working with individuals and businesses in the area for over 51 years.

Each of our agents have extensive personal and professional experience.

Many hold various professional designations, and qualified representatives are licensed to sell a variety of investment and insurance products.

We are dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all our clients. We believe in helping you assess your financial goals and participate in the management of your finances.

One of the benefits of working with us is our ability to provide clear, easily understood explanations of financial products and services. The personalized program that we can provide is a roadmap to working toward a more secure financial future.

We’re looking forward to using our experience to help you pursue your financial goals.

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Our Firm

We are a full-service financial firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. We offer a wide range of financial products and services to individuals and business owners. We believe you will be better able to identify your goals and make sound decisions to help reach them by our providing sound financial information.

Please call us if you have any questions about our firm or the range of financial products and services we provide. Our firm has a relationship with a variety of financial services companies, so if we don’t have a product or service, we know a group that does.

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The Team

Arthur Thompson

Art, a former potato farmer, entered the field of estate planning in 1962 and thus has over 50 years of experience providing first class estate planning, charitable giving, business succession planning, insurance and investment services to our 5,000+ clients.

Art, a former potato farmer, entered the field of estate planning in 1962 and thus has over 50 years of experience providing first class estate planning, charitable giving, business succession planning, insurance and investment services to our 5,000+ clients. Art is a series 7 Registered Representative and a licensed Life and Health Insurance Producer, providing clients with estate planning, investment and insurance services. Art has received recognition numerous times for his outstanding performance in meeting clients needs. He has also served and led many boards and non-profits. Most recently he serves on the MSSM (The Maine School of Science and Mathematics) foundation board and was instrumental in raising funds for the now “Art and Fritzie Thompson Greenhouse.” (Art and his wife Fritzie were surprised to learn the greenhouse was named in their honor at the ribbon cutting ceremony. As a very active member in his church and community he and Fritzie have given back countless hours of their time to the citizens of Limestone, Aroostook County and beyond. They’ve been married for 61+ years and are the proud parents of their children Barbie, Nancy and Jay and their four grandchildren, Lindsey, Kylie, Justin and Brandon.

Art’s life focuses around his family, and he also has enjoyed running (which included one Boston marathon and countless road races throughout Maine, including 37 consecutive Fort Fairfield Potato Blossom Festival Road Races) fishing, farming, camping, hiking, cross country skiing, activities at the Limestone United Methodist Church, and community service.

Brian Hamel

Brian is the majority owner and Managing Partner of the firm and has been providing his clients with valued financial services since 2005. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, Series 7 Registered Securities Representative, and a licensed Life & Health producer.

Brian is the majority owner and Managing Partner of the firm and has been providing his clients with valued financial services since 2005. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, Series 7 Registered Securities Representative, and a licensed Life & Health producer. Prior to Brian’s tenure with Thompson-Hamel, he began his career by earning his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license while working for one of the world’s largest international accounting firms in Boston, followed by years of corporate finance positions for a manufacturing conglomerate at its corporate headquarters in Portsmouth, NH, and concluding with 13 years of military base closure redevelopment experience in New Hampshire and Maine most recently as the President & CEO of the Loring Development Authority in Limestone, Maine from its inception in 1994 through 2005.

Brian and his wife of 36 years, Gail, love being grandparents to their five grandchildren Bella, Annabelle, Owen, Crosby and Oliver, who fondly refer to them as Papi (that would be “Little Papi” and not the famed “Big Papi” from the Boston Red Sox) and GG (short for “Grammie Gail”)! Although their grandchildren seem to get much of their current attention, they equally enjoy spending time with their three grown daughters Natalie, Abby and Molly and their husbands, especially when they all get together for their annual family camping trip at Hermit Island on Small Point, Maine. A little known fact about Brian is he has completed 11 marathons, including being a seven-time Boston Marathon qualifier.

Although Brian’s marathon days are over, he still enjoys exercising regularly and still has the competitive spirit. Brian gives back to his community regularly, but of most importance is his involvement with Special Olympics. For the past six years Brian has been the Volunteer Head Coach of the Special Olympics Aroostook County Snowdogs basketball team and in 2014 was named the head basketball coach of the State of Maine’s basketball team that competed in the USA National Games in Princeton, New Jersey. Just ask Brian about his Special Olympian athletes and you will quickly learn of his passion for making a difference in their lives. Being a Massachusetts native, Brian is an avid Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan!!!

Bryan Thompson

Bryan is a Partner in the firm and has been providing his clients with valued financial services since 2012. He is a Series 6 Registered Securities Representative, and a licensed Life & Health producer.

Bryan is a Partner in the firm and has been providing his clients with valued financial services since 2012. He is a Series 6 Registered Securities Representative, and a licensed Life & Health producer. Prior to joining Thompson-Hamel, Bryan served in various management capacities at the Defense Finance & Accounting Service Center in Limestone for 10 years. Bryan graduated with duel Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, and Business Management & Information Systems from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 2003, and earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from Husson University in 2011. Bryan was recognized by the University of Maine at Presque Isle with its Young Alumni award in 2007.

Bryan and his wife Melissa reside in Caribou with their three children, Sydney, Landon, and Reed. When Bryan isn’t busy traveling to cheer Sydney on with sports, out on the ski course supporting Landon, or in the ER with Reed (he thought he could ride his black lab and broke his arm), you might find him working on their 110+ year old home he and his wife restored together. But don’t worry, he doesn’t have any plans to quit his day job to become a Rehab Addict, or full-time babysitter. Bryan and founder Art Thompson have a great fondness for Mount Katahdin and can often be found traveling the State together to visit clients, while getting glimpses of the Mountain. Of course, the office pokes fun at them for this, but Bryan obviously doesn’t let it get to him, based on his 3’ x 6’ canvas (Paul Cyr) photo of the Mountain in his office. Amidst the chaos, Bryan finds solitude running the streets of Caribou (where he was named Citizen of the Year for 2015) then reading his devotion while sipping Tim Horton’s coffee, all before the sun rises.

Pamela Scheppele

Pam joined TH in August of 1988 and over the many years she has played an integral role within the firm and has worm many hats. Pam's commitment and passion to assisting our clients in the formulation of well thought-out and effective plans has been the cornerstone of her tenure at Thompson Hamel, LLC.

Pam joined TH in August of 1988 and over the many years she has played an integral role within the firm and has worm many hats. Pam's commitment and passion to assisting our clients in the formulation of well thought-out and effective plans has been the cornerstone of her tenure at Thompson Hamel, LLC.

Over the years Pam has kept up with our ever-changing industry by acquiring the following designations: Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFc), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and most recently, Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP). Pam also has her life and health insurance license. With this background, she is able to assist the Thompson-Hamel team in preparing financial, retirement, estate and charitable plans.

Pam resides in Caribou and enjoys spending time with family, and friends. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Cary Foundation, is a member of the Rotary Club of Caribou where she has received Rotary's designation as a Paul Harris Fellow, and she is involved in various activities and ministries at the Holy Rosary Parish in Caribou.

In Pam's spare time she enjoys bird watching, knitting, traveling, reading, and catching up on sleep.

Jay Thompson

Jay, who is Art’s son, joined the founding firm of Thompson Associates in May of 1991. Jay is a series 7 Registered Representative and a licensed life and health insurance producer, providing clients with investment services and retirement planning.

Jay, who is Art’s son, joined the founding firm of Thompson Associates in May of 1991. Jay is a series 7 Registered Representative and a licensed life and health insurance producer, providing clients with investment services and retirement planning. Jay’s professional accomplishments include the National Quality Award for eleven years.

When Jay isn’t providing clients with recommendations or client service he enjoys biking in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter months. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Diane and their kids Justin, Brandon, Danika and Josh.

Pamela Bowmaster

Pamela joined Thompson-Hamel, LLC in October of 2000. Growing up on a farm instilled a work ethic and values she demonstrates daily as she supports our clients and her co-workers.

Pamela joined Thompson-Hamel, LLC in October of 2000. Growing up on a farm instilled a work ethic and values she demonstrates daily as she supports our clients and her co-workers. She is responsible for assisting our agents Art, Jay, Brian, and Bryan with investment work and interacts directly with the back office of our broker/dealer, Ameritas Investment Corp.

Pamela resides in Morrell Siding, New Brunswick, Canada with her husband Brian. She enjoys many things in her spare time such as reading a good book, cooking up new recipes, spending time with family and watching all sports.

Shannon Todd

Shannon has been with us since May 19, 2014 while she was attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Graduating in 2015, she now holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Leadership and a minor in Project Management.

Shannon has been with us since May 2014 while she was attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Graduating in 2015, she now holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Leadership and a minor in Project Management. Her professionalism is outstanding as is her customer service skills. You will most likely be talking to Shannon when you call our office and will be greeted by her when you come in. There’s nothing she doesn’t do with a smile and we are thankful to have her with us. Shannon plays many different roles in the office such as assisting in the payroll department, schedules appointments for current and potential clients, and provides us with general office support.

When she isn’t at work, she’s either figuring out life with her girlfriends, watching movies with her family (they love it so much that majority of what they speak are movie quotes!), and crossing off things on her bucket list. She’s already crossed off travelling with her boyfriend Matt to places like Okinawa, Las Vegas, San Diego, the Carolinas, etc. There are plenty more places to visit, but the place she loves most is home in Aroostook County.

Camilla Hayward

After working at the Aroostook Medical Center for nearly 36 years Cam decided to join us at TH in May of 2014. She works when she isn’t being a snowbird in Florida with her husband Keith. Cam is responsible for ensuring our client records are in order and updated.

After working at the Aroostook Medical Center for nearly 36 years Cam decided to join us at TH in May of 2014. She works when she isn’t being a snowbird in Florida with her husband Keith. Cam is responsible for ensuring our client records are in order and updated.

Cam loves going for long walks…on the beach and in Presque Isle when home, watching the Red Sox, and spending time with her grandkids.

Wendy Todd

Wendy, mother to Shannon, started with us in February of 2015. She provides the agents with a structured agenda to meet with clients all over Maine. This allows for our agents to maintain great relationships with our clients.

Wendy, mother to Shannon, started with us in February of 2015. She provides the agents with a structured agenda to meet with clients all over Maine. This allows for our agents to maintain great relationships with our clients. Wendy also plays other roles in our office in aiding with client organization whether it’s with files or our database, she is always there for support.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, preparing and eating great food, gardening, interior design, walking in the woods, cuddling up by the fire with loved ones and being near the water (not in it).

Lynn Boucher

When Thompson-Hamel purchased a payroll company in 2015 Lynn joined us as our first certified payroll specialist. Our payroll department has grown significantly and Lynn prides herself with meeting all of our clients needs.

When Thompson-Hamel purchased a payroll company in April 2015 Lynn joined us as our first certified payroll specialist. Our payroll department has grown significantly and Lynn prides herself with meeting all of our clients needs. Lynn has been processing payroll for twenty-two plus years. She has processed payroll for Advantage Payroll, TAMC and Paterson Payroll.

Lynn enjoys spending time with her husband Anthony and their two children Josh and Jessica. When she has spare time, she enjoys reading and going camping with her family.

Kallie Bard

Kallie joined us in 2015 after moving back to the area. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle who holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Kallie is a licensed Life and Health Insurance producer and is the social media director at T-H.

Kallie joined us in January 2015 after moving back to the area. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle who holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Kallie is a licensed Life and Health Insurance producer and is the social media director at T-H.

When she’s not working or playing housewife she loves to get her heart pumping by going to the gym, out for a hike, snowboarding, running, or doing anything physically active. Other hobbies include baking healthy treats, eating them, cuddling with her fur babies, and relaxing with her husband Joey.

Michael Marquis

Michael started with us in the fall of 2015 as an intern. He attends Northern Maine Community College while taking full advantage of their partnership with Husson University. His goal is to receive his MBA in Business with a bachelors in accounting.

Michael started with us in September 2015 as an intern. He attends Northern Maine Community College while taking full advantage of their partnership with Husson University. His goal is to receive his MBA in Business with a bachelors in accounting. He is a joy to be around and has been an instrumental part in implementing our new database.

When he’s not in the books or working part time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and looks forward to Friday night movie and pizza parties. Weekends during the summer months are spent water skiing or tubing at the lake, along with bonfire cookouts, while watching the sunsets. He also is an avid gardner and landscaper and makes homemade salsa, jams, apple cider and maple syrup all from produce grown at their home in Caribou. Michael loves the outdoors and enjoys playing tennis with his family and friends as well as nordic and alpine skiing. Michael is looking forward to graduating and growing with Thompson-Hamel.

Michelle York

Michelle joined Thompson-Hamel’s payroll team in 2016 after 8 years of experience in this field. She is eager to help, a self-starter, and is always very prompt with our clients.

Michelle joined Thompson-Hamel’s payroll team in 2016 after 8 years of experience in this field. She is eager to help, a self-starter, and is always very prompt with our clients.

Michelle resides in Mapleton with her husband Guthery and her two wonderful children Taylor and Grant. They love spending time four wheeling, skiing or watching a family movie. Her favorite season is fall, she loves a large dark roast coffee from Tim Hortons, and her all-time favorite movies are Christmas movies on Hallmark.

Natalie Nadeau

Natalie is our newest Associate joining our Team on January 1, 2017 after receiving a strong pitch from our Managing Partner and her Dad, Brian Hamel!

Natalie is our newest Associate joining our Team on January 1, 2017 after receiving a strong pitch from our Managing Partner and her Dad, Brian Hamel! Natalie comes to us with 11+ years of retail and commercial banking experience in the Bangor area market at Machias Savings Bank (3 years) and for the past 8+ years at Camden National Bank most recently as an Assistant Vice President of Treasury Management and Government Banking. Natalie's most recent responsibilities at Camden National Bank have been working with her clients (i.e.:businesses, municipalities, school districts and non profits) with their cash management needs. Natalie brings to us an in-depth knowledge of the Bangor business community and will hit the ground running as we open our new Bangor office and expand our business to a new and promising market. Natalie is a life and health producer and is working on becoming securities licensed thus allowing her to provide a full array of services to our clients. Natalie is a graduate of UMAINE-Orono and lives in Bangor with her husband Marcus (physical education and health teacher at Hampden Academy) and their two sons 5-year old Owen and 3-year old Crosby. When Natalie isn’t busy chasing her two boys, two cats and a dog around, she and her husband never miss an opportunity to watch and cheer on their favorite team, the Boston Celtics. You also might see Natalie scouting for abandoned pieces of furniture/pallets to support her “repurposing” habit! As a child Natalie enjoyed camping at Hermit Island Campground on Small Point, Maine with her family, and has carried on this tradition with her own family. Natalie has never missed a year at Hermit Island during her lifetime!

Regina Ross

Regina, joined Thompson–Hamel, LLC on December 1, 2016, as it opened its doors in Bangor, Maine subsequent to its purchase of Farrington Financial Group.

Regina, joined Thompson–Hamel, LLC on December 1, 2016, as it opened its doors in Bangor, Maine subsequent to its purchase of Farrington Financial Group. Regina worked in an administrative capacity at Farrington Financial for nearly three and thus is a familiar face and voice of our new Bangor office. In addition to being a liaison for our new Farrington clients, Regina will be also be working closely with our new Associate, Natalie Nadeau, as we expand our services in the greater Bangor area. Prior to joining Farrington Financial and Thompson-Hamel, Regina had 25+ years of experience working as a receptionist and administrative assistant at S.W. Cole Engineering, Inc., as well as administrative and bookkeeping experiences at Timberland Shoe, St. Joseph Hospital and G.H. Bass.

Married for 52 years, Regina and her husband Melvin reside in Carmel and enjoy time together with music, antique cars and are active at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in the greater Bangor area. They have two children, Dana and Rhonda, and three grandchildren, Maggie, Katie and Joshua, which they enjoy fully. Melvin comes from a family of seventeen children and Regina comes from a family of eleven children, so they never lack for enjoying family get togethers full of fun and laughter

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