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.

The Boys - Thompson-Hamel, LLC

The Team

Arthur Thompson* -Founder

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.

Bryan Thompson* -Chief Executive Officer

Bryan is the firm's Chief Executive Officer and has been providing his clients with valued financial services since 2012. He is a series 65 Investment Advisor Representative, Series 6 Registered Securities Representative, and a licensed Life & Health producer.

Bryan is the firm's Chief Executive Officer and has been providing his clients with valued financial services since 2012. He is a series 65 Investment Advisor Representative, 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 and his wife Melissa reside in Caribou with their three children, Sydney, Landon, and Reed. When Bryan isn’t visiting Sydney at Husson University, or playing tennis with 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. Amidst the chaos, Bryan finds solitude during the early hours of the morning at his home in Caribou by reading his devotion and sipping on Tim Horton’s coffee.

Brian Hamel* -Chief Operating Officer

Brian is the Chief Operating Officer of the firm and has been providing his clients with valued financial services since 2005. He is a series 65 Investment Advisor Representative, Series 7 Registered Securities Representative, and a licensed Life & Health producer.

Brian is the Chief Operating Officer of the firm and has been providing his clients with valued financial services since 2005. He is a series 65 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 39 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. From 2011 through 2019 Brian was 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 Special Olympics 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!!!

Pamela Scheppele -Retirement Planning Professional

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 worn 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* -Financial Services Representative

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 -Operations Manager/Client Services Representative

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 our Office Manager and is responsible for assisting our agents Jay, Brian, Bryan, Natalie, and Michael 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 Amnott -Client Services Representative

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.

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. Shannon works with Pamela to process investment related work as well as assist with death claims and other account maintenance work. Her professionalism is remarkable as is her customer service skills.

When she isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and crossing things off her bucket list. She’s already crossed off traveling with her husband, 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 -Database Specialist

After working at the Aroostook Medical Center for nearly 36 years, Cam decided to join us at TH in May of 2014. For the past 3 years, Cam has worked remotely from Florida while being a snowbird with her husband, Keith.

After working at the Aroostook Medical Center for nearly 36 years, Cam decided to join us at TH in May of 2014. For the past 3 years, Cam has worked remotely from Florida while being a snowbird with her husband, Keith. Cam is responsible for ensuring our client records are in order and updated; she also lends a helping hand to our payroll department.

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 -Client Services Representative

Wendy, mother to Shannon, started with us in February of 2015. As receptionist, she is often the first person you see when you walk in and the first person you speak to when you call us.

Wendy, mother to Shannon, started with us in February of 2015. As receptionist, she is often the first person you see when you walk in and the first person you speak to when you call us. Her upbeat attitude and client service skills are exceptional and we are thrilled that she is part of our team.

Outside the office, she enjoys spending time at home and on the farm which is nestled at the base of Mars Hill Mountain. She loves event planning, interior design and has always been fascinated with architecture and the great outdoors. She and her husband, Perrin, have four children and four granddaughters who help keep them on their toes.

Lynn Boucher -Certified Payroll Specialist (CPP)

When Thompson-Hamel purchased a payroll company in April 2015 Lynn joined us as our first Certified Payroll Professional. Our payroll department has grown significantly and Lynn prides herself with meeting all our client’s needs.

When Thompson-Hamel purchased a payroll company in April 2015 Lynn joined us as our first Certified Payroll Professional. Our payroll department has grown significantly and Lynn prides herself with meeting all our client’s 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 Tony and their two children Josh and Jess. When she has spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking and going camping with her family.

Kallie Bard -Financial Professional

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 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 looking forward to the continual growth in the company while working towards her securities license. She’s always had a passion for helping others and feels like she is doing just that with helping people protect their future.

She serves on the Central Aroostook Chamber Board, is part of Momentum Aroostook and is eager to help in the community in any way she can.

When she’s not working she loves to spend quality time with her husband Joey and their son, Cullen. She loves anything that allows her to be physically active --going to the gym, out for a hike, snowboarding, running, or doing anything outdoors. Other hobbies include hanging out at her family's camp in the summer, taking photos, and catching up with friends. She lives in Caribou with her family and their two cats.

Michael Marquis* -Financial Services Representative

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 obtained a business degree from Northern Maine Community College while taking full advantage of their partnership with Husson University. He is a joy to be around and has been an instrumental part in implementing our new database. Michael is a Licensed Life and Health Producer.

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 -Payroll Operations Manager

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 2015 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 Guthrey 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* -Financial Services Representative

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 joined our Team on January 1, 2017 after receiving a strong pitch from our Chief Operating Officer and her Dad, Brian Hamel. Natalie came to us with 11+ years of retail and commercial banking experience in the Bangor area market with 3+ years at Machias Savings Bank and most recently serving as Assistant Vice President at Camden National Bank, where she worked for 8+ years. Natalie is a life and health producer and has her Series 6 and 63 licenses which allows 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 8-year old Owen and 6-year old Crosby. Natalie and her family are huge Boston Celtics fans and never miss the opportunity to cheer them on! You also might see Natalie scouting for abandoned pieces of wood furniture to support
her “re-purposing” habit! As a child Natalie enjoyed camping at Hermit Island Campground with
her family, and has carried on this tradition with her own family.

Suzanne Hobbs -Payroll Specialist

Suzanne joined Thompson Hamel’s payroll team in June of 2018 and is working out of our Bangor office. She comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the tax and accounting field, most recently at Farm Credit East.

Suzanne joined Thompson Hamel’s payroll team in June of 2018 and is working out of our Bangor office. She comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the tax and accounting field, most recently at Farm Credit East.

A lifelong “County” girl, Suzanne and her husband Tim moved to Hampden and are enjoying their transition to central Maine. Both of their children, Caleb and Rachel have joined them in Hampden as they finish their college educations.

In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring the area on long walks and settling down with a good book. She is especially grateful to be close enough to the Maine Coast for frequent adventures with family.

Molly Kingsbury

Molly joined us in July of 2019 after graduating from Presque Isle High School in June of 2019. She is studying business at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Molly joined us in July of 2019 after graduating from Presque Isle High School in June of 2019. She is studying business at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She is our Marketing Specialist and ensures our social media and brand recognition is always on the rise.

When she is not attending classes or working part-time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Weekends in the summer months are spent soaking up the sun, and during winter they are spent skiing and attending local basketball games. Molly is looking forward to growing with Thompson-Hamel, LLC.

Malerie Buck

Malerie started with us in October 2018 as a Payroll Specialist.

Malerie started with us in October 2018 as a Payroll Specialist. She is an alumnus of Presque Isle High School and Northern Maine Community College, wherein 2018 she obtained a degree in Business Administration. Malerie has become a huge asset to both our payroll team and all of us at Thompson-Hamel, LLC.

When she is not working, you can find Malerie spending time with her friends and family, usually enjoying Aroostook County’s local restaurants, a treasured past time of hers. She has a strong and evident passion for dance and has been a member of The Maine Dance Academy for 21 years and counting. Also, during the frigid months, you can find Malerie on the slopes, skiing with her family and friends.

Tammy

Tammy has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and worked for the Caribou School Department for 28 years, in which she spent 26 of those years teaching first grade. In June of 2018, she decided to step down from teaching and pursue a new career. This was a major step of faith, as she had no idea what this new career would be. She took a position at Northern Light Family Practice as a PSR for 19 months and realized during this time how much she enjoys clerical work. She says that this position at Family Practice was a much needed “steppingstone” to her job here at TH.

Tammy has two grown children and resides in Presque Isle. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and going for nice peaceful walks. She is active in her church where she serves as Treasurer and Director of their Children’s Ministry. Her greatest desire is to give back to others what God has graciously given to her. She looks forward to the days ahead and her new career with us at TH.

Dustin

Dustin joined the Thompson-Hamel team in June 2020.

Dustin joined the Thompson-Hamel team in June 2020. Dustin graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Dustin has worked in a variety of settings including coaching youth sports, psychiatric unit social work, sales, customer service, human resources including recruitment and payroll. Dustin looks forward to growing with the payroll team at Thompson-Hamel.

When Dustin is not working you can find him spending time with his wife Kristin and their little girl Demi in Caribou. Dustin also enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, listening to music, playing golf or basketball, and going to sporting events. If you see Dustin doing any of the previous mentioned things he most likely will have a Red Bull in hand, baseball cap on, and enjoying every second of the moment.

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