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Gary L.  Porter

Gary L. Porter

Founding Member

Safe Port Financial's founding member, Gary Porter, entered into the Financial Planning industry in 1987, with one of the oldest and largest Financial Planning Firms in New England, Bay Financial Associates.

In 2000, Gary transitioned forward to focus solely on Wealth Management for his clientele. This became Safe Port Financial Associates, LLC’s primary objective.

Gary lives in Rockport, Massachusetts with his wife Mary, sons Benjamin and Colin and their yellow lab, Tucker. He enjoys the arts, cooking, mountaineering, adventure skiing and saltwater fly-fishing.

In the past, he served on the Board of Rockport Fireworks, was a Director of two Realty Associations, and was a past Board Member/Officer of The North Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Boston Chapter of General Agents and Managers Association, Icelantic Ski Corporation, and The Tyrian/Acacia Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. His previous civic involvement ranged from Auction Chair for The Gloucester Fisherman’s Athletic Association to Membership Board for the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce as well as participation in numerous Professional and Community Associations. He also served as Corporator for the Cape Ann Savings Bank of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

In July of 2023, Gary transitioned away from an active role in the daily operations at Safe Port Financial and moved into a board advisory role to support the mission of Safe Port, freeing him up to ski with his family as much as humanly possible.