People make all the difference

The varied expertise of our team goes far beyond investment management to encompass retirement planning, tax and estate planning, risk management, philanthropic planning, education planning, and the full spectrum of financial counseling services. The teams coming together to support our clients include specialists with designations and degrees ranging from CFP®, CFA® and CPA to MBA, JD, LLM and PhD.

But, you’ll benefit from more than our technical know-how. From every team member you work with, you’ll sense a willingness to collaborate and to understand and appreciate your views and preferences…along with a selfless dedication to helping you attain your goals.

"True wealth in its highest expression seeks to engender that which we wish to see in ourselves and the world."

Shellie Kurek Peters, CFP®, ChFC®

Senior Wealth Advisor

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Shellie is a Senior Wealth Advisor and Principal at The Colony Group and has over 20 years of experience advising individuals, families and business owners. Her wealth management and financial planning expertise provides valued insights and solutions in all aspects of financial planning including estate and trust planning, investment management, charitable planning, retirement planning, cash flow analysis and risk management.  She serves a core group of the firm’s clients, overseeing all aspects of the relationship and enjoys working with multiple generations of families to secure their values and legacies for generations to come.  Shellie is on our Her Wealth® Executive Committee and co-chairs our Her Wealth® Scholarship committee.

Shellie served as a Senior Wealth Advisor and Director of Financial Planning at Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management prior to merging with The Colony Group in early 2018. In addition to consulting and advisory roles, she has held a variety of management positions, including tenure at Wilmington Trust, N.A. and Deloitte Investment Advisors.

Shellie earned her Bachelor of Arts from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She holds the Series 65 license and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner.

Married with two children, Shellie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and more traveling. She has also served as a member, treasurer, and director of a number of volunteer organizations.