Our Team

At The Gorton Wealth Management Group, we are committed to working with you to help maximize your investments to meet your personal life goals. This means spending time with you, listening and preparing a detailed financial framework that outlines current strategies, and analyzing various options to construct an investment strategy that takes into account your objectives as well as your risk tolerance.

Michael E. Gorton |

Michael E. Gorton |

  • AWMA
  • Managing Director - Investment Officer
  • Senior PIM Portfolio Manager
CA Insurance Lic #0A30899. Resident State CA.

Michael Gorton has 35+ years of experience in financial services, and just as many years coaching and remote fly fishing. He knows how to set and reach goals and is dedicated to helping his clients meet their financial expectations. His extensive experience throughout major shifts in the market enables him to develop investment plans around specific long-term goals and risk tolerance.

A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, Mike has crafted his investment philosophy around investing greats such as Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham and Sir John Templeton. He began his financial services career in 1981, and had 21 years of service at A.G. Edwards, a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors.

When he isn't working, mountain biking or heading to Idaho for some fly fishing, Mike is engaged in his community. He recently retired from the Central Marin Soccer Board and the College of Marin Foundation, where he served for 20 years. Beginning in his teens, Mike coached baseball, football and soccer and refereed high school soccer. Currently, he serves on the board of the Marin Athletic Foundation.

Mike and his wife, Sheryl, have been married more than 30 years. They reside in San Rafael and have two adult children, Jonathan and Kelly, who humor Dad by joining him on his various adventures.
Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

    • Financial Advisor
    CA Insurance Lic #0M23723. Resident State CA.

    Brian began his career with Wells Fargo Advisors as a Financial Advisor in 2017. He believes that everyone deserves an honest partner and a customized investment plan to map out their road to success.

    He enjoys working with clients and learning about their goals to put together the best plan to suit their needs.

    Brian is expanding his knowledge by pursuing his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification.

    When away from the office Brian enjoys traveling. As a former North American tour guide he has now visited 43 states and 30 countries. When not traveling, Brian spends his free time either woodworking or mountain biking.
    Jonathan Gorton

    Jonathan Gorton

      • Financial Advisor

      CA Insurance Lic # 4275208. Resident State CA.

      Jonathan Gorton has enjoyed serving families in Marin County for more than two decades. As a youth, he coached and refereed children in Marin’s soccer programs. After spending 10 years taking care of families’ most precious assets as the director of a local summer camp and after school program Jonathan is eager to help families in a different capacity.  He is excited to learn more about you and your aspirations. To help create a plan to build and maintain wealth, and to walk that path with you to achieve your financial goals.

      He studied engineering at UC Irvine and received his BA in philosophy from San Francisco State University.

      Growing up in Marin County Jonathan fell in love with the great outdoors, and loves any excuse to be outside, backpacking, hiking, snowboarding, and biking. He has also recently taken up the practice of Jiu Jitsu.

      Emma Taylor |

      Emma Taylor |

      • MBA
      • Senior Registered Client Associate
      Emma Taylor has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and BZW Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco and New York as a Client Services Supervisor and most recently as a Senior Operations Manager.

      She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii and her MBA from Harding University. She also holds a number of Securities Licenses.

      Originally from England, Emma has lived in Marin County for over 10 years and enjoys travel and the outdoors.
      Cori Valdez

      Cori Valdez

        • Client Associate
        Cori Valdez is the newest member of The Gorton Wealth Management Group. She began her career working in a vinyl record shop where she combined her love of client service with a passion for music and all things vintage. Since then, her career has spanned many industries including tech, fashion, and real estate.

        She studied behavioral and social sciences at American River College and then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Francisco State University. Cori enjoys learning and plans to pursue a master’s degree in the near future.

        Born and raised in Sonoma County, Cori takes any moment she can to appreciate the beautiful area of the world that she gets to call home. She loves to spend time with her son on the weekends, going hiking, paddle boarding, and taking day trips to Bodega Bay. On longer getaways you can catch her at her family’s cabin in Tahoe doing much of the same.

        "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after."

        - Henry David Thoreau