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Getting to Know Gateway Retirement Solutions

Meet Your Partners in Planning


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Bonnie McNair

Assistant

Bonnie McNair

Assistant


Bonnie McNair joined the Gateway team in 2020 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge with experience in the areas of client engagement and operations support. She is also currently working to obtain her FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations. 

Bonnie’s belief that organizational success rests on the vital relationships they have with their clients has strengthened her commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience which she is poised to bring to our clientele. 

Enthusiastic for life-long learning, Bonnie earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a focus on Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University after which, she continued on with SNHU to earn her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership in early 2020. 

Passionate about community engagement, Bonnie enjoys volunteering for the festivals in her town and was recently elected for one of the local Selectman seats.  In her free time, Bonnie enjoys travelling with her husband and family throughout New England and enjoys hiking and canoeing in the warmer months. 

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Conner Trask

Administrative Assistant

Conner Trask

Administrative Assistant


Conner joined Gateway in 2019 and works as the administrative assistant to financial advisors in our Augusta, Maine office. He has always been interested in finances and the investing world. He is currently a student working toward an undergraduate degree in Business Marketing and Management. Upon graduation, Conner would like to become a Financial Advisor. In Conner’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching and participating in sports, and being on the water. 

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Daniel Pepler

Director of Operations, CRPC®

Daniel Pepler

Director of Operations, CRPC®


Daniel has worked in the financial services industry for 13 years. His career began with John Hancock, where he worked for 12 years prior to joining Gateway Retirement Solutions in 2018. He has encountered all facets of the industry from customer service to sales, and now operations in his current role as Director of Operations. Above all else, Daniel is passionate about helping people realize their goals and the path it takes to achieve them. 

Daniel holds a life insurance license, is FINRA series 6 and 63 certified and has obtained his Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation. 

In his spare time, Daniel loves to travel with his family, exploring new locations and learning about different cultures. At home, he enjoys playing music and spending time outside. 

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Kyla Kelly

Director of Human Resources and Marketing

Kyla Kelly

Director of Human Resources and Marketing

Licensed Insurance Agent and Property and Casualty Agent


Kyla is the Director of Human Resources and Marketing at Gateway Retirement Solutions, as well as a licensed insurance agent in both life and health and property and casualty insurances. She holds insurance licenses in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and North Carolina.

A graduate of Marshwood High School, Kyla went on to earn undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from Umaine Orono and Southern New Hampshire University. She also obtained her master’s degree in psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and began working with Gateway Retirement Solutions in 2018. As the Director of Human Resources and Marketing, Kyla is enthusiastic about making sure our clients and team always have a very positive experience. 

Kyla is a member of the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, boating, reading and traveling.