Who We Are

Dave Shore, Partner 

Dave is the founding member of Marin Financial Advisors (MFA) with over 30 years experience in finance. He was born and raised in California and graduated Stanford University with a B.A in Humanities. His financial career began with Northwestern Mutual Life, where he trained in advanced underwriting, tax and estate planning. After earning both the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations in 1988 he founded Marin Retirement Advisors, which in 2005 incorporated as Marin Financial Advisors, LLC.

Dave is an advocate of educating his clients to help them understand the importance of investing and planning that avoids the pitfalls that fear, greed and other emotions put in the way.  He has taught financial planning courses at the University of San Francisco and College of Marin as well as having been a guest speaker on KGO and KCBS programs.

Prior to his financial career, Dave led white water rafting expeditions in remote regions of the world and was on teams for several first and uncharted descents. Dave brings this spirit of leadership to his clients and to MFA. He is also passionate about being on the latest advances of industry innovations and systems in order to bring a great service and experience to all our clients.

Dave is a member of the Financial Planning Association and recently completed a two year term as an Advisory Board member of Tamarac, Inc., a leading provider of integrated software for investment advisors.  His continued connection to river rafting also led him to serve as a Board member of Friends of the River for 6 years.  In July 2013 he was appointed to serve as a board member of the Marin County Employee’s Retirement Association and in 2015 was elected to Serve as Chairman for the remainder of his term. Dave enthusiastically enjoys the great outdoors and his adventurous spirit and quest for knowledge have taken him in recent years to the Galapagos, Ghana, and Nepal.


Tim Harrington, Partner

Tim joined Marin Financial Advisors in February 2003 after 17 years at the global investment banking firm of Barclays Capital. Tim was employed as a Director at Barclays specializing in telecom and media corporate finance. Throughout his career he handled complex financial transactions and built strong relationships with his clients.

Tim was born and raised in upstate New York and graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Finance. He also successfully completed the Financial Planning curriculum at New York University and was awarded the Certified Financial Planner® designation. He works actively with clients on both West and East coasts. Tim works primarily with other financial services professionals, mid career executives, active families, and women in transition (divorced/widowed).

Tim is a past President and an active member of the San Francisco Chapter of the Financial Planning Association having served 5 years on its Board of Directors. He is the former President of the Board of Directors of Trips for Kids, a nationwide non-profit organization that leads disadvantaged youth on mountain bike rides and teaches through its Earn-A-Bike program. He enjoys road cycling, mountain biking and hiking in the hills and watershed areas of Northern California.


Christine Cione

Christine joined MFA in August of 2004 and is our Client Service Director. She holds a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Richmond having graduated the Robins School of Business with majors in Finance/Marketing and Spanish. She initially combined her various studies as an Institutional Foreign Exchange Trader within the international banking industry working in NYC, Toronto and Los Angeles. Her career changed direction in the early 1990’s when she arrived in San Francisco having passed the NASD Series 7 & 63 licensing exams and began working in the personal financial services industry. Prior to joining MFA Christine was a Senior Sales Assistant in the Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Managment Group through the dot com boom of 1995 through 2001.

Christine’s experience brings her professionalism and industry knowledge along with warm attention and personal service to our clients. She is also appreciated for her clarity, intelligence and follow through. She also serves our office as a Notary Public to our clients.

As a 20+ year Marin County resident, Christine is a devoted mother, gardener and horse enthusiast who enjoys hiking our beautiful surroundings and escaping to warm beach destinations.


Susan Berryessa

Susan joined Marin Financial Advisors in February 2011. In her role as Client Service Specialist, Susan works with both new and existing clients, acting as a liaison between clients and their advisor.

Susan brings to the firm over a decade of experience in the securities industry.  A seasoned client service professional, Susan understands the importance of being attentive to client needs and views this as the basis of any successful business.  This is a philosophy Susan developed and applied prior to her career in finance, as an entrepreneur and business owner.  Susan founded and operated a successful catering company, coordinating special events in the San Francisco Bay area for over 16 years.

Susan and her husband enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and she has enthusiastically maintained her passion for cooking.  Susan attended City College of San Francisco, California.