R. Clark Mason

Senior Vice President - Branch Director, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus



I have been helping clients achieve their financial goals since 1996. After graduating from the University of South Florida (Tampa), I joined William R. Hough & Co. as a financial consultant. In 2004 Hough merged with RBC Wealth Management.

Expertise that’s broad and deep

Through RBC Wealth Management, I offer you a single source for the financial advice and services you require — and connect you with specialized professionals for complex decisions as necessary. Our services include:

  • Investment Strategies
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate Planning


Born and raised in St. Petersburg, I currently live in the Snell Isle neighborhood with my wife, Monica, who is a corporate attorney and our eleven year old son, Clark. I serve on numerous charitable boards in the Tampa Bay area. My interests outside work and family include golf, fishing and travel.

Ellyn Shirk

Registered Client Associate


Ellyn joined RBC Wealth Management in 2015 as a Complex Operations Associate for the Baltimore Complex. She moved to the St. Petersburg branch in 2017 and passed her FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 examinations. Ellyn will handle administrative duties to assist Clark with day to day operations.

Ellyn graduated from The University of Tampa where she majored in Communication. She previously worked for T. Rowe Price as a Retail Sales Specialist and a 529 College Savings Associate. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.