Mark V Dyer

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group


Mark is a Baltimore native and graduate of both the Gilman School and the University of Maryland. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975, he joined Baker Watts, Inc., and teamed with Julius Westheimer to form The Westheimer Group in 1980. That partnership has since evolved into The Dyer Kroneberger Group, whose assets under management now exceed $1 billion dollars. Assets include personal accounts, trusts, retirement accounts, corporate 401(k) plans and insurance. The group frequently coordinates investment strategies with input from its clients and their attorneys and accountants.

Mark is generous with his time and resources given to various charitable organizations. He spent over 10 years on the board of the Baltimore Visiting Nurse Association and eventually became president of the board of directors. Mark then spent time as a trustee on the board of Bon Secours Health Systems. Most recently, Mark spent over 15 years as a trustee on the board of Abilities Network and its sister organization, The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region, where he also served as president of both. His family gives to many charitable foundations and Mark has been a member of United Way’s Tocqueville Society for over 10 years.

Mark lives in Hunt Valley with his wife, Janet. They have been married for over 25 years and have two grown children.

Brian Kroneberger, CFP®

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group

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Brian began his career as a financial advisor with Ferris Baker Watts in 1991. During his tenure there, he had the pleasure of working directly with Julius Westheimer, who was widely recognized as a renowned financial advisor in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

With over 28 years of investment experience, Brian has attained the Accredited Wealth Manager designation through the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute of Michigan State University. After completing the extensive curriculum required, Brian earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He is licensed by the Maryland Insurance Administration and he has passed the Series 7, 31, 63 and 65 exams.

Aside from his notable standing within RBC Wealth Management, Brian has earned accolades and respect within the financial industry. He has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the country in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 and by Barron’s as one of the Top 1,000 Financial Advisors since 2010. Brian has also been cited as an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. From the time RBC Wealth Management acquired Ferris Baker Watts, Brian has been a member of the firm’s Chairman’s Council, an honor bestowed on the top 150 producing financial advisors of RBC Wealth Management.

Brian is a financial commentator on Baltimore’s WBAL news radio and television network. You can listen to him every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. on WBAL Radio hosting the “Brian Kroneberger Financial Hour.” If you miss him on Saturday, you can catch him weekdays at 7:50 a.m. on WBAL radio providing timely market insight during his “Money Report.” In addition to Brian’s daily presence on WBAL radio, he makes frequent appearances on WBAL television.

Brian currently serves as the chair on the investment committee for the Catholic Community Foundation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Brian attended Calvert Hall High School and graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. Brian was a three-time All-American lacrosse player at Loyola University and played eight years professionally with the Baltimore Thunder of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. He is a member of both The Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Chapter and the Loyola University Hall of Fame. Brian is married with three children.

Taylor Marino, CFP®

Vice President - Financial Advisor

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Taylor began his career at RBC Wealth Management in 2008, joining The Dyer Kroneberger Group a year later. He was born and raised in Baltimore and is a graduate of St. Paul’s School. Taylor continued his education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) earning dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and sociology. He was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse, a team captain and led the Retrievers to three straight NCAA tournament appearances.

After completing the extensive curriculum required, Taylor earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. In addition, Taylor has passed the Series 7 and Series 66 exams and is appointed by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

Taylor currently resides in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore City with his wife, Maura. In his free time he enjoys coaching lacrosse, spending time at the beach, golfing, holding a position on the non-profit “The Family Tree” Next Generation Board and supporting the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles.

Christine M Buckley, AEP®, CFP®, CPWA®

Associate Vice President – Financial Advisor

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Christine has over 20 years of financial services experience, starting her career at Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. (LM). During her tenure at LM and its successors, including Morgan Stanley, she held corporate positions before transitioning onto a Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Team. In these roles, she was a senior planner guiding clients through examining and exploring a variety of personal financial strategies in areas including trust and estate planning, debt management, risk management, and executive compensation analysis. Prior to joining The Dyer Kroneberger Group, she was a financial advisor at an Ellicott City, Maryland, independent investment advisory firm where she was involved in all aspects of client relationships.

Christine earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and the Chartered Financial Consultant™ and the Accredited Estate Planner® designations over her career. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association, Investment Management Consultants Association, and Baltimore and Howard County Estate Planning Councils. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and finance from the University of Maryland. Christine has passed the Series 7, 63 and 65 exams as well as being appointed by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

Gina Steele

Investment Associate


Gina began her career in the securities industry at Ferris Baker Watts, Inc., now RBC Wealth Management, in 1996. She joined The Westheimer Group, which has since evolved into The Dyer Kroneberger Group. Working directly with Brian for over 20 years, Gina has been an integral part of his business focusing on building and maintaining client relationships. In addition to providing excellent customer service, she serves as the team leader coordinating various meetings, organizing client events and assisting with team marketing among other roles. She has passed the Series 7 and Series 63 exams. Gina is a native of Baltimore and lives in Jarrettsville with her husband and two teenage sons. She is an active volunteer for the Special Olympics of Maryland with her main focus being the annual organization of a team for the Polar Bear Plunge. She values her involvement in the community and enjoys time with family and friends as well as cheering on her two sons in their academic and athletic achievements.

Erin Phillips

Investment Associate


Erin joined RBC Wealth Management (formerly Ferris Baker Watts, Inc.) and The Dyer Kroneberger Group in 2006, bringing over 25 years of investment experience to her position. She joined RBC after working for several local firms including Alex. Brown & Sons and Wachovia Securities. She began her career in 1981 at Merrill Lynch and soon after joined Shearson Lehman Brothers for over 10 years. Erin works closely with Mark Dyer to provide clients with unparalleled investment advice and client service. She has passed the Series 7 and 63 exams. Erin is a native of Baltimore and currently lives with her husband and two children in Hampstead, Maryland. She is an active sponsor of “Operation Smile.” In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and gardening.

Marie Smith, CFP®

Registered Client Associate


Marie joined RBC Wealth Management and The Dyer Kroneberger Group in 2016. She joined RBC after beginning her career as a client relationship specialist at Charles Schwab in Orlando, Florida. Marie was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in finance. After completing the rigorous curriculum required, Marie earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2019. She has also passed the Series 7 and Series 66 exams. Marie is passionate about financial literacy and enjoys empowering the young people in her community as a volunteer for Junior Achievement. Marie currently resides in Towson, Maryland and loves to spend her free time with friends and family, traveling or watching college football – go dawgs!

Donna Spigler

Client Associate


Donna joined RBC Wealth Management in October 2012. Her background includes retail sales and management, healthcare administration, equity research at Deutsche Bank (formerly Alex. Brown & Sons) and, most recently, working for an insurance and financial planning company. She enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.

  • Eight member team with over 130 years of combined investment management experience
  • $950 million in personal assets under management
  • Retirement plan services provided to more than 10 public and private companies and nonprofit organizations