Hal Tearse, AWM

Senior Vice President - Branch Director, Private Client Group, Senior Consulting Group

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Since 1976, Hal has been working in the financial services industry as a financial advisor, and he has held several positions in management. Since entering the financial services industry, Hal has continued his education through a number of advanced training programs and seminars, including the Accredited Wealth Management (AWM) program and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) program. He is a member of the FINRA Board of Arbitrators and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from the University of Minnesota.

Hal believes in the importance of investing time and effort into his community. He has been an active supporter of many organizations that focus on at-risk youth. He is a member of the Minneapolis Rotary Club chairing the World Community Service committee for many years. Hal also served three years as the District Rotary Foundation Chair, was a founding board member of the Rotary District 5950 Foundation and is past vice chair of the Minneapolis Rotary Club Foundation. Past affiliations include the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Audit and Finance Committee and on the University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Oversight Committee. He is the head coach of the boys varsity hockey team at Providence Academy High School in Plymouth, Minnesota. Hal recently concluded eight years on the board of directors for Minnesota Hockey as coach in chief and served three years at USA Hockey on the finance, audit and investment committee. 

Hal is married to his wife, Lynn, and has two children. He is an accomplished photographer with many award-winning photos that have been featured around the country. In addition, Hal enjoys fly fishing, hunting upland game birds, skiing, scuba diving and playing guitar.

Andrew Shermoen, AWM

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Consulting Group

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Andy has been in the financial services industry since 2000. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and management information systems from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to completing the curriculum required to be a financial advisor, Andy has advanced his educational background through several training programs, including passing his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and the Accredited Wealth Management (AWM) program. 

Born and raised in northern Minnesota, Andy resided in the Twin Cities for nearly 15 years before his family moved back north to Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He now splits his time between the Minnetonka and Grand Rapids offices to better serve our clients in the northern part of the state. Andy and his wife, Kelly, have four boys: Will, Charlie, Sam and Louie, and he is an outdoors enthusiast who values spending time with his family and being active in the community.

Nicole Wright

Financial Advisor

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Nicole has been in the financial service industry since 2011. She joined the Tearse-Shermoen Group in 2017 after gaining valuable experience working in our corporate office in Minneapolis in the operations department as well as the marketing services area. She brings a fresh perspective and great enthusiasm for the business and provides excellent service to our clients. Nicole holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. 

An avid hockey fan, Nicole has facilitated the balloting process for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award since 2013. She is on the membership committee of TeamWomenMN, a local organization that is dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and supporting women in reaching their full potential. Nicole also recently began volunteering with Secondhand Hounds as she is passionate about helping rescue animals find loving homes. 

Raised in Hawaii, she now resides in New Hope with her husband, Casey, and their dog, Liko. In Nicole’s free time, she enjoys watching hockey, being active and spending time with family and friends

Conner Mars

Financial Advisor - Associate

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Conner joined the Tearse-Shermoen Group in 2015. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science and interned at our corporate office in the summer of 2014. Conner supports the group by providing superior client service to our clients while assisting them with their administrative needs. He hold his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and he is currently working on earning his CFP® certificate.

Conner lives in Northeast Minneapolis with his dogs, Clyde and Ike. In his free time he likes to run, fish and hunt.


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