Our team of advisors share a goal of helping people. We aim to provide honest advice to help you develop a path to navigate challenges and enjoy your success.
Founder and President
Tom McFarland founded Darrow Wealth Management in 1987 to be a selective wealth management firm that could provide honest advice and tailored options to meet the needs of a diverse client base.
Tom’s specialty is listening to discover what is most important to clients and their families. He’s proud that the firm can be flexible and adaptable in serving the best interests of a family, often over generations. As a second-generation family business, Tom is thrilled to work alongside his daughter, Kristin McKenna.
Tom has been involved in the larger financial community for decades. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and previously served as Chair of a local FPA chapter and President and Chair of local chapters of the FPA’s predecessor organizations, the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP) and the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP). He was also a U.S. representative for the Global Voice Editorial Advisory Board (GVEAB), an international financial planning committee.
Kristin McKenna, CFP®
Managing Director and Wealth Advisor
Kristin (McFarland) McKenna is the Managing Director and a Wealth Advisor at Darrow Wealth Management. Kristin is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. As a chronic planner from a young age, Kristin enjoys helping clients uncover ways to optimize their current strategy and develop a path to reach their lifestyle goals.
An avid writer, Kristin is frequently published in the national news media. She is currently a Senior Contributor at Forbes and has been published by U.S. News & World Report, TheStreet, Business Insider, and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Magazine, with quotes in MarketWatch, Huffpost, and Golf Magazine, among others.
Kristin holds an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University. Prior to joining Darrow, Kristin was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting in Boston. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Massachusetts, The Boston Estate Planning Council, and Women In Bio. She is a volunteer-teacher with Junior Achievement and a CFP Board mentor.
Tatyana Karayeva, CFP®, CIMA®
Tatyana is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. She believes in a holistic approach to Wealth Management, beginning with thorough understanding of client’s goals, aspirations, and family dynamics.
Tatyana works with clients to help them grow and manage their wealth, helping families seamlessly shift from wealth accumulation to preservation. She particularly enjoys developing comprehensive, customized financial plans for individuals, families, and business owners.
Tatyana holds an Investment Management Theory and Practice Certification from the Yale School of Management and studied Finance and Accounting at the University of Massachusetts. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the Kazan Federal University in Russia. Prior to joining Darrow Wealth Management, Tatyana was a Financial Advisor and Financial Planning Specialist at Morgan Stanley. Tatyana is a member of the Advisor Professional Committee at Brookline Community Foundation, Women in Engineering, Science and Technology, and Healthcare Business Association.
Michelle Wells, CFA®
Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor
Michelle Wells brings over twenty years of experience in the fields of financial planning and investment management to her work at Darrow Wealth Management. Michelle has been with the company since 1988. She now leads the portfolio management and trading for the firm, as well as the operations and compliance.
Michelle is a savvy financial analyst with a deep tenacity for knowledge. She embraces a geopolitical perspective and believes in not overreacting to changing market environments.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance degree, with Distinction, from Simmons College and also successfully completed a General Course of Studies specializing in Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England. She is a Charter Holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.