Gail Nickse, CFP®

Gail Nickse, CFP® . Gail graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Design. Her career as a financial professional began at Putnam Investments in Boston, where, as a financial writer, she worked closely with portfolio managers. In this role, she learned a great deal about mutual fund investing and how to communicate effectively with shareholders. This satisfying work inspired Gail to pursue the Certified Financial Planner credential and to become a Financial Advisor. While working full time at Putnam Investments, she passed the rigorous CFP exam.

 In 2005 she joined Waddell & Reed as a financial planner and investment advisor. In 2019, she partnered with Boston Light Financial. In 2021, she and the BLF advisor team became LPL Financial Advisors. Gail lives in Somerville with her husband of 30 years, Fred, whom she met while singing in a band together. They are both professional vocalists who continue to perform weekly at local music venues. They’ve enjoyed traveling to far-flung lands, including Belize, Botswana. Cambodia, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Next up is Morocco in 2023! Gail has enjoyed success as a pet portrait artist.