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Our Team

Thomas E. Connors, CFP®, MBA, CSA


(732) 505-9444


Mr. Connors has been in the financial services industry, specifically financial, tax and estate planning for more than three decades. His initial experience comes from working with large brokerage firms for most of his career prior to deciding to follow his passion of helping his clients with a process to meet the financial challenges of life utilizing non-biased investment products. Mr. Connors has achieved this by taking the step to form his own firm, Island Financial Advisors in 2012.

The mission he developed for the firm is to assist clients in achieving their estate, financial and tax objectives and goals. This is achieved by giving clients only the best and the most sound advice that is 100% in their best interest. Mr. Connor’s purpose as your trusted advisor is to create relationships through long-term investment strategies and teamwork. Open communication with sincere concern and trust are key in forming effective, working relationships. He is committed to this philosophy and through education, knowledge and this commitment to excellence, Island Financial Advisors provides the value added service that differentiates the firm from the competition.

Mr. Connors enjoys living Seaside Park, NJ with his wife and dogs. They have two children and grand-children. They attend St. Catherine’s Church where they are very active. He also is involved with The Smile Train, St. Jude, The Shriner’s Hospital, The Humane Society and ASPCA. Mr. Connors has always been very involved and supportive of his community and served as Mayor of Seaside Park from 2008-2011. He enjoys sports and spending time with his family.

He obtained his BA in Economics from Montclair State University and has an MBA in Finance from Monmouth University.


Michele Francis


(732) 505-9444


Michele Francis joined Island Financial Advisors in June 2013 after retiring from Wells Fargo Bank where she was a licensed personal banker for 30 years. 

Michele has been married to her husband Gene for just over 40 years. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She loves Sunflowers, going to the beach, reading, visiting family in Florida and spending time with her grandloves.

Tiffany Abma

Client Relationship Manager

(732) 505-9444


Tiffany Abma joined Island Financial Advisors in February 2018 after spending 9 wonderful months home with her first born daughter. She now serves as our Client Relations Manager, where she develops relationships with our clients, providing guidance, advice and ensures all of our clients’ needs are being met. Tiffany is also responsible for opening accounts and handling all of the tax inquiries.

Tiffany has been married to her husband Nick a little over 5 years and they share two beautiful girls together and their absolutely loveable dog Jeff. She loves spending her spare time with her family and her friends. Tiffany is also a lover of all things Disney and the good ole Jersey Shore. 

Michael Melly

Service Manager

(732) 505-9444


Michael joined Island Financial Advisors as the new Service Manager in January of 2024.  He began his financial planning career in 2020 and is working on his designation as a Chartered Financial Consultant.  By studying for and passing his Series 63 and SIE, Michael has made an impressive career transition after 16 years in Occupational Therapy.

Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Wendy, and together they have three sons, William, Jack, and Daniel.  As a family, they enjoy spending time outside by their pool, hiking the trails near their home, and playing with their labradoodle, Hannah.