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Jean M. Deighan, JD, CFP®

Founder & Senior Advisor

Jean co-founded Deighan Wealth Advisors with Jenifer Butler in 1994. She is a graduate of Tufts University, the University of Maine School of Law, and the ABA Graduate Trust School. Jean is also a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, a certification that requires a thorough understanding of the planning process as well as expertise in investment, retirement, tax, and estate evaluation. She has nearly four decades of professional investment experience and serves on the boards or committees of several nonprofit organizations. Jean is a member of our Investment Committee.

Jean’s day-to-day activities include working with clients, providing strategic direction to firm leadership, and contributing to the firm’s investment process.

Lucie E. Estabrook, CTFA

Chief Executive Officer and Principal

Lucie joined Deighan Wealth Advisors in 2010. She is a graduate of Husson University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She  graduated from the National Academy for Paralegal Studies, and  received a Trust Officer Certification from the American Bankers Association Graduate Trust School. Lucie is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA), meaning that she has demonstrated competency in the areas of financial planning, tax law, investment management, trust activities, and ethics. She has more than 20 years of investment, trust, and estate-related experience. Lucie serves on the boards or committees of several nonprofit organizations.

Lucie’s day-to-day activities include managing the firm’s  strategic initiatives, working with clients, and contributing to the firm’s investment process.

Jenifer L. Butler, CFA®, CFP®

Co-Founder, Senior Advisor and Principal

Jenifer co-founded Deighan Wealth Advisors with Jean Deighan in 1994. She is a graduate of the University of Maine at Machias, a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, and a Certified Financial Planner® professional. To become a CFA® charter holder, Jenifer had to pass a series of rigorous examinations demonstrating competency in securities valuation, financial statement analysis, economics, portfolio management, performance measurement, and ethics. As a CFP® professional, Jenifer has demonstrated a thorough understanding of investment, retirement, tax, and estate planning situations. She has more than 25 years of professional investment experience and serves on the boards or committees of several nonprofit organizations.

Jenifer’s day-to-day activities include working with clients, contributing to the firm’s investment process, and managing the firm’s compliance activities.

Jennifer L. Eastman, JD

Chief Operations Officer and Principal

Jennifer joined Deighan Wealth Advisors in 2019. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and the College of William & Mary Law School. She has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America 2016-2019 in the practice of Elder Law. She was worked with families in planning for retirement, business succession, long term care, and wealth transfer. Jennifer is currently enrolled in the Certified Financial Planner™ program to enhance her experience in investment, retirement, tax and estate planning advisement.  Jennifer has practiced in estate planning and elder law for more than 15 years and serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Jennifer  is a member of our Investment Committee and is Chair of our Marketing Committee.

Jennifer’s day-to-day activities include working with clients, managing the firm’s operations, contributing to the firm’s investment process, and managing the firm’s marketing activities.

Matthew T. Skaves, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer

Matt rejoined Deighan Wealth Advisors in 2020 after previously working at the firm for eight years. He is a graduate of the University of Maine, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and an MBA in Finance. Matt is a CFA® charter holder, having passed three, six-hour examinations that are widely considered the most rigorous in the investment profession. He has more than fourteen years of professional investment experience and taught finance for five years as a full-time lecturer at the University of Maine, where he earned an award for excellence in teaching and leadership. Matt is a published researcher, with a co-authored article in the Journal of Investing. He serves on the boards or committees of several nonprofit organizations and is the chair of our Investment Committee.

Matt’s day-to-day activities include managing the investment program and helping to oversee the firm’s technology initiatives.

Tyler D. Hoxie, CFA®

Investment Analyst

Tyler joined Deighan Wealth Advisors in May of 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Maine where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentration in Finance and a Political Science Minor. While in school, Tyler was appointed and sponsored by Senator Olympia Snowe to represent Maine at the U.S. Senate Page School in Washington, DC, where he served as a Senate Page. Tyler was awarded the Investment Foundations Certificate in November of 2014 by the CFA Institute. Successful completion of this program requires approximately 100 hours of self-study and passing an examination covering the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry. He has successfully completed the requirements to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. To earn the CFA charter, candidates must sequentially pass three six-hour examinations that are widely considered the most rigorous in the investment profession. The examinations cover Ethical and Professional Standards, Securities Analysis and Valuation, Financial Statement Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Economics, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management and Performance Measurement. Tyler is an active community volunteer and looks forward to additional opportunities to share his knowledge and skills.

Tyler’s day-to-day activities include account administration, operations, advisor support, investment analysis and contributing to the firm’s investment process. Tyler is a member of our Investment Committee.

Donna Bushey, CRS

Client Relations Specialist and Operations Assistant

Donna worked in the retail business for fifteen years starting as a part-time associate and later as an Assistant Manager/Manager. She then worked for a short time as a bookkeeper before joining attorney Nathan Dane in title insurance/real estate law. After eleven years she accompanied Mr. Dane to Rudman Winchell, a large law firm in Bangor, where she worked as a Legal Assistant for twelve years in estate planning, real estate and probate law. At the end of May 2019, Donna joined Deighan Wealth Advisors.

Donna’s day-to-day activities include reception, administration and office management.

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