Our Advisors

About Us

Mark Drake Sr.

Series 6, 63, 65, 26
Financial Advisor

Mark was born and raised in the small town of Three Rivers, Michigan. It was there that he met and married his high school sweetheart, Ann. While working full time for his father’s company, Drake’s Fuel Service, he simultaneously built the foundation of what would become a lifelong passion and career as a financial advisor. For 35 years, he has continued to stay educated and committed to providing his clients with the highest quality of personal service. For over three decades, Mark and his team have been helping local families prepare for and navigate the financial challenges of retirement. Mark’s children, Abby & Mark Jr., have both joined the family business. Today, Mark and Ann reside in Lawton, Michigan.

Office: 269.329.0010
Email: mdrake@primerica.com

Abby Lininger

Series 6, 63, 65, 26
Financial Advisor

Abby has been around the financial industry since birth but officially started her financial services career in 2005. She graduated from Hope College and married her high school sweetheart. They now live with their two boys in Byron Center and run our Grand Rapids satellite office. Abby has a passion for coming alongside families and working with them to implement a strategy to achieve their financial goals. She also teaches important financial concepts to business owners and nonprofit organizations.

Office: 616.389.0113
Email: alininger@primerica.com

Mark Drake Jr.

Series 6, 63, 65
Financial Advisor

Mark was born and raised in Southwest Michigan. Having grown up in a world shaped by the events of September 11, 2001, Mark felt called to serve his country. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army where he served as a paratrooper and non-commissioned officer for 8 years. After being honorably discharged from service, he joined his father and sister in business. Mark now resides with his wife, Kaleigh, and daughter, Elizabeth and son, Mark III, in Plainwell, MI. Today, he applies his passion for serving others and his understanding of financial markets toward helping people reach their financial goals. Mark helps families and local business owners build wealth and plan for their retirement; he especially understands the needs of veterans and their families.

Office: 269.329.0010
Cell: 269.271.1581
Email: mdrakejr@primerica.com

Our Advisers

Andrew Black

Series 6, 63, 65, 26
Financial Advisor

Andrew was born and raised in Southwest Michigan and relocated to South Carolina in 2005, where he served the community in managerial and sales roles in service-related industries. In 2008, he met and married his wife, Katie, and started growing their family. In 2013, Andrew graduated from the University of South Carolina-Beaufort with a degree in Business Administration. Feeling called to help families, individuals, and small business owners better manage the struggles of their everyday financial lives, he embarked on a journey in 2019 to help families become financially independent. Today, Andrew resides in Bluffton, SC with his wife and business partner, Katie a daughter, three sons, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Andrew is guided by a commitment to God, family, and strengthening the financial health of his clients.

Office: 269.329.0010
Cell: 843.290.3806
Email: andrewpblack@primerica.com

Doug Neracher

Series 6, 63, 65, 26
Financial Advisor

Doug is a native Michigander, originally from the east side of the state, now a long-time resident of Portage. He joined our business in 1994 after working for 14 years as a teacher and coach. Doug uses sound principles to help families navigate through market cycles and assist them in reaching their goals. When he is not helping families, you’ll probably find him out on the golf course with his golden retriever or spending some quality time with his grandkids.

Office: 269.329.0010
Cell: 269.998.7828
Email: dneracher@primerica.com

Earle Martin

Series 7, 63, 66
Financial Advisor

In 2013, Earle joined the Primerica team. Prior to becoming a professional in the financial services industry, Earle had a distinguished, 25-year career in law enforcement with Kalamazoo Public Safety in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Earle applies his professional and life experiences, as well as his knowledge of investments, to help his clients understand and determine their investment objectives. Earle is located in Michigan during the summer and Florida during the winter.

Office: 269.329.0010
Cell: 269.377.7415
Email: earlestephenmartin@primerica.com

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Client Service Experience

At Drake Financial Group we take pride in customer service. We believe in open and active communication. Sonnie leads our efforts to provide you with the highest quality of service.

Sonnie Salters

Client Service

Office: 269.329.0010
Email: ssalters@primerica.com


Sonnie was born and raised in Southwest Michigan. Prior to joining our team, Sonnie worked in the cell phone industry for 15 years as a regional trainer and managed several retail locations. Needing a change of pace toward something more fulfilling, Sonnie joined Mark as his office manager in 2005. She is charged with keeping the office organized and running smoothly. Life insurance and securities licensed, Sonnie works closely with Mark and the other advisors to ensure that our clients receive top-notch customer service.


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1302 W Milham Ave

Portage MI, 49024

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2034 84th Street SW

Suite B

Byron Center MI, 49315