Our Team

Richard P. Mercier, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF

President / CEO / Investment Adviser Representative

Dick Mercier is a Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Life Underwriter, and founder of Mercier Financial Group, Inc.  He is a life-member of the Million Dollar Round Table, and a 4-time Top of the Table qualifier.  When not in the office, Dick enjoys traveling with his wife, Laura and as a former Arthur Murray Dance Studio dance teacher and manager, Dick and Laura are avid ballroom dancers.  Dick continues to be a benefactor of Northwest Family Life, a domestic violence counseling center and was instrumental in the set up and funding of Penny's Place, a safe house for women & children fleeing domestic violence.

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W. Tyler Mercier

President of First Principles Financial LLC / Investment Adviser Representative / Notary Public

Tyler joined Mercier Financial Group, Inc. in 1991 and has a degree in psychology from Seattle Pacific University.  He has been a financial advisor and a licensed life & health agent for the last 25 years and a former graduate instructor in the City University of Seattle Personal Financial Planning MBA program.

In 2018, Tyler and his wife Kacy relocated to Florida to be near their daughters and grandchildren.  Tyler founded First Principles Financial, LLC in 2018 as the east coast office of Mercier Financial Group.  Tyler provides collaborative consultations, investment portfolio design and risk analysis, financial plan construction, IT and logistical support to the Edmonds office from his location near Tampa, Florida.

Outside the office Tyler swims an hour every morning and enjoys kayaking, snorkeling, participating in Tough Mudder© obstacle course events with Kacy and they recently took up sprint triathlon racing.  Tyler and Kacy also spend as much time as possible with their granddaughter Elizabeth Grace and grandson Lawson Lee. Additionally, Tyler volunteers as an administrative leader with the Tampa chapter of Bible Study Fellowship International.

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Melissa Mercier

Office Manager / Insurance Agent / Notary Public

Melissa joined Mercier Financial Group in 1993.  She is a licensed life & health agent, and Notary Public.  Melissa enjoys traveling with her husband, Josh and participating in fitness events.

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Cher Hill

Administrative Assistant / Insurance Agent

Cher joined Mercier Financial Group in 2022.  She is a recently licensed life & health agent and is currently pursuing a securities license.  She provides administrative and IT support for the Edmonds office.