Mary Ellen Whalen

Mary Ellen Whalen

Financial Assistant

Mary Ellen grew up in Bloomington-Normal and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1984 with a degree in economics. While living in the Washington, D.C. area and in Springfield, she worked in the insurance industry before she took a hiatus to stay home with her three children. When her youngest started kindergarten, Mary Ellen started working as an assistant at her children's school and stayed for 19 years. She joined Crabtree Financial Group, LLC, in 2021 and helps to provide service to staff and clients as an office assistant.

Mary Ellen and her husband, Dan, raised their children in Bloomington and enjoy visiting them and their grandchildren whenever they can in Houston and Chicago. Besides traveling, they enjoy live music, hiking, biking, and following Illini football and basketball and the Cubs. She loves a good DIY project and working in her yard.