Our Team

Robert G. Karalius, ChFC®, CFP®

Financial Adviser

Rob was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He attended The Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 1988. Immediately upon graduation, Rob began his career with New York Life.

Rob always had the career goal of working with athletes and entertainers. After starting out primarily in the small business market, in 1992 his team landed their first professional NBA star. As of 2020, Rob and his team have been privileged to work with over 30 athletes and entertainers, assisting them with various planning concerns.

Through his 32-year career, Rob was promoted numerous times and rose through the corporate ranks. He has qualified for 10 New York Life councils and one at the Chairman's level. Recently, Rob has modified his practice to focus on his clients’ planning needs.

Through the years Rob has continued to expand his knowledge by obtaining his Chartered Financial Consultant, as well as his Certified Financial Planner designations. His understanding of investments, estate and business planning allows Rob and his team to satisfy the needs of their unique and successful clients.

Rob gives back to the community with the help of the New York Life Foundation. For the last decade, Rob has created 2 high school scholarships through the “Friends of Father Judge.” He has donated time and money to various causes and institutions including Cradles to Crayons, CHOP, The Liver Foundation, The Heart Association, The National Cancer Society and Penn State University. Additionally, he has served on the boards for Unico National, Northern Home for Children and the AM8 Foundation.

Rob enjoys golf, traveling and spending time with his 25-year old son Robbie. He is looking forward to Robbie and Amanda’s upcoming wedding in the spring of 2021. Rob currently resides in Conshohocken, PA with his dog, Lito.

Patricia M. Andris

Financial Services Professional

Pat Andris, known by many as Patty Karalius Andris, has been in the business for nearly 32 years. Patty spent several years working in the office area while broadening her understanding of the business before officially joining Rob and their father, George (aka Poppy) in June 2000. Since that time Patty has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) 7 consecutive years and New York Life Council a total of 17 times.

Today, Pat serves a large client base covering a wide financial spectrum. Her strength is giving all clients the focus they deserve in assisting them to meet their financial objectives. She attended St. Basil Academy High School and Arcadia University and attributes her learning and business skills from them.  She honed on her people skills by attending many City of Philadelphia events as a guest of her father. Her work ethic and caring of people comes from her Mom, Dad and brother. She is still fortunate to have both parents in her life.

Patty is a proud Mom of three great adult children and four beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends along with reading and traveling to new places. Downtime is "beach time"!  She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Mark C. Weller, CFP® MBA

Financial Adviser

Mark C. Weller has been an agent with New York Life since 2009. In his 11+ years working under the tutelage of Robert G. Karalius, ChFC® CFP® Mark has earned Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) status 7 consecutive years while qualifying for New York Life Council the past 10 consecutive years.

Mark graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Economics. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Finance concentration from La Salle University School of Business. He was presented the MBA Graduate Student Academic Excellence Award in 2009. In 2015, Mark achieved the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) credential.

A native of Hatboro, Mark presently resides in Greenville, DE with his wife Abby. They are proud parents of now three cats, Little Girl, Shadow and Magic.

Dominick DiNofa

Financial Services Professional

Dominick F. DiNofa is the most recent addition to our team; joining New York Life as a Financial Services Professional in January of 2020.  Before joining New York Life, Dominick had prior experience working internally for a Financial Services provider.

While growing up, Dominick also worked as a part-time manager at his prideful family's Italian Restaurant Gino's Pizza Cafe in Mayfair, PA.

Dominick graduated from The Penn State Smeal College of Business in 2017 with a major in Actuarial Science and a minor in Statistics.

Raised in Richboro, Dominick currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.  In his leisure time you can find him on the golf course, watching sports or working out.

Donna H. Bolno, M.Ed.

Agent

Donna came to NYL first as a client, then as an agent. She has a rich and varied resume with caring for and about people at the core of all of her work. As a teacher, social worker, therapist, community relations director and development director, Donna has the ability and skill to relate to clients from across the spectrum. She enjoys being part of a team that she personally trusts with financial expertise and depth and brings her warmth, personal experience, knowledge and perspective to client meetings.

George V. Karalius

Agent

George was born in Lithuania in 1937. After a tumultuous childhood during World War II where his family constantly moved. In 1950, his family was sponsored and immigrated to the United States settling in Philadelphia. He graduated from Central High School and Temple University.

He had three phases of work life. First, he is a Marine, "Semper Fi". His second career was with the City of Philadelphia where he started as a Lifeguard and retired as the Deputy Commissioner of the Recreation Department. During his tenure, his most recognized call of duty was running the Mummer’s Parade, a well known Philadelphia tradition for a decade. After retiring at 55, he wasn’t quite ready for a rocking chair. So, he joined his son, Rob at New York Life.

In his 28th year in 2020, George referred by many as "Poppy" still can be seen bringing in new clients as well as maintaining the relationships with clients that he introduced to New York Life over the last generation.

George is married to Pat for 60 years. He is a proud father of 2 children (Pat & Rob), 4 grandchildren (Tommy, Trish, Joey and Robbie) and 4 great-grandchildren (Landon, Kingston, Trayce and Mila). Their close-knit family not only shows in work life but also in real life, spending holidays, vacations as well as sharing the normal ups and downs of everyday life.