Associates

Our financial representatives are the face of our organization. They not only represent the Northwestern Mutual, but they also represent the best interests of their clients. We are proud of their accomplishments, share in their enthusiasm and drive, and help motivate them to achieve the highest level of excellence.

 

Andrew James Lawler

Financial Representative
andrew.j.lawler@nm.com

 

Brandon Boyd Sharp

Financial Representative
brandon.sharp@nm.com

 
 Caleb K Brown

Caleb K Brown, CLU®

Financial Advisor
caleb.brown@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

 
 Carl W Middleton III

Carl W Middleton III

Senior Financial Representative
carl.middleton@nm.com

 
 Christian J Sakamoto

Christian J Sakamoto

Financial Advisor
christian.sakamoto@nm.com

I was born and raised in the beautiful Puget Sound area of the Pacific Northwest. While growing up, I was taught that in order to be successful, you need to surround yourself with like-minded individuals. I learned that it doesn’t just take one person to be great, but a team all working together to help each other achieve the desired results.

My junior and senior year in high school was actually spent at a local community college where I earned my Associate of Business while simultaneously earning my high school diploma. A year and a half later, I graduated college with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Tacoma at the age of 19. While I attended college, I started working on my plans to start a fragrance and candle company. We collaborated with many professionals in the industry to make our ideas a reality. In addition to working on getting Viaggi Fragrances™ launched, I also joined an elite financial planning firm that has allowed me to use my passion for connecting with great people, and combined it with helping good people achieve financial independence.

I believe that success is a result of hard work mixed with doing business the right way and putting my clients first. I want to grow my businesses with this philosophy.

 
 Christopher A Dime

Christopher A Dime

Financial Advisor
chris.dime@nm.com

Originally from Olympia, Chris Dime is a migrant to Seattle. As a PLU Army ROTC alum, he serves part-time in the Army National Guard, as well. In today's busy world, studies show that working with an advisor increases the odds of financial success. Chris is committed to doing everything he can to get clients to a point where they proselytize "working with Chris and his team, was the best decision we ever made."

 
 Dan Rosales

Dan Rosales, CLTC®

Financial Advisor
dan.rosales@nm.com

Dan has been a part of the Northwestern Mutual family since 2008.  In Dan’s role, he strives to serve his clients by delivering expert financial guidance while giving back to the community.  Dan desires to be the top-rated financial planning advisor of which has unprecedented follow-through and commitment to his clients.

 

Dan attended Pacific Lutheran University and received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.  Dan also proudly played for their Lute football program where he gained lifelong principles that he applies in his practice today.  In addition, Dan is an active board member for the Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation.  He values his experience with BBBS as it aligns with his mission in giving back to the community.  Finally, Dan is a sports enthusiast who closely follows and supports the local Seattle Seahawks, PLU Lutes football and the Los Angeles Lakers.

 
 Devin Michael Arndt

Devin Michael Arndt

Financial Representative
devin.arndt@nm.com

 
 Gary S Brayshaw

Gary S Brayshaw, Ph.D., M.A., M.A., CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor
gary.brayshaw@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

As an oarsman at Cornell University, I learned that preparation over a long period of time provides opportunity for success. No one stroke wins a race, nor can anyone win it alone.

Give me a call so that I might help you develop and implement financial solutions to promote a more secure financial future.   With more than 26 years of experience I can often detect problems in peoples' financial planning that may not be on other advisors' radar.  Moreover, once I do spot a problem, I am prepared to offer creative solutions after careful analysis of your specific situation.  What is more, these solutions will answer, not just if you die, but most especially if you live.

As a boating man, when asked about my work, I like to put it this way, I listen to find my client's course objective; then, I use my 25 years experience to anticpate possible shoals, checking the telltale buoys along the way to maintin a true heading.

 
 John F Unterreiner

John F Unterreiner, CLTC®

Financial Advisor
john.unterreiner@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

Twelve years of experience in health care and human services give John Unterreiner real-life insight into the importance of preparing for the financial future. When he joined the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in 1997, John committed himself to carefully identifying each client’s long-term life vision and financial needs.

John specializes in life insurance and is an enthusiastic advocate of the Network’s financial products, services, advisors and specialists. He recommends solutions he would choose for his own family. The people of Pierce County and southern Kitsap County can work with John Unterreiner to help them achieve their financial security goals.

 
 Rick Kyle Johnson

Rick Kyle Johnson

Financial Advisor
rick.k.johnson@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn

Do you know someone who at first glance appears financially secure, but in reality could be doing more? Rick helps people achieve true financial security by aligning their desires for the future with concrete actions that can be taken today. Furthermore, Rick continues to work with his clients on a regular basis to make sure that their financial solutions remain consistent with their ever changing needs.

Rick's true passion is being able to work with individuals and small businesses in developing customized solutions for financial success. Rick truly enjoys meeting new people and building relationships with them. It gives him great pleasure to know that at the end of the day, he will have worked with many clients to develop optimal financial strategies tailored to their individual needs. 

As a Financial Advisor, Rick has found a great sense of purpose operating his own practice and impacting the financial lives of his clients.  With over a decade of experince and expert specialists at his fingertips, Rick has the ability to provide his clients with innovative financial solutions and valuable guidance to help them protect and prepare for their dreams in life. 

 
 Ryan Ainsworth

Ryan Ainsworth

Financial Advisor
ryan.ainsworth@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

As a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual, Ryan Ainsworth specializes in developing comprehensive financial roadmaps for clients to strive for what they desire most, while protecting against the "what-if's."  Ryan seeks to obtain a clear understanding of each client's vision for their future and helps them make the most educated decisions on how to proceed financially.  He takes the time to educate his clients on things that they may be unaware of, and help them gain clarity around their own situation.  Taking a comprehensive approach allows his team to identify any redundancies, gaps, or missed opportunities in their current strategy.

Ryan Ainsworth began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2009 with a vision to make a significant positive impact on his clients and community.  His goal is to develop long term relationships based on open communication, honesty, and trust, which will ultimately help lead clients to long term success. With experience in retirement planning, investments strategies, asset distribution, and insurance planning, his team takes a coordinated approach towards securing his clients financial future.

Ryan Graduated with honors from Aberdeen High School in 2000 where he paticipated in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), lettered in Basketball for 3 years, and lettered in Cross Country for 4.  After graduation he studied Business Management and Marketing at Western Washington University in Bellingham WA.

 
 Ryan Edward Krohn

Ryan Edward Krohn

Financial Advisor
ryan.krohn@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter

Ryan Krohn seeks to build long-term relationships by providing value from the instant he speaks with clients by helping them prepare for a secure financial future. By utilizing his own knowledge & experience and leveraging world-class insurance services & Internationally recognized investment products he delivers the utmost value to his clients.

 
 Stephen Joseph Hill

Stephen Joseph Hill

Financial Advisor
stephen.hill@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

After graduating St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, GA, Stephen went on to study Business Management at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA. 

He worked his way up into management with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company beginning with the Lodge at Reynold's Plantation on Lake Oconee, GA, next Denver, CO, followed by Jupiter, FL, and most recently Lake Tahoe, CA.

Following a visit to the Pacific Northwest in 2010 Stephen finally found a place to settle.  During his role as a Corporate Sales Manager with the Seattle Mariners AAA affiliate Tacoma Rainiers he was introduced to many different financial institutions.  Taking into consideration his lifelong desire to have the most positive impact on people's lives possible he chose to join Northwestern Mutual- South Puget Sound

Stephen lives with his wife and two children in University Place, WA.  He enjoys golf, beer, and home improvement projects.

 
 Thang Quoc Nguyen

Thang Quoc Nguyen

Financial Advisor
thang.nguyen@nm.com

My Networks: LinkedIn Facebook

Born and raised in Seattle, WA, I have come to love this beautiful state and plan to stay here where I have built my practice and be close to my family.  I graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Mathematics in 2013.  I fell in love with the Tacoma area where I attended college and ultimately decided to build my practice here. 

I am passionate about helping others in the community and giving back when possible.  I am currently a Big Brother for the Big Brother Big Sister Program, where I mentor my elementary Little Brother.  I am also involved in the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk that Northwestern Mutual sponsors to raise awareness and donations for Brain Cancer.

When I am not working, I enjoy to play basketball, golf and spend time with my girlfriend. We appreciate the beautiful hikes and beaches that Washington has to offer and explore as much as we can.

 
 Tyler Ross Hjelseth

Tyler Ross Hjelseth

Financial Advisor
tyler.hjelseth@nm.com

Whether you are concerned for your financial needs or those of your family or business, Tyler Hjelseth will work to understand your financial dreams and goals so he can help provide the right solutions and products at the right time.

Tyler Hjelseth enjoys spending time with his wife, Angela and his family, coaching high school football at Life Christian Academy in Tacoma and watching almost any sport.  Additionally, Tyler is a big movie watcher and enjoys a good card game with friends.

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