Our Team

Left to right: Tiann Madson, Justin Fenlon, Sara Olson, Colby Staloch, Maria Pinero, Nikolas Boyce, Kate Waagner, Brandon Flowers 

Our team is dedicated to working side by side with our clients, empowering them to achieve their financial goals.

 

Our Team:

 
Maria A Pinero

Maria A Pinero

Office 507-625-9400

Maria is a native of Tracy, MN and graduated from Minnesota State Mankato. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Management with a minor in Finance and Business Administration. She joined Northwestern Mutual in 2007. Maria and her husband Ramon, along with their daughters Maya, Bria, and Kenna reside in North Mankato, MN. In Maria's spare time she enjoys playing volleyball, running, and spending time with family and friends.

 
Justin John Fenlon

Justin John Fenlon, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Associate Financial Advisor
Office 507-625-9400

Justin Fenlon has been a part of the Northwestern Mutual team since 2006. While attending the University of Minnesota, Justin participated in the Northwestern Mutual internship program where he quickly found his passion working with individuals and families to help them achieve their financial goals. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics.

Outside of the office, Justin enjoys spending time at his cabin in northern Wisconsin, being active outdoors, and exploring new restaurants and shops in the Mankato area with his wife, Kelsey. 

 
Brandon Michael Flowers

Brandon Michael Flowers

Investment Operations
Office 507-625-9400

Brandon joined Northwestern Mutual in 2014.  He is from St. Clair, MN and graduated from Minnesota State University- Mankato.  He earned his Bachelors of Science in Personal Finance with minors in Investment Analysis and Business Administration.  Brandon and his wife Rachel currently live in Mankato. Brandon enjoys the outdoors, hunting and fishing, as well as watching and playing sports.

 
Tiann Madson

Tiann Madson

Client Relations Coordinator
Office 507-625-9400

Tiann is originally from Wayzata, MN. She joined Northwestern Mutual in 2011.  She earned her Bachelors of Science in Family Life and Child Development at Mankato State University. Tiann and her husband Joe, along with their children Jordan, Jax, Tenley, and Brogan currently live in Mankato. Tiann enjoys attending her children's sporting events.
 

 
Sara E Olson

Sara E Olson

Office 507-625-9400

Sara is originally from Redwood Falls, MN. She has lived in Mankato for six years and attended Mankato State University. She joined Colby Staloch's team at Northwestern Mutual in 2015. In Sara's spare time she enjoys being outside with her daughter, Logann, and spending time with family and friends.

 
Cole William Minks

Cole William Minks

Office 507-625-9400

After graduating from Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sales and Marketing, Cole was introduced to Northwestern Mutual from a childhood friend, Colby Staloch. Cole immediately knew that helping individuals and families in the community to achieve their financial goals was something he wanted to do. 

Outside of the office, Cole likes to play sports and spend time outdoors hunting and fishing. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Karissa, and his family

 

 

 
Kate M Waagner

Kate M Waagner

Office 507-625-9400

Kate grew up in Tracy, MN. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Curriculum and Instructional Technology. Before she joined Northwestern Mutual in 2016, she was a teacher in Arizona for thirteen years. Kate is currently an AFR in our insurance department and has her LAH and is securities licensed. She enjoys the culture at Northwestern Mutual and learning something new everyday. Kate and her husband Trevor, along with their three kids, Teya, Gavin, and Brooks reside in Madison Lake, MN.

 
Nikolas S Boyce

Nikolas S Boyce, CFP®

Investment Operations
Office 507-625-9400

Nikolas joined Northwestern Mutual in 2017. He grew up in New Ulm, MN and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Finance emphasis) degree from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. In early 2017, Nikolas completed all requirements of the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He assists the team on the investment and financial planning side.

Previously, Nikolas worked as an investment analyst and financial planning associate at a registered investment adviser in Rapid City, SD and served high net worth clients near or in retirement. Nikolas enjoys spending time with family, watching and playing sports, being outdoors, and going to fine arts events.

 

Colby J Staloch

Managing Director

 

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