Staff

 

As a Managing Director for Northwestern Mutual, I am committed to helping my clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business. I don't do it alone!

Mike Scher

 
Cristin L Goetzka

Cristin L Goetzka

Director of Operations
Office 262-646-6752

Cristin joined Northwestern Mutual in fall of 2013. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Organizational Communication from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She is fully licensed in life, health, and disability insurance. She is also a Registered Representative with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services holding her Series 6 and 63 FINRA registrations. 

Cristin is responsible for handling our clients' risk and investment portfolios, and addressing their investment needs and questions. Those items include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Planning Analysis
  • NMIS trades
  • Supply quotes – life, disability income
  • Schedule insurance exams
  • Provide policy/investment values
  • Expedite owner/beneficiary changes
  • Process changes to your billing methods

In her free time, Cristin enjoys sporting clay tournaments, gourmet cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband Adam and their two dogs, Derbie and Mumford.

 
Kiara Strunk

Kiara Strunk

Office 262-646-6737

Kiara joined Northwestern Mutual in October of 2016. She obtained a degree in Communications and a minor in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. Kiara has a strong background in customer service and she is excited to take the roll of helping the organization prosper and grow. 

Kiara is responsible for:

  • Welcoming referrals and networking opportunities
  • Recruiting
  • Coordinating client and special events
  • Contract and Licensing
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Technology updates
  • Office Management 

Kiara and her husband, Jeremy, have been married since January 2016. They love spending time with family, friends and their dog, Gigi, especially outdoors. In her free time she enjoys playing softball, volleyball and shooting her bow, as well as ice-fishing with Jeremy and bowling with her dad. 

 
Laura McManama

Laura McManama

Associate Financial Advisor
Office 262-646-6742

Laura joined Northwestern Mutual in May of 2014 as part of the internship program. She has her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Upon graduation, she joined the team full-time. She is fully licensed in life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance. She is also a Registered Representative with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services holding her Series 6 and 63 FINRA registrations.

Laura is responsible for:

  • Updating client information
  • Scheduling client meetings
  • Expediting owner/beneficiary changes
  • Scheduling insurance exams

In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as her puppy, Little Miss Mae “Missy”. She also loves to travel and one day hopes to go to Rio de Janeiro. During the summer months, you can typically find Laura on the volleyball and tennis courts. Rain or shine, she's always up for a good game!

 
Nicole M Doty

Nicole M Doty

Associate Financial Representative
Office 262-646-6755

Nicole joined Northwestern Mutual in the summer of 2017. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Art from Cardinal Stritch University. She is fully licensed in life, health, and disability insurance. 

Nicole is responsible for:

  • Assisting with meeting preparation
  • Scheduling insurance exams
  • Submitting insurance applications
  • Managing the underwriting process of pending applications
  • Preparing policies for delivery and requirement follow up
  • Processing service work request for current clients
    • Update Client Information
    • Expedite owner/beneficiary/policy changes
    • Premium payment questions

In her free time Nicole enjoys hiking, hunting/fishing and just spending time outside. She also creates artwork (mainly oil paintings) and going to art festivals throughout the summer.

 

Michael Jason Scher, CLU®, CLTC®

Managing Director

 

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