Over our combined 60 years in the industry, our team of highly credentialed professionals has helped hundreds of business owners and families turn wisdom into action and gain true financial security.
Ryan Yoder was born in Topeka, Indiana. He moved to Fort Collins in 1990 to attend Colorado State University on a basketball scholarship. As an accomplished collegiate athlete and the head high school boys basketball coach at Resurrection Christian School, I value teamwork and the practical advantages of a united entity striving towards a common goal. I understand the significance of directing a team with a natural passion for leadership and developing individual talents that will serve as the framework for future achievements.
This “player-coach” mentality is an integral aspect of my overarching vision for Northwestern Mutual - Fort Collins: to make an indelible impact on the lives of every individual, family, and business owner that chooses to entrust their financial futures with our firm.
I work hard to cultivate relationships with my clients as their trusted Wealth Management Advisor, providing them the insightful guidance, motivation and educational tools to organize and simplify their insurance and financial interests into a comprehensive, cohesive plan for sustainable security.
Ryan and his wife Erika were married in June of 2000. They have four children, Luke, Ty, Macy and Will. Ryan is a member of the Windsor Vineyard Church and is currently involved on the church’s Board of Directors. He loves camping, spending time with family and friends, as well as playing, watching and coaching sports. In the fall of 2020, Ryan became the head high school boys basketball coach at Resurrection Christian School in addition to his Northwestern Mutual practice. He is excited about impacting individuals, families and businesses through all his endeavors.
His life mission is to influence people for eternity, inspiring and equipping them to live a life of significance.
Brian was born and raised in west Denver. He learned the value of hard work from his dad and mom by working for their masonry construction company throughout high school and college. Prior to graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance, he began his financial planning career with Northwestern Mutual’s top-rated college internship program. Today, he provides holistic financial planning for successful clients and business owners in Colorado, and across the nation. He is most proud of his incredible family: his wife and high school sweetheart Jordan, daughter Rylee, and sons Lincoln and Gabriel.
His purpose in life is to deliver and reveal God's love by serving others and living a life that exists out of great faith.
Jesse grew up in a suburb of Chicago. He moved to Jackson, WY in high school and attended the University of Wyoming, receiving his degree in Marketing with a minor in Finance and Psychology. Jesse was a college financial representative with us in 2004 and upon graduation, converted to a financial representative in 2005. In 2009, Jesse was promoted to the Director of Development where he oversaw the training and hiring of all advisors 5 years and under in the northern Colorado/southern Wyoming region. In 2018, he joined The Yoder Financial Group as the Director of Financial Planning. What Jesse enjoys most about his work is making a lifelong impact on the clients and families his team serves. Specifically, Jesse specializes in comprehensive financial planning for affluent families and professionals.
Jesse enjoys being active, traveling, time with family and friends, and giving back to his community through different philanthropic efforts such as Rotary. Jesse and his wife Meggan have a daughter, Alex, and a son, Dax.
Ali has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2009 and joined our team in March 2017. Ali enjoys the variety and independence her job affords as well as the team environment that Northwestern Mutual embodies. A native of Fort Collins, Colorado, Ali graduated from the University of Vermont, majoring in English with a minor in Sociology. Her responsibilities include: client relations and services, underwriting assistance, planning analysis preparation and managing information technology.
In her spare time, Ali enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters and watching and participating in a variety of sports.
Amber has lived in Fort Collins since 2001 and is happy to call Colorado home. She worked in the dental field for 16 years before joining the Yoder Practice Team to pursue a new career helping clients achieve their financial goals. Amber has a passion for people and loves to see individuals and businesses identify and achieve their most important financial dreams. She is happy to be a part of the growing, dynamic Yoder Practice with Northwestern Mutual.
Amber has two beautiful daughters and enjoys volunteering in the community and leads a girl’s character group, helping young women become the best version of themselves. When she is not working, she loves snow shoeing, hiking and camping with her family and German Short Hair Pointer, Lucy, as well as reading the latest fiction book.
Courtney joined Northwestern Mutual and our team in 2014. Originally from Aurora, Courtney attended Metropolitan State College of Denver and Colorado State University. Courtney is primarily responsible for scheduling, client relations, and investment process.
In her time outside of the office, Courtney is an avid runner, and enjoys playing piano, hiking, biking and spending time with her husband and two kids.
Kenzie grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming, receiving dual degrees in Finance and Economics. Kenzie was a College Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in 2019 and joined Foresight Financial Group the Team Financial Planning Associate upon graduation.
When she is not working, Kenzie loves to spend time with her family and her goldendoodle Harper, as well as go golfing, camping, and traveling.
Aaron grew up in California before moving to Fort Collins in 1997. Aaron has had various professional roles, from running a restaurant to managing the operations of a whole warehouse. Aaron’s belief that all things done through faith and integrity lead to growth and success has helped him in every endeavor. He brings this mindset to his work with The Yoder Financial Group to help clients fulfill their financial goals and dreams.
Outside of the office, Aaron has played sports and played multiple musical instruments for most of his life. He has played in successful bands (usually a couple at the same time) as well as being a dedicated member of the music team at Redeemer Lutheran Church, where he has attended since moving to Colorado. He enjoys playing softball, golf, tennis, and volleyball every week in addition to enjoying time in the mountains year-round. He also enjoys getting together with his immediate family for Sunday dinner weekly.
John moved to Fort Collins in 2019 with his wife, Ashley. John has been in the financial industry since 2016, starting off in asset transfers and continuing as a Private Client Financial Services Representative. In February 2020, John became a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual. He joined the Yoder Financial Group as an Associate Wealth Management Advisor in 2020. He loves being part of the team and helping individuals with their financial futures.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, staying active and traveling.