Associates

Our financial representatives are the face of our organization. They not only represent the Northwestern Mutual district office in Iowa City, 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.

 
 Bradley W Schooler

Bradley W Schooler, CFP®

Financial Advisor
bradley.schooler@nm.com

Brad Schooler is a Growth and Development Director and a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual.  He primarily works with young professionals in the medical marketplace, engineers, young families and small business owners. 

Brad is originally from Eldrige, IA and graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Management in December 2012.  Brad started with Northwestern Mutual as an intern in March 2011 and converted full-time in February 2012.  In May of 2014, Brad became College Unit Director in the Coralville Office and was recently appointed as a Growth and Development Director.

Brad is passionate about developing relationships with clients and helping them achieve their financial goals.  Brad has a commitment to professonal development.  In January of 2015, Brad became a Financial Advisor.

 
 Colleen M Brown

Colleen M Brown

Associate Financial Representative
colleen.brown@nm.com

Colleen started at Northwestern Mutual in 2008 and joined Dennis Visser as an Associate in 2012. She is a University of Iowa graduate in Marketing, Journalism and Public Relations, a licensed & registered Investment Advisor, (RIA®) is licensed in Life & Health, (Iowa).  She has earned her Chartered Life Underwriter, (CLU®) designation. 

Colleen’s days are filled by assisting the Visser team in the application and underwriting process, handling service needs and arranging initial appointments and follow up meetings for plan updates and annual reviews.  

A native of Iowa, Colleen spends free time being fully engaged with her family, including husband, Fred and their 6 children. 

 
 Drew Andrew Walters

Drew Andrew Walters

Associate Financial Advisor
drew.a.walters@nm.com

 
 Garrett Brander

Garrett Brander, CFP®

Managing Director
garrett.brander@nm.com

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Garrett Brander is a Financial Advisor and Managing Director of the Iowa City/Coralville Office.  He has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2011.  He is originally from Rockford, Illinois and now resides in Coralville, IA.  Garrett received his finance degree from the University of Iowa in 2011.

Garrett and his team of 4 pride themselves on developing and maintaining client relationships and providing clients with guided execution to help realize their goals. He is passionate about being his clients advocate and has a team-based planning approach. Garrett specializes in the areas of wealth accumulation, investment services, asset and income protection and retirement solutions.

Garrett currently serves as Vice President on the board for the Vast Network, an organization whose mission is to create and deliver success stories, to provide inspiration to others. He is also an active member of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, EPIC (Empowered Professionals of Iowa City), and the non-profit he supports, Second Shot.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, boating, golfing, and skiing. 

 
 Joseph E Williams

Joseph E Williams

Financial Advisor
joseph.williams@nm.com

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 Lance R Beckman

Lance R Beckman

Financial Advisor
lance.beckman@nm.com

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 Lisa Beth Margolin

Lisa Beth Margolin

Financial Advisor
lisa.margolin@nm.com

Lisa Margolin is a financial advisor in the Coralville office. She very much enjoys helping people identify and achieve their financial goals.

Before being recruited by Northwestern Mutual, Lisa sold cars at a local dealership. Prior to that, she did stand-up comedy, improv, and theater in New York City, where she also worked in sales.

A Northwestern University graduate, Lisa is an Iowa City native and very happy to be helping people so close to home. In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with family, friends, eating chocolate, drinking Starbucks, and making people laugh. 

 
 Michael D. Hartberg

Michael D. Hartberg

Financial Advisor
michael.hartberg@nm.com

Michael Hartberg is a Financial Advisor in the Coralville office.  He resides in North Liberty with his wife, Courtney, and their two dogs, Maverick and Mila. Michael received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 2013. He has been with Northwestern Mutual since January 2016, obtaining the goal of Pacesetter First 40 in his first six months. Michael enjoys assisting clients by aligning their wealth with their values, goals, and intentions. Michael enjoys the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with family and friends.

 
 Ray Boyum

Ray Boyum

Financial Representative
ray.boyum@nm.com

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Sam William Tvedt

Financial Representative
samuel.tvedt@nm.com

 
 Victoria M Kipp

Victoria M Kipp

Associate Financial Advisor
victoria.kipp@nm.com

Victoria Kipp is an Associate Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual. She is originally from New Lenox, IL and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2013 with her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and Mass Communications. Victoria has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2015 and joined Bradley Schooler's team in April of 2017. She currently holds her insurance and Series 6 and 63 licenses. 

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