Aaron Dean Smaagaard, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Wealth Management Advisor

My Team

As a Wealth Management Advisor 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.

Together, we stand committed to providing the best customer service possible. If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.

Katie L Ristvedt

Katie L Ristvedt, ChFC®

Office 651-714-6829
Fax 651-344-0821

Katie Ristvedt has been with Aaron Smaagaard and Northwestern Mutual for 10 years.
Her goal is to help individuals achieve a more secure future by working to understand their situation and build a relationship that will serve their needs over time. She is committed to providing the best experience possible for their clients.

Katie holds her Life, Accident & Health and Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 licenses.

Katie can help you with the following:

  • Investment related questions, and
  • Operational requests such as placing trades, providing account values, processing check requests, IRA distributions, wire transfers, and gain/loss information.

In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Paul, sons Carter and Jack, as well as going for walks with their black lab Lucky, cooking and gardening.


Denise M Barry

Denise M Barry

Denise has been with Northwestern Mutual since December of 2014. Denise is an Associate Financial Representative as well as a fully registered representative of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC holding her series 6, 63, 7 and life, accident & health insurance licenses.  Denise is dedicated to providing superior service to the most important, our clients.  Prior to Northwestern Mutual, Denise spent six years at ING/Voya.

Denise can help you with the following:

  • General policy questions and updates
  • Appointment requests and calendar coordination
  • Bank account, address and beneficiary changes
  • Premium and billing questions
  • Policy loans and loan repayment

In her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time with her son Parker, her chocolate lab Oscar and her husband Jason.


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