How We Work

How We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Meet Our Team

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

Founder and Wealth Management Advisor


Aaron leads our organization and advises families and business owners in all facets of wealth management including retirement and education planning, investment strategies, estate planning, and risk management. Aaron is passionate...

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Katie L Ristvedt, ChFC®

Director of Operations and Investments


Katie runs the operations of Aaron's business while helping with the creation, proposal, and implementation of investment accounts and financial documents. Katie holds her Life, Accident & Health and Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 licenses...
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Denise M Barry, ChFC®

Director of Wealth Management Services


Denise joined Aaron's team in 2014. Denise is a fully registered representative, holding her series 6, 63, 7 licenses through LPL Financial, and life, accident & health insurance licenses. She also holds the ChFC designation. Denise is...

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