My Team

As a financial 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. With the support of a dedicated staff, we stand committed to providing you the best client service possible. If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.


Natalie Claire Brunner

Associate Financial Representative
Office 816-412-1539

Natalie joined Northwestern Mutual in 2016 and is responsible for client relations and administrative management.  She comes from a career in local restaurant, retail and tailor shop co-management.  She believes in the vision of Northwestern Mutual and the ability of Chad Esslinger's team to educate and help clients reach their financial goals.  She is responsible for handling client requests, facilitating the underwriting process and oversees the daily operations. Natalie is licensed in life, health and disability insurance and holds her FINRA Series 6.


Gregory Michael Finger

Gregory Michael Finger, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®

Office 913-748-0608

Greg has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2011. He started as a Financial Representative, and later joined an Advisor team as Personal Planning Strategist, providing case consult and planning analysis expertise.

Greg holds CFP® and CLU® and RICP® designations, as well as FINRA series 6, 7, 65 and 63 licensing. He also holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Business (Finance) and Education from Westminster College. Greg is passionate about maximizing the impact of thoughtful, individualized financial planning.

Kay Lee Leadbetter

Kay Lee Leadbetter

Financial Planning Specialist

Kay Lee has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2012. Before joining the Financial Planning team, Kay Lee worked with a high-level Advisor team in our Kansas City branch. There, she managed investment operations and trading, business operations, and client service.

Kay Lee holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from University of Missouri-Columbia. She is passionate about providing the tools and resources that enable people to achieve their personal, financial, and professional goals.

Jason Samimi

Jason Samimi

Office 913-362-5000

Jason has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2018. Before joining the Financial Planning team, he was a Financial Analyst at DST Systems preparing earnings statements and data reporting.

Jason holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a current Level 1 CFA candidate. He is passionate about consulting advisors on how to help clients meet their investment goals on time while maximizing portfolio efficiency.

Ariel Holochuck

Ariel Holochuck

Office 913-362-5000

Ariel began with Northwestern Mutual in 2016 as the IFP Assistant Operations Manager. Prior to her current role, Ariel worked as the Sales Execution Team Director in Sacramento, California.

Ariel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a counseling concentration from Azusa Pacific University. She is passionate bout equipping financial representatives to establish successful planning practices that are known for their character, integrity, and professionalism.


Chad Esslinger, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CLTC®

Wealth Management Advisor


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