Director of First Impressions and Client Experience
Mindy joined Retirement Income Strategies as the director of first impressions. Her talent for developing and nurturing relationships, communicating with others, and attention to detail is why this title suits her best. Mindy is responsible for creating and delivering a personal and comfortable experience to anyone who visits the office, whether they are an existing client or a potential client. She is also the marketing coordinator and is responsible for planning all the the educational events as well as the client appreciation events for the firm.
Mindy grew up in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and went on to graduate from UW-Madison, where she met her husband, Dan. Upon earning a degree in child and family studies, Mindy supervised in-home autism therapy for six years in the Green Bay and Madison areas. During this time, she built professional and compassionate relationships with clients, their families and team members. It enhanced her understanding of how to communicate with and relate to people, no matter what their background or life circumstances.
Mindy and Dan have two beautiful daughters, Mia and Kara. They live in Evansville, Wisconsin, in what used to be Mindy’s grandparents’ home. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, running and spending time with family and friends. Mindy is passionate about biking. She has participated in the MS Bike Ride for the past four years in honor of her mom, who has multiple sclerosis. Mia joined Mindy in training, riding and fundraising to help find a cure for all those affected by MS. Both girls play soccer and share their love for the sport with their dad, who is also a coach. Mindy enjoys sitting on the sidelines and cheering them all on.
Mindy looks forward to going to work every day with the anticipation of who she might have the pleasure of speaking with or greeting in the office.
Director of Client Accounts/Team Lead
Kelly joined Retirement Income Strategies as the director of client accounts. Her attention to detail and love of working with people led her to this role, where she excels. Kelly is responsible for all service and administration of new clients, processing all paperwork, and maintaining current client accounts.
Kelly grew up in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where she met her husband, Jake. Kelly began working in loan servicing within the banking industry, where she worked for eight years, working in a fast-paced environment and handling client concerns. This experience made for a smooth transition into retirement planning. She worked with an advisor as an office manager for five years, where she gained valuable knowledge running an office and maintaining all client accounts and processes.
Kelly and Jake have two amazing boys, Caleb and Harrison. They moved to Evansville, Wisconsin, to find a close knit community ideal for raising a family. Kelly enjoys running, exercising, working outside and staying involved with her eldest son’s sports. Caleb loves all sports, especially basketball and baseball. The family spends lots of their time traveling to and from tournaments and games while his younger brother, Harrison, tags along and provides entertainment.
Kelly is passionate about what she does and loves what they provide at Retirement Income Strategies; she is happy to give the “Ritz-Carlton” like treatment for each and every client.
Marissa joined Retirement Income Strategies as a paraplanner. Her organizational skills and love of numbers led her to this role. Marissa is responsible for assisting in building client portfolios and aids in processing paperwork.
Marissa graduated college in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in finance and certificate in international business. She then moved back to Janesville to be closer to family and begin work in the financial industry. Her aspirations are to become an adviser in the near future.
Marissa truly enjoys what she does here at Retirement Income Strategies; she loves being a part of a team that truly makes a difference in people’s lives.
Justin joined Retirement Income Strategies as client operations specialist. His love for helping people achieve their goals is why this role suits him well. Justin is responsible for assisting with service of new clients, processing paperwork as well as aiding in the maintenance of client accounts.
Justin grew up in Fountain, MN and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse where he met his wife Jill. They moved to Jill’s hometown of Evansville to raise a family and start their life together. Justin’s desire to help people led him to open his own health club in Evansville in November, 2007. After ten years of serving the community, he decided to sell the health club to Anytime Fitness and began the next chapter in his life. This led him to his current role with Retirement Income Strategies.
Justin and Jill have two wonderful boys, Nolan and Hudson. Together they enjoy all sports, traveling and time with family and friends. Justin coaches both boys in baseball and much of their free time is dedicated to sporting events.
Justin is passionate about helping people achieve their retirement dreams and enjoys being a part of a team that truly cares about their clients.
Rod joined Retirement Income Strategies as the marketing coordinator. His people skills and graphic design background suit him well in this role. Rod is responsible for planning and promoting educational and client appreciation events, as well as maintaining the online presence of the firm.
Rod grew up east of Janesville, Wisconsin. Rod brings nearly twenty years of experience in the fields of marketing, graphic design and public relations, many of which were spent in the newspaper industry. As a result, he is comfortable with the ever-changing world of marketing and serving the needs of clients, while maintaining tight deadlines.
Rod met his wife, Maria while they both were employed at Broaster Company in Beloit, where Rod served as the Marketing Communications Specialist. Rod and Maria live in Janesville and enjoy cheering on the Green Bay Packers, traveling, watching classic films and spending time with the grandchildren.
Rod is passionate about promoting the firm and making sure that the clients receive the attention that makes them feel that they are truly a part of the Retirement Income Strategies family.