My Team

Jason Thrap takes customer service very seriously. So does his team. Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment, make changes to your policy, submit a claim or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

 

 
Austin Fender

Austin Fender

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 515-697-4674

Austin joined the team in April 2020.  Austin graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Biology Degree.   He has been working in the financial planning and investment industry since 2018. 

As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, Austin handles the investment side of the business.  Austin’s duties include: Investment account maintenance and client service, assisting in portfolio strategies and financial planning.  Austin is licensed in Accident and Health, Life, Variable Life, Variable Annuity, Long-term care insurance, and holds Series 7 & Series 66 licenses.

 
Diane Schmidt

Diane Schmidt

Director of Insurance Services
Office 515-697-4695

As Director of Insurance Services, Diane manages our insurance operations and service. She holds the Iowa Life and Health Insurance and Series 6 & 63 licenses. Diane assists clients with their insurance needs including: applications, payments, contact information updates and as liaison between the home office, financial representative and clients.

Diane began her career with Northwestern Mutual in July 2017 and joined our team in December 2019. She enjoys working with clients helping them meet their financial goals, especially as it relates to insurance products and service.

Diane graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health and from Concordia University-Seward with a Master of Science Degree in Family Life. She has spent much of her career helping others meet goals as a child development specialist, substitute teacher and has held positions at non-profit organizations primarily in business and operations roles.

Diane grew up in Illinois and now resides in Urbandale with her husband, John. She has three grown children who all live in central Iowa. She enjoys spending time with her family; riding bike around the metro area, quilting, enjoying state and national parks, NE Huskers sports and traveling abroad for both mission work and vacation.

 
Lynette Streck

Lynette Streck

Financial Representative Assistant
Office 515-697-4618

Lynette joined the team in June 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from the University of Northern Iowa.  Lynette worked for a large financial corporation for eighteen years prior to working for Northwestern Mutual. 

As a Financial Representative Assistant, Lynette is responsible for getting required information from the client to underwriting, moving the case through the underwriting process, and following up with clients on post approval documents.  In addition, Lynette is responsible for the oversight of the contact database. Lynette also handles various projects and tasks.

Lynette and her husband have three daughters that keep them very busy. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and watching her daughter's various activities.

 
Ashley Redding

Ashley Redding

Financial Representative Assistant
Mobile 515-460-7005

Ashley recently joined the team in May 2020.  She studied Liberal Arts at DMACC and Photography at Shaw Academy. Ashley schedules appointments with Jason’s clients.

Outside of Northwestern Mutual she works as an office manager for her own small local business. Ashley and her Husband, Justin have two sons and enjoy camping, nature and photography in their free time.

 

Jason Charles Thrap, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CFP®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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