Our Team

At Ascend Wealth Management, our team is committed to delivering an exceptional client experience. This is achieved through a combination of our knowledge, experience, credentials, and our guiding principle of always putting our clients first. See below to learn more about the personal and professional backgrounds of the Ascend Wealth Management team.

Ascend Team

 
Katherine AM Barnard

Katherine AM Barnard, CFP®, RICP®

Chief Operating Officer
Office 913-357-9202

Katherine graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor's degree in Business, concentrating in Finance and International Business. She joined the Ascend Wealth Management team immediately following graduation and has been in the financial services industry since 2007.

Katherine enjoys cheering on the Jayhawks, baking, and spending time outside with her family.

Katherine is a CFP® and RICP® professional, as well as holding her Life and Health license, Series 7, and Series 66 registrations.

 

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Molly E Parker

Molly E Parker

Investment Operations Associate
Office 913-357-9203

Molly graduated from Kansas State University in 2018. After graduation, Molly moved to the Kansas City area and began pursuing a career in the financial services industry. She joined the Ascend Wealth Management team in September 2020.

Molly enjoys traveling and attending theater and art performances.

Molly holds her Series 7 and Series 66 registrations.

 
Claire E Herrmann

Claire E Herrmann

Financial Planning Assistant
Office 913-357-9209

Claire graduated from Kansas State University in May of 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Personal Financial Planning and minors in Leadership Studies and Business. She joined the Ascend Wealth Management team full-time after serving as their Financial Planning Intern.

Claire enjoys going to the lake, attending K-State football games, thrift shopping, and spending time with friends and family. 

Claire holds her Series 7 registration and Life and Health License. 

 
Kendall J Bath

Kendall J Bath

Client Service Representative
Office 913-357-9204

Kendall graduated from The University of Kansas in May 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a Professional Sales Certificate. After graduation, she moved to Kansas City and joined the Ascend Wealth Management team. 

Kendall enjoys outside activities, playing with her dogs, and attending Royals games.

Kendall holds her Life and Health License. 

 

 
David S Robinson

David S Robinson

Operations Assistant
Office 913-357-9205

David earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2015. David currently resides in the Kansas City area with his fiancé. David joined the Ascend Wealth Management team in February 2022 and has been an excellent addition to the team! 

David enjoys going to concerts, disc golfing, and hiking.

David holds his Health and Life licenses and successfully passed the Securities Industry Essentials Exam.

 

 
 
Trevor Henning

Trevor Henning

Financial Planning Analyst Intern
Office 913-357-9200

Trevor is an incoming Kansas State University senior majoring in Personal Financial Planning. Trevor joined the Ascend team in May 2022 as our Financial Planning Intern for the summer. 

Trevor is originally from Denver, Colorado, and enjoys watching Steeler's games, exercising, and spending time with friends and family!

 
Mason Shaw

Mason Shaw

Financial Planning Analyst Intern
Office 913-357-9206

Mason is an incoming senior at The University of Kansas studying Finance and Accounting. Mason joined the Ascend team in May 2022 as our Financial Planning Intern for the summer. 

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Mason enjoys playing the guitar and skiing. 

 
Ascend Wealth Management

Ryan T George, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®, CPWA®
Founder and Principal


Ascend Wealth Management

 

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