My Team

As a Wealth Management Advisor for the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, 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. Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.

Our purpose is to design and protect a lifestyle driven by your passion; to guide you to your greatest ambitions.

Katherine A Barnard

Katherine A Barnard

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 913-676-8019

Katherine graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, concentrating in Finance and International Business. She joined Ryan's 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.

Kelly L Albers

Kelly L Albers

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 913-676-8055

Kelly's professional career with Northwestern Mutual began in August of 1995 when she joined the Northwestern Mutual office in Omaha, Nebraska as the New Business Coordinator.  From there, she and her family moved to San Diego, California where she continued to work for Northwestern Mutual as the NMIS Operations Manager for the Garrett Bleakley Agency

After working in San Diego for 11 years, she and husband Jason, moved back to Omaha, Nebraska to be closer to her family.  She continued to work for Northwestern Mutual for another 7 years in Omaha, Nebraska before her husband was transferred to Overland Park, Kansas.

Kelly currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, as well as her family, friends and her dog Abbie.  Her interests include traveling and reading a good book.

Kelly holds her Life and Health license, Series 7 and Series 63.

Kevin R Jantsch

Kevin R Jantsch

Associate Financial Representative
Office 913-676-8030

Kevin graduated from Kansas State University in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and a minor in Economics.  Kevin also received a Certificate in Professional Selling. He started as an intern with Northwestern Mutual in the Summer of 2016 and joined Ryan’s team soon after graduating.

Kevin ran Track and Field at Kansas State.  He enjoys watching all sports, but his favorite event is the Tour de France. Kevin takes part in charity runs and stays active. He loves his two dogs as well as being around his family. 

Kevin has his Life and Health, and Long Term Care licenses.  

Vickie Messman

Vickie Messman, Ph.D.

Marketing and Client Service Associate
Office 913-676-8085

Vickie joined Ryan's team in September 2018.  She previously taught finance and other business courses at Maryville College in Tennessee.  She earned her doctorate in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Tennessee.

Vickie enjoys spending time with her family, taking group fitness classes, reading, and cooking.

Vickie holds her Life and Health license.


Ryan T George, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Ascend Wealth Management


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