Our team knows superior financial results are not simply achieved through conventional planning. Our team is dedicated to our client’s success and creating the lifestyles they desire. Contact any member of our team and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Andrew started his career in Financial Services in 2008 while attending the University of Northern Iowa. After completing a Bachelor’s in Economics, with a Minor in International Affairs, he married his wife Amanda and relocated to Kansas City to begin a full-time career as a Financial Representative.
Within five years of starting his practice, Andrew achieved Million Dollar Round Table, Lives Leader Summit, and Forum status: three of the highest awards within the industry and Northwestern Mutual; as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and Wealth Management Advisor, Andrew not only has a deep passion for finances and the economy but also helping his clients create and advance their ideal lifestyles.
Together, Andrew and Amanda have 4 children. While they love calling Kansas City home, they also enjoy traveling, exploring, and learning around the world. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching European football and is an avid fan of Arsenal F.C.
Scott has been with Northwestern Mutual since 1994 and holds insurance and securities licenses in all 50 states. He also speaks nationally at industry meetings, study groups, and sales offices.
A Top 20 Member since 2002, Scott currently leads in the number two spot nationally at Northwestern Mutual for all-time career production. He has also been a member of Forum since its inception in 1998, a Star Club member since 1995—achieving Diamond Club status in 1997, and has annually received the Master Achievement Award since 2002. Alongside numerous other career distinctions, Scott was also recently honored with a PathFinder 5-Star in 2021.
A native of Atchison, Kansas, he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics. Scott now lives in Sarasota, Florida with his wife, Dr. Kimberly Penning, and their sheltie Greer. His hobbies include oenology, travel, and watching the Kansas City Chiefs. During his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and four children.
Jessica joined Strategic Wealth Partners in 2021 as a Client Relations Manager. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City to study Interior Design and Art History. Jessica brings extensive experience in client care, having worked with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds. She takes tremendous pride in building and maintaining client relationships, while helping the firm partners develop new opportunities.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys cooking a wide variety of cuisines and visiting National Parks across the country with her fiancé Chris.
Courtney Henderson joined Strategic Wealth Partners in early 2021 as a Financial Planning Assistant. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Central Missouri she wanted to start her career in a fast-paced and client-centric environment.
In her role, Courtney facilitates the client onboarding process to ensure an overall stress-free and efficient experience. In her free time, she loves to travel with friends and family and to explore the cultural areas of Kansas City.
Kelsey joined Strategic Wealth Partners in 2023 as a Client Account Administrator where she helps onboard and maintain client accounts. Kelsey earned her International Business degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and then found her second home in Kansas City. In her free time, Kelsey loves to travel to see new places and delve into different cultures and cuisines. She also loves to spend time with her friends, go dancing, and learn Spanish.
Phillip joined Strategic Wealth Partners in 2023 as an Investment Operations Associate. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City studying Music Performance. Phillip has spent most of his career in customer service and client administrative roles.
In his free time, Phillip enjoys hiking in parks around the Kansas City area and cooking.
Austin Torsten Klarin RICP®, CLU®
Austin started his career in financial services in 2015 while attending the Missouri Western State University. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a Minor in French, he moved back to his home town of Kansas City to begin a full-time career as a Financial Representative. In 2021 he married his college girlfriend, India, and they enjoy the many activities that come with living in the heart of Kansas City.
Understanding the impact that money has on nearly every aspect of an individual’s life gives Austin passion to share his knowledge and ultimately empower his clients toward their financial freedom. Austin believes understanding what’s possible with money and choosing to take a proactive approach with finances is how individuals can achieve financial confidence and peace. Austin enjoys helping his clients envision and map out their version of financial success.
Austin and India enjoy traveling the United States and the world beyond, including visiting his family in Sweden. While he and India share an affinity for the outdoors, they also like to spend time reading and listening to audiobooks together. Austin’s personal passions include meditation, video games, and he can be found in the world of Dungeons and Dragons, which he plays weekly with friends.