Our Team

I take customer service very seriously. So does my staff. 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.

 

 
Alina S Thompson

Alina S Thompson

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 703-848-4886

Alina Thompson has been working in the financial industry since 2012.  She had started her path with developing risk management and client relations expertise in the early years and has transitioned to investments and advanced planning over time. She holds insurance and securities licenses, studying for CFP, and is continuously working on refining her knowledge and expertise looking to deliver an outstanding value and nurture long term relationships with the clients.  Alina brings extensive financial experience from her prior position as an accountant. She enjoys talking with clients about their financial goals and worries about the future to help them find an optimal solution for their financial needs. Alina grew up in the Far East of Russia where she received her education in Russian law.  Alina enjoys reading classical literature and psychology, experimenting with international cuisine, traveling, learning new languages, and dancing ballet at the local studio.

 

 
Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen

Financial Representative Assistant
Office 301-260-8050

Debbie has worked in a variety of fields, including insurance, commercial real estate lending and music.  She worked for John from 1988 until 1994, and returned in 2019 to a new century of expertise and improvements in financial planning. Her responsibilities include office organization, meeting preparation and follow-up, and preparation of insurance proposals and personal planning analyses.

Debbie holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland in College Park.  She also teaches piano privately and is on staff as pianist at UMBC and Howard Community College, where she coaches students and performs on a regular basis.

 
Kelly D Boswell

Kelly D Boswell

Financial Representative Assistant
Office 301-260-8050

Kelly has held several positions in the customer service realm before coming to work at Northwestern Mutual.  She was a Point of Sale installation specialist at NCR, responsible for making sure that the postal service locations had the proper equipment and their employees were trained and ready to open their doors for business.  Kelly is no stranger to Northwestern Mutual.  Before she came to work for John in April of 2016, she supported several other financial representative in various capacities. Her responsibilities include scheduling and managing John's calendar, meeting preparations, customer service and marketing.

Kelly attended Illinois Central College, where is earned an Associates Degree in Business Adminstration and she received her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from The George Washington.  During her time off, Kelly volunteers at her local Kiwanis Club, loves to travel and enjoys spending time with her husband and family. 

 
Robin L Christman

Robin L Christman

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 703-848-4873

Robin Christman joined my team in May 2020 as an Associate Wealth Management Advisor.  Robin has the Series 7, Series 66, Series 9, Series 10 and Life & Health licenses.  Robin brings with her roughly 15 years of experience, with a strong background in investments, financial planning and practice management in the Tysons Corner, VA and Washington, DC markets.  Robin has been a friend and supportive colleague of my practice for the last 5 years.  She previously kept a watchful eye on the suitability of client investment transactions as our Network Office’s Associate Director of Network Office Supervision in our very own Northwestern Mutual DC office.  Robin is a Fairfax County, VA native and a graduate of George Mason University.  She loves listening to music of all genres, is a skilled flutist and an avid sports fan.  When Robin is not working on her three point shot, you can find her at GMU basketball games or volunteering in her community and at her childrens’ elementary school.  Robin lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and two daughters, ages 9 and 12.

 
Ryan Gravley

Ryan Gravley

Financial Planning Specialist
Office 703-848-4391
 
Sara Laughton

Sara Laughton

Director of Insurance Operations
Office 703-848-4390

Sara Laughton joined my practice in June 2020 as Director of Insurance Operations.  Sara’s relationship with my team and indirect support of our clients began nearly a decade ago, where she led new business case management including contracting and licensing operations for a local insurance brokerage and financial planning firm.  Sara’s knowledge of underwriting and experience navigating the nuance of product, processes and medical risk evaluation with leading carriers provides our clients with deep insight and a consultative expertise.  Sara holds her Life, Health and Annuity License and is driven by excellence in offering our clients streamlined support throughout the application administration as well as in servicing policy changes, upgrades and billing inquires.  Sara grew up in Northern Virginia and is a proud Hoosier, receiving her B.A. in Psychology and B.A in Classical Civilization from Indiana University, Bloomington.  In her free time, you can find Sara on her yoga mat practicing, or off the mat teaching yoga as a RYT 200.  Sara loves listening to music, hiking, reading and spending time with her family, friends, fiancé and their two beloved dogs, Grace and Chuck!

 

John R. Isaac, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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