Rainer’s German heritage gets credit for the 13 letters in his surname and his time at the University of Montana for his fondness of the Grizzlies. He started his career in 1985 with IDS/American Express then moved to Bank of America Investments where he was promoted to Senior Vice President. In 1999, Rainer joined Northwestern Mutual and has consistently been one of the top 100 investment producers in the country.
Rainer’s analytical strength helps him to be objective and understand how certain patterns affect one another. He and his wife, Carol, have two daughters, Lauren and Hannah Claire. He still speaks German fluently, enjoys a good joke, and spends as much time as he can with his family in the Outer Banks.
Jarrod grew up near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After graduating from The University of Virginia, he chose to make Charlottesville his home, where he started his Northwestern Mutual business in 2002.
Jarrod’s greatest strength is recognizing the unique qualities of each person. This helps him to create a customized financial plan based on individual style, motivation, and desire.
Jarrod enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, daughter Veda, and son Arlo. He also likes reading about neuroscience, being a technophile, watching mixed martial arts, and occasionally playing golf.
Travis is a native Virginian with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Virginia. Travis started his career in the manufacturing industry before making a change by joining Northwestern Mutual in 2010.
Travis is a strong communicator and excels at bringing complex financial ideas to life, energizing them, and making them exciting and vivid.
Travis is married to Meg. They are the proud parents of Stephen and Meredith. They live in Albemarle County, VA and enjoy outdoor activities and travel in their spare time. Travis is an Elder at South Plains Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Albemarle County Rotary Club. He coaches youth soccer and is a Cub Scout leader.
Megan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Roanoke College with double major in Business Administration and Economics.
has 6 years of industry experience and joined our team 2015.
Please contact Megan with questions regarding your personal planning analysis, investment needs or any additional
Megan lives with her husband, Andrew in Richmond, Virginia. In her spare time, Megan enjoys cooking, spending time
friends and family and spoiling her four-legged children. Megan also enjoys spending time on the James and
Originally from Scottsville, Ronnie graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before earning his Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. Ronnie joined our team in 2018 after serving in various roles within Northwestern Mutual since 2014.
Never at a loss for words, Ronnie enjoys connecting with people and is quick to build rapport. He brings energy and positivity to the team and is easily excited by new ideas.
In his free time, Ronnie enjoys spending time outdoors with his lab, Willie Wayne, cooking, and enjoying Richmond restaurants.
Joe retired in 2017 after a long career as a Human Resources Executive in the public sector, banking, and in
manufacturing. Originally from Pennsylvania, Joe and his wife, Joy, moved to Charlottesville in 2000 after earning
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
After being a long-time client of Jarrod’s, Joe joined Jarrod’s team at Northwestern Mutual in 2017. Joe is using
knowledge and experience in analyzing complex information to help make it understandable and usable.
Joe enjoys spending time with Joy and friends exploring area restaurants, wineries and breweries.
Stephanie joined Northwestern Mutual in 2001. Originally from Southwest Virginia, she earned her B.A. in business
administration. Stephanie is an entrepreneur by nature. In addition to her full-time work schedule, she has started
maintained a successful virtual assistant company since 2010.
One of Stephanie’s greatest strengths is her inquisitive nature. She enjoys collecting information, facts, books,
quotations. She enjoys hiking, painting, reading, and University of Virginia Lacrosse. An avid fan of all music,
Stephanie often can be found at local venues enjoying all that the Charlottesville music scene has to offer.
Susanne joined Northwestern Mutual in 2001 and Jarrod’s team in 2003. After taking time off to raise her four children, Susanne rejoined our team in 2017. Susanne earned a bachelor’s degree at Randolph Macon College.
When our team is busy, Susanne stays calm and works to keeps things in order. Susanne brings steadiness to our team and develops strong relationships with team members and clients.
Susanne enjoys spending time with family, taking an occasional art class, traveling, and UVA basketball.