My Team


Monica Sinha Eckberg and her team are dedicated to collaboration and excellence both personally and professionally. Every member of Eckberg Wealth Management holds unique talents to serve each client throughout all moments of their lives.

Our team specializes in creating a holistic financial plan while taking into consideration tax efficiency, asset performance and diversification.

It is our philosophy that the best economic strategies come from a true understanding of what’s most important to you, while aligning with the values you honor most.

It is our passion to devote ourselves to supporting and encouraging you, with sound and careful advice, as you realize your many aspirations. We partner with you, so you can ‘live life fully.’

Kimberly Flood

Kimberly Flood

Executive Assistant
Office 952-806-9600

Kim believes that each appointment is an opportunity to make a difference.  She works diligently to coordinate calendars effortlessly.  Kim knows how to guide all clients to the best team member required for any service or planning need.  Additionally, she focuses on getting the message out of who we are and what we do at Eckberg Wealth Management, so we can impact as many people as possible in acieveing financial security.

Kim married her childhood crush and has two children and two grandchildren by marriage. 

Kirsten M Gillen

Kirsten M Gillen

Associate Wealth Management Advisor

Working closely with Monica, Kirsten understands that trust is built and maintained over the course of the entire client experience.  She knows each client's plan and works with the entire team to ensure that we execute with accuracy and efficiency.  Kirsten feels honored to be such an integral part of each client's financial lives.

Kirsten and her husband have twin girls and she enjoys traveling, practicing yoga and running outside with her dog, Harvey.

Katie L Krause

Katie L Krause

Director of Operations
Office 952-806-9676

Katie onboards cases with exceptional precision.  She knows that confidence is achieved and maintained through a smooth process and continuous communication.  She coordinates risk product underwriting, establishes investment accounts and honors service requests.

Katie enjoys volunteering, listening to country music and preparing home-cooked meals.


Christian Svennes

Christian Svennes

Operations Associate
Office 952-806-9633

Christian is often referred to as the 'utility player' of the team as he works closely with all departments of the business to ensure that the client experience is as smooth as possible.  As operations associate, he focuses on optimizing our processes, while providing support to other departments during peak periods.

Outside of work, Christian enjoys running, traveling and training his family's horses.

Samantha K D Herrick

Samantha K D Herrick

Director of Financial Planning
Office 612-758-7669

Sam assists the team in providing an excellent planning experience for our clients.  She consults on investment selection, strategies, and breakpoint analysis to ensure an efficient work flow process among our team.


Sam resides in South St Paul with her husband and enjoys country music and traveling.


Blake Alan Jouwstra

Blake Alan Jouwstra

Financial Planning Consultant

Blake creates comprehensive financial plans and assists with investment operations and the implementation of new accounts, as well as analyzing investment performance and creating investment portfolios.


In his free time, he enjoys playing softball and going to new restaurants and breweries around the metro area with his girlfriend and their dog, Minnie.


Cooper Yackley

Financial Planning Assistant

Cooper has been an intern with Northwestern Mutual since June of 2019.  He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and will be graduating in May.


Outside of work, Cooper Enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, spending time with friends, and supporting Minnesota sports teams.


Andrew G Argeros

Financial Planning Assistant
Office 612-758-7600

Andrew joined Northwestern Mutual in September of 2019 as an intern.  He is currently attending Hamline University in St. Paul, studying Business Analytics and Analytical Economics.


Andrew is a member of the tennis team at Hamline University and enjoys supporting Hamline athletics and spending quality time with friends and family.

Michael Stang

Michael Stang

Office 612-758-7600

Michael assists the team with personalized planning analysis, investment analysis allocation evaluation, and the preparation of financial solutions.


Outside of work, Michael enjoys traveling, skiing, photography, and watching Minnesota sports teams.


Noah Kent Haverdink

Noah assists the team in creating comprehensive financial plans, investment operations and the preparation of financial solutions.


Noah recently moved to Minnesota from the Chicago office and enjoys staying active, trying new restaurants, and going to Minnesota United soccer games.


Monica Sinha Eckberg, CLU®, ChFC®
Wealth Management Advisor

Eckberg Wealth Management


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