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Our Intention 

To be the top resource for financial
advisors and insurance professionals

Our Vision 

We strive to bring our Agents the best solutions in the areas of retirement income planning, estate planning, deferred compensation, and charitable giving strategies. We emphasize integrity as we secure solutions for our customers and look to all carriers for answers to complex lanning strategies. We stress that we are a wholesale insurance distributor and not a retail outlet for consumers as we feel that would be competing against our core client base.

Our Team 

  • Tim Mastel



    Tim began his career in the financial services industry over 20 years ago as a Registered Representative with Prudential. His career lead him to Allianz Life in a wholesaler capacity which allowed him to better understand what producers need to be successful in the field. In 2006 Tim decided to found Advisors Resource LLC to provide the support all producers look for in a marketing organization. Tim holds a BA in Business and Finance from Marquette University along with his series 6,63 and 65 registrations.

  • Dave Wohlwend


    CLU, ChFC/Principal

    Dave has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. He understands what a marketing organization must provide in order to result in true growth in the field, which lead to joining Advisors Resource LLC with Tim Mastel in 2008. Through their shared experience they have created a marketing organization that provides the best practices learned over more than 40 years of shared time in the industry. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois and holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations.

      • Matt Roedel


        Matt Roedel
        National Sales Director

        ph: (763) 287-0203

        Matt has over 13 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry. Matt spent a decade at Allianz Life in Distribution, Operations and Project Management. His background enables him to streamline the sales process, monitor results and maximize sales opportunities. Residing in Minnetrista, Matt lives with his wife Anne, twin boys and enjoys fishing and classic cars.

      • Andrew Bakken


        Andrew Bakken
        Director of Marketing
        ph: (763) 390-8094

        Andrew started in the financial industry in 2001 working as a financial advisor with Waddell and Reed. He has been working in the FMO/BGA market since 2005, with his specialty focused on life insurance sales. Andrew lives with his wife Amy, and two children, Isabelle and Bradey, in Richland Center, WI. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, gardening and watching sports.

      • Drew Dvorak


        Drew Dvorak
        VP Sales
        ph: (763) 390-8098

        Drew Dvorak is the Sr. Director of Sales with Advisors Resource. He got his start in the annuity and life insurance space at Allianz Life. After spending 2 years learning from the best advisors in the industry, he made the choice to partner up with Advisors Resource. He prides himself on his ability to think outside the box through vast knowledge of the FIA and Life landcape. He is a firm believer in working closely with his advisors and utilizing client information to create the best annuity or life solution available. Drew is also a registered representative with The Leaders Group, recently completing his Series 6 and 63 licenses. In his spare time, Drew enjoys spending time on the golf course.

      • Nicole Sandstrom


        Nicole Sandstrom
        Office Manager
        ph: (763) 287-0219

        Nicole Sandstrom joined Advisors Resource, LLC in 2008 after deciding to pursue working on the brokerage side of the business. She brings 12 years experience from Prudential working in a retail distribution branch office, brokerage home office and as new business case manager for a Prudential agent directly for 6 years. In her role as office manager she works with life contracting, commissions and all aspects of managing the office.

      • Joel Caruth


        Joel Caruth
        VP Sales
        ph: (763) 287-0204

        With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Joel spent the majority of that time at the number one FIA carrier. His advisors know they can count on him for 24/7 sales support and innovative ideas to help grow their business. His vast knowledge of marketing, income strategies for retirement, sales and service makes him a great partner to help grow producers business. In his free time Joel enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids and is an avid fan of basketball.

      • Joe Dumond


        Joe Dumond
        Regional Sales
        ph: (952) 697-1588

        Joe has multiple years of experience in the financial services industry including numerous years as a captive field agent for one of the countries largest mutual Insurers, as well as distribution experience from a multinational fraternal insurer. His familiarity with both the captive and independent distribution models allows him to easily identify with the issues independent agents face in the field while uniquely positioning him to be an expert partner for your practice for distribution and marketing. He currently lives with his fiancé Celine in Bloomington, MN. Joe enjoys spending his free time with his young nieces and nephews and is an avid fan of the Minnesota sports scene.

      • Stephanie Vetter


        Stephanie Vetter
        Sr. Case Manager
        ph: (763) 390-8097

      • Christine Bagdon


        Christine Bagdon
        Annuity New Business
        ph: (848) 227-5481
        Christine comes to Advisors Resource with 25 years of experience in all aspects of
        new business, sales and customer service administration. Her past positions include
        7 years as the new business coordinator of insurance at a national broker/dealer, 10
        years at two different brokerage firms supervising the processing of all life, health
        and annuity applications; VP of client services and also an executive assistant.
        Chris proudly serviced in the US Navy as an Air Traffic Controller and in the FAA.

Chicago Location 

Tom – Manager
Kris – Director of Marketing
Jill – Case Manager

Partner with one of the fastest growing Independent
Marketing organizations in the country.