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Leadership Team

Doug Flink, General Agent, CEO, CLU®, ChFC®

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Doug began his career in 1981 as a financial advisor building wealth accumulation plans with his clients. He came to Foster Klima in 1988, became a partner in 1999, and purchased the company in 2001. As CEO, Doug works with his leadership team to continually keep the firm relevant in the ever changing financial services industry. When he's not working, you will find him spending time with his wife & children on the river boating, at home watching a good movie, or giving tractor rides to his 4 grandchildren.

 
Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf, Associate General Agent, President, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

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After serving in the United States Air Force, Scott entered the financial services industry in May, 1987. During his career, he has earned designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania for Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Advisor of Senior Living. He is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. In addition to being committed to his clients, Scott has held several leadership roles throughout his career encompassing recruiting, training, and development.

Scott joined Foster Klima in 2013. In his role as President, he and his team are responsible for all training, recruiting, and career development in the firm. He is the current President of NAIFA Minnesota. In his free time, you can find Scott spending time with his wife and children in the great outdoors.


Pamela Brown, Controller

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Pamela Brown joined Foster Klima & Company in July 2012 as the Controller. Born and raised in Minneapolis, she has over 20 years of financial experience coming from a variety of industries. She is responsible for providing financial and HR functions along with offering service and support to producers in order to help them succeed.
 

Ernest Draper, Managing Director, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

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For over 15 years, Ernest Draper has provided financial advice to individuals, families and business owners. He specializes in innovative investment strategies and wealth preservation products. Known for taking a genuine and empathetic interest in the lives of his clients, Ernest brings a personal touch to the planning process. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ (CFP®) Ernest has the training, knowledge and experience to understand complex planning strategies and techniques facing many successful people and their families.

In addition to earning the (CFP®) designation, Ernest has also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation. Ernest received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Bethel University. He also holds numerous licenses, as well as the FINRA Series 6 and 63 registrations held with Park Avenue Securities, LLC.

Ernest and his wife Renae reside in Lakeville with their two daughters Shayla and Alisha.

 

Matthew Evers, Director of Information Technology

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Graduate of NEI College of Technology. With over 19 years’ experience in Information Technology management. I’m dedicated to providing industry leading solutions, strategies, products, and support to the producers and staff of Foster Klima.
 

Dale Forsythe, Disability Specialist

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Dale Forsythe, graduate of Mankato State University, is currently a Disability Specialist, having 12 years of advanced disability underwriting experience with Guardian, and was chief disability underwriter with them. He worked for Minnesota Mutual for 3 years in advanced DI underwriting and helped set up and train an underwriting team. He has been with Foster Klima as the DI Specialist since 2001. Dale does case analysis and design, product and plan comparisons, provides marketing support, and helps get cases through underwriting and much, much more.

 
Stephen Shealy

Stephen Shealy, Investment Specialist, RICP®

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Stephen’s dedication to clients and advisors centers on the belief that every financial decision should be well-informed and made within the context of a plan. After clarifying each person's financial priorities and current circumstances, he works with them to design a well-balanced strategy. Stephen also serves as the Investment Specialist at Foster Klima, working with other financial advisors and their clients to build investment portfolios as part of their “big picture” financial strategy.

Stephen lives in Woodbury, MN, with his wife and three children.

 
Brock Waterbury

Brock Waterbury, Vice President of Operations, Agency Compliance Officer

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Brock joined Foster Klima in 2005 as the Agency Compliance Officer, but has expanded his role to VP of Operations over the past 10 years. In addition to his ACO responsibilities, he also oversees the agency’s new business desks for all three major lines of business (Life, DI, and Investments). Prior to joining Foster Klima, he spent 4+ years in the food service industry before making the jump in 1999 as an advisor with Morgan Stanley. Following, Brock spent 5 years with Wells Fargo Investments in a variety of sales, operational, and managerial roles before moving to Foster Klima.

Brock currently resides in St. Paul, MN, with his wife Dawn and their dog Chief. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, camping, cooking, and running. Brock received his B.A. in Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas in 1996.