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Our Team

Karen Ellenbecker

Founder & Senior Wealth Advisor

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Karen began her career in the financial services industry in 1988 as a stockbroker at Robert W. Baird & Co. Her natural ability to connect with people and acknowledge each person’s unique financial needs promptly earned her a Broker of...

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Julie Ellenbecker-Lipsky, CFP®, CDFA™

President & Wealth Advisor

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Julie has worked in the financial services industry since 1993, and has held a pioneering role with Ellenbecker Investment Group (EIG) since it was founded. Julie’s primary role is to oversee the firm’s business operations and promote...

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Diane Byrne, CFP®, AIF®

Wealth Advisor

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Diane is an integral part of our financial life-planning team. She joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in 2004 following a brief retirement from the financial services industry. After many years of planning, Diane and her husband, Dave...

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Jean Range, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

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Jean’s passion is working with individuals, whether it is in a corporate setting or in our family office. In either setting, she specializes in strengthening an individual’s level of understanding of their investments, the markets and...

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Kristina Schnuckel, CFP®, AIF®

Senior Wealth Advisor Associate

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Kristina Schnuckel joined the EIG team in June 2013. Finding her passion in the financial services industry, Kristina graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Continuing on to complete her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL...

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Wendy Peperkorn

Wealth Advisor Associate (to Julie)

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Wendy joined Ellenbecker Investment Group (EIG) in 2013, with the primary role of working closely with Julie Ellenbecker-Lipsky. Wendy assists with all facets of the client experience - from updating the Asset Allocation, attending...

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Heather Deaton

Wealth Advisor Associate (to Julie)

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Heather joined Ellenbecker Investment Group as a Wealth Advisor Associate to Julie Ellenbecker-Lipsky in October of 2016. She is an integral part of the financial planning team and has a passion and commitment for delivering...

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Sandy Miller

Wealth Advisor Associate (to Jean)

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Sandy joined Ellenbecker Investment Group (EIG) in 2013. Her customer relationship skills and enthusiasm help make her an asset to clients and the EIG team. As Wealth Advisor Associate, her responsibilities include assisting Jean...

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Derek Van Calligan

Wealth Advisor Associate (to Diane)

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Derek joined our team in September of 2016 and assists clients of Diane Byrne. He has a strong passion for client-centric financial planning and believes in taking a holistic approach when developing individualized financial plans. A...

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Gabby Urquizo

Wealth Advisor Associate (to Karen)

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Gabby joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in May of 2016 with a focus on servicing clients with Karen Ellenbecker and Kristina Schnuckel. She looks forward to assisting clients with all aspects of their financial planning needs and...

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Diane Gastrow

Insurance Advisor

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Diane works closely with our Wealth Advisors, current clients and all new clients to make sure they have proper insurance solutions. Diane will review existing insurance plans and identify opportunities where insurance products can...

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Brett Engelking

Director of Business Operations

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Brett joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in June of 2015 as the Director of Business Operations. His primary responsibilities include working closely with the EIG leadership team on all aspects of practice management, compliance,...

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Kristen Cantrell

Business Services & Compliance Associate

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Kristen joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in March of 2000, and has worn many hats throughout the years. She in an integral part of our client service team, and is a leading employee who implements change, trains employees on new...

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Lauren Evans

Operations Specialist

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Lauren joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in October of 2016 as an Operations Specialist with several years of experience in the financial industry. Her primary role is to support Karen Ellenbecker and Kristina Schnuckel on an...

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Andrea Carroll

Operations Associate

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Andrea joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in 2015 with several years of experience in the financial planning industry. Her primary role is to support client services with Wendy Peperkorn and Julie Ellenbecker Lipsky. As a team, Julie,...

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Courtney Hull

Operations Associate

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Courtney joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in March of 2016 as an Operations Specialist with several years of experience in the financial industry. She will be assisting the operations team by preparing asset allocations, gathering...

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Wendy Bitter

Director of Marketing

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Wendy joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in January of 2015 as the Director of Marketing. Her primary responsibilities include the overall marketing strategy for EIG and continuing the strong brand presence in our surrounding...

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Lauren Alles

Marketing Associate

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Lauren joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in May of 2014. Her ability to multi-task, in addition to strong organizational skills and a forward-thinking nature, make her a valuable asset to the fluid, fast-paced EIG marketing...

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Jill Economou

Community Outreach Associate

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Joining the team in 2008, Jill’s original responsibilities included updating our trademarked Asset Allocations and reporting for our clients to the advisory staff, as well as assisting the financial advisors in meeting preparation. In...

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Pam Peterson

Receptionist, Director of First Impressions

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Pam began representing Ellenbecker Investment Group as our Director of First Impressions in July, 2007. She is one of the friendly voices who answers the phone and greets our clients. She coordinates client appointments, employee...

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Amy Schaubel

Client Relations Specialist

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Amy joined Ellenbecker Investment Group as a Client Relations Specialist in September of 2015. She works closely with Pam assisting with scheduling, greeting clients and answering the phone.Amy graduated from the University of...

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Fran Hughes

Administrative Assistant

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Fran joined the Ellenbecker Investment Group in June, 2013. She brings with her a long and varied work history along with life experience. Her previous work experience includes being a business education teacher, small business owner,...

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