Management Team

 Rick A Abell

Rick A Abell

Managing Partner
Office 916-929-7200

My Networks: LinkedIn

Rick Abell began his career with the company in 1996 after earning his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and completing his M.B.A. at Clemson University. As a new financial representative, Rick earned his bronze, silver, gold, and platinum awards—placing in the Western region top 10 in his gold and platinum years. Rick contracted as a wealth management advisor in 2008 focusing on the delivery of integrated solutions for his clients. He believes the best way to deliver financial security is through planning and the development of an integrated practice. Rick has been a multi-year recipient of the Emerald (2002, 2004, 2006), 75 Lives (1999-2000, 2002, 2004) and Life Impact Awards (2000, 2002-2008).

In 2006, Rick was appointed as an in-house managing director for the Seattle office. Rick nearly doubled the production of his unit in four years and quickly established himself as a leading in-house managing director within the system. While building his unit, Rick continued to achieve success earning the Master Achievement Award and maintaining a Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) level practice. He was an MDRT Qualifying Member from 2003-2009 and a National Quality Award winner from 2000-2010.

In 2010, Rick transferred to the San Diego Financial Group to become their chief development officer.  In this role, he was instrumental in helping Managing Partner Gary Bleakley rebuild the horizontal and vertical growth systems and processes. In addition, Rick has been a key leader and contributor to the current success experienced by the San Diego network office. 

In 2013, Rick accepted the managing partner position in Sacramento, CA.

 Kevin O Roberts

Kevin O Roberts, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF®

Financial Advisor
Office 916-218-4429

My Networks: LinkedIn

 Chris Bodney

Chris Bodney, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Field Director
Fax 530-345-3239

Chris Bodney joined Northwestern Mutual in 2006 after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a concentration in economics. Chris feels lucky to be working in a business where his services can truly help people achieve their goals and dreams. .

Chris is a Field Director in the Chico office working to develop young financial representatives and focusing on personal production. When Chris is not working with clients, he enjoys golfing, running, football and spending time with friends and family.

 Miles Bell

Miles Bell

Field Director
Office 530-345-2153

My Networks: LinkedIn

 Scott David Gaylor

Scott David Gaylor, ChFC®, CASL®, MSFS, RICP®, CFP®

Field Director
Office 209-574-2612

My Networks: LinkedIn

Scott Gaylor joined Northwestern Mutual in 1996 after graudating California State University Chico with a BS in Business. Scott is a Field Director in the Modesto Office. 

 Jake M. LaFond

Jake M. LaFond

College Unit Director
Office 916-218-4406

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