About Ambient Financial Group

We’re proud to be Thrivent financial professionals. We created Ambient Financial Group because we believe in working together as a team – all bringing our unique gifts to the table – to help you make the most of all you’ve been given. We provide holistic, personalized financial guidance to people at all stages of life to help you create a life rich in meaning and gratitude.

Washington Office

Maddie Widmer

Maddie Widmer

FIC

Maddie has been involved in the financial services industry for most of her life, helping Marty with filing, dictation, and other "office management" tasks since her early years. Upon graduating from Central College she decided to follow in her father's footsteps and help him to transition into retirement. In her first year with Thrivent she achieved conference-level production. She is married to Blaine and has one son Gehrig, and one dog, JB. In her free time she enjoys keeping up with the craziness of an all-boy household and volunteering as Board President for Main Street Washington.

Title

Financial Advisor

State(s) Licensed
AZ , CO , IA , IL , MN , NE , PA , WI , WY
Location

Washington

Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/maddie-widmer
Phone
319-653-7297
    Justin Gingerich

    Justin Gingerich

    After a successful career in nonprofit fundraising, Justin began his role as a financial advisor with Thrivent to serve clients in a more comprehensive manner. Justin grew up on a farm in rural eastern Iowa and graduated from college at the University of Iowa. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children, Charlotte and Henry. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, helping on the family farm, hunting, fishing, and watching football and college basketball.

    Title

    Financial Advisor

    State(s) Licensed
    AZ , CO , IA , IL , NE , WI
    Location

    Hiawatha Office

    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/justin-gingerich
    Phone
    319-430-6226
      Trevor Quigley

      Trevor Quigley

      Title

      Associate Representative

      State(s) Licensed
      IA
      Website
      https://connect.thrivent.com/trevor-quigley
      Phone
      319-653-7297
        Marty Westen

        Marty Westen

        FIC

        Marty is a recent retiree of Thrivent, after serving clients in southeast Iowa for 25 years. He achieved conference-level production each year in the business and works to bridge the gap between asset accumulation and passing it on to the next generation. In his free time he enjoys racing vintage go-karts, spending time with his wife Joyce, daughters Madelyn and Vanessa, and grandson Gehrig.

        Title

        Associate

        State(s) Licensed
        IA , IL , NE , PA , WI , WY
        Location

        Washington

        Website
        https://connect.thrivent.com/marty-westen
        Phone
        319-653-7297
        Fax

        319-863-7110

          Willis Wulf

          Willis Wulf

          ChFC®, CLU®, LUTCF®, FIC

          Willis is a Hall of Fame Legend with Thrivent, serving clients for over 48 years all over the state of Iowa. He has had several roles within the company, serving as an agent, representative, and field leader. He has also participated in several Thrivent Builds projects all around the world. Willis is married to Carol and enjoys spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren when he isn't traveling the world.

          Title

          Associate

          State(s) Licensed
          IA
          Location

          Williamsburg

          Website
          https://connect.thrivent.com/willis-wulf
          Phone
          319-668-9078
            Trevor Quigley

            Trevor Quigley

            Trevor is a student of finance and accounting at Mount Mercy in Cedar Rapids. He joined the team in summer of 2022 as an office professional, but quickly earned his insurance licenses and now helps with paraplanning in the office. He plans to transition to a Financial Advisor upon graduation in December 2023. In his free time, he serves as the team's resident golf pro and participates in men's league in the summer.

            Title

            Insurance Office Professional

            Location

            Washington

            Phone
            3196537297
              Amanda Altenhofen

              Amanda Altenhofen

              Amanda has been involved in the office since 2017, and recently came back into the Office Professional role in mid-2023. In this role, she provides support to the team by scheduling appointments and completing service tasks for our members. Amanda is married to Shamus and together they have Saylor, Liam, and Lane. She enjoys taking her three kids (and Maddie's son from time to time) to fun events around town, running, and spending time with her friends.

              Title

              Office Professional

              Location

              Washington Office

              Phone
              3194615669