Our team

Eric Funk
FIC, CCPS®, CIMA®
Financial Consultant

I was referred to Thrivent by the pastor and president of my church. I’ve been with Thrivent since September 2002 and I am enjoying my career with Emerald Financial Group. My goal is to better the lives of those who have a relationship with me, be it personally or professionally. I am married to Karissa and we have two sons. I love to fish. I would fish every day if I could.

States Licensed: AK, AZ, FL, IA, IL, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NH, NY, RI, SC, SD, WA, WI

About Eric Funk

I was referred to Thrivent by the pastor and president of my church. I’ve been with Thrivent since September 2002 and I am enjoying my career with Emerald Financial Group. My goal is to better the lives of those who have a relationship with me, be it personally or professionally. I am married to Karissa and we have two sons. I love to fish. I would fish every day if I could.

States Licensed: AK, AZ, FL, IA, IL, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NH, NY, RI, SC, SD, WA, WI
Andy Roberts
Associate

Andy joined Thrivent in 2022. He feels that in this ever-growing and complicated industry, if you want to be successful, you need help from an experienced team. Emerald Financial Group has that experience and the team does everything in their power to help each client reach their financial goals.

Andy and his wife, Madison, were born and raised in Rochester and are excited to raise their family in this great town too. They have three children: daughter, Evelyn, son, Isaac, and daughter Charlotte. In his free time, Andy loves being on the lake with his family or on a golf course. In the winter, the family spends a lot of time at the rink, as Andy volunteers and helps coach Rochester youth hockey programs.

States Licensed: IA, MI, MN, ND, WI

About Andy Roberts

Andy joined Thrivent in 2022. He feels that in this ever-growing and complicated industry, if you want to be successful, you need help from an experienced team. Emerald Financial Group has that experience and the team does everything in their power to help each client reach their financial goals.

Andy and his wife, Madison, were born and raised in Rochester and are excited to raise their family in this great town too. They have three children: daughter, Evelyn, son, Isaac, and daughter Charlotte. In his free time, Andy loves being on the lake with his family or on a golf course. In the winter, the family spends a lot of time at the rink, as Andy volunteers and helps coach Rochester youth hockey programs.

States Licensed: IA, MI, MN, ND, WI
Team member
Colin Aldis
LUTCF®, FIC, RICP®, CLTC®, CKA®
Associate

Colin Aldis has been with helping clients achieve their retirement goals for over 27 years. He now is closer to the same goal of approaching retirement himself.

Married to Pat for 39 years, Colin and Pat have 2 adult children and 8 grandchildren who all live in Rochester. Pat and Colin who were “empty nesters” now have fallen in love with their two adopted kittens!

Pat and Colin like to visit botanical gardens, walk on the beach, and visit National and State Parks.

In the summer months they can be found boating on Lake Pepin.

States Licensed: FL, IA, MN, WI

About Colin Aldis

Colin Aldis has been with helping clients achieve their retirement goals for over 27 years. He now is closer to the same goal of approaching retirement himself.

Married to Pat for 39 years, Colin and Pat have 2 adult children and 8 grandchildren who all live in Rochester. Pat and Colin who were “empty nesters” now have fallen in love with their two adopted kittens!

Pat and Colin like to visit botanical gardens, walk on the beach, and visit National and State Parks.

In the summer months they can be found boating on Lake Pepin.

States Licensed: FL, IA, MN, WI
Annie Scholz
Unlicensed Office Professional

I joined Emerald Financial Group in November 2021—what an exciting time to come on board! I am a Rochester native and came to Emerald Financial Group after 10+ years working in the nonprofit community. I live in NW Rochester with my husband and two teenage children. I enjoy spending time at the family cabin in Crosslake, Minnesota, and gardening. I am proud to be part of Emerald Financial Group and grateful for the welcoming community of clients and staff.

About Annie Scholz

I joined Emerald Financial Group in November 2021—what an exciting time to come on board! I am a Rochester native and came to Emerald Financial Group after 10+ years working in the nonprofit community. I live in NW Rochester with my husband and two teenage children. I enjoy spending time at the family cabin in Crosslake, Minnesota, and gardening. I am proud to be part of Emerald Financial Group and grateful for the welcoming community of clients and staff.

Shauna Schlagenhaft
Customer Service Specialist

I came to Emerald Financial Group after working 7+ years in the food and beverage industry as well as contract human resources! I couldn’t be happier to have such an exciting new opportunity with such an amazing company, and my coworkers have been nothing but welcoming. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but have resided in Rochester for the last 7 years. I met my husband here in Rochester and we are now happily married and have a beautiful baby boy who is our greatest adventure. We try to spend as much time with our families in Minnesota and Wisconsin as we can and we also enjoy spending time together at home with our two dogs!

About Shauna Schlagenhaft

I came to Emerald Financial Group after working 7+ years in the food and beverage industry as well as contract human resources! I couldn’t be happier to have such an exciting new opportunity with such an amazing company, and my coworkers have been nothing but welcoming. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but have resided in Rochester for the last 7 years. I met my husband here in Rochester and we are now happily married and have a beautiful baby boy who is our greatest adventure. We try to spend as much time with our families in Minnesota and Wisconsin as we can and we also enjoy spending time together at home with our two dogs!

Krystal Hawkins
Office Professional

I joined the Emerald Financial family with a background in Human Resources and Process Development. I landed in the financial industry a few years back by accident and have loved being a part of ever since.  

 

My husband and I live on a hobby farm in Byron with our 4 children, and well an undetermined amount of fur babies. Currently we have chickens, goats, cats and a dog. Our family loves to spend time outside enjoying nature, fishing, boating, and swimming just to name a few. I am so happy to be a part of the Emerald Financial team and look forward to meeting you! 

About Krystal Hawkins

I joined the Emerald Financial family with a background in Human Resources and Process Development. I landed in the financial industry a few years back by accident and have loved being a part of ever since.  

 

My husband and I live on a hobby farm in Byron with our 4 children, and well an undetermined amount of fur babies. Currently we have chickens, goats, cats and a dog. Our family loves to spend time outside enjoying nature, fishing, boating, and swimming just to name a few. I am so happy to be a part of the Emerald Financial team and look forward to meeting you! 

Shauna Eastlee
FIC
Practice Support Associate

I found my way to Thrivent when one of my previous co-workers was hired to work for Emerald Financial Group. She referred me when a position opened and I couldn’t turn down the opportunity. I have been with Thrivent more than 10 years, and I’m thankful for our great clients and my caring team. I love rocks and collect them. I also love to visit my family cabin, and spend time with my husband, my kids and grandkids.

States Licensed: MN

About Shauna Eastlee

I found my way to Thrivent when one of my previous co-workers was hired to work for Emerald Financial Group. She referred me when a position opened and I couldn’t turn down the opportunity. I have been with Thrivent more than 10 years, and I’m thankful for our great clients and my caring team. I love rocks and collect them. I also love to visit my family cabin, and spend time with my husband, my kids and grandkids.

States Licensed: MN
Daniel Jordan
Director of Dedicated Planning and Investment Operations

I have come back to the financial services industry after a nine-year hiatus as an operations manager in the retail industry. I have over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry ranging from leading mutual fund operations teams to underwriting commercial property and casualty insurance. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Management and have a passion for building an engaged environment for clients and team members.   

States Licensed: MN

About Daniel Jordan

I have come back to the financial services industry after a nine-year hiatus as an operations manager in the retail industry. I have over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry ranging from leading mutual fund operations teams to underwriting commercial property and casualty insurance. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Management and have a passion for building an engaged environment for clients and team members.   

States Licensed: MN