Bryan Jansen

MBA, CFP®, ChFC®, CASL®, FIC, RICP®

Financial Advisor

As your guide for helping convert your financial plan to your financial "done," Bryan will lead you through surprisingly enjoyable conversations focused on realizing your goals. He uses a team approach to build deep advice-centric relationships that result in a plan to help turn those goals into an implementable plan. 

  

Bryan is an enthusiast of Starbucks coffee, peanut butter M&Ms, and the Bucks, Packers and Brewers (in that order). In his time off, you can find him spending time with his wife and three kids or working as a board member with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  

States Licensed: AZ, IL, MT, NC, NM, WI

About Bryan Jansen

As your guide for helping convert your financial plan to your financial "done," Bryan will lead you through surprisingly enjoyable conversations focused on realizing your goals. He uses a team approach to build deep advice-centric relationships that result in a plan to help turn those goals into an implementable plan. 

  

Bryan is an enthusiast of Starbucks coffee, peanut butter M&Ms, and the Bucks, Packers and Brewers (in that order). In his time off, you can find him spending time with his wife and three kids or working as a board member with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  

States Licensed: AZ, IL, MT, NC, NM, WI

Ryan Becker

FIC, RICP®, CLTC®

Financial Consultant

As your partner in building a customized plan to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be, Ryan helps make sure your needs, wants and wishes always come first. He starts by taking a comprehensive look at what makes you tick, just like a mechanic would start by popping the hood of your car. After that, you work together to help ensure things get done the way that supports keeping your financial engine running at optimal performance. 

  

Outside of providing financial guidance, Ryan enjoys staying active, the Green Bay Packers and pepperoni pizza. Most of all, he loves spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and three kids: Olivia, Nash and Sloan. 

States Licensed: MI, WI

About Ryan Becker

As your partner in building a customized plan to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be, Ryan helps make sure your needs, wants and wishes always come first. He starts by taking a comprehensive look at what makes you tick, just like a mechanic would start by popping the hood of your car. After that, you work together to help ensure things get done the way that supports keeping your financial engine running at optimal performance. 

  

Outside of providing financial guidance, Ryan enjoys staying active, the Green Bay Packers and pepperoni pizza. Most of all, he loves spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and three kids: Olivia, Nash and Sloan. 

States Licensed: MI, WI

Matthew Salafia

Associate

Matthew is an analytical guy who also loves learning about people’s passions and interests. In his role as our financial planning lead, he has been working diligently to document and refine our back office financial planning processes.

 

Matthew’s interests include traveling, cooking, reading, national parks, all things Disney, building and baked goods. He also enjoys playing games with his family, which includes his wife, Beth, daughter, Mellie, and three dogs.

 

matthew.salafia@thrivent.com

(701) 490-9430

About Matthew Salafia

Matthew is an analytical guy who also loves learning about people’s passions and interests. In his role as our financial planning lead, he has been working diligently to document and refine our back office financial planning processes.

 

Matthew’s interests include traveling, cooking, reading, national parks, all things Disney, building and baked goods. He also enjoys playing games with his family, which includes his wife, Beth, daughter, Mellie, and three dogs.

 

matthew.salafia@thrivent.com

(701) 490-9430

Scott Marquardt

Securities Associate

Scott provides crucial support to Bryan and Ryan, giving them more time to deepen their relationships with you, our loyal clients. He helps with applications, paperwork, phone calls and other client-related action items.

 

Scott is a native of Menomonee Falls and has lived in the area his whole life. He is a big Wisconsin sports fan and especially enjoys following the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers. Scott collects sports memorabilia with his son and loves coaching baseball. In addition, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, son, Lucas, and daughter, Mallory. 

scott.marquardt@thrivent.com

(262) 293-9912

About Scott Marquardt

Scott provides crucial support to Bryan and Ryan, giving them more time to deepen their relationships with you, our loyal clients. He helps with applications, paperwork, phone calls and other client-related action items.

 

Scott is a native of Menomonee Falls and has lived in the area his whole life. He is a big Wisconsin sports fan and especially enjoys following the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers. Scott collects sports memorabilia with his son and loves coaching baseball. In addition, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, son, Lucas, and daughter, Mallory. 

scott.marquardt@thrivent.com

(262) 293-9912

Lexie Higgins

Practice Support Associate

Lexie acts as our team's operations manager and is no stranger to working behind the scenes. As a former stage manager, she now helps Bryan call the cues that make Gateway Associates perform up to standards that strive to exceed client expectations.

 

Lexie loves spending time at the Milwaukee Zoo with her husband and two kids. She speaks fluent sarcasm, can get behind a cheesy pun and enjoys a good sitcom with a glass of red wine. 

About Lexie Higgins

Lexie acts as our team's operations manager and is no stranger to working behind the scenes. As a former stage manager, she now helps Bryan call the cues that make Gateway Associates perform up to standards that strive to exceed client expectations.

 

Lexie loves spending time at the Milwaukee Zoo with her husband and two kids. She speaks fluent sarcasm, can get behind a cheesy pun and enjoys a good sitcom with a glass of red wine. 

Jayne Hartin

Office Manager

Jayne is proud to be known as the “warm and fuzzy” lady in our office. She loves to get to know all of you, and is thrilled to be able to assist you, whether in person or by phone. She’s never too busy to help solve a problem or find an answer and considers herself to be part detective.

 

Jayne is married to Steve and has four adult children: Bryan, Matt, Alex and Stephanie. She is a lover of all animals and is the “cat mom” of five cats: James, Sammy, Freddie, Honey and Pumpkin. Jayne enjoys a good laugh and coffee or cold brew as often as possible.

About Jayne Hartin

Jayne is proud to be known as the “warm and fuzzy” lady in our office. She loves to get to know all of you, and is thrilled to be able to assist you, whether in person or by phone. She’s never too busy to help solve a problem or find an answer and considers herself to be part detective.

 

Jayne is married to Steve and has four adult children: Bryan, Matt, Alex and Stephanie. She is a lover of all animals and is the “cat mom” of five cats: James, Sammy, Freddie, Honey and Pumpkin. Jayne enjoys a good laugh and coffee or cold brew as often as possible.

Elise Bock

Office Professional

Elise is Gateway’s client information manager. She works closely with our clients to help make sure that we always have the most accurate picture of your financial lives.

 

Elise is a proud graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College whose hobbies include shopping, traveling, watching Badger football and basketball, and spending time with friends and family—including her fun and energetic puppy, Tucker. Most mornings you will catch Elise sipping on a cold brew or iced chai (yes, even when it’s -10 outside).

elise.bock@thrivent.com

(262) 293-9912

About Elise Bock

Elise is Gateway’s client information manager. She works closely with our clients to help make sure that we always have the most accurate picture of your financial lives.

 

Elise is a proud graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College whose hobbies include shopping, traveling, watching Badger football and basketball, and spending time with friends and family—including her fun and energetic puppy, Tucker. Most mornings you will catch Elise sipping on a cold brew or iced chai (yes, even when it’s -10 outside).

elise.bock@thrivent.com

(262) 293-9912

Millicent Selenka

Office Professional

Millicent is a typical peacemaker who genuinely loves seeing people happy. She’s an enneagram 9 for our fellow personality quiz lovers. As our client relationship associate, she helps our team make deeper connections with you as a human, not just a client.

 

Millicent is another Wisconsin Lutheran College alum as of May 2021. She is recently engaged and considers wedding planning to be a part-time job. Outside of work, Millicent also volunteers to help others including spending time with her mom working at the Salvation Army and a current service project creating chemo care kits. She’s fueled by coffee and specifically loves pumpkin spice and Mary Kay skin care. 

millicent.selenka@thrivent.com

(262) 293-9912

About Millicent Selenka

Millicent is a typical peacemaker who genuinely loves seeing people happy. She’s an enneagram 9 for our fellow personality quiz lovers. As our client relationship associate, she helps our team make deeper connections with you as a human, not just a client.

 

Millicent is another Wisconsin Lutheran College alum as of May 2021. She is recently engaged and considers wedding planning to be a part-time job. Outside of work, Millicent also volunteers to help others including spending time with her mom working at the Salvation Army and a current service project creating chemo care kits. She’s fueled by coffee and specifically loves pumpkin spice and Mary Kay skin care. 

millicent.selenka@thrivent.com

(262) 293-9912

Camille Karnthaler

Office Professional

We are grateful that Camille joined our team in 2022. Her organizational skills are top notch, and her dedication to simplifying processes keeps our office running smoothly.

 

Camille is a people person who enjoys spending time with family and friends. In addition, she loves running, reading, learning, being outdoors, cooking, crocheting, music, parties, dancing and pizza. 

camille.karnthaler@thrivent.com

(262) 293-9912

About Camille Karnthaler

We are grateful that Camille joined our team in 2022. Her organizational skills are top notch, and her dedication to simplifying processes keeps our office running smoothly.

 

Camille is a people person who enjoys spending time with family and friends. In addition, she loves running, reading, learning, being outdoors, cooking, crocheting, music, parties, dancing and pizza. 

camille.karnthaler@thrivent.com

(262) 293-9912

Matthew Salafia

Associate

States Licensed: ND

(262) 326-2027

About Matthew Salafia

States Licensed: ND

(262) 326-2027

Designations

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