About Palm Beach Associates

We're proud to be Thrivent financial professionals. We provide personalized financial guidance to people at all stages of life. At Thrivent, we view money not as a goal, but as a tool — one that can afford you a life rich in meaning and gratitude. We believe humanity thrives when individuals make the most of all they've been given. We're here to help you do just that.

West Palm Beach Office

John Leavitt

John Leavitt

FIC

Experience: 15 years with Thrivent.


Licenses and Awards: FINRA Series 7 and 66 Licenses. Qualified for Thrivent’s Premiere Practice Leader program for 2019 and 2020, which recognizes leadership excellence in sales and service to members.


Specialties: Risk & Wealth Management


Interests: Spending time with his family, traveling to new places, and Tennis.


Community Involvement: Member of Son Life Lutheran Church in Boynton Beach, Florida. Has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Worldwide in North America, Asia, and Africa.

Title

Financial Consultant

State(s) Licensed
AL , CA Insurance Lic. #0H60417 , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , ID , IN , MD , MI , NC , NM , NY , OR , SC , TX , VA
Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/john-leavitt
Phone
561-207-2408
Fax

561-207-2001

Harry Robinson

Harry Robinson

LUTCF®, FIC

Title

Financial Consultant

State(s) Licensed
AK , AZ , CO , FL , GA , IL , MI , MN , NC , NV , OH , SC , TX , WI
Website
https://connect.thrivent.com/harry-robinson
Phone
954-675-7397
    Kristi Clark

    Kristi Clark

    MSFS, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP®, FIC

    Experience: 17 years at Thrivent. 21 years of experience in the financial services industry.


    Licenses and Awards: FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. Master’s degree in Financial Services, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, and Certified Life Underwriter designations. Served as president of the West Georgia National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (2007–2011). Received the NAIFA quality award in 2005, 2007 and 2014. The NAIFA Quality Award provides financial professionals the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to excellence through performance, professional education, and industry service.

    More information about this recognition can be found at www.naifa.org/membership/awards/quality-award.


    Specialties: Retirement income strategies, retirement accumulation, investments and estate strategies.


    Interests: Spending time with her family and giving back to the community.


    Community Involvement: Member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Member of the planned giving council of Broward and Palm Beach Counties, and Women in Financial Services.

    Title

    Associate

    State(s) Licensed
    CA Insurance Lic. #0F96013 , FL , GA , IN , OH
    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/kristi-clark
    Phone
    561-465-7477
    James Pace

    James Pace

    MBA, ChFC®, LUTCF®, FIC, RICP®, CLTC®

    Experience: 12 years with Thrivent. Prior to Thrivent, Jim was an executive with the federal government in Washington, D.C. for 32 years. Served as a congressional fellow on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for the Departments of Interior and Agriculture. Jim owned two small businesses with his wife, Nancy, in Northern Virginia, where he still maintains an office in Chantilly.


    Licenses and Awards: FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Chartered Financial Consultant, Retirement Income Certified Planner, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and Certified Long-Term Care designations. During his time with the federal government, he received the Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award, which is one of the highest civilian awards granted by the secretary of the interior.


    Specialties: Principal to the team, providing consultation and guidance. Estate strategies, retirement income strategies, investments, life insurance, solutions for businesses, education funding planning and savings strategies.


    Interests: Genealogy, playing golf, spending time with his family, and playing the guitar.


    Community Involvement: Member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Delray Beach, where he currently sings in the choir and serves as elder. Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross pheresis donor program.

    Title

    Associate

    State(s) Licensed
    AL , DC , FL , GA , IA , MD , TX , VA
    Website
    https://connect.thrivent.com/james-pace
    Phone
    561-207-2408
    Michele Smith

    Michele Smith

    Experience: Michele has over 25 years of customer service experience, 8 years at Thrivent as a licensed Office Professional, and 1.5 years as a Practice Support Specialist.

     

    Specialties: Supports all product related service work and tasks to help leverage workload. She is well versed in marketing, office management, and fraternal programs.

     

    Interests: Michele enjoys gardening, volunteering, and home remodel projects.

    Title

    Senior Practice Support Specialist LIC

    Location

    Remote

      Dusti Napiwocki

      Dusti Napiwocki

      Experience: Dusti has been at Thrivent for 6 years, 3 years in the Annuities Center and 3 years as a Practice Support Specialist.

       

      Specialties: Applications, investment research and service work, and analysis tools.

       

      Interests: Dusti enjoys outdoor concerts when weather permits and tabletop games when it doesn't.

      Title

      Advanced Practice Support Specialist LIC

      Location

      Remote

        Katie Braun

        Katie Braun

        Experience: Katie has been at Thrivent since 2013 and began her Thrivent career in Annuities before moving to DSP in 2022. She brings over 13 years of customer care experience and strives to create positive customer interactions.  

         

        Specialties: Applications, investment research and service work, and analysis tools.

         

        Interests: Outside of work she loves to go on adventures with her young 2 boys and rescue dog.

        Title

        Advanced Practice Support Specialist LIC

        Location

        Remote

          Lynda Reader

          Lynda Reader

          Experience: Lynda brings over 4 years of customer service experience to Thrivent.

           

           Specialties: Scheduling, client communications, and insurance.

           

          Interests: Outside of work, Lynda loves to read and spend time with family.

          Title

          Practice Support Specialist