My Team

Our Team

At Volk & Associates Wealth Management, our team regularly challenges the status quo, constantly improving the value we bring to our clients’ financial lives by asking ourselves how we can do it better. 

We are excited to announce that Kris Daniels, Financial Advisor, and Emma Langdon, Client Service Manager, have joined our team!

The addition of Kris and Emma gives our firm the opportunity to provide multi-generational planning to our clients’ families and their children.  Our team will create a customized retirement income plan that addresses your impending shift in focus: from growing your money to making it last for the rest of your life (and beyond).  Craig M. Volk primarily works with business owners on personal and business planning, preparing for the distribution stage and unwinding assets as they enter the work-optional phase of life.  Financial Advisor, Kris Daniels, works with employees and families on their personal planning, in the accumulation phase of their working years.  Client Service Manager, Emma Langdon, will support Kris and his clients.  

 
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Craig M. Volk, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

craig.volk@nm.com

Office: 952-806-9692

Craig started his planning practice through the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company in 2000. Prior to that, he attended Waldorf University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Management. As a Wealth Management Advisor and Retirement Income Certified Planner (RICP®), Craig’s practice focuses on an integrated planning approach involving retirement distribution planning, investment management and wealth distribution. He operates out of Edina, Minnesota, but works with clients across the country.


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Kris G. Daniels

Associate Financial Advisor

kristopher.daniels@nm.com

Office: 952-806-9699

Kris joined Volk & Associates Wealth Management in April 2018. Prior to that, he was a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual out of the Lake Elmo office. Kris has earned the Life, Accident, Health and Long-Term Care licenses, along with Series 6 and 63.

Kris grew up outside of Seattle where he graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Economics. After 9 years in Denver, Colorado, he and his wife and two kids have put their roots down and have called Minnesota home since 2008.

Kris takes a holistic approach to understand his clients’ goals and the “why” behind them. It is imperative that his clients feel confident in their decision making and achieving what is most important to them.

Kris serves on the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Workforce Committee where he helps educate the future, local workforce on the key pillars of establishing personal financial health. He’s a huge baseball fan and loves playing golf and being outdoors with his family.


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Troy R. Hesketh

Director of Business Development

troy.hesketh@nm.com

Office: 952-806-9696

Troy started his career with Northwestern Mutual in June of 2014 as an intern during his junior year of college, and joined Volk & Associates Wealth Management in August 2017. He graduated from Hamline University with majors in Marketing and International Business, while also playing on the varsity hockey team.

Prior to attending Hamline University, Troy was drafted in the NHL entry draft by the Edmonton Oilers as a junior in high school. He was the youngest draft pick that year, and was with the organization for four years before suffering from a traumatic concussion that led to the end of his professional hockey career.

Troy’s focus and areas of expertise are to acquire and provide first class financial service to high net worth individuals and businesses while increasing brand recognition in the wealth management space. He also hosts events for Volk & Associates Wealth Management.

Troy and his fiancé live on Phelps Island on Lake Minnetonka in Mound/Wayzata. His hobbies include playing in hockey leagues, golfing, and spending time on Lake Minnetonka with friends and family.


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Michael A. Baker, CFA®

Director of Investment Operations

michael.baker@nm.com

Office: 952-806-9695

Michael joined Volk & Associates Wealth Management in April 2016. He attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and received his B.A. Quantitative in Economics. Michael is a CFA® charter holder and a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Minnesota. He also holds his Series 7, 63, as well as Life, Accident and Health licenses.

Michael brings to the team over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry where he has focused on investment research, portfolio management, and asset allocation. He most recently worked with 401(K) plans, managing a client base of over 70 plans with assets exceeding $5 billion.

Michael lives in Rogers with his wife and two children, and enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time at his lake cabin with family and friends.


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Parker T. VanEaton, CFP®, RICP®

Director of Advanced Financial Planning

parker.t.vaneaton@nm.com

Office: 952-806-9693

Parker began his career with Northwestern Mutual in May 2010 and joined Volk & Associates Wealth Management in December 2011. He attended St. Thomas University receiving a B.S. in Actuarial Science. Parker currently holds his Series 7, 66, CFP®, and  RICP®, as well as Life, Accident and Health licenses.

Parker assists Craig’s team with the creation, proposal, and management of financial plans, as well as assisting with investment management.

Parker lives in Saint Paul with his wife Kristin. In his free time he enjoys working out, spending time with friends and family, grilling, playing soccer, hockey and golf. He also enjoys spending time up north at the cabin, and being on the rivers and lakes in the summer.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.


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Kristin A. Anderson

Director of Marketing and Communications

kristin.a.anderson@nm.com

Office: 612-758-0605

Kristin joined Volk & Associates Wealth Management in February 2012. She is a graduate from Minnesota State University - Mankato receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and a minor in Business Administration. She comes to the team with a background in event planning, fundraising and marketing. Contact Kristin for assistance with:

  • Coordination of meetings
  • Client communications
  • Networking/referral opportunities
  • Client events

In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, attending sporting events, snowmobiling and reading. She also played basketball during her four years at MSU - Mankato and is proud to be a Maverick. She currently resides in Iowa with her husband and three children.


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Marcy L. Kimball

Director of Operations & Client Service

marcy.kimball@nm.com

Office: 952-806-9694

Marcy joined forces with Volk & Associates Wealth Management in February 2017 as Director of Operations and Client Service. Prior to that, she worked for Northwestern Mutual’s network office for nine years in a variety of roles. She has her LIfe, Accident and Health licenses. Marcy is a graduate from St. Cloud State University. Contact Marcy for assistance with:

  • Applications
  • Online access to accounts
  • Medical examination information and underwriting
  • Policy and information changes
  • Billing and premium payments
  • Record locator

Marcy lives in Burnsville with her husband and twin boys, and enjoys spending time at her family’s cabin in the summer.


Our Support Teams

This investment team is comprised of members from the Advisory Investment and Private Client Services teams. They provide customized investment management services for high-net-worth clients and investment research and consulting support for the advisory products and services. The team addresses specific client needs by providing enhanced portfolio analytics, investment research and guidance.

The Investment Strategy Committee is responsible for WMC's overall global macro outlook and reflecting those viewpoints in the asset allocation strategies used in the Signature Portfolios models and in Private Client Services accounts. The Committee's disciplined process includes a thorough assessment of the overall risks and opportunities inherent in the broad investment environment over an intermediate-term time horizon.

 

Craig M Volk, RICP®
Wealth Management Advisor


Volk & Associates

 

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