I take customer service very seriously. So does my team. Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment, make changes to your policy, submit a claim or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

Maria Pownall

Maria Pownall

Mobile 719-472-4084

Maria helps co-manage our practice.  Her primary responsibilities include but are not limited to supporting the risk management portion by managing daily operations. Maria has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2008 and strives to assist in holistic planning.

Maria is happily married to Chris Pownall, whom has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2005. They have three wonderful kids and enjoy hiking, biking, skiing and many other outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.

Austin C Jacobs

Austin C Jacobs, CFP®

Associate Financial Representative
Office 303-996-2384

Austin is responsible for developing and managing our investment strategies. He is the primary contact for any investment related questions and inquiries.

Austin began his career with Northwestern Mutual as a college intern in 2008 and quickly moved to the role of Financial Representative. His passion gravitating towards investment planning, he joined Eric McGough and Brian Budge's team in late 2010 as an Associate Wealth Management Advisor. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, holds a Colorado State Insurance License, and has obtained the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities license. In his spare time, you will find him playing tennis or traveling with his wife Jessica.

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.


Brian W. Budge, CLTC®

Financial Advisor


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