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Address:

115 Flinn Street, Suite B
Batavia, IL 60510

Phone:

630.406.9977

Fax/Other:

630.406.9924

Our People

Geary R. Axen,CLU®, ChFC®

Investment Advisor Representative, Employee Benefits

President

gearya@timberlandfinancial.com

Direct: 630.406.9977 x1

Geary Axen,  CLU®, ChFC® is the President and co-founder of Timberland Financial Group, LLC.  He began his financial services career in June of 1985 after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree from Carthage College.  He holds numerous state insurance licenses and securities registrations through Ausdal Financial Partners, Inc.  Geary continued his pursuit for knowledge and professional accreditations by completing his CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) designation in 1994 and then completed his ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) designation in 2012.  Geary's primary focus is to educate, protect and consult with his corporate and individual clients to establish, achieve and maintain their long term financial goals and objectives.  Geary is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and a Shriner with Medinah Temple.  Geary has also served as a board member for the Geneva Academic Foundation, Fox Valley Hands of Hope and The Moose Charities Advisory Committee.  He resides in Geneva, IL with his wife, Valerie and has 3 children; Emily, Geary and Molly.

 

Christina D. Berru

Vice President, Employee Benefits

christinab@timberlandfinancial.com

Direct: 630.406.9977 x3

Christina Berru is Vice President of Employee Benefits of Timberland Financial Group, LLC.  She began her Employee Benefits career in 1988 at Principal Financial Group, and moved to the brokerage side in 1991 working for a national brokerage firm handling large group, multi-state accounts. She is well versed in alternative types of funding, such as ASO, Minimum Premium and fully insured accounts. After moving with her family to the DeKalb, IL area in 1996, she began working with a variety of self-employed, small group and large group accounts, specializing in municipalities, school districts, union groups and corporate accounts.  Here she served on the Rochelle Historical Society Board of Directors and as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She now resides in St. Charles, IL after raising her two boys, and lives with her partner Jon, and 3 dogs, George, Charley and Harley.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Spanish and has become an expert in the Employee Benefits field.

 

Lance Davenport

 Investment Advisor Representative

lanced@timberlandfinancial.com

Direct: 630.406.9977 x2

As a Registered Investment Advisor Lance holds numerous state insurance licenses and securities registrations held at Ausdal Financial Partners, Inc.  Simply stated, "I am in the business of helping my clients make wise financial decisions so that they can live the best life possible with the financial resources they have."  Having served 6 years in the US Navy I have had the honor of being an active team member on the Polaris and Poseidon missile project.  Lance currently serves as a Director on the board of the Tri County Kiwanis, a Mason and active member of his church serving on the missions to help people around the world.  He currently resides in Plano, IL with his best friend and partner, Karen.

 

Kimberly Ekle

 Investment Advisor Representative

kime@timberlandfinancial.com

Direct: 630.406.9977 x4

Kimberly entered the financial industry in 1997 working for banks and credit unions.  August 31, 2002, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies at Aurora University.  As a Registered Investment Advisor Kimberly holds numerous state insurance licenses and securities registrations held at Ausdal Financial Partners, Inc.  Kimberly says “I am passionate about helping people like you make smart Financial decisions, decisions to enjoy a full life.  Kimberly currently serves as President Elect of the Tri County Kiwanis.  She is a board member of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce.  She was name a Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions Club International Foundation for her dedication for humanitarian services.  Kimberly enjoys getting together with her 3 older sons that she is so proud of the fine young men they have become.   Kimberly currently resides in Sandwich, IL with her husband, Lincoln and 4 toy poodles, Peanut, Tigger, Stewie, and Sherman.

 

Laura A. Lagger

Director of Client Relations

laural@timberlandfinancial.com

Direct: 630.406.9977 x4

Laura Lagger is the Client Relations Director for Timberland Financial Group, LLC.  Laura has been associated with the Financial Services Industry for over 25 years.  She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and earned her CPA designation.  She has worked in the public and private sector, as well as contributing to the community through a number of volunteer financial and general business positions.  Laura is married and resides in Geneva, Illinois with her husband and two children.

 

 

 

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