Management Team

Our business is about relationships, and we have a strong management team in place that understands this. They are committed to furthering the development of our financial representatives through training and guidance, so the representatives can establish enduring and solid relationships with their clients.

Leadership Team Mission:

Together we are working to build a network of high-earning achievers. We want to be seen as premiere professionals in our markets. Our environments are fast-paced, exciting, and positive. We are challenging each other in the spirit of growth. We are flourishing rather than simply existing.

Think big; grow boldly. We are becoming the future.

 Brady Steven Hansen

Brady Steven Hansen

College Unit Director
Office 701-232-7175
Mobile 701-899-3849

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 Carmen R Fore

Carmen R Fore, CLU®

Managing Director
Office 701-738-8303

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 David G Scharpe

David G Scharpe

Field Director
Mobile 701-721-8323

 Karen M Oberg

Karen M Oberg

Director of Network Office Supervision
Office 701-232-7175

 Kari Dunn

Kari Dunn

Director of Development
Office 701-232-7175
Mobile 701-367-4255

 Kelsey J Knutson

Kelsey J Knutson

Director of Recruitment and Selection
Office 701-893-3711

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Kelsey Knutson is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a Spanish minor. While in school, Kelsey was heavily involved in the Concordia Orchestra as a violinist and singing in the jazz choir. She joined the Northwestern Mutual team in April 2014 as the Director of Client Relations, but almost immediately transitioned into the Director of Recruitment and Selection role. In this position, Kelsey is passionate about having conversations with hundreds of professionals and college students from a large variety of backgrounds to determine if the representative opportunity is part of their amazing future.  Above all, Kelsey is passionate about her faith in God, her family, and her friends and she strives to positively impact as many individuals as she can.


Natalie J Hilgers
Mobile 701-866-0219

 Patrick K Gores

Patrick K Gores, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®

Managing Partner
Office 701-232-7175

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Patrick Gores is a native of Cando, ND and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Minot University. He began his career with Northwestern Mutual in June 1981. Pat developed a very successful Internship program at Minot State University and served as an advisor to several business clubs and the college of business as well as sitting on the universities foundation board.

He was appointed Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual  - Fargo in 1996. Gores earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant(ChFC®) designations, and he is securities licensed. Patrick is active in many professional organizations.  He is a member, past President and Board Member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, past President and member of the Red River Valley Society of Financial Service Professionals, and is active with Charter Life Underwriters and GAMA International.Patrick Gores also has been the recipient of several professional and industry awards, including the Community Service Award from Northwestern Mutual and the GAMA International Diamond Award.

Patrick is married with two children, and enjoys hockey, antiques, and Bible study. Gores also is active with the resettlement of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He and his wife Kim reside in Fargo and enjoy spending their free time with their two children and four grandchildren.


Career Changers

Changing careers doesn't have to be daunting. Coming from many different backgrounds and occupations, our financial representatives go on to develop successful business practices. With support from a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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