My Team

As a Financial Representative for the Northwestern Mutual, I am committed to helping my clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business. I don't do it alone. Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.

Together, we stand committed to providing the best customer service possible. If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.

 
Irene R Hanford

Irene R Hanford

Office 315-695-6367

Irene joined Ripley, Garlock & Associates in November of 2016 and is our Investment Operations Manager. She has been in the Financial Industry since 2004.  Irene's focus is working within our investment services area while also supporting the Life and Disability Income Insurance portion of our operation. She has obtained her FINRA Series 6, 7 & 63 securities licenses, as well as New York State Agent License for Life, Accident and Health. She currently resides in Liverpool with her Husband, two kids and 3 dogs. Irene enjoys reading in her spare time.

 
Jessica L Myers

Jessica L Myers

Office 315-695-6367

Jessica joined Ripley, Garlock & Associates in January of 2017 and provides support within our investment operations area.  Jess is a Phoenix native and long-time family friend of the Ripley’s.  She attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse and was in retail management prior to coming into the financial services field. She has obtained her FINRA Series 6, 7 & 63 securities licenses, as well as, New York State Agent License for Life, Accident and Health. Jess is passionate about charities and organizations that benefit the wellbeing of children and animals and frequently volunteers her time with Erin’s Angels. Jess loves spending time with her son and her friends and her favorite holiday is Christmas.

 
Kimberley A Smyth

Kimberley A Smyth

Executive Assistant
Office 315-695-6367
 
Laura L Engle

Laura L Engle

Lead Financial Plan Analyst
Office 315-695-6367

Laura has been affiliated with Northwestern Mutual since 2004- joining forces with Trevor Garlock in October 2015. She has been working with Jason Crysler since February of 2019 and manages his business full time. Laura holds her Series 6, 7 & 63 securities licenses and New York Life and Health license. She is a graduate of SUNY Oswego and holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting. Laura is the primary point of contact for Jason Crysler's clients and helps ensure they are on the right track to financial security. Her main focus is scheduling appointments and handling the life and disability income insurance portion of his operation. Outside of work Laura enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her kids. 

 
Zachary F Laguzza

Zachary F Laguzza

Office 315-695-6367

Zach is a graduate of Niagra University and joined Ripley, Garlock & Associates in May of 2018.  He handles the new applications and processing of all the advisors. He lives in Syracuse with his girlfriend Mallory. In his spare time, Zach enjoys working on projects around the house and golfing. 

 
Craig J Amidon

Craig J Amidon

Director of Investments and Planning

Craig has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2010 and joined Ripley, Garlock & Associates in January of 2013. Craig leads the charge in discovering new talent to match opportunities for our group. He also coordinates the administrative functions for our team. Craig researches investments and prepares the presentations and proposals on behalf of our team. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from SUNY Oswego. He has obtained his FINRA Series 7, 6 & 63 securities licenses, as well as his New York State Agent License for Life, Accident and Health. Craig and his wife Amber have a daughter Aria and a dog named Finley. In his spare time he enjoys sports, especially basketball, golf and hockey. 

 

Jason S Crysler
Financial Advisor


Ripley, Garlock & Associates Financial Planning Group

 

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