My Team

As a financial advisor for 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. With the support of a dedicated staff, we stand committed to providing you the best client service possible. If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.

Natalie Claire Brunner

Natalie Claire Brunner

Associate Financial Representative
Office 816-412-1539

Natalie joined Northwestern Mutual in 2016 and is responsible for the team’s client relations and administrative management. A Kansas City native, her background includes restaurant management, retail and tailor shop co-management.

With her experience in operations management, Natalie brings an organizational approach to Esslinger Financial. She believes in the ability of her team to educate and help client’s reach their financial goals. Natalie is licensed in life and health insurance.

She is passionate about serving her community and is a Council Member to the Holy Cross School Advisory Council and actively volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House. In her free time, Natalie enjoys spending time decorating her historic home and crafting with her 6-year-old daughter.

Jason Samimi

Jason Samimi, CFP®

Office 913-362-5000

Jason has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2018. Before joining the Financial Planning team, he was a Financial Analyst at DST Systems preparing earnings statements and data reporting.

Jason holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a current Level 1 CFA candidate. He is passionate about consulting advisors on how to help clients meet their investment goals on time while maximizing portfolio efficiency.

Ariel Boehringer

Ariel Boehringer

Office 913-362-5000

Ariel began with Northwestern Mutual in 2016 as the IFP Assistant Operations Manager. Prior to her current role, Ariel worked as the Sales Execution Team Director in Sacramento, California.

Ariel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a counseling concentration from Azusa Pacific University. She is passionate bout equipping financial representatives to establish successful planning practices that are known for their character, integrity, and professionalism.


Chad Esslinger, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, AEP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Esslinger Financial


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