My Team


Ryan and his team are committed to, and pride themselves on, providing exceptional service. If, at any time, you have a question, concern, or need, please let them know. Ryan and his team are eager to promptly assist you.

Jennifer L Rusk

Jennifer L Rusk, CLU®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 847-663-7166

Jen joined Northwestern Mutual in July of 2010 and has been a part of Ryan’s team ever since. Jen graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She currently holds her CLU®, Series 7, 6 and 63 Securities licenses and IL Life, Accident and Health Insurance License. When not in the office, Jen spends her time practicing yoga and spending time in the great outdoors, hiking and enjoying nature.

Jen may work with you to:

  • Obtain and prepare information for client meetings
  • Facilitate Investment and Insurance Operations requests
  • Participate in the design of Investment Proposals
  • Communicate underwriting updates and schedule Insurance medical exams
  • Process Securities transactions and loan requests
Kevin Lewis Braun

Kevin Lewis Braun

Research Analyst
Office 847-663-7000

Kevin joined Northwestern Mutual in June of 2020. Kevin graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Insurance, minoring in Financial Planning. He currently holds his UACRM, UACIC, IL Life, Accident and Health Insurance License. He is working towards a CFA designation. When not in the office, Kevin spends his time playing strategy board games, researching companies, traveling.

Kevin may work with you to:

  • Open a new investment account
  • Discuss portfolios and/or companies of interest
  • Communicate your financial plan and goals
  • Facilitate investment operations requests
  • Provide analysis and insight to your plan
Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller

Associate Financial Representative
Office 847-663-7129

Barb joined Northwestern Mutual March of 2021. She currently holds her IL Life and Health Insurance License. When not in the office, Barb spends her time crafting, supporting non-profit research organizations through philanthropy, and spending time with her family.

Barb supports the team by:

  • Obtaining and preparing information for client meetings
  • Scheduling advisor/client meetings and reviews
  • Overseeing social media marketing
  • Providing technical support to clients for online accounts
  • Updating client account information

Ryan Bradley Edlefsen, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, WMCP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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