In This Issue:

Kelly S. Olson Pedersen, 
7825 Washington Ave., Suite 625
Bloomington, MN 55439
Main Line: 952-777-2270
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CAISSA Spotlight: Meet Denise
Welcome to our new recurring newsletter feature, the CAISSA Spotlight. Periodically throughout the next year, we'll introduce you to a member of CAISSA.

This month we're profiling Associate Denise Thornburgh, who has been a part of our team since 2012.

What is your role at CAISSA?
I am the first person you see when you walk into our office. I am in charge of opening and maintaining client accounts with our custodian, Schwab. I work closely wi th clients and Schwab while performing tasks such as money movement, trades and general account maintenance. Behind the scenes I run reports, maintain our contact database and manage office administrative tasks.

What gets you most excited about your work?
I get excited about being one of the people who help guide our clients to achieve their financial planning goals.

Why did you choose financial services?
I started off in this industry working for a fund company where I earned my series 7 and 63. While there, I was part of a specialized high-end advisor team and I often worked with client service personnel in the advisors' offices. As I worked with these people every day, I discovered that their role might be a better fit for me. When my husband and I moved here from Chicago almost 15 years ago, I specifically wanted to work with an advisor in a client service position and have been doing this role ever since.

How do you pass the time when you're not in the office?
I have two active boys, a wonderful husband and big puppy dog that keeps me busy when I'm not in the office. My boys play sports and music, and are involved in school activities which means I'm attending games and concerts, coaching, volunteering and enjoying all those types of parental duties. I live in a wonderful neighborhood where neighbors have become close friends which lends itself to a lot of get-togethers and activities.

What's your personal motto?
I don't have one motto that I live by. Instead I try to come up with a new phrase or word each year as I'm putting my annual goals together. My phrase this year is "just do." To me this means to stop overthinking things and get out there and "just do" them.

  Kelly Featured on KARE 11 News
Kelly Pedersen on KARE 11 News I January 3, 2019
2018 saw a fair bit of market volatility, and the new year kicked off with even more when Apple reduced its first-quarter projections. 

So how should investors respond? Kelly stopped by KARE 11 News last month to explain the recent market dip and provide some recommendations for investors.
Kelly Receives International Award for Women Entrepreneurs
Kelly was recently named a winner of the 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, an international  
award from Enterprising Women magazine that recognizes women entrepreneurs. 

To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship and stand out as leaders in their communities.  Congratulations, Kelly, on this honor!

CAISSA Wealth Strategies
7825 Washington Ave., Suite 625
Bloomington, MN 55439
Main Line: 952-777-2270

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