My Team

When you became my client, you placed your trust in me to help make your vision a reality. I honor that trust with the help of my expert support staff. Together, we make a strong commitment to customer service.

If at any time you have a question, concern or need, please let us know.

 
Brittany L Shultz

Brittany L Shultz

Office 661-912-0157

Brittany originally joined Northwestern Mutual under the leadership of Tony Congdon as a Financial Representative Assistant, and as the office began to grow, Brittany transitioned into the role of Office Manager. Brittany plays a large role in the development and implementation of office systems and processes, helping the team free up more time to focus on client needs. Brittany is an integral part of the Bakersfield district office by providing exceptional adminstrative support, management, and leadership. In her free time away from the office, she enjoys being outdoors and stays active through many sports and hobbies, she also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 
Jessica J Putman

Jessica J Putman

Office 661-912-0159

Jessica was born in Fillmore, California and now resides in Bakersfield. She is a graduate of West High School and is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University. Jessica is studying Accounting with a concentration of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination. Jessica chose this major because she loves numbers and puzzles and thought it would be a great fit for her. In her spare time, Jessica attends church, travels and spends time with her family. In addition to that, she loves to read and support the Children of Love foundation. Also, Jessica enjoys watching football and cheering for the Packers, but she cheers for other teams as well. Jessica loves to travel and is currently planning for an upcoming trip to Romania this summer. When asked why she likes working for Northwestern Mutual, she states “I enjoy working for Northwestern Mutual because I believe in their philosophy. What’s best for the client is best for us.”

 
Katy A Olewiler

Katy A Olewiler

Office 661-321-9172

Katy is a native of Bakersfield and attended Bakersfield College and graduated with honors from The Master’s University. While in school, Katy majored in Communications with a minor in History. In her spare time, Katy loves serving her church and is a member of Grace Bible Church of Bakersfield. Secondly, Katy also enjoys traveling, camping and playing piano. While away from the office, Katy loves spending time with her nieces and nephews, working on art projects, getting lost in a large bookstore and eating donuts. Katy’s favorite sports team is the FC Bayern, soccer team of Germany. Katy is always looking for her next adventure; some her favorite places to travel include Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Katy enjoys traveling overseas, but will always love the mountains of Shaver Lake or the sandy beach of Cayucos. Katy enjoys working for Northwestern Mutual because she loves the people she works with and the structure company and the way we always put the client’s needs first and foremost.

 
Whittany S Horn

Whittany S Horn

Office 661-321-9172

Whittany was born and raised in Bakersfield and graduated from Centennial High School and California State University, Bakersfield. While attending college, she majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. While she is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching HGTV. Whittany is a huge sports fan, with her favorite basketball team being the Los Angeles Lakers and college football team being the USC Trojans. In her spare time, Whittany enjoys exploring Pinterest looking at interior design and doing home improvements. Whittany enjoys working for Northwestern Mutual because she loves the environment of our office and helping our clients.

 

Tanza Marie Francisco

Office 818-887-9191

Tanza was born in Ohio but grew up all around the Midwest including Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. She graduated from Markgraefler Gymnasium Muellheim in Germany after 4 years there. She loved living in the Black Forest region and being close to France and Switzerland. She worked for many years in the health insurance field in the business analytics/project management area ending up as a manager for release management. She took a 9year sabbatical to homeschool her kids. Now as one is in college and the other about to graduate, she has taken on a new role supporting Maribel's practice as her Client Relations Director. Coming to Northwestern Mutual has been eye opening for her - as she said.' I wish I had known about this when I was 20yrs old.' She truly believes NorthwesternMutual is there to help set up clients for life.

 

Maribel Benitez Zisch

Financial Representative

 

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