Our Team

Iowa

Josh Rice | jrice@signatorfn.com

Professional

  • President FDG
  • Specializes in Financial Planning for families and businesses
  • Responsible for overall growth of FDG as a firm
  • LUTCF
  • Licensed to market Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care
  • Other products include: Investments, mutual funds, advisory accounts, annuities
  • Series 6, 63, 65, 26

Career Highlights

  • Graduated from University of Northern Iowa with BA
  • Life Underwriters Training Council

Affiliations & Achievements

  • Past President of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Cedar Rapids
  • NAIFA Member
  • Panther Scholarship Club
  • New Rep of the Year 2008
  • Fortunaires Club
  • VIP Club
  • Presidents Cabinet

Personal & Community

  • Wife: Kendra
  • Children: Colin and Tate
  • Volunteer Coach with YMCA
  • Member at Lutheran Church of Hope
  • Interests: Hunting, Golfing, Music, Outdoors and any other activities that involves family and friends

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Paul J Jennings | CPA, CLU | pjennings@signatorfn.com

1501 42nd St,

Suite 375

W Des Moines,

IA 50266

B:(515) 224-0801

F:(515) 224-1649

Professional

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Licensed in Life, Health, Accident Insurance
  • Series 6 & 63 - Registered Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.  
  • With firm since 1988
  • Specializes in Estate Planning and Business Consulting

Career Highlights

  • Owned and operated Certified Public Accounting firm
  • Received Bachelor of Science from Northwest Missouri State University

Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member of Million Dollar Round Table 24 years (MDRT)
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
  • Des Moines Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (DMAIFA)
  • Member of Board of Directors of Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chaired numerous committees with Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants 7 years
  • Chairman of Advanced Marketing Consultants Group – Life Investors Insurance Company of America, a member of the AEGON Insurance Group 
  • Iowa Society of CPA’s
  • American Institute of CPA’s
  • Past President of Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered Life Underwriter
  • National Achievement Award
  • MDRT Court of Table – 20 years
  • MDRT Top of the Table – 8 years
  • Life Investor’s Presidents Cabinet
  • Top Life Investors’ Agent – 16 years
  • Silver Saber
  • Chairman’s Golden Gavel

Personal & Community

  • Wife, Rita; two sons: Benjamin and Ross
  • Interests: Attending sons’ sporting events, Boating, Water and Snow Skiing

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Brian F Miller | bmiller@signatorfn.com

1501 42nd St.,

Suite 375

West Des Moines,

IA 50266

B: (515) 224-0801

F: (515) 224-1649

Professional

  • Specializing in Insurance and retirement services
  • Licensed in life, health, disability insurance
  • Specialties: mutual funds, annuities and life insurance

Career Highlights

  • BA, Business Management, Finance. Insurance studies. University of Northern Iowa 1989
  • FDG Sales Representative – 1989
  • Life Investors Sales Representative 1989-1992
  • General Manager, Miller Medical Service 1992 – 1999
  • Life Underwriting Training Council Sales CLU Studies

Affiliations & Achievements

  • Member Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
  • Member National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
  • Fortunaires Club
  • VIP Club
  • President’s Cabinet
  • Century Club

Personal & Community

  • Wife, Jodie; Four children, Zoey, Claire, Blake, and Grace

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Rusty Hughell | rhughell@signatorfn.com

1501 42nd Street, Suite 375

West Des Moines, IA

B:(515) 224-0801

F:(515) 224-1649

Professional

  • Licensed in Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care, Annuities, and Mutual Funds
  • Specializing in Insurance and Retirement Services
  • Series 6 & 63- Registered Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.
  • FDG Representative since 2003 

    Career Highlights

    • Qualifier of Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
    • Century Club
    • Presidents Cabinet
    • VIP Club
    • Fortunaire Club
    • College Internship with Life Investors Insurance Company of America - 2001
    • Bachelors in Accounting & Finance from the University of South Dakota

    Affiliations & Achievements

    • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
    • Iowa Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (IAIFA)
    • Des Moines Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (DMAIFA)

    Personal & Community

    • My wife, Laurie, a Physician Assistant working in Rheumatology @ Mercy Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center
    • Children: Jacob, 5; Katelyn , 3; and Emersyn 4months
    • Member of Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines
    • Volunteer Coach – Waukee High School for Football and Wrestling
    • Former Football player at the University of South Dakota
    • Interests: Hunting, Golfing, and spending time with Family and Friends

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    Arron S. Cramer | acramer@signatorfn.com

    1501 42nd Street, Suite 375

    West Des Moines, IA 50266

    B:(515) 224-0801

    F:(515) 224-1649

    Professional

    • Independent Agent
    • Licensed to market Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care, Annuities, and Mutual Funds
    • Series 6 & 63- Registered Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.
    • FDG Representative Since 2015

    Career Highlights

    • Graduated from Upper Iowa University with two BA’s
    • New Rep of the Year 2015

    Affiliations & Achievements

    • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
    • Iowa Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (IAIFA)
    • Des Moines Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (DMAIFA)

    Personal & Community

    • My wife, Ashley is an elementary school teacher at Des Moines Public
    • My daughter, Alena is 2 years old
    • Member of Valley Church
    • Center Sphere Chapter President
    • Former wrestler at Upper Iowa University
    • Interest: Reading, Outdoors, Exercising, and spending time with family and friends

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    Kevin Wadle | CPA | kwadle@signatorfn.com

    117 S. 4th St.

    Knoxville, IA 50138

    B:(641) 842-2137

    F:(641) 842-3477

    Professional

    • CPA
    • Licensed in Life & Health Insurance
    • Series 6, 7, 63, & 66 - Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.

    Career Highlights

    • Owns and operates Certified Public Accounting Firm since 1998
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Northern Iowa

    Affiliations & Achievements

    • Knoxville Rotary Club
    • Knoxville Area Community Theatre
    • Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
    • American Institute of CPA’s
    • Iowa Society of CPA’s
    • 2007 Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year

    Personal & Community

    • Wife, Jennifer; three children: Alex, Sam and Abby
    • Interests: Reading, Golf, Coaching, Cooking, Community Service

    Signator Investors, Inc., Financial Decisions Group and Kevin Wadle CPA, PC are not affiliated. CPA services are offered solely through Kevin Wadle CPA, PC.

    Neither Signator Investors, Inc. nor its representatives provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Persons who provide such advice do so in a capacity other than as a registered representative of Signator Investors, Inc.

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    Wisconsin

    Patrick M Thielen | LUTCF | pthielen@signatorfn.com

    100 Wilburn Rd., Ste. 107

    P.O. Box 63

    Sun Prairie, WI 53590

    B:(608) 825-9668

    F:(608) 825-9622

    Professional

    • President, FDG – Wisconsin
    • With Company since 1991
    • Licensed in Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care Insurance 
    • Series 6 & 63 - Registered Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.
    • Specialties: Goal-setting and achievement for retirement, financial lifestyles and individual estates

    Career Highlights

    • Worked in Father’s insurance agency for seven years prior to joining FDG
    • College educated
    • Life Underwriters Training Council
    • Served in every position on executive board of Dubuque Association of Life Underwriters
    • The American College/Charter Life Underwriter Course

    Affiliations & Achievements

    • Dubuque Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (DAIFA)
    • Past president of DAIFA
    • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)/ Madison Association
    • Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
    • Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
    • National Quality Award
    • National Sales Achievement Award
    • LIFG President’s Cabinet
    • National Rookie of the year, Life Investors - 1992
    • FDG Career Builder Award – 1995
    • FDG Agency Builder Award – 1998,1999,2000
    • Life Investors Career General Agent of the Year – 2002

    Personal & Community

    • Wife, Kristin; three children: Erica, Lucas and Brandon
    • Born and raised in Dyersville, Iowa
    • Former aircraft mechanic
    • Interests: Golfing and canoeing with the family

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    Timothy P. Dwyer | tim@gfgwisconsin.com

    Professional

    • Owner Global Financial Group
    • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
    • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
    • Licensed in Life, Health, Disability and Long Term Care
    • Securities Licenses in Series 6,63,7
    • Investment Advisor Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.

    Career Highlights

    • Graduate of University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1989 Bachelor of Arts
    • Graduate of The American College Program for CLU and ChFC Designations
    • AFP University Graduate 2006 (First Class)
    • Current Member of the Advanced Study Group for Securities through the SSU

    Affiliations and Achievements

    • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
    • IFAPAC Governing Board Member – WI
    • Fortunaires Club
    • CLU, ChFC

    Personal and Community

    • Wife, Amy. 2 sons Jack and Hank
    • Coach Little League Baseball, Select League Baseball, Coach Grade school Basketball
    • Finance Committee and Endowment Committee Member at Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church

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    Nebraska

    Tim Hall | thall@signatorfn.com

    1807 4th Corso

    Suite 1

    Nebraska City, NE 68410

    B:(402) 873-5426

    F:(402) 873-6027

    Professional

    • Licensed in Life, Health, Variable Insurance
    • Series 6 & 63-Registered Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.
    • Series 26-Registered Principal with Signator Investors, Inc.
    • Specializing in Variable products and Life Insurance

    Career Highlights

    • Owned and operated Tim Hall Financial Services since March of 1987
    • Instructor/Student for several Life Investors Financial Group, Inc. (LIFG) courses

    Affiliations Achievements

    • Fortunaires Foundation
    • Fortunaires Club
    • VIP Club
    • Century Club
    • Million Dollar Round Table member-2000 (MDRT)
    • Tiger School Topper (LIFG)
    • Top Gun Club
    • Life Investors Presidents Club
    • Top Annuity Rep 2007
    • 150 Club
    • 200 Club
    • Silver Saber Award

    Personal Community

    • Wife, Mary Lynn: Three children; Crystal, Chessa and Courtney; four grandchildren
    • Interests: Racquetball and Harley Riding
    • Former Mayor of Nebraska City, Ne. 1996-2000
    • Member of Nebraska City, Ne. Ambassadors

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    Tim Travis | ttravis@signatorfn.com

    2835 215th St.,

    Sidney, IA 51652

    B: (712) 374-3213

    Professional

    • Licensed in Life and Health Insurance
    • Series 6 & 63 - Registered Representative with Signator Investors, Inc. 

    Affiliations & Achievements

    • Fortunaires Club
    • VIP Club
    • Century Club
    • Million Dollar Round Table Member (2007)

    Personal & Community

    • Wife, Jill; two daughters: Carly & Ciarra
    • Interests: Working out, Harley Riding, Boating, and Family
    • Member of St. Mary’s Church
    • Former 16 year High School Wrestling Coach

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    Georgia

    Russell Dudley | russell@dudleyassetmanagement.com

    105 Laurel Creek

    #11-A

    Calhoun, GA 30701

    B:(706)602-8500

    F:(706)602-8579

    Professional

    • Specializing in Investment and Retirement Planning
    • Licensed in Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care Insurance
    • Series 7, 24& 63 - Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM

    Career Highlights

    • Securities licensed since 1991
    • Earned CFP® designation in 2002

    Affiliations & Achievements

    • Calhoun Rotary Club
    • Past Financial Chair of Calhoun 1st Methodist Church
    • Gordon County Chamber of Commerce

    Personal & Community

    • Married with 2 daughters
    • Member of Calhoun 1st Methodist Church
    • Enjoys golf and tennis

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    Taylor Horseman | taylor@dudleyassetmanagement.com

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    Professional

    Taylor is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where she played softball and earned a degree in Business Administration, graduating summa cum laude. She is licensed in Life, Accident and Sickness Insurance. Taylor is a Registered Representative as well as an Investment Advisor Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.

    Personal

    Taylor’s outside interests include being active and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys coaching softball, hiking, and Braves baseball.

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    Patti DeFoor

    Patti is a graduate of Western Michigan University and has 10 years of experience in the insurance industry and four years in financial services. Her focus is in client relations and public relations. She is an ambassador with the local Chamber of Commerce and is an avid tennis player, quilter and loves to travel. Patti DeFoor is not affiliated with Signator Investors, Inc..

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    Texas

    Stacy Barber | sbarber@signatorfn.com

    405 N Mason

    Bowie, TX 76230

    B:(940) 872-5164

    F:(940) 872-5163

    Professional

    • Licensed in Life and Health Insurance for 20 years
    • Securities Representative, Series 6 & 63
    • Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Signator Investors, Inc.
    • Specialize in Family and Business Financial Services, Employee Benefits

    Career Highlights

    • Life Underwriters Training Council – 4 years
    • Owned and Operated Insurance Agency – 20 years
    • Life and Long Term Care Insurance Seminars

    Affiliations & Achievements

    • Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
    • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
    • National Association of Health Underwriters
    • Life Investors Financial Group, Inc. (LIFG) President’s Cabinet
    • Top Sales Associate with CAM & the Self Employed – 14 years
    • LIFG Top 10 in Health Sales – 8 years

    Personal & Community

    • Kiwanis Club President
    • Chamber of Commerce Director
    • Interest: Golfing, Home Decorating and Design, Physical Fitness and Traveling

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    Ellen Timberlake-Volz | ellen@timerlakefinancial.com | http://www.EllenTimberlakeinsurance.com

    318 W Main, Suite 200

    Arlington, TX 76010

    B:(817) 275-5850

    F:(817) 275-5956

    Professional

    • Insurance agent for Life Investors Financial Group, Inc. (LIFG) and other AEGON companies since 1993
    • Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Signator Investors, Inc. 
    • Chair of Financial Literacy Coalition for the Tarrant County Extension Service
    • Member of Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Texas

    Career Highlights

    • Outstanding graduate of Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, TX
    • Graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Arts Degree in communications for the University of Texas at Arlington
    • Graduated cum laude with Master’s of Business Administration from Texas Christian University
    • Series 6 & 63 securities licensed

    Affiliations & Achievements

    • Member National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)
    • Member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
    • Winner of America’s Most Gifted Wrapper Contest in 2000
    • Continue to serve as national gift wrapping consultant for 3M Scotch Brand

    Personal & Community

    • Married Dennis Volz in June of 2003
    • Native Texan & resident of Arlington, Texas since 1996
    • Active member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
    • Charter member of Theatre Arlington Guild
    • President of Dane Theatre Arlington Board of Directors
    • Enjoy gift wrapping, church choir and playing with Patty O’Cat

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