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Meet the Partners

Sahand Elmtalab CFP, ChFC, CLU

Financial Planner and Partner

Sahand graduated from the University of Minnesota in December 2007 with a BA in Applied Economics and signed a contract in the Insurance and Investment services industry. Sahand has achieved his CLU, ChFC, CFP and MBA designations thus...

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Marty McAlpin CLU


Marty began his financial security planning practice after graduating from St. John's University in 1986 with a BA in Marketing, where he was also a member of the university's football team. He continues his commitment to the Johnnies...

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Sarah Elmtalab

Chief Operating Officer

Sarah graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2006 with a BA in Retail Merchandise and a minor in Management from the Carlson School of Business. Sarah's career started in retail as she worked with Nordstrom in Chicago and Esprit...
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Meet the Staff

Emily Mieling

Chief Office Administrator

A native of Illinois, Emily moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. After working with children for many years, Emily joined our team...
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Sara Warren

Insurance Specialist

Sara graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Child Psychology and worked for several years in child care, retail, restaurants and Social Services. She joined M&E Catalyst Group in April 2014 and specializes in your...
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Aaron Hoyne

Financial Paraplanner

Aaron graduated from UW-EC in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance & Information Systems. He started his financial career with Minneapolis Financial Group as a Financial Planner for two years before switching roles to join M&E...
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Sara Noyes

Investment Planning Associate

Sara began working in the financial industry in 2000 and has strong background in brokerage operations. She joined the M&E team in May of 2015 as a financial paraplanner, and now works in investment planning. A proud veteran of the US...
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Pam Norman

Events and Marketing

Pam comes to our team from a varied background in real estate and the hospitality industry and has also studied architecture. Pam spent several years working in the insurance area of our business and now oversees the planning of all...
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Natalie Williams

Scheduler/Marketing Associate

Natalie graduated in 2013 from Providence College in Providence, RI, with a BA in English and a minor in Spanish. She came back home to work for a Minneapolis-based publishing company, but after three years decided to change career...
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