Our Team

Nick J. Baker
Financial Adviser

Nick graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003. Upon graduation, he started his career in the financial services industry with New York Life.

Nick holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 securities licenses. He is an Investment Adviser Representative, associated with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser, as well as a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC.

Nick is a life and qualifying member of The Million Dollar Round Table; qualifying every year he has been in the industry. MDRT is recognized throughout the industry as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance. Nick also has attained New York Life’s Chairman’s Council multiple times, which represents the top 2% of New York Life agents worldwide.

Nick and his wife, Mikkell reside in Orange City, Iowa with their three daughters, Maicy, Makenna and Kylin.


 

Blake S. Kruger
Agent/Registered Representative

Blake S. Kruger started as an intern with New York Life in 2012 before his senior year in college. He graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He also has a minor in Human Resources Management. Upon graduation at Dordt College, Blake started his career full-time in the financial services industry with New York Life.

Blake is a Financial Services Professional. He is a Licensed Insurance Agent with New York Life as well as a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC. Blake holds Series 6 and 63 securities licenses.

Blake and his wife, Tasha, reside in Sioux Center, IA. He enjoys golfing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.


 

Linda Mulder
Assistant

Linda started working as an administrative assistant to a New York Life agent in June, 1965, and has continued to do so, except for a 10 year period when her children were small. Linda handles the service work and application processing for Baker Financial Solutions.

Linda resides in Orange City, Iowa, with her husband, Brent. They have 4 married children and 11 grandchildren.


 

Krista Pals
Administrative Assistant

Krista has been an Administrative Assistant with New York Life since April 1999. She is a licensed service assistant and does application and service work, along with receptionist duties.

Krista resides in Alton, Iowa with her husband, Darin and 2 girls, Tyra and Danielle.


 

Gina Dorr
Administrative Assistant

Gina started working as an Administrative Assistant with New York Life in April, 2003. Gina handles both service work and application processing for Baker Financial Solutions.

Gina resides in Orange City, Iowa, with her husband, Mike and 2 girls, Teylor and Rylee.