Our Team

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We strive to remove complication and stress from our clients' financial lives so that together, we can leverage the right tools and strategy; at the right time, to help achieve success.

Our strategic alignment with Northwestern Mutual helps us and our clients get closer to achieving those goals. Click here to learn more about the Investment Team that helps support our practice.


 
Luke T. Sturges

Luke T. Sturges, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor
Office 303-300-5541

Luke was born and raised in Glenwood Springs, CO, and has always enjoyed what the mountains of Colorado have to offer. While completing his Bachelor's in Finance at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Luke began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2001 as a College Intern. He was deeply drawn to the opportunity to invest in the lives of his clients and continued to build his independent practice after graduation in 2002. Throughout the years, Luke has served as a leader in Northwestern Mutual - Denver and has enjoyed investing in new financial representatives getting their careers off the ground and serving their clients, but his work is predominantly focused on providing innovative and creative solutions to his clients' challenges as they seek to create financial freedom for themselves and their families.

Luke lives in Denver, CO with his wife Candace and two daughters, Sloane and Leighton. They enjoy their time in Denver, as well as getting back to Glenwood to spend time with family.

 
William M. Freriks

William M. Freriks, CFA®, CFP®, RICP®

Director of Advanced Financial Planning
Office 303-300-5535

Will has a passion for thinking creatively and strategically on our client’s behalf to solve complex problems to provide peace of mind.  As an Advisor and Director of Advanced Financial Planning with Sturges Financial Group, Will believes in taking a holistic and integrated approach to financial planning by designing a custom financial plan for each family to achieve more efficient and impactful outcomes in our client’s lives.    He is the primary contact for all asset allocation, strategy and financial planning questions. 

He has his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Colorado. Will is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional.  He has also earned the following licenses and designations: CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter), RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional) FINRA Series 7, 63 & 65 securities registrations as well as Colorado State Insurance Licenses for Life & Health. 

Will graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.  During his time at DU, he was also an active member of the Men’s DU Soccer team. A Colorado native, Will currently resides in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood with his wife Rachel, and their two children, Lissy and Maddox.  In his free time, Will enjoys exercising, watching & playing sports, and spending time with his family. 

 

 
Michael Babb

Michael Babb

Director of Investments and Planning
Office 303-758-5175

Mike is responsible for all things Planning in our practice. He maintains contact with clients during their financial reviews to ensure that our recommendations evolve into their retirement goals. Alongside Will, Mike works to strategize and customize each financial plan, as well as answer any planning questions in between. Mike began his career as an intern for the Sturges Financial Group. His passion and hard work quickly landed him a full-time position on the team. Mike has obtained FINRA Series 7 and 63, and earned his Colorado State Life and Health Insurance licenses. 

Mike was born and raised in Colorado where he grew up playing several sports, namely lacrosse. After pursuing lacrosse his first year in college, he continued his education at Colorado State University. He graduated from CSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. He loves all Colorado sports teams, loves to ski and has an incredible passion for travel.

 
Amanda R. Bastos

Amanda R. Bastos

Director of Client Relations and Marketing
Office 303-300-5540

Amanda is responsible for the marketing side of our practice. Her expertise is in all customer service needs, empowering clients to engage with the fun side of planning for their futureShe works hand in hand with clients to ensure they are taken care of every step of the way. Amanda has earned her Colorado State Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Amanda was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University with two Bachelor’s degrees: Psychology and Editing, Writing, & Media. As a Miami native, she is passionate about travel and the exploration of culture and art. When Amanda is not working she loves to pursue photography, as well as outdoor activities like hiking with her dog and immersing herself in all that the mountains of Colorado have to offer. 

 
Bitsy Davidson

Bitsy Davidson

Director of Insurance Operations and Services
Office 303-512-2173

 

Karyn, "Bitsy," is responsible for the daily internal and external operations of the team, as well as the insurance side of the practice. She handles each step of the insurance application and undewriting process to ensure clients are taken care of with any concern they may have. She began her career at Northwestern Mutual in 2012 and is excited to join Sturges Financial Group in 2020. She has obtained her Colorado State Life and Health Insurance licenses and looks forward to continuing her education.

Bitsy was born in Colorado and was raised in Florida where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida and an Associate of Science Degree in Technical Theater from Valencia College. After a career in the Orlando Theme Park industry, she found it was time to return home to the mountains of Colorado. In her spare time, Bitsy enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with her husband, Ryan, and their daughter, Kady.

 
Juanse Ramirez

Juanse Ramirez

Director of Investment Operations
Office 303-758-5175

Juanse is responsible for all of Sturges Financial Group's investment operations and servicing. He is the primary contact for investment account opening and funding, asset movement, and service requests. Juanse began his career at Northwestern Mutual with our Network Office as part of the Investment Operations team. Juanse has obtained his FINRA series 7 and 63 and earned his Colorado Life and Health licenses. 

Juanse was born in Colombia and raised in Texas, where he grew up playing competitive soccer. He was a collegiate athlete at East Texas Baptist University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Juanse is an avid Houston sports fan who enjoys being outside playing sports or hiking with his dog, Cali.

 

Luke T. Sturges, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®
Wealth Management Advisor


Sturges Financial Group

 

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