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Our team. Working together for you.

Over 75 years of combined industry experience. Committed to helping our clients improve their long-term financial success. 


The three pillars of our logo represent our three guiding values. These are:


Clients First

By being independent, advisors are free to provide expert financial planning services in the best interest of each client and aligned with their specific goals.

Earn Trust

Earn the mutual trust of every client and colleague by maintaining the highest level of honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Deliver Expertise

Focus Financial advisors are always learning and continually seek opportunities to provide clients with individualized service and greater value.


Click on the photos below to learn more about each of us.


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David W. Beissler, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ / Senior Financial Advisor

Helping clients live out their life goals.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and acquired a master's equivalent in Nuclear Engineering from the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.  I served 11 years in the United States Navy and achieved the rank of Lieutenant. Subsequently, I worked at General Electric as a Six Sigma Black Belt. In 2000, I decided to apply my analytical problem-solving skills toward helping people and joined the financial services industry.  I have been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ since 2005.

Navigating the complexities of making financial decisions can take a lot of time and effort, can create uncertainty, and can distract people from living purpose-filled lives.  I want to use my skill and expertise to take away the worry of financial management for our clients, so they can live out their life goals.   

I like to serve my community. 

I am active in my community and church.  I have coached 40+ sport seasons and have worked in youth ministry since 2005.  I enjoy being a positive influence in the lives of the next generation.  I also like to run, play golf, travel, and spend time with my wife and four kids.   

dbeissler@focusfinancial.com

(651) 379-4804




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David W. Matthews, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ / Senior Financial Advisor

Helping clients plan for their future and enjoy the greater things in life.

I have been in the financial services industry since 1996 and joined Focus Financial in 2014.  My goal with our clients is to create financial plans and strategies that help them achieve confidence in their future.   I do this by developing long-term relationships that enables me to learn what is most important to them, so the plan we create can help guide them through complicated financial decisions, with less stress, and more confidence and time to focus on the greater things in life. 

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), I am held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest.   CFP® professionals are required to act as a fiduciary – always acting in the client’s best interest when providing financial advice. 

Exploring the world and what it has to offer.

Outside the office, I love to travel.  I have had the opportunity to travel to many states around the country and Europe.  My favorite travel plan is going on cruises with my son.  We have a goal to go on every Disney Cruise ship before he goes to college!  I also enjoy playing the piano and finding new restaurants and microbreweries around town to meet up with friends. Let me know if you have a suggestion!

dmatthews@focusfinancial.com

(651) 379-4805

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Rose Hammes-Nestor

Financial Advisor

Dedicated to helping others achieve their goals.

I have years of experience in the financial services industry and joined Focus Financial in 2007. Before joining the team, I was the owner of Rose Financial, a financial planning practice focused on working with women and money. My experience brings deep knowledge of the industry to the team and our clients.

A cultural life gives me personal satisfaction.

I am married and have one adult daughter. I enjoy reading historical fiction, listening to classical music, and traveling.

rosehn@focusfinancial.com

(651) 379-4806


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Debbie Alexon

Client Service Manager

Marketing. Event Planning. Client Communication.

I joined Focus Financial - Red Rock Group in 2017 as our Client Service Manager.  I am responsible for client communication and marketing, event planning and other tasks to improve the client experience and processes within the practice. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Amateur baker & golfer.

In my free time I enjoy running with my dog Charlie, cooking and baking with my husband Chris, golfing and going to the cabin with my family.  On the weekend you can probably find me checking out a local brewery with friends. In September 2022, we increased the number of boys in the house with the addition of our son, Miles.  I heard parenting is exhausting but did not understand it until now!  

dalexon@focusfinancial.com

(651) 242-5417







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Tim Drozdov

Associate Advisor

Committed to helping you succeed.

I joined Focus Financial in October of 2020 as an Advisor Support Specialist. Prior to joining the Red Rock Group, I worked at the Focus Financial corporate office with Compliance as an intern and an analyst for a year and a half.  Right now my role is to support our team of advisors and service your accounts as I learn and gain the skills to advance into a Financial Advisor.  I received a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take".

When I get home, I am usually sifting through different sports applications to stay caught up. I also love spending a time playing board games with my wife, which typically ends in me being outplayed. I play the bass guitar and lead a pre-teen to teen boys bible study during the week. 

tdrozdov@focusfinancial.com

(651) 242-5418


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Jackson Arland

Associate Advisor

I enjoy teaching others and helping them understand new concepts.

I joined Focus Financial as an advisor support specialist in 2020. Previously, I worked in the banking industry as an analyst and in the A/V industry as a low voltage integrator. I graduated from Bethel University in 2018 with degrees in Economics & Finance and Data Analytics. I am responsible for supporting our advisors and clients including; new client onboarding, account servicing, and meeting preparation.  Ultimately, as I gain experience, I will become a Financial Advisor.

I Love The Great Outdoors!

I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and any other activity that gets me outside and being active. I love spending time on any of Minnesota’s countless lakes fishing and boating. If I’m not outside or at work, you can find me reading about something new or volunteering at my local church, where my wife Sophie works as a youth pastor.

jarland@focusfinancial.com

(651) 242-5419

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Anna Arland

Advisor Support Specialist

Helping others prepare for their future goals.

I joined the Focus Financial team as an Advisor Support Specialist in August of 2022. Previously, I graduated from Bethel University with a degree in Economics & Finance in 2021 and worked at Land O’Lakes as a pricing specialist for their crop inputs business, Winfield United. At Focus Financial - Red Rock Group my work is centered around supporting our clients and advisors by assisting in servicing accounts and meeting preparation while gaining the skills to eventually become a Financial Advisor.

Leading a joy-filled life.

Outside of work I enjoy being on the water, playing spike ball, volleyball and pickleball. When I am not outside you can find me reading a book or trying out a new hobby. During the week I volunteer at my church’s youth group and lead a small group of high school girls.

 aarland@focusfinancial.com

 (651) 242-5412


 


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Max Gierke

Advisor Support Specialist

I enjoy helping people maximize opportunities and realize their potential.

I joined Focus Financial - Red Rock Group as an Advisor Support Specialist in 2022. Previously, I worked in the transportation industry and served overseas in the Army. I graduated from Wheaton College in 2019 with a degree in Business Economics. I am responsible for supporting our advisors and clients including new client onboarding, account servicing, and meeting preparation. My goal is to become a Financial Advisor. 

Live life to the fullest.

I love all sports, with wrestling as my #1 favorite. I’m not a total brute, though. I also love to read and listen to music. My wife and I are an aspiring pickleball duo, and we also love to camp around the bonfire when we aren’t busy volunteering at our local church. We love to host gatherings at our house for our friends and family, so we are always hunting for great recipes for large numbers of people.  

 mgierke@focusfinancial.com

 (651) 242-5411