Juan S. Baron, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Managing Director

My Team


Meghan Flanigan, CLU®

Associate Financial Representative
Office 310-903-5050

Meghan Flanigan began her career at Northwestern Mutual in June 2017 as a college junior. She built a financial planning practice serving young professionals in the LA area for eighteen months, before joining Juan Baron’s team in January 2019. In her current role as Associate Financial Representative, she helps clients execute on all aspects of their financial plan. Meghan works closely with clients on portfolio analysis and distribution strategies, as well as insurance planning and underwriting. She currently holds her Series 6, Series 63, California Life and Health Insurance license, and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®).

Originally from central Maine, Meghan moved to California to attend Pepperdine University where she earned her B.A in Economics. She loves that California weather allows her to hit the links year-round and currently lives in Sherman Oaks. She is a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace in Encino where she is proud to serve on the Finance Council and in the Homeless Feeding Ministry.

Kelsie Kropp

Kelsie Kropp

Director of Operations
Office 310-903-5067

In her role, Kelsie oversees day-to-day operations. Her role includes meeting and event planning, management of the client experience, and onboarding support. She takes ownership in reinforcing a culture of professional excellence throughout the organization and collaborating with others in planning and management of our offices.

A dedicated team member, Kelsie strives to by example. Her career has shown a pattern of dedicated and attentive care for others. Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Kelsie worked with patients at a physical therapy office. Kelsie views creating a positive work environment as a personal responsibility in her role. Kelsie currently resides in Brentwood. Outside of work, she is an avid runner, having recently participated in the Los Angeles Marathon. She is also involved in the alumni chapter for her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha.

Lauren Brooks

Lauren Brooks

Office 310-903-5091

Lauren enjoys meeting new people and fostering relationships, both professionally and personally. Her purpose lies in helping others find their own. As the Director of Recruitment for Northwestern Mutual West Los Angeles, Lauren focuses on inspiring talented, driven individuals, who are looking to make a career change and align with a Fortune 500 company, to join our business.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Lauren served as the Commercial Operations and Sales Enablement Manager for Millennium Health in San Diego. There, she was the voice of the field and a key member of the sales leadership team, representing the needs of close to 300 nationwide field representatives. Following this role, she became a Sales Manager for Simpleshow, where she managed sales of SAS software and training and development materials to Fortune 500 companies in eight states. Lauren grew up in Sarasota, Florida and attended the University of Central Florida, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. She also holds a paralegal certificate from the  University of California, Los Angeles. Lauren currently resides in Brentwood, California. She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, attending live music and sporting events, and relishing the California sunshine at the beach.


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