Management Team

The success of our group can be directly attributed to the high quality of leadership and the strength of our management team. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial representatives by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience both personal and professional growth.

 Nathan Alan Karges

Nathan Alan Karges, ChFC®, CLU®, CLTC®

Managing Director
Office 402-564-3135

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Nathan Karges is the Managing Director for Northeast Nebraska and has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2008. He has a balanced practice working in many different areas and enjoys working with business owners to coordinate both their personal and business plans; including health insurance, retirement, buy-sell agreements, etc. He also works with professionals in the medical field, including doctors, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, etc. Nathan is also the state's Disability Specialist and spends time training and assisting other advisors in this area.

Nathan has his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Certified Long Term Care (CLTC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations and has also been to the home office for disability specialists schools. His training has led him to be very knowledgeable of the marketplace and the competition, including other carriers’ contract language and benefits. 

Nathan married his wife Ashley in 2002. They have four kids: Sofia, Ian, Vivienne, and Samantha.

 Jordan Lee Crook

Jordan Lee Crook

College Unit Director
Office 402-564-3135

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Columbus, NE  |  402.564.3135  |

Jordan Crook grew up and currently lives in the small town of Rising City, NE. He met his wife Lindsey in high school at Shelby, NE. While attending Midland University and playing football, he joined the internship of Northwestern Mutual in June 2009. Immediately after graduation in May of 2010, he began working fulltime as a Financial Representative.  Jordan works with a large number of agriculture, medical, professional and young families. He specializes in financial planning for clients in the areas of investment, disability, life and 4th quarter planning. He and Lindsey have two children, Preston, 3; and Jaelyn, 7 months. 

 Abigail R Vetick

Abigail R Vetick

Director of Operations
Office 402-564-3135

Abigail Vetick serves as the Director of Operations in the Columbus office and as the Growth Director for the Northeast District. Abigail has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism-Public Relations/Advertising with a concentration in Cultural Diversity from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Abigail works closely with Managing Director, Nathan Karges and College Unit Director, Jordan Crook. As the Growth Director, Abigail will help people learn more about how a career with Northwestern Mutual can provide the rewards and opportunities of self-employment – flexibility, having a positive impact on people’s lives, and virtually unlimited earning potential. She also sits on the state’s Childhood Cancer Board. Abigail and her husband Jeremy live in Genoa with their two children Brecken and Annabelle.

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 Katie Eikmeier

Katie Eikmeier

Business Manager
Office 402-753-2496

Fremont, NE  |  402.753.2496  |

Katie Eikmeier serves as the District Business Manager for Nathan Karges. She is FINRA registered with her Series 6 and Series 63 for investments, as well as being licensed in the state of Nebraska for life, health and variable products. Her role includes client and staff assistance, marketing and public relations, activity coaching, as well as overseeing the District's managerial tasks. She also sits on the state's Childhood Cancer board.

Katie is a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Communication. Originally from Elkhorn, NE, she joined Northwestern Mutual in 2012 after moving to Fremont, NE with her husband and Financial Advisor, Mat Eikmeier. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, she worked in marketing and advertising. Katie and her husband, have two sons, Marcus and Behren, and now reside in Elkhorn, NE.


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