Who We are
Together, our team combines diverse skill sets and a shared commitment to excellence. We work collaboratively to provide comprehensive financial planning services tailored to your unique needs. Feel free to explore our website, get to know our team members better, and contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve financial success!
"My clients are individuals and businesses with financial protection needs and asset accumulation goals that are unique to their own circumstances. When we work together, I will take the time to get to know you. I´ll start by asking you about your outlook and your expectations and reviewing your current financial arrangements. I will use this information to help you identify your needs and objectives and help you implement solutions using an appropriate combination of world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products."
Scott Niekamp ChFC® CLU®
Wealth Management Advisor
Scott Niekamp began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2004 through the influence and support of his wife, Marcia, who was also a Financial Representative. Scott finds great satisfaction in getting to know each of his clients and helping them identify and reach their personal and professional financial goals.
Scott has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designations.
Scott has also received a number of industry awards throughout his career with Northwestern Mutual including: In 2006, Scott qualified as a Northwestern Mutual Forum member for the first time, which recognizes the highest level of productivity and excellence within Northwestern Mutual. He has qualified every year since.
Awards and Recognition
- National Assoc of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award: 2011-Present
- Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member: 2002-Present
- Northwestern Mutual's Life Impact Award: 2001-Present
- Northwestern Mutual's Forum Qualification: 2006 - Present
- Northwestern Mutual's Master Achievement Award: 2016-Present
- Northwestern Mutual's Financial Security Award: 2013-Present
- Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Missouri - St. Louis
Associations and Memberships
- University of Missouri Alumni Association-St. Louis Chapter
- Mizzou's Tiger Club & Jefferson Club
- National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
- Advanced Association of Life Underwriters
- Million Dollar Round Table
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Quality award is primarily based on sales production. Advisors must be a NAIFA member and pay an application fee. Award is based upon production from the prior calendar year. For more information see: /membership/awards/quality-award.
Gus Klaus began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2014 and continues to serve his clients every day. He enjoys getting to know his clients and helping them create unique financial plans to reach goals specific to them.
Gus has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation.
Gus Klaus has also received a number of industry awards throughout his career with Northwestern Mutual. In 2017, Gus qualified as a Million Dollar Round Table Member. Million Dollar Round Table is The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. He has qualified every year since.
Gus holds a B.S. in Finance from Southeast Missouri State University. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Awards and Recognition
- Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member: 2017-Present
- Northwestern Mutual's Life Impact Award: 2016-Present
- Northwestern Mutual's Achievement Award: 2016-Present
- Northwestern Mutual's Platinum Top 10 Leader: 2020
- Northwestern Mutual's Star Club Leader: 2016-Present
- Northwestern Mutual's Top 10 Mike Gish: 2016
- Northwestern Mutual's Top 10 Intern: 2015
- Bachelor of Science in Finance from Southeast Missouri State University
Associations and Memberships
- National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
- Million Dollar Round Table
Mindy M. Ottiger M.A., CASL®, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®
Chief Operating Officer and Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Mindy joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in April 2015 and serves as the Chief Operations and Marketing Officer. Her focus is building and managing the most efficient, successful financial services firm that maintains our valuable client relationships. In working with our firm, we will aspire to make their goals become realities during our planning process. Prior to working as a team member within the practice, Marcia Niekamp was one of Mindy's mentors when she started as a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in 2001. She took a two-year hiatus in 2008 to be a mom and help with her husband's family business and then returned to serve on other Wealth Management Advisors' teams.
"I feel most satisfied seeing the difference a client has made personally, professionally, and financially in their lives, their communities, and future generations because of the service and accountability we provide."
Mindy graduated from Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing Communications and a Master of Arts in Marketing. She has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designations and holds her Series 6, 63, and 7 along with her life and health insurance licenses.
Mindy is married to Nick, and they have two sons and a daughter. Mindy is also active with the tree business and the “Uber” to her kids' lacrosse practices/games and dance classes/competition. In addition to spending time with family and friends, she enjoys running, trivia, the outdoors, and traveling.
John joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in the Fall of 2022. John helps to manage the firm investment strategy and brings over 6 years of industry experience from his prior role as a Portfolio Manager at Larson Financial Group. John provides excellent service to our clients and assisting the team in the portfolio research and trading of investment advisory accounts.
“What excites me about this industry is having the ability to help bring peace of mind to clients’ financial lives. I enjoy getting to know our clients’ stories and families.”
John graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Masters of Business Administration in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. John has also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation, and holds his Series 7 and 66 along with his life and health licenses.
When not following the markets John spends time with his wife, Meghan, and their two dogs. In addition to spending time with family and friends. John also enjoys pheasant hunting, martial arts, backpacking, golf, and traveling.
Erin joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in January 2021 to facilitate planning services. Her focus is aiding clients in developing their financial plan. Prior to working within Four Anchors Wealth Management, Erin worked on Gus Klaus’ team and has 5 years of industry experience.
“I enjoy being an integral part in taking our client’s unique goals and turning them into a valuable plan that will assist them in reaching their goals and planning for retirement.”
Erin graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. She currently holds her Series 6 and 63, along with her life and health insurance licenses.
Erin enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Brent, and her dogs, Louie and Leo. She is also an avid runner and just ran her first marathon. Besides running, Erin likes to visit with family and friends.
Leanne N. Zamora CASL®, RICP®
Director of Investments and Operations
Leanne joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in 2016 from a Northwestern Mutual office in Chicago. Leanne helps manage the investment operations and brings over 15 years of industry experience, including a few years at the Northwestern Mutual home office in Milwaukee, WI. Leanne provides excellent service to our clients and assisting the team in the preparation and processing of paperwork and processing investment transactions.
“I enjoy working with clients and getting to know them and their family. I strive that my client gets the continuous high-level of service they have grown to expect and deserve.”
Leanne graduated from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with a Bachelors of Arts in Finance. Leanne has earned the (RICP®) Retirement Income Certified Professional, Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®), and holds her Series 63, 65, and 7 along with her life and health licenses.
Leanne is married to Michael, and they have one daughter. She also has two bonus daughters of Michael’s. Leanne is active outdoors on the endless trails in Parker, CO with her dog Tundra. She and her husband foster dogs for local rescues.
Brady joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in the Summer of 2023. Brady assists the firm investment protocols with investment strategies and market analysis. Brady brings over 4 years of industry experience from his prior role as a Portfolio Manager at Larson Financial Group.
“People have enough to worry about in their everyday lives. Planning for retirement is not a one size fits all approach. Assisting clients in volatile markets will enable them to have peace of mind and set them up for success in the future.”
Brady graduated from Lindenwood University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration with a minor in Military Science. He currently holds his Series 7, 63, and 65, along with his life and health insurance licenses.
Brady enjoys spending his time with his wife, Courtney, and son, Aiden, along with his dog, Ruger. He’s also an avid snowboarder and plays recreational sports.
Leslie joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in 2020 to assist in planning services. Her focus is aiding clients in developing their financial plan and reviewing their plan over their lifetime. Leslie brings over 14 years of experience, including 10 years as a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual where she was mentored by Scott Niekamp. She took a two-year hiatus in 2018 to be a mom and run a small business.
“I enjoy taking our client’s goals and dreams and turning them into a plan then continue to review the plan over their lifetime. It’s an incredible opportunity to see client’s dreams become a reality!”
Leslie graduated from University of Missouri- Columbia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She currently holds her Series 6 and 63 licenses.
Leslie is married to Brad, and they have a daughter and a son. Leslie is very active in her daughter’s school and activities. Leslie enjoys spending time in the summer on the water and boating both at the Lake of the Ozarks and Florida.
Jenny joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in January 2021 to serve as the Director of Client Services. Her focus is providing excellent client service along with building and maintaining client relationships. Jenny has 6 years of industry experience and she joined Northwestern Mutual in 2015.
“I enjoy providing great client service to all of our clients and knowing that I helped them along the way to achieving their financial goals.”
Jenny graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She currently holds her life and health insurance licenses.
Jenny is marred to John, and they have a dog named Max and two cats named Ellie and Ollie. She enjoys spending time with her family and spending as much time as possible in nature. She also enjoys reading, graphic design, and traveling.
Lillian joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in June of 2022 as their Marketing Intern. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual.
“I enjoy being part of a team that helps provide clients with financial safety and security. It is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to a team that not only helps others achieve their goals, but also establishes a sense of confidence for their future.”
Lillian is a senior at Saint Louis University. After she completes her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance in May of 2024, she is looking forward to growing her impact on the team. Lillian holds her health and life licenses.
She enjoys spending time with her parents, older brother, friends, and her Frenchton puppy named Jax. In her free time, she loves to go to the gym, travel, be outdoors, read and cook.
Abigail joined Four Anchors Wealth Management in January 2023 and serves as the Client Experience Manager. Before that, she was a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in 2022. Her father was always passionate about finances and provided his family a beautiful life by working hard and saving. At a young age, Abby developed a passion for all things finances because of him and felt that she was meant to be in the industry.
“I love getting to know clients on a deeper, personal level. I feel that in this profession we have much more than just a client/advisor relationship. Our clients have trust in our entire team, and I love being a part of that. Knowing that we are helping them in their present day, their future, and potentially generations after is a very fulfilling feeling.”
Abby holds her SIE, Series 6, Series 63, Life and Health Insurance License.
In her free time, Abby loves spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and trying new restaurants, and any outdoor activity such as golfing, hiking, skiing, and paddleboarding.