Welcome to Freedom Financial
Experience wealth management, reimagined.
Get clarity and control over your financial life — and focus on living the life you really want. See how we help you do it.
What should I expect?
A different approach — one that begins with you and the life you want to lead. We won’t pretend to know what’s right for you without really getting to know you and the way you want your life to look. We won’t give you a one-and-done plan or a one-size-fits-all investment solution. We will get to know you. We will help you answer the most important question, “Can I live the life I want?” by integrating your life plan with your finances to bridge the gap between your ideal life and the life you can afford.
- Is driven by research and facilitated by trained advisers
- Gives you a clear framework for deciding what’s right for you
- Delivers dynamic plans and individualized investment portfolios
- Incorporates collaborative, engaging and easy digital tools
What do I want my life to be like?
Financial Life Management helps you consider your entire life — and define what you want your money to do for you.
Will I have the resources I need?
Develop a plan and put your money into action with Financial Planning and Investment Management.
Am I prepared for life’s surprises?
Our Guidebook and GuideCenter™ give you complete insight into total control over your financial life, so you can adjust to the inevitable changes.
Trever T. ChristianPartner
John S. SchwalbachPartner
Christopher T. JohnsonManaging Director
Courtney A. LashombClient Relationship Manager
Trever T. Christian , CRPS ®, AIF ®, PPC
Trever Christian is one of the team’s co-founders, Financial Planners, and Retirement Plan Consultants. He creates custom financial strategies for business owners, executives, professionals, and retirees. He also works with small to mid-size companies developing 401k plans to best fit the needs of both the company and the participants. Trever brings more than 24 years of diverse experience in the financial services industry to Freedom Financial Partners.
He combines his talent for helping clients organize their financial life and shifting focus to the long term with his strengths in communication and listening to create effective financial plans. These same talents and strengths combined with his extensive investments background allow Trever to craft 401k plans that are uniquely suited to each company’s needs. Trever’s depth of knowledge in investments is one of the building blocks of Freedom Financial Partners.
Trever volunteers time helping at his children’s schools. He is also a shooting sports enthusiast and dedicates time to fundraising efforts to promote youth shooting sports.
He lives with his family in Woodbury, MN. He likes to spend time outside and can be found on the soccer field or hockey rink with his kids, fishing, hiking or cruising around town in his classic 1970 Chevelle.
Trever graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a Bachelor’s degree in finance/insurance/real estate and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. He is a Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist™, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, and Professional Plan Consultant™ and has life/health/accident insurance licenses.
John S. Schwalbach , CFP ®, CLU, AIF ®
John Schwalbach is one of the team’s co-founders and Financial Planners. He creates custom financial plans for business owners and families that are tailored to their needs. Prior to co-founding Freedom Financial Partners in 2013 John spent nine years as an advisor at two other firms in the Twin Cities.
He made a career transition in 2002 to financial services from a technology company. He made the decision to become a financial advisor and discovered that he loves helping people find out what they value most and then make smart, long-term decisions about money that are in alignment with those values. John’s passion for values based financial planning is one of the building blocks of Freedom Financial Partners.
He indulges his love of coaching as a volunteer basketball coach for the Hudson Basketball Association. John is also on the Board of Directors for Trinity Church and Trinity Academy in Hudson, WI.
He lives in Hudson, WI with his wife Kerry and their two sons and one daughter. When he isn’t spending time with his family, he likes to read and play an occasional round of golf.
John graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University and is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Financial Services Institute. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and has obtained his life/health/accident insurance licenses.
Christopher T. Johnson , AIF ®
Chris Johnson is the team’s Managing Director and a Retirement Plan Consultant. As managing director he oversees all day-to-day operations and functions for the business and ensures the team has the tools necessary to serve clients. He also assists with the team’s 401k plans to provide participant education and plan support to the trustees.
Prior to joining Freedom Financial in 2013, Chris was the Chief Operations & Compliance Officer of a large Registered Investment Advisor and Broker/Dealer in Minneapolis. He uses more than 28 years of broad industry experience and business management to build and maintain the team’s operating infrastructure. He strives to provide an exceptional client experience while being on the cutting edge of the industry. Chris applies many of the skills he has learned in operations to provide exceptional education and service to 401k plan participants and to help them understand what retirement means to them.
Chris’ passion for helping others radiates through his volunteer efforts. He is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children and many other service programs embraced by his church.
He lives in Woodbury, MN with his wife Nicole, and their two kids. Chris spends much of his extra time managing his son’s band and helping his daughter with softball. He also likes spending time with his wife, watching hockey, working on home improvement projects, and playing tennis.
Chris has a master’s certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and has obtained his life/health/accident insurance licenses.
Courtney A. Lashomb
Client Relationship Manager
Courtney Lashomb is the team’s Client Relationship Manager. Her job is to help the advisors with client onboarding, financial plan build out, and ongoing client service. Prior to joining the Freedom Financial team in October 2015, she provided client relationship services at two other firms in the Twin Cities.
She spent the first 6 years after college working with kids of all ages as a preschool teacher and recreational gymnastics coach while her husband, Joel, served in the U.S. Navy. After separating from military service in 2011, Courtney and Joel moved back to Minnesota where she sought a career niche that would leverage her unique background and desire to help people achieve their life’s goals and dreams. Freedom Financial provides that opportunity with their focus on holistic financial planning and desire to work for their client’s best interests.
Courtney is a volunteer trainer with Operation Project Communication. This organization has a mission of helping military families-particularly adolescents- cope with the stress and constant change associated with military life.
She lives in Cottage Grove with Joel and their two kids. Her family enjoys having adventures and exploring the Twin Cities or on their 7 acre property.
Courtney graduated from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, with a bachelor’s degree in global studies/history. She has her Series 66 registration, life/health/accident insurance licenses, and has completed coursework in behavioral finance.
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6701 Upper Afton Road, Suite 101
Woodbury, MN 55125
Investment Advisory services offered through United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (“United Capital”), an investment adviser registered with the SEC. United Capital and Freedom Financial Partners, LLC are separate and unrelated companies.