Renae J. Bakken
With more than two decades of professional business experience, Renae Bakken has developed the skills necessary for estate planning, such as discussing options for long term goals and implementing the proper legal tools for a secure post-retirement future. Having been raised in a small farming community in northern Minnesota, she has strong core values and a solid work ethic. She also has wonderful interpersonal skills, allowing communication at a very relaxed and comfortable level.
Renae is known for her dependability and has a cheerful, outgoing and warm personality with a strong family and church life. One of her core values is to support and uplift others. Her greatest joy is to know that through her efforts she has helped to enrich the lives of others. Insurance Licensed.
John Foldenaur has 19 years of insurance experience acting as independent insurance broker. He is able to offer our clients an experienced voice in relating to customer service issues, claims problems, premium and billing concerns. John feels it is his responsibility to be the eyes and ears of the entire insurance industry for our clients. This allows us to offer a huge array of products with 113 “A” Rated insurance carriers. By doing so, our clients enjoy the most effective and cost efficient insurance portfolio available. John is married with 3 children and lives in a suburb of Minneapolis.
Mark Kuhne has been helping people with their finances and wealth management since 1985. Mark left the banking sector as a Community Bank President to help clients understand and manage their estate. A father of four children, Mark is married to Kristin. He was born in Moorhead, Minnesota. His activities include travel, photography, golf, fishing/hunting, and scuba diving. As an artist Mark paints mostly with oils and has won several awards. Insurance Licensed
Jeff was born and raised in Minnesota and lives here with his wife and two children. As a gradute from Mankato State University, his love of helping others enticed him to join the Guardian Resources team at its conception. Jeff’s passion to help others protect their retirement and preserve the future of their next generations has become well known within the industry. Insurance Licensed
Mark D. Olson
Mark is a positive, energetic person with a deep passion to help others. Mark has spent over 33 years as a leader, training and developing others to be their best. Mark focuses his energy on understanding the clients needs and making sure that the plan put together for the client fits those needs and makes it a smooth transition for the clients children. Honesty and integrity are of the utmost importance to Mark and has shared that belief with his 6 children. Insurance Licensed.
Clifton Ross has years of operations, accounting and business management background with a tremendous passion for helping and developing others. As one of our team leaders, Clifton has been a part of Guardian Resources from the very beginning. His leadership skills shine not only as a leader with Guardian Resources, but also in his volunteer efforts with the Juvenal Detention Center and numerous youth groups. Along with his wife and 3 children, Clifton is also very focused on helping others in need. Insurance Licensed.
Richard has a true passion for people and helping wherever he can. While growing up, he saw first hand how damaging probate and the lack of proper planning could be to a family. Through this, a passion and desire to help others protect and preserve their estates and set up a legacy for future generations has become paramount to him.
As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he adopted the core values, “Integrity first, Service before self and Excellence in all we do”, and has made them a part of his daily life. Richard finds it gratifying to be a part of a company culture that has the same core values and beliefs.
Born in Chicago, IL, Richard now resides in Hudson, WI with his wife and three children. He is a graduate of the University of Dubuque and his hobbies include aviation, photography, running and travel. In his spare time he enjoys time with his family and going to church. Insurance Licensed.
Michael E. Warta
Michael grew up on a small farm in Embarrass, Wisconsin along with his twin brother and 2 older sisters. He was a very successful track athlete and holds several records at Clintonville High School. He went on to become a 5-time NCAA All-American while on the track team at UW-Stevens Point, which is where he received his undergraduate degree.
Michael attended Lynchburg College to receive his master’s degree and served as a Track and Field coach. He volunteered as a bible school teacher throughout high school and college. Michael also taught at the college level for 12 years. Michael currently lives in Appleton, Wisconsin where he spends his free time with his nieces and nephew. He also enjoys trout fishing, camping and participating in track sports. Insurance Licensed.