Christina I Collins, CFP®, CPWA®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

Financial Representative

My Extended Team

Through Northwestern Mutual, I have access to a Network of Specialists. We help each other, share ideas and common values, and leverage each other's talents to help you achieve your personal dream of financial security.

Derek J Blanchard

Derek J Blanchard

Financial Advisor

How I can help you

I work closely with successful professionals and their families to identify their priorities and deliver well-designed financial plans. I have strategically partnered with Christina’s top nationally recognized practice to provide maximum value to clients while building their retirement plans.   

My Background

Prior to my time at Northwestern Mutual I was a three-time ESPN the Magazine Academic All American, two-time AFCA All-American, and three-time NCAA National Champion at Mount Union College where I earned my undergrad degree in Education before attending Ball State University for a graduate degree in Leadership. I am an NM Lives Leader Summit Advisor and consistent member of the Million Dollar Round Table. I am securities registered as well as life, health, and long-term care licensed.

Getting to Know Me

I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with my wife, Jackie, and our two daughters, Annabelle and Emmy. I am a big college football fan and love to play golf whenever possible. CrossFit with my wife, getting my nails painted by my daughters, spending time outside, and cooking BBQ are just some of the fun things I enjoy outside of the office.

Kurt L. Kidder, J.D.

Kurt L. Kidder, J.D.

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.
Financial Representative

Kurt is one of the founding members of the Estate Strategies Group. He has been involved with estate and business planning since 1986.

Kurt provides expert advice to high net-worth individuals, families, and business owners in estate planning and business succession strategies. Kurt also assists both private and public companies in designing benefits for their highly compensated key executives.

His specialties include estate planning, business succession strategies, executive benefits, and comprehensive wealth planning.


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