My Team

I take customer service very seriously, as does my staff. Together we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients. If you need to schedule an appointment, make changes to your policy, submit a claim or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

Pictured from left to right: Yelena Butsay, Sara Tueting, Martin Couric, Mark Krebs, Rich Ryder, Susan Finley

Martin Couric

Martin Couric, CFP®, CLU®, CLTC

Office 434-979-0248

Susan Finley

Susan Finley

Associate Financial Representative
Office 434-979-0248

Susan joined Northwestern Mutual in February of 1998.  She has her life, health and variable annuity insurance licenses as well as her Series 6 and 63 licenses. 

Prior to working with Mark Krebs, Susan was a Vice President of Training and Development for Jefferson National Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Susan is married to Steve and has a stepdaughter, Kristi.

Contact Susan For:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Answering questions during the application/underwriting process
  • Information/service on inforce insurance contracts.
  • Susan also provides additional support to the investment side of the business when needed
Richard Ryder

Richard Ryder

Associate Financial Representative
Office 434-979-0248

Richard joined Northwestern Mutual in November of 2007.

A former high school chemistry teacher and tax adviser, Richard worked as an executive with Klockner Pentaplast of America prior to joining Northwestern.  He holds a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University, a master's in chemistry from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from James Madison University.

Richard and his wife, Laurel, have a son, Matthew. They live in Earlysville, where Richard enjoys watching both the equities market and his garden grow – both hobbies that provide the joy of the harvest.

Contact Richard For:

  • Investment account questions
  • Execution of security orders
  • Guidance on marketable securities
Sara Tueting

Sara Tueting

Agent Assistant
Office 434-979-0248

Sara joined Northwestern Mutual in July 2015. 

Prior to working with Mark and Martin, Sara worked as a political reporter and later shifted her focus to tax preparation and planning.  She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.

A native of Northern Virginia, Sara now lives with her husband, a teacher, and their four children on a small farm near Charlottesville.

Contact Sara For:

  • Answering investment account questions and assisting with execution of mutual fund orders

Mark Krebs, CLU®

Financial Representative


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