Our Team

Rod Meyer

Founder and Wealth Advisor

Rod Meyer grew up on a small farm in Mitchell County, Iowa with four brothers and a sister. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business, and he was a proud member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He started his career in Austin, Minnesota as an agricultural loan officer with Wells Fargo Bank. In 1985 Rod moved to Mankato, Minnesota and was a credit analyst for the next seven years with ConAgra Foods.

Rod started his professional investment career in Mankato with Piper Jaffray and Hopwood in 1992. In 2003 he founded his own independent practice, which is still in existence today under the name of Meyer & Norland Financial Group, LLC. Honesty and integrity are the fundamental values on which the firm was founded and which still drive the business today.

Rod and his wife Kendall are the proud parents of two children. Their daughter Leslie is an optometrist on the Navajo Reservation in Ship Rock, New Mexico; their son Evan joined Meyer & Norland in 2015.

Rod feels blessed to be employed by 100 wonderful families under a relationship where we aspire to provide outstanding value-added service with transparency of costs and personalization in investment decisions.

Matt Norland, CFP®

Wealth Advisor

Matt Norland is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with over 24 years of financial services experience. Matt specializes in financial planning for individual investors and helps business owners manage employer sponsored retirement plans. He received a Bachelor of Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a concentration in Institutional Finance.

Matt has been named in the top three best Financial Planner category for the sixth consecutive year in the 2020 Best of Mankato issue of Mankato Magazine based on reader votes. In 2013, Matt was named the Greater Mankato Growth Young Professional of the Year, an award based on contribution to the betterment of the quality of life, business environment and economic vitality in Greater Mankato, demonstrated commitment to our community through service and volunteerism, professional/leadership development of other young professionals and being actively engaged in efforts to welcome young professionals to learn, live, work and engage in Greater Mankato. 

Matt volunteers for several community organizations including the Mankato Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis Holiday Lights, Leave a Legacy Mankato, Greater Mankato Area United Way, Kiwanis Camp Patterson, and his church. Matt Norland is a CFP® professional and he holds his Series 7 registration held with LPL Financial and his Series 66 registration held with Private Advisor Group.

Evan Meyer is a CFP® professional and partnered with Rod in 2015.  Evan's primary role is financial planning and helping clients pursue their long-term financial goals from his location in the Colorado office.  Evan graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He previously worked as a Senior Relationship Manager at TD Ameritrade Institutional, serving the needs of Independent Financial Advisors throughout the country.  Evan obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2017 and currently holds Series 7 registration with LPL Financial and his Series 66 registration with Private Advisor Group. 

Evan enjoys golfing, hiking, skiing, and photography.  Evan lives in Parker, Colorado with his wife Alex and son Carson and daughter Sydney.

Kristin Ashland

Wealth Advisor

Kristin Ashland has been with Meyer & Norland Financial Group since 2014 and partners with the team as a Wealth Advisor. Kristin is passionate about working with clients to help them achieve their goals and providing outstanding service. Kristin holds her Series 7 registration with LPL Financial and Series 66 with Private Advisor Group. Kristin is a graduate of Luther College with a degree in Business Management.

Kristin and husband Ryan have been part of the Mankato community since 2003 and are adjusting to empty-nesting as their two children are off to college. On a day off Kristin can be found enjoying outdoor activities in all seasons or with her nose in a book.

Rebeckah Maday

Operations Manager

Rebeckah Maday is Meyer and Norland’s Operations Manager. Rebeckah provides support for our growing practice in the areas of client service and overall office operations. Rebeckah graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership. 

Rebeckah enjoys volunteering in her community and is actively involved with Kiwanis Holiday Lights, Girl Scouts and Mankato Downtown Kiwanis Club.

Cole Reynolds

Operations Manager - Parker, CO

Cole Reynolds is Meyer and Norland’s Operation Manager for the Parker office. Cole provides support for our growing practice in the areas of client service and overall office operations. Cole graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2016 with a Bachelors in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a double major in Spanish Language.

 Cole enjoys off-roading in his 4Runner, camping, New Mexican cuisine and anything car related. Cole and his wife Kelli have two sons, Reilly and Carter.

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