About Us


About Our Firm

Developing client relationships reaches far beyond periodic courtesy phone calls or visits at Draggoo Financial Group. Braden’s years of service blend with his enriching personal history to produce exceptional service. We understand that financial and insurance needs differ across a broad spectrum. Young families planning for the future present unique challenges, while business transition and estate planning demand detailed analysis and solutions. Regardless of your situation, our team offers uncompromising support for a predictable outcome.

Our Mission

We’re dedicated to helping business owners, affluent individuals, and families protect their financial futures. We give our clients the personal attention they deserve by providing specialized case design. Our goal is to meet our clients’ objectives in the areas of retirement, estate, and business planning. We develop strong, long-term relationships with them, their families, businesses, and advisors, and strive to exceed expectations. Our clients routinely refer prospective clients to us and remain excited to work with our firm.

Our Difference

Genuine Relationships. Clarity of Purpose. Energized Service.

We help our clients put their wealth to work so that it makes a difference in what matters most to them. By listening to your concerns, dreams, and goals, we create a preferred future that rests on sound principles.

Our Core Values

EDUCATION: We bring renowned speakers and conduct free seminars on a variety of financial topics for our clients.

EMPOWERMENT: We work closely with clients and empower them to understand their financial options fully.

WISE COUNSEL: We provide wise counsel to professionals, small business owners, and not-for-profit organizations.

PEACE OF MIND: We help our clients find peace-of-mind through clear direction and experience.

"We are on a quest to be the first and best choice for premium financial services in Central Washington and nationwide."

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Travis Guzik

Gordon Schuster

Tianna Sandhop

Ben Mcnair

Jenava Bartel

Braden Draggoo


Tom Mcnair

Our History

Our History

Our History


Braden’s first experience with life insurance came when his father passed away during his senior year of high school. Braden experienced firsthand how the insurance his father purchased provided for his family members and allowed them to maintain their lifestyle. Thanks to his dad’s foresight, Braden finished high school and attended college with financial security. Since then, he’s become one of the top-producing New York Life agents on the West Coast now helping other families with their financial planning so they’ll be prepared for every situation life brings.


Braden’s first experience with life insurance came when his father passed away during his senior year of high school. Braden experienced firsthand how the insurance his father purchased provided for his family members and allowed them to maintain their lifestyle. Thanks to his dad’s foresight, Braden finished high school and attended college with financial security. Since then, he’s become one of the top-producing New York Life agents on the West Coast now helping other families with their financial planning so they’ll be prepared for every situation life brings.


Community & Industry Involvement

Building North Central Washington

Braden is an active member of the Building North Central Washington, a non-profit trade association committed to looking after the North Central Washington building industry. They’re focused on preserving the growth of small businesses and strengthening the local economy.

Washington University Foundation Board

Braden is a Board Member of the Central Washington University Foundation Board, a non-profit corporation with a mission of supporting CWU.

Wenatchee Downtown Association

Braden is an active member of the Wenatchee Downtown Association. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the downtown experience and promoting the local culture.

Chamber of Commerce

Braden is an active member of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is committed to enhancing the experience for local businesses and visitors in their community.


Draggoo Financial Group joined Rotary in 2016. Braden has been a member of Rotary Club since 2010. Tom has been a member of Rotary since 1986 and was the Rotarian President of the Wenatchee Rotary during the 1996-1997 term. The Club was founded in 1921 with 25 professionals and has grown exponentially since. Some of the projects that have been completed by the Rotary include providing lighting for recreation fields, financing DARE projects, and building parks.

Numerica Performing Arts

Ben has been a board member for the Numerica Performing Arts Center since 2013. The Center is a 550-seat venue that brings many productions to Wenatchee and relies on volunteers and business support to thrive.

Wenatchee Symphony

Tom is a trombone player with the Wenatchee Symphony and has been a member since 2014. The symphony relies on donations to bring shows to Wenatchee throughout the year. Their vision is “to unite, inspire, and enrich community life through the power of live music.”

Wenatchee Symphony

North Central Washington Hispanic chamber of commerce helps to promote growth and development for hispanic businesses in the Wenatchee area.

Million Dollar Round Table

Braden is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), and earned Court of the Table status two years in a row*. Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 43,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 67 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the life insurance and financial services business.


Braden is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). Founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), NAIFA is one of the nation’s largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. NAIFA members assist consumers by focusing their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

Strategic Resources


The Nautilus Group®

Braden Draggoo works hand-in-hand with specialists at the Nautilus Group®, a service of New York Life Insurance Company. They are experienced in taxes, estate law, life insurance, accounting, and charitable giving. This relationship helps ensure you benefit from unparalleled resources when it comes to your estate.

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Eagle Strategies, LLC

Through Eagle Strategies, Braden Draggoo, Ben McNair and Tom McNair provide fee-based financial planning, investment advisory services and access to investment management programs. Eagle Strategies LLC is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an "Investment Adviser" and is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

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Ash Brokerage

Ash Brokerage is an unaffiliated privately-owned family-operated insurance brokerage general agency. Ash provides us with a multitude of products and support for life insurance, long-term care, disability income, and annuities, not available through New York Life or its subsidiaries. Our affiliation with Ash complements our mission to provide our clients with objective solutions to suit their individual needs.

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New York Life

Braden Draggoo, Ben McNair and their fellow financial professionals are proud to be affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company. New York Life and its wholly-owned subsidiaries provide life insurance, annuities, long-term care insurance, and mutual funds. A mutual insurance company, New York Life is one of the largest mutual individual life insurance company in the United States and holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investor Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+). (Source: Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 9/12/19)

Based on revenue as reported by "Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)," Fortune magazine, 6/1/19.  For methodology, please see http://fortune.com/fortune500/

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Where We Do Business


Braden Draggoo



  • Experience in the financial industry since 2007
  • Earned Chairman’s Council status at New York Life since 2010 (recognition for high levels of production)
  • Member Agent of The Nautilus Group® since 2010 (The Nautilus Group® is an elite group of New York Life Agents)
  • Earned Million Dollar Round Table since 2010
  • Agent of the Year –Eastern Washington General Office 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Licensed with his series 6, 63, 66 and 7
  • Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Member since 2007
  • Building North Central Washington member since 2007
  • Wenatchee Downtown Association member since 2008
  • Member of the NCW Estate Planning Council

Braden brings experience in providing insurance, estate planning and financial strategies to business owners, physicians, farmers, and families. He works with his clients to provide techniques and strategies of retirement and estate planning, business succession and exit planning. His most valuable client service is developing a roadmap for each client to help them navigate the potential financial risks that could prevent them from achieving their critical financial goals - for business and family. Engaging clients in his process helps them to crystallize their financial objectives, to act on those objectives and to provide ongoing monitoring of their progress.

Braden was born and raised in Wenatchee, WA until he was five years old. His family, then, relocated to the Omak area and he graduated from Omak High School in 2001. He graduated from Wenatchee Valley College on a basketball scholarship and in 2003 transferred to Montana State University (MSU) – Billings. At MSU - Billings, he continued his basketball career and studied Political Science and History. Upon graduating from college in 2007, he decided to come back to Wenatchee and start working in the Financial Industry as an Agent with New York Life. Braden founded Draggoo Financial Group in 2010 with the goal of providing more financial techniques and strategies for his clients. He lives in Wenatchee with his wife, Jessica, and his three children. He enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, traveling and fishing.

CA License #0H19257


Tianna Sandhop

Office Manager
Licensed Service Assistant

Tianna Sandhop is the lead service assistant for Draggoo Financial Group, responsible for the smooth operation of the day-to-day business and seeing that clients get what they need, when they need it. She has worked for the firm since 2010 and has nearly fifteen years of customer service experience which she uses to provide ongoing, quality service to our clients. In addition, Tianna acts as liaison with The Nautilus Group®, a professional resource. Tianna has her Washington State Life and Health License and is a Licensed Service Assistant to Braden Draggoo.

Born and raised in Wenatchee, Tianna enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends, she is an avid reader and music “connoisseur” and loves to spend time hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.


Tom McNair, CLU, ChFC®

Financial Planner

Tom is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He has been in the financial services industry for over forty years, and holds the Chartered Life Underwriter designation and the Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, PA. Tom is affiliated as an Investment Adviser Representative with Eagle Strategies LLC, offering fee-based financial planning and actively managed fee-based investment solutions. He is also affiliated with NYLIFE Securities LLC to offer investment products and services.

Tom is active in his community as a member and past president of the Wenatchee Rotary Club and is a Charter Member of the North Central Washington Estate Planning Council. Tom’s hobbies include listening to jazz, classical, and rock music as well as playing his trombone with The Wenatchee Valley Symphony, various jazz groups, and a rock band. He also enjoys golfing and spending time with his grandsons.

Tom and his wife Mary Ann have lived in Wenatchee since 1981 and have two children and two grandchildren.


Ben McNair

Financial Planner, Investment Advisor

A lifelong resident of Washington, Ben grew up in Wenatchee and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1995. After graduation he re-located to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where he studied music performance. Ben first entered the financial industry in 1999 with a nationwide bank. Prior to joining Draggoo Financial Group in January of 2016, Ben spent the previous 8 years as a Financial Planner with an elite planning department of a major insurance and financial organization based in Bellevue and Wenatchee. Ben currently holds the following licenses: Life and Health, Series 6, 63, 7, and 65.

Ben’s role with Draggoo Financial Group is to assist clients with investment goals and financial planning. Ben is affiliated as a Financial Adviser with Eagle Strategies LLC to provide fee-based financial plans and actively managed feebased investment platforms. Ben is also affiliated with NYLIFE Securities LLC and can offer investment products and services.

“Financial Planning is the perfect career for me because my analytical side really enjoys digging in and crunching numbers; designing portfolios; and generating long term, values – based plans; and also because the musician side of me gets to create personal relationships with my clients and get to know who they are as people. The planning my clients and I do together is based on what is important to them; what their values are. There are many different ways to accomplish financial goals, and no two clients, families, or businesses are the same. So, it is important that I first seek to understand who it is I’m working with, what their past experiences have been, and where they are trying to go. Then, I can customize solutions that will make sense for each client’s specific situation. Financial Planning is a process, not an event. No plan put in place today can be carved in stone as life is always changing. I am committed to working with my clients for the long term to ensure their plans stay up to date with their lives. Our goal at Draggoo Financial Group is to create lasting relationships with everyone we work with. We strive to be a trusted advisor and resource for all financial concerns.”

When he’s not in the office, Ben loves spending time with his wife Paige and their sons Connor and Declan. Ben has a passion for music, reading, and cooking.


Jessica Draggoo

Marketing Coordinator

Jessica Draggoo joined Draggoo Financial Group in 2014 and works as the Marketing Coordinator. She assists Braden Draggoo with developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns; maintaining promotional materials inventory; and planning special events and trade shows. She also assists with the bookkeeping of Draggoo Financial Group.

Jessica graduated from Western Washington University with a B.S. in English Literature and went on to minor in Spanish and Technical Writing. After graduation, she went on to pursue a career in banking and teaching. She still teaches the violin and writes for various local magazines. In her free time Jessica enjoys playing the violin, hiking, travelling, and exploring Eastern Washington with her husband, Braden Draggoo, and their three lovely children.


Gordon Schuster, M.A., LUTCF®, RICP®

Financial Services Professional

Gordon Schuster grew up on a small family farm in eastern Washington. Whether the job was preparing livestock for the Inland Empire Livestock show in Spokane, or building and repairing machinery, the family farm instilled a strong work ethic and attention to detail that serves him well in how he serves his clients.

Gordon attended Eastern Washington University where he met his future bride, Kathy. He graduated from EWU with both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He and Kathy married June 02, 1973 and they have four children; Angela, Joshua, Bryan, and Rebecca. His early career was that of “Music Minister” in three large non-denominational churches. During that time he found there was a demand for his compositions and, in response, a new “sacred music” publishing company was born; Majestic Music Publications. Print music was distributed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea. The Majestic Music Publications catalog contains 1,500 compositions for church use. Gordon has also been active in the Wenatchee Valley Symphony. He has served as a member of the Symphony Board and also a member of the Symphony Orchestra as pianist and percussion section member for over a decade.

He joined New York Life Insurance Company in February of 1999. Since that time, he has earned the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and Retirement Income Certified Professional designations from the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Gordon has served as Past President of the local National Association of Financial and Insurance Advisors and is a current member of NAIFA. He is also a Life and Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. In 2019, Gordon received his Senior NYLIC award from New York Life celebrating his dedicated service for the past twenty years.

With a commitment to continuing education and an unwavering dedication to his clients, his strength is in designing and implementing comprehensive retirement plans. These plans are the result of hours of listening, study, and processing for each individual situation. Gordon believes that if a business owner or individual is going to entrust his or her financial assets and future to him as a manager and advisor, that bond or trust demands the highest moral, ethical, and professional attention possible. His clients can attest to his pro-active commitment and communication over the years.


Travis Guzik


With just one other sibling Travis grew up in a relatively quiet household. His parents on the other hand grew up with a combined 16 siblings. There were several times the extended family would get together throughout the year and he learned valuable life lessons from all of his aunts, uncles and cousins at very young age. The most important lesson was to help each other no matter what kind of help was needed.

He has always had a passion for helping others ever since, not just his family but everyone he meets. Taking this passion, he worked at an elementary school to help young people while in College. After graduating from California Polytechnic School of Pomona he decided to take is passion for helping others into the financial world. For 11 years he worked with an international money managing organization in various roles working to better the lives of his clients, advisors, and even co-workers he came in contact with. With his financial experience and life skills learned from his family he discovered that his dream job is one where he gets to meet new people regularly and teach them to help themselves with their financial goals.

“I have been told that I can have a conversation with a wall. Although I probably could, I haven’t ever tried. I am so thankful for the opportunity to live in such a beautiful place like Wenatchee while getting the opportunity to do something I enjoy on a daily basis.”

In Travis’ free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Lainey and three fur babies (his dog Wanda and two cats; Marvel and Stanley). He enjoys the outdoors, whether he is playing soccer, hiking, or sitting in his backyard with his wife. Otherwise you might seem him at the movies or chatting about the upcoming big blockbusters.

CA License #0F92682


Jenava Bartel

Front Office Professional

Jenava Bartel is the newest addition to the Draggoo Financial Group team. As the Front Office Professional, she is the first and last person you will see in the office, and is instrumental in making sure clients have a positive experience. Jenava manages and coordinates the appointment process and provides support to the team by handling most of the service work. She has great aspirations here at Draggoo Financial Group and is currently studying to become a licensed assistant.

Born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley, Jen was homeschooled by her mother until she entered the Running Start Program at Wenatchee Valley College to finish out her last two years. She loves spending her free time outdoors and taking advantage of the many recreational activities we are blessed with in this region.




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