About Our Team

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As a Wealth Management Advisor for the Northwestern Mutual, I am committed to helping my clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business. I don't do it alone. Here you will find the people who help make it happen.

Together, we stand committed to providing the best customer service possible. If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.

LeTian Dong

LeTian Dong, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC®

Director of Operations
Office 919-354-6558

Letian grew up in LaGrange, NC. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 with double major in Economics and Management & Society, and a minor in Entrepreneurship. She joined Northwestern Mutual right after college, and joined Tom's team a year later.  As our Director of Planning, Letian works closely with Tom to create the customized plans, analyses, and recommendations for our clients. 

Letian is fascinated by languages. She is also fluent in Chinese and working on improving her Spanish speaking skills. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing (ballet, jazz, hip hop), planning tennis, and reading a good book.

Letian currently lives in New York (Long Island) with her husband Dr. Michael Jin. With help from technology, she's virtually in our Durham office year round.

Andrew M Johnson

Andrew M Johnson, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLU®

Office 919-493-1339
Mobile 919-619-5083

After working with State Employees' Credit Union for over 7 years as a Financial Services Officer, Andrew joined our team at Northwestern Mutual in September of 2009. Andrew graduated with a BA from the University of North Carolina in 2001. He holds his Series 7, Series 6 and 63 securities licenses as well as his life and health and long term care licenses. Andrew also obtained his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification in 2006 and his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation in 2012. Andrew assists Tom in developing financial strategies for his clients and is available to answer clients' questions that might arise concerning life insurance, investments or financial planning.

Andrew resides in Durham with his wife, Leslie, their sons, Tyler, Sam and James and their Goldendoodle, Blue. He is a member of The Gathering Church in Durham and enjoys golfing, attending UNC football and basketball games and spending time with his family.

Jennifer Arey

Jennifer Arey

Director of Client Relations and Marketing
Office 919-493-1339

Jenny has served as our Director of Client Relations and Marketing since 2018. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in European History, Jenny took a slight detour through the world of foodservice and fine dining before finding herself at Northwestern Mutual. She answers questions and handles client requests, manages Tom's calendar, and brainstorms new ways to provide the best white-glove service for our clients.

Outside of the office, Jenny enjoys hiking, visiting historical landmarks, spending time with family and friends, and advocating for bees, butterflies, and the Mycorrhizal network of her backyard.



Paul Baerman

Client Experience Manager

A friend of Tom's from his time at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, Paul joined our team in 2021 to lend his expertise in marketing. He is a valuable resource for our team and advocate for our clients. 


Bryce Schamay


Diana A Guerra


Ambica Ramchandra

Tom Morris

Tom Morris, CFP®, MBA, RICP®, ChFC®, CASL®

Wealth Management Advisor


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