Our Team

We strive to remove complication and stress from our clients' financial lives so that together, we can leverage the right tools and strategy; at the right time, to help achieve success.

Our strategic alignment with Northwestern Mutual helps us and our clients get closer to achieving those goals. Click here to learn more about the Investment Team that helps support our practice.

Luke T. Sturges

Luke T. Sturges, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor
Office 303-300-5541

Luke was born and raised in Glenwood Springs, CO, and has always enjoyed what the mountains of Colorado have to offer. While completing his Bachelor's in Finance at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Luke began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2001 as a College Intern. He was deeply drawn to the opportunity to invest in the lives of his clients and continued to build his independent practice after graduation in 2002. Throughout the years, Luke has served as a leader in Northwestern Mutual - Denver and has enjoyed investing in new advisors getting their careers off the ground and serving their clients, but his work is predominantly focused on providing innovative and creative solutions to his clients' challenges as they seek to create financial freedom for themselves and their families.

Luke lives in Denver, CO with his wife Candace and two daughters, Sloane and Leighton. They enjoy their time in Denver, as well as getting back to Glenwood to spend time with family.

William M. Freriks

William M. Freriks, CFA®, CFP®, RICP®

Director of Advanced Financial Planning
Office 303-300-5535

Will is responsible for developing and managing our investment and financial planning strategies.  He is the primary contact for all asset allocation, strategy and financial planning questions.  Will has earned the following certifications and designations; CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™), CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter), RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional) and is currently a Level 3 Candidate in the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) program. Will has also obtained FINRA Series 7, 63 & 65 securities licenses as well as Colorado State Insurance Licenses for Life & Health. 

Will graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor Degree in Finance. Will was also an active member of the DU Soccer team. As a Colorado native, Will enjoys watching and playing soccer, running and hiking with his wife, Rachel. They have two adorable children, Lissy and Maddox.

Michael Babb

Michael Babb

Director of Investments and Planning
Office 303-758-5175

Mike is responsible for the Northwestern Mutual Investment Services Operations and Investment Operations. Mike began his career as an intern for the Sturges Financial Group. His passion and hard work quickly landed him a full-time position on the team. Mike has obtained FINRA Series 7 and 63 and earned his Colorado health and life insurance license. He’s driven by the fact that he gets to impact the lives of others every single day.

Mike was born and raised in Colorado where he grew up playing several sports, namely lacrosse. After pursuing lacrosse his first year in college, he continued his education at Colorado State University. He graduated from CSU with a Bachelor Degree in Finance. He loves all Colorado sports teams, loves to ski and has an incredible passion for travel.

Amanda R. Bastos

Amanda R. Bastos

Director of Operations and Client Service
Office 303-300-5540

Amanda is responsible for the insurance side of our practice. Her expertise is in all customer service needs. She works hand in hand with clients to ensure they are taken care of with any question they may have. Amanda has earned her Colorado Health and Life License.

Amanda graduated from Florida State University with two Bachelor’s in Psychology and Editing, Writing, & Media. She is a Miami native with a passion for exploring culture and travelling. When Amanda is not working she loves to pursue photography, landscape and portrait, as well as outdoor activities like hiking with her dog and constant site-seeing, experiencing a different part of town every weekend.


Luke T. Sturges, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Sturges Financial Group


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