My Team

Together, my staff and I are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.  If you have any financial questions, questions about your accounts or policies, or need to schedule an appointment or request any other service, please contact us. We are committed to respond to all inquiries promptly.

We are committed to providing the entire spectrum of financial planning regardless of age, income or specific needs.  But our goal is not just to improve your finances.  We've seen many times how proper financial planning can significantly improve a person's overall sense of satisfaction in life.  That is why our ultimate goal is to provide services that improve our clients' lives for the long-term.

Below is more information about each team member and how each member works together with the rest of the team to provide you the financial services you deserve.

Andrew K. Cashman

Andrew K. Cashman, J.D., LL.M.

Wealth Management Advisor
Mobile 217-316-2094

Since the year 2000, Andrew Cashman has been helping clients understand how to build and protect their assets.  His finance, tax and legal background allow him to provide truly comprehensive financial advice to his clients.  Andrew recognizes that each investor’s values and financial goals are unique, and he works with his clients to develop solutions to meet each client’s unique needs and goals.

Andrew's overarching goal is to help his clients obtain financial freedom and peace of mind.  As his clients’ financial partner, he and his team work with clients to develop a financial road map that lays out the steps needed to obtain financial freedom, whatever that means to each client.

Andrew brings with him over 15 years of experience as a tax, corporate and estate planning attorney.  His time as a partner at a local law firm helped form his strong work ethic, professionalism and integrity.  His tax experience helps him develop tax-efficient client portfolios and assist with tax strategies when appropriate. 

Andrew received an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois as well as an advanced degree in tax law from Georgetown where he graduated with highest honors.  He is very involved in the community, currently serving as President of the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Home, the area’s largest retirement home, and has previously served on the boards of the Quincy Museum, the Quincy Humane Society, the local Salvation Army board, and other local not-for-profit boards.  He also serves in various capacities at his church.

Andrew lives in Quincy with his wife Michelle and their three boys.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and staying active. 

Audra Johnson

Audra Johnson

Director of Operations and Client Service

Audra Johnson joined the Springfield district team in March of 2011 as the Agency Assistant/Receptionist. she obtained her life and health insurance licenses to become an Associate Financial Representative in July of 2011. She now serves as the Director of Operations and Client Service for the district including the team in Quincy, and has obtained her securities license. She was named the 2015 McClure Network Office "Staff Person of the Year."

Audra graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and is currently purusing a Master of Divinity Degree.  She was drawn to a career with Northwestern Mutual because it is a solid company with lasting values and a tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Audra is involved with Cherry Hills Baptist Church where she is very active in student ministries. She has also the author of a student devotional, with many more to come!


Katie Hughes

Financial Representative Assistant
Office 217-793-3900

Katie is an excellent resource regarding risk management planning and is instrumental in helping the team implement financial plans for our clients. 

After spending seven years in the banking industry, Katie joined the Scheina District office in December 2017 as the Front Desk Receptionist. She quickly obtained her Life and Health licenses in January 2018 and became the New Business Specialist. Her role is to assist Financial Representatives who are in their first five years as well as assisting the Managing Director. As the New Business Specialist, Katie ensures all client needs are taken care of and all expectations are met.  She recently passed her Series 6 and 63 exams, and is working toward being fully licensed in securities.

Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is looking forward to getting married in June! She resides in Springfield, IL with her fiancé Rodney and their son RJ.  


Michelle Brown Cashman

Office Manager
Mobile 217-316-6889

As Office Manager, Michelle oversees the day to day functionality of the office to ensure everything operates smoothly.  She supports our team of financial advisors and strives to serve our clients in the most professional, effective and efficient manner possible.  

Michelle graduated from the University of Kansas, with distinction, with a B.A. in Psychology. She also earned her J.D. from KU and is an avid Jayhawk fan.  In addition to practicing law for several years, Michelle was a legal editor for eight years for one of the largest legal publishers in the country. She has been on several not-for-profit boards and has enjoyed serving in her church as a small group and youth leader.  Michelle is married to Andrew and together they are raising three boys. 

Sara M Olson

Sara M Olson

Office 217-285-4014

Shelley joined Northwestern Mutual in 2013. She works with the teams of Don, Stan, and Sheila in Pittsfield and now also assists Andrew and Tom in the Quincy office. She holds her insurance license and is also securities licensed to help you with your investment needs. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia with a B.S. in Finance and Banking and a minor in Real Estate.

How can Shelley help you?

  • Meet with clients on their insurance and investment needs
  • Create a Personal Planning Analysis
  • Provide client assistance for online access, e-delivery, and account aggregation
  • Schedule appointments

Andrew K. Cashman, J.D., LL.M.

Wealth Management Advisor


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