Our Team

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    Aaron Muhs

  • Aaron Muhs is an Investment Advisor Representative and co-owner of Catalyst Financial NW. With a love of numbers and a drive to care for peoples financial planning needs, he is passionate about making sure everything is accurate. Aaron has been in the financial representative ever since graduating Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University in 2001 with a B.S. in Economics and minors in Mathematics and Naval Science. During his time in the College of Economics he was awarded the Outstanding Junior and Senior award for both 2000 & 2001. He was also the Top Senior Marine Option Midshipman for the US Marine Corps. ROTC program his senior year.

    Aaron joined COUNTRY Financial as a Financial Representative in 2001. In 2004 he moved into management and over the next 7 years he hired, trained, and oversaw the day to day operations of a 20 person agency. In that time Aaron was awarded the All American Award which is the Top annual honor at COUNTRY Financial 7 times. In 2011 Aaron choose to become an Independent Advisor Representative and be able to work directly with clients once again. As an independent representative he feels it is a unique opportunity to work with individuals to plan and empower them to live in confidence that the financial decisions they are making are purposeful and wise.

    Aaron and his wife Torey Muhs have 4 children which keeps them very busy on the weekends. Aaron’s favorite non-work activities include vacations to Hawaii, Oregon State Football games, & enjoying one of Portland’s diverse restaurants for dinner.

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    David Rasmussen

  • David Rasmussen is a Financial Representative and co-owner of Catalyst Financial NW. With a drive to get to know people and help them connect reality to their financial planning hopes and dreams, he is passionate about building long lasting relationships with clients. As a visionary and organizer he enjoys planning high quality educational (Evening With the Experts) and charity events. David graduated from George Fox University in 2000 with a B.A. in History.

    Initially after graduating David joined with Young Life and directed and managed the start-up of the Wilson High School club in Portland Oregon. He recruited, trained and managed a volunteer staff that cared for over 150 kids. He was also responsible for fundraising the annual budget to pay for salaries, ministry expenses, and kid’s camp tuitions. In 2003 David and his wife Julie started Red Barn Nursery LLC a wholesale ornamental tree nursery in Boring Oregon. As a successful small business, Red Barn Nursery now employs 4 full-time employees that care for the day to day operations. David joined COUNTRY Financial in 2006 and had immediate success. In 4.5 years he was an All American Qualifier (Top Honor) 3 times, was the District Agent of the year, and ended in the top 5 out of 2,000 reps 2 times. Now as an independent representative David’s feeling of accomplishment and success comes from helping clients reach their financial goals and not from any company awards. David is passionate about helping clients navigate through their path to accomplish their financial dreams.

    David is outnumbered 5 to 1 in his home with his wife Julie and their 4 daughters. As a once passionate outdoorsman and sports enthusiast, David has now learned how to sing every song from the movie Frozen and to let his daughters do his hair. David’s favorite activities are golfing, accomplishing a project on the weekend, and making up a new recipe in the kitchen.

  • Pam Prettyman


  • Pam Prettyman has been with the firm for over 30 years. Over the years her role within the firm has grown and evolved with the business. Currently Pam is licensed in Auto, Home, & Life, Health, Disability Insurance and is passionate about connecting client’s needs to the appropriate policy. She is also known for her attention to detail and uses this in caring for our client’s unique insurance needs. Day in and day out there is a joy about Pam that clients appreciate and enjoy working with.

    Pam loves spending time with her 3 precious grandkids. She also enjoys outings with friends, dancing, boating, traveling with her husband, and she would be remiss if she didn’t mention wine tasting.

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    Ann Stump

  • Ann Stump has been with the firm since 2004. She is in charge of new financial account processing, setting annual review meetings, general account maintenance, and all mailings. She makes the process work efficiently! She has the incredible ability to remember tid-bits of information about each of our clients and how so many of them are connected through family or marriages. She is a joy to talk with and always leaves you encouraged.

    Ann enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids as well as traveling with her husband. She is an amazing cook and loves to bake. Her and her husband teach Sunday School at their local church and love to serve however they are needed.

  • Megan Wood


  • Megan is the newest member of our team, joining the firm in 2017. She graduated with honors from The Master’s University in 2003 and went on to work for a radio station in California until her first Daughter was born in 2005. Megan is licensed in Home and Auto Insurance and works with Pam to take care of our client’s insurance needs. Megan also designs our newsletters and keeps our website updated. She works hard to take on every new task that is put on her plate!

    Megan and her husband Eric have three wonderful kids who keep life exciting! As a family they love to go camping, play sports, play games, garden and travel together.

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