Our Team

At the Hunter Group, we are constantly looking to provide exceptional service to each of our clients. Together, we employ a well-rounded and effective approach to facilitate the highlest level of service, satisfaction, and overall happiness in their financial future.

What can the Hunter Group do for you?

 
Demi R Augustine

Demi R Augustine

Director of Marketing and Communications
Office 952-806-9621

Demi joined the Hunter Group to further grow and develop the relationships, both new and existing, between Andy Hunter and our clients.  Demi's focus is on marketing and communications to continue building our business as well as to ensure that our client experience is provided with the utmost level of care, attention, and open line of communication.

Demi graduated with honors from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications & Journalism. She grew up in Prescott, Wisconsin, and currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with her puppy, a shepherd/retriever mix, named Dougie!  Her hobbies include exercising, spending time with family & friends, dancing, and traveling.

 
Spencer Balfanz

Spencer Balfanz

Director of Investment Operations and Services
Office 952-806-9646

Spencer joined the Hunter Group in July 2015. Previously, Spencer worked with Andy as an intern from 2011- 2013. Before rejoining our team in 2015, Spencer worked within a business unit of Cargill doing corporate accouting. Today, he focuses on assisting Andy with the enhancement and execution of our comprehensive planning process.

Spencer graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Accounting. He resides in Cottage Grove with his wife Taylor and enjoys golfing, spending time with friends & family, and coaching lacrosse.

 
Samuel S Rutherford

Samuel S Rutherford

Investment Assistant
Office 612-758-7659

Sam joined Andy’s investment team in 2014.  However, Sam is not new to the financial services industry.  He has a background in Financial Planning, and carries two bachelor degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Sam is Series 7, Series 66, and MN Life, Accident & Health and Variable Annuities licensed. 

Sam resides in Ramsey with his wife Kelly.  He enjoys archery hunting, working on classic cars with his dad, and bowling in tournaments with his team from college. 

 
Tara J Krause

Tara J Krause

Investment Assistant

Tara joined Andy's team in early 2014. She implements the investment components of Andy's clients' financial plans. Working with the rest of the team, she establishes investment accounds, transfers assets, places trades & establishes systematic contributions. She is an integral part of the continued service and maintenance of Andy's clients' investments.

Tara holds her series 6, 63, Life, Accident and Health liscences.

Tara recieved her Bachelor's from Winona State University. She has a basset hound named Daisy and enjoys running, biking, traveling, going to Minnesota games (Twins, Wild and Vikings!), being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

 

Andrew J Hunter, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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