Christopher Whalen Brown

Financial Representative

My Team

I take customer service very seriously. So does my staff. Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

Kate L Silverthorn

Kate L Silverthorn

Practice Manager
Office 704-365-2014

Kate has been with Northwestern Mutual for 3 years. She serves as Practice Manager for Whalen's team and assists with everyday tasks alongside Whalen to ensure the clients get the best possible care. Kate holds licenses in Life/Health, Long Term Care, Series 6 & 63.


Favorite part of your job: The people that I work with and how we help each other grow and learn together

Favorite Charlotte restaurant: Nothing but Noodles or DeSano Pizzeria

One item on your bucket list: Visit Paris, London, Rome, Netherlands and Scotland

Biggest 2018-2019 goal: Run my first 10k at least

Fun Fact: I enjoy all things Disney

Biggest Dream: Travel the world

Pet: None of our own, yet

Favorite way to unwind: Reading a good book or watching a fun movie with my husband

Thomas T Lawson

Thomas T Lawson, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Financial Planning Associate
Office 704-365-2014

Thomas has been with Northwestern Mutual for five years and serves as a financial planning accociate, delivering financial security to Whalen's clients by developing personalized financial plans based on clients' specific goals. Thomas works with Whalen to provide investment product solutions as part of a long-term strategy consistent with the goals outlined in the plan. Thomas holds Series 7, 9, 10 and 66 licenses and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance. Thomas is a North Carolina native and lives with his wife, Jodie, and daughter, Tinsley, in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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