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Case Design Team

Marissa Pennington

Chief Case Designer

In just three short years, Marissa graduated summa cum laude from Wichita State University’s Barton School of Business with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with minors in Marketing, Management, and Economics in 2010. After a brief stint with Walgreens, she started with Schreck Financial Group in 2012.

Marissa has had many roles in her time on John and Ron’s team and was recently promoted to start the transition into the role of Case Designer. She also is very proficient in all aspects of handling pending new business, addressing customer service issues, publishing client “Blueprints," and working with insurance companies and investment services providers.

Marissa is passionate about what she does because on a daily basis she sees how we’re able to help individuals and families by having a positive impact on their lives. She believes that the values that drive every decision we make are the same values with which she was raised; she feels fortunate to work with a team of people who share these values and who strive to share them with others.

She is married to Seth and they have one son, Gabriel. She enjoys spending as much of her free time as she can with Gabriel since he is growing up so fast! She enjoys cooking and coming up with new desserts and treats to try.

Chris J. Barscewski

 Case Design Coordinator

Prior to joining Schreck Financial Group, Chris owned and operated his own company for over 10 years. Being in business for himself for all that time, he developed a passion for working with people and found that he wanted to be able to help others benefit from his experience in financial matters. As a member of Ron and John’s team at Schreck Financial, he is dedicated to helping people near and in retirement not only understand the ins and outs of their healthcare options but also finding the best solutions for their retirement income and distribution. Chris is passionate about helping people find the best solution for their unique personal situation.

Having owned his own successful business, Chris has unique experience in also working with small business owners and what he enjoys most is helping his clients evaluate their financial affairs to ensure they are maximizing their opportunities while addressing potential risks at the same time.

Chris has been married to his wife Jana for 14 years. They have five active children, Braden, Caleb, Kelsey, Mackenzie and Maddox, all who enjoy playing sports year round with dad as their coach. In addition to coaching his kids in their sports, he’s also spent time coaching football for Andover Central’s Middle School. When not working or coaching his kids, Chris loves spending time with his family and friends.

Chris is a Registered Representative of Honor, Townsend, and Kent, Inc. Insurance licensed in the resident state of: Kansas.  Securities licensed in the resident state of: Kansas. This is not an offer or solicitation in any state(s) where not properly licensed and/or registered.  For registration or licensing information, please contact my office at 800-349-9296.

Kelly Secrest

Case Designer

Kelly graduated from WSU in 2013 carrying a 3.4 GPA with a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems and a minor in Finance. He also studied Aerospace Engineering and Accounting. While attending WSU full time, he worked full time at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, eventually working his way into management.

He joined Schreck Financial Group in 2013 and put his IT skills to work on the Blueprint Publishing Team. This work helps clients to have a clearer understanding of their current situation, as well as an easy to follow outline of what our recommendations would be to better align their current affairs towards their financial goals.

Outside work, he enjoys following the Shockers basketball team and going to the casino. The automotive field is something he truly enjoys so you will sometimes find him at the drag strip or helping people work on their cars.

Thuy Aston

 Case Designer

Thuy received an MBA with an emphasis in finance from WSU in 2008. She worked at Gorges Volvo as a Finance Manager, then at Textron Aviation as a Sr. Financial Analyst, and now currently a Case Designer for Schreck Financial Group. She is happily married to Michael Aston, the Operations Director for Meter Engineers, Inc. Their son, Cavell, born in 2012, likes to play the piano, loves soccer, and is absolutely obsessed with Legos. The newest addition to their family is a daughter who will be born in summer 2019. Thuy thoroughly enjoys working for Schreck Financial Group as she believes the company’s innovative team-approach process allows the business to provide their clients with beneficial and thorough planning service in the most effective manner.