Team Member Profile
Andy Hauskins is a Senior Integrated Wealth Advisor for the Carlson Capital Management team and serves as Director of the firm’s Carlson Portfolios platform. As an advisor, Andy partners with clients and their families, providing investment management, retirement modeling, and other aspects of general financial planning and client care that are custom to client needs. He also connects clients with the firm’s specialists for overall portfolio management as well as direct access to expertise in areas such as estate planning, tax planning, and insurance analysis.
Andy began his career in financial services at Life Investors Insurance Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1998. While at Life Investors, Andy worked in the marketing department training new agents on life insurance, annuities, and basic financial planning techniques. Andy’s career then led him to the Director of Field Services position with CA Marketing, a medical insurance marketing firm in the Twin Cities. While there he gained extensive knowledge of individual health plans, small employer group health plans, short-term medical, and Health Savings Accounts. Andy holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation granted through the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
Andy graduated from Iowa State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to his studies at Iowa State, Andy was a four-year letter winner in track and field. He was recognized as an Iowa State Scholar Athlete for excellence in academics. Andy is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and volunteers time with both the Northfield Area Family YMCA and St. Dominic School. Andy enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams and playing on the Northfield Millers baseball team. Andy, his wife Annie, and their three children live in Northfield, Minnesota.
“Steel started out as simply a lump of iron,” my father used to say to me, and “only through the relentless work of a blacksmith did it become a critical commodity.” When I was younger, I wasn’t sure why he would share such things with me, though I knew that in this case, he was passing along a quote from his own father. Then, one day during high school track practice, his words became quite valuable for me. I envisioned that the work of a blacksmith was very repetitive, difficult, and required focus in addition to physical discipline. I realized that success might mean continuing to “pound away” at something, as my coach was requiring me to do in sprints. I was ultimately rewarded for my hard work with success on the track, but even more, I was rewarded with discipline as a core value that I continue to carry with me. I certainly don’t claim to practice this perfectly, it is something toward which I strive, and that I try to impart to my own children.
The importance of being disciplined can demonstrate itself in multiple aspects of our lives. It is central to what we do at Carlson Capital Management as well. When the financial markets are challenging, it requires us to practice the discipline we speak of in theory when the markets are working in our favor—that is “staying the course.” We also integrate discipline into the educational, retirement and estate plans we work with clients to create. It is a key element in driving these plans to success.
I thoroughly enjoy working with clients—listening to their stories, hearing about their backgrounds, trying to learn what drives them and what is ultimately important to them. This greatly motivates me in my work in helping them meet and exceed their goals.
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"I thoroughly enjoy working with clients—listening to their stories, hearing about their backgrounds, trying to learn what drives them and what is ultimately important to them."