Our Team

Kris Gulbran CA Insurance Lic #0D08638

Financial Advisor

Kris is an alumnus of Whitman College. She graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, she holds CLU® and ChFC® designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She has won the respect of her clients and her peers because of her ability to work through complex issues to clear and rational solutions. Kris has been with New York Life Insurance Co. since 1988. Her primary focus is on retirement planning, wealth accumulation and family protection planning. She is a consistent Million Dollar Round Table* qualifying member and New York Life Council** member. A past recipient of the National Sales Achievement Award and the National Quality Award, Kris has been actively involved in her local office mentoring new financial services representatives.  
  

Kris is an avid hiker, runner, and swimmer. She and her husband Pat have been married since 1990 and are active with their teenage son Bryce as well as their church.  
   
*The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premiere Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry. 


** Council is an annual New York Life recognition program based on agent production from July 1st to June 30th.  


Kylie Drynan

Financial Advisor  

Kylie graduated from the University of Washington. She earned a degree in Accounting from the Foster School of Business, as well as a degree in Communications. She has grown up in this industry, as her dad Tom Drynan is a long time colleague of Kris. She is a financial advisor* and assists Kris in serving clients.   

In her free time, she enjoys working out, watching football, and spending time with friends and family.

 

*Financial Adviser offering investment advisory services through Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser and a New York Life company.

 


Tayler Drynan

Financial Advisor  

Tayler went to school at Simon Fraser University up in Canada and graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting. She followed in the footsteps of her father Tom Drynan and her sister Kylie Drynan and came into the financial industry. Tayler is a financial advisor* and works alongside Kris and Kylie to take care of clients.

She played basketball in college and loves watching all sports. Tayler likes to stay very active and is always on the go. She enjoys spending quality time with those that she loves.

 

*Financial Adviser offering investment advisory services through Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser and a New York Life company.


Ofeliya Nersisyan

Licensed Service Assistant

Ofeliya graduated with a degree in Geology Engineering from the Engineering University of Baku, Former Soviet Union. She is responsible for all service needs of our clients.  She makes sure that all clients receive excellent care and confirms that clients are contacted for their annual review.   Additionally, she works with our retired clients to ensure that paperwork is in order to reflect their distribution strategies.


In Ofeliya' s free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her nieces!  


Karuna Sato

Agent Assistant

Karuna graduated from Lake Washington Technical College with a degree in Funeral Service Education. She previously worked for a local funeral home in Bellevue as a funeral director. She is responsible for working with clients, and ensuring all details related to client meetings are completed and ready. Additionally, Karuna manages the client annual review process to ensure all clients are regularly contacted.    

She enjoys exploring the outdoors on her free time.  

 


Jann Miller

Registered Service Assistant

Jann is a registered service assistant who joined us in October 2020 after serving for nearly 20 years with colleague Christie's Mueller's practice.  With the retirement of Christie, Jann works in our Renton office providing excellent service and customer care to our clients in our Renton office.  


Jann enjoys reading and paper crafting in her spare time. 

 


Tom Steele

Office Assistant

Tom has served for over 5 years assisting and serving our clients at our Renton office.  He works on special projects for the office and loves interacting with clients.

Tom likes digital photography and researching family history in his free time.