Our Team


Kris Gulbran

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 licensed 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.

*Registered Representative offering securities through NYLIFE Securities, LLC, Member (FINRA/SIPC), a Licensed Insurance Agency 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 implement their distribution strategy from their investments that meets their goals.  

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.  

Sara Schallert

Office Assistant

Sara graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea with a bachelors degree in English Literature and European History. She previously worked in healthcare in various patient services roles. She is responsible for setting up new account applications and tracking them to completion.  She also assists in maintaining accurate and up to date client files.    

She plays classical piano and enjoys travel in her spare 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.