Our 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, make changes to your policy, submit a claim or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

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Maddison Rogers, McKensie Kanos, Alexa Martens, Chrys Kanos, Charlton LaFitte, Erica Beckert

Alexa N Martens

Alexa N Martens

Director of Recruitment and Selection
Office 843-459-3096

Alexa graduated from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL (where she is from) with a Masters Degree in Business Management. Alexa currently oversees the search and selection of professionals in the Northwestern network for coastal South Carolina. She has been a resident of Charleston since 2013 and loves the lifestyle Charleston has to offer. In her off time, Alexa enjoys visiting the beaches, spending time with her husband, Mike, and their two dogs, as well as exploring the outdoors in the Low Country.

Erica C Beckert

Erica C Beckert

Director of Client Services
Office 843-459-3096

Erica was born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina and studied Psychology at Lander University. She has been a resident of Charleston since 2010 and loves the coastal life. Erica joined the Northwestern Mutual team in April of 2018 and assists with office administration, client relations, policy owner service, and administrative tasks. In her off time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband CJ, two dogs, and two cats.

McKensie Moody Kanos

McKensie Moody Kanos

Director of Events and Philanthropy
Mobile 704-661-2188

McKensie is Chrys’ Director of Events and Philanthropy and recently joined the team in March of 2018.  She has an extensive background in sales and business development in addition to her experience in education.  With those skills combined, McKensie focuses on the growth of advisors in our marketplace.  McKensie is an alumna of UNC Charlotte and is an active member of the Charleston community.  She and her husband, Chrys, just relocated to the Charleston area and reside in Mount Pleasant with their daughter, Lennox, and two dogs, Sallie and Saylor.

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 associate, delivering financial security to Chrys’ clients by developing personalized financial plans based on clients’ specific goals. Thomas works with Chrys 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.


F. Chrys Kanos, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC®

Managing Director


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