Our Staff

Jan P. Christensen, CLU®, CHFC®, LUTCF                         jpchristense@ft.newyorklife.com

Financial Adviser


Jan was born and raised in Brigham City, Utah. He attended and graduated from Weber State University in Ogden Utah. There he met Sharon Wilcox and they married.  They have been blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter.


After graduating college Jan began a career with MountainWest Savings and Loan out of Ogden and became a Branch Manager in the Sandy Branch in 1980.  He worked there from 1979-1982.  In 1982 Jan applied for a full-time position as the first General Manager of the new Sandy Chamber of Commerce.  He was involved as the President and General Manager till 1989.  While at the chamber of commerce he was also the President of the Utah State Chamber of Commerce and also the Western US Chambers of Commerce.  Jan also served as the second President of the newly formed Rotary Club of Sandy. 


In February of 1989, Jan left the Chamber and started his career with New York Life.  He just finished his 33rd year. 


Jan has been very active in his church and has served in many volunteer positions.  He enjoys the outdoors and loves to hike, mountain bike, garden, go to the movies and out to dinner. 



Barbara Bruner, Licensed Service Assistant               bbruner@ft.newyorklife.com

Barb joined CFS in January 2017.  She manages the daily operations and administrative tasks for CFS.  Being a licensed service assistant, she helps in paperwork preparation and client service.  She has an extensive background in customer service.

Barb was born in San Luis Obispo, California.  She is married to Mick and they have four children.  She has an Associate's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, four-wheeling, boating, fishing, and especially spending time with her family anywhere that it's warm.



Kim Permann, Registered Service Assistant              jpchristens1@ft.newyorklife.com

Kim has been with CFS since September 2001.  Being a Registered Service Assistant, she is licensed and registered to perform certain activities related to traditional insurance and securities products.  Kim assists in the social media and marketing areas for CFS.  She too assists in paperwork preparation and customer service.

Kim was born and raised in Bountiful, UT.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from BYU.  She is married to Bart and they have a son and daughter.  She enjoys being with her family, exercising, going to Zumba, playing the piano, and detailing cars.