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Our Team

Leonard Nelson, CFP®

Founder, NorthWest Investment and Retirement Group, LLC

(503) 546-8092

(503) 224-8832

Leonard Nelson is the founder of NorthWest Investment and Retirement Group, LLC. Leonard graduated from the University of Idaho in 1982, cum laude, with a double degree in finance and business management. He earned the Certified...

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Michelle Drewry, BFA®

Financial Advisor


Providing unbiased and independent wealth management solutions has been my focus in financial services after transitioning from the medical field in 1996. Since then, I have built my company by establishing mutual trust with a...

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Paula Marlin

Executive Administrative Assistant

(503) 238-5561

(503) 224-8832

Paula Marlin is the first smile you will see when you visit our office. She has 25 years of experience in the Financial Industry. Paula has played many different roles from registrar to office manager up to the position she is in today...

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Laura Davies

Office Manager

(503) 224-2034

(503) 224-8832

Laura Davies has over 15 years of experience in Administration and Accounting. She has knowledge of the Financial Industry from an early age because her father was co-founder of Sinn-Davies Securities Training and he taught securities...
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Michael A. Smolak, MBA

Founder Emeritus, NorthWest Investment and Retirement Group


Michael Smolak co-founded NorthWest Investment and Retirement Group, and is now retired.

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Mike Sweeney, MS, LUTCF

Mike Sweeney was a principal of NorthWest Investment and Retirement Group. He passed away suddenly in September 2020.

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