Our Team

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Mike Michalak

President

As a Financial Adviser, I sincerely believe that most people want to do what’s right: right for themselves, right for their families, and right for their communities. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I joined New York Life in 2001, and continue my affiliation with New York Life and Eagle Strategies LLC. I wanted the opportunity to work in an environment that made it easy for people to do right, and more importantly, for me to do right for my clients.

Based on your specific needs, I can introduce you to some proven, dependable ways to help protect your family’s lifestyle and future; or prepare for major financial events such as paying for college, saving for retirement, or caring for an aging relative. Having served as president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and on the Agent’s Advisory Council for New York Life, I am focused on doing what is best for my individual clients, as well as their families and businesses.

Growing up in West Michigan, attending Grand Valley State University, and raising my own family here now, you can take comfort in the fact that I have a vested interest in the success and prosperity of my community and neighbors. As a husband and father of three, I myself have many of the same hopes and aspirations as my clients, and am happy to share with you all the resources and information that my experience has to offer.

When I’m not working for my clients, my wife Tasha and I enjoy spending time with our children, Brooklyn, Molly, and Brady on the ball field, on the water, or in the woods. I stay active by coaching their teams as well as hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, and competing in triathlons.

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Financial Adviser

Zack began his career with 2M Financial Group in 2016 as a Financial Advisor.

He is a graduate from Grand Valley State University where he studied Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. Zack was a captain and two time All-American for Grand Valley's Lacrosse Team. His experience winning the 2014 MCLA DII National Championship is a solid indicator of his aggressive drive to find practical solutions in both his personal and professional life. This competitive spirit paired with his educational background help Zack to assist clients in determining their long and short term goals, to devise strategies tailored for each individual’s needs.

Zack remains loyal to the local lacrosse community by acting as the Head Coach for the Men's Varsity Lacrosse Program at Forest Hills Eastern High School. Outside of coaching his clients in the financial world and his students on the lacrosse field, Zack is passionate about spending time with his wife, Kristin. They reside on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids and enjoy traveling, hiking, and the occasional refreshment served at one of the area's many local establishments.

Financial Adviser

Ryan Goosen handles more than finances. He manages dreams. Through exhaustive planning and rigorous research, Ryan helps businesses and individuals reach their financial goals. After spending more than 20 years in the engineering and medical device industries, his passion took him to strategic financial planning, where he works closely with everyone from young families to retirees to corporations to customize a plan that works best for their circumstances. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Grand Valley State University and later earned an MBA from GVSU. He and his wife, Rechelle, have three children and reside in Caledonia, MI.

G. Joseph Pasman, Jr.

Agent

As an agent and previous registered representative, Joe has served on various charitable boards across the State of Michigan. He is a former board member of Lutheran Child and Family Services, the President’s Endowment Advisory Board of the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church, and he is a member of the Michigan Federation of Children and Families. He also serves as an elder at Remedy Church in Kentwood, MI. Joe was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Associates – Grand Rapids in 2008.

G. Joseph Pasman, Jr. has over 40 years of experience under his belt in the estate and financial planning industry. He takes his profession seriously which is evidenced by the many professional designations that he has held over the years, such as CFP®, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), an AEP®, Chartered Adviser for Senior Living (CASL®), Chartered Adviser in Philanthropy (CAP®) and he has his Master of Science degree in financial Services (MSFS). He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Wayne State University and an Associate of Arts from Concordia Lutheran University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Joe is a member of the Anthony Wayne Society at Wayne State University where he and his wife Ruth endowed a scholarship in the Music Department.

Joe has been married to his wife, Ruth, for 40 years. They have three daughters -- Megan, Bethany and Catherine; five grandchildren (two sets of twins) from Megan -- Charlie & Sophie; Willie & Jacob; and Calvin. Joe sings with the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and holds a commercial pilot’s certificate.

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Jason Goosen

Financial Services Professional

Jason is a financial services professional, helping individuals, families, and businesses with protection, investment, distribution and legacy planning. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and currently resides in Grand Rapids. With a background in teaching, Jason comes to 2M Financial Group with a passion to collaborate with families on investing in their financial futures. Jason’s main goal is to help his clients plan for the future by providing security for their loved ones with a practical approach. When Jason is not working with clients, he enjoys playing sports such as basketball, golf, hiking, and spending time on the water.

Christopher Ralph

Financial Services Professional

Christopher is a financial services professional who joined our team in 2019 following his graduation from Ferris State University, with a degree in Finance.  Christopher’s strong leadership skills and competitive nature are an asset to the 2M Financial Group team, as he is always looking for ways to improve his client’s financial positions. Originally from Greenville, MI., Christopher pledged to Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity at FSU, and stayed active through various intramural sports, including softball and football.  Now Christopher aims to put his ability to lead and competitive drive to work for his clients. Finding financial planning solutions that are tailored to clients individual needs while protecting their loved ones with practical insurance coverage is his primary focus.  Christopher still resides in the Greenville area, and when not developing financial strategies for his clients he enjoys golf, snowboarding, and shooting pool.

Erick (Sunny) Sundstrom

Financial Services Professional

Sunny joined 2M Financial Group in September of 2019 as a graduate of Grand Valley State University. While studying at Grand Valley, Sunny was also part of the Society of Human Resource Management, and played Lacrosse all 4 years for the GVSU team. Originally from Holt, MI, Erick now resides in the Grand Rapids area, where he is able to meet with his clients one on one to formulate financial strategies. Incorporating investments as well as life insurance, his passion to work with people and problem solve give his clients an edge that is both personal and effective. As a 2 time All-American Lacrosse player and 2014 MCLA DII National Champion, Sunny continues to stay involved as a mentor/coach in the sport when not strategizing for his clients. In his free time he plays for the Grand Rapids Grizzlies IBLA Box Lacrosse Team and enjoys hiking, golfing, grilling, and touring Michigan's many fine wineries and breweries.

Carrie Senneker

Office Manager

Carrie has worked with (Michael/2M Financial/NYL) since 2011. She came to our office from an administrative position with a veterinary clinic. She is often our first point of contact with our clients and associates. Carrie is happy to assist with scheduling and service requests, as well as coordinating team communications and networking opportunities. Carrie and her husband reside in Kentwood with their 2 children. In her spare time Carrie enjoys live theater and music, gardening, and volunteering at her church and children’s school.

Ryan Watters

Financial Analyst

Ryan joined 2M Financial Group in early 2019 as a financial analyst. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. His previous experience includes working in the department of finance for an international automotive glass manufacturer. At 2M, Ryan focuses on evaluating our client’s financial situation by running analysis on their portfolios, generating reports, and creating scenarios to ensure that our clients are in the right position to achieve their desired goals. Ryan enjoys sports, music, and exploring all the great things that Grand Rapids has to offer.