Our Team

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Mike Michalak


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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G. Joseph Pasman, Jr.


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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Patrick Brunner


Patrick joined 2M Financial Group in early 2022 as an Analyst. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Finance. Prior to college, he served in the Marine Corps with experience overseas. His experience in the military underlies his understanding of the importance of aligning an individual’s objectives with the correct processes in order to meet their ultimate goal.

Patrick is driven by the desire to help others achieve their goals. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, and exploring all the beauty Michigan has to offer.

Tara Pavlovic

Director of Client Services

Tara joined 2M Financial Group in 2022 as the Director of Client Services. She attended Grand Valley State University studying Finance. Her leadership, organization skills, and positive attitude assist clients in many ways. She enjoys helping clients as they seek to achieve their financial goals.

When away from the office, she enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, and flower gardening. Tara and her husband, Jeff, have three young children. As a family, they enjoy camping, going to parks and spending time with family and friends.