Meet Our Team : Your Vision Financial Group | Cedar Rapids, IA

Meet Our Team

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Kevin D. Lindblom, CLU®, ChFC®


Kevin is a Co-Founder of Your Vision Financial Group. He excels at understanding the complex strategies in his profession. He is passionate about creating Comprehensive Financial Solutions for his clients’ overall needs.

As a Financial Advisor with Eagle Strategies LLC and a 20-year Agent of New York Life Insurance Company, Kevin is able to take a comprehensive approach to helping his clients address their financial needs today, tomorrow and well into the future. 

Kevin has achieved Lifetime Qualifying Membership of the Million Dollar Round Table*. In 2015, Kevin was named one of NAIFA Iowa's Top 4 agents under 40 years old. Kevin was elected and served as a member of the 2012 New York Life Agents Advisory Council. Kevin is Past President and Past National Board Member of The Society of Financial Professionals, Cedar Rapids Iowa Chapter. 

Kevin and his wife, Erika, were married in 2000 and have two daughters. As a family, they enjoy church, sporting events, board games and movie nights.

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Scott W. Shaw, MBA, CLU®, ChFC®


Scott is a Partner of Your Vision Financial Group. He is a graduate of Simpson College and started his career in the Financial Services Industry in 2003.

Scott enjoys getting to know his clients and understanding their specific financial goals. Scott spends the majority of his time working in the areas of Insurance Planning, Retirement Planning and Estate Planning. Scott works with clients of all ages to design Comprehensive Financial Solutions. Scott believes it is his role to ensure his clients understand and have confidence in their financial plan.

As a Financial Advisor with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser, Scott can provide his clients with a customized plan to help address concerns and achieve financial objectives.

Scott was elected and served as a member of the 2015 New York Life Agents Advisory Council (AAC). Over the course of his career, Scott has earned numerous Industry Awards including Lifetime Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table* and 2015 Agent of the Year by New York Life's Cedar Rapids General Office.

Scott and his wife, Tracy, were married in 2000 and have four sons. Scott enjoys handball and hunting. As a family, they enjoy church, traveling, and attending all the boys’ activities.

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Roger Carlson

Associate Financial Advisor

Roger was born and raised on a farm in southwest Iowa, is a graduate of Iowa State University, and earned his MBA from the University of Iowa. He previously worked as an agent and Partner with New York Life. Roger joined YVFG in 2022. He works in tandem with the advisors, constructing solutions for our clients. His favorite part of the job is simplifying the complexities of asset management so clients can feel empowered about their financial decisions.

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Beth Pilcher

Director of Client Services

Beth Pilcher is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations. Prior to joining Your Vision Financial Group, Beth spent nine years working with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), working closely with insurance agents and financial advisors who were members of the association.

Beth joined Your Vision Financial Group in 2019. As Director of Client Services, Beth manages client service and business processing for the team. She most enjoys meeting people and providing excellent customer service to all of our clients.

Beth was married to Gene in 2011 and they have three children.

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Emagin Pedersen

Administrative Assistant

Emagin is a graduate of Des Moines Area Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree. Emagin joined YVFG in 2022. Emagin loves helping people however she can. She provides excellent customer service to our clients, and helps schedule client meetings for Scott & Kevin. Emagin is excited to be part of the team & learn the innerworkings of a business in hopes of starting her own business someday. She loves animals, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.

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Chief Feel-Good Officer

Gracie joined YVFG in 2020. She spends most of her days in the lobby napping and greeting clients. She is a big softy and LOVES being petted. Her goal every day is to be the friendliest dog in town. She has, however, been known to give clients a case of the "warm and fuzzies."

Outside of the office, Gracie likes taking her family on walks to the neighborhood pond so she can go for a nice relaxing swim. Her favorite time of the year is fall, as her biggest passion is retrieving mallard ducks from the marsh. She loves riding and spending time in the hunting boat with her family.

*Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.