John F Mitchell, J.D., CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

My Team

My team and I wish to ensure that every step you take towards financial security is confident and comfortable. An essential part of this confidence is establishing strong communication and reliable responsiveness. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.
If you need to schedule an appointment, ask a question, or request any other service, please let us know. We will do our best to respond promptly and thoroughly.


My Colleagues


Samuel W. Brewer IV
Financial Advisor
(919) 755-3263

Samuel W Brewer IV

James G Huckabee IV
Managing Director
(919) 401-0352

James G Huckabee IV

My Team

Kyle S Parker

Kyle S Parker, CFP®, ChFC®

Director of Investments
Office 919-755-3270

Kyle joined John’s team and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in 2005. As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Kyle works with John throughout the financial planning process, he specializes in investment analysis and portfolio construction. Kyle is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, obtaining his certification in 2008. Kyle also holds multiple FINRA registrations and insurance licenses.

Kyle is a graduate of North Carolina State University and lives in Raleigh with his wife, Lindsey.

Jordan A Ray

Jordan A Ray

Director of Planning
Office 919-755-3258

Jordan joined John's team in August 2008 after many years with Nationwide Insurance in his hometown of Naples, Florida. In 2004, Jordan graduated from Houghton College in upstate New York with a double major in Math and Business. He holds his securities license as well as life and health.  Jordan is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, obtaining his certification in 2012.

Benjamin E Farish

Benjamin E Farish, J.D., CFP®

Chief Operations Officer
Office 919-755-3257

Ben joined John's team in October 2014 as the practice manager.  He has experience working as an attorney in private practice and subsequently as a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual.

In 2006, Ben graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in International Business. He has a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, TX.  He is licensed with the North Carolina Bar and also holds his Long Term Care and Life and Health, series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

Ben resides in Raleigh with his wife, Maria, and his sons, Mateo and David. He enjoys soccer, racquetball, running and hiking.

Collin R Pearce

Collin R Pearce

Investment Operations Coordinator
Office 919-755-3242

Collin has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2015 as an Associate Wealth Management Advisor.  Collin supports the team by focusing on the operational duties of investment accounts for clients.  These include creating investment proposals, opening new accounts, processing account transfers, handling money requests and processing trades.  He currently holds the North Carolina Life and Health, Variable Life and Variable Annuity licenses and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 investment licenses.

In 2015, Collin graduated from Campbell University with a B.B.A. in Trust and Wealth Management with a minor in Financial Planning.

Collin is engaged to his fiancé, Kati Jo, and they will be married in September 2018.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, collecting antiques and vinyl records, as well as playing golf. 

Jenifer E Castellano

Jenifer E Castellano

Investment Operations
Office 919-755-3249

Jen is the newest member of John’s team, joining in February of 2017 as an associate. She supports the team by focusing on the operational duties of investments. This includes processing paperwork, account opening and servicing, and facilitating trades.

In 2011, Jen graduated from the State University of New York at Albany, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Atmospheric Science, with a minor in Mathematics. After working in the field of Meteorology for a few years, she decided to make a career and location change from New York to North Carolina.

Jen moved to Raleigh with her husband Brian in the summer of 2015. They were married in May of 2016. In her spare time, Jen enjoys making trips to New York to spend time with her family, watching and doing gymnastics, forecasting weather, and watching and attending NASCAR races.

Kevin J Armstrong

Kevin J Armstrong

Director of Insurance Operations and Services
Office 919-755-3238

Kevin joined Northwestern Mutual in January 2012 after previously working for UPS and NC Farm Bureau Insurance.  He has worked with John since April 2013.  He graduated from East Carolina University with a BA in Communications in 2000.  Kevin is life and health insurance licensed.

Kevin is married to Rebecca and they have two children, Beckett and Eva Claire.  They live in Raleigh, NC.  Although he graduated from ECU, Kevin was raised and remains a die-hard NC State Wolfpack fan.  He enjoys attending football games and tailgating with his family and friends.


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