It is important to me to really get to know my clients to be able to help them achieve their goals.  This allows us to work as a team as my client's planning evolves throughout their life This is why I feel that it is important that you know a little about me as well.


I grew up on a farm near Gardner, North Dakota, where my family instilled in me what hard work really is. After graduating from Northern Cass High School in 1998, I attended the University of North Dakota (Go Sioux) graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. I began my practice with Northwestern Mutual early that summer. I knew at a young age that this is what I was meant to do.


I met my wife- Meagan- while attending college and we are what you call “College Sweethearts”. We made our home in Detroit Lakes shortly after we married. We have a son Dillon (age 9) and a daughter Preslee (age 8). They are very active in sports and extracurriculars- we enjoy watching their progress in Football and Dance. In addition to my career, I like to stay active in the kid's activities. This past year I coached Dillon's baseball and football teams.

In addition to family activities, I enjoy the lake life and being outdoors. One of my favorite past times is hunting. Once a year I like to head to Wyoming to go on an Elk retreat.


Keeping connected to my community is important to me and I look forward to seeing friends and family around town!

Andrew A Barker

Financial Advisor


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