My Team

I am committed to helping my clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or those of their family or business. I don't do it alone. Here you will find a listing of the people who help make it happen.

Together, we stand committed to providing the best customer service possible. If you have a problem or need assistance at any time, please let us know.


Denise Lynn Spicer

Denise Lynn Spicer

Denise has been with Northwestern Mutual for 10 years and part of Erik’s team for 5 years. She is the first voice our clients hear when calling in for appointments or service and enjoys her position on the team, developing deep relationships with our clients. Her main focus is delivering an overall excellent experience for our clients as well as providing tremendous support for the entire team and is an integral part of the day to day operations. Denise was born and raised in the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa area and outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and beloved husband Charlie of 32 years. Denise is fully license in life, health, disability, and long-term care.  

Hannah Gaines

Hannah Gaines

Director of Operations
Office 949-863-5800

Hannah joined Northwestern Mutual in October of 2018 with over 10 years of Business and Team Management along with Customer Service experience. She joined Erik’s team to develop into the role of directing operations and practice management offering the support the team needs to provide nothing but the best service to our clients with an efficiently run practice. Hannah was born and raised in Glendora and currently resides in Northern Orange County. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé, 5 year old Pitbull mix and large family.

Hannah graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations.

Stephanie Jei Yu Yang

Stephanie Jei Yu Yang, CLU®, ChFC®

Director of Investments and Planning
Office 415-733-6555

Stephanie joined the team in December 2017 after seven years at NM and is the primary contact for investment client services and financial plan creation and analysis. Her main focus is within the strategic side, where she has a passion for helping our clients develop customized plans according to their individual goals and objectives. Stephanie oversees all financial planning operations and is also fully licensed in life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance. She currently holds her ChFC® and CLU® Designations and FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65.

Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with a double Bachelor's in Economics and Anthropology. When she's not assisting our clients with their planning needs, she can be found enjoying a good book or doodling on a sketchpad. She lives with her husband, Tim, in Oakland and is loving life with her friends and family in the Bay Area.


Erik Ross Gomez

Wealth Management Advisor


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