My Team

We are a community of high performers through hard work, ownership, accountability, and partnership.

Elizabeth J Brown

Elizabeth J Brown

Associate Financial Representative
Office 410-480-7072

Elizabeth joined Ryan's team as an Associate Financial Representative in July of 2013. She graduated from Virginia Tech University in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a focus in Public Relations. She also holds her Maryland Life, Health and Variable Annuity licenses, as well as the Series 6 and 63 securities licenses.

Elizabeth resides in the Catonsville, Maryland area and has been happily married to her husband, Andrew, since 2011. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys cooking, spending time outside, and getting together with friends.

Matthew Carmen Franklin Wells

Matthew Carmen Franklin Wells, CFP®

Director of Development
Office 410-480-7057

Matthew joined Northwestern Mutual in July of 2012 as a Financial Advisor and currently serves as Director of Development for Ryan's team. He attended West Virginia University and holds his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation. What he enjoys most about his role is the ability to develop people to be at their best for their clients, our community while helping them live out their Most Amazing Future'.

Matthew resides in Baltimore County, MD with his wife Layne and daughter Lucy. They have a dog (Penny Lane) and two cats (Bob Wiley and Dr. Leo Marvin).  During his free time, he likes watching all WVU Sports, playing Fantasy Baseball and College Football, going on donut adventures and traveling with his family. He is passionate about his work with local charities and community organizations. He currently sits as BOYAA Leadership Chair for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and is an active Board Member and Membership Committee Chair for the YPN of Howard County Chamber of Commerce. He believes that: “Life is about the journey, not the destination. So live your life fulfilled, without regret, and make sure to capture the moments and adventures that captivate and move you - no matter how big or small.”


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  and CFP®  (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Camila O Dygert

Camila O Dygert

Associate Financial Representative
Office 410-465-9393

Camila is the newest member to Ryan's team as the District Network Office Manager & Planning Team Support Associate. She is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil where she received her Business Administration degree before moving to the U.S. in September of 2012. She also holds her Maryland Life and Health License.

She enjoys using her organizational skills while working with the team to help build a strong platform for client service and support. She will be the first face you see when visiting our office.

Camila resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, Michael. They love traveling, working on arts and wood projects, volunteering for church community work and spending time with friends and family.

Gregory T Patchak

Gregory T Patchak, CFP®, RICP®

Office 410-539-0084

Greg Patchak joined Northwestern Mutual in 2010 and currently serves as the Director of Financial Planning Services (FPS) for the firm. Greg was born and raised in Baltimore, and after graduating from Duke University in 2001 amassed many years of industry experience before joining Northwestern Mutual. Greg has a commitment to professional education and development and currently holds his Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP ®) planning designation in addition to many securities and Maryland insurance licenses. As the director of FPS for the firm Greg creates full scale financial plans for our clients which address risk management and recommend investment solutions and strategies.

Greg currently resides in northern Carroll County, Maryland with his wife Kristen and their son James. 


Ryan M Walterhoefer

Managing Director


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