About Our Team

We work to understand your goals and objectives, and then determine the ways we may help you get from where you are, to where you want to be.


Walter E. Pickup
Financial Advisor

Services
Walter Pickup specializes in helping clients make prudent, informed decisions regarding the complex financial issues they face. Whether it's generating retirement income, managing an investment portfolio, or deciding how to fund a college education, Walter understands the options available in order to help clients fund the strategies designed to work best in their situation.

About Walter
Walter began his financial advising career in 1992, and joined Focus Financial in 1997. He is a graduate of Northwestern College of Iowa and Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He also served on the Apple Valley Fire Department for 24 years before retiring as Assistant Chief in 2015.  His life experiences allow him to truly understand and serve the needs of his clients. 

When he is not working, Walter enjoys golf, travel, classic cars, and boating.  Most importantly though, he enjoys any time he gets to spend with his wife, their kids, and their families.  

 


Dylan G. Aeikens
Financial Advisor 


Services
As an advisor at Pickup and Associates, Dylan is also committed to helping clients achieve their financial goals. The team specializes in helping clients make prudent, informed decisions regarding the complex financial issues they face. Whether it's generating retirement income, managing an investment portfolio, or deciding how to fund a college education, Dylan understands the options available in order to help clients fund the strategies designed to work best in their situation.

 

About Dylan
Dylan grew up on a farm near Maynard in western Minnesota.  He attended Bethel University in St. Paul, and upon graduating from Bethel in 2013, entered the Financial Planning industry.  He is grateful for his roots in the farming community, and the skills he learned growing up in a small town have helped him to relate well to a wide range of people. 

When not working, Dylan enjoys golf, time at the cabin, and any time he can spend with his wife Charise and their children.

 


Stacy Kronberg
Office Manager 

Services
Stacy Kronberg provides administrative support to Pickup and Associates in its financial advisory practice. She is responsible for setting up accounts, managing paperwork, verifying information, and compliance oversight. In addition, Stacy schedules all client appointments.

About Stacy

Stacy joined the team in 2012.  She has a background in Aviation and a B.A. in Aviation Management.  Stacy and her husband Jason have three boys, and she keeps active cheering them on in their athletic pursuits. She also enjoys traveling, event planning, and spending time with her family.

Stacy is not registered with Royal Alliance.


Darlene Pickup
Operations Manager


Services
Darlene Pickup manages the operations of Pickup and Associates and focuses on technology, appointment preparation, team branding and communications. 


About Darlene
Darlene is married to Walter and joined the team after 20 plus years working in a pre-sales consulting environment in the Human Capital Management industry.  She has her B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University and enjoys all things technology-related.  Darlene and Walter have 5 adult children and enjoy golfing, boating, and traveling together. 

Darlene is not registered with Royal Alliance.