Small World Wealth Management was founded by Wealth Management Advisor Joseph Small. He started his work with Northwestern Mutual in 1992 and has grown from a single representative to a robust team professionals. Several team members have worked together for 10 or more years and have developed incredibly deep knowledge and expertise in their specific areas. The binding force behind the team is the true dedication to personal client care and holistic planning with an easy-to-understand approach. Each team member is empowered and motivated to provide the best personal experience possible for each client.
Joe Small is truly living his life purpose to “care for and protect loved ones now and for generations to come.” His work, family, and life are all guided by this principal as he is building one of the most dynamic financial planning practices at Northwestern Mutual.
His team has grown sizably over 29 years to include several full-time representatives, insurance specialist(s), a dedicated investment team and a full staff of support personnel. This extraordinary growth is attributed to the maturation of his practice along with a higher than average client retention rate. If you ask Joe, he would say it is the combination of seasoned expertise with genuine care and personal attention to his client's needs.
His approach is to provide holistic, broad based planning and strategy customized for each client. He is not a stockbroker or an insurance salesman or an accountant. He is a strategist, a planner, a creative solution maker in the areas of investment, tax strategy, and estate planning. He guides and advises clients to a path for overall financial health and prosperity. As his life purpose says, for generations to come.
He holds the FINRA series 7, 6, 63, 65, and 26, and is licensed in more than 28 states. Joseph Small is also a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals, a National Quality Awardee, National Sales Achievement Awardee, recognized as a Forum Leader and more.
In Joe’s personal life, he likes to spend just as much energy and vigor as in his business endeavors, whether he is tracking his “race” car, shooting sporting clay, zipping up the Hudson in his Formula 228 boat or working around the house on home improvement projects. He also has a zest for traveling the world and discovering far-away places such as Greece, Portugal, Italy, Africa, Thailand and many others.
He and his family are strong community supporters and have significantly contributed to or volunteered with a number of organizations including: Unshattered, Grace Smith House, Making Strides, Astor Home, Family Services, Girl Scouts, Counselling in Schools, Boy Scouts – Hudson Valley Council, WalkWay Over Hudson and many others. He is currently a board member of Eleanor Roosevelt Vall-Kil Center.
Joe resides in Hyde Park, NY with his significant other, Tricia, and some of their children (8 in total with some all grown), three dogs and a cute kitty named Chloe.
Tricia has spent most her 29 year career in nonprofit, healthcare management holding such positions as Foundation Executive Director and Chief Advancement Officer, most often at complex healthcare systems and hospitals. She has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Marist College and an Advanced Degree in Healthcare Leadership from Yale University. She brings her vast philanthropic experience and applies it to the financial services industry.
She has also graduated from several leadership programs including: Leadership Orange '96, Pattern for Progress Fellowship'11 & Naugatuck Valley Leadership '15. She is a long term facilitator at Leadership Dutchess and has spoken at various leadership and professional conferences including National Philanthropy Day hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has operated as consultant to various non-profits in the Hudson Valley specializing in board development, sustainability, strategic planning & CEO coaching.
In her role as Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for the implementation & integration of the daily practice. She works closely with Joe who is leading the growth efforts. She is charged with creating systems, efficiencies and processes to build capacity. She also provides oversight of marketing and branding.
As the mom to five biological kids, three bonus kids and three dogs & a cat she is fairly adept at managing multiple priorities. In her free time she enjoys yoga, fitness, boating, hiking, travel, chocolate and wine (although not in that order).
Kristine graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She has been with Northwestern Mutual for nearly 20 years (most of them working closely with Joe Small and Small World Wealth Management) and holds her Life, Accident, and Health insurance license for the state of New York.
Kristine lives in Dutchess County with her husband and daughter. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Stephen holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in both Business and Accounting. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual in 2015, he was a professional trader on Wall Street for 17 years. Stephen holds a FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 licensing. As the Head of Investment Services for Small World Wealth Management, he is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the stock market, market trends, and investment research.
Stephen resides in Middletown, NY with his wife and their puppy, Birdie Mae. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his 3 grown sons, outdoor excursions with family & friends; most notably fishing and hiking. Steve is also an avid football fan.
Chris joined Small World Wealth Management in April of 2021 as a Wealth Management Advisor. Chris graduated from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia with a degree in Management/Marketing in 1981. He worked in the computer industry for a number of years and started working with Northwestern Mutual in 1993. His designations through the American College include Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Charted Life Underwriter (CLU). He Holds FINRA Series 7, 6, 63, and 66 and has always enjoyed the financial planning process with his clients.
Chris currently resides in West Chester, PA with his wife Naomi and eight dogs. In his spare time Chris enjoys traveling, jujitsu, shooting and spending time with his two children, three stepchildren, and 5 grandchildren.
After growing up in Houston, TX, Mike went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. During his time at West Point, he diligently managed the academic, physical, and military obligations required, combined with participating in four years of Division 1 NCAA Football. Mike proudly served our country in the US Army as a Junior Officer in multiple capacities and had the honor of developing a leadership philosophy amongst some of the nation’s best and brightest leaders. Following his service, Mike worked in the sales and sales management departments of the spinal medical device market.
Mike joined Northwestern Mutual in 2020 and is currently a Financial Advisor for Small World Wealth Management. He strongly believes that the years of critical situation training and management, practice of servant leadership, and the many trusting relationships he’s fostered in all walks of life brings immense value to clients and their loved ones.
Mike currently resides in Orange County, NY with his wife and twin sons. He enjoys spending time with family & friends, and of course, watching Army football.
Anthony studied Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Management at UAlbany. Immediately after graduation, he started his first business adventure. What started as a small store in the local mall selling frozen yogurt became a multiple site yogurt franchise.
Several years later, he met Joe Small who was an advisor to several family members and his interest was piqued in financial planning. Since then, he has become series 7 and 63 registered. He joined Small World Wealth Management in 2019 as Associate Wealth Management Advisor. He is technologically astute and stays on point with the newest advances in how to use technology to better serve our clients.
His favorite time of the year is college football season. Many family members including his father went to Ohio State - go Buckeyes! He spends free time on his boat during the summer months up in Lake George, visiting restaurants in NYC, caring for his dog and tackling home improvement projects. He also enjoys travel and would love to go to Australia in the near future.
Josh is a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, NY with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He has been working with Joe Small & Northwestern Mutual since 2012. He is licensed in Life, Accident and Health Insurance for State of New York, as well as his FINRA Series 7 and 66 investment services. As an experienced advisor for the team, he brings incredible expertise, skill and knowledge. He is well known for his thorough and detailed analysis and understanding of complex investment strategy and works closely with his support Scott Mete.
When Josh is not working, he can be found spending time with his wife and daughter at their home in New Paltz, NY or on the links someplace in the Hudson Valley. He is an avid golfer and often brings his high school aged daughter for some healthy competition. Josh also enjoys maintaining his home, spending time with his family (including his parents who are close by) and travel.
My name is J.D. (aka James Dunn) and I’ve been in Financial Services for over 20yrs. Originally from Boston, MA, I now reside in Fairfield County, Connecticut with my wife of 12yrs and we are the proud parents of 3 children.
My professional mission is to “Help people maximize the quality of time doing what they love with who they love, on a inter-generational level. Although wealth is used as a tool, it’s always about the People and not their wealth.”
Some of my specialties include: Planning for Business Owners, Equity Compensation Plans, Retirement Income Planning, Special Needs Planning, Philanthropic/Charitable Planning, and helping clients understand various tax implications of financial decisions.
In my personal time I enjoy volunteering with my local church, traveling internationally with my family, and attending live stand-up comedy shows in Connecticut and NYC.
Allison joined Small World Wealth Management in June 2021 as an Associate Financial Advisor.
Allison is a life-long Kentuckian with an undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University. A strategic planner in both her personal and professional lives, Allison completed her undergraduate education on a rapidly accelerated time frame, finishing her degree in just two years. She went on to graduate from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law in 2015. Allison comes from a family of lawyers – she is a fourth-generation attorney and is also the third person in her family to be sworn into a bar association at the age of 23.
Following law school, Allison practiced law with her family’s multi-state practice specializing in consumer and commercial contract litigation. She went on to earn admission into the Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana state bars by examination. After several years of practice, Allison decided to leave the active practice of law to augment her education and obtain licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Although Allison is not actively practicing law or accounting, she brings her education, experience, and enthusiasm for effective strategizing to every financial plan. Allison enjoys the planning process because she loves getting to know people and helping them formulate paths to efficiently reach their goals.
Allison resides in Louisville, Kentucky and in her spare time enjoys learning about history, pilates, golf, skiing, gardening and spending time with her family.
Susan is an Associate Advisor with Small World Wealth Management. Over Susan’s financial career, she has earned 2 designations: Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). In addition, she holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 License as well as Life & Health Insurance license from New York. Susan began her financial career in 1999. Her professional associations include the National Association for Professional Women (NAPW), Association for Divorce Financial Analyst, Association for Divorce Financial Planners (Currently serving on the national strategic planning committee for ADFP), Institute for Divorce Financial Analyst, and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Susan is a very active member of the community having served as a board member for the Hospice Foundation of the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Volunteer Group for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Hudson Valley Community Foundations Board and Grant Committee.
Susan is a lifelong resident of Dutchess County. She raised her two daughters in Red Hook and now resides in Hyde Park. In her leisure time she enjoys staying healthy through exercise, weekend hikes with her favorite furry friend Sophie, challenging herself on the Peleton bike and eating healthy. She is an avid reader and loves to find the perfect antique for her 1950’s cottage. When time allows, she also enjoys making jewelry. Most of all, Susan treasures the time spent with her two daughters, Isabella and Gabrielle, extended family, friends and grandson Mason.
Don Badgley is a Financial Representative with Small World Wealth Management and is in his 36th year of practice. Don specializes in life, disability and long-term care planning, estate succession analysis and works primarily with business owners, professional people and the wealthy. In addition to insurance planning with clients, Don also teaches seminars around the U.S. for Northwestern Mutual and other companies.
Don is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and has received multiple industry awards for his skills and production.
He is married to Tracy Badgley, CPA and has two daughters, Marissa, 33 and Alanna, 29.
Cindy has been with Northwestern Mutual for over 15 years, mainly in the position of support and service. She currently holds an active Life, Accident and Health License, FINRA Series 6 and 63, State of NY Notary Public and and is registered with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Cindy acts as a liaison between our clients and underwriters and manages client service requests while providing a high level of commitment, professionalism and excellence in service and support to Small World Wealth Management’s practice and clients.
In her free time Cindy enjoys time with family, the outdoors, and reading.
Gia has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2014, mainly in the position of support and service. She currently holds an active Life, Accident and Health License, FINRA Series 6 and 63, State of NY Notary Public and is a registered Associate Agent with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. In her current role as Director of Investment Operations and Services, Gia works one on one with Wealth Management Advisor David Urban and joint Small World Wealth Management clients to provide exceptional customer service.
Her previous professional experience includes almost 20 years as a producer and artist representative in the commercial photography realm.
Today, Gia resides in northern NY. In her leisure time she enjoys traveling outside the country, especially to Europe. Her other interests include boating, vintage cars, modern art, and spending time with family & friends.
Jenn graduated from SUNY Orange in Middletown, NY with an Associates in SWWM she worked in the accounting industry in the Orange County, NY area. She has her Notary License for the state of New York.
She worked as an assistant for an individual Advisor prior to her transition to Small World Wealth Management. In her current role she provides support for a number of advisors.
Jenn currently resides in Middletown, NY and enjoys spending time with her family and camping.
Scott joined Northwestern Mutual in 2018 and brings over 23 years of experience in the Financial Services industry (16 years at Merrill Lynch and 5 years at Wells Fargo Advisors). In these roles, he has always played an important supporting function for high performing Advisors. On our team, he primarily supports Josh Weinerman. He also brings over 10 years of experience in restaurant and hospitality management.
Scott resides in Fishkill, NY with his wife Amy. In his free time, he can be found on the tennis court, at the gym, or enjoying visiting family, hiking and traveling to upstate NY.
Landon joined the team in July 2021 as a Workflow Manager. Prior to joining Small World Wealth Management, Landon worked as a Personal Trainer/Safety Supervisor for a nationwide grocery warehousing company.
Landon resides in Milton with his wife, Jessica, and their dog, Graham. He is very adamant on health and nutrition through lifestyle choices with fitness and diet. When not working, he can be found playing a round of golf, at the gym, playing with the dog, or anything to do with staying active.
Jacob joined Small World Wealth Management in July of 2021 as a Client Service Representative where he focuses on maintaining positive client relations and assisting in the operation of Small World’s financial practice.
Jacob is a Cum Laude graduate of SUNY New Paltz where he obtained a B.A. in Business Economics and became a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics. Prior to joining Small World Wealth Management and Northwestern Mutual, Jacob has worked in a variety of industries where he has accrued over 10 years of exceptional customer service experience and a strong technical background. He is licensed in Life, Accident, and Health Insurance for the State of New York and has his FINRA Series 6 registration.
Jacob resides in Pleasant Valley, NY and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He also loves working on cars, riding ATVs, snowboarding, playing Poker.
Nicholas grew up in New York and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University at Albany. He started his professional journey as a Sales Representative in the insurance industry and is currently licensed in New York for Life and Health insurance.
He recently relocated from LaGrangeville, NY to Jacksonville, FL. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer and golf, watching sports such as Chelsea FC in the premier league and traveling.
Justin joined our team in 2017 and has grown his responsibilities from Financial Representative to transition to Director of Investments & Operations. He has a bachelor’s degree in business economics and finance from SUNY Oneonta. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Justin worked as an advisor for Mass Mutual. He is licensed in Life, Accident and Health Insurance for the State of New York, and 6/63 investment services.
Justin and his wife Abigail reside in Fishkill, New York with their daughter Athena Grace. He spends most of his free time with his large extended family and playing soccer or golf. In addition to other fitness hobbies, he is an accomplished martial artist who teaches Bruce Lee’s philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. His consistent positive attitude and friendly demeanor make him a favorite among clients for any servicing questions they may have.
Chris is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Prior to joining Small World Wealth Management, Chris was an Advisor Consultant with one of the largest asset management companies in the world. Although a generalist, Chris has a focus on Alternative Investments and in 2016 became a Certified Alternative Investment Analyst charter holder.
With over a decade of experience, in addition to his CAIA® designation, Chris holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 registrations. As the team’s Investment Analyst, Chris works with the portfolio management team focusing on Illiquid Private Investment product due diligence, portfolio analytics, and research.
Chris resides in Butler, NJ with his wife Kristin and two young children Francesca and Lorenzo. He enjoys spending time skiing, fishing, and shooting clays. He is also active in his community as a Volunteer Firefighter.
Prior to joining the Northwestern Mutual family in 2014, Michael was a software developer and information technology administrator for 14 years. Always an avid math student, Michael spent freshman year studying Accounting at Bryant University before he started building computers on his own. This led to a change in major to Computer Science and a transfer to Marist College. Michael has his FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations, as well as his Life, Accident, and Health Insurance licenses for the state of New York. Michael is our Investment Operations Manager; he also firmly believes in risk-based planning due to his own life experiences.
Michael resides in Cornwall, NY with his wife Marsha and two sons, Albert and Thomas. He is a self-admitted tech geek and interested in anything outdoors whether it is camping, hiking, gardening, birding or photography. Michael is also a music enthusiast; it has been a shared joy from his parents and passed on to his sons… just don’t ask him to sing or play anything.
Connor is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He joined Small World Wealth Management as the assistant to CEO for the firm, Joseph Small. Since Connor joined the team, he has moved from the assistant to the CEO on to the investment team as an Investment Operations Associate. Connor holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations as well as his Life, Accident, and Health insurance License for the States of New York and Florida.
Connor resides in Newburgh, NY. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching sports; Connor is an avid Los Angeles Lakers, Buffalo Bills, and Buffalo Sabres fan. Connor is also passionate in helping others achieve their goals, no matter what they might be.
Robert is a graduate of the Golf Academy of America with a degree in Professional Golf management and Course Design. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual he played professional golf on mini tours & the Korn Ferry Tour events. His career with Northwestern Mutual began in the home office serving in a variety of roles but focused on client relationships and trading functions in Brokerage and Advisory accounts. He earned Finra Series 6 and 63 licenses.
When not working he enjoys playing golf – for fun and competitively, spinning on the Peloton, finding new restaurants in Milwaukee, and recently started to enjoy the arts such as the ballet. Married to Chantal for 11 years they live in the home of 3 adored cats. Robert is based in Wisconsin.