Our Team

Joe M. VanOtterloo

Financial Services Professional

Joe Van Otterloo is a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities LLC (member FINRA/ SIPC)  and founder of BlueWater Financial Group LLC, a family owned practice founded in 2019. He works with a wide variety of clients, including business owners, executives, farmers, and young families and enjoys helping clients balance between enjoying life today and protecting for retirement. Joe is a problem-solver who takes a holistic approach to retirement planning and protection. When he is working with his clients, he takes time to learn about them, their goals, their concerns, and their risk tolerance so that he can make recommendations that are in alignment with who they are and what they want to achieve. He looks at each of his clients as family or friend and advises them based on what he would advise his closest friends or family members. He focuses on making sure his clients feel like part of the BlueWater Financial Group family.

Prior to becoming a registered representative and starting BlueWater Financial Group, Joe spent 13 years in commercial banking. Joe graduated from the University of Sioux Falls. He is currently working on growing his knowledge through the American College of Financial Services and plans to start working on his Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) designation.

Joe is a proud member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and President’s Council Agent with New York Life. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and has won the Partners of Excellence Grow Your Business award with KHI.

When he is not at work, Joe enjoys being active in the communities he serves. He enjoys playing golf and spending time on the lake with his wife Megan and their sons, Gabe and Dane.

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Mark McGill

Financial Services Professional

Mark McGill has been working in the insurance and financial service business since April of 1995 giving more than 25 years of service to his clients. Mark is committed to helping his clients succeed in their retirement planning goals and to protect their families in the event of a sudden unexpected death.

Mark earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Iowa. Continuing his education, Mark earned his Charter Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) in 2001 and a Certification Long Term Care® (CLTC®) in 2007.

Mark is active in his community and has served on many boards and councils in the area. Mark has been a member of business organizations such as NAIFA and a life-time member of the Million Dollar Round Table*.

Mark and his wife forty plus years, Kathy, have four children and nine grandchildren.

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Cindi Blankespoor

Office Manager

Cindi is the Office Manager for BlueWater Financial Group. She provides administrative assistance and support to the agents by maintaining client files, scheduling appointments, managing service requests, and much more. Cindi is married to Brian, and together they have four children, Nicole, Caira, Brady, and Jon. They thoroughly enjoy being grandparents of seven (Alexis, Jack, Jamison, Gavin, Evelyn, Theodore, and Reed). When she's not at work, Cindi enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, traveling to Arizona, and most of all spending time with her family. She also enjoys serving our military overseas, sending care packages through S.A.L.U.T.E.

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Liz Stofferan

Licensed Agent

Liz Stofferan is from Paullina, IA. She has been happily married for 25 yrs and has 2 boys aged 26 and 21, Liz Enjoys spending her summers at Lake Okoboji. She is licensed Agent in the Individual and Group Market. Liz specializes in working with new retiree's helping them navigate the sometimes overwhelming Medicare Market. 

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Kevin Van Otterloo

Licensed Agent

Kevin Van Otterloo is from Rock Valley, IA. He has been married for 43 years and has three adult children and nine grandchildren. Kevin is active in politics in northwest Iowa and has served as the Mayor of Rock Valley for the past nine years. Prior to joining BlueWater Financial Group, Kevin and his family owned a local grocery store in Rock Valley for 50+ years. Kevin focuses on group health insurance business providing a high level of service and knowledge for employers and employees. Kevin is active in the community of Rock Valley and spending time with his family.

*MDRT, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized worldwide as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance.