Meet Our Trust Team

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Kirk Johnson

  • First SVP & Director of Trust & Investment Services
  • MBA & BS Kansas State University                    
  • Certified Trust and Financial Planner (CTFA)                

Kirk enjoys having a positive impact on his clients. It is rewarding for him to see clients achieve financial and personal goals knowing CoreFirst was there to help. He is active with the Topeka Rotary and volunteers with Meals on Wheels and the Boy Scouts of America. Kirk has over three decades of trust experience.   

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Roger Aeschliman        

  • VP & Trust Officer
  • BA, Kansas State University & MBA, Kansas University                    
  • Certified Trust and Financial Planner (CTFA)                    

Roger also serves as Lieutenant Colonel with the Kansas Army National Guard. Roger is a people person and enjoys making sure his clients are happy and healthy. It is rewarding for him to help his clients as they travel the twists and turns that life brings.

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Aaron Anderson        

  • SVP & Trust Officer
  • Graduate of Baker University                    

Aaron is right at home dealing with trusts and investments. He enjoys helping others, making the trust department the perfect place for him to give clients his undivided attention.         

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Alicia Rothe             

  • VP & Trust Officer
  • Graduate of Kansas State University                    
  • Certified Trust and Financial Planner (CTFA)                    

As a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, Alicia is always up to the challenge of meeting her customer’s objectives. Whether it is getting monthly bills paid or ensuring children or grandchildren are financially secure, Alicia enjoys her role as facilitator for the long and short term goals of her clients.     

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Bill Kanaga            

  • Trust & Investment Officer
  • BS, University of Kansas & MBA, University of Colorado                    
  • Certified Financial Planner™, Series 7, 66 and insurance licensed                    

Bill has been part of the financial industry for two decades. Bill is a respected financial planner and holds the coveted designation of Certified Financial Planner and has been selected twice as a Five-Star Wealth Manager in the Kansas City area.    

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Ryan Hellmer              

  • Trust & Investment Officer
  • BS, Benedictine University                    
  • JD, Washburn University School of Law                    

 Ryan has years of legal experience and focuses on trust, bond and investment account administration.

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Brandon Henry

  • VP & Trust Officer
  • Attended Washburn University

With over a decade of experience as a financial advisor Brandon has worked in the Trust department for the last three years as the lead investment officer. He is a member of the CFA institute and is advancing towards the much coveted and difficult to earn recognition as Chartered Financial Analyst. Brandon volunteers in several community efforts.

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Mike Lott

  • BS Kansas State University
  • Series 7, 6 and 63 securities registrations
  • Life & Health licensed

Mike enjoys golf, hunting and beach vacations. He coached high school football for six years and his son’s youth football and basketball teams for many years. He still says it’s the most fun he ever had.