Our Team

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I am driven as adviser by both my personal and professional experience.  My wife and I are both busy professionals with three busy children.  I really enjoy working with busy families of professionals helping them protect what is important and reach their goals.  Professionally, I have been a small business owner providing services and solutions to business owners since 2004.  All businesses have unique challenges and face an ever changing environment.  Helping to understand these challenges and design solutions to be successful is my favorite thing to do.

When I am not working I enjoy being active in my church and community.  I love spending time with friends and family as well as meeting new people. 

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Thanks for taking the time to find out a little more about me.  I have 10+ years of experience in the financial services industry.  My focus is on helping people develop and maintain a plan to achieve their financial goals.  My experience has taught me that each situation is unique, but creating and monitoring a plan gives you the very best chance of succeeding.  An educator by training my clients consistently tell me that they appreciate the way that I am able to translate complicated concepts into easy to understand language and visuals.

My wife and I have been married for 20+ years and enjoy spending time recreating outdoors and traveling.  I have visited all 50 states and each of the Canadian provinces and I’m happy to pass along tips about places to go and see or visit.  My passion outside of work is to spend as much time in my drift boat fly fishing for musky, pike, and small mouth on the rivers of Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Mark Johnson is an agent licensed to sell insurance through New York Life Insurance Company and may be licensed with various other independent unaffiliated insurance companies in the states of CA (CA Insurance License #0L67382), FL, IN, MN, TN, and TX. No insurance business may be conducted outside the states referenced.

Mark Johnson is a Registered Representative of and offers securities products & services through NYLIFE Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, a licensed insurance agency, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, Gateway Financial Strategies 9040 Quaday Ave Ne Ste 101, Otsego, MN, 55330, 612-474-4200. In this regard, this communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the states of CA, FL, IN, MN, OH, TX, and WI. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside the specific states referenced.

Mark Johnson is also a Financial Adviser with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, offering advisory services in the states of CA, IN, MN, OH, TX, and WI. As such, these services are strictly intended for individuals residing in the states referenced.

Gateway Financial Strategies, LLC is not owned or operated by NYLIFE Securities LLC or its affiliates.

Neither Gateway Financial Strategies, LLC nor its associates are in the business of offering tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professional before making any decisions.