Your investment requirements are unique, so your investment solutions should be customized for you. The Nicollet Investment Group will take the time to learn your needs and objectives to help design the right strategy to achieve your goals for you, your family, and/or your business. Our team will work to build and maintain a strong relationship with you by utilizing our 150 years of industry knowledge and expertise to deliver the highest level of education, service and communication to you.


Darla Kashian, AWM

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Darla brings more than 15 years of professional business development and community and charitable involvement to her work at RBC Wealth Management. She enjoyed a successful career in the telecommunications industry prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, assisting Fortune 1000 companies. Darla received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University.

In 2013, Darla earned RBC Wealth Management’s professional designation of Accredited Wealth Manager (AWM). This advanced-level program builds on the fundamentals of wealth management, with a focus on the sophisticated knowledge and skills necessary to advise high-net-worth families in areas of business and retirement planning, insurance solutions, charitable giving, advanced investment strategies and estate planning strategies.

Darla moved to the Twin Cities in 1998 and lives in St. Paul with her partner, Sam Grosby, and their two children, Judah and Noa. Community involvement is an important aspect of her life, and she serves on the board of directors for GiveMN and Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, as well as being on the Jewish Family & Children’s Services Development Committee.

Greg S. Johnson

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Greg has been enjoying working with clients, institutions and companies in building portfolios and retirement planning since 1986. He, Mike and Darla started working together in 2014-15 and formed the Nicollet Investment Group in 2016. Prior to that, he and Mike had formed the Johnson Karels Group in 2006 with Roger Johnson, now retired. Greg was previously in institutional sales for more than 16 years, mostly with Piper Jaffray as managing director, working with analysts, portfolio managers and both public and private company managements. Greg attended the University of Minnesota and holds all relevant securities and insurance licenses.

When not working with clients, you will often find Greg and his wife, Deb, renovating their 1950 Richfield home they recently moved to after raising their three daughters in Rosemount for 23 years. Greg enjoys the outdoors—golfing, hiking, biking, tinkering in his shop or playing cribbage on the patio. He and Deb are active in their community and a number of local charities. They cherish family moments, time with good friends and look forward to traveling a little more in the future.

Michael Karels, CFP®

Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

612-371-7783
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Mike started in the financial services industry in 1997, including time spent at First National Bank of St. Peter, Piper Jaffray and UBS. He earned his finance degree from St. Cloud State University. In addition to holding the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification, Mike holds all relevant securities and insurance licenses. Outside the office, Mike is active in community organizations and spends his free time biking, reading, cooking, throwing darts and traveling.

Sue Hintzman

Senior Investment Associate

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Sue is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and has been with RBC Wealth Management for more than 20 years. Sue’s organizational skills play a vital role in ensuring superior client service and administration. Sue lives in Minneapolis, where she is an award-winning gardener.

Darla's path to RBC

Darla's path to RBC Wealth Management is evidence that our firm values the unique proposition that individuals bring to serving the wealth management needs of families. Watch the video below to hear why we are passionate about our work. If you're inspired, reach out to us and to talk about your path.