My Team

Our Mission

We manage the process that allows our clients to discover peace of mind.

We help successful people see possibilities that may have otherwise been unknown to them. My team and I are committed to helping you achieve a secure financial future by providing expert guidance and innovative, individualized solutions. We aim to leave each person better off than the first time we met by fostering relationships based on quality customer service and integrity. Because none of us can predict the future, we will help you plan for the best and worst case scenarios.

Diane D Sizemore

Diane D Sizemore

Director of Insurance Operations and Services
Office 603-206-6026

Diane's career with Northwestern Mutual began in 1995. She brings over 23 years of industry experience to the team. Diane serves as an Associate Financial Representative to Jeff. She is Life Insurance, Accident, and Health Licensed and has also obtained the securities Series 6 and Series 63 Licensing.

Diane was the recipient of the Associate Financial Group Representative of the Year for the Northern New England Financial Group in 2008 and 2016, and the recipient of the Northern New England Financial Group's Commitment to Excellence Award in 2007.  In 2011, Diane was honored to be selected as one of eight field staff nationwide to serve on Northwestern Mutual's Field Staff Advisory Team.  She served on the Team until 2013 and represented ten network offices in the Eastern Region.  Diane has been a speaker at Northwestern Mutual's Eastern Regional Meetings and Northwestern Mutual's Annual Meeting. In May 2013, she was invited to speak about our team's innovative approach to retirement planning at Northwestern Mutual's Retirement School.

How can Diane help?

  • She manages all insurance underwriting requirements and service requests 
  • She can take applications for insurance from clients
  • She services all existing insurance accounts
  • She can prepare proposals for clients and process paperwork to create a new account or change an existing account. 
  • She can direct clients to appropriate resources
  • She oversees all ongoing communication with clients  
  • She coordinates direct communication with clients


James Buckley

James Buckley, MSF

Director of Investments & Planning
Office 603-206-6086

James began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2012, and joined the team in January 2014. Highly analytical by nature, James brings an exceptional level of investment expertise to our team. Prior to joining us, James held roles at Fidelity and at Northwestern Mutual's Memphis, Tennessee office as their office's in-house investment advisor to over 90 Field Representatives.

As our team's Associate Wealth Management Advisor, James oversees the practice's existing investment clients, existing 401k clients, and the processing of all new investment accounts. He also works directly with Jeff to design and analyze Strategic Plans for our fee-based planning clients.

From 2005 through 2011 James served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. James holds a B.S. in International Business and a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. He is also Series 7, Series-66, and Life Insurance, Accident, and Health licensed.  

How James can help?

  • He works with Jeff to analyze, design, and refine Strategic Plans
  • He performs portfolio and fund analysis and account rebalancing
  • He schedules regular reviews with investment and advisory clients
Jessica Boynton

Jessica Boynton

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 603-206-6053

Jessica started her career with Northwestern Mutual in 2014 and has recently joined our practice as an Associate Wealth Management Advisor. She started her career in finance in 2009 and holds a B.S. in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University. Jessica is series 7, 63, 65, and Life Insurance, Accident, and Health licensed.

As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Jess is involved in client meetings to include the servicing of our 401k clients and processing of investment accounts.  Jess works directly with James and Jeff to design Strategic Plans for our clients. 

How can Jess help?

  • She works closely with Jeff and James to analyze, design and present Strategic Retirement Plans
  • Investment analysis for our clients
  • She schedules reviews with clients for insurance and investment reviews
  • Servicing 401k accounts


Tia A Theriaque

Tia A Theriaque

Executive Assistant
Office 603-206-6073

A career executive assistant with over dedicated to caring for others, Tia joined the team in 2016.  Tia manages Jeff's calendar and daily schedule, coordinates client meetings, and organizes special client events.  Tia is Life, Accident, and Health licensed. 

How can Tia help?

  • She can schedule a call or meeting with Jeff Photiades
  • She facilitates relationships and meetings with your other trusted advisors
Henry Maddocks

Henry Maddocks

Investment Operations Associate
Office 603-206-6074

Henry has been working in the financial industry for eight years and is responsible for the day to day investment operations such as trading, reports, and account maintenance.  Henry is Series 7, 63 and Life, Accident and Health licensed. 

How can Henry help?

  • He opens and processes all new investment accounts
  • He services all client investment accounts
  • He can assist with withdrawals, asset transfers, and account paperwork

Julie Rae Oleary

Office 603-627-7608

Julie O'Leary

Client Service Associate & Team Assistant

Office 603-206-6057


Cara H Galli, B.S.

Office 603-206-6054
Mobile 603-860-7457
R Bradley Alderfer

R Bradley Alderfer, J.D., CFP®, MSFS, CAP®, WMCP®

Office 603-206-6025
Mobile 603-661-1021

Brad's career with Northwestern Mutual began in 1995.  Brad brings 23 years of industry experience to the team.  His focus on our team is New Business and Lead Development and is responsible for new client introductions.  In addition, he is still actively involved in servicing clients with a strong team to assist him.

Brad holds a B.A., in Humanities from Michigan State University and a J.D., from DePaul University.  In addition, Brad holds many designations from The American College.

How can Brad help?

  • Favorable introductions to the ideal team member
  • Relationship management



Jeffrey T Photiades, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF®, CLTC, CASL®
Wealth Management Advisor

Photiades & Associates

  • Office 603-206-6057
  • Fax 603-627-0721

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