THE RYDING TEAM | Meet with Professionals

If you need retirement planning or cash balance plan for your employees, Our Professional Team members will work closely with you and your Financial Advisor in the early phases of your relationship with The Ryding Company.

Senior Management


Ryan J. Pedroza
President/Chief Executive Officer ERPA, QPA, APA

(801) 391-5785

1. I love spending time with my Family. 2. Love the Steelers. 3. Love coaching Football


Holly Nickels
Chief Financial Officer

(805) 267-2911


1. My husband and I took our son skydiving for his 18th birthday. 2. Married for over 25 years to my high school sweetheart!

Sales & Marketing


Danielle Sesock
Senior Vice President of Sales, ERPA

(805) 267-2935


I once worked security detail with the secret service for Bill Clinton when he was President.


Coleton Hutchins
New Business Coordinator, Social Media/Website Strategist, MBA, QKA

(805) 267-2925


1. A former D-1 athlete as a rower on UC Irvine’s crew team. 2. Enjoy obstacle courses such as Tough Mudder.

Client Relations

Julie Tucker

Vice President for Client Relations

(805) 267-2566

Defined Contribution and Defined Benefits Plan Administration Teams

Karen MacLeod

Director of Learning and Development, ERPA, QPA

(805) 267-2938

Shannon Brake

Senior Pension Consultant, ERPA, QPA, QKA

(805) 267-2914

Elitres Freelon

Senior Pension Consultant, ERPA, QKA, QPA

(805) 267-2922

Teresa Harper

Senior Pension Consultant

(805) 267-2930

Renee Machurski

Senior Pension Consultant


Roxanne Ritter

Senior Pension Consultant, ERPA, QPA, APA

(805) 267-2916

Lori Sabbe

Senior Pension Consultant, CPC, APA

(805) 267-2568

Suzanne Thompson

Senior Pension Consultant, QPA, QKA


Justin White

Pension Consultant


Lupe Castillo

Pension Consultant

(805) 267-2926

Brianne Galik

Pension Consultant

(805) 267-2939

Helen Saeteurn

Pension Consultant, QKA

(805) 267-2565

Matthew Kono



Sean Sesock


(805) 267-2929

Sarah Richardson



Loans and Distributions Department

Mindy Mueller

Loans and Distributions Supervisor, QKA

(805) 267-2912

Juliessa Castro

Loans and Distributions Specialist

(805) 267-2940

Alex Martinez

Loans and Distributions Specialist


Colin Nickels

Loans and Distributions Specialist

Chris Waelde

Loans and Distributions Specialist



Helen Doebler


(805) 267-2913

Accounting & Office Support

Mindy Mueller

Accounts Receivable Specialist, QKA

(805) 267-2912

Sandra Savar


(805) 267-2915

Plan Documents

Janine Kolebuck

Director of Compliance & Documents, ERPA, QKA, APA

(805) 267-2936

Kaley Sahagun

Documents Assistant

(805) 267-2937