Rylie Sebesta, MBA
Group Insurance Manager
As the group benefits specialist, Rylie’s expertise is providing the best benefits solutions to her clients. She excels at explaining how health care and supplemental benefits work together to provide cost effective solutions. Her passion is helping clients ease the financial and administrative challenges that are present when planning and maintaining their employee benefits program. Her goal is to help employers recruit and retain high quality employees by providing a premier benefits package. You can rest assured that Rylie will provide the knowledge and guidance you want on your side whether you are an individual or employer.
Rylie grew up in a small town outside of Weatherford, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Texas, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University Commerce. Rylie resides in Artesia, NM and works alongside her husband, Nathan. They are both very active with their church and enjoy singing in the church band. When they are not in the office or out visiting clients, they love to travel and spend time with their family.
Nathan Sebesta, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®
Financial Planner/Sales Manager
Nathan has been working in the insurance and investment industry for over 5 years. His expertise is helping clients conquer and simplify the many challenges and difficulties that come from holistic financial planning. He is also a trained expert to assist employer groups with qualified retirement plans such as 401(K)’s, SIMPLE IRA’s, pension plans, and many other options for retirement for both employers and employees. Nathan has an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Music from South Plains College and a Bachelor’s in Agribusiness from Texas A&M University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Retirement Income Certified Professional and holds his Series 6, 7, and 63 securities licenses as well as his life and health insurance license.
He grew up working on a family farm outside of College Station, Texas and is very familiar with small town rural living. With Nathan’s extensive knowledge and continuous education in the industry, you and your employees will be well supported. In his free time, you can catch Nathan playing guitar or wakeboarding at the lake with his wife Rylie and dog Memphis.
Chris Simons, CPA, PFS, CFP®, CLU®, CGMA
With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services and benefits industry, Chris adds a key element in consulting clients by helping them visualize all of the advantages and disadvantages of each decision that is being made in regards to accounting, taxes, and also risk management. As an Artesia native, Chris is a third generation New York Life agent. He was first introduced to this industry by his grandfather who started in 1949, followed by his father who took over in 1976 and after his father retired, Chris took over in 2017. Chris graduated with a Business Degree from Texas Tech University and holds his CPA, CFP®, CLU®, PFS, & CGMA certifications.
Chris is a walking encyclopedia and wealth of knowledge in the world of insurance, tax, and accounting. Chris enjoys traveling, and spending as much time as possible with his wife Stephanie, and two boys Deacon and Dawson. His favorite place to visit is their cabin in the mountains.
Words of Wisdom
- The large print giveth and the fine print taketh away.
- Always consider your emotions before you invest but never make an investment decision based on your emotions.
- Do not celebrate before you cross the finish line.
- “Every person’s life starts and ends the same, it is what happens in between that counts.”
- You can’t fix a bad decision with more bad decisions.
Summer is a key asset to Access Benefits by managing and distributing information within our office. She is the one you will most likely hear from on the phone or via email. She is an expert at keeping our daily schedules in check and proper file management. Prior to joining Access Benefit Services, Summer was a business owner and a professional hairstylist with a reputable clientele. Her sweet personality is one you won’t forget!
Summer is an Artesia native and super Mom. She enjoys spending time with her three children Audrey, Liam and newborn son, Coy.
Max is our office mascot! You might be greeted by him if you stop by our office. He loves attention and his favorite is getting treats. He is a purebred Australian Shepherd and is an extremely friendly and active dog. His hobbies include chewing on raw hides, visiting his coworkers for treats, napping, and playing with his family.