Kris Draper

PARTNER | Certified Financial Planner

Kris Draper leads the firm’s Financial Planning division, bringing 20 years of project management experience in engineering and development. Remarkably process-oriented, Kris ensures client plans are implemented with the highest level of care. She undoubtedly makes your life easier by walking you through every step of the financial process from start to finish.


Kris is Northern Lights Advisors’ resident insurance specialist. She analyzes clients’ insurance policies and coverages to assess opportunities and vulnerabilities. Kris holds her Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses, and though she has been a licensed life, disability, health, and annuities insurance producer in the state of Washington, she does not sell them but rather leverages that knowledge to advise clients. 

Originally from Canada, Kris moved to Seattle in 2006. She holds degrees in both Chemistry and Civil Engineering. In her previous career, Kris worked as a project and construction manager in telecommunications infrastructure development for eight years in the US, Canada, and Brazil. She then spent 15 years supporting building engineering projects in Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Portland, Houston, Atlanta, and of course, Seattle. 

Kris is well-versed in growing and scaling businesses, having grown a significant consulting business servicing the real estate development market. Her deep knowledge of the engineering industry, insurance, and the complex compensation packages associated with leading companies in that space makes her an invaluable member of Northern Lights Advisors.