PRG - Maple Grove

Managing Partner
Investment Advisor Representative

Jonathan Benge is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
 SM, LPL Investment Advisor Representative, and Managing Partner of Preferred Resource Group based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Graduating from North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 1996 with a BS degree, Jonathan and other NDSU alumni collaborated and established Preferred Resource Group before moving PRG to the Twin Cities in 2000.

With over 19 years of experience, Jonathan's focus is working with retirees and pre-retirees and their families who desire planning for a smooth transition to retirement. By reviewing where you are at financially and where you would like to be, a unique plan is created. Each family and situation is unique and so are their investment and lifestyle retirement goals. Utilizing a client-centric process we will work together to determine your retirement needs for your lifestyle goals. 

Focusing on your retirement objectives and lifestyle goals, the benefits of the vast number of opportunities available to you will be reviewed. Whether seeking assistance in discovering strategies to potentially decrease income tax liability, maximize social security, and/or estate preservation strategies, Jonathan educates his clients with regard to the tax advantages and consequences of various concepts as well as working with your tax professional and/or legal counsel to implement your plan. 

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others. 


are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning®.

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) conferred by College for Financial Planning.




 Managing Partner 

 LPL Investment Advisor Representative


Garrett Freitag, Certified Financial PlannerTM, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and a Managing Partner of PRG works with clients to address their financial planning goals. Garrett is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on finance. Professional experience has facilitated the design of more than two thousand business and personal financial plans over the last twenty plus years.

Only Certified Financial PlannerTM professionals are rigorously trained in 72 areas of financial expertise and must accrue thousands of hours of experience prior to earning their certification. With a CFP® professional, you get a financial planner partner committed to working in your best interest and the confidence that comes with building a comprehensive plan.

Following a client-centered process and working together, you will understand his services, compensation, and mutually define each of your responsibilities in the process. He will gather your documents and analyze the data to understand your current situation and design a plan to progress towards your desired goals. Together, you will review both the rationale and the plan to make informed decisions and revisions as needed. With a clear understanding of where you are and the path to get where you want to be, you will make any necessary adjustments and implement your plan. Your progress towards your goals will be benchmarked and adjustments, as needed, will be presented for your consideration.

Garrett and his family live in Excelsior, MN where they enjoy culinary experiences, fitness, scouts, sports, and faith formation. Connecting with friends, cabin season, and sports, especially NDSU teams, keep them active and involved.

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others.




Planning Assistant

Sara joined the Preferred Resource Group Maple Grove Team in September of 2011 as a Para Planner for Garrett Freitag, Managing Partner. Her responsibilities include maintaining PRG's OneLook, assisting with retirement plans, and generating financial reports for advisors and their clients.

Sara is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others. 


Executive Assistant

Marina joined the Maple Grove Team in May of 2020 and quickly learned the complex world of financial planning. As clients' first point of contact in Maple Grove, she has a welcoming smile and strives to provide exceptional service, enjoys building deeper relationships with clients and helps make their planning experience enjoyable. 

Marina enjoys traveling to experience new places, spending time with family and is extremely passionate about photography.  

Core Values: Honesty, Commitment, Respect, Positivity, Service to Others.