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About Our Firm

Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management is an independent financial advisory firm serving clients throughout Nebraska. We have developed our business by reaching out, nurturing and maintaining close, trusting relationships with each of our clients.

At Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management, our sole focus is YOU.

We’re committed to doing the right thing, every time. Our goal is to make financial and insurance planning as easy to understand as possible. We do this by providing guidance to help you develop an overall retirement income strategy and offer a variety of insurance and investment products to help achieve the objectives of that strategy.

We have a strong team of professionals helping ensure you receive all the assistance you need not only in developing your retirement income strategy, but in maintaining it throughout your retirement.

Meet Jeff Gove

President of Investments

As the president of investments at Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management, Jeff Gove is focused on helping clients work toward their retirement dreams through a well-thought-out strategy for retirement income.

Jeff got his start in the industry in 2008. He truly enjoys problem solving and helping people plan for their future. He utilizes several different investment strategies to help meet the various needs of his clients.

Jeff has passed the Series 63 and 66 securities exams and holds life insurance and annuity licenses in Nebraska. He studied at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, and served in the Army Reserve from 1998 to 2006.

Jeff lives in Kearney with his wife, Alyssa; their children, Londyn, Roman and twins Aspen and Avery; and their dog, Prince. In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, watching Husker football, playing sports and attending church.


Meet Scott Nachtigal, LUTCF, CLTC

Financial Planner

Scott Nachtigal is a partner at Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management. Throughout his career, Scott has gained experience in preparing comprehensive plans designed to help protect clients’ assets. He truly enjoys helping people and focuses on income and Social Security planning.

Scott got his start in the industry in 1999. Before he started working for Stonebridge in 2011, Scott worked for such prominent insurance companies as MetLife and Mutual of Omaha.

He has passed the Series 65 securities exam and holds life and health insurance licenses in Nebraska and Kansas. He also has earned his LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow) designation and is experienced in long-term care. Scott has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending his time hunting, fishing, participating in youth ministries and spending time with his wife, Sara, and their children, Isabella, and Sam.


Meet Tim Kulhanek, CRPS

President of Advisory Services

Tim grew up just north of Kearney before moving to Lincoln in 2013 to open a new Stonebridge location. He is a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®) designee, receiving a thorough education focusing exclusively on retirement planning. Tim currently holds licenses in Life and Annuity (Nebraska), FINRA General Securities (Series 7) with TCM Securities and the Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66) with Retirement Wealth Advisors. Tim is also a member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA).Tim enjoys taking dance lessons with his wife Marli, taking his Chinese Shar Pei Merry on long walks, and is an avid sports fan.

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Meet Brian Blakely

Director – Property & Casualty
Specializing in Auto, Home, and Business Insurance

Brian has been serving Central Nebraska with Auto, Homeowners and Business insurance since 2005. Brian focuses on providing clients with superior service. He also takes pride in educating his customers on the variety of options that are available. Brian is licensed in Property & Casualty as well as Life & Health Insurance in Nebraska and Kansas.


Meet Ron Mallam, CLU, LUTCF

Senior Products Representative

With over 38 years of insurance experience to Stonebridge, Ron has spent many years helping clients with their financial planning and now focuses on Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Rx plans. He earned his CLU designation in 1987 and is an active member of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors). He brings a wealth of experience to the firm, and believes that it is extremely important to review Medicare plans yearly.


Meet Cherry Cañas

Cherry Cañas is a customer service representative in the property and casualty division at Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management. She truly enjoys helping people make better decisions about their budgets. In addition, she believes many people don’t understand how insurance works and wants to help them understand it so they can make good choices for their individual situations.

Cherry got her start in the industry in 2016 and has a property and casualty insurance license in Nebraska. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she specialized in math and social sciences. Cherry also has completed some graduate coursework in school and community counseling at Chadron State College.

In her free time, Cherry enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Meet Chelsy Troyer

She started working for Stonebridge Insurance & Wealth Management in 2018. Which means she is brand-new to the industry, but is working on getting to know everything she can.

Chelsy received her Bachelor of Science in Business at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. She specialized in Entrepreneurship and Management/Leadership.

Chelsy has enjoyed living in the Kearney community. In her free time, she participates in a myriad of things such as traveling internationally with her twin sister, bargain shopping, organizing, being involved at her church, spending time with friends, family and getting to know her 12+ nieces and nephews.

Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management
Kearney Office
3800 A Avenue, Suite C
Kearney, NE 68847

Lincoln Office
3801 Union Drive, Suite 204
Lincoln, NE 68516
P: 402.805.4660
F: 402.805.4343

We are an independent financial services firm helping individuals create retirement strategies using a variety of investment and insurance products to custom suit their needs and objectives.

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Investment Advisory Services offered through Retirement Wealth Advisors Inc. (RWA) a Registered Investment Advisor. Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management and RWA are not affiliated. Investing involves risk including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in periods of declining values. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice and are not intended as investment advice or to predict future performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Consult your financial professional before making any investment decision.

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