Our Team

The Ameritas Financial Center Team

Meet our team of financial and office professionals who make Ameritas Financial Center the successful firm it is today…



Senior Financial Advisors

Gary Barth

Sr. Financial Advisor

Gary Barth, President and financial advisor at Barth Financial, has been with Ameritas for 23 years, and has been a conference qualifier for the past 18 years.  He is a born and raised Kearney resident.

Dan Scholz

Sr. Financial Advisor, Omaha

Dan Scholz is one of our Senior Financial Advisors; he has been with the agency for 40 years.

Financial Advisors and Representatives

Mark Scholz

Financial Advisor, Omaha

Mark has been with Ameritas Financial Center for 6 years.  He has earned the LUTCF designation.

Ben Garrett

Financial Advisor, York, NE

Ben Garrett, a financial advisor in York NE, graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University.  He completed an internship with Ameritas Financial Services in 2001 and has continued to build on his experience with the company and industry since that time.  He h

Dan Martin

Financial Representative, Howells, NE

Dan Martin is a lifelong resident of Northeast Nebraska.  He has been in the Insurance and Financial Services business since the summer of 2011.  Dan and his wife Brenda own VO Enterprises, LLC, an independent insurance agency with offices in Howells and Beemer.  Dan holds Series 7 and 63 securit

Kerry Anderson

Financial Representative, Lincoln

For more than two decades, Kerry has been helping his clients build strategies designed to protect their overall financial security.

Todd Adams

Financial Representative, Omaha, NE

Todd has been in the insurance industry for 13 years, with 9 years being dedicated to the Financial Service side of helping Families and Businesses protect their assets.

Justin Hochstein

Financial Advisor, Omaha

Justin is from Norfolk, NE, where he attended Norfolk Catholic High School. He earned his bachelors from Creighton University with duel majors in Finance and Management, as well as a law degree from the University of Nebraska.

Associate Financial Advisors and Representatives

Phil Kaiserski

Phil Kaiserski is a native of Montana. His college education brought him to the Midwest and graduated from Benedictine College in 2013 with a degree in Business. He has always been involved in some form of business since his youth.

Mike Kelly

Mike is a licensed agent in Property & Causality as well as Life & Health insurance. Mike has an extensive professional sales background which has contributed to his success with his clients.  

Tyler Ortlieb

As a 2015 graduate of Hastings College, Tyler was invited down to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to compete in a Pro Soccer Combine. Following the combine he was invited to Louisville, KY and Tulsa, OK to go through an individual trial with each team.

Kristina Hoelting

Kristina is a resident of Kenesaw, Nebraska with her husband, TJ, and son, Blake. She’s been with Barth Financial in Kearney 2006. She has obtained her Series 7 & 66 registrations securities as well as her life and health insurance licenses in Nebraska, Kansas, and New Mexico.

Jeff Shaughnessy

Jeff was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.  He attended college at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma where he graduated with a bachelors degree in business management.