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

Tony Ojeda

Tony’s passion is serving his clients.  His primary goal is to help individuals with their Retirement Plan and Financial Planning needs, which includes Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Retirement Planning and Investment Planning.

Gary Barth

Sr. Financial Advisor

Gary Barth, President and financial advisor at Barth Financial, has been with Ameritas for 26 years, and has been a conference qualifier for the past 20 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 45 years.

Financial Advisors and Representatives

Mark Scholz

Financial Advisor, Omaha

Mark has been with Ameritas Financial Center for 12 years and has qualified for the Ameritas Leaders Conference for each of the 12 years he has been in the business and qualified for MDRT the last eight.  Mark is married to Chelsey and they have two adorable kids Carter and Lauren.

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.

Kerry Anderson

Financial Representative, Lincoln

Kerry Anderson is the owner of ANDERSON WEALTH AND RETIREMENT GROUP in Lincoln, Nebraska and has over 28 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industry.  Kerry began his career with Mutual of Omaha in West Des Moines, Iowa before moving to Lincoln in 1995.

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

Thaddeus Fonck

Thaddeus has roots in farming and ranching in South Dakota and Colorado. He has chosen Nebraska as the best place to raise his children.

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.  

Kristina Hoelting

Kristina is a Financial Advisor in Kearney, Nebraska that works with families throughout Nebraska and Kansas. She holds the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations as well as her life & 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.