Our People

 

Prairie Wealth Advisors

We take the "advisor" part of our name very seriously. Our colleagues are hand-picked and put through stringent qualifying steps. This ensures your advisor can handle any level of portfolio and market complexity.

We have two offices where we serve clients locally, in the Midwest and across the United States. The Lincoln, Nebraska office is our original location and our Omaha, Nebraska office is our satellite location.

Craig D Hundt Sr

Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
President
402-488-4477

Lincoln Office

Contact Craig for investment questions or additional information about becoming a valued client.

Craig has been in the financial services industry for more than 30 years. He started at IDS/American Express Financial Services (now Ameriprise Advisors) in 1986, then joined Shearson Lehman Brothers in February of 1988 (now Morgan Stanley Smith Barney). He left Smith Barney in September of 2003 to affiliate with Wachovia Securities Financial Network, LLC (now Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network), and opened Hundt Capital Management, now known as Prairie Wealth Advisors. Craig is a graduate of Wayne State College, where he earned a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance.

Craig resides in Lincoln with his wife, Vicky, and they have five children: four boys and one girl. He has been involved with several community organizations, serving on the boards or committees of United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, American Red Cross, Lincoln Community Foundation and The Nebraska Big Game Society.

Paula Deitering

Sr. Wealth Manager
402-505-6810

Omaha Office

Contact Paula for investment questions or additional information about becoming a valued client.

Paula is a Wealth Manager, specializing in the design of custom financial plans to guide her clients in reaching their financial goals. Paula has been in the financial industry for more than 17 Years, working at Morgan Stanley and Edward Jones.

Paula served in the USAF from 1984-1988, stationed at Hickam AFB, Hawaii where she graduated from Hawaii Pacific University. After the military she worked in civil service from 1989-1995. During those years of selflessly serving others she learned extreme discipline, leadership skills, endless work ethic, and the ability to work in high pressure situations.  She was awarded several prestigious awards including Civilian of the Year.

She has played an active role in various communities throughout her career, including: School Board of Directors, Girl Scout leader, President of Wives Club, Advisor for Heartland Family Services, Chairman of Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce and member of the board of directors for Bellevue Senior Citizens Center.

Paula is happily married to Mark. Together they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren who are the true joy of their lives! Together they enjoy traveling, riding motorcycles, kayaking, home improvements, and trying new restaurants with friends and family. Paula is an avid reader and loves fashion.

Corby M. Mastalir

Certified Financial Planner®
Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
Wealth Advisor
402-505-6810

Omaha Office

Contact Corby for investment questions or additional information about becoming a valued client.

With over 10 years of industry experience and a deep background in Wealth Management and business development, Corby is committed to building long-term relationships founded in trust, transparency and clear communication. He works with clients to help them align their needs and goals with customized investment & insurance solutions in a comprehensive, focused approach to wealth management.

Prior to Prairie Wealth Advisors, Corby was a wealth management advisor and VP of Strategic Development at a financial consulting firm. There he focused on developing financial, investment and estate planning strategies for high-net-worth clients and business owners, as well as focused on the overall growth of the consulting firm.
Corby received a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Since joining the financial industry, he has been dedicated to advancing his education in areas of focus and expertise.  He currently holds the Series 65 investment license as well as his Life & Health Insurance license. He has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designations.

Growing up in small town Nebraska, Corby learned the value of hard work at a very young age. Away from the business, he enjoys trips back home working on his family's ranch, heading out on a new adventure or a vacation to Southern California to visit the beaches, golf courses, family and friends. Most importantly, Corby cherishes time with his wife, Brittany, and their daughter, Josephine Quinn.

Brent Herron

Operations Manager
402-505-6810

Omaha Office

Contact Brent for any client services needs, money requests, new account paperwork, end of year tax information or any other service related question.

Brent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Prairie Wealth Advisors and helps maintain client portfolios. He has over 20 years of financial services industry experience, including managing client assets at Smith Barney, First National Bank, and US Bancorp.

Brent graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance. In his spare time, Brent enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Tezra Greder

Client Relationship Manager
402-488-4477

Lincoln Office

Contact Tezra with questions about events, marketing, website issues or for general client service concerns.

Tezra Greder joined our team in July 2010. Previously, for more than 13 years, she was a Branch Sales Manager in the lending industry for corporations such as Transamerica, Household Financial Services and Equity One (Banco Popular).

Her primary duties include marketing, event planning, client relations/PR and daily operations.

Tezra and her husband Greg have two children (Son, Trev, and daughter, Gianna). She was a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters for 9 years, and has volunteered at The People’s City Mission. She enjoys gardening, traveling, cooking and painting. Some of her art is displayed locally.

Josh Vandenberg

Chief Compliance Officer
402-505-6810

Omaha Office

Contact Josh with compliance or technical support questions.

Josh brings over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role as our Chief Compliance Officer. He has a unique perspective with a background in technology and process improvement. Daily, his goal is to implement and improve technology platforms and innovative solutions to make the client experience with us a successful one.

Josh graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance. Prior to joining Prairie Wealth Advisors, Josh worked for Waddell & Reed, Pacific Life and other financial firms.

In his spare time Josh enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time in the great outdoors.

Nichole (Niki) Mahoney

Client Support Specialist
402-505-6810

Omaha Office

Contact Niki for any financial planning needs.

Niki works as our Client Support Specialist, handling the financial plans for the Prairie Wealth Advisors team. She has been working in Accounting and Finance since September 2000. Niki graduated from UNO in May 2004 with her BSBA in Professional Accounting, Banking and Finance. She has experience working for Fortune 500, Non-Profit, and internationally operating mid-sized companies.

Motherhood gave Niki an opportunity to stay home with her children, but she soon found herself consulting with start-ups and entrepreneurs looking to take their business to the next level. 

Niki’s true passion lies with helping small business owners strengthen their business. A wealth of experience and skill matched with dedication to continuous education and a willingness to learn makes her a strong advocate.

Callie Harper

Administrative Assistant
402-505-6810

Omaha Office

Callie is the Administrative Assistant at the Omaha office who is also currently pursuing her Series 65 in hopes to join and work alongside her mother, Paula.

She has a wide variety of work backgrounds, but her most favorite and the one that makes her proud is her work with Disney back in 2012.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling, baking, gardening, reading, and writing. Callie also really loves trying new restaurants and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

Mitch Parker

Administrative Assistant
402-488-4477

Lincoln Office

Mitch is currently a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and plans to graduate at the end of 2020 with a degree in Economics. He started at Prairie Wealth in December of 2018 as an Administrative Assistant in our Lincoln office and has been with us for over a year. His day to day operations include managing our social media and marketing platforms. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Our Certifications

Our advisors have earned the industry’s most distinguished certifications in order to provide the highest level of professional services based on the leading-industry standards and regulations. These include:

 

When you see AIF after our financial advisors names it means that they have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary ®(AIF®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. A fiduciary is any investment professional or financial advisor who is required by law and practice to act solely in the interest of and with undivided loyalty to their clients. Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designees have the ability to implement a prudent process into their own investment practices as well as being able to assist others in implementing proper policies and procedures. Download PDF "Benefits of Choosing and AIF".

 

The CFP® certification process, administered by CFP Board, identifies to the public that those individuals who have been authorized to use the CFP® certification marks in the U.S. have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients. Read more about the CFP certification here.