Mark Spelts is the President and Founder of Spelts Wealth Management, Inc. Growing up in Nebraska provided him with a strong foundation of hard work and integrity. After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, he entered the US Army and upon serving his tour, was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. His career led him to Continental Bank & Trust Company in Chicago where he held several different management positions. He then joined his father as a fourth generation lumberman and was manager and co-owner of Spelts Lumber & Home Center in Kearney, Nebraska. After selling the business, Mark moved to California to open an office for Edward Jones. Ten years later, he opened and managed the first Merrill Lynch office in Chico, California. Aware of the conflicts of interest of his employer and the other major large wire house firms on Wall Street, he started the process of establishing a firm which could offer truly independent financial guidance and advice. In 2002 he established Spelts Wealth Management Inc., a firm that provides unbiased investment recommendations, no proprietary products but rather objective, conflict-free, tactical and strategic advice.