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Great Plains Wealth Management

By understanding what’s most important to you, we can organize your financial life to help make sure your short-term needs don't cloud your long-term goals. We provide a structure so you clearly understand where your money is, and why. The plan we create together can help you stay focused at each stage of life, today, tomorrow and for future generations.

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Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

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    Michael Wetrich

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Mike is a Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, and the senior partner of Great Plains Wealth Management.  He joined UBS through the Piper Jaffray acquisition and has been with the firm since 1995. Mike has Bachelors and Masters degrees from South Dakota State University where he also competed in track and field. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, he managed several Barnes and Noble Bookstores. He sits on the Boards of Directors for the Howard Wood Dakota Relays, the Sioux Empire Hunger Relief Fund, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire. He is also active in youth sports and Junior Achievement.  Mike is an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoys traveling.  His hometown is Sioux Falls where he lives with his wife Sandy. They have four adult children, two in-laws, and two grandchildren.

    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.
    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

    • South Dakota State University, Bachelor's Degree
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      6225 South Pinnacle Place
      Suite 201
      Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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      Aaron Ellingsen

      First Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      Aaron entered the financial services industry in 2006 as a Financial Advisor. In early 2012 he moved his business to UBS in an effort to provide his clients a broader suite of solutions and services.  Being part of the Great Plains Wealth Management team has allowed Aaron to focus on helping clients pursue their ultimate financial goals and lifestyle. 

      Aaron is an active member of his church. In is off-time Aaron enjoys taking an active and supportive role in his daughters activities of water skiing and equestrian competitions.  In addition, he enjoys getting in daily workouts and spending time practicing and playing guitar. 

      Aaron is a graduate of the University of North Dakota where he studied advertising and English. 

      • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

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        6225 South Pinnacle Place
        Suite 201
        Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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        Martin Deslauriers

        Vice President–Wealth Management

        Financial Advisor

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        Marty is a Financial Advisor at UBS and partner of Great Plains Wealth Management. He joined the firm in 2012 and has been in the financial services industry since 2010. Marty is a Mitchell, South Dakota native who attended Minnesota State University to study Finance and Economics.

        Marty stays active in his community by serving on the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. He has previously served as a Director for the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce and a past Chair of the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber’s Young Professional Network. Marty is also a director for his family’s manufacturing business. He often lends a hand in a number of fundraising campaigns for local nonprofits, too.  

        Because of his own experience with family owned businesses, Marty has focused his financial practice around business owners to assist them with their unique needs. He holds the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation, CEPA®.

        A fun fact about Marty is after graduating from MNSU, he and his wife moved to Australia where they lived and worked for one year before moving back to South Dakota and settling in Sioux Falls, SD. 

        In his free time he enjoys traveling, working on cars and spending time with his wife and two kids at the lake.

        • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

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          6225 South Pinnacle Place
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          Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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          Brittany Sudtelgte

          Wealth Strategy Associate

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          Brittany recently joined the Great Plains Wealth Management team at UBS in 2021. As a Wealth Strategy Associate, providing the highest quality investment and financial planning advice to clients is her top priority, as well as providing operational support and conducting investment research for the team.

          Brittany is a Remsen, IA native who graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business. After graduating, she worked in Marketing and E-commerce while obtaining her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as licenses for life and health insurance and variable annuities. In addition, she served 9 years in the Army National Guard as a Military Police.

          She currently resides in Brandon, SD with her partner, their young son, and 2 dogs. She enjoys the Sioux Falls bike trails, supporting local small businesses, and traveling with her family.  

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              6225 South Pinnacle Place
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              Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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              Lana Weisser

              Client Associate Senior

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              Lana began her financial services career by joining Piper Jaffray in 1991.  Through her 30+ years in financial services she has assisted clients and financial advisors with all manner of needs and services.

              As a Senior Client Service Associate, Lana excels in responding to client's questions, needs and problems with answers and solutions.  She holds Series 7, 8 and 63 securities licenses.

              Lana, a native of Aberdeen, SD, graduated from Northern State University with a degree in business.  She and her husband Kevin moved to the Sioux Falls area in 1991.  She enjoys country living on an acreage west of Sioux Falls with her pets. She enjoys working on her acreage, golf, reading and time spent with friends and family.

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