Your Team

We’ve lived through leaps of faith. Now it’s your turn. 

No more letting circumstance dictate your options. Under our wing, you'll define what success looks like and find your way to it.

 Jon Schuetz

Jon Schuetz

Partner, CFP®, AAMS

Andrew Muska

Andrew Muska

Financial Advisor

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Financial Advisor

Penny Kreikemeier

Penny Kreikemeier

Client Relationship Manager

Karren McCall

Karren McCall

Client Relationship Manager

Mary Robbins

Mary Robbins

Client Relationship Manager

Jon Schuetz

Partner, CFP®, AAMS

531-867-3400

jon@soarws.com

My journey into the world of financial planning began with a pivotal moment that changed the course of my life. It all started when I stumbled upon a pamphlet given to my parents, outlining basic financial concepts like paying yourself first, building an emergency fund, and starting to invest early. From that moment on, my commitment to learning and growing in the field of finance was ignited.

Before finding my true calling in financial planning, I was an Emmy Award-winning sportscaster—a role that allowed me to connect with audiences through stories of triumph and determination in the world of sports. Though I've transitioned into the financial realm, my passion for effective communication and storytelling remains a driving force in helping clients understand their financial options.

Eventually, I took the leap and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a journey that required years of study and experience. The process of becoming a CFP® professional is no small feat—it involves rigorous coursework, comprehensive exams, and ongoing education to ensure that practitioners are equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional financial guidance.

Beyond my professional endeavors, family has always been central to my life. My wife, Donna, is a distinguished figure in the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, and her achievements serve as a constant inspiration to me. Together, we have three incredible grown children, two sons serving in the Air Force, and a daughter who has dedicated her career to nursing. As proud grandparents, our two precious grandchildren bring immense joy to our lives.

In our leisure time, Donna and I share a love for staying active and enjoying the outdoors. Whether it's bicycling, pickleball, or hitting the golf course, we believe in combining fitness with fun. Personally, I'm also an avid reader, delving into books about history, politics, and, of course, financial planning. Staying well-informed allows me to better serve my clients and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of personal finance.

At Soar Wealth Strategies, we're dedicated to empowering individuals and families to achieve financial success through comprehensive planning strategies. Whether you're navigating the complexities of retirement planning, saving for your child's education, or safeguarding your assets through estate planning and risk management solutions, I'm here to provide personalized expertise and guidance tailored to your unique circumstances. From optimizing investment portfolios to minimizing tax liabilities and ensuring your legacy for future generations, my goal is to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to confidently pursue your financial goals. With Soar Wealth Strategies, we want you to feel rest assured that your financial future is in capable hands, backed by a commitment to excellence and a passion for helping you soar towards your dreams.

Brent Connelly

Partner

531-867-3400

brent@soarws.com

Brent is a Partner at Soar Wealth Strategies. He has over a decade of experience in the financial industry and over two decades of experience in business. As an advisor, Brent helps motivated, like-minded families confidently manage their wealth and confront financial uncertainty. He offers clear, straightforward advice through the implementation of actionable and trustworthy strategies.

Brent founded Soar Wealth Strategies with Jon Schuetz in 2022. Prior to going independent, Brent was a limited partner at Edward Jones, where he took pride in serving his clients and coaching new advisors to do the same. Brent’s passion for education and leadership is rooted in his upbringing. His father taught him the value of a dollar early on and inspired him to begin investing at an early age. In his professional life, his father’s example drives him to increase his clients’ knowledge and understanding by holding regular educational events where clients come to understand how to make their money work for them and live a better life.

Brent was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Spanish from Northwest Missouri State University. He currently lives in Papillion with his wife, Amy. The couple has two fur babies named Tucker and Riley. Tucker is Amy’s shadow, following her every move. Riley is the family’s exercise trainer, ensuring they take their nightly family walks. Brent is dedicated to his community and enjoys hosting and attending local charity events throughout the year in the community and donating to various causes, including the Humane Society. He enjoys attending local sporting events, especially college football. He and Amy love to garden and cook. They especially enjoy making homemade salsa, but don’t ask them for the recipe because that is a family secret.

Andrew Muska

Financial Advisor

531-867-3400

andrew@soarws.com

Hi there, I'm Andrew Muska, a Financial Advisor at Soar Wealth Strategies. I've been in the financial industry since 2004 after completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2003. With almost two decades of experience under my belt, I've helped many clients work towards their financial goals and help secure their futures.

I'm a family man with two lovely children and a furry friend. When I'm not crunching numbers or discussing investment opportunities with clients, I love to make people laugh. I find humor to be one of the best ways to bring people together and lighten the mood, especially during stressful times.

I'm originally from Upstate New York, but I fell in love with Omaha after moving here in 2005. The Midwest has so much to offer, from the friendly people to the beautiful scenery. I particularly enjoy taking long road trips across the country and discovering new places.

Aside from financial planning, I have a passion for reading and history. Learning about the past and gaining insights into how people lived and thought is always fascinating to me. When I'm not working, you can usually find me with my nose buried in a book or exploring a museum.

As a Financial Advisor, I'm committed to helping my clients achieve their financial goals and secure their futures. I take the time to listen to each person's unique situation and work with them to develop a customized plan that meets their needs. I believe that building a strong relationship based on trust and open communication is the key to success in financial planning.

If you're looking for a knowledgeable and personable Financial Advisor in Omaha, I'd be happy to help. Let's work together to achieve your financial goals and create a secure future for you and your loved ones.

Penny Kreikemeier

Client Relationship Manager

531-867-3400

penny@soarws.com

Growing up in small town Dodge, Nebraska, I was immersed in the world of finance from an early age. My father worked at the local bank. I fondly recall accompanying him to work, eagerly pretending to be a teller behind the counter. Little did I know then, those early experiences would shape my career path in profound ways. 

One of the toughest lessons I learned came when I landed my first job and embarked on the journey of saving. Despite diligently depositing my earnings into my savings account, I watched with dismay as my balance seemed to dwindle rather than grow. Unbeknownst to me, my father, with his banking expertise, had been quietly setting aside funds for my future education, a realization that dawned on me during my college years. Though challenging at the time, this experience instilled in me a profound appreciation for the importance of financial planning and vision. 

As a Financial Services Associate at Soar Wealth Strategies, I bring a lifelong passion for numbers and a deep-rooted commitment to helping individuals achieve financial security. My journey into the world of finance began in my early years, where my love for mathematics flourished as my favorite subject in school. 

One of my proudest accomplishments in my career has been obtaining my securities license, a feat achieved through the successful completion of the SIE, Series 7, and Series 66 exams. This milestone underscores my commitment to continuous learning and reflects the significant sacrifice and time commitment required to pass these demanding examinations. Through perseverance and dedication, I acquired the experience needed to  help our advisors provide clients with comprehensive financial support. 

In 2003, I embarked on my professional career in banking, laying the foundation for my future endeavors in the financial industry. However, in 2012, driven by a desire to explore deeper into the complexities of the stock market and retirement planning, I made the transition to the financial industry. 

Prior to joining Soar Wealth Strategies in 2022, I dedicated over a decade to serving as a Senior Branch Office Administrator for Jon Schuetz. During my tenure, I cultivated enduring relationships with clients, assisting them in pursing their financial goals with unwavering dedication. 

Beyond my professional pursuits, I find immense fulfillment in my roles as a devoted wife to my husband Adam and a loving mother to our four amazing children: Grace, Isaac, Eli, and Chloe. Together, we revel in the joy of family activities and embrace the beautiful chaos of parenthood, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Karren McCall

Client Relationship Manager

531-867-3400

kmccall@soarws.com

Karren McCall, a skilled Client Relationship Manager, brings a wealth of experience to her role at SOAR Wealth Strategies. Prior to joining the firm, she excelled as a Senior Branch Office Administrator for six years with another financial services organization. Before her tenure in the financial sector, Karren dedicated 18 years of her career to coaching, training, and developing numerous employees at a renowned customer service call center. Her true passion lies in fostering strong connections with individuals in her professional and personal life, including clients and colleagues.

In 2005, Karren married Chuck, and together they have been blessed with two children, Richard and Leah. The family cherishes their time spent traveling, camping, and embracing nature's wonders. Competitive cornhole has become a beloved activity that the entire family thoroughly enjoys, adding an element of excitement and friendly rivalry to their gatherings. Adding to their joyful household is their beloved Rottweiler, Maci.

Mary Robbins

Client Relationship Manager

402-315-9431

mary@soarws.com

With over 25 years of invaluable experience in the insurance and financial industry, Mary Robbins brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. Prior to joining Soar Wealth Strategies, Mary served as the Senior Branch Office Administrator for Ryan Johnson for nearly a decade, honing her skills and cultivating her passion for client care.

Mary is renowned for her industry acumen, unwavering friendliness, and reliability. She is dedicated to fostering enduring relationships with her clients, prioritizing their needs above all else.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Mary finds true fulfillment in her family life. Together with her husband, Tim, she has nurtured five children and now delights in the joys of being a grandmother. You'll often find Mary embracing the outdoors with her beloved grandchildren, cherishing every moment spent together. Recently, they welcomed two adorable mini goldendoodles, Lucy and Tess, into their bustling household, adding even more love and laughter to their lives.

Ryan Johnson

Financial Advisor

(531) 867-3400

ryan@soarws.com

The earliest lesson about the value of money happened to me when I was around six years old. On an ordinary summer Saturday, my father and I were picking up and throwing away papers and trash in our backyard. While doing so, I found a penny on the ground and with little thought, I threw it into the waste can with the rest of the trash.

Immediately, my father noticed and questioned me on my actions, and my response was, “it’s just a penny.” Like a movie script, later that same day my brother and I accompanied my father to a car parts store as we did a lot of weekends back in those days. As we approached the counter, I noticed a candy machine that sold gumballs for a penny. As I turned to my father to ask for some change to purchase a gumball, before the words even exited from out of my mouth, my father said to me, “I bet you wish you had that penny now!"

That was a hard lesson to learn for a six-year-old child. It hit even harder as my brother sat next to me on the ride home happily chomping on his penny gumball smiling at me through his blue, stained teeth.

I am a planner by nature, and the experiences of my blue-collar upbringing fueled my lifelong interest in budgeting, saving, and investing for the future. That passion ultimately led me to my career in the financial industry. Today, I am lucky enough to help hundreds of clients with the investment goals most important to them and their families. This is our commitment to our clients. It is our focus to make sure your goals are understood, and you are informed about the options available to you.

Although I have been fortunate to have a successful career in business and within the financial industry, my proudest achievement is my marriage to my wife Jodi of over 25 years. Together we have raised two amazing sons, and we look forward to the continued growth of our family with their upcoming weddings. Because my family means so much to me, I know the importance of making sure the guidance we provide is what is important to you and your family.

What are the financial questions that keep you up at night? When can I retire? Will I have enough for retirement? Am I saving enough? Are my investments aligned correctly to my personal risk tolerance? How are my investments impacting my taxes now, and in the future? When should I take social security? How should I save for my kids college? How do I understand my Medicare options?

What are YOUR questions? We would like to help provide the answers. Please contact us to discuss your unique situation and the options available. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our clients and community.

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