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Meet Our Advisors

Chris Nelson

Phone: (308) 632-7587 & (800) 404-9956

Chris Nelson grew up on a small dairy farm in rural Minnesota until he received an inner-collegiate wrestling scholarship to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) where he excelled on and off the wrestling mat earning Academic All-Big Eight Honors, as well as being a two-time All-American. Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in 1992.

Following the completion of his studies at UNL, Chris began teaching Mathematics in his home state of Minnesota until 1996, when he joined the Valley Bank and Trust Co. family. During his time with Valley, Chris has completed his Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 securities registrations. Additionally, he is a licensed Life and Health Insurance representative, and became a Certified Financial Planner after receiving his Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from Metropolitan State College in Denver, CO.

Chris has three children together with his wife Holli.

Brian Judy

Phone: (308) 632-3989

Brian Judy was raised in Gering, Nebraska. Excelling in both football and basketball, Brian accepted a basketball scholarship from Mid-Plains Community College following his graduation from Gering High School in 1997.

Following a successful career at Mid-Plains, Brian continued playing basketball at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Finance in 2001. Upon graduating from UNK, Brian entered the Creighton University Law School where he graduated in 2005 with his Juris Doctor.

Brian worked in the corporate insurance industry from 2005 – 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. In the fall of 2012, Brian became a member of the Valley Bank and Trust Co. family by becoming the bank’s trust officer.

Brian has two children together with his wife Alli.

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