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When can you enjoy everything you’ve worked for?

Welcome to a different kind of wealth management in Onalaska

We get you to think about money like you’ve never thought about it before

Has rolling up your sleeves, working hard, and building success always been part of your DNA? Then we believe Mercer Advisors is the wealth management firm for you.

Because we’re here to help you keep building on that success. But at the same time, we fundamentally believe there’s a point in life where the wealth-builder in you deserves to become the wealth-enjoyer of all you’ve attained.

We’re built differently

Because to us, helping you protect and grow your wealth is about much more than just your investment portfolio

Of course, a well-managed investment portfolio is the cornerstone to building wealth. And we strive to do that exceptionally well.
 
But if returns are your sole focus, those returns can quickly be offset by what happens in the other parts of your financial life. Like not preparing for major taxable events, having an incomplete estate plan, a retirement plan that’s on autopilot, or a less than ideal business succession strategy.
 
So, unlike most firms, we have expertise across financial planning, investing strategy, tax and estate planning, trust services, insurance coverage, and more. With specialists across each of these areas communicating with each other about you, and with you.

Put simply, we help oversee and connect all the dots of your financial life.

Meet our talented wealth advisors in the Onalaska area

They’re here to help you connect all your financial dots

Ben Kautz

Managing Director

Ben Kautz

Ben Kautz

Managing Director

Ben began his career working for institutional registered investment advisory firms in 2003, bringing with him a wealth of planning and investment management knowledge. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, he worked as a senior wealth advisor at Destination Wealth Management and as a financial advisor at Summit Financial Strategies. Ben received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics, with a minor in Business from Ohio University. Originally from the Midwest, Ben currently lives in Walnut Creek, California with his family.

Lucas Schwaller

Regional Vice President

Lucas Schwaller

Lucas Schwaller

Regional Vice President

Lucas has been providing high-net worth families with investment management guidance, trust design, and comprehensive financial planning since 2014. As Regional Vice President, Lucas is responsible for introducing new and prospective clients to Mercer Advisors and enjoys mapping out holistic wealth management strategies that help clients achieve their economic freedom. Prior to Mercer Advisors, Lucas oversaw trust services at FIM Group, which he joined after serving as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for a software development company. Lucas earned his B.A. from Rockhurst University and M.A. from Creighton University. He holds CTFA® and CES® designations, in addition to a FINRA Series 65 license. Lucas lives in La Crosse, WI with his wife and their two young children.

Tracey Turko

Sr. Wealth Advisor, Sr. Director

Tracey Turko

Tracey Turko

Sr. Wealth Advisor, Sr. Director

Tracey has been with Mercer Advisors since 2000. She brings over 25 years of expertise in financial planning. Tracey is passionate about creating long-term financial strategies that reflect the values and lifestyles of her clients. In particular, she has deeply held beliefs that women should plan and own their financial independence. Tracey also serves as Regional Director for the Mercer Advisors Midwest regional team and sits on the executive Steering Committee for the firm's award-winning InvestHERs women's initiative. She is also a member of the Mercer Advisors Investment Committee where she provides guidance on the investment offering for Mercer Advisors clients. Tracey was recognized by Forbes as a Top Women Wealth Advisor 2020 and Best in State Wealth Advisor 2021.

Tracey holds a master's degree in financial planning from the College for Financial Planning and a Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna University. In addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, she also holds the Master Planner Advanced Studies designation (MPAS®).

*Disclosure

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisor and Best in State Wealth Advisor rankings are selected by SHOOK Research and are chosen based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including: in-person interviews, industry experience, compliance records, revenue produced and assets under management. Full methodology for selection is available by clicking the links above.

Matthew R. Bohrer

Wealth Advisor, Director

Matthew R. Bohrer

Matthew R. Bohrer

Wealth Advisor, Director

Matt joined Mercer Advisors in December 2018. Matt started in the financial services industry as a college intern with FIM Group in Traverse City, Michigan in 1996. After graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, he joined FIM Group, where he held a variety of roles including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.

In these roles, Matt was responsible for day-to-day operational issues of all FIM service groups and trading departments. As the Chief Compliance Officer, he ensured that FIM Group worked to maintain all regulatory requirements in its daily business practices.

Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University and his M.B.A from Lawrence Technical University.

Jeffrey Lokken

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Jeffrey Lokken

Jeffrey Lokken

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Jeff has served as a wealth manager since 1984. In 1989, Jeff established a fee-only wealth management firm, which merged to form Lokken, Chesnut, & Cape in 1993. Jeff served as CEO of the firm until he joined FIM Group and then Mercer Advisors. As Client Advisor, Jeff leverages his expertise in financial, tax, and business planning to oversee the design and implementation of investment strategies for clients. Jeff received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, an M.S. from Winona State, and an M.S. from the College for Financial Planning. Jeff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and holds the ChFC certification. Outside of the office, Jeff spends much of his time with his wife, Patti, and their five grandchildren.

Jason Sobolik

Sr. Financial Planner

Jason Sobolik

Jason Sobolik

Sr. Financial Planner

Jason has been developing complex and holistic financial plans for clients since 2007. His specializations include investment guidance, income tax analysis, and education planning. Prior to joining the financial industry, Jason spent twelve years as a Global Technical Account Manager and Sales Engineer for SAP BusinessObjects. Jason earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Wartburg College. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional and is a member of NAPFA. He lives in La Crosse, WI with his wife, Amy, and their four children.

Haana Frank

Financial Planner

Haana Frank

Haana Frank

Financial Planner

Haana has been in the financial industry since 2010. After working as a Sales and Service Manager for U.S. Bank, she transitioned to wealth management, serving as a Client Associate for Stifel Nicolaus Investments for four years before joining Mercer Advisors. As part of the La Crosse team, Haana supports clients by coordinating with internal operations, processing client requests, and managing client data. Haana graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and she is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNINGTM professional. Outside the office, Haana enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, playing volleyball, and exploring the beautiful La Crosse area.

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with one of our talented wealth advisors who’ll help you connect all your financial dots

We’ll touch base to discuss your individual needs so that we can connect you with a wealth advisor who’s right for you.


Please Note: The achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Mercer Advisors is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.