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 Big Eight Champion and 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. 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® Professional in 2003 after receiving his Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from Metropolitan State College in Denver, CO.
After spending 20+ years inside a banking environment, Chris decided to go independent in 2017 and started his current company, Valley Wealth Management. Today, Chris continues to financially advise clients through every phase of their life and enjoys every relationship developed over the years.
Chris has three children together with his wife Holli and has spent many years serving and volunteering for the local United Way and YMCA.