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D.R. Nelson

D.R. Nelson

CEO, President

What do you enjoy most about your job?

A sense of appreciation that I am bringing value to the lives of people I care about and being the financial “nucleus” of a family. I enjoy developing relationships and getting to meet new people.

What is one thing your clients may not know about you?

I received the “All American” Award in College Baseball.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

My dad used to always say, “Always be moving. Don’t let anyone see you standing around.” That has taught me a great work ethic throughout my life.

If you could spend a day with anyone, who would it be and what would you like to learn?

I would love to have one more day with my parents so I could pick their brain, learn from their wisdom and tell them I love them one more time.

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

My top motivation in life and what I look forward to all year is planning and hosting our annual family beach vacation in Destin, Florida. We have made it a tradition the past 30 years. My family means so much to me and is the reason I live my life today.


Andrea Nelson

Andrea Nelson

Director of Client Experience

Andrea Nelson is Sovereign Wealth Management’s Director of Client Experience and is also a Planner with the organization. She has a deep passion around helping clients and their families. Due to personal life experiences Andrea learned at a young age how important it is to have a solid financial plan in place. She is dedicated to facilitating a positive client experience and helping SWM clients plan for their future.

Andrea has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining SWM, Andrea was a Vice President of Corporate Services with a leading global financial services company. In past roles she managed support for sales, marketing and operations while leading customer relationship programs. Throughout her career Andrea has served approximately 1,000 Financial Advisors and their high net-worth accredited investors, raised securitized private equity capital and spoke at many national industry conferences.

Andrea, a native of Fargo, ND, has been married since 2015. She is located in Arizona and enjoys yoga, spin class, being active outdoors and hiking with her husband Trey and their dog. She loves to travel the world and experience new cultures (mainly through food and wine). Andrea has enjoyed being a mentor to women in the Fresh Start Foundation and volunteers for the Phoenix Child Crisis Nursery.

Trey Nelson

Trey Nelson

V.P.| Regional Director

Trey serves SWM as a Regional Director with Loring Ward providing business consultation, education on academic investment strategies and client experience guidance.

Katlyn Nielson

Katlyn Nielson

Account Manager

Katlyn serves SWM as an Account Manager with Loring Ward providing back-office and client support. She works to ensure client requests are handled seamlessly and timely.

Our Partners

Loring Ward

For over two decades, Loring Ward has provided portfolio management and back-office services to a select group of America’s most knowledgeable and successful Independent Financial Advisors and their clients. Loring Ward helps Independent Advisors manage more than $15.3 Billion in assets as of June 30th 2017. Loring Ward is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Charles Schwab

The largest provider of dedicated custodial services to the independent investment advisor community. Schwab provides cost-efficient access to the wealth management and investment products our clients need, with the financial safety and security that is crucial in today’s economic environment. Schwab is also a leader in technological innovation, which allows us to manage portfolios with efficiency and precision.

Dimensional Fund Advisors

For more than 30 years, Dimensional Funds (DFA) has helped investors pursue dimensions of higher expected returns through advanced portfolio design, management, and trading. Their enduring philosophy and deep working relationships with the academic community underpin their approach to investing and form the foundation for new strategies.

Fund shares are not available directly to individuals but are limited to clients of a select group of financial firms like Sovereign Wealth Management. Our relationship with DFA is long-standing and based on shared views about how capital markets work and how best to provide clients with a successful investment experience. DFA has $518 Billion under Management as of June 30th 2017.