Here’s our story. We look forward to hearing yours.

Our Advisors work hard to teach clients to be good stewards of their money, fostering long-term financial planning relationships that are built on trust, transparency and proven investment principles.


Gary Barth*


Gary is a born and raised Kearney resident. He graduated the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in economics.

Gary holds Series 6, 63 and 7 registrations and is a Financial Advisor. He is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He has also been featured in the Kearney Hub and as well as on NTV’s “Good Life.”

Together with, Jenny, his wife of over 20 years, he has three children, Brant, Alexis and Brooke. He established Barth Financial in 1994 and, with the help of an amazing staff and loyal clients, he hopes to provide outstanding service for years to come.

Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”


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Kristina Hoelting*

Financial Advisor

Kristina is a resident of Kenesaw, Nebraska with her husband, TJ, and son, Blake. She has graced Barth Financial with her attention to detail and positive attitude since 2006. She holds Series 7 and 66 registrations.

Kristina strongly believes in educating her community and helping others. She regularly hosts educational events that are free to attend.

“Financial planning is so much more than picking the perfect investment. It is about working side-by-side with clients, understanding to their unique needs and life goals, then providing the best guidance therefrom.”– Kristina Hoelting 

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McKenzie Salter

Client Relations Manager

McKenzie has been going above and beyond for Barth Financial clients since 2017. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management.  

McKenzie and her husband spend most of their time outdoors playing with their dog, Rodgers, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying Husker Saturdays!

Nikki Hablitzel

Support Specialist

Nikki and her family recently relocated to Kearney. Her enthusiastic personality is evident in all that she does. Her responsiveness to client needs and attention to detail makes her a valuable part of our team. 

Nikki, with her husband Jason, have 4 children, Hailee, Carter, Brooklyn, and Kadence. Her favorite things include spending time with family and early morning runs.  

Keta Carlson

Appointment Setter

Keta has been a loyal Barth Financial employee since 2006. A resident of Axtell, Nebraska she commutes to work three days a week and keeps us all busy by filling our calendars with appointments. She has been married for over 20 years to Bill Carlson, and together they have three stepsons, three great grandkids with four more on the way!