Mike has over 25 years of investment management experience and founded Karstens Investment Counsel, Inc. in 1993. He received his degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Mike was the first Accredited Investment Fiduciary Auditor (AIFA®) designee in Nebraska. This designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies involves rigorous training in the areas of fiduciary responsibility and a prudent investment process. In addition, he is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), is a member of the National Association of Personal Finance Advisors (NAPFA®) and is also a member of the Pension Council of the Midlands. Mike lives in Omaha with his three children, Elise, Lauren and Jack.