Welcome to Our

Auburn Location

Greater Fort Wayne 

Planning for your future doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When you work with Credent Wealth Management, you are supported by a team of experienced financial and investment professionals who will provide you with a disciplined and objective investment approach dictated by continuous monitoring of your financial plan. We’re here to help you reach your financial goals and live a fulfilled life now and in the future.

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Address

200 East 7th Street
Auburn, IN 46706

Meet The Team

Our Auburn Team

Rob Eicher

Rob Eicher

Wealth Advisor

Rob Eicher

Wealth Advisor

As a Wealth Advisor, Rob Eicher guides others to overcome present challenges and maximize future success. He helps clients dream bigger and find the right team and resources to thrive financially. Each month, you can find Rob teaching at local seminars, meeting with families to discuss their personalized plans, and collaborating with individuals on their next steps. 

Rob earned his bachelor’s degree at Oral Roberts University and served in leadership roles throughout his career, becoming an expert at helping others maximize their assets and achieve their goals.  

Outside work, Rob is a board member of Run Hard Rest Well and volunteers with the Rangers Soccer Academy in Auburn. He enjoys conversations with his wife, watching his kids play sports, bowhunting, fishing, and cheering for the Miami Dolphins.

“I love serving clients at Credent because I get to help individuals and families reach their financial goals and enjoy the life they dream of.” 

What are you most proud of? 

I’m most proud of my beautiful wife of 27 years and the relationship we have worked to develop. I’m more in love with her now than I was 28 years ago, when I was absolutely smitten. When both partners are willing to do the work, it just keeps getting better and better.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?  

The best trip I’ve ever taken was to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and the Grand Canyon. We spent the entire week hiking as a family, and it was the first time I had ever completely unplugged from work for a full week.    

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do? 

I’d love to skydive out of an airplane. I missed an opportunity to do it in college because I was too frugal to spend $110, and I’ve regretted that decision ever since.    

Todd Hartsough, MBA

Todd Hartsough, MBA

Wealth Advisor

Todd Hartsough, MBA

Wealth Advisor

Todd Hartsough champions financial education to help hardworking Americans plan for the future. When he’s not presenting at local workshops, he walks individuals through their current reality and future possibilities, helping them see how to achieve their life goals.  

Todd has decades of experience helping people take action on what they learn. He is specifically passionate about helping others navigate change and accomplish what’s important to them. After years of coaching and teaching, he understands that everyone has unique ambitions, and he connects each person to the team they need to create a tailor-made plan. 

Todd graduated from Manchester University with a double major in business administration and biology and earned his MBA from Indiana University. When not meeting with clients, he enjoys traveling, fishing, golfing, working on his farm, and spending time with his four children by coaching their sports teams.  

“I am passionate about guiding clients through ever-changing life events and helping them understand how we can work together and make their goals a reality.” 

What are you most proud of?  

 I am most proud of the four awesome children I have and seeing them mature into young adults. 

 What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken? 

 The best trip I have ever been on was a two-week trip out west in 2021 with my family. We visited multiple national parks in Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and South Dakota. 

 What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?  

 I’ve always wanted to go to Maine, get on a lobster boat for the day, and then return to shore and enjoy a fresh catch. 

Doug Lockwood, CFP®

Doug Lockwood, CFP®

Wealth Manager

Doug Lockwood, CFP®

Wealth Manager

Serving the industry since 1988, Doug Lockwood is an expert at supporting clients through retirement, charitable giving, estate planning, and more. A Certified Financial Planner™, he customizes each plan to the family, helping clients build the right blueprint so they can live with as few limits as possible.  

Prior to Credent, Doug served as the branch president and a wealth partner for Hefty Wealth Partners, which became Credent in 2018. He earned a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in economics and a minor in Latin from Wabash College and holds an MBA from Anderson University School of Business.  

A husband, father, and grandpa, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, staying active, and traveling. He has served as president of DeKalb County Hope Inc., the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, and the Auburn Lions Club.  

“Every day, I use my experience and knowledge to innovate, adapt, and audaciously bring clarity to our clients’ personal financial walks.” 

What are you most proud of?  

 Completing a marathon, raising strong, independent, contributing young men, and actively mentoring for the past 35 years. 

 What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken? 

 Advanced Open Water certification in Roatan, our family trip to Hawaii, or our family ski trip after my son returned from military deployment.  

 What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do? 

 Complete a bicycling trip through the Austrian Alps or a sea level to summit of Haleakala, Maui. 

Erik Herstad, MBA

Erik Herstad, MBA

Wealth Manager

Erik Herstad, MBA

Wealth Manager

Erik Herstad approaches his work as a Wealth Manager with a genuine desire to serve. For over 22 years, he has worked in the financial industry, helping others navigate change. Whether calling all of his clients amid a pandemic or chatting with a couple about their yearly goals, Erik is a voice of reason as clients pursue financial wellness.  

 Skilled in 401(k) management, Erik provides education and resources to individuals and businesses to help people invest well for retirement. He attended Indiana Wesleyan University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA.   

 In his free time, Erik enjoys golfing, fishing, camping, and spending time at the family lake home with his wife and four kids. He also serves on the board of Junior Achievement of NE Indiana. 

 “Working at Credent allows me to help individuals, families, and businesses make decisions that can shape their financial futures. We show that we genuinely care about clients and their financial success, and we hear the appreciation in return.” 

What are you most proud of?  

 My family. It has been the greatest challenge and accomplishment of my life. Being a husband and a father draws on every emotion and changes at every stage of life. 

 What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken? 

 A couple of years ago, we took our kids to Savannah, GA. We stayed on Tybee Island and went into the city. To this day, they still talk about how much they loved it and want to go back. 

 What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?  

 Travel to Jerusalem. 

Layton Ginder, CFP®

Layton Ginder, CFP®

Wealth Manager

Layton Ginder, CFP®

Wealth Manager

Layton Ginder knows that supporting clients throughout all life events—a birth, a graduation, a marriage, a retirement, a death — can make all the difference. He helps hardworking individuals and families prepare and strategize for the future so they can have comfort knowing they will be okay.  

Layton earned his bachelor’s in financial counseling and planning from Purdue University and is a Certified Financial Planner™. After close to a decade in the financial industry, he has the wisdom and adaptability to help clients achieve financial freedom.  

Layton sits on the Executive Committee of the board of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters and serves as the chair of the Resource Development Committee and the chair of the organization’s largest fundraiser—the Brad Miller Gala and Golf Outing. A father, husband, and Northeast Indiana local, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and being outdoors at his family farm or Lake James.  

 “Being there to help guide clients through some of the most important and complicated financial events is why I am so passionate about the work we do at Credent!” 

What are you most proud of?  

 Of all the things I have accomplished, I am most proud of my children, Levi, Hank, and Halle. 

 What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken? 

 The best trip I have taken was when my wife and I traveled to Siesta Key, just the two of us!   

 What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?  

 On my bucket list is to hunt a Yukon Bull Moose with my bow and arrow! 

McKenna Clifford

McKenna Clifford

Wealth Manager

McKenna Clifford

Wealth Manager

McKenna Clifford elevates the people around her, guiding clients through comprehensive financial, estate, and tax planning to help them be financially free. As a Wealth Manager, she advocates for her clients’ best interests and is passionate about serving as a dedicated partner for women.  

 McKenna earned her bachelor’s in agricultural economics from Purdue University and her master’s in agricultural and applied economics from Michigan State University. As a mother raising her family near their 4th generation farm, she understands how to protect a legacy.  

 McKenna is the president of Image of Hope Ranch, the treasurer for Auburn Main Street, a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a dedicated volunteer for the local 4-H program. When she’s not serving clients, you can find McKenna riding UTVs, gardening, or tending to her 50+ chickens alongside her family.  

“I am so blessed to partner with my clients in their financial journeys. I am especially passionate about helping women feel comfortable and confident financially.” 

What are you most proud of?  

 My daughter. She impresses me every day with the knowledge she gains and the way she rules the world around her while loving so many people unconditionally. 

 What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken? 

 A study abroad trip to Ireland during my time at Purdue.  

 What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?  

 Travel through Alaska. 

Allyson Woollweever

Allyson Woollweever

Financial Planner

Allyson Woollweever

Financial Planner

After experiencing the life-changing impact of financial wellness, Allyson Woollweever wants the same for everyone who walks through the door. As a Financial Planner, she keeps clients organized and informed as they build wealth and live free, managing everything from RMDs to annual goal review meetings.   

Allyson’s industry experience started in banking, where she worked her way from a position as a teller to a role as a loan officer. She is Series 65 certified and pursuing her degree in business through Grace Christian University.  

Born and raised in DeKalb County, Allyson loves the people of Auburn and the traditions they keep alive. She has served as a mentor and volunteer with Columbia City Campus Life and her local church. In her spare time, Allyson enjoys game nights, traveling with her husband, playing Euchre with her grandma, and singing.  

“It brings me so much joy to help clients find security in their finances because I know how not having it affects families and mental health.” 

What are you most proud of?  

 I am most proud of the life I’ve been able to build so far with my husband and our two dogs. We have a great home, great family, great friends, and a great church where we can further grow our faith together. 

 What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken? 

 My husband and I went to Cozumel for our honeymoon. It was mind opening to leave the country for the first time and see what it’s like in other places. While the resort was gorgeous, serene, and peaceful, the roads to take there were not. It helped me better understand how blessed we are here in the States and taught me to not take things for granted. 

 What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?  

 The biggest thing on my bucket list currently is to see a show at the Grand Ole Opry. As a kid, I used to think it was “famous people only” who were allowed to go. I recently learned that was not true, and I am very excited to attend one day soon. 

Nicole Proxmire

Nicole Proxmire

Client Care Coordinator

Nicole Proxmire

Client Care Coordinator

Nicole Proxmire is a cornerstone member of the Auburn team, offering clients an above-and-beyond experience every time they walk through the door. Whether she’s scheduling or preparing for meetings, greeting guests and helping them feel comfortable, answering questions, or anticipating needs, Nicole always puts the client first.  

Before Credent, Nicole worked in the insurance industry, serving and supporting clients. She holds a degree in accounting from Ivy Tech and is furthering her education through Western Governors University. Willing to jump in and serve however she can, Nicole is pivotal in helping every client reach financial freedom.  

Outside of client service, Nicole enjoys painting, photography, staying active, and watching her four kids on stage or in sporting activities. She also volunteers at her church and kids’ school.  

One of our core values here at Credent is, ‘We believe our fiduciary obligation is to our client and NOT to Wall Street.’ How amazing is that? If I were looking for a company to partner with, this would be the first thing I would look for.”  

What are you most proud of?

I am the proudest of my family. My husband has always worked so hard to provide for us. He makes me proud every day. He always supports me in whatever endeavors I find myself in—I love that about him! My kids keep surprising me as they grow with all the talents God has given them. I am proud to call them mine. 

 What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?

The one thing I want in life is to serve the Lord well and to get to Heaven one day. I want others to remember me by my love for Jesus. 

Meet The Entire Team

Financial Guidance & Advice

Brian Neal, AAMS®

Brian Neal, AAMS®

Financial Advisor

Brian Neal, AAMS®

Financial Advisor

After 15 years, Brian Neal is an expert at delivering financial advice that is easy to understand and instills confidence in clients. A typical day for him includes reassessing financial plans, keeping clients informed, and mentoring fellow advisors. Brian loves to see families reach milestones, and he’s eager to help them make the right choices to get there.

Brian attended Ball State University for manufacturing engineering and IU/PU Fort Wayne for organizational leadership and supervision. Before finance, he worked in production analysis and process improvement for a manufacturing company. Now an Accredited Asset Management Specialist, he is an expert at balancing a variety of financial topics.

When he’s not carpooling his three kids around town to band, soccer, and volleyball, Brian and his wife, Amy, like to eat out, travel, and hike.

“I appreciate working with other experts in their respective fields, as it takes the burden and pressure off me to provide what is best for me and my family. I strive to provide this same service to those seeking guidance on how to retire successfully and make smart decisions with their money.”

What are you most proud of?

My family. I am grateful for the people in my life. My wife has always been my biggest, most supportive fan and challenges me to grow. My children continue to teach me daily lessons and bring perspective to what is most important. I am also blessed to have my parents live close by and be a part of my family’s life.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?

The best trip I have ever taken was to Jekyll Island, Georgia. We rented a house on the beach and were fortunate enough to see a sea turtle on the beach at night. We toured the historical district that housed the vacation homes of the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. Jekyll Island was also the home of the first financial meeting of our country’s leaders, which later became the Federal Reserve Board.

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?

I have always wanted to vacation in Scotland and Ireland. My family lineage resides in that area of the world.

Laura Morton

Laura Morton

Financial Advisor

Laura Morton

Financial Advisor

Laura Morton collaborates with clients to help them grow their assets, navigate change, and plan for a successful retirement. Clients trust Laura to keep them focused on their future and create a personalized financial plan that matches them. The partnerships she builds with clients create security and accountability that propels people closer to their goals.

Laura’s time in estate planning, insurance, and the administrative side of planning helps her navigate any concerns, complexities, or questions. She is Series 65 certified and has been in finance for over half a decade.

Outside work, Laura serves with the Heritage Club, a local chapter of the Council of Aging. A wife and mom, she also enjoys kayaking, reading, and spending time with her family.

“I enjoy the many discussions I have with clients and getting to know more about them and their personal lives. Creating that relationship makes my work unique and important.

What are you most proud of?

My children. They will always be my biggest accomplishment.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?

Crestone, Colorado

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?

When I was little, I was fascinated with Egyptian history. I would love to go to Egypt, explore the Egyptian ruins, and see the history firsthand.

Investment Management Team

Edison Byzyka, CFA

Edison Byzyka, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Edison Byzyka, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Edison Byzyka leads Credent’s in-house investment team, offering clients strategic, transparent, tax-efficient options to help them build wealth. As the Chief Investment Officer, he maintains Credent's Unified Managed Account (UMA) platform through varying market cycles, upholding the highest standards with third-party-audited performance results.

Edison has been a guest on local and national radio and television shows and provides monthly market commentary for clients, helping them make smart investment decisions. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Indianapolis.

Edison has 15 years of experience and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in economics from Indiana University. When he’s not working, he enjoys cycling, traveling, trying new cuisines, and spending quality time at the lake with his wife and kids.

Alisha Norris, CFA

Alisha Norris, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Alisha Norris, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager

Alisha Norris manages all aspects of our UMA investment platform, making it possible for clients to accumulate wealth, mitigate risk, and minimize the tax impact of their investments. With over a decade of experience, she presents and publishes research to help advisors and clients understand the market and the impact of macroeconomic events.

Alisha earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and insurance and an MBA in finance from Ball State University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, a rigorous and highly-regarded achievement in the investment community.

In her free time, Alisha enjoys traveling with her husband and two daughters, reading, running, and kayaking. She serves as an Investment Committee Member of the Junior Achievement Foundation, a Board Member of the Kendallville Day Care Center, and a member of the Noble County Young Professional Network.

“Investment management is a critical component of a solid financial plan by serving as a means to help clients grow their wealth, achieve their financial goals, manage risk, and establish lasting financial security.”

What are you most proud of?

Earning my CFA charter and being selected as a 2023 Fort Wayne Forty Under 40 recipient.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?

St. Lucia for my honeymoon and study abroad in Italy during college

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?

Travel to Australia with my family

David Scott

David Scott

Senior Investment Analyst

David Scott

Senior Investment Analyst

A subject matter expert in investment management, David Scott supports clients throughout their lives with investment recommendations, risk management, and the maintenance and innovation of Credent's investment platform. He presents research and insights to team members and clients, helping them grasp our investment approach and the events of the economy and market.

David earned his BSB in finance and worked briefly in retail banking before coming to Credent. He has also passed Level 1 of the CFA exam and has his Certificate of Bank Management, which covers financial statement management for financial institutions.

David is interested in adopting new technologies and processes that allow Credent to build and improve our offerings. On evenings and weekends, he enjoys spending time outside with his wife, son, and daughter and taking care of the yard.

“I truly believe the work the Investment Team accomplishes enables our advisors to provide services that improve clients’ financial lives.”

What are you most proud of?

That I have the opportunity to learn about new things with my family and career

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?

Our first beach vacation as a young family

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?

Fly a jet!

Brady McBride

Brady McBride

Investment and Research Analyst

Brady McBride

Investment and Research Analyst

Brady McBride’s work with structured assets, 401(k) management, and client portals creates a seamless, diverse investment experience for clients. A member of Credent’s Investment Policy Committee, he also provides researched investment recommendations intended to help clients succeed.

An investment authority, Brady provides weekly education to equip team members to support clients, answer questions, and understand Credent’s investment decisions. He also helps the firm maintain high investment standards through reporting to a third-party auditor.

Brady holds his Series 65 and passed Level 1 of the CFA exam. He is an alumnus of Ball State University, with a bachelor’s degree in finance and minor in financial planning. In his free time, Brady likes to workout, golf, and read.

“I am passionate about the work I do because there is great joy in knowing I am contributing to guiding clients towards financial freedom.”

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of passing Level 1 of the CFA exam and continuing down the path of becoming a charter holder.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?

Las Vegas

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?

Skydiving

Gabriel Wyatt

Gabriel Wyatt

Investment and Research Analyst

Gabriel Wyatt

Investment and Research Analyst

Gabe Wyatt helps clients use high-quality, tax-efficient financial strategies to work toward their goals. An Investment Policy Committee member and direct indexing expert, he analyzes the markets and economy and proposes ways to elevate Credent’s investment offerings.

A key resource for advisors and clients, Gabe helps create weekly write-ups, debriefing recent events and helpful information for advisors. He is also involved in performance reporting, ensuring the integrity of Credent’s investment data.

Gabe graduated from Ball State University with a double major in finance and economics. He is also Series 65 certified. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife.

“I am most passionate about our Direct Indexing platform as it allows us to give passive investors the ability to achieve market-like returns while simultaneously capturing losses that occur within the market.”

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my wife.  She’s everything to me, and I am so lucky to have met her so young.

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken?

London.

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?

I would like to travel to Europe.

Advanced Planning Team

Brian Remson, CFP®

Brian Remson, CFP®

Advanced Planning Advisor

Brian Remson, CFP®

Advanced Planning Advisor

Brian Remson is dedicated to excellence in planning and believes the right plan provides confidence and hope. He’s committed to helping Credent advisors build financial plans that guide clients to make well-informed decisions, navigate challenges, and achieve their bucket list goals and dreams.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics and international business from Baylor University and is a Certified Financial Planner. His specialties include business and succession planning, philanthropic planning, tax-efficient intergenerational wealth transfer, and risk management services.

Brian is a husband and father of four, a trustee for the Greater Waco United Fund Foundation, the treasurer for the Heart of Texas Estate Planning Council, and a 2020 Waco under 40 honoree. He also enjoys cycling, participating in triathlons (including multiple half Ironman races), and coaching baseball and swimming.

“There is no better feeling than seeing a wave of peace wash over a client as they realize that even in severe downturns, they’re able to continue doing the things they want to do – traveling more, giving more, or leaving behind a significant legacy. It's not just about the numbers or the commas in our clients' net worth. It’s about their journey from success to significance, and I’m honored to be a part of that.”

What are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of the harmony we've achieved in our family of six, balancing quality family time, work commitments, and fun, all while keeping our faith at the core of our lives. It's not always easy, and there are moments when it feels like we're simply surviving, but we've also witnessed significant growth in our relationships, even amidst the chaos.

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do?

I would like to get my private pilot’s license and learn how to make croissants. I’m not sure which one I will start with as one hits the pocketbook and the other, the waistline.

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