Mitchell D. Horst

CEO/Founder

As founder of Select Wealth Advisers, Mitchell D. Horst provides customized investment strategies for affluent clients looking to direct, increase, conserve, and transition their legacy. Mitchell has over fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry, providing him with the knowledge and skills necessary to offer a premium level of financial advice for his clients. Mitchell acknowledges that each client relationship is critical, and uses this knowledge as the foundation for all the investment advice he provides.

By utilizing state-of-the art technology and financial planning tools, coordinating with other institutional wealth managers, and following a disciplined process, Mitchell meticulously designs financial proposals that address each client’s unique goals. Mitchell and the entire Select Wealth Advisers team are dedicated to asking the right questions to educate themselves on their client’s precise circumstances and risk tolerances to ensure the investment strategies that are implemented are tailored to fit each client’s lifestyle.

Mitchell spent his childhood in a small farming community in Wisconsin before attending Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Economics. Additionally, Mitchell’s studies took him abroad where he spent three semesters studying in London, England, once again focusing on Economics and Finance. In 2005, Mitchell moved to Las Vegas and entered the financial services industry with Edward Jones Investments. Mitchell’s years of experience and unique skillset have allowed him access to research and investment platforms that are not accessible for many less experienced financial professionals.

With a young family, spare time is not easy to come by, but when given the opportunity, Mitchell enjoys golfing and is energetically involved in the local community. He has held prestigious positions such as the President for the Las Vegas Southwest Rotary International Chapter, President for the Green Valley Kiwanis International Organization, Co-Chair for the Nevada School of the Arts Board of Trustees, as well as participating as a volunteer frequently with Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Goodie Two Shoes.

James Burdett

Vice President

First licensed in 1987, James Burdett has years of experience in the banking and investment industry. His Wealth Management career began at Wells Fargo Advisors, where he gained experience meeting with clients and putting their financial plans in motion. Mr. Burdett earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance at Wichita State University.

Mr. Burdett is results oriented and places client goals as his first priority. At Select Wealth Advisers, we employ a comprehensive, holistic, and client focused approach to financial planning. Such discipline ensures that recommended programs encompass each client’s goals, time frames and risk tolerance.

Mr. Burdett holds the Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses as well as a Life Insurance License. James acknowledges that each client relationship is a personalized experience. His background in Finance and Business enables him to make strong financial recommendations to his clients.

Married for over 30 years, Jim and his wife Wanda live in Henderson Nevada. Active in sports and fishing, James also enjoys volunteering with religious organizations, alumni associations, and selected local charities.

Lisa Wilson

Operations Manager

Born and raised in Texas, Lisa has a 24-year background in banking/financial services.   She has spent the last 4 ½ years as a Operations/Client Relationship Manager in Wealth Management/Retirement services in Las Vegas, NV. Lisa believes offering clients a stellar experience is  top priority. She realizes that the greatest technology in the world hasn’t replaced the ultimate relationship between a client and a business: The Human Touch.

In her spare time, Lisa practices yoga and meditation. She is a certified yoga instructor.  Lisa has been married for over 26 years and has a rescued Pit Bull /Mix named “Kyo”, who is now 14 years old.

She and her husband love dogs and couldn’t imagine a day without one.

 

Mark Bailey

Investment Adviser

Mark is an Investment Adviser at Select Wealth Advisers. He first started in the financial services industry over 20 years ago for a short time focusing on life insurance planning.  Then after being out of the industry for several years, and after watching family go through some difficult times due to lack of good financial advice, he started with MassMutual Financial in 2012. After 5 years, Mark left to work with a small ‘boutique’ wealth management firm and decided to study for and become an Investment Advisor Representative and fiduciary. He then found the perfect fit with Select Wealth Advisers and as they say…the rest is history. 

Mark has been a Southern Nevada resident since 1987. After graduating High School, he served a 2 year LDS mission to Seoul, South Korea where he was able to learn the Korean language. He later returned to Seoul for 3 years, working for a trade company as a translator and as English director for several language schools. Upon returning to the US, he worked in the airline and hospitality industries before finding his calling in financial services. In the longer version of the story, he also earned a private pilot’s license along the way. 

Mark and his wife Tiffany have 3 kids. Their oldest son is about to graduate from UNLV with a Film degree, their daughter is in her freshman year at UNLV and intends to become a Physician’s Assistant, and their youngest son is 13 and a prolific gamer and club soccer player. Summer time is their favorite, where they enjoy spending time as ‘lake people’ on their boat out at Lake Mead.

Jessica Conner

Executive Administrative Assistant

Jessica Conner graduated from Southaven High School in 2011. From there, she went to Ole Miss in Oxford from 2011 to 2012. She returned home and got her Associate's Degree in Business Administration. She continued her education at the University of Memphis to get her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management with a concentration in Human Resources. While at Memphis, she interned at Shelby Farms Parks Conservancy. This internship turned into a job opportunity, as she was appointed Volunteer and Events Coordinator. She joined the Select Wealth Advisers team in March of 2018.

Jessica moved to Fayette County, TN in 2018. She got married in 2020 to Zack; together they have 4 kids - Camden, Presley, Banks, and Zoey. Family is her main priority, so she spends many nights and weekends playing outside, building Lego's, watching Disney movies, and taking a kid to/from their activities. When she gets some down time, she enjoys reading, doing DIY projects around the house, and watching true crime documentaries.

Lynn C. Alford ChFC®, LUTCF

Retirement Specialist

Lynn has been providing insurance and financial services advice for his clients for over 30 years.  He is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis.

He has been a member of NAIFA for over 30 years (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors), member of FSP (Financial Service Professionals), recipient of the National Quality Award (NAIFA) and four time Leader’s Conference qualifier for Met Life.

He is member and Past President of the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame (www.memphissportshalloffame.org), past president of the U of M M-Club, member of U of M Alumni Association, and past president of Cordova Kiwanis Club.

Professional designations:

  • ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) from The American College
  • LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow) through NAIFA

Lynn and his wife Marion (Susie) have one son, Blake, an attorney in Nashville.  In his spare time Lynn enjoys keeping fit the Cordova Y, following his Tigers football, basketball and baseball programs, and coaching youth baseball.

Scott Lipka

Director of Insurance Services

Scott Lipka is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in sales leadership, demonstrating a notable impact in various industries with a consistent focus on delivering value to customers. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, Scott attained a degree in Business Administration from Georgian College in Ontario, Canada, 

With over three decades of sales and sales leadership experience, Scott has excelled in various roles with leading companies, including as a Vice President of Sales Operation. He has always shown a strong adaptability and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Scott’s career path reflects his strategic insight, his leadership qualities, and his passion for personal and financial growth.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Scott is a devoted family man celebrating 25 years of marriage to Lauri.  Together they have two beautiful, accomplished daughters, Katie & Emma.  Scott is not only passionate about his career but also about making a positive impact on others' lives.  He is a staunch advocate for financial wellness and stability, actively supporting others on their journey to financial well-being.

In his leisure time, Scott pursues his passion for golf, frequently seen playing or sharpening his game at Memphis National Golf Club.

Yesenia Gonzalez

Administrative Assistant

Yesenia Suzette Gonzalez is a first-generation college graduate who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Arizona State University in December 2023. Her educational journey began with a focus on Vocal Music Education at UNLV. Over time, she discovered her passion for teaching, leading her to an inspiring experience instructing fourth grade students. Deciding to pursue teaching abroad in the future, Yesenia worked at Starbucks, where she received a scholarship from ASU to complete her degree.

With over 8 years of customer service experience, Yesenia started as a sales associate in various retail industries, gradually advancing to management positions. She also gained valuable customer connection skills through work in different restaurants. Currently, she serves as a first-time Administrative Assistant at Select Wealth Advisers, finding fulfillment in her role.

Yesenia believes in the power of spreading kindness, creating enjoyable experiences, and embracing a positive attitude. Working at SWA has allowed her to step out of her comfort zone, learning new things and contributing to an incredible team. She expresses happiness and pride in being part of her first financial experience and hopes to continue growing within the company while expanding her knowledge in the field.

Outside of work, Yesenia finds joy in reading, working out, attending concerts, learning Japanese, spending time with family and friends, and engaging in singing and dancing. During the summer and fall, she cherishes trips to Mexico with her parents and sister. Eager to explore more, her top five travel destinations include Japan, Korea, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. Yesenia shares her home with three beautiful cats named Pebbles, Lola, and Junie, and she strives to embrace life through fun adventures and enriching experiences.