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Because we are an independent firm, we have no obligation to sell proprietary products or services. We are able to be openly selective in offering only those investment products and services that we believe are best suited to help meet your financial objectives and goals. We offer you timely, unbiased investment advice and promise to do so with the highest level of integrity and service.

Our broker dealer, First Allied Securities, Inc., is one of the leading full-service independent brokerage firms in the nation. Based in San Diego, First Allied's exclusive business development platform has been expertly constructed to provide entrepreneurial advisors with the industry's most comprehensive platform for growth.

Whether you are just starting to save for your future, or are a seasoned investor, Northern Plains Financial has the financial management experience to direct you towards reaching your objectives.

This is our team:


Michael T. Elsberry, CFP®, CRPC®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM practitioner, Business Owner



Mike Elsberry has 15 years of experience as a financial advisor in the Grand Forks area and is co-owner of Northern Plains Financial. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Financial...

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Jerrilyn D. Walstad, CRPC®

Branch Operations Manager



Jerrilyn Walstad serves as the Operations Manager for our branch. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jerrilyn is instrumental in the coordination of all client service activity and manages...

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Cari Jo Johnson

Client Service Associate

(701) 314-1166

(320) 282-2968

Cari Jo Johnson serves as the Client Service Associate for our branch. She started with our branch in January of 2020. She has 23 years of customer service experience. She helps to coordinate client service activity and assists with...
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