Who We Are

Wealth Management Team

Myron Erstad

Myron Erstad

Registered Representative

Myron D. Erstad is a life-long resident of southern Minnesota.  He is a graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD with a BS degree in Ag Business and a BA degree in Commercial Economics.

After an extensive career in banking, Myron transitioned into financial services in 2004.  He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses as well as his life and health license. Myron serves the Mankato/North Mankato communities as well as the agriculture community in southern MN.  He has been a small business owner for nearly 20 years. 

Myron is married to Laurie, who is a licensed adult educator with Early Childhood and Family Education.  They have three children:   Nathan Erstad, Brittany (Michael) Pederson, and Ryan Erstad.  He also has two grandsons, Otto and Asher (Brittany).  His biggest joy is his family. He has especially enjoyed being closely involved in their activities as a coach for their sports teams and a leader in their church youth groups and now as a mentor in their professional careers.  Outside of time spent with Church and family, Myron enjoys reading, golfing, fishing and hunting. 

Myron is also very active in the local community, having served in various capacities at Crossview Covenant Church, the Southern Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gentle Shepherd Ministry, Mankato Downtown Kiwanis Club (Kiwanis Holiday Lights) and Mankato A.M Exchange Club.  He has been a volunteer fundraiser for South Central College, Mankato Area United Way, Bethany Lutheran College, the Mankato YMCA, and the Boy Scouts of America, as well as serving on various Boards of Directors, including youth sports boards.

Rebecca Bernard

Rebecca Bernard

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca joined the Ascent team in the fall of 2018.  She is the Administration Assistant for the Ascent Wealth Management division. She brings 15 years of experience in business support to our team. She has worked extensively in banking and sales management and is dedicated to customer service and the client experience. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business/Management from MSU-Mankato. She and her husband reside in Mankato and she is a dedicated mother to their three children. Rebecca enjoys spending time on all the activities of a young family!

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