My Background

Lasting Legacy Collaborative - Mark Powell.

At Lasting Legacy Collaborative, we sincerely believe that most people want to do what's right: right for themselves, right for their families, and right for their communities. In fact, that's one of the reasons we created this firm back in 2013. After 30 years of working for someone else, with time spent in the US Army and as a Police Officer and now retired Police Chief, Mark wanted the opportunity to control his own destiny, and to do what he thought was in the best interest of his clients.

Part of his "duties" as Chief of Police was to go to those homes of the newly widowed and orphaned and let them know that their loved one was never coming home again.  In real time, he saw how people were unprepared for their loved one, and normally the main source of income, to leave them too soon.  Seeing homes go up for sale and businesses close because those he notified didn't have their "ducks in a row", made a profound impact on him as a human being.

Now, he has a front row seat to making sure that a ribbon is securely tied around the affairs of his clients.  He saw the result of no or too little planning.  As a result, his care and passion to helping assure that what is inside the client's heart makes it into their personal and/or business planning comes from his unique perspective of having seen firsthand, the other side of the coin.  

You can take comfort in the fact that we have been a part of the Ashland community for 15 years and Nebraska for most of our lives.  Therefore, we have a vested interest in seeing our friends and neighbors succeed. In fact, we probably have many of the same hopes and aspirations as you, and will be happy to share all the resources and information our firm has to offer.

Depending on your needs, we can introduce you to some proven, dependable ways to help protect your family's lifestyle and future; or prepare for major financial events such as paying for college, saving for retirement, or caring for an aging relative. We collaborate with other professionals on your team to surround you with 360 degree thoughts and ideas that meet your objectives in planning.  

Of course, our background isn't really the one that matters. We found that getting to know our clients – their hopes, dreams and goals for the future – is far more important. So if you're looking for someone who's ready to put their expertise and experience to work for you, please let us know.