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Russ Pixler, MS, CFP®, MPAS®, AEP®

Founder | Foundations Wealth Management Team

Foundations founder, Russell J. Pixler, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®) and General Securities Representative, has more than 19 years of experience, specializing in collaborating with the client, their CPA, and other professionals to create a plan that optimizes their goals and helps them realize their objectives.

Russ graduated from the University of South Dakota where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in business management and has a Master’s of Science degree in financial planning from the College of Financial Planning.  He has worked exclusively in the financial planning and financial services arena since graduating.  His licensures and certifications include: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®), Master Planner Advanced Studies (MPAS®), General Securities Representative, Investment Advisor Representative, and Life & Health Insurance Producer.

Considering family to be of utmost importance, Russ enjoys spending time with his wife, Jodi and three children, Jace, Jensen, and Reece, whenever time allows.  He also does Cross Fit, rides in Ragbrai, runs in 5 and 10K’s, and some days his children say he may be the “best dad ever”.

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Peter Scott, CTFA, AIF®, AEP®

Director of Financial Services | Foundations Wealth Management Team

Pete Scott has over 16 years of experience in helping clients with their overall wealth management needs.  Pete is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, a designation given to individuals by The Institute of Certified Bankers who have met the standards of education and competency for this designation.  He started his career in the financial services industry in banking while attending college.  Pete has held the roles of Financial Analyst and Accounting Specialist, Investment Associate, Institutional Trust Administrator, Assistant Vice President of Private Banking/Financial Consultant and Vice President & Trust Officer prior to his current role as Director of Financial Services.  He is adept at building long-lasting relationships, and providing sound financial and strategic guidance to clients in rapidly changing economic climates.  His expertise is in asset allocation and investment management, sophisticated investment vehicles, and retirement plans along with a broad knowledge of investment strategy and philosophy to help clients achieve their goals.

Pete graduated from Augustana University. He is also an Honors Graduate from the Cannon Financial Institutes “Cannon Trust School”.  His licenses and certifications include: Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) from the Institute of Certified Bankers, Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) from The Center for Fiduciary Studies™, Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) from the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, General Securities Representative, Investment Advisor Representative, and Life & Health Insurance Producer.

Outside of his career Pete loves spending time with his wife Ruth Ann and two daughters, Elizabeth and Camille. When time allows he enjoys mountain biking, running, downhill skiing, camping, and target shooting.  An item on his “bucket list” is to be dropped off in the middle of the mountains in Alaska and be able to survive for a week!

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Ashley Renelt

Ashley Renelt started working with Foundations on day one, though her background is in biology and she holds an active chiropractic license.  Her organizational skills and attention to detail got her the job.  Ashley is the go-to person for general questions, account maintenance, “Get Organized”, and “Get Connected”.  She enjoys being outdoors, baking, and playing with her son.  In addition to working at Foundations, Ashley also remains active in chiropractic practice with her husband, Dr. Adam Renelt, on an as-needed basis.  She is from Pennsylvania and has absolutely no sense of direction.


Morgen Javers

Client Relations Coordinator | Foundations Wealth Management Team

Morgen Javers started with Foundations in 2017.  Morgen is the “gatekeeper”, answering phones, directing calls, scheduling, and completing applications.  Born and raised in South Dakota, one of her lifelong goals is to travel to as many new places as possible. She enjoys playing volleyball, hot yoga and going to concerts.  Her dog, Kobe, is her pride and joy. When she has some free time she loves spending time with her family in Arizona or at their home on Lake Brant, and she can always be bribed with pizza!

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