Our Team

Michael Traxler grew up in Le Center, MN where he helped with the family farm. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Economics. He went on to earn an MBA from the University of Minnesota at the Carlson School of Management. His MBA concentration is Business Finance.

Upon graduating, Mike worked as a Senior Financial Analyst for Donaldson Company, Inc., a global filtration manufacturer.  After this, he pivoted his career more toward financial analysis, investing, stocks, bonds and financial planning. 

In August 2000 he joined Edward Jones and established a very successful office in New Prague, MN. In 2005 he launched Michael Traxler Wealth Management, LLC (MTWM) and joined an independent financial services company where he provided financial planning and investment advice. Then in 2017 his company registered with the State of Minnesota as a Registered Investment Advisor. 

Mike has worked with hundreds of investors and their families and has refined a unique set of financial skills. He has developed a distinct method of fee-only, low-cost diversified investment management, financial planning, and client service that he uses successfully to this day.  

Mike is married to his wife Colleen of 23 years and they live near New Prague, MN with their 3 children. Colleen is employed as a teacher for the New Prague School District. They are active in their Christian faith and have been members of the New Prague Area Catholic Community since 1996.


Brianna Howk grew up in Carver, MN helping with the family landscaping business. In 2013 she graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, with an emphasis in Financial Planning and Insurance. 

Brianna has been an important part of MTWM since 2013. She is a Registered Investment Adviser Representative with the State of Minnesota and she also holds a Minnesota State Insurance License. 

Brianna provides excellent client service and investment advice, while also maintaining oversight of the office as our General Office Manager. In 2017, Brianna took on a new role and is now our Chief Compliance Officer as well. 

Brianna and her husband Kaleb welcomed their first child in January 2018. Brianna, Kaleb and their son Hudson live in Belle Plaine. In their free time they enjoy camping and spending time with their families. 


Madison (Maddy) Reinke grew up just south of New Prague, MN. She is currently studying Finance at Minnesota State University-Mankato with plans to graduate in May 2019. She works 2-3 days per week at MTWM helping Mike and Brianna on special projects, analysis, and other client services. Maddy is also studying for the Series 65 Advisory Exam. This will allow her to take on more responsibility and duties at the firm.

In Maddy's free time she enjoys spending time at her family's cabin, volunteering at a local equine therapy ranch, and traveling. 


Team Approach – We utilize a team approach here at MWTM which allows each of us to focus on our individual strengths and together deliver a more efficient and productive experience for the benefit of all of our clients. It also allows for continuity if something were to happen to one of the team members. The MTWM Advisor Team is here to help you define and meet your financial goals.

 

For a Complimentary Investment or Financial Planning Review,

Contact us at: 952-758-8060 or mike@traxlerwealth.com