Team of financial professionals

Brian Derosier

Brian DeRosier is the President of DeRosier & Associates. Brian has worked in the financial services industry since 1990, which includes 13 years with Olmsted and Associates as a financial planner and advisor, prior to launching DeRosier & Associates in May of 2003. Brian’s clients appreciate the stability and reliability of his practice. This, along with providing quality investment advice and financial planning for families in Brainerd and the surrounding communities are just a few of the reasons why clients, with confidence, refer those they care about most to DeRosier & Associates. Brian is proud to share that DeRosier & Associates now services over 300 clients and our financial professionals oversee over $95 million in brokerage and advisory accounts.

Specialized Training:

  • Series 7, 6, 65, & 63 Registrations with LPL Financial
  • Life & Health Insurance License
  • Dale Carnegie Public Speaking
  • Qualified Plan Training through Universal Pensions
  • Keynote speaker of local seminars and workshops on select financial topics. 

Personal Information:
Brian was born and raised on a beef cattle farm south of Brainerd and is a life-long resident of the Brainerd Area. He and his wife Lynn, and their daughter Delaney reside in the Fort Ripley area, south of Brainerd, MN. Brian is a 1986 graduate of Brainerd Senior High School and a 1990 Graduate of Seattle Pacific University where he served as the V.P. of Finance of the Student Body from 1988 -1990. Brian enjoys four-wheeling, hunting, cooking, and traveling.

eric nesheim
LPL Registered Representative

Eric Nesheim is an Associate at DeRosier & Associates.  Eric joined the firm in the summer of 2012.  Previously, Eric worked as a Claims Specialist in the insurance industry for over 18 years. He primarily worked for State Farm and Nationwide/Allied Insurance Companies. Eric has traveled throughout the country helping people recover from disasters. He has received awards from both companies for his outstanding customer service and professional expertise.  As an avid investor and one of Brian’s first clients, he wanted to combine his interest in the investment field with his background in service with a career that would allow him more time at home.

Eric and his wife Karla are lifelong residents of the Brainerd Lakes area. Eric graduated from Brainerd High School in 1985 and Brainerd Community College (Central Lakes College) in 1987. He graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a Major in Marketing and a Minor in Speech Communications. Eric grew up helping his family operate their small business, Nesheim Bait and Tackle, a wholesale and retail bait business and fish hatchery.


  • Series 7 Securities Registration held with LPL Financial
  • Series 66 Securities Registration held with LPL Financial
  • Life and Health Insurance License

Personal Information:
Eric and Karla reside in Baxter with their children Sam and Sarah. They are members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Eric enjoys hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, attending his kids’ various activities, and spending time at their family cabin in Ely Minnesota.  

Operations manager

Carrie Kadelbach is the Operations Manager at DeRosier & Associates. Carrie joined the firm in December of 2017. Prior to joining the team, Carrie had worked in the financial services industry for 8 years. She spent 4 years as a teller and customer service representative at Northern National Bank in Baxter and Brainerd. Carrie assisted customers with money market, IRA, HSA and CD accounts. Carrie gained additional experience as an Operations Specialist at Ascensus in Brainerd. In the 4 years she was employed by Ascensus, the largest independent retirement, health and college savings service provider in the US, she processed various transactions related to 401K & 403B accounts. Carrie quickly proved to be a leader in her role with Ascensus. She became the associate onboarding trainer for her team and was a go-to for all questions related to process, procedures and systems. She was nominated twice for a prestigious annual award, recognizing superior quality, service and integrity. In addition to advanced customer service, Carrie’s duties also include opening new accounts, account transfers, moving money for clients, and 401k retirement plan service.

Specialized Training:

  • Series 6 Securities Registration held with LPL Financial
  • Series 63 Securities Registration held with LPL Financial
  • Life and Health Insurance License
  • Various Specialized Training at Ascensus on Retirement Plans

Personal Information:
Carrie was born and has spent her entire life in the Brainerd/Baxter area. She and her husband Curt currently reside in Baxter with their other family member, Izzy, a shih tzu. They enjoy spending time with family, traveling, attending music concerts and sporting events. They are proud owners of Minnesota Vikings season tickets. Skol Vikes!

renee leblanc
client services representative

Renee LeBlanc joined DeRosier & Associates as a Client Services Representative in July 2017. Renee has 25 years of office experience in the Brainerd Lakes Area. She spent over 20 years with “Just for Kix”. In addition to handling the front desk duties she tracked registrations and payments for participants at dance camps around the country. Most recently she worked at Goldleaf Partners, a third party record keeper for 401k and retirement plans. In addition to her receptionist duties, Renee also handled electronic filing and report distributions.

Personal Information:
Renee and her husband Dave currently reside in Baxter. They attend Lakewood church and enjoy traveling and spending time fishing at their cabin in Northern Minnesota.