About DC Retirement Strategies

We are committed to our clients.  Earning and maintaining their confidence is our highest priority. We provide proactive retirement planning strategies for businesses, their employees, individuals and families as well as offer our one-on-one consultation services to our plan participants. As of January 1, 2024, we have grown to serve over 110 retirement plans and are over $1 billion in assets.

Customized strategies. Successful outcomes. Focused on YOU.  

Our Financial Professionals


Rick J Dhabalt, FLMI, QPA, AIF®     

Owner / Financial Advisor

Phone: (402) 401-2327
Email: Rick@DCretirement.com

Rick has been in the retirement and financial services industry since 1994. Using prior experience with Principal®, Fidelity, and First National Bank of Omaha, he formed DC Retirement Strategies in 2007 with the goal of delivering a consultative approach to Plan Sponsors and a “service to all” business model for employees and their families.

Iowa is where Rick calls home, starting with his first job as a paperboy and ending with a degree in Finance from the University of Iowa. Now a resident of Bennington, Rick and his wife Kris love to travel and spend time with friends.    They are also proud parents of twin daughters, Sydney and Jamie.


  • Earned the designation Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) – American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA®)
  • Earned the designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®)
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) – Life Office Management Association

Education and Registrations

  • Member, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
  • B.B.A Finance, Minor Sociology – The University of Iowa, 1991
  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative Registration
  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Registration
  • Series 66 - Uniform Combined State Law Registration
  • Life and Health Insurance, and Annuity Licenses

Greg V Cismoski, CRSP, AIF® 

Owner / Financial Advisor

Phone: (402) 401-2326
Email: Greg@DCretirement.com

Greg began his career in retirement and financial services in 1993. Having a strong passion for helping people has been the keystone to his desire to be in the financial services industry.

His unique ability to listen and build client confidence allows him to focus on building a deeper understanding of the risks, needs and desires to further enhance their goals. These characteristics allow Greg to focus on creating meaningful client-financial professional relationships.

Greg loves the outdoors, especially the mountains. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, hunting, and fishing. Greg grew up in northeast Wisconsin and now lives in Omaha with his wife Chris. They have three children, Megan, Ethan, and Gavin.


  • Earned the designation of Certified Retirement Services Professional (CRSP®)
  • Earned the designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®)

Education and Registrations

  • Member – National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
  • Member – Pension Council of the Midlands
  • B.B.A Finance with an emphasis in Financial Planning - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative Registration
  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Registration
  • Series 66 - Uniform Combined State Law Registration
  • Life and Health Insurance and Annuity Licenses

Christopher A. May, AIF®     

Financial Advisor & Retirement Plan Service Representative

Phone: (402) 401-2339
Email: Chris@DCretirement.com

Chris organizes, schedules, and assists in delivering our customized retirement plans service platform. His degree in Finance from Wayne State College, as well as his four years on the Wildcat baseball team, contribute to his disciplined approach to client service. 

Chris enjoys being able to break down complex financial concepts into an easy-to-understand level for clients to comprehend.

When Chris isn't working, he enjoys listening to country music, tasting local beers while exploring new cities, and dabbling in woodworking. Chris, his wife Kendall, son Maverick, and dog Madden reside in Omaha.

Dane V. Carlini, AIF®     

Financial Advisor & Retirement Plan Service Representative

Phone: (402) 401-2439
Email: Dane@DCretirement.com

Dane prides himself on creating a seamless client experience. He enjoys having genuine conversations and learning what is important in each person's life, both personally and financially. By fostering close relationships, Dane helps individuals understand options in reaching their financial goals.

Dane began his career in the financial services industry in 2009, while earning his degree in Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dane and his wife Randi have 3 children; Claire, Chloe, and Connor. Outside of hide and seek, being “daddy monster”, and having kitchen dance parties, Dane also enjoys playing basketball, a round of golf, or watching re-runs of The Office.



Bri R. Faulkner, CFP®, MBA     

Financial Advisor & Retirement Plan Service Representative

Phone: (402) 401-2317
Email: Bri@DCretirement.com

Bri is committed to ensuring her clients are taken care of through every stage of their journey. Passionate about designing strategic financial plans to help clients meet their goals, she is driven to create a comfortable and rewarding experience for individuals and families alike. 

Bri holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. 

Bri and her husband John have two kids, Demi and Maclain. As a family they enjoy walks at the lake, attending sporting events, and traveling. 


Our Staff


Amber Bruyere     

Marketing & Services Director

Phone: (402) 401-2328
Email: Amber@DCRetirement.com

Amber enjoys building and fostering relationships with individuals. She has worked in the marketing industry for over 15 years in a mix of retail and service-based companies. 

She received her Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Midland University.

Outside of work, she enjoys attending her daughter Sidney's activities, cooking new recipes and family favorites. In the Summer months, you can find her camping and boating with family and friends.

Lexie Lenihan     

New Business & Plan Service Manager

Phone: (402) 401-2321
Email: Lexie@DCRetirement.com

Lexie loves working with a team and being able to help clients see their goals through from start to finish. She previously worked in the banking industry assisting clients with new accounts before joining the team.

She obtained her Master's in Business Administration from Wayne State College where she also played on the softball team during her undergraduate years. Lexie currently holds three school records from her time on the ballfield.

Lexie and her husband Joey have one daughter, Coley, and two pups, Bolt and   Archie. During her free time, Lexie enjoys spending time outside, staying active, and playing card games with friends. 


Carrie Wiebe     

Service Representative

Phone: (402) 401-2302
Email: Carrie@DCRetirement.com

Carrie enjoys bringing her attention to detail and the ability to problem solve to serve clients. Prior to working at DC Retirement Strategies, she spent 9 years in the education field and received her bachelor's degree from Grace University.

Carrie and her husband Tim have four sons; Carston, Jadon, Sawyer, and Keller. Carrie loves spending time with her family, gardening and painting. 




Savannah Dreher   

Client Relationship Specialist

Phone: (402) 401-2316
Email: Savannah@DCretirement.com

When Savannah isn't playing with her two kids, you might find her at the nearest local coffee shop with a book in hand. Savannah enjoys reading, visiting local coffee shops, breweries, and shopping!

Savannah and her husband Jared met in college where they attend, Wayne State College. She has a degree in Advertising and Journalism. Before working in the financial industry, Savannah was an Assistant Merchant for one of the world's largest party supply companies. She prides herself on taking care of clients and helping provide the answers they need.