Summerlin Investment Firm

Ken Heck, CFP®, CRPS®

President and Chief Economist

Working with high net worth clients and small business owners requires more than just investments. Ken Heck listens to his clients, discerns their true needs, and determines the appropriate set of legal, tax and investment tools for each individual situation. Not only does Ken have a deep understanding of his field, he is able to clearly communicate to a diverse client community. Ken’s explanations are detailed enough for the more sophisticated investor, and clear enough for the novice.

Born and raised in New York, Ken received his M.B.A. from Columbia University and has held various institutional positions at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Smith Barney. Seeking more personal interaction, Ken left Wall Street and became a retail Financial Advisor in Las Vegas. Upon arriving in Las Vegas, Ken pursued his passion for education and became an Adjunct Professor of Economics at UNLV. While Microeconomics and Macroeconomics tend to be very intimidating to students, Professor Heck brought enthusiasm and a clear teaching style to his classroom. His classes were very popular and highly attended, even on sunny days.

Outside of work, Ken is a Co-Founder and President of the Economic Club of Las Vegas, sits on the Economic Advisory Board for the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), and is an alumnus of Leadership Las Vegas. Ken enjoys golf, a good bottle of wine, and spending time with his family.

Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist  (CRPS®) conferred By The College for Financial Planning


Thyra Kiehl

Client Service Associate

Thyra Kiehl (pronounced ‘Teer-a’) comes to Heck Wealth Management with a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Thyra has worked as an Athletic and Personal trainer, a Pit Boss at Caesars Entertainment, and Community Manager at Regus Office Suites. At every step, Thyra has been focused on personalized care and service.

Walking in to the offices of HWM, it’s clear that Thyra’s personality and work style are a strong asset to our clients. Talking about life goals and planning can be exhausting and intimidating. Thyra’s eagerness to help and desire to make clients happy makes every conversation just a bit brighter.

In her personal life, Thyra enjoys hiking and relaxing with her husband and daughter, Lilly. She is a loyal and slightly obsessive Chicago sports fan, and cannot wait to pass that along to Lilly!


Jami Lunde

Client Service Manager

It’s hard to make good decisions when you are overwhelmed with paperwork and administrative details. One of the greatest assets of Heck Wealth Management is our Client Service Manager, Jami Lunde. Because of her dedication to client relationships, administrative headaches are handled, often without clients ever being aware of the work that went on behind the scenes.

Raised in Michigan, Jami has strong mid-western values and a clear sense of personal responsibility. When a client has a question or a concern, Jami recognizes the issue, helps the client to feel better, and then chases down the solution.

Personally, Jami spends most of her time with her daughter, Fiona, and their new dog, Canelo. Her son Asher has already left the nest. She is also an avid fan of live music and theater.


Aaron Merrill, CPA®

Keeping up with tax laws and rules can be time consuming and expensive. Aaron has spent the last 7 years working in both public and private accounting roles, helping people spend less time and save more money. Now at HWM Tax, Aaron is teaching busy professionals, real estate investors, small business owners, and high net worth individuals to live more tax efficiently.

Aaron earned his Masters of Accountancy from Southern Utah University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2015. Aaron is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and small business owners live better lives by making better financial decisions.

When he’s not spending time with his wife and daughter, or attending his wife’s fitness classes, Aaron enjoys playing at golf, hiking, and above all surfing. He insists that his wife fell for him after winning the “Mr. Dixie” pageant while at Dixie State University, but his wife might disagree.


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