Our Team

At South Platte Agency, we are a team of experienced professionals born and raised in small town America committed to providing a service to the communities of Northeast Colorado, Western Nebraska, and beyond.

Meet our team located in Julesburg and Sterling:

Will Weisshaar

Will Weisshaar

Insurance Advisor

 Fax: (970)360-7019

Will Weisshaar began his career with South Platte Agency in August of 2017.

Graduated from Burlington High School in 1991. Attended the North West Kansas Technical school where he graduated with a Carpentry Degree and has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. He is looking forward to learning and growing in the insurance industry.

Will is the husband of Andi and father to his step-son Michael and his son Turner. His wife Andi is the Business Office Manager for Julesburg School District. Will moved to Julesburg in May of 2006. If Will isn’t at work you can surely catch him outside working on all kinds of projects around the house or out for a ride on his Harley.




(970) 521-7800
Fax: (970) 360-7019

Joel Nelson, CFP® and his wife Crystal are the owners of South Platte Agency, Inc.  The Nelson’s provide leadership for the team.  Joel has been serving Sedgwick County and NE Colorado for over 17 years as an Investment Advisor and Financial Planner. Crystal (Herman) grew up on a Ranch in Yuma county and has 35 years in agriculture with 25 years at Cargill and the last 10 as General Manager for Vitalix, Inc.   She and her sisters still own their family farm and ranch located in Laird, Colorado.  Joel is the only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM  within 100 miles of Sterling Colorado. We invest our time and money in South Platte Agency because we believe farm families and professionals in rural America deserve the very best independent financial services available anywhere in America.


Christopher Wheeler

Client Experience Specialist


Christopher Wheeler began his career with South Platte Agency in October 2017.

Christopher grew up in the mountains of Washington State and lived there until he joined the United States Marine Corps in 2007. He served four years as an Embarkation/Logistics Specialist. In 2011, Christopher was honorably discharged from the Marines and moved to Colorado, where he met his wife. Christopher has been Melanie’s husband since 2014. Melanie is a 3rd and 4th grade Language Arts teacher at Holyoke Elementary School.

In his off time, Christopher and Melanie enjoy playing music, backpacking in the mountains, and watching bad horror movies