Seward Location: 402-643-4557 | Osceola Location: 402-747-3381 ryan@gbecpa.com

Meet your CPAs and Investment Representatives

Duane J. Gabriel, CPA

duane@gbecpa.com

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting

Achievements

2011 Public Service Award from the Nebraska Society of CPAs

Professional Organizations

AICPA
Nebraska Society of CPAs

Other Organizations

Seward Aging Services Foundation: board member

About Duane

Born and raised on a farm in Polk County, Duane is a native Nebraskan. He received his diploma from Osceola High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the spring of 1974. In 1976, he received his certificate. He moved to Seward in 1978, where he raised his two children, Nicole and Joel. He now has seven grandchildren.

Ryan L. Burger, CPA | Investment Advisor Representative

ryan@gbecpa.com

Education

Concordia University Nebraska
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Achievements

2004 Concordia University Outstanding Graduate in Business

Professional Organizations

AICPA
Nebraska Society of CPAs

Other Organizations

Seward Area Chamber of Commerce: member since 2009
Concordia University Nebraska: Board of Regents since 2015, Audit Committee Member since 2010, Investment Committee Member since 2013, Executive Committee Member since 2016, Secretary of the Board since 2017, Adjunct Professor (Auditing, Tax) since 2010
Seward Helping Hands Kiwanis Club: member since 2010
Et Cetera Thrift Shop: Treasurer since 2012
Seward Memorial Library Foundation: Secretary/Treasurer since 2013
Mental Health Association of Nebraska: Treasurer, Board of Directors since 2013
Nebraska Society of CPAs: Accounting Careers Committee since 2014, Board of Directors since 2017

About Ryan

Ryan graduated from Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska, before attending Concordia University in Seward. After Concordia, Ryan worked for four years at the Nebraska State Auditor’s Office before joining the firm in February 2009. Ryan enjoys sports and spending time with his wife, Lisa — a former teacher at Lincoln Lutheran Middle & High School. Being married to a Lutheran schoolteacher helped fuel Ryan’s desire to understand and grasp housing allowance and other complicated Lutheran minister/teacher tax concepts. Ryan and Lisa are both members of Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln and have two daughters, Kylie and Lexie.

Ryan L. Burger, CPA | Investment Advisor Representative
Regan L. Else, CPA | Investment Advisor Representative

Regan L. Else, CPA | Investment Advisor Representative

regan@gbecpa.com

Education

Concordia University Nebraska
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Professional Organizations

AICPA
Nebraska Society of CPAs

Other Organizations

Seward Area Chamber of Commerce: member
Polk County Foundation: member
Staplehurst Stormchaser Baseball Coach since 2013
Seward Youth Football Coach since 2014

About Regan

Regan graduated from Mead Public Schools in Mead, Nebraska, before attending Concordia University in Seward. He also worked for three years at the Nebraska State Auditor’s Office and with a mid-size CPA firm for three years before joining GBE in November 2010. Regan has three sons (Maddox, Easton, and Peyton) and a daughter (Rydesa). Regan enjoys sports, hunting, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family. Regan and his family attend Hillcrest Evangelical Church in Seward.

Contact the rest of our staff by e-mail:

Osceola Location

Seward Location