Our Team

Michael D. Borns, CFP®
E-mail: mike.borns@bornsfp.com

Mike is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional, CFP and the President of Borns Financial Planning, Inc.  For over 25 years, he has been providing comprehensive financial planning services for individuals, families and businesses in Nebraska City and the surrounding areas, based on the principles of trust and integrity.   

Mike’s many years of experience and dedication to his clients, have given him the opportunity to learn about the challenges most retirees will face today and in the future.  According to Mike, “the most important piece of the financial planning picture, is the individualized attention we give when working one-on-one with each client, knowing that every client has different goals and objectives, specific to their situation now and in the future”. 

In his spare time, Mike is busy attending school/sports activities with his children, and also enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing and traveling.


Family: Born and raised in Watertown, SD.    

Children- Drew, Madison, Jayden 



Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Department

Lourdes Central Catholic Knights President's Circle

Nebraska City Ducks Unlimited


Professional Designations/Licenses:

CFP Certified Financial Planner, Professional

Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination

Series 65 - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination

Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination

Registrations held through LPL Financial, currently licensed in 17 states

Insurance Licenses:  Life and Annuities/Health/Variable Contracts

Kate Patton
Client Services Associate 
E-mail: kate.patton@bornsfp.com

Kate is our Client Service Specialist.  She has worked with Borns Financial Planning, Inc. since 2006.  Kate answers our phones, schedules appointments, prepares reviews, account paperwork, applications, and maintains client files and records.  Kate oversees the day-to-day activities of the office and keeps our office regulation compliant.

Kate grew up in Beatrice, NE and moved to Nebraska City in 1980 after marrying her husband, Dave.  They live west of Nebraska City where Dave farms the 4-generation family farm.  They have two adult children; their son Nate and family live in Syracuse NE, and their daughter Krista and family live in Nebraska City. 

Kate's hobbies include cooking, playing cards, reading and attending the grandkids activities.  Kate enjoys life every day living in the country, working on the farm and spending time with family and friends.

Hope Weninger
Client Services Specialist 
E-mail: hope.weninger@bornsfp.com

Hope is a Client Service Specialist.  She has worked with Borns Financial Planning, Inc. since 2018.  Hope primarily starts new applications and is instrumental in getting the office paperless.  She also answers phones, schedules appointments, prepares reviews, account paperwork, and maintains client files and records.  

Hope grew up in NW Kansas.  She received her Undergraduate in Accounting from Fort Hays State University and her MBA from Wichita State University.  Hope and her husband, Duane, have 7 kids, ranging from   22 – 4. 

Hope’s hobbies include cooking, playing cards, reading, and attending the many activities that her children are involved in.