Melba C. Detlefsen

Senior Partner & LPL Financial Registered Principal

Since 1987, Melba has been working with clients to help them make good financial decisions. She brings them extensive experience having worked with both Waddell & Reed and Morgan Stanley before establishing Detlefsen Nel & Associates with Riaan. Her experience is backed up with education and licensures including:

  • Oregon State Insurance Licenses: Health, Life, & Variable Annuities
  • Series 6 Registration, Variable Contracts/Investment Products, administered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)*
  • Series 7 Registration, General Securities Representative, administered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)*
  • Series 24 Registration, General Securities Principal, administered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)*
  • Series 63 & 65 Registration, Securities Principles & Practices, administered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)*
  • Series 66 Registration, Investment Advisor Representative, administered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)*
  • Series 31 Registration, Futures Managed Funds, National Futures Association*
  • Dean Witter National Financial Advisor Training, World Trade Center, New York
  • Dean Witter Graduate School. Retirement Planning Specialist
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Graduate School, 401K & Other Retirement Plans
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Graduate School, Estate Planning

* Securities registration held with LPL Financial

Melba has lived in the Eugene/Springfield area since 1983. She and her husband, Bill, have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. They spend their spare time cooking and eating good food and enjoying their cats. Melba is committed to our community as evidenced over the years by membership in local organizations. She continues to be a member of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, is a Past President of the Eugene Mid-Valley Rotary Club, and is also a Past President of the Junior League of Eugene.