The HeavyWorth Team

Who we are, what we do, get to know us.


HeavyWorth Team Members

Here’s what makes us tick…
Brian Nelson

General Manager 

Brian is originally from Westboro, Missouri, and now lives in Omaha with his wife Kristin. He worked on previous projects with Marabeth and Jim and joined HeavyWorth to lead the team as well as handle the technical side of software and app development. When he’s not writing lines of code and keeping everyone at HeavyWorth pointed in the right direction, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and traveling.

Glenda Wegener

Business Development Specialist 

Glenda was born and raised on a farm outside of Norton, Kansas.  She now lives back in Kansas and has one son who lives in Wisconsin. Glenda enjoys spending time with family or participating in outdoor activities like horseback riding, biking, and hiking. She has a brother that took over running the farm, plus two sisters, Barb and Sandy – who is her twin sister.

Melissa Rieke

Sales Executive 

Melissa hails from Tonganoxie, Kansas (or close to it!). On their small farm, her husband and their three kids raise show cattle while she stays out of their way! She and her husband both grew up in trucking families that specialize in hauling heavy equipment. Before joining HeavyWorth, she ran her own photography studio specializing in newborns and families.

Marabeth Tyler

Marketing Director 

An Ohio native her whole life, Marabeth grew up in Kirtland and now hails from Defiance. Her family includes her husband Brent, six kids, and a cat. When she’s not making sure everyone’s heard of HeavyWorth, she enjoys reading, gaming, cooking, arts and crafts, designing, and spending time with family. She’s currently working on a BA in Graphic Design and Media Arts at SNHU.

Wolf Norgren


Wolf isoriginally from Omaha, but he now enjoys the great outdoors in the Michigan U.P. He was homeschooled and later obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Univ. of Nebraska – Lincoln.  He enjoys reading, hobby electronics, and model rocketry while not creating data reports or working in the Android development environment.

Aaron Traffas

Content Marketing 

Aaron grew up farming near Sharon, Kansas, where he lives today with his wife Diane and four sons. When he’s not generating content for HeavyWorth, he’s operating his fourth-generation family farm. He’s also a performing songwriter and plays shows and releases records both solo and with the
 Aaron Traffas Band.

Jim Phillips

Customer Success Coordinator
“As seen on TV” 

A meteorologist in a past life, Jim is originally from Chicago and now lives in Omaha with his wife, Carol. When he’s not making sure everyone who uses HeavyWorth has a good experience, he’s enjoying Thai and Indian food while tweeting about the weather. He’s also a craft beer connoisseur who organizes a bar crawl each year for his birthday.