Our Team

Thomas Barnes, Financial Advisor


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Tommy Barnes joined Nida Financial Group in January of 2017. He is a native of Rome, Georgia, and has lived in Cartersville for the past 20 years. He graduated from North Carolina State University and began his career in the paper industry as an engineer with Georgia Kraft Company in Rome. During his 35- year career in the paper industry Tommy enjoyed numerous assignments of increasing responsibility including managing a $110 million upgrade of the Rome facility, and managing production at the company's mill in Orange, Texas. Tommy recently retired from International Paper in Rome where he was the Operations Manager.

Tommy has always enjoyed financial planning and investment analysis on a personal level. Now, as a member of Nida Financial Group, Tommy shares Chuck's vision to help others by cultivating valued relationships that positively impact you, your family, your legacy and your community.

Tommy is an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he and his wife, Vicki, enjoy teaching a Life group. Tommy and Vicki have three children, Daniel, Liz, and Hannah.




  Derek Keeney, Financial Advisor 


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Derek Keeney joined Nida Financial Group in July of 2019. He has lived in Cartersville since 1993. Derek graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with an electrical engineering degree in 1989 and began his career in manufacturing with Milliken & Company in Thomson, Georgia. Over his 30-year career in manufacturing Derek worked in many roles including maintenance, engineering, and operations for a variety of companies including Milliken, Kimberly Clark, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Tyco, and Doehler North America. Derek received his MBA in accounting from University of Phoenix in 2005.  

Derek has a passion for finance and coaching and considers it a blessing to join with Chuck Nida and Tommy Barnes with Nida Financial Group. 

Derek and his wife Beth are active members of Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. They have three sons, Daniel, Luke and Tyler. Derek has been active in the community having served as a board member of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce and the Cartersville-Bartow Youth Soccer Association. He is currently serving as the chair of the Etowah Scholarship Foundation, treasurer of the Cartersville-Bartow Salvation Army, and as the vice-chair of the Bartow County Board of Education. 



Anna Woods, Office Assistant


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Anna began her career working in the banking industry and later in child care. In 2016 Anna joined working for her father Chuck Nida at Nida Financial Group. Anna resides in Cartersville, GA. Anna enjoys being a mommy to her son David Woods, spending time with her family, friends, and getting to Professionally Ballroom Dance any chance that she gets. Anna's duties include, doing general office work, scheduling appointments, greeting clients, running the website, over Facebook & LinkedIn, & working with individuals to serivce the accounts. 




Trina DeFoor, Administrative Assistant 



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Trina began her career in the financial industry working in the back office for a local Broker Dealer. Prior to joining Nida Financial Group, she worked for a financial advisory office assisting 4 advisors. She now uses those skills to help with day-to-day client support services. Trina resides in Dallas, GA with her husband Danny DeFoor. Trina enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching Georgia Bulldogs football games. Trina's duties include assisting with customer service, digital entry, monitoring compliance and marketing.