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Who We Are 

We are Seasoned Entrepreneurs and Subject Matter Experts providing multi-disciplinary business training to Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, helping to create more self-reliant businesses with greater cash flow, greater value, stronger relationships and better exit strategies.


Our Founding Board of Directors

Board member

As a 6-time entrepreneur, Abe has started and grown successful businesses in multiple industries including real estate investing, mortgage, oil and gas investing, automotive services, as well as the Commercial Truck Division for Enterprise Rent-a-Car in the  Colorado/Wyoming market, winning many accolades and awards along the way. He’s been a student of finance, markets and investing for over two decades, but as an independent Financial Advisor he found his greatest platform to impact the lives of entrepreneurs and business owners, their employees and families. With an education-first approach, he puts his experience and insights to work for clients, helping them create a unique game plan that incorporates all aspects of wealth building, and reduces risk, leverages opportunities and minimizes taxes.

As a highly sought after Financial Advisor, Abe helps clients of all economic stages growth wealth and protect their families and futures through no-cost, no-obligation individual consultations, group education events, and financial literacy classes.


Abe is a Denver native, and obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Colorado Christian University in Business Administration. He is fluent in Spanish via studying abroad in Costa Rica and multiple mission trips to Mexico and El Salvador.

Board member

Susan is the founder and CEO of Balcomb Financial Associates. Her goal is to help her clients build their businesses in an organized, focused and well thought-out manner that includes decreasing taxes, maximizing profits, and achieving organic and sustainable growth. Specializing in tax planning, she also provides strategic financial planning, business model development, and exit planning for all sizes of businesses.

Having served on various nonprofit boards and being an investor in other businesses, she is already helping business owners strategize their business to get them moving to the next level. 

Susan is a Colorado native , and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She has also acquired the following certifications: Public Accredited Business Accountant (ABA), Certified Exit Planning, (CEP),  Enrolled Agent Tax Accountant (EA), Certified Break Through Strategies (BTS)

Board member

As the President of Quist Valuation, Shina Culberson brings over two decades of financial and valuation experience to her leadership and guidance of the firm. Ms. Culberson specializes in business and securities valuation engagements for corporate finance, financial reporting and tax purposes. Ms. Culberson has participated in hundreds of valuation engagements for public and privately held companies in a number of industries including financial services, technology, consumer products, healthcare, oil and gas and entertainment.

Ms. Culberson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and holds the CFA designation. Ms. Culberson sits on the Advisory Board for Colorado Thought Leadership Forum and is a member of the Society of Analysts in Denver.

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