Biographies - Scott Yancey
header image

Biographies

Meet Your Trainers

At Response, we have extremely high standards for our trainers.

Why? Because they are entrusted with doing what’s best for you. That’s why we put every trainer through a rigorous certification process. What’s more, they have to be an active investor who is a seasoned expert in their respective field of investing.

Call us old school, but we believe it’s important to walk the walk before we talk the talk. We have your back. Always.

Search trainers by first name :

Adam Leffler

Certified Trainer

Adam learned hard work growing up on a farm and applies that dedication today. He is now working on receiving his Ph.D. and has a background in communications and adult education. He has worked in personal real estate investing since the 1990’s. Because of his background in real estate and education, he has worked for many companies teaching these principles. Adam is now located in Salt Lake City, UT. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and helping in his community.

Andrea Weule

Certified Trainer

Chip and Andrea became involved with real estate investing since the beginning of their marriage. Although they didn’t have an easy start in the industry they learned that anyone can succeed with education, planning, and drive to succeed. Their primary focus is wholesaling, in addition to their 22 rental properties that they hold in five different states. Andrea and Chip live in Englewood, Colorado with their son Caleb.

Charlie Fuller

Certified Trainer

Charlie boasts over 30 years of experience in real estate investing, and now owns his own successful real estate office in Seal Beach, California. His experience ensures clients are well-versed in the real estate principles pertinent to their business goals. He has personally helped thousands of clients to greater success and profits over the past fourteen years. In his spare time, he has a deep interest in personal health and fitness. He also enjoys entertainment in many forms and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

Dawn Erling

Certified Trainer

Dawn has extensive experience in both internet marketing and real estate investing. Her current responsibilities at PMI include evaluating and revamping real estate curriculum, developing an effective training protocol, mapping coaching procedures, and assisting in the implementation and training. Dawn enjoys traveling, working out, organized sports, and any outdoor sporting activities. She volunteers at a substance abuse clinic in her free time and is a professed grease monkey.

Drew Moren

Certified Trainer

Drew has spent many years in the business arena, both as an entrepreneur and working for other companies. He also has participated in real estate license training and is a licensed realtor. Additionally, Drew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys doing mixed martial arts, skiing, fantasy football, and reading. He has mentored the same young man in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for nine years.

Gena Horiatis

Certified Trainer

Gena, who had a background in education, and had worked at IBM, wanted to find a career that worked with her busy life with her children. Real estate sparked a flame for her and after educating herself in the field she jumped right in. In short order, Gena bought, renovated, sold, and lease-optioned a number of properties near Seattle where she resides. Her current business model is to buy and hold creating enough passive income to allow her husband to retire in the near term.

Howard Haller

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Howard has been a licensed real estate broker in California for over 25 years, as well as a California licensed general contractor and licensed engineering contractor. He has personally been involved in over $250,000,000 in real estate deals. He is an accomplished real estate instructor and mentor in both the United States and Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he lives with his wife, Rose. They have 6 children and 9 grandchildren.

Jared Muir

Certified Trainer

With over fifteen years of real estate experience, Jared has been training individuals to succeed in real estate since 2003. He’s educated students in programs for gurus including Dean Graziosi, Carlton Sheets, Robert Kiyosaki, and others. Simultaneously he’s built his own real estate portfolio, creatively purchasing over two dozen properties in order to create a college fund for his two sons and a passive income stream for himself and his wife. He enjoys helping others create success using these techniques.

Jeff Jensen

Certified Trainer

Jeff has nearly 10 years’ experience as a real estate consultant, but he has been investing for even longer. To him, nothing is more satisfying as a consultant than watching someone go from start to finish with their first real estate deal. Jeff’s personal interests include reading, weight training, and finish carpentry. His continued studies include business management and finance, and he received a BA in History from Brigham Young University. He is married with five children and currently lives in Utah.

John Horiatis

Certified Trainer

John graduated from college with a communications degree and quickly jumped into a traditional career at Microsoft. Searching for a more exciting and rewarding career path, John discovered real estate and never looked back. Since, he has been assembling power teams and managing home rehabs in Seattle, WA. He hopes that he can empower students to change their life too. When John is not investing or teaching he enjoys hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and playing basketball.

Paul Mangelson

Certified Trainer

Paul has acquired, managed, disposed, and/or directed real estate related transactions valued at over $1.0 Billion in aggregate. His real estate and finance expertise include transactions of various types in over 15 major markets. He has personally handled or managed all aspects of transactions.He has served in various positions some of which include Owner, Director, Partner, EVP, Pres, Board Member, COO, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences and seminars.

Ali Safavi

Certified Trainer

Ali Safavi received his MBA from the University of Tennessee and additionally has a wealth of executive corporate experience. This experience has led him to explore his passion for real estate investing. He has many cash flowing properties throughout the nation. Through the skills and experience that he has fostered he was able to retire before he turned 40, and loves to share his valuable experience. Now he resides in Los Angeles, with his family, which he says is his most important asset.

Amber Gintz

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Amber believes in the infinite potential of real estate and has enjoyed working side by side with investors. She believes the path to success starts with creating the right mindset and goals. Training with the Real Estate Education Group has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for teaching with her passion for real estate. Amber loves being outdoors with her two children and traveling. Amber is licensed in the state of Utah and the state of Colorado.

Ayres Boyd

Certified Trainer

After studying international relations and economics at the University of Southern California, Ayres had a successful marketing, sales, and business career with IBM. Since then he looked for an exciting change in his career and got into real estate. Since he has been a full-time real estate developer, wholesaler, flipper, and investor, and instructor. Located in Newport Beach, CA, he likes to travel, go boating, and spend time with his wife and 13-year old triplets.

Chris Strickland

Certified Trainer

Chris has been investing in real estate since 2007. In that time he has purchased and sold approximately 1,600 properties using a combination of methods and strategies. His primary focus has been on REO, or bank owned, properties. It has been his opportunity to teach people how to invest in real estate from all over the world. Chris has a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University where he studied Marketing. He enjoys spending time with family, and friend, and volunteering.

Greg Grondel

Certified Trainer

Greg has more than 30 years of experience as an agent, trainer, educator, and investor. Greg has worked in the coaching industry since 1995. He’s directed large coaching operations for Carleton Sheets, Franklin Covey, and others. In addition to coaching management, he also directed content development for some of these companies. Greg enjoys teaching and sharing the principles that empower people to take control of their lives. He’s the happily married father of six children and five grandchildren (so far).

Greg Murphy

Certified Trainer

At the time Greg became interested in real estate, he had no free time and no extra money. He saw an infomercial and wondered if he could make real estate investing work in his small town. He dove into his real estate education and learned to purchase homes without financing them, creating cash flow in the process. Now, he has real estate holding totaling a half million dollars. He has no house payment and only works 20 hours a week.

Joe Jurek

Certified Trainer

Joe holds an MSA and worked in corporate America for over 20 years as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Despite his success, he wanted more. He got involved in real estate and within a year he had completed over 10 deals and increased his net worth by more than $750,000. Joe is a serial entrepreneur, having founded, owned, and operated several businesses including a promotion company, an eBay/Craigslist business, a restaurant, and a pizzeria.

Jon D. Alexander

Certified Trainer

Jon David graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in environmental graphic design. When it came time to buy a house he started with a fixer upper. He felt he’d found his calling fixing and selling houses. He recognized that it could provide a more consistent living and lifestyle than he was currently enjoying. Jon David attended several real estate courses and boot camps and was on his way. He began rehabbing, flipping and holding his own properties.

Lorina Kirsak

Certified Trainer

A midwest homemaker without much in the way of schooling or opportunity, Lorina’s main financial skill used to be stretching paychecks to cover necessities. Later she discovered real estate. Rina has since completed hundreds of deals using many different strategies. For Rina, one of the greatest benefits of a successful real estate business is no longer worrying about limited income. Her success affords her the opportunity to travel and experience the world with her family.

Mike Kessler

Certified Trainer

Mike graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Civil Engineering but decided to go right into real estate investing. He got licensed as a mortgage loan originator and developed experience managing rentals. He likes to involve his family in the excitement of real estate, after learning from his general contractor Father from a young age. He loves to take his kids to see the homes and properties they are working on.

Robin Richards

Certified Trainer

Robin has always had the entrepreneurial spirit. One day her mom brought her to a real estate seminar, and Robin felt it would be a great opportunity. She now focuses on her real estate business full time and loves to motivate others to reach their dreams and goals. She has worked and lived in several countries (England, Australia, and Norway). She is also a self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys eating and cooking foods from all around the globe, in addition to spending time with her family.

Ryan Hughes

Certified Trainer

Ryan began his real estate career with single family residences and in just over a year was involved with a large multi-family project. Ryan enjoys taking projects and finding the best way to structure the deal to benefit the client the most. Ryan has a B.S degree in Humanities and is also a licensed realtor in the State of Utah. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and loves to travel, cycle, and mountain climb.

Tim Rios

Certified Trainer

Tim’s love of real estate stems from being raised in a family dedicated to it. To this day, his business is focused on two general practice areas – personal investing and commercial brokerage. Among the biggest reasons why he loves real estate is it has given him the flexibility to be a loving, dedicated father with time to raise his children. He has a passion for giving that gift to others. When he does carve out some free time; Tim enjoys hiking, cooking, and travel.

Tom Healey

Certified Trainer

Tom discovered real estate and began an incredible journey of self-awareness and his true calling of teaching others. Tom’s main focus now is leaving his daughter a legacy and not a business to run. When Tom is not busy working you might find him Salmon fishing in Alaska, obtaining his helicopter pilot license or at his home in Connecticut with his wife and daughter.

Andrew Cordle

Certified Trainer

Andrew has over 12 years of experience investing in the real estate industry. He is the founder of the National Association of Real Investors (NAREI) and has been on many news networks where he has been interviewed about his strategies. He has also written an Amazon best seller book. He writes for Townhall Finance magazine about the economy of the real estate market in America. He was also offered an opportunity to host his own radio show on the Wall Street Business Network.

Bonita Fieser

Certified Trainer

Bonita has focused her whole life on being of service and helping to create legacies within families. While doing this, she has obtained many different awards and recognitions throughout her career. Bonita has won awards such as Trainer of the year, Curriculum development, and Master trainer. Bonita then went on to write and launch the business development brand, “Launch Your Business” in 2013.

Brock Madsen

Certified Trainer

Brock has over 25 years’ experience as a professional speaker. He has spoken in all 50 states, and also internationally. His success in speaking and teaching shows as he has been presented with the speaker of the year awards for every company that he has represented. After attending college in Salt Lake City, Brock went on to invest in Real Estate. Brock loves to spend time with his six children and wife of 28 years, Cyndi. Brock agrees that his greatest accomplishment is his family.

Bryan Deucher

Certified Trainer

Bryan started his own consulting company in 1995 and has traveled the world consulting thousands of people along the way. He has traveled to all 50 states and 12 different countries consulting people on different business topics, stock trading, and real estate. He has two teenage children, one boy, and a girl. They are the reason that he continues to invest and teach because time is freedom. Both children are extremely involved in athletics and he has enjoyed watching and coaching both of them.

Darren Kimoto

Certified Trainer

Darren has been actively trading the markets since 2003 including stocks, options, futures, and Forex. He is an expert in technical analysis and is the author of several custom indicators and trading systems for active traders. Darren is a frequent speaker at investment conferences and estimates he has addressed over 30,000 individual investors. He became an instructor for Interactive Trader because he is passionate about teaching. Darren has a talent for making complex financial topics easy to understand.

Doug Clark

Certified Trainer

Doug graduated in 1997 from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Science. He worked for US Airways Express as a First Officer and a Captain until 2004 when he was hired by Sky West Airlines. Clark continued to work as a pilot part-time, while he started Equity Capital Group and Clark Venture Capital in 2005. In 2011, Doug took his ideas to Hollywood and got signed by Spike TV to create Flip Men. Doug is also the author of two Amazon best-selling books.

Doug Williams

Certified Trainer

Doug has a very diverse background. In addition to his success in real estate and his love of training students all over the world, Doug developed insurance programs for the NFL, NBA, NH), and MLS. This experience has proven invaluable and he knows what it takes to enjoy success in real estate. In addition to pursuing a Business Major, Doug also enjoyed a successful career as a scholarship football player at BYU. He enjoys skiing, biking and spending time with his wife Rhonda and their 4 children.

Gregory Theonnes

Certified Trainer

An executive with over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, Gregory has held a number of senior management roles in marketing, operations, customer service, and technology. He currently serves as VP Education for Investview, Inc. He also led a team of 100+ customer sales & service members who helped grow a mutual fund family from $400 million to over $10 billion in four years. Gregory holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an MBA from the University of California.

Jim Anderson

Certified Trainer

Jim made his first real estate investment in 1995. He has invested in many real estate strategies and is a very dedicated instructor. He is passionate about seeing others become successful in their real estate investments. He has consulted for many companies which have taken him to all 50 states and 7 countries. Jim resides in Utah with his wife and 5 children. His real passion and greatest investment is his family. He also enjoys a wide variety of outdoor sports.

Kory Thurston

Certified Trainer

Kory has been managing and owning businesses ever since he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in communications. Shortly after graduating Kory became the manager over the training department for a $30 million per year company, training thousands of employees on different sales techniques. Upon departing, Kory then became the general manager in the sales department of a company, where he grew their sales from $50,000 a week to over $500,000 a week.

Mark Broberg

Certified Trainer

Back in 2000, Mark was a full-time police officer who wanted more for his family’s financial future. He took immediate action and attended stock and option classes where he fell in love with options trading. Because of his trading success, he was able to transition out of law enforcement and spend more quality time with his family. The most rewarding aspect of his job is seeing others achieve their financial goals. To date, Mark has taught strategies to over 60,000 people.

Ryan Kaestner

Certified Trainer

Ryan was first introduced to options trading at the age of 19 while still attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York City. In the very beginning, he attended as many educational workshops as he could by the top firms of the day. In addition, he sought out and was mentored by several ex-market makers learning how to trade as a professional. In 2012, he and his trading partner were approached to design and construct a trading desk and risk management division for a private bank.

Shaun Shelton

Certified Trainer

By his mid-twenties, Shaun had already implemented technology solutions to some of the largest financial institutions in the world. This gave Shaun insight into how the global financial markets work. Over time, Shaun was able to leverage that understanding into a comprehensive investment strategy to create, grow, and protect his wealth. Shaun has traveled the world teaching these strategies in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Netherlands, UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean isles. Shaun has worked with Richard Branson, Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins.

Stephen Edwards

Certified Trainer

Originally from the UK, Stephen Edwards first came to America in 1981 while on vacation. Seven years later Stephen decided that he would make the United States his home. He sold all his belongings, bought a new business in Tampa, Florida and moved to the United States. Stephen sought out the best teachers and mentors and eventually wound up working for the master of them all, Tony Robbins. In two short years, Stephen was controlling millions of dollars of real estate and living in a multi-million-dollar home.

Steven Sitkowski

Certified Trainer

Steven has been a president of two different financial planning organizations. Since that time, he has earned many licenses and certifications, including graduating and becoming a financial planner. Steven grew up in Orange County California but now resides in Atlanta where he is married and has two sons. When he is not spending his spare time fly fishing, he has a passion for writing. Steven has written two books and uses his knowledge and experience to help others move forward with their investments.

Derek States

Certified Trainer

Derek has been a trainer for Interactive Trader from the very beginning. His expertise in the options market and experience with education development made him an essential part of building and creating the systems used by the company today. Derek’s background in education, science and technology has served him well as he’s worked with product and process development to bring user-friendly and effective products to the trading industry.

Ed Pawelec

Certified Trainer

Ed has been active in the options markets for more than 2 decades. His interest in options began when he studied finance in college. Continuing his financial education has been key to his profitable career. Ed is one of 150,000 people worldwide that have received a CFA charter. His passion for financial education and enthusiasm for options trading are merged in the goal of providing individual investors with actionable insights into the options markets.

Edward Ottinger

Certified Trainer

Eddie’s first taste for finance started out at the young age of 15 when he started delivering airline tickets to his father’s clients in the Wall Street area. During his career, he has held roles such as options trader, specialist, lead market maker and director of structured products. Today, Eddie travels the country as a presenter on options trading and sound financial advice. When not traveling, Eddie lives in Jersey Shore with his wife Monica and two children.

Elliot Katz

Certified Trainer

Elliot is a Wall Street and LaSalle Street veteran with 34 years experience in the stock and options markets. Early in his career, he had roles as a firm options strategist, proprietary trader and institutional options broker. While at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, he trained public and institutional traders. Elliot’s practical, hands-on experience and enthusiasm for options trading create a dynamic and productive classroom experience.

John Smith

Certified Trainer

John started trading options over a decade ago, and in that time, he has worked for different brokerages in a variety of different roles centered around trading, investing, investment advising, and educating others about trading and investing. John has traded many different options strategies, but ultimately he is a self-described “volatility trader.” John believes at their heart, options trades are essentially volatility bets in some form or another. John lives with his beautiful wife and three daughters in wonderful Boise, Idaho.

Kaitlyn Lloyd

Certified Trainer

Kaitlyn has a passion for technology. Her experience and knowledge of the latest products and hardware have successfully been applied in client training. Kaitlyn enjoys assisting clients in their understanding and application of the interactive Trader Platform. Working with other trainers has optimized her own knowledge of options trading and portfolio management. Kaitlyn is currently studying business management and is eager to use the knowledge acquired in this field to increase her success in the business and finance industry.

Michael Exon

Certified Trainer

Mike has 10 years trading experience and has turned his passion for trading options into a passion for teaching others how to trade as well. His style focuses on price action trading coupled with strong money management techniques, which help to remove the strain of emotion. Mike is a straightforward instructor who loves what he does. Coupled with the training from Response, his goal is to help you achieve your goals in learning how to trade.

Robert Baldwin

Certified Trainer

For the past 15 years, Robert has worked in the financial industry in everything from sales and education to investing and consulting. His experience with retail investors has become his passion and the driving motivator for teaching. Robert served in the military and through this training, he has learned to prepare for every outcome while in combat and has applied these same tactics to his investing approach. He now enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with clients and retail investor across the nation.

Steve Katin

Certified Trainer

Steve has exceptional knowledge of options pricing, spreading and the effects of changes in volatility, skew, interest rates and stock movement. He also does work as a consultant and educator in the world of options trading as an independent contractor. In 2006, he started consulting and teaching people about trading stock options and shares his passion for helping people gain financial freedom.

Susan Herrera

Certified Trainer

Susan brings twenty years of educational training experience in a variety of business settings. She has enjoyed traveling to various locations in the USA to bring her knowledge and experience with investing and loves to give life changing knowledge to retail investors. Susan has experience with stock and options trading, marketing, and sales with some of the markets top competitors. Susann believes there are no limits in life. The motto she lives by is, “dream big and accomplish your goals”.

Brandon Strickland

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Brandon has worked for several years as an inspector for local government and then began investing in real estate. Brandon’s favorite part of real estate investing is taking old, worn out properties and transforming them into desirable homes where people and families can build lives. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for real estate as a consultant. He loves hearing excitement in a student's voice when they have conquered an obstacle that was holding them back. His hobbies include camping, backpacking, and hiking.

Casey Poppinga

Certified Trainer

Casey played football throughout college and eventually moved on to play in the NFL. After Casey ended his football career, he received his MBA and became a real estate consultant where he has had the opportunity to personally mentor some of the organization's most successful students. Casey is a very successful real estate investor and continues to buy, fix, and sell many homes each year. Casey spends his free time with his family camping, water skiing, snow skiing, river rafting or hunting.

Cory Larsen

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Cory began his real estate career in 2005 when he accepted a managerial position at a 50 agent realty company. In the course of a year, this company grew over 200%. He eventually went on to join a nationwide real estate company where he managed and trained over 400 realtors. Cory enjoys playing volleyball and tossing a football around with his four boys. In his free time, he teaches acting classes and directs theatrical productions.

Craig Mitchell

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Craig's past experience in real estate, home building, and home inspections makes him a valuable asset to his clients. Craig loves the opportunity he has to teach others about real estate. He enjoys helping his students implement tips and information from our lessons. He enjoys seeing his clients grow, learn, and get excited about how easy real estate investing can be. Craig enjoys playing basketball, hunting, skiing, hiking and flying model planes.

David Tyler

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

David was immersed in the housing market in California during the real estate explosion. That influenced his life in realizing the tremendous advantages of buying real estate. He has experience with large apartment complexes, commercial properties, fix and flips, and tax deeds. David is a licensed pilot and has restored a number of old muscle cars that have been in local car shows and parades.

Eric Roberts

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Eric has been in the financial industry for 15 years. Like most educated trainers, he got his start working with a brokerage firm. Eric’s passion for teaching pushed him into educating and teaching. With a degree in education and knowledge of the markets, Don is able to work with the beginning, intermediate, and advanced students to help them understand the complexities of trading. He is a key asset to our resource line.

Jerry Mutz

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Jerry got started in real estate in 2004 while attending the Harmon Real Estate Academy where he was introduced to real estate investing. His favorite part of real estate investing is negotiating and being able to create win-win deals. His experience and belief in the principles of personal development are what motivates him to help others through these same principles. Jerry enjoys spending time in the mountains with his family.

Kim Thurman

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Kim has many years of training experience and is particularly skilled at understanding others’ concerns. She loves to read and books have helped her fine-tune her teaching skills. Kim is a great listener who knows how to help her students move past the obstacles and fears that stand in their way. She is committed to her student's success. Kim’s hobbies revolve around her family. They ride bikes, swim, play racquetball and just hang out.

Kimberly Sprague

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Kimberly bought her first investment property at the age of 19 and soon after got her real estate license. She has always had a strong desire to see people succeed and has a track record of bringing financial success. Kimberly’s greatest passions in life are real estate and serving her country. She is a Paralegal in the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corp where she supports Unit Commanders, Judges and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.

Matt Walton

Certified Trainer

Matt has worked in several capacities in our organization, including working as a consultant, a real estate team leader and as the director of consulting. He has extensive experience in the mortgage, lending, and finance industry. His background and experience in real estate and lending help him more fully assist his clients in finding success. Matt’s favorite part of working here is the opportunity to work with clients and to learn from other trainers.

Michael Hilkey

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Michael grew up as one of the “poor kids” in Las Vegas which helped him realize that he wanted financial freedom. For the past 30 years, Michael has sought out and learned from the best mentors in real estate. He believes that no one can truly be successful without helping others becomes successful as well. Michael believes that how you think is much more important than what you know, especially when you have a powerful mastermind team around you.

Rick Talbot

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

A love for real estate is what lead Rick to coach. He is driven by the desire to help his students reach their full potential and realize their financial goals. He’s been involved in land deals, lease options, assignments and even billboards to put money in his pocket. When not coaching or managing his own real estate business you’re likely to find him fishing with his family and friends.

Roy Voeks

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

While Roy was in college, he started buying houses and began his lifelong interest in real estate investing. He has found success with real estate as well as in the world of tax liens and deeds. Roy loves helping as a coach in youth sports and being involved in politics at the state and local level. He is a retired Army Reserve Officer in the Corps of Engineers and has six children and seven grandchildren with his beautiful wife, Sharon.

Shahid Bahadur

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Shah Bahadur got his start in real estate specializing in luxury properties and working with investors. In 2004 and 2005, he ranked among the top five out of 120 agents in his brokerage. Shah’s wide range of experience adds a wealth of real estate knowledge to our organization. In Shah’s free time, he enjoys learning about new cultures and loves to travel. He loves watching the Food Network and raising his daughter and being around family and friends.

Ted Wood

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Ted was personally mentored by some of the top real estate investors in the country and loves to share what he has learned and used in his own investing. Ted has coached, trained or Mentored over 1000 students in Sales, Business, or most frequently Real Estate Investing. After receiving a BS in Business Administration, Ted went on to own and manage two successful software companies. Ted is known around the office for finding creative ways to draft proposals and get deals done.

Barry Duke

Certified Trainer

After a long, successful career in the U.S. Coast Guard, Barry and his wife attended real estate investor training in 2007 where they learned how to become successful real estate investors. After many years of buying and selling real estate, Barry decided to get his Utah State Sales Agent license and closed his first deal within 1 month after getting his license. Barry has a strong commitment to helping those under his care experience the highest level of success possible.

Bob Baldwin

Certified Trainer

Bob has been involved in the investment industry for over 25 years where he has gained experience with many facets of the industry. He has been an instructor at the technical college level teaching stocks and investment options to individual investors for many years. He shares his knowledge and skills to best meet the needs to the beginner and advanced investors.

Brad Payne

Certified Trainer

Brad is working on a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and is in his first year of trading. He has a genuine love for computers, numbers and option theory. When Brad is not working he is spending time on the golf course with his family.

Bryan Lloyd

Certified Trainer

Bryan’s far-reaching investing experience extends back 15 years. During his career, he has used a variety of vehicles to further his investing goals, including stocks, options, FOREX and real estate. For the last 9 years, Bryan has been working in the education sector training individual investors about stocks and options. Being able to share his knowledge with others is deeply gratifying for him. He loves watching those he trains succeed.

Cameron States

Certified Trainer

For 10+ years, Cameron has been trading and investing in the financial market. His extensive knowledge of stock options has become his vehicle of choice for building wealth. After actively trading for years, he has had the opportunity to share his story and path with new investors. Cameron particularly enjoys helping new traders begin their journey to become independent investors.

Dennis Moffatt

Certified Trainer

Over the past 22 years, Dennis has been trading options and equity markets and has traded thru several stock market cycles. Dennis has taught thousands of students as a financial trainer and has been doing it for 10 years. Market trends tend to make or break traders, as for Dennis, he trades the prevailing trend, whatever that happens to be. As a paragliding enthusiast, Dennis knows how to have fun!

Donald Chandler

Certified Trainer

Don has been in the financial industry for 15 years. Like most educated trainers, he got his start working with a brokerage firm. Don’s passion for teaching pushed him into educating and teaching. With a degree in education and knowledge of the markets, Don is able to work with the beginning, intermediate, and advanced students to help them understand the complexities of trading. He is a key asset to our resource line.

Jan Plumb

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Jan has over 45 years of real estate experience. His past real estate projects include the development of high-end custom homes, townhouse subdivisions, and commercial buildings. He has rehabbed more than 50 homes and several apartment buildings. He takes pride in helping people improve their lives. His own life is filled with sports like skiing, surfing, hiking, and tennis, which he plays competitively.

Joel Johnson

Certified Trainer

Joel started teaching people how to trade options in early 2008. His experience in trading and in the brokerage industry includes time spent with firms such as Morgan Stanley, TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, OptionsXpress, and OptionsHouse. Joel is passionate about helping people to perfect their own approach to the market. The combination of passion, knowledge, and experience has helped Joel guide many traders to solidify their approach to the market.

Karen Ellsworth

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

“Wake Up - Be Amazing - Go to Bed!” this is Karen’s philosophy. Karen’s love for real estate has led to her ability to organize, motivate and achieve success. Karen has over 18 years experience in real estate. Karen makes it a point to first gain an understanding of exactly what her students intend to accomplish which she then guides and builds to their next goal. When Karen isn’t running her businesses or mentoring, she is likely to be found enjoying the outdoors or reading.

Nathan Street

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Nathan grew up in an environment of great hardship where he was emotionally and physically abused by his father. From this time forward he decided to make conscious decisions to become the person he wanted to be. Nathan is energized by making a difference in people’s lives and is always willing to go the extra mile. Nathan has worked with thousands of clients to help them become successful in investing.

Scott Thorstensen

Certified Trainer

Scott is a financial trainer at Interactive Trader Education where he helps self-directed investors become empowered to reach their financial goals through customized teaching and guidance. He’s passionate about trading options and is determined to pass that on to his clients. His own trading experience comes from trading stocks, bonds, futures, commodities and mutual funds. Scott’s passion is teaching and he has spent the last 13 years educating individuals how to gain financial freedom.

Sherry Carlson

Licensed Agent and Certified Trainer

Sherry has been doing real estate investing for 15 years. She comes from a background of interior design and construction. Sherry has extensive experience in training new real estate investors. She is especially talented at explaining investment techniques and strategies in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. Sherry loves the outdoors, boating, water skiing and scuba diving. She loves spending time with her family. Sherry is married to her husband Tom and they enjoy spending time with their kids and grandchildren.

Stephen Woodis

Certified Trainer

Steve has been an active trader for over a decade. His focus lies with both stocks and options. He loves teaching new students and helping them gain mastery of the financial markets. Prior to his role as a trainer, Steve trained clients for a major software company. His experiences working on the front lines became excellent preparation for introducing others to the world of online trading. Steve holds a BA in English and has developed curriculum for students learning to trade using automated processes.