Our trainers

The professionals you’ll work with and learn from—are not only among the best in the business, they also practice what they teach.

The professionals you’ll work with and learn from—are not only among the best in the business, they also practice what they teach. Each one of our advanced trainers is an active investor, each has passed a rigorous Response certification process.

What does that mean for you?

You'll receive knowledge

You'll receive guidance

You'll receive encouragement

Our people know what it’s like to put deals (or trades) together and take the risk. Not everyone can be a Response-certified trainer, but every client can benefit from their wisdom and experience.

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.

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Adam Leffler

Independent Real Estate Trainer

Currently residing in sunny, southern California, Adam applies values and lessons learned from growing up on a rural Illinois farm into cultivating successful relationships and opportunities in real estate today. A former successful Realtor, Adam began flipping real estate in the 1990's, teaching real estate in the US, Canada, England, Australia, and elsewhere since 1999, and earning a PhD along the way. Although he has served as the head of acquisitions for a small real estate hedge fund at one time, he currently focuses on personally flipping and wholesaling homes.

Zap Martin

Independent Real Estate Trainer

Zap’s past experience is extremely diverse, ranging from training, federal law enforcement, international marketing and real estate investing. His background in business is a valuable asset to his clients. Zap loves the opportunity he has to teach others about real estate. As a current investor, he likes to share his strategies and personal investing experiences with his students. Zap is also a musician and plays piano and drums as a hobby.

Josh Vences

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Josh was buy fix and selling real estate before and during his time spent in college where he received a degree in Business Entrepreneurship. He was a Project Specialist for a commercial real estate investment company and has experience with new construction. Josh has always had a passion for investing in real estate and currently invests. His goal is to help students come one step closer to their aspirations. Josh and his wife love traveling and being in the outdoors.

Curtis Cooper

Stock Resource Line Trainer

Curtis has been in the financial markets for 25 years. After graduating with a degree in Finance, he became a broker and started working with one of the country’s largest brokerage firms. While working with clients one on one, he realized the necessity of educating individuals about the markets and how they can take control of their future by taking control of their investments. Curtis has a passion for working with people and has coached multitudes of students to success. He has experience in trading Stock, Options, Futures, and Forex markets.

Derek Brown

Stock Resource Line Trainer

Derek has a passion for trading options trading and has enjoyed working side by side other traders and students. He believes the path to success starts with creating the right mindset, goals, and rules. Training with Interactive Trader and Response.com has given him the opportunity to combine his passion for teaching and for successful options trading. Derek loves being outdoors with his two daughters and has many years of experience with the stock market. Derek is a Chartered Market Technician and expert in technical analysis. Derek also loves to swim and kayak when the market is closed.

Andrea Weule

Independent Real Estate 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 rental properties that they hold. Andrea is a specialist in Remote investing and creative financing (Small Local Banks and Credit Unions, Private Money).

Charlie Fuller

Independent Real Estate 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.

Eric Chamberlain

Certified Stock Trainer

Eric has always enjoyed helping clients accomplish their financial objectives. He brings with him 20 years of experience working in capital markets – including equities trading, portfolio administration, equity research, and risk management. Prior to founding Snowcrest Capital, Eric worked for several large brokerage firms – Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley – where he assisted wealthy and institutional investors in crafting portfolios and managing market risk. Mr. Chamberlain has a degree in Finance & Accounting from Utah State University and a Master’s degree in Business from Webster University of Vienna, Austria.

Dawn Erling

Independent Real Estate Trainer

Dawn has extensive experience in real estate investing. Her current responsibilities involve training real estate clients all throughout the country. Dawn has a passion for both real estate and client success, so she loves her one-on-one on-site teaching.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.

Paul Mugerian

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Paul started learning real estate investing in the mid 70’s as a teen with his Dad when Sea Tac Airport, in Seattle, expanded their runways and they started doing move-on’s. Since then he’s been investing over 26 years. He’s owned businesses and has experience investing in: foreclosure’s, flipping, wholesaling, rentals, designing, section 8, 501c3, rehabbing, hard money lender, PUD’s, and property management. He earned his BA from BYU in English, Pre-law. He is currently a licensed real estate agent. He enjoys his family and loves to work with people and cultures worldwide, our students, other coaches and is an infinite learner.

Drew Moren

Certified Real Estate 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.

Jason Ault

Independent Real Estate Trainer

Jason spent too much time at his salaried position and not nearly enough with his wife and two kids. An infomercial for a free training event led him into real estate investing, where he’s fixed-and-flipped several properties and wholesaled others. He has numerous rental properties in Nebraska, Detroit, and Memphis, Tennessee. He loves teaching others his secrets to investing success. Jason, his wife, and their now three-child family enjoy the outdoors, including hunting and fishing.

Richard Homer

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Richard has about 20 years’ experience in real estate ranging from residential, commercial, development, and construction. During that time, he was a Partner in a high volume Real Estate Team located in Southwest Washington where he assisted in hundreds of transactions. Richard has 5 years’ plus experience as a commercial contractor/developer, building small office buildings and restaurant facilities. He attended BYU where he studied Business Management and Economics. In his spare time, he enjoys spending it with his wife Mary their children and 14 grandchildren in the many actives which are provided by the great outdoors in Utah.

Gena Horiatis

Independent Real Estate Trainer

Gena was a stay-at-home mom and wife for 20 years after having a career at IBM. She was teaching piano lessons as 2 of her 4 children entered college; money became an issue.  She discovered real estate investing and took the education from Response.  She has done flips, rentals and lease options in her local and remote markets.  Her son John joined her as her business partner and she has retired her husband allowing him to pursue his passion for acting, while they live on passive income from their rentals.

Chad Evenhuis

Certified Stock Trainer

Chad has been involved in financial markets since 2001. He trades stocks, options, futures, and forex. He has been educating clients for over 13 years on how to invest, trade, and gain confidence in their financial decisions. Chad believes building a strong foundation of knowledge, practice, evaluating, adjusting and mentoring with a coach along your journey is a blueprint for success in life. He uses his personal trading experiences to teach clients about the markets. He hold a designation of Chartered Market Technician. Chad loves spending time with his wife and their 4 children. In his spare time he plays sports, travel and works on self-development.

Melissa Bloxham

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Involved in real estate consulting and investing for the past 25 years, Melissa Bloxham has built a nationwide reputation as one of the foremost creative real estate minds. Melissa was the catalyst for many of her students’ growth and expansion of their own real estate portfolios. She earned several accolades along the way from nationally recognized real estate educators including “highest success rate of all coaches” and “top-producing mentor.”

Dr. Howard Haller

Independent Real Estate Trainer

Howard (Doc Haller) 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 is an accomplished real estate instructor and mentor in both the United States and Canada. "Doc" earned his Ph.D. in leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he lives with his wife, Rose. They have 6 children and 11 grandchildren.

Jared Muir

Independent Real Estate 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

Independent Real Estate 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

Independent Real Estate 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.

Wayne Razzi

Certified Trainer

Wayne served as an options theory and technical analysis instructor for many of the trading firms that he’s been associated with in addition to his work as a partner with Options University where he also spent a good deal of time writing educational articles, teaching online classes, developing course materials and software tools while regularly providing economic and market forecasts. Rarely at rest, he has spent time as a professional financial advisor, market commentator, newsletter writer and author for several years. He’s held a series 7 & 66 when serving as an investment advisor, and is formally completing his CMT requirements at which time he’ll receive the Chartered Market Technician designation. To date, Wayne has helped to educate many traders on the professional level and thousands of individual self-directed investors.

Wayne Gray


Wayne Gray started investing in the real estate market many years ago in pursuit of financial freedom. Wayne specializes in the area of "buy and holds" and has a number of rental properties in Florida as well as Maine. He has been married to Katie for 15 years and has 4 children between ages 3 and 12. He and his family live in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ali Safavi

Independent Real Estate 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 Hardy

Independent Real Estate 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 Response 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.

Chris Strickland

Independent Real Estate Trainer

Chris has been investing in real estate since 2007. In that time he has purchased and sold 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

Independent Real Estate 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

Independent Real Estate 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

Independent Real Estate 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. 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

Independent Real Estate 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.

Lynn Alder


Lynn Alder has been investing in real estate for many years, and currently owns various real estate properties. With his 30-plus years of experience and knowledge, he teaches and helps others get started and achieve their own financial independence.
During his presentation, Lynn will focus on the opportunity that exists today. He will show that in today’s real estate market there are many ways to make money. It’s no secret that with real estate, the advantage goes to those who have a plan that works. He teaches that successful real estate investors are those who have the knowledge of what to do and the techniques to make it happen. Lynn finds great satisfaction in helping individuals increase their understanding and use of powerful techniques to invest in real estate.
Lynn has shared his knowledge nationwide.
A strong believer in the power of education, Lynn will teach you techniques that you can use to build wealth, investing in real estate.

Lorina Kirsak

Independent Real Estate 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.

Robin Richards

Independent Real Estate 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.

Tim Rios

Independent Real Estate 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

Independent Real Estate 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


Andrew has over 12 years of experience investing in the real estate industry. He is the founder of the National Association of Real Estate 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.

Brock Madsen


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. 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


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.

Doug Clark


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


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), 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.

Jim Anderson


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


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 company, training thousands of employees on different sales techniques. Upon departing, Kory then became the general manager in the sales department of a company.

Cory Rice

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Cory received a Bachelors in Computer Science and spent almost 20 years doing technical support before he had a midlife crisis and earned an MBA, became a student of Response and has enjoyed Real Estate so much, that he now wants to share the experience with others. He also enjoys coaching his kids sports teams and loves to play board games in his little free time.

Mark Broberg


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 Stock 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.

Steven Sitkowski


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 and has two sons. 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 Stock 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 Stock 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 Stock 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.

Edwin Blackhurst

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Having been raised in a third world country, Edwin feels incredible gratitude for his life in America and especially for the opportunities that are available to people who have the work ethic and persistence to go after them. These traits describe him perfectly. He loves helping others buy and sell distressed properties throughout the country. Some of Edwin's closest friendships are the result of what started as coaching relationships. He's proud to have made a difference in so many people's lives. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors with friends and family, and loves it as both of these circles continue to expand.

Elliot Katz

Certified Stock 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 Stock 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.

Michael Exon

Certified Stock 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.

Steve Katin

Certified Stock 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.

Brandon Strickland

Certified Real Estate 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.

Chuck Hansel

Certified Trainer

With a B.S. in Finance, Chuck started his professional investing career as a Financial Advisor working with clients on planning and investing for their futures using asset allocation models and diversified portfolios with a buy and hold approach. Since 2004 he has been teaching others how to actively trade both stocks and options using fundamental and technical analysis. He loves to trade and to teach, and he really enjoys seeing his students "get it" as they work thru a complex trading concept together!

Casey Poppinga

Certified Real Estate 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.

Craig Mitchell

Certified Real Estate 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

Certified Real Estate Trainer

David has been a real estate trainer for 15 years. He has flipped houses, large apartment complexes and commercial buildings and retired with his own real estate portfolio at 41. He still enjoys the satisfaction of flipping houses and putting new life in the ugliest house on the block. David enjoys sports, he is an adjunct professor at a local university, private pilot, and races a car on the salt flats.

Eric Roberts

Certified Real Estate 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

Certified Real Estate 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

Certified Real Estate 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

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Kimberly 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 Real Estate 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.

Rick Talbot

Certified Real Estate 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

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Roy has been in the world of real estate investing for over 30 years. His focus has been single family homes and multiunit apartments. He has also invested in tax liens and deeds. He does wholesaling for the income, but more importantly to understand the things that face his clients. He is always on the lookout for a good fix and flip project. He has been married 33 years with six kids and eight grandkids. He believes hard work will get you to your goals.

Shahid Bahadur

Certified Real Estate 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

Certified Real Estate 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 Real Estate 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.

Bryan Lloyd

Certified Stock 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.

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!

Baillie Sigman

Relationship Manager

Baillie is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in languages and is in her first year of option trading. She has been with the company for three years and loves working with our trainers. When Baillie is not working you can find her in the outdoors. She loves the Utah landscapes and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and kayaking with family and friends.

Bob Bluhm


Bob Bluhm is an attorney who has worked extensively with U.S. investors and foreign investors wanting to invest in U.S. real estate. Bob began investing in real estate in 2005 and has invested in single family homes, condominiums as well as multifamily units.
Because Bob believes in multiple diversified streams of income, Bob also invests in the stock market. Bob began his investing career in 2001 and has actively invested since then.
As an international speaker, Bob has shared the stage with notable political figures, such as Presidents Clinton, Bush and Trump, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Benjamin Netanyahu, and others, such as Donald Trump, Jim Cramer, David Bach, Jean Chatzky, Suze Orman.

Pat Blakely

Certified Stock Trainer

Patrick placed his first trade 50 years ago and has enjoyed trading through all of the market cycles since that time. Throughout his trading career he has traded everything from stocks and options to futures and forex… but enjoys trading stocks the most. He is a specialist in the principle of using divergence for trading. He has taught thousands of students over the years and is a trend trader. He speaks/reads 12 languages, not counting the “market language” and is a black belt.

Donald Chandler

Certified Stock 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

Certified Real Estate 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 Stock 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

Certified Real Estate 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.

Kent Booth

Resource Line Trainer

Kent has a BS in Finance and MBA from Long Beach State University. In 1992 he passed all three exams to obtain a CFA designation. He has been investing in equities since his freshman years in college and have continued to expand his knowledge. He worked at ski resorts for over 25 years and always stayed active in the equity markets. He enjoys coaching others who are eager to prosper using smart investment strategies.

Nathan Street

Certified Real Estate Trainer

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.

Ryan Hughes

Independent Real Estate Trainer

Ryan earned his B.A. in 2005 and bought his first property the same year. Now, after 14 years of investing, Ryan loves teaching others his secrets of investing success. When he’s not teaching others and investing, he’s giving back. His love of the outdoors took him on a coast-to-coast bike ride raising money for cancer research. He’s also climbed the highest peak on the European continent.

Scott Thorstensen

Certified Stock Trainer

Scott Thorstensen has over 15 years of market experience, including many years as a broker for a major Wall Street firm. Although he enjoys a conversation about any area of investing, his true passion is trading options. He spends the majority of his time working one-to-one with individuals in the protégé program, but will be found teaching a live or online class from time to time. The butterfly and calendar spread are two of his favorite strategies.

Sherry Carlson

Certified Real Estate 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. Sherry is married to her husband Tom and they enjoy spending time with their kids and grandchildren.

Stephen Woodis

Certified Stock 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.

Tyler Thomas

Certified Stock Trainer

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Tyler started his professional investing career helping self-directed clients execute their trades. He has always loved to see the spark that comes when someone learns to trade and begins to make money in the markets. His patience and kindness help others find confidence in themselves as they learn and grow. Tyler enjoys teaching all kinds of topics: trend trading, swing trading, and high probability trading. He enjoys time with his 6 kids and watching his beloved Real Salt Lake.

Todd Millar


Todd Millar has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and take on the challenges of real estate. After starting his career in corporate America, Todd is now a dependable voice for empowering and educating others to pursue their dreams. Through real estate training he helps people to improve their morale, teamwork, and communication skills and ultimately achieve wealth results. With many years of experience Todd honed his skills to motivate audiences who find change difficult. With his energetic, and sincere personality, Todd connects with his audiences immediately and delivers content that they can immediately use as they jump into real estate. He now spends some of his time training others on motivational speaking and inspiring change.

Robert Weiler

Certified Stock Trainer

Robert has been an active investor for 20 years. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Robert began his career as a bond trader for a major bank where he traded US Government securities in the Primary market. He then went on to be a licensed Investment Consultant where he enjoyed advising and managing clients’ investment portfolios.

In addition to trading, Robert also enjoys instructing others how to trade and was an investment coach and instructor at Investools for 11 years. He specializes in options strategies and is passionate about teaching others to be successful traders. He believes that managing risk is a priority, that consistency is key, and having the discipline to follow investment plans and rules is vital to becoming a successful investor.

When Robert is not trading and teaching, he can be found in the outdoors where he enjoys hiking, skiing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Garrett Edmunds

Certified Stock Trainer

Garry has been a passionate active trader now for over 20 years and likes to focus on option strategies. He has now been involved in training people about the market for over 18 years and really enjoys helping others understand trading strategies and teach them how to achieve their own goals in the markets. He loves to teach people at any level, whether you are a beginner (we have all been there) to those who are veterans in the markets.

Deno Fabrizio


Before starting in real estate 15 years ago, Deno began his career selling hospital equipment and medical supplies. As a born educator, he began teaching and instructing others and has made it apart of his profession for the past 12 years. Deno loves to golf, reminisce about his youth as a bull rider, and be with his family in the great outdoors. He currently resides in Utah with his wife and 4 kids.

Scott Martin


Scott has spent over 25 years working for a Fortune 500 company, and left and executive position at a company in 2005 to teach and trade. Since that time, Scott has facilitated live seminars for tens of thousands of investors both in and outside of the United States. He has presented for, and represented companies that include: CNBC, Business Week, Donald Trump, National Achievers Conference, Women’s Financial Conference, and TD Ameritrade. He is uniquely qualified to teach investors how to manage portfolios using the stock and option markets.

Jim Taylor


Jim has been a trader in securities for over 21 years and in 2003 he moved into the investor education field as a personal coach and a national workshop instructor for the nation’s largest investor education company. He built and taught many highly successful investor training programs and to-date has taught more than 40,000 individuals how to become active traders in the stock market. Jim specializes in investor education and personal coaching on stocks, options, technical analysis, and advanced options.

Judy Sharma


Judy Sharma has been trading and teaching other people how to invest and diversify their portfolio for over 10 years. She has presented at events for CNBC Business Week Magazine. She has also shared the Stage with Dr. OZ, Robert Kiyoski, Marianne Williamson, and many others.

Shaun Shelton


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 Poulter

Stock Resource Line Trainer

Stephen Poulter has been trading in the markets for almost 23 years. He began his career as a retail stockbroker, way back in 1995. He was also one of the first day traders in the country, and started a day trading firm in 1997. He also began his educational career in 1997, first informally, then through structured programs. Stephen has mastered virtually every different way to trade in the markets, using both stocks and options. He loves sharing his knowledge and experience on covered calls, credit spreads, and other option strategies. Stephen has taught thousands of students in the US and Canada about the US Equities markets. He continues to trade, and teach, and help students all these years later. Stephen graduated from the University of Utah, and he is married with 3 daughters.

John Free

Certified Real Estate Trainer

John got his start in real estate and building businesses with his family on business ideas and real estate. From there it started the curiosity to keep learning and trying new techniques to apply. Not being afraid to try a new concept or strategy has been a motivator for John through the years. Developing a plan, organizing the mindset to think like a business owner has helped drive he success with his clients. . John and his wife have worked with 12 step addiction recovery groups over the past 4 years, this has provided a fresh perspective on dealing with life’s challenges. When he is not consulting or managing his own businesses, John spends time with his 3 children enjoying the outdoors and family time.

Dallin Wall

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Dallin is an active Real Estate investor, and a professional speaker, author, coach/mentor, and trainer on real estate, business development, and natural health topics. He is an international keynote speaker on Real Estate investing. Author of two books, Dallin has provided training in Real Estate investing and business development through seminars, groups and one on one. Dallin has written over 120 hours of training curriculum for presentation to training groups. He was a project manager for a nationwide investing group, was president of the UCREIA Real Estate Investors Group, and had a featured column for 7 years in “Creative Real Estate Magazine,” a national publication, as well as doing his own Real Estate investing projects. Dallin was dubbed “Mr. Creative Real Estate 2” by the founder of Creative Real Estate, and awarded Master Coach Certification by Premier Mentoring.

Peggy Johns

Certified Real Estate Trainer

Peggy started her investing career 18 years ago casually investing in tax liens and deeds. Since then, she and her husband purchased numerous properties and participated in various real estate ventures. Peggy has extensive experience in owning and managing rental properties (in particular section 8 housing), buying, fixing and selling properties, and land development. In her spare time, Peggy loves spending time with her husband, hanging out with her sisters and adoring her grandchildren. Peggy enjoys sewing and is an avid quilter.