• By partnering with Response and our Next Level training, you’ll have access to great educational resources and materials. We are with you every step of the way, ensuring you are making the correct investment choices and decisions. We’d be one of the first who admit that without support, investing can be overwhelming with all the laws, regulations, guidelines, contacts… however, with our advisory support and resource lines, you can call any time during our regular business hours to get any of your questions answered.

    Members of the Inner Circle and Protégé teams have positioned themselves to receive training from our top trainers, along with the systems and tools they’ve invested years perfecting. Being a member of the Inner Circle and Protégé Team means you get access to:

    • Multi-week customized training experience for individual students.
    • One-on-one relationship with a personal trainer to customize and accelerate the learning curve.
    • Full access to our Response.com Education Center and the world class curriculum it contains.

    Meet Our Team Leaders

    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.

    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.

    Meet The Team

  • Before our mentors and trainers are hired they must be active in real estate and meet certain professional requirements. Each mentor and trainer that becomes a part of our team is held to the highest standards in the industry and must maintain a minimum level of activity to continue working with us.

    Meet our Trainers

    Real Estate Trainer Requirements


    • Active Investor – Deals Before Hiring
    • Clean Background Checks
    • College Degree
    • Industry Experience
    • Licensed RE Agent


    • 5+
    • 2+ Years
    • 3+ Years


    • 3 Deals ( Anually )
    • Active Real Estate License
    • Annual Product Testing
    • Quarterly Product Testing
    • Student Feedback/Survey Scores


    • 93%
    • 90%
    • 4.7 (5.0)

    ** These hiring requirements are used in the recruitment of new mentors and trainers for our team.

    Stock Trainer Requirements


    • Years in the industry
    • Years of trading stock and options experience
    • Active trading account
    • Clean Background check
    • Experienced educator


    • 5+
    • 2+
    • 2+


    • Trades a year
    • Quarterly testing
    • Student surveys/feedback
    • Expert with research/trading platform
    • Appropriate license


    • 12+
    • 90%
    • 4.5+
    • Series 3

    ** All mentors and trainers on our team must meet these requirements and expectations to continue working as a trainer or mentor.

  • support

    Inner Circle and Protégé team have exclusive and direct access to our customer service through the Advisory Line.

    These experts are available 60 hours a week and are accessible by phone or email.

    Their purpose is to provide continued support and accountability to ensure each student success!