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We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Our team of financial professionals can help you address:

  • Investing principles and strategies
  • Retirement investing and distribution strategies
  • Estate conservation issues
  • Risk management

We also can answer your questions, including:

  • Can I retire early?
  • Are my investments working hard enough?
  • What’s the best approach for college savings?
  • What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
  • Do I have enough life insurance for my family?

Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We specialize in creating an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.


Michael Pennica

Founder and President

After a career serving our United States Air Force (USAF), Michael joined the financial services industry in 1993 and opened his first office in Colorado Springs, CO in 1996. A year later, Carol Pennica (Michael’s wife) joined...

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Carol Pennica

Chief Operating Officer / Partner

Carol comes from a banking family and started her career with various banks and credit unions and later entered the insurance business with USAA. She graduated from Pikes Peak Community College with degrees in Business and Financial...

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Julie Bishop

Financial Advisor

Julie Bishop is a graduate of the University of Southern California. After college, Julie began a successful career in the retirement planning industry, managing the compliance department for Benefit Planning, Inc., a...

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Richard Cimino

Financial Advisor

Richard grew up in Raton NM, and attended the Air Force Academy in 1990. Richard retired from the Air Force after 21 years as an Intelligence Officer. He earned his MBA in 2000 after attending night school at the University of...

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Mark Czelusta

Financial Advisor

Mark grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida, but fell in love with Colorado as a cadet at the USAF Academy. After graduating in 1989, Mark served in our nation’s Air Force for nearly 27 years, and through 15 worldwide locations as a...

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Robin Depies

Financial Advisor

Robin Depies grew up in southern Wisconsin where she received her degree in business management while working and raising a family. Every business in which she has been involved she has created stronger foundations, streamlined...

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Sally Jo VanWinkle

Administrative Assistant

Sally Jo is a U.S. Air Force veteran who truly enjoyed her time in the service. While in the Air Force she was an Aircraft Maintenance Scheduler that monitored and maintained aircraft, assigning them fly time and scheduling the...

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