Our team and partners are some of the most passionate people on the planet when it comes to helping people with their money. We strive to build a broad and diverse team of people who care deeply about those we serve to serve people no matter what their ethnicity or economic status. Interested in helping us change the world? Email us.
Eric Jordan, founder, publisher and CEO of "The Connect Magazine," is a civil leader, entrepreneur and political activist. His deep understanding of the importance of family and connectedness only serves to fuel his passion for bridging communal gaps, celebrating diversity and empowering others through all personal and professional endeavors.
Andres Gutierrez is a nationally known author, speaker, and teacher of personal finance focused on the Hispanic community. Andres is a critical part of our advisory team in serving the Hispanic community's financial education needs.
Art Fuller is the Founder and President of Knowledge Academies located in Nashville, TN. Knowledge Academies enrolls over 900 students from K through 12. Taking an innovative approach to education, KA has received numerous awards and grants as they prepare their students for the real world. KA is more than a school. KA seeks to improve and transform the local community which includes bringing sound financial education to lower income communities.
Founder / President
After spending 16 years in the personal finance education space developing online products and businesses, I realized there was still something missing and many people were not receiving the help they needed to get their finances on track. In May 2017, I was inspired to write The Millionaire Choice to share the life and financial principles that helped me break generations of bad money habits and turn our family into millionaires.
Shane designed his first website in 1997 and his continual quest for creativity and innovation has lead to various accolades along the way–including being featured in The Web Designer’s Idea Book in 2008 and winning a Gold Pollie Award for the Liberal Party of Australia’s website in 2013 for the best use of the Internet by an international campaign.
David has been helping people with their investments and financial planning for over 18 years. David's business background, wisdom and MBA experience have equipped him to be a valuable part of several company boards in addition to founding and running his own financial advisory and investing company.
Workplace Education and Training
Hiram Lucena hails from Brooklyn, NY and is an Ivy-League educated former
Mechanical Engineer. He has a B.S. from Columbia University and a
M.S. from UCLA in Mechanical Engineering.
Leaving his engineering career behind, Hiram wanted to help others become more financially secure through education and empowerment. From firsthand experience, he knows the money struggles people in our communities endure and how to help escape them. Hiram works as financial leadership coach and educator.
Post Secondary Financial Education
Dawn Olson, MBA, EdD Candidate, is an accomplished college instructor and course developer with over 16 years in business education; specifically in personal finance, international business, and marketing. Outside of the classroom, her professional experience includes positions as a former Stewardship Ministry Coach, Marketing Consultant, Sales Account Manager, and director of multiple non-profit organizations. Her passion for financial literacy education began as a facilitator for financial courses in the church and expands now to college level courses and coaching individuals and couples.
Secondary Financial Education
After completing degrees in higher education for biological sciences, Elizabeth Linville received a National Science Foundation grant to work in a local elementary school to help improve access to scientific concepts. She has continued her career as a teacher, instructional coach, and curriculum designer in education for nearly ten years. Elizabeth helped reconstruct the science standards for the state of Tennessee, as well as written curriculum in various fields for elementary, middle, and high schools. In addition, she has contributed to teacher training programs and built professional development courses for teachers in the Nashville area.