Michael Candelario was born in Miami Florida. He graduated high school and attended University of Wisconsin – School of Business from the years 2005 to 2009 studying Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. Michael Candelario is a dedicated husband and father of 3. During his time at the University of Wisconsin he began his entrepreneurial career founding MAC Property Solutions. In the year 2016 Michael became the CEO at Original Goods and in 2019 he co-founded Whole ‘nother mother’.
Scott Zack, primarily located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, has been in the medical field his whole life and has plenty of experience in providing top notch service to his patients. One of his specialties includes chiropractic care. Scott Zack has been very successful at bringing new ideas to life and owns many other business ventures outside the medical field such as real estate.
Donald Dirren, Phoenix AZ resident, has been a licensed financial advisor in Arizona for over 30 years. As one of the top Safe Money Specialists with Bergen Financial Group, Don Dirren focuses on retirement planning and educating residents to help protect, preserve, and pass on their wealth. Donald enhances the course material with his own experiences as a longtime financial professional and includes illustrations of real-life scenarios that make the content easy to understand. Donald Dirren has a strong industry presence throughout Arizona as an ASU Alumnus, and owner and operator of two independent brokerage firms.
David Walker Green Beret is a Financial Services Executive. Former US Army Special Forces commander with exceptional ability to lead under pressure. David Walker Green Beret has over 17 years of experience in all aspects of running a hedge fund. Equally successful managing start-up, turnaround or rapid growth organizations. David Walker Green Beret’s expertise spans front, middle and back office operations and network of industry contacts includes institutional and high net worth investors, prime brokers, broker/dealers, technology firms, accountants, administrators, auditors, attorneys, banks, exchanges, ECNs and government agencies (SEC, FINRA, CFTC, FSA etc).
Alexandra Keleti grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City. When she was a child, her family fostered in her a love for classical music. While her hobbies have evolved from playing musical instruments as a child to needlework crafts as an adult, Alexandra has always understood that having hobbies enhances personal well-being. She also has had a lifelong practice of making time to give back to society. She spent many hours volunteering at the Johnson County Public Libraries with her best friends as a child. It was a meaningful way to help the community while also giving her a chance to peruse some newly released books. Alexandra attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2020. During her undergraduate years, she spent the summer of 2019 interning at the Sprint headquarters as the telecommunications company was preparing for a merger with T-Mobile. This internship was a pivotal moment in Alexandra’s educational experience, as learning about the different careers within finance helped her decide that she wanted to pursue a Master of Accounting. She starts KU’s Master of Accounting program in June and plans to focus on Assurance.
Peter Schieffelin Nyberg is a creative executive with extensive background in the health care, digital marketing and financial services industries. He brings entrepreneurial energy and skills to new and established organizations. Peter improves operations and solves complex problems in large and small organizations. As an Organizational and Operational Consultant, Peter is a change agent who can lead teams in transforming organizational structures and cultures. Peter Schieffelin Nyberg is an active listener and a persuasive communicator who inspires people to think creatively and work together.
Adam Slatniske was born and raised in Carroll County. He attended South Carroll High School where he was an honor student and captain of his football and lacrosse teams. At a young age, Adam was dedicated to community service, completing hundreds more service hours than he needed to graduate. Adam Slatniske then went to Washington College where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Adam’s community service continued in college where he participated in a program called Neighbor Ride where he drove elderly people to their appointments and helped them run errands. Adam Slatniske also volunteered at Copper Ridge Nursing Home for dementia and Alzheimer patients. He participated in many activities for domestic violence awareness and during the blizzard in 2010, he shoveled out the Chestertown Hospital to ensure that EMS could operate safely.
Nate Heddleston is a Senior Manager for a transportation and facilities company. He has been a lifelong athlete and coach, still lifting and running regularly to stay in shape. From middle school to college and middle school coaching to college coaching, Nathan has been involved with track and field, running, and hurdling for about 30 years. Nathan has spoken at several clinics about running, most notably the annual Asics Comet Clinic in Amherst, Ohio. He also has coached several NCAA National Champions in track and field and two NCAA National Team Titles while at The University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. He has won The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Coach-of-the-Year three times. Nate has completed various road races since he became a “recovering sprinter,” including 5k’s, 10k’s, half-marathons, and the 24-24-24 challenge.
Teresa Ann Zercher is a nurse leader for HCA Healthcare, where she holds the title of Director of Clinical Operations. Teresa Ann Zercher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas and is also a Registered Nurse. Teresa Ann Zercher served as a Flight Nurse for 24 years and is now a retired Capt of the US Airforce. Teresa Ann Zercher joined the USAF in 1976, retiring in 2001 and reached the rank of Capt. Flight Nursing.
David Chersonsky is an active hiker who enjoys taking pictures of outdoor scenery, such as mountains, desert plants, native wildlife, lakes, rivers, etc. He enjoys visiting out of the way places, off the beaten path. He enjoys rock climbing in a nearby urban park, sightseeing, going on day trips out of the way parts of the desert. He enjoys taking short walks and mountain bike riding as well. His other interests include reading, especially non fiction historical books. He has read a variety of history books about the American Revolution, as well as numerous books relating to World War II. Some of his favorite books involve recent financial history, especially relating to the “great recession”. He likes to find patterns involving recent global financial history, and then develop insights as to what the next challenges and opportunities are available in the global economy, particularly global equities markets and commodities. David likes to check up on the abnormal psychology of crowds as it particularly pertains to equities markets and commodities, as well as currencies and cryptocurrencies. He finds insights from such sources as ” Mad Money”, as well as “Seeking Alpha”, and “Bitcoin.com”, to be of significant value. He enjoys the theater of discussion boards regarding investing posted on the internet, particularly Reddit’s investment discussion boards. David is a strong critic of income inequality, particularly inequality in wealthy nations that can afford to provide a social safety net for their citizens. Mr. Chersonsky was instrumental in helping to found a small family organic health care products business, developing a business plan and working on marketing strategies. David was actively involved with His church, especially prior to Covid. He likes to get involved with community outreach, helping the homeless, those who are struggling just to get by. His future dreams involve owning a coffee farm, producing organic coffee using sustainable practices, as well as traveling, particularly visiting South America with his girlfriend. David lives and works in Maricopa county, Arizona and much appreciates the weather and job opportunities of living in Maricopa county.