Doug Wells

BOARD VICE CHAIR

Co-host of Mountain Money since 2012.

Doug Wells is a Vice President and Partner for Albion Financial Group. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University. Doug deeply enjoys helping Albion’s clients succeed in their financial lives. Some of Doug’s additional professional activities include residing on multiple boards such as the Salt Lake Estate Planning Council, Vutara (a startup high tech company) and for Catheter Connections.

Doug is a frequent public speaker and an author on topics of interest to high net worth families, business executives/owners and to many of the charitable causes they support. As an author and presenter his goal is to connect seemingly disparate pieces of information into important patterns and actionable insights.

Doug is an avid fan of outdoor activities including skiing, paragliding and flying general aviation aircraft. He is an FAA certified flight instructor for single and twin-engine aircraft and is a PSIA certified level one ski instructor.

Doug and his wife Linda live in Park City with their 2 daughters.

Ways to Connect

Alpen + Hyde

Aug 2, 2021

Expect to escape from all the virtues and vices Park City at Alpen + Hyde Massage.  Located on Main Street in the Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City’s newest spa encourages residents and visitors alike with Ashleigh Brilliant’s quote “Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can do is rest.”  

 

Jet Fuel Shortages

Aug 2, 2021

Last Tuesday the airline industry asked federal regulators for help to increase jet fuel supplies at the Reno-Taho International Airport.  This was a day after American Airlines announced it might have to add stops to certain flights because of fuel delivery delays. 

 

The Day Tomorrow Said No

Aug 2, 2021

Conversations about the future of work tend to focus on banalities — self-driving, robotized memes — deliberately ignoring the fact that too many people are being left behind.  Future of Work thought leader Bill Jensen changes the conversation in his latest book, THE DAY TOMORROW SAID NO:  The Discovery That Forever Changed The Future And How We Work

Bill Jensen is founder of The Jensen Group and a leading speaker and consultant around the Future of Work. 

  

Aviation Industry – Pilot Shortage

Jul 26, 2021

This month, consumer spending on airlines briefly exceeded 2019 levels on a weekly basis for the first time since the pandemic began.  While this is good news, the airline industry is facing a larger problem as it begins to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.  The aviation industry is facing a pilot shortage. 

 

The Entrepreneur’s Paradox

Jul 26, 2021

If you Google “number of small businesses that fail” your results will be all over the map. Some articles say 75%, other blog posts say 80%, some sites even gloat that 90% of startup businesses fail within the first year. Whatever the true statistic is for startup business failure, it’s a numbing figure that isn’t a real confidence booster for the startup entrepreneur. 

 

Update on Current Financial Markets

Jul 26, 2021

After a major plunge last Monday, the stock market saw positive sessions for the remainder of the week.  Jason Ware, with Albion Financial, joins us this morning to walk us through what triggered the changes seen last week. 

  

YOTELPAD Park City

Jul 20, 2021

YOTELPAD is a new hotel development that is located just below the Grand Summit at Canyons Village.  YOTELPAD is a concept that brings together modern design, efficient interior space planning, technology, extensive amenities and affordability at the base of the mountain. YOTELPAD Park City opened last wint

Take More Vacations

Jul 20, 2021

The founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights and author of Take More Vacations: How to Search Better, Book Cheaper and Travel the World joins Mountain Money to explain why we’re searching for airfare all wrong.  Scott will share the strategies that have saved his two million newsletter subscribers a collective $500 million on airfare, and presents a bold new approach for how to see the world while n

Tax Evasion and Upcoming IRS Efforts

Jul 20, 2021

Scott Michel and Mark Matthews with Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys discuss the types of legal tax strategies long used by the wealthy that are likely to come under new scrutiny if President Biden’s tax plan moves forward.   

  

Woodward Park City's First Fridays

Jun 7, 2021

On July 2, Woodward Park City introduces First Fridays. The monthly event takes place on the first Friday of July, August and September, features music from Mountain Town Music, and participation from local food and beverage partners, local business and vendors and much more. First Fridays are open and free to the public, vendors and local business.   

  

President Joe Biden is expected to raise long-term capital-gains tax for the wealthiest Americans to 43.4%. Blake Christian, partner at the accounting firm Holthouse Carlin & Van Tright joined Mountain Money this morning to talk about the potential of a tax increase and steps business owners and all of us can take this year in case the increase happens.

  

Make It, Don't Fake It

Jun 7, 2021

At what point do the actions associated with “faking it to make it” result in lies, and to what extent do those lies ultimately hurt our chances of “making it?”  

  On Thursday May 6, the Bloomberg market wrap up noted that the Dow closed at a record high and that economists were predicting one-million new jobs for Friday’s new job report.  They missed.  By a lot.  

Gabriel Wineant joined Mountain Money to talk about his book The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America.  The book follows the story of Pittsburgh, a city that was a center of blue-collar manufacturing is now dominat

  There appears to be a disconnect between the latest jobs report and discussion on current government benefits.  Over the next two weeks we will be diving into this topic by chatting with two experts with very different perspectives.  This week we welcome back Professor Marshall Steinbaum of the University of Utah. 

  

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