Doug Wells

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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

Lexie Clayburn is the owner of Take A Hike Pet Photography in Heber. A Utah based pet photographer who is most likely just as obsessed with your pet as you are! Colorful, adventurous, vibrant style is what we aim for when photographing your furry loved one, whether it be in studio or out in the mountains.

Michael Strachan is  the hard goods buyer at Cole Sport. Cole Sport's flagship store is located in the heart of Park City.  Ski fashion lines the walls with brands from around the globe. You will find the latest and greatest from a diverse selection of quality ski brands. 

Tim Cooley is the author of Find your killer Idea. This essential step-by-step guide to finding a killer idea teaches: - How to identify a business idea that maximizes your current resources, a killer idea. - How to find the resources you may be missing that will be critical to the success of the business. - How to build a version of the product to test sales. - How to use ads to test an idea determine if there is a market.

Jason Ware is Partner and Chief investment Officer for Albion Financial Group.

Anese Cavanaugh – author – Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want. The author shows aspiring leaders how to embody the qualities they wish to cultivate in their organizations. Anese Cavanaugh proves that it’s possible to create an energized and engaged organizational culture that spreads from person to person.

Shirin Spangenberg tells us about Escape Room Park City.  A fun, brain stretching experience for everyone. An entertainment center where a group of up to 8 people are "locked" in a room and have an hour to figure out clues and puzzles to unlock the door and win the room. A fun interactive activity that will keep you talking about it for days.

In segment two, Tracy Klein from Fetch Cares stops by.  Fletch Cares  is a private, non-profit in Kamas, Utah. It is Utah's first animal fospice (foster facility + hospice). Their mission is to provide comfort and care for animals with exceptional needs through people with exceptional needs. 

The book Fashionopolis,is an investigation into the damage wrought by the colossal clothing industry and the grassroots, high-tech, international movement fighting to reform it.  In Fashionopolis, author DanaThomas sees renewal in a host of developments, including printing 3-D clothes, clean denim processing, smart manufacturing, hyperlocalism, fabric recycling—even lab-grown materials. From small-town makers and Silicon Valley whizzes to such household names as Stella McCartney, Levi’s, and Rent the Runway, Thomas highlights the companies big and small that are leading the crusad

Every year, six million companies and more than 100,000 products are launched. They all need an awesome name, but many (such as Xobni, Svbtle, and Doostang) look like the results of a drunken Scrabble game. In this entertaining and engaging book, Hello My Name is Awesome, ace naming consultant Alexandra Watkins explains how anyone - even noncreative types - can create memorable and buzz-worthy brand names.

Before the 1960s, American politicians had never paid much attention to economists. But as the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists gained influence and power.

Last week a big week for Vail Resorts.  Vail announced it had purchased Peak Resorts and announced its 4th quarter earnings. Doug and Renai report on the Investor call.

Local Park City Chief Meryl van Der Merwe has exciting news about new accounts approved for launch of her Jafflz sandwiches and her debut on QVC Live on October 9th.

Today on Mountain Money, Renai and Doug visit with Steve Anderson, Author of The Bezos Letters – 14 Principals to Grow Your Business Like Amazon.

The second guests on the program were Jennifer Swaffer Director of Sales and Katie Halwachs Marketing Director from the Homestead Resort in Midway.

  

The third guests on the program were Sheron and Errol Grant, owners of the 11th Hauz Jamaican Restaurant in Newpark Town Center. They specialize in authentic Jamaican Dishes.

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