Your Team

Resilient Financial has assembled a team of financial experts to assist you in all of your financial needs.

Rusty Welch


Rusty Welch has been a proud resident of Colorado since he moved here from Oklahoma in 1973. He first entered the risk management business in 1971 and has been proving and perfecting his current financial strategies since 2000 when he learned that the standard and accepted methods were flawed and tax inefficient once the client was in retirement. He finds great joy in educating and teaching his client those sound investment strategies using his proprietary system of putting their current plan on trial for its life. When Rusty isn’t busy working with his clients or mentoring others he enjoys building and racing high performance cars.

Reggie Fontenot has been providing Insurance and Investment products for over 20 years in Colorado. He focuses on protecting clients Assets in the event of unforeseen losses. Reggie strives to produce and deliver a service that meets and exceeds the expectations of his clients. In addition, Reggie is a Financial Advisor with a Series 6 License handling Investments, Life Insurance, Annuities and Retirement Income planning.

Reggie Fontenot

Diane Lopes

Diane started her career selling life insurance over 25 years ago. She traveled the country for several years to help nurses with their insurance needs, resulting in a unique opportunity to live in and experience people and places across the US.

As Diane found a passion in freeing clients from debt, she connected with Rusty Welch of Resilient Financial. Drawn to the truth of this financial approach, Diane became a licensed agent and works with Resilient Financial to teach clients how to grow, save and enjoy a tax-free retirement. She is also affiliated with Kingdom Advisors.

Desiring to finish her degree, Diane moved back to Los Angeles and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at UCLA. Several years later, Diane relocated to Denver and became involved in real estate investing. She spent many years buying, selling and rehabbing real estate. After 2008, Diane found a heavy need for credit repair and debt elimination. She discovered a solution to rapid debt repayment and established her own company where she taught people how to become debt free within a very short time. Once her clients were debt free, Diane wanted to maintain a relationship with them and realized that becoming involved in the financial services industry was a natural fit.

Diane enjoys Bible study, reading, cycling, skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, body surfing and most anything involving a beach.

Paul Luchau was born and raised in Rochester Minnesota.  He entered the financial services industry in 1985 as a mortgage lender and immediately began to educate others about how money works.  After observing so many individuals and families doing with their money what everyone else was doing with theirs, he set out to understand how the wealthy got to where they were. 

Paul Luchau was born and raised in Rochester Minnesota. He entered the financial services industry in 1985 as a mortgage lender and immediately began to educate others about how money works. After observing so many individuals and families doing with their money what everyone else was doing with theirs, he set out to understand how the wealthy got to where they were.

Paul is committed to education. He enjoys public speaking and teaches a 2-hour CE class to the Real Estate community where he equips Real Estate agents with the skills needed to help their clients participate in real estate ownership.

In 1999 Paul expanded his expertise in another area of money and finance when he joined the insurance and investment advisory business in Minneapolis Minnesota. Unlike so many others in his field who concentrate on rate of return, his work focuses on showing the wisdom of avoiding wealth transfers – monies that are often transferred away – unknowingly and unnecessarily. In the Fall of 2005, he moved to Colorado bringing that same passion to teach and enlighten others with his experience and knowledge.

Paul attended the University of Minnesota, receiving a Bachelor of Science Business degree from the Carlson School of Management with a Minor in Economics.

Paul Luchau

Doug Bishop

Doug Bishop brings almost twenty years of experience helping people build their future through financial services. He was the victim of a financial decision that cost him thousands of dollars. This life-changing experience inspired him to protect others from damaging financial mistakes. Doug is passionate about teaching clients to better understand financial strategies and products so they can confidently make better financial decisions. He has helped thousands of people avoid significant financial mistakes and reduce unnecessary payments to mortgage institutions, investment houses, and the IRS. When he’s not busy serving clients, Doug is spending time with his wife and four kids enjoying life in Colorado Springs.

Scot Barringer has been managing investments for his clients for over 33 years. He started his career as a stock broker with the California brokerage firm of Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards in 1985 and became the youngest Vice President in the firm’s history.

Today, Scot is a Senior Investment Manager and Investment Advisor Representative with WestPark Capital – where he manages and advises almost $50 million for a group of private clients – including many he has worked with for over 30 years.

In 1988, Scot founded his own broker/dealer, Barringer Ryan & Company – one of the early entrants to the independent broker community. In 1992, Barringer Ryan & Company merged into Brookstreet Securities, where Scot remained as a Senior Investment Advisor for 15 years.

Scot is the developer of Watchdog investing – an investment strategy focused on protecting investors from major declines in their portfolios while also maximizing growth opportunities.

In 2011, Scot co-founded the Federal Employee Benefits Center– bringing Watchdog investing to the management of TSP accounts and developing expertise in federal employee benefits. He publishes a weekly TSP Watchdog Commentary for clients and subscribers to alert them to significant trend changes in their TSP accounts.
In addition to his traditional investment practice and newsletter publishing, Scot is a licensed life insurance agent – with expertise in unique and empowering life insurance strategies.

Scot is an avid sports fan, loves to travel and tries to fit in as much golf as he can. He also loves reading – enjoying fiction, personal development and financial topics. On weekends, you can often find him working on some sort of “building” project around the house.

His love of sports has led him to coach youth sports over the years – baseball, football, basketball, soccer and hockey. He finds great pleasure in helping young athletes apply the lessons they learn on the field to the rest of their lives.

Scot Barringer

Anna Haney

Executive Assistant

Anna has provided administrative and operational support for over 10 years. She is thorough, highly organized, and has an incredible attention to detail. Her meticulous nature ensures an efficient workflow and allows her to smoothly convey information between parties. Maintaining a quality experience and client privacy are of utmost importance.

Anna is also a freelance video producer and has a passion for design and photography. She was in the dental industry for nearly 20 years as well. She has spent most of her life in Colorado and loves to camp, travel, race cars, watch movies, and spend time at the lake. But her favorite thing to do is relax at home with family.

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