About Us

Signed by 56 men at a time of incredible promise, the Declaration of Independence allowed for new freedoms and a bright future.   56 Capital Partners crafts honest and skilled advice so that you can enjoy that same freedom in your financial life.  We are with you, through hard and good times, in your pursuit of happiness.


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Derek is a Michigan native and enjoyed working on his family’s farms: cattle and grain on his father’s side, and fruits and vegetables on his mother’s. With a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics and Health Sciences from Kalamazoo College and an MBA with a specialization in Corporate Finance from Walden University, Derek worked with small blue-collar business owners to help manage their finances after working on the farm.  Feeling the need to serve the country he loves, Derek earned the title U.S. Marine and served active duty in the Marines as an officer for five years.  Derek is married with no kids (yet), enjoys being a lifetime NRA member, and loves the beautiful outdoors of Colorado!

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Erin is a Georgia native, a “true southern belle”, but is now happy to call Colorado home. After receiving her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance with an emphasis in Risk Management and Insurance, Erin and her husband packed up everything and moved to Fort Carson where her husband served active duty in the Army. Erin has many hobbies ranging from skiing, climbing, photography and playing with her dogs. She loves to create a relationship with clients, so do not be surprised when she remembers all of your kids names or requests a cute baby picture!