Planning for Prosperity 2016 – Full List of Speakers

And just like that, our annual Planning for Prosperity alternative investment seminar starts bright and early tomorrow morning and we can’t wait for the wealth of knowledge that will be shared over the next two days! Let’s take a look at who will be presenting this year so you can get familiarized with our speakers and their areas of expertise.


9789_1022420894441743_1225725914539397410_nRobert Helms & Russell GrayHosts of the #1 Podcast The Real Estate Guys Radio

The Real Estate Guys Radio Show is an investment talk program broadcasting on conventional radio since 1997. The podcast version is heard in over 180 countries. Notable past guests include Steve Forbes, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, Peter Schiff and a variety of industry leaders and subject matter experts. Learn more and listen online at

Jamie.SmithJamie Smith – Investor and Author of Trailer Cash

Jamie is an avid real estate investor with over 8 years of experience investing in mobile home parks, single family residential, development, billboards, and storage units. Jamie has experience overseeing the management of various types of real estate properties, focusing on advertising, sales and accounting issues. She has managed a rent collection company, and is the manager of the Ryan and Jamie Smith Foundation.

Gregory_H._JohnsonGreg JohnsonTwo Time Space Shuttle Commander for NASA

Greg is a NASA astronaut and a retired colonel in the United States Air Force. Johnson is a veteran of two space flights, STS-123 and STS-134. He served as pilot on his first mission, which delivered the Kibo logistics module and the Dextre robot arm to the International Space Station.  At present time Gregory H. Johnson (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) is the President and Executive Director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS).

bryan-mickBryan MickAttorney & Leading Expert on Due Diligence for Private Placements

Bryan is the President of Mick Law P.C. in Omaha, Nebraska, and a provider of independent due diligence legal services for various broker-dealers and registered investment advisors throughout the country. Mr. Mick’s due diligence representation involves a concentration in real estate equity fund, development project, distressed debt and REIT reviews.

Glen MatherGlen MatherPresident of NuView IRA and self-directed IRA expert

Glen started NuView IRA, a third-party administrator for self-directed IRAs and retirement plans, in central Florida ten years ago. Glen is not only involved in educating clients, but he is also responsible for operational oversight – providing a practical view of IRA administration. Glen holds the prestigious CISP (Certified IRA Services Professional) designation through the Institute of Certified Bankers.

mauricio-rauld-150x170Mauricio Rauld – Founder and CEO of Premier Law Group

As a nationally recognized expert in asset protection, Mauricio assists clients with all their national and international entity structuring needs. Mauricio also assists clients with their capital raising needs and ensures complete compliance with SEC rules and regulations. Mauricio is also the advisor to The Real Estate Guys™ and asset protection advisor for The Elevation Group.

Brad-Sumrok1Brad Sumrok #1 Nationally known Educator and Mentor for Multi-Family Investing

After 17 years in the corporate “Rat-Race”, in 2002 Brad started as a Real Estate Investor with absolutely no previous investing experience. After just 3 short years, he retired from his corporate job at Age 38 with over $1,000,000 PROFIT from his first 2 Apartment Deals.

Jason DeBono HeadshotJason DeBono – Vice President of NuView IRA

Jason is a ten-year veteran of the self-directed IRA industry. For the past few years, he has focused his efforts on the Institutional Solutions department, which provides services to clients who work through advisor relationships and private investment sponsors, by raising awareness as to the potential and process of holding alternative assets within retirement accounts.

38b0d66Tyler Carter – Business Development Director/IRA Specialist

Tyler focuses on NuView’s retail market with the goal of expanding the knowledge of self-directed IRAs throughout the nation. He has been expanding NuView’s market by targeting professionals such as attorneys, CPAs, and CFPs as well as those in the real estate. In addition to his experience, Tyler also has extensive knowledge about taxes and fringe benefits, including 401(k) plans.

maryMerrell Bailey – Attorney & Managing Partner at Your Caring Law Firm

Mary Merrell Bailey (Esq. CPA MBA MSTax MSAcctg) is a recovering CPA who practices solely as an attorney in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianships, business succession planning and asset protection. The special needs of the elderly are high priorities to Merrell, who has six college degrees, including a J.D. from Barry University.

Mike CobbMichael CobbPresident of ECI Development, Ltd.

In 1996, he and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras and throughout the region. As the need for capital outstripped the supply, the mortgage company was converted to an international bank under the jurisdiction of Belize. It continues to provide mortgage services, but has expanded its services to encompass the full realm of financial products.

Scott Linked INScott CarsonFounder and CEO of is Texas-based real estate investment company that focuses on buying pools of distressed assets on residential and commercial properties directly from banks and hedge funds. Scott specializes in finding non performing notes and purchasing these notes for their portfolio. Scott has been in the mortgage, finance, and banking industry since 2001 and an active real estate investor since 2002. He has been actively buying notes on residential and commercial properties since 2005.


AugieByllottHeadshot_(2)Augie ByllottReal Estate Investing Professional & Educator

PACT Prosperity is an education and training company which teaches the methods to wealth creation through real estate investing, and provides training programs on two levels—one level for the informed investor, and another for the novice. Augie promotes fair play and ethics, while teaching clients how to create win-win solutions for sellers, buyers, and tenants.

Greg-BondGreg BondExpert in Property Management & Investing

Greg is an active investor however he also provides property opportunities for investors, with an emphasis on property management. Greg and his team find and renovate the property; place a tenant and provide property management, saving investor’s valuable time and often some headaches.