Meet Our Trainers

Protégé Team



bryanCurtis has been in the financial markets for 25 years. After graduating with a degree in Finance, he became a broker and started working with one of the country’s largest brokerage firms.

While working with clients one on one, he realized the necessity of educating individuals about the markets and how they can take control of their future by taking control of their investments.

Curtis has a passion for working with people and has coached multitudes of students to success. He has experience in trading Stock, Options, Futures, and Forex markets.




Don has been in the financial industry for 15 years. Like most educated trainers, he got his start working with a brokerage firm. Don’s passion for teaching pushed him into the education and teaching.

With a degree in education and knowledge of the markets, Don is able to work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced students to help them understand the complexities of trading. He is a key asset to our resource line.





DonEric has always enjoyed helping clients accomplish their financial objectives. He brings with him 20 years of experience working in capital markets – including equities trading, portfolio administration, equity research, and risk management.

Prior to founding Snowcrest Capital, Eric worked for several large brokerage firms – Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley – where he assisted wealthy and institutional investors in crafting portfolios and managing market risk.

Mr. Chamberlain has a degree in Finance & Accounting from Utah State University and a Master’s degree in Business from Webster University of Vienna, Austria.



DonGarry has been a passionate active trader now for over 20 years and likes to focus on option strategies.

He has now been involved in training people about the market for over 18 years and really enjoys helping others understand trading strategies and teach them how to achieve their own goals in the markets.

He loves to teach people at any level, whether you are a beginner (we have all been there) to those who are veterans in the markets.





Joel Johnson started teaching people how to trade options in early 2008. His experience in trading and in the brokerage industry includes time spent with firms such as Morgan Stanley, TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, optionsXpress, and OptionsHouse.

Joel is passionate about helping people to perfect their own approach to the market. He has taught thousands of people to trade options in individual and group settings. His broad understanding of technical analysis and options theory allows him to help both advanced traders and beginners.

This combination of passion, knowledge, and experience has helped Joel guide many traders to solidify their approach to the market.



MichaelRobert has been an active investor for 20 years. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Robert began his career as a bond trader for a major bank where he traded US Government securities in the Primary market. He then went on to be a licensed Investment Consultant where he enjoyed advising and managing clients’ investment portfolios.

In addition to trading, Robert also enjoys instructing others how to trade and was an investment coach and instructor at Investools for 11 years. He specializes in options strategies and is passionate about teaching others to be successful traders. He believes that managing risk is a priority, that consistency is key, and having the discipline to follow investment plans and rules is vital to becoming a successful investor.

When Robert is not trading and teaching, he can be found in the outdoors where he enjoys hiking, skiing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.



TylerWith a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Tyler started his professional investing career helping self-directed clients execute their trades. He has always loved to see the spark that comes when someone learns to trade and begins to make money in the markets.

His patience and kindness help others find confidence in themselves as they learn and grow. Tyler enjoys teaching all kinds of topics: trend trading, swing trading, and high probability trading.

He enjoys time with his 6 kids and watching his beloved Real Salt Lake.


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DerekDerek has been a trainer for Interactive Trader from the very beginning. His expertise in the options market and experience with education development made him an essential part of building and creating the systems used by the company today.

Derek’s background in Education and Science/Technology has served him well as he’s worked with product and process development to bring user friendly and effective products to the trading industry.




MichaelPatrick placed his first trade 50 years ago and has enjoyed trading through all of the market cycles since that time.

Throughout his trading career he has traded everything from stocks and options to futures and forex… but enjoys trading stocks the most. He is a specialist in the principle of using divergence for trading.

He has taught thousands of students over the years and is a trend trader. He speaks/reads 12 languages, not counting the “market language” and is a black belt.




Scott has spent over 25 years working for a Fortune 500 company, and left and executive position at a company in 2005 to teach and trade. Since that time, Scott has facilitated live seminars for tens of thousands of investors both in and outside of the United States. He has presented for, and represented companies that include: CNBC, Business Week, Donald Trump, National Achievers Conference, Women’s Financial Conference, and TD Ameritrade.

Scott has been a featured financial Speaker at MoneyShows, TradersExpo, and Market Drive events. He loves to teach others about his processes, and is uniquely qualified to teach investors how to manage portfolios using the stock and option markets.




Stephen Poulter has been trading in the markets for almost 23 years. He began his career as a retail stockbroker, way back in 1995. He was also one of the first day traders in the country, and started a day trading firm in 1997. He also began his educational career in 1997, first informally, then through structured programs.

Stephen has mastered virtually every different way to trade in the markets, using both stocks and options. He loves sharing his knowledge and experience on covered calls, credit spreads, and other option strategies.

Stephen has taught thousands of students in the US and Canada about the US Equities markets. He continues to trade, and teach, and help students all these years later.

Stephen graduated from the University of Utah, and he is married with 3 daughters.




Steve has been an active trader for over a decade. During this time he has continued to work in the education industry working with new investors. His focus lies with both stocks and options. Throughout his career he has developed extensive experience with automated trading systems.

He loves teaching new students and helping them gain mastery of the financial markets.

Prior to his role in the financial education industry, Steve trained clients for a major software company. His experiences working on the front lines became excellent preparation for introducing others to the world of online trading. Steve holds a BA in English and has developed curriculum for students learning to trade using automated processes.


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MichaelBaillie is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in languages and is in her first year of option trading.

She has been with the company for three years and loves working with our trainers. When Baillie is not working you can find her in the outdoors.

She loves the Utah landscapes and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and kayaking with family and friends.


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