277 East 3rd Avenue
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Ken often tells his clients that anything strong in this world is built on a foundation of hard work and persistence and is guided by belief, integrity, gumption, and compassion. Serving as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Ken echoes this philosophy when building customized plans for his clients and helping them make informed decisions about their future. He follows the Financial Planning Process as approved by the CFP® Board to get to know his clients on a deeper level and spends an extensive amount of time with them. Primarily, he pursued a career as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional to utilize his energy to help people. He is passionate about helping others in the community and finds it amazing how his support can have such a powerful impact on others.
As a CFP®, Ken plays a vital role in the successes of many families, entrepreneurs, and established businesses. His mother always used to tell him, “don’t forget to shine” which he took to mean don’t be apathetic about your work. This is the one of the reasons why Ken has found success and enduring relationships throughout his many years in the industry. He never takes the easy way out and considers himself energetic, compassionate, and positive.
Born and raised in Durango, Ken left and received his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and traveled the world for two years. When coming back to the United States, Ken realized there is no place more beautiful than the Western Slope of Colorado and the surrounding areas. Ken is passionate about his values and that is why he works for the economic development of small businesses, women, and public servants. He does this by volunteering with the Durango Chamber of Commerce and the Durango Diplomats. He is also actively involved on the Board of Directors of the 100 Club Durango, which promotes a safety net for police and fire department employees who risk their lives for the community. In addition to his involvement in the Durango community, Ken is also an advocate for women’s rights and volunteers with different women's support groups in La Plata County.
When not in office, Ken enjoys hiking with his dog, Panda. He is also very passionate about sailing, reading, music, art, and traveling. Two of Ken's biggest adventures have been sailing around Australia and riding a tour bicycle, unassisted, from China to India.
970-422-5200 ext. 104
Michelle joins us from Mercury Payment Systems, where she specialized in financial processing for over four years. Michelle attended the University of South Dakota, where she met her husband, Aaron. They have been married for 23 years and have two daughters, Madeline age 17, and Sophia age 15 who attend Durango High school. They have been in Durango for 11 years. Michelle will be helping us with account opening, deposits, and tax forms, and all things operations and administration
Branch Marketing Associate
Weston is a senior Student at Fort Lewis College studying physiology. Weston comes from Akron Ohio where he was born and raised. Moving to Durango Colorado in 2014, Weston has raced for the FLC cycling team throughout his college career. He enjoys riding his bikes, white water rafting, snowboarding, and music. Weston will be working as our marketing associate throughout the year until his graduation in the spring of 2020. He is looking forward to gaining experience as a marketing intern with Ken Duncan and hopes his Midwest values will be a great asset to bring to the team!