Our client relationships are built upon trust and confidentiality. Reliability, knowledge, empathy, and responsiveness are the four elements which inspire all that we do. We have a strong desire to earn the client’s trust through competent and informed caring.
We ensure that the financial and tax planning solutions we provide are based upon extensive market research, financial insight and comprehensive planning with independence and integrity. With our technological links to the global market and a network of financial talent and experience, we have the resources and scope to offer our clients a variety of solutions.
We are committed to providing personalized service to help our clients realize their goals and to pass on the fruits of their success to those they love.
Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Michael J. Valenta
Mike is married to his high school sweetheart, Paula and has four boys – Benjamin, Graham, Colby, and Max. Mike also enjoys hunting, fishing, and the occasional round of golf.
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- Phone: 303-951-5975
Colby J. Valenta
Colby is married to his high school sweetheart, Chelsea, whom together have one son, Abraham, and a Goldendoodle named Walter. Colby enjoys running half marathons, watching Chelsea FC, and cheering on his beloved Colorado Buffaloes.
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- Phone: 303-951-5976
Jonathan has been married to his wife, Phyllis, for 15 years and the they have two beautiful children together, Darci and Tristan. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys playing basketball, skiing, woodworking, and taking his Golden Retriever, Maximus, on walks.
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- Phone: 970-372-0541
Drew M. Albers
Retirement Plan Specialist
Drew M. Albers is the Retirement Plan Specialist at Valenta Capital Management. In his role as Retirement Plan Specialist, Drew is responsible for servicing plan sponsors in the administration of their retirement plans on a day-to-day basis. He also assists plan participants with questions they may have regarding their retirement plan accounts.
Outside of work you can find Drew in the mountains – he is an avid skier in the winter, and enjoys hiking in the summer. He enjoys watching the Minnesota Timberwolves and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks.
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- Phone: 303-951-5972
Diane is dedicated to creating financial plans for her clients that best meet their needs and objectives. One of her goals is to make sure her clients are educated and understand their investments and reach their financial goals. She provides a variety of financial services including investment management, budget guidance, and legacy planning. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a master’s degree from Regis University.
Diane and her husband, Mike, have been married for over thirty years. She has a daughter, Stephanie, who lives in Oregon and a son, Jon, who lives in Denver. She enjoys almost all sports and is an avid Rockies, Broncos and Nuggets fan. Diane spends most weekends enjoying the outdoors with her husband and their collie, Ariele.
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- Phone: (970) 372-0541
Director of Operations
Nikki Aragon is the Director of Operations with Valenta Capital Management. She has over 15 years of experience in financial services. She provides leadership for our operations team and works closely with our advisors to direct, manage and oversee business strategy for the firm, ensuring an exceptional experience for each and every client.
Nikki is married to Dan and has two kids in college. Outside of work, she loves to escape to the mountains to go camping and hiking and will jump at the chance to travel just about anywhere in the world.
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- Phone: (303) 800-9892
Lori G. Sittner
Director of Client Services
Lori has two daughters, Amanda and Chelsea, and two grandchildren, Dylan and Matix. Outside of the workplace, Lori enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with her family.
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- Phone: 303-951-5977
Executive Administrative Assistant
Hannah is a native of Colorado, and has lived in the state her entire life. When she is not working hard, she enjoys trips to various museums, traveling, playing sports, and cheering on the Denver Broncos.
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- Phone: 970-372-0541
Sarah Hobbs is our dynamic, resourceful and energetic Executive Assistant who is comfortable with being the go-to person for anything related to the seamless running of an office. Her experience spans over 15 years as an Executive Assistant in the Financial, Oil and Gas, and Construction industries. There is never a task too small or too big for Sarah. With a keen eye to detail and a meticulous work ethic, she is devoted to making our clients happy.
She grew up in Evergreen Colorado but has traveled the world. She graduated from the American British Academy in Muscat Oman and went to University of Colorado at Denver. She is dedicated to helping animals and enjoys spending time with her two Nephews who keep her on her feet!
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- Phone: 720-505-2431
Michelle Sneller is the Service Assistant for our Northern (Fort Collins) Colorado office. Her focus is on processing documentation and servicing client needs. She strives make sure each client is cared for in a friendly and efficient manner.
Michelle is a native of Colorado, growing up on the eastern plains. She has a daughter and a son, Shantel and Dylan, and a stepson, Caden. Her husband, RJ, is a Construction Superintendent. She loves motorcycles, horses, the outdoors, traveling and music concerts, but also finds time for her indoor hobbies of painting and making jewelry.
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- Phone: 970-372-0541
Melissa A. Dalla
Attorney at Law, Dalla Hammond, P.C.
Melissa, a Colorado native and founding member of the firm Dalla Hammond, P.C., has more than 24 years of experience advising clients in the area of trusts and estates, and handling probate administration. Her practice is focused almost exclusively on estate planning and administration, so she is able to offer clients state-of-the-art planning strategies keeping up with industry trends.
Her clients include a broad range of people – traditional and non-traditional families, blended families, and people of all ages, young and old. Through the relationships Melissa builds with her clients, she helps them understand what happens to assets during disability and at death so that they can address their concerns and priorities, and implement a clear, concise plan they can pass along to their loved ones and survivors.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband Chris Hammond, her three amazing children, and their sweet dog Mulligan. Her favorite past times include golfing, cooking, and running.
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- Phone: 720-408-1600 ext 101