Our Team

We have a passion for helping our clients achieve their dreams and working collaboratively to accomplish that result.  As a firm we offer over 60 years of combined professional experience and a wide variety of services including comprehensive financial and wealth planning, asset management, risk management, retirement planning and education planning. We deliver personal and visionary client service and are dedicated to cultivating long term relationships by focusing on what is important for the client and acting in accordance with a fiduciary standard.

Rick Isaac

Rick Isaac

President and Founder

Rick Isaac is the President and Founder of Isaac Financial Services/Altitude Financial Planning.  He founded the firm in 1995 after 10 years of experience as a CPA. He was a State Gold Medalist and National Award winner on the Uniform CPA exam. As a former CPA with an analytical mindset, Rick has a strong understanding of the various actions and recommendations needed to handle tax implications.

Rick holds a master’s degree in Taxation and Accountancy from Arizona State University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 31, 63, 65 and 99 securities licenses.  He specializes in comprehensive financial and wealth planning, including retirement planning, asset management, risk management and education planning.  His passion is helping clients achieve their individualized lifetime dreams.

In his free time, Rick and Gwen enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with their seven children and 11 grandchildren.

 

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Craig Melsoni

Craig Melsoni

Vice President

Craig has been serving clients since 1981 in the financial services industry.

He joined Rick at Isaac Financial Services, Inc. in 1999. Prior to that he worked with Prudential for 18 years in various capacities from Registered Representative, District Associate Manager and Regional Training Manager always focused on helping others.

He currently serves clients in the Wichita, Kansas, office. He holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from The American College and FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses.

In his free time, Craig enjoys woodworking, BBQ smoking and attending grandchildren’s activities. Craig and his wife, Becky, live in Derby, Kansas. They are blessed with three children and ten grandchildren.

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Alaeja Koons

Alaeja Koons

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

Alaeja joined the Altitude Financial Planning team in 2019. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, she brought her creative eye, imagination, and her love for bringing others joy to the new Colorado team.  With a wide customer service background and a get-it-done attitude, she hopes to make an impact in the lives of her coworkers and clients.

She is currently attending Colorado Technical University to obtain her bachelors in Human Resources and Business Management.

Alaeja spends her free time hiking the trails of Colorado, dirt biking, creating art, and spending time with her two little sisters, Ainsley and Alexandra.

Becky Melsoni

Becky Melsoni

Executive Administrative Associate

Becky joined Isaac Financial Services, Inc. in 2008 after raising 3 children and working from home as a medical transcriptionist.  She has very strong organizational skills, is detail oriented and enjoys working with clients to ensure the processing of paperwork moves smoothly and without delay.

In addition to putting up with Craig for 40+ years, she enjoys gardening, family genealogy and spending time with their three children and ten grandchildren.

 Core Beliefs

  • We believe starting with a strong “Why” is imperative to helping our clients be successful in the financial planning process. We focus on lifetime dreams of our clients and helping them with the visualization of those dreams. We then empower our clients as a part of the process to make their dreams a reality.
  • We believe the biggest risk to a financial plan is the risk of not achieving your dreams. As part of our planning process we also focus on traditional risk management – including asset protection and loss of purchasing power.
  • We believe in putting our client’s interest first by taking the Fiduciary Approach. We do this by working with a wide variety of products that enable us to customize plans to each individual’s goals.
  • We believe having frequent reviews leads to a quicker course correction if necessary.
  • We believe that simplifying our client’s finances, enhances their overall quality of life.

Core Values

A Client Driven Process – to determine what is best for our clients by involving them in every step of the process and offering frequent plan reviews.

Integrity and Honesty – when putting a plan together for our clients that benefits their values and goals.

Compassion and Care – for our clients, their lives, dreams, and goals.

Kindness – always and in every situation.

Flexibility – when growing with our clients and helping them achieve their goals.

Dare to DREAM

Financial Planning That Empowers You to Dream

Here at Altitude Financial Planning, we focus on empowering our clients toward achieving their lifetime dreams by making wise financial choices.

Our mission is to enhance our client’s quality of life through intentional financial planning. We help clients identify and visualize their dreams and develop a plan to achieve them.  We have a passion for cultivating deep and lasting relationships. The friendships and trust we develop inspire us to operate with the highest degree of integrity. We truly have your best interest in mind.

With today’s constant information overload, we work to simplify your financial picture as much as possible to provide you with a  concise summary. Coordinating with other professionals to meet your desired outcome, we offer customized services tailored for your unique needs. As independent advisors, we are free from the pressure of corporate interests and work only for our clients.

Areas of Focus 

Asset Management – Building portfolios of traditional and alternative investments with an eye toward not only historical risk, but new risks arising due to changing conditions and dynamics.

Retirement Planning – Identifying and helping you visualize your dreams for retirement, and implementing strategies to empower clients to achieve them while transitioning from accumulation to distribution.

Risk Management – Striving to achieve investment objectives by identifying and managing the various types of risk, with a focus on the risk of coming up short in the pursuit of your dreams.

Education Planning – Preparing for the cost of higher education through savings strategies and tax-advantaged accounts.

 

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

We have a long-term relationship with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge), one of the most respected independent broker/dealers.  Rick was one of the first 100 advisors associated with Cambridge and has grown with Cambridge over the last 25 years. Cambridge is a 12-time honoree in the Broker/Dealer of the Year annual poll by Investment Advisor magazine and has earned an overall average of 9 out of 10 from their advisors based on the Annual Advisor Satisfaction Survey over the last 20 years.

Cambridge is a financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial professionals and their investing clients while preserving its private control.  They offer a broad range of choices for independent financial professionals regarding solutions for advice, growth, technology and independence.

Together, we offer you the objectivity of working with an independent financial firm combined with the ability to access a wide range of diversified financial products and a wealth of investment resources. To best meet your needs, our team uses a financial planning process to better understand your financial situation. We customize a plan to meet your goals and objectives, and empower you to ascend to your dreams. We continue to work with you by meeting on a regular basis, monitoring your financial progress, and revising your plan as needed.

Cambridge’s BDOY awards Investment Advisor magazine,2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10% of its producing financial advisors cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the years listed. Experience may vary. This recognition is not representative of investment performance or returns of representatives. Visit advisorone.com. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10% of its producing financial advisors cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the years listed. Experience may vary. This recognition is not representative of investment performance or returns of representatives. Visit advisorone.com

Altitude Financial Planning

Colorado Branch

1880 Office Club Pointe, Suite 203
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920
Phone: 719-481-5898
Email: info@altitudefp.com

Isaac Financial Services

Kansas Branch

Core North Capital Planning Building
13111 E 21st St N
Wichita, Kansas 67230
Phone: 316-691-9424
Email: info@altitudefp.com

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