My name is... Juan Carlos Galvan

Lakewood citizen and cofounder of Alta Wealth Group

Posted 10/22/19

About me I’m a first generation American who was born in Chicago. I went to high school in El Paso, Texas and went to college at New Mexico Highlands University. I played baseball there and had …

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My name is... Juan Carlos Galvan

Lakewood citizen and cofounder of Alta Wealth Group

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About me

I’m a first generation American who was born in Chicago. I went to high school in El Paso, Texas and went to college at New Mexico Highlands University. I played baseball there and had dreams to one day play for the Chicago Cubs.

We’d come up here and play baseball against schools like Metropolitan State University of Denver, and I fell in love with the state. Once I got my degree in business administration, I moved out here and bought a house in Lakewood in 1998. I love the community. Hopefully we’ll see a lot of growth and more involvement from our diverse community, because I don’t think we have enough of that.

I taught bilingual education for ten years for both middle school and elementary school. Over the years, I’ve become more intentional in becoming an active member in our community. Last year, I did a lot of door knocking for Kerry Tipper and Brittany Pettersen.

Financial education

My mother was 13 when she finished the third grade, and she didn’t get past that grade. My father went to school for a week, and his mother was a cafeteria worker her whole life. We see too many people who are like them still. They don’t know the basics of balancing a check book, or the basics of keeping a bank account in check.

I cofounded Alta Wealth Group a year ago. We’re focused on providing financial education to underrepresented families in Colorado. As I was making more money in my life, I still felt like there was a void. I didn’t feel like I was helping the people who were like my parents. We’re in year one, but we have high aspirations.

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