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How We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Meet Our Team

Deborah J. Trouw, CFP®, ADPA®

Founder, Senior Wealth Advisor

(505) 984-3856

(505) 365-2865

As the Founder and Senior Wealth Advisor at Elevation Wealth Partners, I have had the privilege of working with clients for over 16 years. My guiding tenet is the belief that financial planning can benefit everyone, regardless of background or circumstances.I’m passionate about demystifying the landscape of finances and creating a clear path forward for my clients. What motivates me most is having an impact with clients and seeing their confidence build as they find success. Whether it's guiding clients towards a secure retirement or assisting them during significant life transitions, I find great satisfaction in being a part of their financial journey.

Before becoming a wealth advisor, I worked as a tax professional. My background in tax assists me to advise my clients to invest wisely and in a tax-smart way. I specialize in solving complex problems, allowing individuals and families to build wealth and retire without worrying about running out of money.

Over the course of my career, I have obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation, the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA) designation, the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, and licenses to sell life and health insurance in New Mexico. My alma mater is the University of Bradford in the UK, and I began my career as a wealth advisor in 2007.

I firmly believe that a business can only serve its clients well when it is internally healthy. Therefore, I place a great deal of emphasis on investing in the development of my team. By ensuring that my team is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, we can provide our clients with the highest quality of service possible. This investment also extends to the resources we use, as we continually seek to improve our tools and technology to better serve our clients.

Out of the office, I love to golf, cook, and, at the end of the day, make a top shelf margarita!

Michael F. Trouw

Senior Paraplanner

As a Paraplanner, my role is integral to the financial planning process at Elevation Wealth Partners. I am responsible for tracking and coordinating the various aspects of the planning process, ensuring that all necessary steps are completed in a timely manner. This includes maintaining client accounts, organizing documents, and facilitating effective communication between clients and our team. In addition to these administrative tasks, I provide technical support to both our clients and the firm.

Prior to joining Elevation Wealth Partners, I worked as a graduate student instructor at Colorado State University, teaching economics. This experience enhanced my ability to explain complex concepts in a clear and accessible manner. In terms of education, I hold a Masters in Economics from Colorado State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. I am currently pursuing my PhD in economics at Colorado State University, further deepening my understanding of economic principles and their application to financial planning.

When it comes to my job, what I enjoy the most is the process of helping build client financial plans. It is fascinating to witness seemingly disparate data come together to create the basis for the advisors’ recommendations.

I live and work in Fort Collins, CO and I am often found riding my mountain bike in the foothills or working on my project car.

Natalie J. Trouw, CSLP®

Wealth Advisor

(505) 984-3856

(505) 365-2865

As a Wealth Advisor at Elevation Wealth Partners, I have dedicated myself to helping individuals and families navigate the complexities of financial planning and investment management. With over six years of experience in the financial services industry, my responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks, including portfolio development, trading, financial plan development, and advising clients. What truly sets me apart is my specialization in working with bereaved families to handle every aspect of their loved one’s estate and with millennials to build wealth and start on the path to financial success.

Motivated by the desire to increase my knowledge and deepen client relationships, I have obtained the Certified Student Loan Professional® (CSLP®) designation and am currently a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Candidate. Additionally, I hold the Series 7 & 66 securities licenses and am licensed for life and health insurance in New Mexico. These certifications and licenses enable me to provide comprehensive and well-rounded financial guidance to my clients.

When it comes to my career, what I find most fulfilling is the ability to make a significant difference in people's lives during challenging times. Guiding clients through financial transitions, helping them find stability and peace of mind, is a responsibility I take to heart. I firmly believe that the greatest value I can provide to my clients is the patience and tenacity to break down complex financial tasks into manageable steps. By providing clear explanations and offering ongoing support, I strive to empower my clients to make informed decisions and achieve their financial goals.

Outside of the office, I lead a balanced lifestyle that allows me to recharge and engage with my community. I am an avid skier and frequently enjoy hitting the slopes at Ski Santa Fe. Additionally, I can often be found eating a green chile cheeseburger, a local favorite. Giving back to our community is also important to me, and I actively seek out opportunities to contribute and make a positive impact.

Rylie Camp


I joined Elevation Wealth Partners in February of 2023 and work as a remote intern. I enjoy working with the Elevation team and learning more about the financial industry. My primary duties include data entry for financial plans and following up with clients. I am a West Michigan Native, and a Student-Athlete at Purdue Northwest University. I am a member and captain of the women's soccer team, and also a member of the leadership committee for the Finance and Accounting club. I will be graduating in December 2023 with a double major in Finance and Management. In my free time, I love to travel, be outdoors, and stay active. 

Sara E. Cooper

Executive Assistant

I am proud to serve as an Executive Assistant at Elevation Wealth Partners. My role as an Executive Assistant is multifaceted and essential to the smooth functioning of the firm. One of my primary responsibilities is coordinating and maintaining the firm's meeting schedule, ensuring that everything runs seamlessly. In addition to scheduling, I provide accurate and up-to-date information to advisors for their meetings, thus helping our team provide the highest level of service to our clients.

I coordinate our involvement with local events and organizations in the Santa Fe community. I believe in the importance of building strong connections with the community, and I enjoy facilitating our team's participation in various initiatives that align with our values.

What I find most rewarding about my job is observing our team's dedication to assisting our clients with care and attention. Witnessing the positive impact that we make on our clients' lives reinforces my belief in the importance of our work. I believe my most significant contribution is being a friendly voice at the other end of the phone, always eager and genuinely pleased to help. I also take pride in being accessible and responsive, ensuring that their needs are addressed promptly and with enthusiasm.

I live and work in Grapevine, TX and enjoy spending time with my family, going rock-crawling in my Jeep, and reading a lot of books.

Zach Goodwin

Associate Paraplanner

I joined Elevation Wealth Partners as an intern in February of 2023. After graduating from University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Science in Personal and Family Financial Planning, I have now transitioned into an associate paraplanner role. My day-to-day includes data entry for financial plans, preparing paperwork, and assisting with transactions. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family in Aiken, South Carolina, and studying jazz guitar.