Financial Advisory Team

  • Lex Hackley
    Lex Hackley Director & Founder

    Lex Hackley is a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisory Representative with LifeMark Securities Corp. and Managing Director/Founder of Front Range Financial, LLC located in Centennial, Colorado.

    As a Financial Consultant, Lex holds both Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses as well as numerous insurance licenses and certifications. He uses a comprehensive approach when advising clients on matters such as retirement strategies, wealth management and estate planning. His commitment provides the highest level of service to his clients. This results in relationships that span multiple generations.

    Lex has a passion for financial education. He shares this passion with others by attending and conducting workshops on various financial topics around the country. He attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where he majored in Business Administration.

    Lex resides in Conifer, CO with his wife Sandy. When their son is home visiting, they enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the outdoor living it provides.

    Registered Representative and Investment Advisory Representative of LifeMark Securities Corp., 400 West Metro Financial Center, Rochester, NY 14623 585-424-5672 Member FINRA/SIPC. Front Range Financial, LLC is not affiliated with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • Grady Gorman
    Grady Gorman Financial Advisor

    Grady is committed to helping clients succeed in every way. He has joined Front Range Financial as a Financial Advisor. He has helped families with their financial needs and concerns since 2008.

    Grady understands how precious the time and effort is needed to create each dollar earned. When he speaks with clients about money, he understands that it is about their sacrifices, their fears, their ambitions and their dreams. Grady knows that these valuable emotions must be factored into any financial, decision-making process. He works diligently to gain a thorough understanding of his clients’ needs and works with them to develop a path to build on them.

    Grady is a graduate of Northern Colorado University where he played baseball and was first introduced to the financial services industry. In his free time, Grady enjoys athletics and traveling with his wife Bridget and their two children.

    Registered Representative of LifeMark Securities Corp., 400 West Metro Financial Center, Rochester, NY 14623 585-424-5672 Member FINRA/SIPC. Front Range Financial , LLC is not affiliated with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • Patrick Durst, CFP®
    Patrick Durst, CFP® Financial Planner

    Patrick Durst is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Front Range Financial with extensive experience in constructing income generating portfolios in addition to sustainable retirement portfolios for pre-retirees all around the country.

    In addition to being a CFP®, Patrick is Series 6, 7, 63, 66 securities-licensed and holds multiple insurance licenses. He uses a consultative approach when interviewing clients to understand their goals, wishes, and concerns. Applying his years of expertise, he then begins helping individuals develop comprehensive retirement plans that accomplish their objectives in a manner that is prudent and sustainable.

    Patrick is a graduate of University of Colorado with a degree in Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering and found his way into financial services when he saw his family, along with many others, make detrimental mistakes that impacted their retirement which could have been avoided by seeking the proper professional help.

    In his spare time, Patrick enjoys all things Colorado—camping and hiking in summer; skiing in winter.

    Registered Representative and Investment Advisory Representative of LifeMark Securities Corp., 400 West Metro Financial Center, Rochester, NY 14623 585-424-5672

    Member FINRA/SIPC. Front Range Financial, LLC is not affiliated with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • Frank Scotto
    Frank Scotto

    Frank has worked in the financial services industry since 1987. Through the years, he has held the positions of Registered Investment Advisor, Assistant Vice President, Regional Director and National Sales Manager with companies such as UNUM, Met Life and Mutual of Omaha. He has held FINRA Series 6, 63 and 24 registrations.

    For many years, Frank has conducted educational events for federal employees and other pre-retirees. He has an open door policy when it comes to helping anyone with any of their retirement income and legacy planning needs.

    Frank and his wife Terry have been married for 23 years and live in Highlands Ranch, CO.

    Frank Scotto is not registered with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • LaVelle Knight
    LaVelle Knight

    In 2018, LaVelle made a career change from teaching mathematics at the Community College of Aurora to a profession that enables him to continue to make a difference in the lives of many people as an independent financial advisor and wealth manager.  He assists clients by introducing viable options suited to their lifestyles.

    Representative and Investment Advisory Representative of LifeMark Securities Corp., 400 West Metro Financial Center, Rochester, NY 14623 585-424-5672

    Member FINRA/SIPC. Front Range Financial, LLC is not affiliated with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • Brian Pippitt
    Brian Pippitt

    Brian served as an advisor and research assistant at Front Range Financial taking pride in the efforts he devoted to ensure those client portfolios have been diligently researched and easy to understand. Brian served in the financial services industry since 1987 and applied these strengths when helping other FRF advisors build and balance client portfolios.




  • Garridan Baldomino
    Garridan Baldomino Kansas City Branch

    Garridan Baldomino manages the Kansas City branch of Front Range Financial where he has served as a Financial Advisor since 2012. Garridan specializes in comprehensive retirement planning.

    He is licensed to sell Medicare products, life insurance, annuities, disability and long-term care insurance.  Previously, he excelled as a Mortgage Consultant for over a decade.

    Education has always been the cornerstone of Garridan’s practice while helping his clients preserve, protect and safely grow their wealth. He really enjoys helping his clients make a smooth transition into retirement.

    Garridan Baldomino is not registered with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • John Gahrmann
    John Gahrmann Charlotte Branch

    John manages the greater Charlotte area branch of Front Ranch Financial.  His career has encompassed helping clients with insurance needs and adding a financial focus when he joined the Colorado corporation in 2017.

    He holds certifications in life insurance and annuities.  John is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business.

    John enjoys sailing, camping and spending time with family.

    John Gahrmann is not registered with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • West Coast (pending)
    West Coast (pending) San Francisco Branch

Support Team

  • Lisa Kostroski
    Lisa Kostroski
  • Linda Hale
    Linda Hale

    Linda helps in all facets of the FRF office. For twenty years, she was a freelance court reporter in Washington State. After moving back to Denver in 1997, she worked for an environmental engineering company in the accounts payable division. Linda retired in 2010, but missed interacting with others, so when Lex asked her to work part-time at Front Range Financial in 2013, she agreed.

    Linda was born in Atchison, Kansas and moved to Denver when she was in the first grade. She takes trips to Africa whenever she can, but enjoys traveling almost anywhere.

    Linda Hale is not registered with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • Allison Gahrmann
    Allison Gahrmann

    Serving in both compliance and IT management capacities, Allison brings extensive experience to the support team. She combines her planning and implementation with a history of executive administrative skills.

    An avid Appalachian State University alumnus, Allison holds a Business Administration degree with focuses on Project Management and Communications.   She enjoys spending time with her family, culinary arts, performing arts and traveling. Allison owns a bed & breakfast and lives with her husband John in Lincolnton, NC.

    Allison Gahrmann is not registered with LifeMark Securities Corp.

Professional Affiliates

  • Jack Rosinski, LUTCF®
    Jack Rosinski, LUTCF® Property & Casualty

    When it comes to insurance companies, how do you decide which one is best for you and your family or your business? Often, we find ourselves concentrating on the cost of the insurance, but many times there are other factors to consider—service, claims and the ability to be flexible when things do not work out in your life as planned.

    For over twenty years, Jack has helped his clients, their families and business owners sort through all of the important factors that need to be considered when designing and implementing a comprehensive insurance plan using one or more of the many top-rated insurance carriers that are available to him.

    Next time you are in the FRF office, say, “Hi!” to Jack. Then, ask him to share a story about one of the 200+ golf balls in his collection.

    Jack Rosinski is not registered with LifeMark Securities Corp.

    The LUTCF® designation stands for Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow granted by The American College to professionals who have completed a five-course curriculum focusing on life insurance planning and have met additional ethical requirements.

  • Dan McKenzie
    Dan McKenzie Attorney At Law

    Dan McKenzie opened the McKenzie Law Firm, LLC in 2013, following 10 years of work as a trial lawyer. As a trial lawyer, Dan helped consumers who had been defrauded by unfair business practices or who had been physically injured by poorly designed and inadequately tested products. Based on that experience, Dan opened his law office with the goal of helping clients identify and mitigate their risks to the full extent possible, so that they could maximize their chance of avoiding expensive and time-consuming litigation.

    Dan is a Colorado native and is happy to now be raising four kids of his own here. As a parent, he makes it a point of special emphasis to help other parents of dependent children appreciate the need to have a proper estate plan in place.

    Dan McKenzie is not registered with LifeMark Securities Corp.

  • Shelby Steenerson
    Shelby Steenerson CPA/ Tax Specialist

    Shelby Steenerson balances more than just the books at Steenerson & Co., Inc. She works together with individuals and small businesses to apply strategic planning to their unique tax situations. Her goal is to help clients understand the ever changing tax laws and how it may impact their decision making. She takes over 40 continuing education hours yearly with an emphasis on personal and business taxation. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants.

    Shelby has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. She is a trusted CPA with over 16 years of practical experience in the accounting and income tax fields. She has four awesome children, two boys and two girls. She enjoys snowboarding and jet skiing with her family.

    Whether your needs are large or small, put Shelby’s 16 years of experience to work for you.

    Shelby Steenerson is not registered with LifeMark Securities Corp.

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