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Ortus Academy is made up of people that love to create possibility for our future leaders, including members of our team! Here's a little about us.

Ortus Academy Believes...

Financial literacy matters, but financial intelligence matters more. 


Financial intelligence means understanding more than the mechanics of money, but also the habits and emotions that drive our financial behaviors.


This sort of financial education can inspire and empower better people, families, schools, and communities.

We believe that in order to have a meaningful life, an individual needs to be financially intelligent.


We like to ask the deeper questions. Because the topic of money, habits and change require a very strong and self-aware "Why?" 


Have you thought about your purpose?

How are you providing value to the world and being rewarded for it?  What kind of life are you aiming to lead? What are your goals, and how will you reach them?


These are serious questions, and most especially relevant for young people learning to navigate life.


Our beliefs, habits, and decisions around money have a profound impact on our lives.

Money effects our daily lives and plans, including our decisions around where we live, what we can learn, and how comfortable, secure, and free we feel. This varies from person to person of course, but the common thread is the same. Money affects our emotional and physical wellbeing, and plays a large role in our sense of purpose, pride, providing for our family, and productivity. Money is essential to life.

Yet -- Money is a topic that the world offers very little wisdom about.

This absence of good guidance leaves us to learn too little too late, or through hardship and struggle, and for money to remain largely taboo, ignored, or unknown.

It is time we change all of that. 

We know that money and financial literacy matters in life, but what matters more is Financial Intelligence.

Financial Intelligence is one's grasp and application of financial concepts, habits, and skills.

This is why we started Ortus Academy -- to give young people the very best shot they could have at navigating their finances in the world. We teach them the core components to get off to a good start.


Our social impact is to empower communities through education, one child or classroom at a time!

Our Origin

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - Chinese Proverb 

"Focus on learning the true value of money and how to be responsible for your own." - Matthew Walker

Our Values

Meet Our Team

Aaron Velky, Ortus Academy CEO & Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder
Josh Massey, Ortus Academy COO & Co-Founder
COO & Co-Founder
Gabe Bustos, , Ortus Academy Education Director
Education Director

Ben Lyons

Wealth Strategist, Partner

Christopher Kindig

Marketing Director

Our X3 Team Members

Our X3 Team Members are are working with us to get eXperience, eXposure, and eXcellence - simply stated, it is what we have decided to call our internship program. Our goal is to provide them with meaningful projects that engage them in our businesses beyond a traditional intern relationship. These individuals bring value to Ortus Academy and the expectation is we will do the same. 

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - B. Franklin 

Our Approach

Jordyn Hancock

Content Creation Lab Member

Alexis Stevenson

Content Creation Lab Member

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