Our Team

Michael Warren, CMT®


Michael is the CEO and President of Red Mountain Financial Partners. He brings more than two decades of financial services and investment management experience to clients seeking an independent and objective approach to comprehensive investment management. As a Chartered Market Technician® (CMT®), Michael is proficient in technical analysis and adheres to high ethical and professional industry standards. 

He began his financial services career after graduating from the University of Montana in 1990 with a BS degree in business with an emphasis on financial management. Michael was a financial advisor with several large regional and national firms before establishing his independent practice in 2001. He enjoys the ability independence affords him to consistently do what is what is best for his clients. He believes that the successful long-term relationships he enjoys with his clients are the result of placing their interests first and working with people whose company he genuinely enjoys.

Michael and his wife live in Durango, CO with their son and two daughters. He loves the outdoors and living in Durango where he and his family can take advantage of the multiple recreational opportunities the region provides. 

Cara Flynt, FPQP®

Financial Advisor

Cara is a Durango native. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2005 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Education and planned to become an elementary school teacher. While preparing to obtain her teaching certificate, she accepted a part-time position with Red Mountain Financial Partner’s president, Michael Warren. Several months later, she changed career paths to pursue a career in the financial services industry. Cara attributes the change to the quality of the relationships the firm’s advisors have cultivated with clients, and the strong focus on doing what’s right for clients above all else.

She has been able to put her teaching skills to work instructing investment classes at local high schools, as well as coaching interns from the local community. She takes particular pride in educating new investors and enjoys the financial planning process. Cara is a Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional TM and holds her securities industry registrations with LPL Financial and Red Mountain Financial Partners.

Cara and her husband live in Durango, CO with their son, who they welcomed in 2015. They are active members in their local Elks Lodge, and enjoy taking advantage of the numerous seasonal and outdoor activities Durango offers.

Wanda Barker

Operations Associate

Wanda grew up in Lakewood, California where she graduated from the same high school that her parents did. She went on to get her AA degree in accounting at Cerritos College. Prior to relocating to Durango in 2002 she gained banking experience while working at Huntington Thrift and Loan as the accounting manager. Since moving to Durango, Wanda helped her father build the family home and also started her own medical billing business. Wanda prides herself on her attention to detail and courteous customer service.

Wanda joined the Red Mountain Financial Partners team in September of 2015. She enjoys the outdoors; fishing, camping & golfing are just a few of Wanda’s hobbies.

David Rick

Financial Advisor


David has been an advisor since 1999, he joined LPL in 2001. He moved to the Durango area from Illinois in 2005. He is a fully independent Certified Financial Planner® allowing him to work exclusively for the benefit of his clients. He has also been a certified member of Kingdom Advisors since 2007.

He cares deeply about helping his client’s pursue their goals and objective and strives to provide them with the highest quality service and guidance. He values open communication and works hard to earn the trust and confidence of every client. He offers objective, knowledgeable and timely advice paired with state-of-the-art technology to help clients manage their entire financial picture.

David truly loves the outdoors; hiking and skiing top his list of favorite activities. He has completed the full distance of the Colorado Trail. David and his wife are devoted believers.

You can find his personal website at www.davidricklpl.com

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