Our Team

Dana Woodbury, M.B.A. - Founder & Chairman
Dana has been in the financial services industry since 1981. He has worked as a financial planner, due diligence consultant, and high yield bond portfolio manager. In January 1989, he began his association with a national independent broker/dealer, and during his twelve-year tenure served as Director of Due Diligence, Compliance Officer, and Senior Vice President of Equity Sales. Dana has been nationally recognized for his due diligence work, being named to the All Star Team of Due Diligence Officers by the Investment Advisor Magazine (1992, 1993, 1994). He has also served on the Financial Products Advisory Council for the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP, now the Financial Planning Association or FPA), and has spoken at numerous national meetings on due diligence analysis and asset allocation. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Rocky Mountain News, and the Denver Business Journal. Dana now leads a team of experts in the due diligence field. Specializing in the analysis of illiquid investments, Buttonwood is known for generating a concise and prompt review of alternative products. Providing Financial Professionals with a sound knowledge of the program merits and presenting those to suitable clients is his top priority. Dana received his B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and his M.B.A. from The University of Chicago. Dana has held FINRA securities licenses: 6, 7, 22, 24, 27, 31, 63, and 65.

Contact Dana: dwoodbury@buttonwoodllc.net

Gwen Woodbury, M.A., CCIM, President
Gwen came to Buttonwood with 30 years experience in the real estate industry. She owned RE/MAX in Aspen, CO for 14 years and has many long term clients in the commercial and residential area. She was a project manager of her beloved ‘The Innsbruck’ in downtown Aspen. Gwen put together a group, bought an old hotel, took it through the city approval process and redeveloped it into 33 wonderful fractionalized condos, which function for short term rentals. She has been a speaker at many state and national conferences. Gwen has a special love of planning and implementing the wonderful Due Diligence Conferences for Buttonwood. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans Magna Cum Laude and her Master’s degree is from the University of Alabama, with honors. She is an avid Tide football fan, and Dana is making her into a Bronco fan.

Contact Gwen:  Gwoodbury@Buttonwoodllc.net

Steve Ogrin, M.B.A. - Chief Operating Officer
Steve brings with him extensive experience in investment banking, asset management and investment research. Prior to joining Buttonwood, Steve worked with a Denver area investment bank focusing on sell-side mergers and acquisitions, transaction modeling, company valuation and restructuring analysis. Steve has also worked with the asset management groups at Goldman Sachs and T. Rowe Price, focusing on the portfolio selection and trading needs of corporate clients, pension and retirement funds. Steve received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in finance from Colorado State University, and his M.B.A. in finance, economics and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Steve has held FINRA licenses 6 and 63.

Contact Steve: sogrin@buttonwoodllc.net

Kelly Schuck, Ph.D. - Advisory Board Member
Kelly’s specialty is business organizational psychology. Her career has been focused on strategic talent management and organizational development. She delivers organizational consulting services to clients in industries such as oil and gas, energy, maritime, insurance, manufacturing, legal and real estate.

Kelly’s expertise is in the areas of individual, team and organizational assessment. Kelly assesses job candidates, high potential leaders and individuals seeking career path planning by using personality assessment, emotional intelligence and behavioral interviewing. She is particularly skilled at assessing complex organizational issues and team dynamics. This includes helping CEOs understand individual team members and the overall dynamics of their team.

Kelly obtained her B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama. She received her M.A. Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her Ph.D. from Auburn University in Counseling Psychology and completed her Doctoral Residency at Vanderbilt University. She completed a Post Doctoral Residency at Corporate Psychology Resources in Atlanta.

Her professional experience includes more than 10 years of counseling and consulting experience. Prior to specializing in organizational psychology, she worked at East Alabama Intensive Treatment, Vanderbilt’s Psychological and Counseling Center, The University of Alabama Counseling Center and the Jefferson County Crisis Center. When not involved in helping others with their professional development, Kelly enjoys private aviation, artistic and creative activities, snow skiing, and the beach.

Contact Kelly: logamic@gmail.com

Michael R. Walls - Professor & Director, Colorado School of Mines
Michael Walls is a Professor and Director of the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He specializes in the areas of strategic decision making, business strategy, and risk management, with a particular emphasis on applications in the petroleum sector. Dr. Walls teaches graduate courses in Decision Analysis and Corporate Finance. His main research interests are in the areas of petroleum valuation, corporate risk management, and the integration of decision analysis and portfolio management in the corporate context. Dr. Walls also has extensive practical and consulting experience assisting clients in making strategic decisions with respect to capital allocation, investment decisions, as well as developing and implementing business strategies. He has advised extensively in the areas of risk analysis, corporate risk policy, and strategic planning to both major and independent oil companies.  Dr. Walls has lectured extensively to petroleum professional and industry groups on the topics of decision analysis, risk and portfolio management. Over the last 25 years, thousands of petroleum professionals from around the world have attended his seminar entitled Managing Risks and Strategic Decisions in Petroleum Exploration and Production. Dr. Walls holds a B.S. degree in geology from Western Kentucky University, an MBA in finance, and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Texas at Austin.

Spring, Moxie, Daisy (left to right)
The Woodbury dogs are an important element in stress management. They hold down their office chair with honor and quiet resolve, daily. Spring (Australian Silky) is the scraper and graduated from the streets. She was rescued after living in the wild, and being only 4 pounds when she was saved from an oncoming car by Gwen. Vegetables are her favorite food, but probably from that being the most readily available in trash cans. Moxie, (a rare breed Miki) is our gentle heart lover. She could be kicked and would lick the foot of the offender. Always ready to give a friendly kiss and loving smile. Daisy (Maltese) is our princess and knows she is such. Daisy is from champion mother and father and at barely 3 pounds, thinks she too has an MBA from University of Chicago. They will gladly welcome you to Buttonwood whenever you visit.