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Having the right team in your corner can make all the difference in calming the storm, setting priorities, and getting back on track. Spark Financial Wellness seeks to provide the very best coaching and resources to assist you with conquering your financial life goals.  All of our coaches offer a FREE initial phone consultation to determine your financial wellbeing needs.


David Gillis

Founder & President, Financial Coach

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​David Gillis has taught numerous financial wellness classes and webinars. He has also assisted individuals on a one-on-one basis that are living paycheck to paycheck as well as individuals that are living a financially independent life. He feels that his personal journey in life and the experience that he gained through volunteering has led him to form Spark Financial Wellness to show people they aren’t alone in their desire for financial wellness.

David holds a master's degree in Information Resource Management and retired from the Air Force in 2014 and lives in Papillion, Nebraska with his wife, Dena, and daughter, Katy. He enjoys volunteering his time with various organizations including ChooseFI Nebraska, a community organization dedicated to financial independence, as well as Toastmasters and TEDxOmaha through which he has had the privilege of mentoring and coaching speakers as part of his role as a board member. 


Eric Holstein

Founder & Vice President, Financial Coach

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Eric Holstein began Spark Financial Wellness with the vision of making financial wellness a foundation of an employee assistance program. Financial wellness is a retention strategy where employees feel valued, appreciated and increases company loyalty. He teaches through group financial wellness classes, workshops, and webinars.


Before founding Spark Financial Wellness, Eric worked in the Information Technology industry for 30 years. He currently lives in Elkhorn, Nebraska with his wife, Lori, and sons Joshua and Jonah, and volunteers his time at the Water's Edge Church and ChooseFI Nebraska. Eric holds bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and is currently an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC ®) candidate. His life's journey, mile markers, and experiences have led him to form Spark Financial Wellness. Eric wishes to share his knowledge with others so that they, too, can obtain financial freedom.


"David has been very patient, kind, and understanding. We always felt like we were battling the next emergency and not getting ahead.”  -- John K.

"People just don’t talk about money. It’s taboo. The workshop was a safe place to talk about money, learn about how to manage it and laugh a bit too. I would do another one!"  -- LaDonna T.

"We worked with Amanda on our spending, discovered ways to tweak our budget, and created breathing room!  This has been fun!"           -- Amy and Tim Z.

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