About Us

Meet the Team

These are some of the folks who work at the Apiary Fund main headquarters each day. There are many more trading partners, recruiting representatives, and associates who make the Apiary Fund the huge community of secret sauce that it is.

Shawn Lucas

Head Trader

Shawn Lucas is the founder and fund manager at Apiary Fund. With a degree in economics, he began his career as a broker for Fidelity and Charles Schwab where he worked the trading desk and processed orders for high net worth investors. An expert in the field of technical and economic analysis of the financial markets, Lucas has since established his reputation as a thought leader and guest speaker for several financial companies including Reuters and TD Ameritrade. He has traveled extensively throughout the world providing lectures, training, consulting, and expert testimony to companies and individuals on the art and science of financial analysis. Lucas has authored sixteen books and studies on the use of technical and economic analysis in stock, option, and futures trading. His simple and methodical approach to the markets has helped thousands of investors better understand and improve their performance and profitability in the financial markets.

Colton Chesnut

Vice President, Technology

Colton has worked with Apiary since the beginning, building the websites and technology that make its global perspective possible. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter, taking pictures, and of course ...creating software.

Nathan Allred

Recruiting Director

In addition to conducting several training sessions and live trading demonstrations, Nate runs a team to find people who will be best fit to join the Apiary Fund community. With more than 8 years experience developing trading strategies, Nate is a professional trader who passes his setups and tactics to associates who will trade on behalf of the Apiary Fund. He specializes in communications coaching, strategic methodology planning, systems training and coaching, psychological trading control, and trader relations and outreach. If you're interested in talking to someone about the possibility of joining the Apiary Fund's unique community, send Nate an email.

Curtis Cooper


I believe whole heartily in this concept and entity know as the Apiary Fund. I desire and strive to help every fellow member improve their trading skills to become a profitable trader and to help change their life. I believe in Apiary.

Dan Wendler


For the last two years, Dan has helped find individuals best suited to work with the Apiary Fund - specifically those who are motivated and teachable. With a boisterous personality, he'll help get you the answers your heart desires about how the training works and what to do to get involved. In his spare time, he spends time with his family and his drumset.

Paul Allen

Pre-Fund Manager

Paul helps make sure folks get what they're looking for when they are just getting started. He'll walk you through the website and process of learning to trade.

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Ron Evans

Risk Manager

As a risk manager for the Apiary Fund, Ron’s job is to moderate funded accounts of traders. He will also track the progress of Trader Development Program participants, conduct funding interviews, and transition individuals from simulated accounts to live money accounts. His background in the financial world includes work as a Series 3 commodities and futures broker as well as his time as a Series 7 and Series 63 stock broker for Fidelity. Ron spent many years as a one on one mentor as well as a group trainer for stocks, options, futures, and commodities. Today, he uses that knowledge to analyze the equity curves and track records of associates to guide them in the exciting process of moving from their virtual account to a funded account with the Apiary Fund.

Tom Allred

Recruiting Representative

Tom works with his brother, Nate, speaking to folks about the Apiary Fund and its role in traders' lives. He loves wildlife and can be found hunting and fishing like a mad man. His passion for trading carries over to other walks of life.

Colton Chesnut

I am really into things outdoors. I love to bike, camp, play with my dog Paris and of course spend time with my family.

Bill Scharman

Trading Partner

A professional of the trading industry, Bill helps mentor individuals who request special one-on-one sessions. He'll look at your individual situation and statistics to give specific advice regarding your personal trading system.

Todd Granthem

Training Director

Todd is an instructor and professional trader who can explain the intricacies and customization of charts and indicators. He gives several presentations per week including his "Daily Forex Fanatic" discussion.

Cassidy Cabanzo


Cassidy helps out by cleaning the office on Saturdays. She likes soccer.

Barbara Evans


Barbara talks to members of the Trader Development Program to check their progress and figure out what extra assistance may be helpful for each individual.

Alex Ashcraft

Pre-Fund Manager

Alex loves learning new things. Forex trading was one of those when he joined as an associate with the Apiary Fund's Trader Development Program. Now, he helps make the same learning opportunities available to others by guiding them through questions they have about the process.

Kimball Jensen


Kimball manages Apiary's web and application development teams. He came to Apiary in 2012 with a background in e-commerce web development. He has also written many of the back-end and front-end systems and integrations that help make Apiary run.

Justin Morris

Vilas Kusumahardja

Trader Support

Vilas began trading ten years ago to support his love of travel. He figured that, as long as he could find an internet connection, he would be able to support himself. In 2009, he re-learned everything he thought he knew about forex. Now, he places trades using support and resistance, utilizing signals from EA's. Vilas helps at the Apiary Fund as a trader support representative managing the Apiary Fund blog and answering questions in the forum.

Carie Baum

Client Operations

From the time you join and start learning through the Trader Development Program to the time you obtain a funded account, Carie helps behind the scenes by managing information with support, advisors, and accounting. She's a reading fiend, veteran couponer, and Utah native with a soft spot for the outdoors.

James Dumas

Development Counselor

As a former structural steel worker. I have always aspired to be a full time trader. Work smarter not harder :-) Since coming to the Hive I feel I'm now receiving the knowledge and help to make my goals a reality.

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Clark Jones

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Josh Jensen

Software Developer

I am one of the Software Developers at Apiary Fund. I write code for Alveo, the mobile apps, and the backend servers that deliver realtime quotes and order execution information to Alveo.

Aspen Lucas

Collin Jensen

Jacob Johnson

I am a husband and a new father. I am a brother. I am a son. I love my family and spending time with the people I love. I love to learn and read books daily. I am a member of the hive at Apiary Fund!

Steve Perry


My name is Steve Perry I am a Trader and a Class Instructor at the Apiary Fund. I am 21 years old and I Love spending time with my family I believe that family is the most important thing we have in this life. I also love being inspired and motivated!

Lukas MacMacKen

Instructor and mentor

Lukas studied chemical engineering in college and has always had an interest in trading. He has been trading for 7+ years. He specializes in Stock and the forex markets. His passion is trading currencies because of school and his now father in law. He was first introduced to trading through a trading professional who took Luke under his wing and taught him the ins and outs of the currency markets. After studying and managing money under the watchful eye of this guru, he branched off and is now working with the Apiary Fund, where he has happily been trading and coaching. He has helped hundreds of trader in accomplishing their trading goals by immersing them in copious strategies to best fit their trading styles.

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Ivan Angulo

I like to listen to electronic music, i am into photogrpahy, and sleeping. Just started trading a couple months ago thanks to a friend of mine.

Nathan Tucci

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Chase Olsen

Full Stack Web Developer

I am a Full Stack Web Developer out of Southern Utah, I first started trading when I was 18, after a couple of years trading Stocks, the Forex market got my attention, primarily due to market hours and liquidity.


Alisha Stubbs

Development Specialist





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