Dennis Collins Donna Chapel Stephen West Jarret Jacobus Nicole Rockett
We put ourselves in your shoes.

Have you ever wondered:

Am I saving enough to meet my retirement objectives?

Will I have the retirement I'd hoped for?

Will my children have the financial opportunity to continue their education?

Is my estate plan consistent with my current goals?

Done correctly, personal financial planning helps discover and prioritize your objectives while planning and preserving the future of those closest to you. Now more than ever, doing it right requires the services of a sophisticated professional team.

The Staff

Jarret Jacobus, CFP®, Financial Advisor

He completed the firm's Financial Planning Residency Program in 2015, gaining relevant experience to help clients develop a plan for their financial future. The Financial Planning Residency Program is an in-depth three year program that focuses on the principles of financial planning and couples participants with the skills of networking, advisory process and technical knowledge. He currently holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, and is licensed for Health and Life insurance in Colorado.

He is a graduate of the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Leadership Studies. He looks forward to earning further certifications and improving his professional skills while working for the firm.

He started with Chapel & Collins in January 2011 as an intern. Jarret is a New Jersey native who ventured out to Colorado for college. When he's not at work, he loves to brew beer at home or catch a movie with his wife, Hannah. Jarret also loves the great outdoors while hiking, skiing, backpacking and scuba diving.

Nicole Rockett Client Service Manager/ Nature Enthusiast

Nicole believes that the most rewarding aspect of being a Client Service Manager is making a difference in someone's day, no matter how big or small. If she can leave a smile on a person's face, she considers that a task completed. She joined the Chapel & Collins team in 2007 as a Client Service Manager and brings nearly 15 years of experience as an administrative professional in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Chapel & Collins, Nicole worked with Dennis Collins at the investment advisory firm of Smith, Collins & Associates, Inc., now M.J. Smith & Associates.

Nicole is licensed as a Registered Representative with RJFS and holds Colorado state licenses in both health and life insurance. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Management through Colorado State University Global Campus.

Nicole enjoys all the magic that children bring while keeping up with her daughter, Macy. When spare time presents itself, she enjoys the challenges of Crossfit and yoga and relaxing with music, gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Nicole McAuliffe Client Service Associate

Nicole McAuliffe is a native of Fort Collins, CO who joined the Chapel & Collins team in June of 2016 after completing a year internship. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a certificate in Human Resource Management. She appreciates the knowledge and experience she is gaining from the advisors in the firm.

Nicole is the girls JV basketball coach at Fort Collins High School, and loves being able to give back to her former high school. In her spare time away from work and coaching, Nicole is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching any sporting event, especially college basketball. She also loves spending time with her family and friends in the beautiful Fort Collins area.

Brian Estep Client Service Associate

Brian joined Chapel & Collins in August of 2017 after spending nearly four years with a large retirement planning firm in Denver. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, concentrating in Personal Financial Planning, and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Finance. Brian holds the Series 6, Series 7, and Series 63 licenses, and is licensed for Life and Health Insurance in Colorado.

As a Colorado native, Brian understands the importance of spending time communing with nature. If he isn’t in the office, you can probably (try to) find him with a fly rod in hand on a river with his wife, Katie, or chasing elk through the mountains.

Julie Logan Client Service Associate/Self-Proclaimed Food Critic

Julie is a Colorado native who joined the Chapel & Collins team in August 2017 after graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The learning experience at Chapel & Collins is preparing her for her future in Financial Services while also allowing her to continue her passion of helping people with exceptional customer service.

In her free time, Julie likes to explore the newest restaurants and breweries in town, cook at home, or hike along local trails with her dog, Humphrey. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family all over Colorado.

Katherine Sheppard Executive Assistant/Jill of All Trades

Katherine is very excited to have joined the Chapel & Collins team in July 2018 coming from an eclectic background of healthcare, administration, content management, and motherhood (two adult children). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science and Mathematics and proudly served as a Psychological Operations Specialist in the Army Reserves.

She splits her time between the greater Denver area (working) and Vail (playing). During the week you will find her relaxing with her kitty cat, Indiana, who thinks he’s a dog but when the weekend rolls around, you will find this fitness buff high tailing it back up to Vail with her long-time partner for mountain biking or road cycling in the summer months and skiing in the winter time. Throw in the vacays to sunny, exotic destinations which include plenty of sand, sun and palm trees along with sailing the blue ocean waters and she is a happy, content girl.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.