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Michael J. Vigil, CPA       

Chief Executive Officer       

Michael Vigil is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Mexico and is a Level II Licensed Business Manager.  Michael has worked in public school finance since 1990.  Michael's previous work experience includes over 16 years in the Albuquerque Public School District in the positions of Director of Internal Audit, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Business Officer, Associate Superintendent​; and lastly, Superintendent for Business.  Michael was the Executive Director and the Chief Operations Officer of the New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools for approximately 2 years.  Michael has previously worked in a local CPA firm and the financial industries arena in various capacities.  Michael has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant since 1983.  Michael graduated from the Anderson School of Management​ at the University of New Mexico.​



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             Mike Vigil II                  

Lead Business Manager 

Mike Vigil is a Level II Licensed Business Manager for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Prior to working with The Vigil Group, Mike was involved in retail sporting goods management.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.  He is currently pursuing his MBA.  Mike has over 8 years of experience as a Licensed Business Manager in the State of New Mexico.



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       Mackenzie Woods         

Operations Coordinator

Mackenzie Woods is the Operations Coordinator for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Mackenzie graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors Degree in Foreign Languages.  While working towards her Bachelors at UNM, Mackenzie studied abroad at IPAG; an international business school in Nice, France.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Mackenzie worked at the New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools as the Member Services Coordinator.  Mackenzie is a Certified RFP Procurement Manager.  Mackenzie's skills include RFP based procurement, ​fundraising, project mangement, event planning, and more.



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                  Sean Fry                       

Licensed Level II​ Business Manager

Sean is a Business Manager, holding a Level II License from the State of New Mexico, for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Sean has more than 5 years of experience working with charter schools in the State of New Mexico.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a focus in accounting, from the Anderson School of Business at the University of New Mexico.  He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Business Administration.  He is a native New Mexican born in Albuquerque, raised in Farmington, and a graduate of Farmington High School.  Prior to joining The Vigil Group, Sean worked with The New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools as a Business Manager, and in retail customer service and administration before that.



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Justine Vigil

Licensed Level II Business Manager

Justine Vigil is a Level II Licensed Business Manager for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Justine worked at Fidelity Investments as a Customer Service Representative.  She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors in Business Management.  She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Business Administration.  A native New Mexican, Justine is an outgoing people-person who also enjoys traveling.  




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            Amber Peña                 

Licensed Level II Business Manager

​Amber Peña is a Licensed Business Manager for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Amber graduated from The University of New Mexico with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Amber worked at The New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools as a Business Manager.  Born and raised in New Mexico, Amber comes from a family of educators and enjoys working for a company that provides quality financial services to all of its school clients.



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Kyle Hunt

Licensed Level I Business Manager

Kyle Hunt is a Level I Licensed Business Manager with The Vigil Group, LLC.  He hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.  Kyle was born in Farmington, New Mexico, and has worked in a variety of fields from construction to fitness.  Joining The Vigil Group in the spring of 2014, Kyle welcomes the opportunity to work with schools from across the state to improve their financial stability. 




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            Ashley Wolfel                

Licensed Level I Business Manager

​Ashley Wolfel is a Licensed Business Manager for The Vigil Group.  She is a recent graduate from New Mexico Highlands University with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance, as well as being a member of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.  Ashley was born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico, by her mother who was an educator for 28 years.  Ashley has worked in a variety of fields such as an after school tutor, retail customer service and fitness.   






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         Alyssa Lucero            

Business Manager

Alyssa Lucero is a Business Manager for The Vigil Group.  Alyssa graduated from the University of New Mexico where she earned a Bachelor's degree of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Spanish.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Alyssa worked in Data Entry at UNMH, and as a sales associate in a retail company.  Alyssa is proud to have been born and raised in Albuquerque, and loves to travel the state.





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   Tony Solano   ​

Payroll Specialist

Tony Solano studied Business Administration at Highlands University, with a focus in Finance.  He was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM and prior to working at The Vigil Group worked in the Restaurant Industry for 29 years.  His experience includes payroll, human resources and Management.  Tony plans to continue his education next semester.



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 Neill Woods

Payroll Specialist

Neill Woods is a Payroll Specialist at The Vigil Group, LLC.  Neill received his degree from the University of New Mexico, with his focus in English and American History.  In the past he has worked in the Athletic program at Amy Biehl High School, and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.




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Adriana Ponce

Payroll Specialist

Adriana Ponce received her Associates Degree from CNM in Criminology, Sociology, General Studies, and Liberal Arts.  Currently, Adriana is attending UNM for her Bachelor's in Sociology with Pre-Law Conection with a minor in Religious Studies.  She has been working in the banking industry in Albuquerque for seven years.  Adriana's interest in finance started when she joined DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) during high school.​  She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and is fluent in English and Spanish.





           Alice Chavez                

Assistant Business Manager




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            Giovanna Hinojosa                 

Assistant Business Manager