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Wellness Capital Management

Monte Zwang

Monte Zwang has been a business and financial consultant for more than 30 years. He has worked with entrepreneurs in health, wellness, medical, spa, salon, and fitness industries to develop their business plans, manage growth and improve profitability.


Prior to launching Wellness Capital Management in 2005, he was Managing Partner of Steele Development Corporation. Working as a business turnaround specialist for distressed businesses in all industries, Monte implemented cash flow and profit improvement plans, negotiated vendor and tax debt, and sourced and placed tens of millions of dollars in financing. As a licensed Real Estate Broker, Monte managed a brokerage of six agents specializing in commercial real estate leases, business valuation and business opportunity sales, mergers, and acquisitions.


Mark Machlis

Mark Machlis has spent 30+ years in the hospitality, real estate, natural foods, and wellness industries. He is the creator of Meat of Wheat and Tofurkey brand meat alternatives, distributed and sold nationwide since the early 1990's.


He is a food development, business, and financial consultant in the natural foods industry. Mark works with international food manufacturers, developing and distributing vegetarian products throughout the United States. Mark has also founded, owned, and operated three vegetarian restaurants in Salt Lake City, Utah.

An active Real Estate Broker in the state of Utah, Mark is involved with commercial, single, and multi-unit residential real estate. He works in development, leases, sales, and acquisitions.

Mark Machlis, specializing in budget, business planning, medical spa, wellness, day spa, medspa, bookkeeping, broker, consultant, accounting, coaching

Kristina Wharton

Kristina Wharton joined Wellness Capital Management in early 2016. She has managed her client’s books in the medical, health, wellness, and spa industries for 20 years. Kristina brings with her vast knowledge of these industries. She has helped many small businesses move away from literal shoeboxes of receipts to a managed accounting program where they can see and understand their profitability.


Kristina holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Central Washington University. Working as an Assistant Controller for a multi-million-dollar company increased her knowledge of payroll and taxes in multiple states. However, Kristina’s passion has always been for smaller, privately held businesses.


Mary Agudelo

Mary Agudelo has worked in finance for 12 years in various roles in payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, accounting and bookkeeping. She has been a Bookkeeper with Wellness Capital since 2017.

Mary fits the definition of a serial multi-tasker. She constantly works under tight deadlines while managing multiple projects. She uses her strong analytical skills, and keen eye for detail and accuracy.  Mary has a working knowledge of SAP, Kronos, Oracle, QuickBooks (certified) and several spa and medical POS and EMR systems.

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La'Crecia Hill

La’Crecia Hill has been a bookkeeper with Wellness Capital Management since 2017. She is responsible for all aspects of bookkeeping including bank transactions, reconciliations, payroll, taxes, and monthly financials. She is proficient using QuickBooks and many POS systems including Spa Booker, Patient Now, and MindBody. She works with our clients weekly to ensure that cash flow planning, budgets, sales, and expenses, are current and easy to read.


La’Crecia has been a full charge bookkeeper for over 15 years, working with many accounting programs, and in many industries including spa. wellness, medical, hospitality and retail. She enjoys the positive relationships she forms with our clients and their staff, to resolve any issues early and often.  She prides herself as she helps to keep businesses running smoothly and keeping their staff happy.  She has two college degrees: one in Business Accounting and another in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.  La’Crecia is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.

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Karen Rushing

Karen Rushing joined Wellness Capital Management in 2018. She has been passionate about bookkeeping and accounting for over 30 years. Her varied financial background has been a true benefit to Wellness Capital and our clients.

Accounting has been her passion for years and she is very focused, detail oriented and great to work with. Karen especially enjoys  working with the books and financials of various small businesses. Her experience includes public accounting, health, spas, medical, construction, and much more! Some of her favorite accounting tasks includes putting her client’s books back together and forensic accounting.

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