Karlan Tucker

Founder & CEO, Financial Fiduciary

A 5-star wealth manager and financial fiduciary, Karlan has been helping families retire comfortably for over 30 years. Himself a parent trying to save for retirement, while paying for 3 children to go to college, Karlan recognizes that families need personalized help to navigate these challenges. Tucker College Solutions delivers this personalized help, serving hundreds of Colorado families with customized college planning and comprehensive retirement income planning. Karlan’s leadership and love of learning provides innovation to Tucker College Solutions that is keeping our clients in control of their future.

Darren Petty

Founder & President, Financial Fiduciary

Darren is passionate about helping families plan for the future. In his primary role with Tucker, Darren serves as a Retirement Income Architect, working with individual families to help their wealth stand the tests of time. Darren’s clients have optimized their portfolios to maximize growth opportunities, solidify income sources, balance cost with opportunity and mitigate their tax burden.

In working with Darren, a retiree or pre-retiree will eliminate or mitigate dozens of risks that could delay or diminish their retirement. To address some parents’ biggest retirement risk, Darren founded Tucker College Solutions in 2013 to help families navigate the path from College Readiness to Retirement Readiness and carefully plan for the rising cost of educating their children.

Tucker College Solutions is a team of college advisors who have helped hundreds of families select the right college, secure scholarships and meet critical deadlines throughout this transition. Parents and Grandparents who hope for their children or grandchildren go to college, with little or no debt, appreciate the value that Tucker College Solutions can provide.  Along with his father-in-law, Karlan Tucker, Darren is a full-service financial fiduciary with a passion for helping families protect and grow what they value most.

Darren and his wife, Sierrah, live in Littleton with their daughter and enjoy traveling, photography, outdoor activities, and volunteering at their church


Joy Aden

Sr. Academic Advisor

Joy earned her Master’s Degree in Higher Education/Student Services Administration from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Briar Cliff University in Communications.

Joy worked as a Higher Education Administrator for over 10 years in both in Colorado and the mid-west. While serving as Assistant Director of Admissions, she assisted hundreds of students and families navigate the college selection process, identify the best fields of study appropriate to a successful student career path, and orchestrated financial aid packages and scholarship eligibility.

Joy has worked with large state universities, private 4-year colleges, and community colleges. She is an expert in identifying support services that best compliment student gifts and talents. Joy is very passionate about working with students and their families as they continue to work toward their college years.

Jaclynn Sornborger

Office Manager

Jaclynn is most often the friendly voice that greets you when you call our office. She oversees office operations and procedures to ensure that the office runs efficiently in a smooth and seamless manner.