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About Resilience Wealth Management

We’re a family business empowering your freedom during retirement.

Grandpa always said, "You can't change the wind, but you can adjust the sails."

Our family has always believed that hard work and proper planning lead to the kind of freedom that lasts. Our small family farm is a testament to this. As kids, we understood that being able to roam and play for hours—that experiencing blissful freedom—came from getting those things done that had to be done around the farm. The same applies to financial planning: if you work hard and do the planning early, then as you get closer to retirement, you will have the freedom to do as you please in retirement.

At Resilience Wealth Management, we’re passionate about helping fellow family-oriented folks plan wisely—so they can attain the freedom they’ve worked a lifetime for. We work closely with you, making your concerns our own as we get to know your unique set of circumstances and what’s most important in your life. As an independent firm, we are not led to recommend certain products or services over others; our role is to provide personalized guidance that aligns with your own goals and values.

When life brings its inevitable changes, we’ll adjust your plan as necessary to continue supporting your evolving needs. In a nutshell, a relationship with us means establishing the kind of financial foundation that withstands life’s ebbs and flows, and guides you towards your goals, no matter how the wind blows.


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Duke Smith

Founder and President

 Duke Smith

Duke Smith

Founder and President


I founded Resilience Wealth Management after working for four years at an advisory firm. My experience taught me a lot about the industry, but more importantly, it taught me that I wanted to provide more than "prepackaged products" to my clients. Being a business owner allows me the freedom to build a genuinely impactful firm that puts my clients’ needs ahead of everything else. 

Growing up on a farm in Illinois, I learned the value of hard work, how to make smart choices, and the freedom that comes from doing the right thing. Guided by my grandparents, I saw firsthand how making financial decisions early in life allowed my grandmother to live a fulfilling life well into her 90s. 

I’m building my practice on those same values: if you work hard and plan your finances properly, you'll be more inclined to enjoy the freedom of living out your goals and dreams. 

I structured Resilience Wealth Management with the core values of comfort, confidence, and clarity in mind. We want to ensure each client is comfortable maintaining or improving their current lifestyle. We want to instill confidence in every client, and confidence comes from having a well-thought-out strategy. Finally, we want to be able to give our clients control over their financial situation. 

I graduated from Eastern Illinois University, where I majored in finance and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business. I established Resilience Wealth Management and am in charge of meeting every client, listening to their goals, evaluating their financial situation, and building a well-defined financial strategy. With the words of my grandpa echoing in my head—"You can't change the wind, but you can adjust the sails"—if a client isn't happy with where they're headed financially, then it's time to make some adjustments. 

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, Morgan, and our two dogs, Gracie and Bentley. My idea of relaxation includes hunting, fishing, boating, or showing horses. I love doing just about anything outdoors, but one of my favorites will always be spending time on the family farm hunting and taking care of different projects. 

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Morgan Valley

VP of Brand Marketing

Morgan Valley

Morgan Valley

VP of Brand marketing


At Resilience, I manage the firm’s branding and creative content alongside building our social media presence. Our mission is to help individuals and couples retire successfully, and the first part of doing that is spreading awareness of our firm and how we can help. I see my work as integral to that mission.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a major in marketing, from Eastern Illinois University. After college, I worked for a couple of different companies helping with their promotional campaigns, building a social media presence, and implementing SEO practices. I also bring experience managing client accounts with a large publicly traded company. My passions ultimately led to me running my own business. In May of 2021, I left the corporate world to focus on running my clothing boutique, which I do alongside supporting Resilience.