About Kristie

Business Advisor

Kristie Bender-Carey and her husband, a retired Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, run a working cattle ranch outside Colorado Springs. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.



Kristie is a licensed business consultant who uses her extensive and successful business background to assist companies realize their full market potential by using strategic planning, career consulting, human resources, organizational development, community involvement, and business advancement through marketing and communications.

She is quick to point out one of her many strengths: “I focus on ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, offering creative financing solutions and providing business clients with a high level of service.”

Kristie began her financial services career in 1980 with Shearson American Express in Iowa. For 20 years she was owner and president of American Finance Inc., a commercial real estate lender in Colorado Springs. She transitioned into the banking world as Vice President for Business Development with one of Colorado Springs’ largest banks and then Market President for two other large, publicly-traded banks in town.

She and her husband, a retired Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, run a working cattle ranch outside Colorado Springs. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

“Kristie made a strategic plan for my idea and helped me turn it into a profitable company in less than four months!”



Kristie Bender-Carey has had a hand in helping many businesses of all sizes reach their maximum potential and success.


Kristie’s success as a former bank president gives her the knowledge needed to effectively lead businesses into profitability.


When dealing with Kristie, clients can always expect to be treated respectfully, and dealt with honestly.

Qualifications & Awards

Kristie is a member of the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and served on its Board of Directors. She is a member of the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association, Colorado Business Women, National Association of Women in Construction, Realtors Commercial and Industrial Society, and the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors.

She has been recognized many times as a community top business performer, being voted one of Colorado Springs’ “Women of Influence.” She has been featured in the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s “One-on-One” Column, and in Style Magazine as one of Colorado Springs’ “People to Know.”

Kristie is a member of the American Paint Horse Association, a volunteer certified family investigator for the Pikes Peak Region CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and has been involved in fundraising efforts for the Diabetes Foundation. She is on the Board of Directors for the local Alzheimer Association and served as a member the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Board of Directors.

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2301 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, USA