Tanisha and Chris Souza were newlywed, drowning in six figure student loan debt, and Tanisha desperate to escape her grueling career as an attorney. The Souzas took a leap of faith into real estate investing and achieved financial freedom. Soon after, Tanisha quit practicing law and Tardus was born, on a mission to help others achieve that same freedom.
Tanisha spent several years and dozens of prototypes developing and perfecting a system that could help a person create self sustaining passive income and eliminate debt simultaneously while projecting the person’s financial freedom date – in most cases within 5 to 10 years. Because of the speed in which a person could grow their income, Tanisha appropriately named it the Income Snowball. She was granted a patent for it in 2014.
Today Tardus Wealth Strategies is a full service wealth-coaching company, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii and helping members around the country, and the world. Tardus Wealth Coaches work individually with members on a monthly basis to help them create a predictable system for creating passive income, paying off debt, and planning for their financial future.
Ever since she can remember, Melissa has dreamed of being a real estate investor and an entrepreneur. Before she got there though she made a pitstop in Brooklyn to obtain a bachelors degree in business and communications and compete as a division 1 athlete in volleyball.
In 2011 her dream began to take shape with her first multifamily property. Over the course of the next 10 years Melissa established multiple businesses and acquired more real estate providing her with a vast financial and business management education. In addition to those two loves, Melissa is very passionate about personal development, absorbing all she can when it comes to self-improvement strategies, psychology, and positive leadership habits. She believes that financial education is a roadmap to personal autonomy and she's driven by the financial confidence developed in Tardus clients as they move toward financial freedom.
Thien holds an MBA in Finance along with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management from Virginia Tech. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking, stocks, and teaching. Thien has been with the Tardus Team as a Client Success Coach for 10 years.
Danielle is from Nashville, TN. She graduated with a degree in business from the University of Tennessee and later became a certified life coach with The Academy of Creative Coaching. Growing up, she did not have a true understanding of finance and could never get ahead. That is where her interest in finance first cultivated, and later turned to passion. She now has over 600 hours of coaching under her belt, and combining her passion for coaching with her love of finance has been a dream come true. Her goal is to help people become financially free instead of financially burdened by focusing on the person within. She believes that you have to grow as as person in order for your money to grow.
Tinley has a professional background in real estate sales, property management, and real estate tax law. She started investing in her own rental properties and her passion for financial freedom and financial education began. She truly believes that everyone has the power within them to achieve their dreams, all they need are the right tools and education. On her own journey toward financial freedom, she has learned that the biggest tool you have to managing your time and ultimately your balanced physical, mental, and spiritual health is money. She believes that financial success is being able to make choices to live your best life. She truly enjoys watching others reach their goals and hearing about the inspirations on their journey.
Alex Cheng is a pastor, coach, and entrepreneur. Alex is an experienced real estate investor and has been implementing strategies for the Income Snowball within his own finances. Outside of Tardus, Alex runs a video production company as well as pastoring at his own church. As a financial coach at Tardus Wealth Strategies, Alex finds his utmost joy by investing and developing others to reach their fullest potential.
King has a professional background in real estate and banking. He is passionate about stewardship, investing, and financial education to effect lasting change in families and communities. In his coaching, he seeks first to understand a client's personal needs, goals, and dreams for the future. To him, finance is not a 'one-size-fits-all' journey. He is based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and enjoys reading books, playing guitar, and tennis. He is husband to a talented artist, and proud father to 3 kids. King is excited to impact lives as a Client Success Coach for Tardus!
Joe was born and raised in the San Francisco-Bay Area where he attained a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology from University of California, Davis. Prior to becoming a Tardus Coach, he has helped facilitate, coach, and train throughout his lifework, along continuing to educate and grow himself. Life is a great teacher and Joe has experience in Real Estate investing and Entrepreneurship.
Joe founded and started a company called “Marvelous Customs” with which he has designed, created, modified and implemented many video game products that people still utilize today.
Joe has facilitated local group finance meetings covering topics from budgeting, tracking finances, real estate analysis to even discussing alternative investments. Through these groups, he has coached, taught, and discovered more about finance.
Joe really enjoys seeing clients, students, and family win on their life’s goals and purpose. If there are barriers to seeing what is possible, he would love to help in removing those barriers to start seeing life’s possibilities- with some help of the income snowball.
To the one out there needing some help figuring the labyrinth we call life – jump in, play, learn, and thrive!
Troy’s passions lie in helping people and finances. After 20 years of military service, he is now in position to help others realize their dreams by coaching them through the financial obstacles that arise in their daily lives. He holds a bachelor’s in financial planning, is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), has over 15 years of counseling experience and believes regardless of income or background, we all can achieve lasting financial well-being through education, coaching and hard work. He is based out of Clarksville, Tennessee, enjoys fitness, real estate, helping others solve problems, and travel.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shanna always had dreams to travel the world and explore what lies beyond the Hawaiian Islands. Like many others, after graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor’s in Biology, Shanna found herself with a large amount of student debt. Thanks to the amazing results of Tardus wealth coaching, Shanna’s student debt is no more in just 6 years and her travel dreams are not fantasy but reality. Prior to Tardus, Shanna worked 16 years in the pharmacy / medical industry as a pharmacy technician and buyer; often receiving recognition for her friendly customer service. With Tardus, Shanna learned that financial freedom is achievable and can’t wait to help clients use Tardus strategies to build towards their goals with peace of mind.
Adam received his Doctorate of Pharmacy after completing his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Mathematics. Despite not having formal education in business or personal finance, Adam passion for personal finance stems from an ongoing pursuit to overcome substantial undergraduate and graduate debt while trying to achieve financial freedom. His dedication to learning and growing is the result of years of practice and hard work playing golf which culminated in playing collegiate golf. This dedication continued while receiving his doctorate and continues in his personal finance journey. After starting investing in real estate Adam became a Tardus client which further enhanced his commitment to achieving financial freedom. As a Client Success Coach, Adam is excited to share his passion for personal finance and real estate by educating and coaching.
Kimberlee's professional background begins with a degree in Business Finance which led to auditing with a Big 4 Accounting firm in Las Vegas. There was never a dull moment when auditing the LV Strip casinos, restaurants, banks and commercial buildings. Real estate became a big part of her WHY after she got her license and began working with families, businesses and investors. She is a big nerd when it comes to financial investing and financial freedom because she has seen first-hand the benefits of becoming financially educated. She loves being a small part of another's success and believes true happiness is having time to spend the way you want without restrictions. Kimberlee spends a lot of her time outdoors enjoying the beautiful mountains with her family.