Grounded with Ryan Dobson

Jun 18

WORLD Mag Money Monday

Guest: Warren Cole Smith & Dr. Kirk Elliott

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It's "WORLD Mag Money Monday"!! With us, as always, is the one and only Warren Cole Smith of WORLD Magazine to discuss the latest happenings on the news front. In addition, we are thrilled to have Dr. Kirk Elliott on the show. Dr. Elliott will be bringing his own unique knowledge for our new Money Monday segment. We brought the two smartest men we know together to share their wisdom and drop the knowledge. Join us for this fast paced, information packed episode of Grounded!

Warren Cole Smith has over 20 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur.

He is the associate publisher of WORLD Magazine, the nation’s largest Christian news magazine. He has also served as the publisher and editor of the Evangelical Press News Service, a “wire service” for approximately 100 Christian newspapers with a combined print-run of more than 1-million each month.  Before launching a career in Christian journalism, Warren spent over seven years as the Marketing Director for a major division of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a “Big Five” accounting firm.

Warren honed his story-telling skills by writing outdoor and adventure stories — both fiction and non-fiction — for such magazines as AlaskaHigh CountryHigh Adventure, and Sports Afield. His essays, reviews, interviews, and articles have also been included in various books, including Public Relations, one of the most widely used college journalism textbooks in the world.

His education includes a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English, both from the University of Georgia. He and his wife Missy have been married for 26 years, and they have four children.  His oldest is a graduate of Grove City College.  He has a son at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Warren and Missy and their two younger children live in Charlotte, N.C.

He speaks often at churches, conferences, and other Christian and political events.  These speeches have included presentations at the national conferences of the Gospel Music Association and the Evangelical Press Association, in addition to hundreds of speeches at local and regional events.

Kirk Elliott has been an investment advisor with ICA in Durango, Colorado since January of 2002 and has been working in the financial services industry since 1994. 

Dr. Elliott is passionate about educating and equipping his clients with the information they need to safeguard their hard-earned assets. 

Dr. Elliott earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. His dissertation is entitled, “An Empirical Identification of an Appropriate Inflation Definition and an Inflation Targeting Monetary Policy.” 


Dr. Elliott also earned a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Denver, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Elliott has served as adjunct faculty for Fort Lewis College, Liberty University and Walden University in the areas of Economics, Public Policy, and International Business. In addition he makes frequent appearances at economic and geopolitical forums and has been interviewed on radio talk shows across the country.

Dr. Elliott has also appeared on local and national television networks including ABC Family, Daystar, SkyAngel and local networks in Columbus, OH and Orlando, FL.

Dr. Elliott is founder and president of Philanthropia, a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable foundation established to care for those in need around the world.

Dr. Elliott also serves on the board for Patrick Henry College and Students for Life - Dr. Elliott lives in Southwest Colorado with his wife and two children.

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