Deborah Lacey


With a warmth and genuine hospitality that is distinctively Southern, Deborah’s journey of delivering advice and guidance spans decades, as well as generations. Her background and expertise in blending tax consulting, financial guidance, and lecturing at the university level have touched lives from retirees to students across our nation.

Deborah began her career with Deloitte in Dallas, Texas, upon graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington with her Master of Science in Taxation (MST) and earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1996. In 2007, Deborah became involved in financial planning for individuals and organizations and gained the prestigious Certified Financial Planner certification in 2008 with the mindset of helping clients successfully weather the turmoil of the Great Recession. An opportunity to best support her family involved a move to Colorado, and Deborah did what she always has, which was to evaluate where she could make the most impact. In 2011, she became a University of Northern Colorado Lecturer of Accounting, a position that she still proudly holds today.

To utilize her experience and desire to further serve the Northern Colorado community, she aspired to be a part of a company with a holistic approach and a strong reputation for always doing what’s right for clients. She realized that Impact Financial Strategies was a perfect fit for her tax background, values, and desire to make a difference. As a Financial Advisor for IFS, Deborah takes pride in creating and delivering quality, personalized service, in-depth investment analysis, and customized financial plans to businesses, not-for-profits, and individuals. She helps decipher the financial “noise” and sets realistic expectations so they can confidently realize a strong financial future. Additionally, Deborah is deeply familiar with the world of cognitive decline, skilled nursing facilities, and incapacitation. She personally understands the complexities, both emotionally and financially, of this expanding reality of elder care.

Deborah and her husband, David, are proud parents of Elizabeth and Catherine. Deborah enjoys volunteering at basketball games, presenting planning-for-college seminars to high school students, being a coordinator in the Volunteers Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and serving on finance advisory boards for community 501(c) (3) organizations.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.

Raymond James does not provide tax or legal services. Please discuss these matters with the appropriate professional. The tax advice and/or services of Deborah Lacey are independent of RJFS.