Get to know The Vigil Group Team Members

We at the Vigil Group are committed to providing the best financial services to Public Charter School and Public School Districts in New Mexico. Our team of professionals are here to help. Get to know our team.

Meet Our Team

Mike Vigil II

Co-CEO/Co-Owner

Mike Vigil II is a Level II licensed School Business Official and President of The Vigil Group, LLC.  Prior to working with The Vigil Group, Mike was involved in retail sporting goods management.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico and a Master of Business Administration from Eastern NM University.  Mike has 15 years of experience in public school finance in the State of New Mexico. Additionally, Mike holds CGFM, SFO and CPO certifications.

Justine Vigil

Co-CEO/Co-Owner

Justine Vigil is a Level II Licensed Business Manager for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Justine worked at Fidelity Investments as a Customer Service Representative.  She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors in Business Management.  She then attended Eastern New Mexico University and received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. A native New Mexican, Justine is an outgoing people-person who also enjoys traveling.

Adriana Ponce

Operations Coordinator

Adriana Ponce is the Operations Coordinator for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Adriana graduated from Central New Mexico Community College with an Associates Degree in Sociology, Criminology, General Studies, and Liberal Arts. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Her interest in finance started when she joined DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) during high school. She was in the banking industry for seven years. She was born and raised in Albuquerque NM and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Amber Peña
Licensed Level II Business Manager

​Amber Peña is a Licensed Business Manager for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Amber graduated from The University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Amber worked at The New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools as a Business Manager.  Born and raised in New Mexico, Amber comes from a family of educators and enjoys working for a company that provides quality financial services to all of its school clients.

Ashley Wolfel
Licensed Level II Business Manager

​Ashley Wolfel is a Licensed Business Manager for The Vigil Group.  She is a recent graduate from New Mexico Highlands University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance, as well as being a member of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.  Ashley was born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico, by her mother who was an educator for 28 years.  Ashley has worked in a variety of fields such as an after school tutor, retail customer service and fitness.

Mikaela Vigil
Licensed Business Manager
Aaron Savoia
Licensed Business Manager

Aaron Savoia is a Level I Business Manager at The Vigil group, LLC. Aaron moved to Albuquerque NM, in 2018 from Texas. Aaron graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in Business Management. Prior to Working at the Vigil Group, Aaron worked within the healthcare system the previous 4 years. Outside Of work Aaron enjoys spending time with his family and catching up on the latest sports headlines.

Seth Mender
Licensed Business Manager
Josiah Kurley
Licensed Business Manager
Sandra Urvina-Solis
Assistant Business Manager
Kristine Wilkins
Assistant Business Manager
Tony Solano
Payroll Specialist

Tony Solano studied Business Administration at NM Highlands University, with a focus in Finance.  He has been with the Vigil Group as a Payroll Specialist since August of 2015.  He was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM and prior to working at the Vigil Group he worked in the restaurant Industry for 29 years.  His experience includes payroll, human resources and management.

Evan Wirth
Payroll Specialist

Evan Wirth is a Payroll Specialist at The Vigil Group, LLC. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in communication, psychology and early childhood development from the University of New Mexico.  Evan was born and raised in Farmington, NM. In the past, Evan has held a variety of jobs including working with local high schools to improve their athletic programs. Evan enjoys challenges, solving issues and developing beneficial solutions for all parties involved.

Jose Garcia
Payroll Specialist

Joe Garcia joined The Vigil Group, LLC in early 2021 as a Payroll Specialist.  He received his Associate of Applied Science in Accounting from Northern New Mexico College.  He was born and raised in northern New Mexico and later moved to the Albuquerque area to continue his education and career. Prior to working at The Vigil Group, he worked nineteen years in the petroleum industry for Honstein Oil Company in management and customer service. Joe enjoys working with and getting to know people. Outside of the office he enjoys being outdoors, landscaping, camping and spending time with family and friends. Joe is eager to continue providing the best financial services at The Vigil Group.

Edith Solis
Payroll Specialist

Edith Solis joined The Vigil Group, LLC in September 2021 as a Payroll Specialist. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Mathematics with a second major in Spanish and a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico. Edith has worked in the insurance and retail industry. She is from Santa Fe, NM and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Stephanie Garcia
Payroll Specialist

Stephanie Garcia is a Payroll Specialist at The Vigil Group, LLC. Stephanie graduated from Central New Mexico Community College with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies and is now completing her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Prior to working at The Vigil Group Stephanie worked in the senior housing industry where she was able to gain experience in payroll and human resources. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family.

Darlene & Michael J. Vigil

Founders/Former CEOs

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