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.

Our Leader

Michael Vigil is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Mexico and is a Level II Licensed Business Manager.  Michael has worked in public school finance since 1990.  Michael’s previous work experience includes over 16 years in the Albuquerque Public School District in the positions of Director of Internal Audit, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Business Officer, Associate Superintendent​; and lastly, Superintendent for Business.  Michael was the Executive Director and the Chief Operations Officer of the New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools for approximately 2 years.  Michael has previously worked in a local CPA firm and the financial industries arena in various capacities.  Michael has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant since 1983.  Michael graduated from the Anderson School of Management​ at the University of New Mexico.​

Michael J. Vigil, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

Meet Our Team

Mike Vigil II

Lead Business Manager

Mike Vigil is a Level II Licensed Business Manager for 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.  He is currently pursuing his MBA.  Mike has over 8 years of experience as a Licensed Business Manager in the State of New Mexico.

Mackenzie Woods

Operations Coordinator

Mackenzie Woods is the Operations Coordinator for The Vigil Group, LLC.  Mackenzie graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors Degree in Foreign Languages.  While working towards her Bachelors at UNM, Mackenzie studied abroad at IPAG; an international business school in Nice, France.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Mackenzie worked at the New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools as the Member Services Coordinator.  Mackenzie is a Certified RFP Procurement Manager.  Mackenzie’s skills include RFP based procurement, ​fundraising, project mangement, event planning, and more.

Justine Vigil

Licensed Level II Business Manager

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 is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  A native New Mexican, Justine is an outgoing people-person who also enjoys traveling.

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.

Kyle Hunt
Licensed Level I Business Manager

Kyle Hunt is a Level I Licensed Business Manager with The Vigil Group, LLC.  He hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.  Kyle was born in Farmington, New Mexico, and has worked in a variety of fields from construction to fitness.  Joining The Vigil Group in the spring of 2014, Kyle welcomes the opportunity to work with schools from across the state to improve their financial stability.

Ashley Wolfel
Licensed Level I 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.

Alyssa Lucero
Licensed Business Manager

Alyssa Lucero is a Business Manager for The Vigil Group.  Alyssa graduated from the University of New Mexico where she earned a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Spanish.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Alyssa worked in Data Entry at UNMH, and as a sales associate in a retail company.  Alyssa is proud to have been born and raised in Albuquerque, and loves to travel the state.

Rebekah Herrera
Licensed Level II Business Manager
Joseph Lucero
Licensed Business Manager
Zach Kirchgessner
Licensed Business Manager

Zach Kirchgessner is a Business Manager for The Vigil Group.  Zach was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was the first graduating class from Volcano Vista High School.  Zach graduated from the University of New Mexico where he earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.  Prior to working at The Vigil Group, Zach worked in the financial sector, and assisted clients with financial services, banking, and insurance.

Rebekah Mahape
Business Manager

Rebekah Mahape is a Business Manager for The Vigil Group.  Rebekah graduated from the University of New Mexico where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Entrpreneurship.  While she was completing her degree, Rebekah worked as an intern at Pulakos CPA accounting firm, Perfect Wedding Guide, and Lovelace Medical Group.  Prior to starting her education, she worked as a Bridal Consultant for 8 years.  Rebekah was born in Washington state, but raised in Albuquerque and the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona.  She enjoys cooking, anything outdoors, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Tony Solano
Payroll Specialist
Tony Solano studied Business Administration at Highlands University, with a focus in Finance.  He was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM and prior to working at The Vigil Group worked in the Restaurant Industry for 29 years.  His experience includes payroll, human resources and Management.  Tony plans to continue his education next semester.
Neill Woods
Payroll Specialist

Neill Woods is a Payroll Specialist at The Vigil Group, LLC.  Neill received his degree from the University of New Mexico, with his focus in English and American History.  In the past he has worked in the Athletic program at Amy Biehl High School, and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

Mary Hagemann
Payroll Specialist

Licensed School Business Official

​Mary Hagemann received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.  Mary was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM.  While working towards her Bachelor’s Degree, she became the president of the Club Tennis Team at UNM for two years.  She also taught at the Tennis Club of Albuquerque and worked in the restaurant industry.  Mary enjoys volunteering at the Animal Welfare in her free time.

Adriana Ponce
Payroll Specialist

Adriana Ponce received her Associates Degree from CNM in Criminology, Sociology, General Studies, and Liberal Arts.  Currently, Adriana is attending UNM for her Bachelor’s in Sociology with Pre-Law Conection with a minor in Religious Studies.  She has been working in the banking industry in Albuquerque for seven years.  Adriana’s interest in finance started when she joined DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) during high school.​  She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and is fluent in English and Spanish.

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