Our Team

Colonel Rayfel Margate Bachiller United State Marine Corp, Retired
Chairman of the Board for APSC

Col Rayfel M. Bachiller is a native of Washington DC and was commissioned in 1970 from the NROTC at the University of South Carolina.  In 32 years he has served in a wide range of billets on high level staffs as well as command positions of a platoon, a squadron, a battalion, and an Air Control Group.

He has worked at Headquarters Marine Corps at every rank since Captain and also served on the Joint Staff as the Aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  He has also served as a White House Military Aide during several administrations.

The diversity of his assignments is rare considering that he was initially assigned as an Air Command and Control Officer.  He served a highly successful 4-year tour on recruiting duty at RS Baltimore which was the number one Recruiting Station during his entire tour.

He has extensive Joint Experience having served as the OIC of a Joint Task Force in Central America; as the Aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; as the Senior US Officer in a NATO Command in Denmark.

He is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

He served as Director, Special Projects Directorate for the Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1995 to 1999.  Completing his headquarters tour Col Bachiller transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point NC as the Director of Operations for Marine Corps Air Bases Eastern Region.

In February of 2001 Col Bachiller was selected as Deputy Commander for Joint Task Force Olympics.  His previous tours in Joint Assignments combined with his Air Command and Control background and Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Training were key in his selection for this critical billet in support of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City Utah.

On 30 June 2002 Colonel Bachiller retired completing 32 years of active commissioned service in the Marine Corps.

His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal 2nd award, Legion of Merit 3rd award, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 3rd award, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal 2nd award, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star.

Since retiring, Col Bachiller was appointed Vice President of Government Operations for Target Sport Adventures based in Boston.  Specializing in Olympic security and logistical support he also worked for SAIC as the senior consultant in the Greek Intelligence Security Command during the Athens 2004 Olympics.  He was initially involved with the Winter Olympics in Torino Italy 2006 prior to accepting a position with MPRI at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  There he in assisted the 101st Airborne Division in accomplishing its transition to a more expeditionary force in preparation for their deployment to Iraq in 2005.

His next US government assignment was in Baghdad working as the Executive Secretary and Senior Adviser to the Iraqi Minister of Defense.  He completed his year tour with the US State Department and returned from Iraq in February of 2006.  Upon his return to Utah he assumed the senior consultant position for the Military Division of Symbol Arts in Ogden.

Currently he is President of AEON Group LLC, an international sports management organization representing and training professional tennis players.

Col Bachiller currently serves on the Board of American Patriot Service Corp. a nonprofit corporation dedicated to assisting Veterans, surviving spouses, and their families.  He also has served Fisher House Salt Lake City, a $5.8 million facility where families of Veterans in the Salt Lake Veterans Hospital can stay during their visits.  He has been engaged in this program since May of 2007 and served as the Utah Champion for Fisher House in raising local funds for this worthy charity.

His pastime activities include woodworking, music, art, teaching and coaching tennis, as well as community and church involvement.

Col Bachiller is the son of the late SDC Raynero Bachiller, USN and Socorro Margate Bachiller of Camarines Sur, Republic of the Philippines.  He lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife Lieutenant Colonel Lisa Cicchini Bachiller, USMC Retired who completed two civilian tour in Iraq as a consultant for the US State Department.  Their son Jon Paris, a Citadel 05 graduate is a Lt in the US Navy stationed at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

Lamar D. Breshears Marine Corps Veteran
Vice Chairman for APSC

Major Lamar Breshears is a native of Seattle, WA and was commissioned in 2001 from the NROTC at the University of Washington.  In 12 years, he has served in a wide range of billets to include command positions of an infantry platoon, infantry company command and Joint Command Training Teams.

Lamar served separate combat tours in Iraq with Alpha Company, 1st Bn, 4th Marines (2003-2004), & Weapons Company, 1st Bn, 4th Marines (2004-2005).  He served as the commanding officer of Charlie Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance in Afghanistan (2009-2010). 

After retiring from the Marine Corps, Major Breshears served as a volunteer National Service Officer for the Marine Corps League for 4 years, assisting veterans and their widows with their Dept of VA applications for benefits.  Lamar currently serves as a non-paid volunteer on the Board of American Patriot Service Corp. a nonprofit corporation dedicated to assisting Veterans, surviving spouses, and their families.

His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, Combat Action Ribbon with 2nd award, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with Valor, National Defense Service Medal, and the OIF OEF participation medals.

Since retiring from service, Lamar has focused on raising his family in Salt Lake City, UT and building a successful financial planning practice.  

His pastimes include shooting, working out, outdoor activities, and motorcycle riding.  His participation in these pastimes are currently dictated by his kids soccer game schedules.  

Lamar is the son of Maj Larry Breshears, a retired Army Armor Officer and the grandson of both Sgt Albert Breshears, a retired USMC Korean War Veteran, and Cpl Stan Wolf, a US Army veteran.  He lives in Millcreek, Utah with his wife Sarah Breshears and their 3 sons.

Richard A. Nelson
Executive Director Board Member

Mr. Nelson is an original founder of American Patriot Service Corporation and has served for over ten (10) years as its President and chief executive. Mr. Nelson has over thirty (30) years of experience providing financial services for individuals and small business, including consulting services, loan originations, and sophisticated financial modeling. His experience includes co-founding CPA Commercial Capital, an emerging national business lending organization designed to help CPAs and other professionals meet the commercial finance needs of their clients. He has served as a consultant for the Utah Small Business Development Center in conjunction with the Small Business Administration and Weber State University, where he assisted several dozen startups and emerging companies in developing their businesses. He was the principal owner of an individual and small business tax practice with over 1,000 clients. He has further counseled hundreds of clients on a wide range of topics, from small business consulting to financial management.

Mr. Nelson received a bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in Business Management from the University of Utah School of Business. He has the Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College and is an Accredited Small Business Consultant.

David R. Tucker
CPA Board Member Secretary/Treasurer

Mr. Tucker started in public accounting in 1980 with the national firm of Fox and Co.  He obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant in 1982 and remained with the firm until 1984. At that time, he became the financial controller of FFKR Architects, a professional architecture firm with 75 employees.

In 1987 he partnered with Mark Papanikolas to form the CPA firm of Papanikolas Tucker and Co which continued to operate until December 2010. Partner in the CPA firm of Tucker Theurer & Co. December 2010 to present.   With 32 years in public accounting, Mr. Tucker has served a wide variety of clients that include professional practices, minor league baseball teams, and industrial clients, as well as individuals from all walks of life.  Over the years he has developed a thriving tax and consulting practice.

In August 2003, after nearly 10 years of brokering mortgage loans in his CPA practice, Mr. Tucker co-founded CPA Mortgage Services to network CPA firms together to provide lending services for their clients.   The Company today is known as CPA Mortgage Services.

Mr. Tucker is active in his church and community.  He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer and as a board member of American Patriot Service Corp., a nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping our military Veterans and their surviving spouses with long-term care and other benefits earned because of wartime service.

Mr. Tucker has been married to Jill Brown for 34 years and loves spending time with his wife and three children. His hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, reading, and playing the violin.

Phillip C. Wright
Board Member

Phill Wright has dedicated his professional career to the financial services industry since 1984.  The majority of his career was centered on consumer and mortgage services.

He has worked for fortune 100 and 500 companies such as Chase, Sears Savings Bank, and Home Federal Savings of California. He has owned his own mortgage brokerage and served as president of a Mortgage Company. Phill also served as Vice President of Government Affairs for Entrata, an international seller of software products. 

Phill served in several nonprofit positions, including Executive Director of Keep My Voice, an organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment Rights. He managed a case all the way to the US Supreme Court.  He was elected Ethics Chairman,  Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Davis County Republican Party in Utah, and Vice-Chair for the Utah State Republican Party.

In 2016 Phill was chosen by Texas Senator Ted Cruz to Chair his Utah US Presidential Campaign. He was also elected a National Delegate by the 4,000 Utah Republican State Delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention and then elected as Chairman of the Utah National Delegation to the event.

He attended Brigham Young University and performed undergraduate work in Public Relations and Marketing. He is an accomplished public speaker and motivator. Phill is a published author who continues to write books.  He has been married to his wife Shaun since 1982, and they are parents of seven children and thirteen grandchildren. Phill is active in his community and his Church.

Robert L. Payne
Executive Vice President General Counsel

Mr. Payne has over thirty (30) years of legal experience, specializing in corporate law, commercial transactions, contracts, real estate and banking. Mr. Payne currently serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for APSC. Mr. Payne worked twelve (12) years as an attorney with a Salt Lake City law firm where he was an equity shareholder specializing in corporate law, commercial transactions, real estate, and litigation. He has served as real estate development counsel for several large western regional and national retailer clients, including Smith’s Food & Drug Centers, Fred Meyer/Kroger’s, Quaker State, Pennzoil/Jiffy Lube and Kmart.

Mr. Payne served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Flying J Inc., a Forbes top twenty largest privately held company with over ninety subsidiaries, with business operations in the United States and Canada, $16 billion in annual revenues, and 12,300 + employees. He was Flying J’s lead attorney in the negotiation and formation of major international joint ventures in Canada and India. He further negotiated and authored over $1.5 billion in secured and unsecured capital project and line of credit financings.

Mr. Payne served as Associate General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Transportation Alliance Bank, an industrial loan bank with over $670 million in assets, 225+ employees and nationwide operations. He has also served as managing attorney for multiple in-house corporate legal departments, managed litigation nationwide, and served on numerous corporate Boards of Directors. Mr. Payne founded Payne Law Offices, a law firm focusing on corporate law, real estate, commercial transactions, and estate planning. He served nine years as Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Trustee for the Board of Trustees of Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton, Utah. 

Mr. Payne holds a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Brigham Young University in Business Finance, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the J. Rueben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.