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Wayne M. Aston

entrepreneur | Philathropist
Master Land Developer | Proud Father

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Meet Wayne M. Aston

Wayne Mark Aston born on July 19, 1975, as a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor. Aston is the Founder, Fund Manager and CEO of Invictus Sovereign and its family of private funds, Founding Member /Master Developer of Valley Forge Impact Parks and the founding member and CEO of American Spec Industries. Aston is also the Co-Founder of the Divine Providence Foundation a nonprofit organization committed to eradicating Veteran and Teen suicide.

Aston was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah and attended school in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Moapa Valley High School in Overton, Nevada. Aston was born to parents Mark and Debbie Aston and has five siblings. One brother and four sisters. Aston was also a very active in the Boy Scouts of America program and earned his Eagle Scout with three post award palms and subsequently would volunteer as a Scoutmaster for nearly a decade in his early adult life.

Athletics

Aston enjoyed athletics in high school, competing in football and track & field, running the 400-meter sprint, 100-meter sprint and pole vaulting. Aston was Team Captain of his school’s football team in 1992 and 1993 were the Moapa Valley Pirates were undefeated state champions in the AAA Nevada Division. Aston was named All-State Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 and was also named All-State Defensive End, which was his favorite team position to play. Under Astons leadership with Carl Postma and Jeff Lamping, (co-captains), the Pirates won the state championship 29-0 in an uncontested match in the Sam Boyd Silver Bowl in Las Vegas Nevada. Aston was offered athletic scholarships to play football for Southern Utah University with ambitions to play for the University of Utah in Division 1. Astons athletic ambitions would take a back seat to his military commitments after enlisting in the US Marine Corps.

Military Service

After enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, just three days after graduating from High School, Aston entered basic training at the USMC Recruit Depot in San Diego California. Aston turned 18 during boot camp in July of 1993 and would go on to complete advanced infantry training (AIT) at Camp Pendleton, California. Aston served 10 years in military service. Five of those years with the Marine Corps Reserves Infantry, Fox Company 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, with MOS 0331 (Machine Gunner) and transferring to spend another five years in the Utah Army National Guard as a Fire Direction Control Specialist with the 145th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Battalion based in Manti, Utah. Aston was honorably discharged in February of 2005 and was never deployed during his military tenure between 1993 and 2005.

Religious Service

Aston was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served an LDS mission in South Central Russia from December 1994, to December 1996. Aston primarily lived in the city of Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad for 18 months of his residency and then spent the final six months of his service in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea. Aston quickly became fluent in the Russian language and took multiple leadership roles in this service, where he assisted the church in registering in various locations of the cities and assisting other missionaries with visas and passports. Most of his service was spent meeting with and cultivating relationships with municipal leaders. Aston was able to take the two year leave from military service in order to serve this church calling.

College Education

Upon returning from Russia in the winter of 1996, Aston enrolled in the Salt Lake Community College, where he continued his architectural pursuits that he started in high school (paper drafting), beginning in the ninth grade. Aston entered the AutoCAD program at Salt Lake Community College and completed the CSI certifications for Architectural specification writing, before transferring to the University of Utah, where he would spend another five years in college double majoring in Business and Architecture with a minor in Russian language. Aston dropped out of college after six years to manage the business he had started in 1997, known as Pinnacle Tile.

Personal Interests

Aston enjoys physical fitness more than anything else by way of personal interests. He has trained with professional coach Mike Manfre from 2018 to 2020 and currently trains with professional physique coach Garrott Coelho and is preparing to actively compete in men’s (Masters) physique in the NPC and IBFF leagues. Aston also enjoys combat sports training, specializing in Brazilian Jui Jitsu and Israeli Krav Maga. Aston loves marksmanship, and actively collects firearms and enjoys shooting them with his two sons. Aston began riding dirt bikes at a young age growing up in the Nevada desert and still loves riding. Skydiving is also one of Astons favorite adventure sports and he is actively training in flight school to become a private Cirrus pilot. Aston enjoys the outdoors, and living in Utah is accretive to his love for nature and the outdoors, Aston enjoys, hiking, camping, fly fishing, dutch oven cooking, rappelling, snowboarding, canyoneering, and exploring.

Entrepreneur

The first business Aston founded and operated was Pinnacle Tile. Aston went on to form dozens of other companies. Many of them never made revenues before unwinding them. Other companies made significant revenues. As a serial entrepreneur, Aston was open to trying anything, including network marketing, window washing, power washing vehicles, window tinting, buying/selling used tires and tier casings, selling credit card processing for marijuana dispensaries and always loved real estate.

Philanthropy

Aston has been philanthropically focused on raising awareness and capital to help eradicate child sex trafficking as well as veteran and teen suicide. Over the past decade Aston has held fundraisers and events supporting organizations including the Child Liberation Foundation, Operation Underground Railroad, Warrior Rising, Fight the New Drug and the Younique Foundation. In 2023 Aston made the decision to help establish the Divine Providence Foundation and co-founded it with partner Julie “Jema” Harman. Together the duo has programmed the charter of this new foundation in support of eradicating veterans and teen suicide with a series of modalities of self-mastery focused on optimized family health, optimized family communication, overcoming alcohol & drug abuse, overcoming depression and anxiety, overcoming domestic violence, all of which have been identified as major contributors to the suicide pandemic we face globally.