terry-and-jenny-resizedThe Scholes Group has roots in Denver dating back 48 years to the formation of The Terry Scholes Agency in 1966.  Our team specializes in providing insurance and risk management advisory services to Colorado professionals, families and companies.  We pride ourselves on our reputation as a leading insurance provider offering superior and efficient personalized service.


Terry Scholes:

Principal of The Scholes Group, Inc.

Terry is recognized statewide as a top senior Planning Advisor. He has the honor of working with many individuals who have a particular focus on the preservation of wealth. Terry is committed to achieving the following objectives for his clients: maximum yield with minimum risk; safety of assets; protection of life savings from catastrophic illness; and reduction of taxes.

Mr. Scholes is dedicated to establishing long- term relationships based on trust, credibility and confidence. As a financial consultant Mr. Scholes understands “We are here to listen and facilitate our clients need.

Mr. Scholes Community Involvements includes:

  • Central City Opera Board
  • Cystic Fibrosis Board
  • Denver Health Board and Past Chairman
  • Colorado Prevention Center Board and Past Chairman
  • Director of Training for Insurance carriers.,
  • Marion Downs Hearing Center Board
  • Heart Committee Gala Chairman
  • Founder of Central City Planned Giving Committee
  • Executive Director for University of Wyoming Cowboy Club
  • Founder of Zahdahlia House, a home for abused girls, 1984
  • Patients Advisory Committee-Colorado Medical Society
  • Mental Health Committee-Denver Medical Society
  • Parkinson’s Committee Gala Chairman
  • First Western Funds Trust (Current Trustee)


Jenny Scholes:

Principal and founder of The Scholes Group, Inc.

Jenny Scholes specializes in the affluent personal insurance marketplace and enjoys working with local families in an advisory role.

Jenny is a Denver native and graduate of Emory University, where she earned her degree in Economics. While growing up in Denver, Jenny attended Graland Country Day School and Kent Denver School. Jenny grew up in the family insurance business and began her career in a fast track graduate training program with Marsh, Inc. Since 2006 The Scholes Group, formerly Pruett Scholes Insurance Group, has provided comprehensive insurance services to meet the unique insurance goals of Community Leaders, Affluent Families and Corporate Executives.

The Scholes Group is committed to the Denver community and promotes a culture of community involvement. Jenny is passionate in her commitment to The Level One Society Board, an affiliate of the Denver Health Foundation. In addition to her work with Denver Health, Jenny serves as a member of the Junior Patron Committee of the Denver Debutante Ball. She co-founded the Young Camerata of the Central City Opera House Association Guild, and served as VP of Communications for Kappa Alpha Theta Denver Alumnae Chapter which supports the national philanthropy, C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Karen L. Eitzel:


Karen’s background was originally in Photography and she spent 30 years working in all aspects of Photography and loved the experience. There, she developed her talent for business development and management.
Karen has known Terry Scholes for over 25 years and we are fortunate she has worked with The Scholes Group for the past 5 years. Karen maintains client communication, ensures our agents are current in compliance with carriers and products. We strive to make the Insurance and Financial aspects of our industry understandable to our clients and give peace of mind to their safety of personal, business property and wealth.

Brenda Avina

Customer Service Specialist

Brenda recently joined The Scholes Group after graduating from CU Denver with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She interned with our team working in areas of client service and risk analysis. Brenda joins our firm as an associate Customer Service Specialist. In her free time, Brenda is the bass guitarist in a Spanish Rock Band, “Izcalli.”