Meet Our Staff

Dennis Hill


Dennis is the Founder Of Hill Education Associates (HEA). Over many years of presenting retirement planning seminars for educators in Texas, Dennis saw a nationwide problem. As a solution, he created a non-profit, national network of associates to raise awareness about the negative impact of the WEP and GPO.

Dennis earned his B.A at Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky and his M.A. at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

Dennis positively impacted the lives of hundreds of young people teaching, counseling, and coaching every level of education from elementary through college in the state of Michigan for many years.

He then positively impacted the lives of hundreds of public school employees in the state of Texas, presenting retirement planning seminars for many years.

Now he hopes to positively impact the lives of thousands of public school employees across the nation by giving them the knowledge to prepare for a financially secure retirement.

Carl Figgins

Director of Operations

Carl brings together HEA associates and school administrators around the country to organize the presentation of HEA Retirement Seminars for public school employees, emphasizing the WEP and GPO. He assists both associates and school administrators with every aspect of the seminar process.

We are proud to have Carl on our team as a retired United States Army veteran. He served as a Technical Engineer Specialist at Fort Bragg, NC  for five years before retiring in 2018

Melissa Hill

Community Liasion

Melissa assists our HEA associates nationwide by providing state-specific information for seminar presentations. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a B.A. in International Studies.

Melissa is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Nick Dupre

JD, Attorney, Consultant

Nick is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate. His practice specializes in probate, estate, business and tax planning, estate administration and intellectual property protection.

Sara Frings

Community Liaison

Sally specializes in communications and relations with retired teachers associations, assisting them in presenting HEA Retirement Seminars for public school employees preparing to retire.

She taught Spanish Language classes for 37 years. Ms. Frings earned undergraduate and advanced degrees from Trinity University, University of Houston, and Sam Houston State University.

Our national network of associates provides free educational seminars for public school employees and their spouses to inform and educate them on the impact the WEP and GPO can have on their retirement income.