Our Team

Steve Lentz, J.D., Esq. – President

Steve Lentz

Mr. Lentz is a practicing attorney with Goodman Allen Donnelly, in Norfolk, VA, and prior to joining the firm, he was the Founding Attorney of the Lentz Law Group, PLC, a boutique business and estate planning practice. Mr Lentz has been practicing in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Member of the ABA and the Virginia Bar Association since 1975. He has had clients in all 50 states and in a dozen countries, and currently offers services in the following areas: corporate formation, complex business transactions, entertainment law, intellectual property, non-profit law, estates and tax-exempt organizations, simple and complex estate planning, and elder law. ​In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Lentz serves as an adjunct professor at Regent University School of Law and Graduate School of Communication in Virginia Beach, VA, and was awarded the coveted “Adjunct Professor of the Year” by the Student Bar Association in 2007 and 2008. He is the former Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for International Family Entertainment, where he managed advertising sales offices in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, London, and Hong Kong, and was part of the strategic management team that led to their successful IPO and eventual sale to Rupert Murdoch for $1.6 billion. Mr. Lentz was also the President of Middle East Television, which became the largest super-station in the region with over 100 million viewers in Israel and seventeen Arab countries. He functioned as in-house counsel, and appeared either in person or by counsel before the Israeli Supreme Court six times. Prior to this role, he was the President and CEO of FiT TV, and helped craft a winning strategy to sell the company to Fox Sports in 1997. Mr. Lentz is married to his wife, Cathy, and they have four children and six grandchildren. He is an ordained minister and currently pastors CrossWalk Church in Virginia Beach, and his son, Carl, serves as the Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City.

Eric T. Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT – Chief Executive Officer

Eric Scalise

Dr. Scalise is the President of LIV Enterprises & Consulting, LLC. He is the former Vice President for Professional Development with the 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), as well as the former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. He is an adjunct professor and the Senior Editor for both AACC and the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 36 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field. He served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling after being appointed by Gov. George Allen and reappointed by Gov. Jim Gilmore. Other responsibilities have included his roles as the Executive Director of the International Board of Christian Care (IBCC) and member of the Board of Reference for the International Christian Coaching Association (ICCA). Specialty areas include professional and pastoral stress and burnout, combat trauma and PTSD, marriage and family issues, leadership development, addictions and recovery, and lay counselor training. As the son of a diplomat with the U.S. State Department, Dr. Scalise was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and has also lived in Singapore, Bolivia, Germany and Iceland, as well as provided consulting and missions work in Afghanistan, India, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Italy, Greece, Israel, Australia, the Ukraine, and Malaysia. He is a published author (Zondervan, Baker Books, and Harvest House), a national and international conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues. Dr. Scalise and his wife, Donna, have twin sons who are combat veterans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and three grandchildren.

Clifton L. Brigham, CPA.MST, CFP®, CMA, CGMA – Chief Financial Officer

Clifton (Clif) Brigham

Mr. Brigham is Founder and President of Brigham & Calhoun, PC, a Public Accounting Firm in Williamsburg, Virginia since 1994. He has resided in the Williamsburg area since 1969 and is an alumnus of the College of William and Mary, where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Taxation degree. Mr. Brigham is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Planner®, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has been recognized as a “Super CPA” by the Virginia Business Magazine, and has also been selected as one of “America’s Best Financial Planners” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Mr. Brigham began his accounting career as the Accountant for York County, VA, in 1973. He later went on to become the Controller for various profit and non-profit organizations including: residential builders, private education, engineering, and advertising before starting his own firm. Early in his accounting career, he served eight years as the Accountant/Business Manager for a church of five hundred, which also had a growing private Christian School. During his career, Mr. Brigham has authored numerous articles on tax and estate planning, and speaks to various professional, civic, and non-profit groups. With over 40 years of accounting, business, and tax experience, Mr. Brigham has served as a trusted business partner locally, as well as internationally. He continues to provide services to individuals, trusts, estates, non-profits, and businesses of all sizes, and has established a reputation of integrity, expertise, and commitment. Mr. Brigham is a strong supporter of the local community and has served on the boards of various non-profits, including a Faith-based Free Medical Clinic, his local church, and the Gideon’s International. He is an active member of his local church where he serves as Elder, regularly volunteers in local jails, and has traveled extensively in missions-related work. Mr. Brigham and his wife, Karen, have two grown children.

Macayla Nicolaison, J.D., Esq. – Executive Vice President

Macayla Nicolaison

Ms. Nicolaison is a practicing attorney with Goodman Allen Donnelly, in Norfolk, VA, and prior to joining the firm, she was the Managing Attorney for the Lentz Law Group, PLC, a boutique business and estate planning practice. Her practice focuses on legal and business counsel in the following fields: regulations surrounding the raising of capital and bringing in investors, business concept development, market development, supply chain development, licensing, business valuation, corporate law, employment law, intellectual property, non-profit law and church law. She also manages the estate planning and elder law practices in the firm's Norfolk office. Ms. Nicolaison graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, specializing in Public Relations and Advertising. After graduating, she worked in sales and managed several businesses, giving her valuable experience in human resources, insurance, marketing, sales, financial structuring, and building a corporation’s assets. After owning and managing multiple businesses and embracing her passion to come alongside entrepreneurs and business owners, she completed her law degree at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA in 2012. Ms. Nicolaison also currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for Regent University’s Graduate School of Communications, teaching Media Law and Ethics, as well as Foundations of Law; Professional and Office Management; and Wills, Trusts and Probate, for the Professional and Continuing Education Paralegal Studies Program. Ms. Nicolaison is a native of Virginia Beach, VA and loves mountains. She and her husband, Luke, have four children.