Upfront is very slow to load with caching, hummingbird, and VPS

Hi I have upfront in stalled with one of the themes and it is running very, very, very slow. I have read a number of other stories of people experiencing this, but nobody seems to have come up with a solution. I am on a Dreamhost VPS, 1GB Memory, have hummingbird installed and configured, am also using wp fastest cache for page cache, gravity forms and slider revolution. The load time I'm getting on pingdom is 9.5 to 12 seconds and all the long resource wait times are for upfront related resources. I have another site on dreamhost loading 2MB in 1 second, so not a novice in getting good speeds.