Advisor profile

My approach

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What you can expect when you work with me

At Ameriprise, our purpose is to help you feel confident, connected and in control of your financial life. The right financial advice can help prepare you for whatever life brings – both the expected and the unexpected.
When you work with me, you receive:

· 1:1 financial advice based on your goals and needs.

· Personalized recommendations for a diversified portfolio, and solutions to help protect you from uncertainty.

· Regular meetings to review your goals, progress and investments.

· Anytime access to your investments and digital tools to help you stay on track.

Feel confident about your financial future.

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Areas of focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Small Business
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Women's Financial Strategies
  • Investments
  • Family Finances
  • Insurance
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Charitable Giving
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.


  • AAMS® Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
  • CRPC® Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠
  • CEP® Certified Estate Planner™
  • APMA® Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠


  • BS, Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • MS, Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


  • Walking and bicycling (quarter and half marathons, sprint triathlons, group rides and Bike MS)
  • Downhill skiing
  • Museums, antiques and antiquities
  • Reading and education--learning never ends
  • Supporting the causes my clients support and believe in
  • My three beautiful granddaughters

Community participation

  • Feeding America
  • Grant-A-Starr Foundation
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Awards & recognition

  • Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors, 2020
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2012-2019
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2021

Private Wealth Advisors

Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. They possess the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax, estate, and retirement planning. They help clients step back and explore the full range of opportunities their wealth can bring. With years of experience and an established network of expert resources, Private Wealth Advisors are among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in the industry. Ameriprise Financial gives this elite group the highest priority and quality of service and resources available to help ensure their clients receive the best possible client experience.