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 Plan Distribution
  • Investments
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Insurance
  • Sustainable and Responsible Investing
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Women's Financial Strategies
  • Small Business
  • Domestic Partner Planning
  • Charitable Giving
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Financial Strategies for LGBTQ Couples and Families
  • Family Finances
  • Intergenerational Planning
  • Saving for Education
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.


  • CRPC® Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠


  • M.A.T., Biology/Education, 1993, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • B.S. Biology, 1989, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Reading

Community participation

Sponsor of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Volunteer at the Arlington Food Assistance Center

Awards & recognition

  • Protect. Grow. Give.®, RiverSource Life, Insurance Company , 2013

Professional associations

  • Financial Planning Association

Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services® Advisors

Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services Advisors are experienced in helping clients achieve their goals. They hold industry recognized financial planning credentials and maintain a high level of client satisfaction. They recognize that as a client’s assets grow, their finances can become more complex and require greater attention and expertise. Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services advisors help clients balance growth and protection through a personalized financial planning approach. Ameriprise Financial provides these advisors prioritized service and a network of expert resources to consult on complex client needs.