Advisor profile


My approach

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Build confidence in your financial future

Answer a few questions to see where you stand across key financial areas. Our 3-Minute Confident Retirement ® check can help you gauge your retirement readiness, and see how your financial confidence compares to others. Let’s talk about how I can help you set and reach your financial goals for today and tomorrow.

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Areas of focus

  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Saving for Education
  • Small Business
28
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Qualifications

  • CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
  • CRPC® Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠
  • ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • Series 7 - General Securities Representative Examination
  • Series 65 - Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
  • Series 63 - Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination

Education

  • BA, International Affairs, George Washington University 1989
  • MS, Financial Planning, College for Financial Planning 2014

Interests

I enjoy running, reading and spending time with my awesome family!!

I also have the honor to serve as a Rear Admiral in the US Navy Reserve and have a total of 30 years of service.

  • Deputy Commander, United States 3rd Fleet, as of 10/2019
  • Chief Staff Officer, NR NATO Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, 12/2016-9/2019
  • Reserve Commodore, NR Littoral Combat Ship Squadron TWO, 11/2014-11/2016
  • Director of Operations, NR Joint Enabling Capabilities Command Navy Detachment, 12/2014-5/2015
  • Commanding Officer, NR Expeditionary Strike Group THREE, 2/2013-11/2014

Community participation

Urban Promise Lunch Club, mentoring Camden high school students

Awards & recognition

  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2013-2020
  • Ameriprise Client Experience Award, 2020

Professional associations

  • Financial Planning Association
  • Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern NJ
  • Life Member, Reserve Officers Association
  • Life Member, Association of the United States Navy
  • Life Member, Surface Navy Association

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.