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What you can expect when you work with me

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.

Ready to learn more? Getting started is as easy as meeting for a complimentary initial consultation whenever it’s convenient for you.

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31
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Areas of focus

  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Saving for Education
  • Small Business

Qualifications

  • CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • CRPC™ Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™
  • 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

Awards & recognition

  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2016 - 2021, 2023-2024
  • Blackmon & Associates Wealth Management, Ameriprise Client Experience Award, 2020-2022

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

Honored to receive recognition

I’m honored to announce I’ve received a 2024 Five Star Wealth Manager award! This award recognizes wealth management professionals who provide excellent service to their clients. Many thanks to my colleagues for their continued support, my clients for placing their trust in me, and Five Star Professional for the recognition.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award (the “FSWM award”) is administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional). Data for the FSWM award was gathered during the current or prior year. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase marketing materials from Five Star Professional, including additional profile adspace or promotional products. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory, complaint, employment, bankruptcy and felony review (as defined by Five Star Professional); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Noninstitutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. For more information on the FSWM award and the research/selection methodology, go to https://fivestarprofessional.com/ref/research/WM_ResearchMethodology.pdf. FSWM award candidates are identified by one of three sources: firm nomination, peer nomination or prequalification based on industry standing. The FSWM award does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected Five Star Wealth Managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information about FSWM market research statistics, go to https://www.fivestarprofessional.com/wmdisclosures.

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 over 34 years of service.

  • Vice Commander, United States Fleet Fleet Forces Command, as of 10/2023
  • Reserve Director of Maritime Operations, United States Fleet Forces Command, 10/2021-9/2023
  • Deputy Commander, United States 3rd Fleet, 10/2019-9/2021
  • 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

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