About

I help people and businesses understand what wealth means in their own words so they can develop a clear plan to create a legacy of purpose, wealth and generosity.

My Biography

Over the course of my career, two main themes have persisted:  1) I have a knack for numbers, data and systems, and 2) I found myself fascinated by the people around me, their differences, their perspectives, and how to understand them better.

I got really good at analyzing numbers and data and condensing them into easy to understand charts, tables, graphs and simple text.  I also realized an increasing ability to build teams, networks and collaborations with colleagues and co-workers within the organizations where I worked.

People seemed to come to me not just because I had the information and experience they needed, but also because I listened.  Granted, I did not always listen well – that is a skill I am constantly working to improve, and practice only makes me better.

The longest stretch of my career was working for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Boston MA, in the Office of the Regional Comptroller.  I left the EPA in May 2012, serving the last 5 of 17 years as the Regional Financial Management Officer.

It was at that time that I felt drawn to work more independently and focus on financial coaching or possibly starting a legal practice.  I discovered I had a bit more to learn, unlearn, and experience, before I would reach that point.

Over the past five years I have learned much about contentment, letting go, simplicity, living below my means, learning to trust, and learning to receive from others (for me, I have found this to be one of the most difficult things to learn – it so completely goes against my independent, I can do it all myself personality type).

Through facilitating Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes over the past 6 or 7 years I have met, listened to, and encouraged over a hundred people not only in their finances but in their careers and lives as well.  It has been one of the best experiences I’ve had over these past few years.

Now I want to up the ante and work alongside you as your wealth and life coach to help you find your path to true wealth and happiness.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science from Gordon College (1992), majoring in Mathematics and Political Studies.
  • Juris Doctor from Suffok Law School (2000).  Massachusetts Bar member in good standing since January 2001.
  • Basic Mediation Training (2012), North Shore Community Mediation Center
  • Financial Counselor Training (2013), Dave Ramsey (Lampo Group LLC)

Personal

For the moment I am intentionally single, and am learning to enjoy the unique freedoms this lifestyle provides.  I live north of Boston near the Atlantic coast.

In my free time I enjoy working out, mountain biking, reading, listening to and recording music, hiking, and conversations with good friends, preferably sitting around a campfire.  I am a member of Vine39 – A Vineyard Church in Stoneham, MA where I currently serve as a board member and Treasurer.

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