Growing up on the South side of Chicago, I watched as many families struggled with money and finances. From a young age, I was determined to have my own business and to help educate people about the benefits of being financially literate. I was blessed to be part of a family that instilled not only spiritual values, but also financial values that helped me create and make my business prosper. I just knew I wanted to make a difference and help families successfully navigate the financial world that we live in.
I attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana as a student-athlete. The rigor and demands of school and my sport taught me how to use my resources to the maximum efficiency. The value of time, energy, and working with others helped me learn about life skills that would prepare me for my future career. My competitive spirit and dedication of "never settling" set the foundation for my wealth management business.
My strength is in my ability to coach and guide others to make their own success. I use the competitive spirit which I learned in school and used in my athletic success to motivate others. I refuse to let families give up on their goals and dreams, just as I've never given up on mine! Everyone is able to accomplish even his or her smallest goal if given proper guidance. It is in that guidance where I help you achieve and make your dreams a reality.
I am here to help you succeed. Just as in sports, you play best as part of a team. I will be your coach, mentor, and motivator and you will have my support and be part of our team. I have surrounded myself with an amazing group of investment professionals who also bring their experiences and dedication into helping make your financial goals and dreams come true.
On a personal level, I am happily married for 23 years and counting to my best friend, Brian, and have two dynamic young adult children, Jake and Allie. We work hard and play hard. Sports are still an important part of our lives. We love spending our downtime with our family and friends on Magician Lake in Dowagiac, MI. "My boat with my coconut drink", for those that know me best.