I was born in a small mid-western town, but raised throughout the United States, having been a child of divorce from a military household. This upbringing provided a unique appreciation for different cultures and experiences that instilled a passion for lifelong learning, travel and great food!
I earned my undergraduate degree in Fine Art Photography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I then earned my Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Shidler College of Business, where I specialized in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
In 2007, I founded 3 Financial Group, an independent financial services firm, and maintain offices in Hawaii and California. I designed my business to create a space for professional women to participate in creating comprehensive lifetime financial plans focused on their unique desires and ambitions.
I volunteer in various local organizations, believing that seeing first-hand how our community works and what our community needs gives us a sense of ownership in our community. I’m the chair of the Board of Directors of AAUW Honolulu Branch and a Trustee for the AAUW Honolulu Branch Educational Foundation. I also serve as a Director of AAUW and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands.
I have always had an interest in financial matters and have developed my business model around empowering women by helping them take control of their financial futures. I devote personal time advocating for women’s issues, and appreciate the value of establishing a solid financial base in one’s personal and business life.
Least known fact about me
I am a fine-art photographer and have had my work exhibited in both group and solo shows. I lived in Mexico and speak Spanish. Bringing the two together, I was commissioned to photograph the tequila making process for a Las Vegas tequila bar.
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