about me

Financial coach for Families


I’m a military spouse, mom of two and have five years of classroom teaching experience.  I was a middle school teacher just south of Detroit, Michigan from 2007-2011, and I saw firsthand how the recession impacted families.

In 2011, I married Richard and moved to North Carolina.  We combined our finances and realized we were $60,000 in debt with $100 in our savings and $9 in our checking account.  We were scared and overwhelmed, but also motivated to pay off the debt.  After learning how to track our spending and assign each dollar a task we paid off all their loans within two years and have lived debt free from November 2013 to May 2021. We bought our first home in May 2021, so we now have a mortgage.

We have been blessed with two children, and we are teaching them how to give, save and spend their money for the last three years. My passion for teaching has shifted, and now I teach my clients how to create healthy financial habits that will empower them to confidently fund their future goals.  I specialize in working with teens and their families teaching young adults how to manage their money before leaving home.   

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