I am a Financial Consultant with Thrivent with more than 20 years’ experience and am passionate about guiding individuals and families as they plan for their financial future.
During my previous career as a social worker in the community-based long-term care setting, I consistently witnessed people’s lives being negatively impacted by preventable financial disasters. It dawned on me that financial professionals are uniquely positioned to help people avoid these types of crises. This realization led me to a career in the financial services industry where I am able to help people navigate financial choices, maximize and protect their assets, and guide them on their journey to a confident retirement. I love working with Thrivent and connect personally with its values of helping people reach financial clarity and live meaningful, generous lives.
I live in New Brighton with Gary and am mom to two young men, Isaac and Ben. In my free time, I enjoy music, dancing, biking, improv and being outdoors (especially during patio season)!
Giving Back - helping where I can
Giving back is something I hold close to my heart and is why I chose to join the board of the Minnesota Planned Giving Council, volunteer at Family Promise in Anoka County, and am a member of the Department of Human Services Project Vision 2030. I also serve my community with involvement in Small Sums, Habitat for Humanity and Hope4Youth. The impact that money and resources can have on the world is important to me. I believe that humanity can find great contentment in sharing and joyfully giving.
Education and Professional Designations
- Bachelor’s degree, Social Work and Economics, Concordia College
- Ebenezer Society – Social Work and Program Director (1990-2001)
- FINRA Series 6 – Investment Company Products/Variable Contract Representative
- FINRA Series General Security Representative
- FINRA Series 66 – Uniform Combined State Law
- FINRA Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law