Background

My background is a patchwork quilt of education, training, work experience and personal life experiences. Although I certainly didn’t start out to become a life transitions coach, I can look back and see how all the pieces somehow came together.

My most valuable life lessons have come from my own personal struggles with difficult life transitions, including divorce and job changes, and from parenting as a single mom.   I truly believe that the relationships and experiences that challenge us the most also give us blessings of personal truth and spiritual growth.  Like most anyone, I sometimes think that my life has been filled with more than my fair share of these opportunities, but I am also grateful for the blessings.  

Education, work experience, community service and my community of faith are pieces of my life quilt, so here are the specifics: 

  • Born and raised in Connecticut in an academic family
  • Younger sister and brother still live in our home town
  • Parents are deceased
  • BA in Sociology from Mount Holyoke College
  • MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business
  • JD from the University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Member of the bar in California and North Carolina
  • Member of the American, North Carolina and Wake County Bar Associations
  • Certified Financial Planner®
  • Member of the Financial Planning Association
  • Member of the Wake County Estate Planning Council
  • Over 21 years corporate experience, first as corporate attorney and then as corporate treasurer
  • Over six years in financial services
  • Community Service: Board of Trustees, North Carolina Symphony Foundation, since 2005;  Board of Directors, SouthLight, Inc., since 1999 (Chairman 2000-2002); Board of Advisors, College of Management, North Carolina State University, 1992 – 2005; Board of Directors, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, 1993-1998 (Chairman, 1996-97); Board of Directors, WakeMed (1988 – 1994)
  • Elder, White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh; Stephen Minister
  • Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award 2001, Triangle Business Journal 25 Most Powerful Women 1996, MENSA

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