Financial Planner

With a background in Quantitative Economics, I started helping people create sustainable wealth in 1999, right out of college. What I noticed very early on was the disparity between the financial material companies provided and the amount of financial knowledge minorities had. Whenever I hosted seminars, the presentations were often not basic enough for people who didn’t already have a financial education. This opened a door for my passion to blossom. I started building up my skills to make complex financial concepts simple and relatable.

My enthusiasm to empower people to understand money and wealth led me into the public arena. I was a panelist on the Magic Johnson Foundation Leadership Conference Panel and a panel discussion hosted by the Black Women’s Association. I hosted my own radio show called Getting Your Financial House in Order and was a guest on other shows, including Inner Vision and Some of Us Are Brave on KPFK in Los Angeles. I was a regular on the Mother Love Show and a recurring guest on Living on Assignment with Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard. I also organized and led many seminars and workshops for professional organizations, churches, sororities, real estate firms, and women’s organizations across the United States.

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And then the Great Recession of 2008 occurred, and I had something to say! Financial uncertainty is a huge challenge for everyone, so I authored All About the Benjamins: Helping People Create Wealth in the Midst of Financial Insanity. I also wrote a book for little ones titled Johnathan and Geneva: The Adventures of Zeallionaire Kids. I kept going and created a financial-based curriculum for a summer camp held at West Los Angeles College. (Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I taught it, too. It's virtual now.) I also developed a curriculum for young adults that was included in a pilot program on financial learning at Virginia Commonwealth University.

As a result of embracing and living out my life’s purpose, I have been honored to be recognized by many organizations locally and nationally. I’ve received a Community Service award from the Los Angeles Women’s Chapter of the NAACP and a Trail Blazer Award from the Women's Missionary Society of First AME Church Los Angeles, and I was named an Outstanding Women in Business by the National Council of Negro Women.

I am blessed and happy to let my life’s purpose drive me to financially empower and guide women, entrepreneurs, and youth to a path of financial liberation and freedom across generations.