Freda is originally from North Carolina and attended North Carolina State University, majoring in Public Relations and Marketing. After her move to Vermont in 1991, she worked as a residential property manager before joining Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning in 1997. She currently holds the Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses. Freda is an active volunteer with Lyric Theatre Company, the Vermont Lake Monsters baseball team, and serves on the South Burlington City Center for the Arts Board of Directors. She resides in Essex Junction with her husband, Michael.