Focus and expertise
Katherine strives to help clients reduce stress and worry in their financial lives by working with them to build and tend an investment plan based on their values, goals, risk tolerance and objectives.
Background and credentials
For 20 years, Katherine has helped clients address their financial concerns and develop sound strategies by focusing on each individual's specific needs. With extensive experience throughout major shifts in the markets, Katherine has dedicated her career to delivering the personalized investment planning services her clients deserve.
Katherine began her career as a Financial Advisor in 1998 with Morgan Stanley in New York City, where she developed her fundamental investment knowledge. She joined Wachovia Securities, a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors, in 2008 to take a team approach in providing personalized financial advice for individuals and families. In 2002, Katherine earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification by completing an approved educational program, passing a rigorous examination and meeting stringent experience requirements. In 2016, Katherine obtained the Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification after completing her coursework through the MIT Sloan School of Management. Only 2 percent of financial services professionals hold CIMA certification, which is delivered by Investment Management Consultants Association®* and is the only credential designed specifically for investment advisors and consultants. In 2018 Kathy was also recognized as a Premier Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors. The Premier Advisor designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components, and professionalism.**
Katherine's passion for learning doesn't end there. Growing up on a sailboat, Katherine learned to enjoy exploring new places and new people. She loves to travel and has driven cross country and traveled extensively abroad to places like Tanzania, India and many European countries. While earning her bachelor's degree at Mount Holyoke College, she worked as a bartender at a small hotel for a summer in Paris. After college, she settled in New York City where she spent 13 years. In 2010 she moved to Woodstock, NY where she now lives with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.
Away from the office
Katherine spends her free time with her husband, Scott, and their daughter, Ruthie. They love road trips and like to stay active both physically and mentally, whether it's hiking in the Catskills or biking in the Hudson Valley. Katherine practices Ashtanga Yoga on a daily basis. Katherine successfully completed two marathons in 2002 and 2003.
* Source - https://www.imca.org/cima
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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.