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Women & Wealth at Finivi

Whether you are recently divorced, widowed or just simply looking for financial advice geared more towards the unique planning needs of a Savvy and Independent Women, you have come to the right place. Meet our highly engaged, supportive and experienced women and wealth advisors who are passionate about helping other women who find themselves at a crossroad in their lives.

Katie Moore, CDFA (Read Bio >>)

Katie has over 10 years of experience empowering independent women, newlyweds, and women in transition due to a divorce, death of a spouse, career change, or other life event to expand their knowledge and build their confidence regarding money and investing.

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst she specializes in providing financial guidance to women who may be contemplating or currently going through a divorce.

Catherine Gareri (Read Bio >>)

Cathy has over 25 years of experience helping women who need help planning for a successful transition into retirement, who are recently widowed, dealing with an illness, or looking to create customized estate planning and asset protection strategies.

She is passionate about creating enduring relationships through her unhurried way of truly getting to know her clients and providing thoughtful guidance in a genuine, caring and impactful way.

Amazing things happen when women team up – especially when they come to us with a strong desire to change their financial futures, expand their knowledge and build their confidence regarding money and investing. Empowering women with the tools they need to be financially independent is where we really make a difference in the lives of everyone we work with.

Who We Work With and How We Can Help

Working Professionals

You work for what you earn. And you work hard. Between all the responsibilities you juggle and the obligations you must meet in your personal and professional life, you don’t have a lot of time left to add on another full-time job of being your own financial planner.

You deserve someone to work for you, who will also make sure your money is working just as hard.

Dealing with Divorce

No matter how your relationship ended, divorce is difficult on countless levels. It can be stressful, mentally demanding and emotionally taxing.

Once you start the planning and rebuilding process, however; you may find it liberating to shed some aspect of your former life and transition to the next chapter on your life’s journey.

Recently Widowed

It’s a worst-case scenario for many of us, but if you find yourself facing this new reality, reach out. We can help you understand the decisions you may (or may not) need to make around your financial situation.

There’s no denying experiencing the loss of a spouse is a life-altering event, but you don’t have to deal with figuring out the finances on your own.

Newlyweds and Young Professionals

Many young professionals coming out of college struggle with student loan and credit card debt, which can be a significant hurdle when they decide to get married or start a family. We get it. We help newlyweds, and young families better understand their finances, as individuals and as a couple, and facilitate the necessary conversations about money, debt, and their financial future.

From these conversations, we create action plans delivered in bite-size pieces, along with ongoing coaching and financial advice that helps guide them to achieving the life they want for themselves and their families.

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Eric C. Jansen, ChFC

Fun Facts About Me

When he is not researching the next great stock to add to client portfolios, you can find him travelling frequently with his family to Jackson Hole Wyoming.

Steven C. Johnson, ChFC

Fun Facts About Me

Steve would tell you that one of the best parts of the day is spent talking to clients and relationships that result from it. When away from the office, he loves to travel the back roads of New England enjoying all the great sites that can be found off the beaten path.

  • Hometown: Townsend, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: December, 1967
  • Favorite Hobby: Playing Hockey
  • Favorite Food: Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Can't be interrupted when: Watching the Bruins
  • Hidden Talent: Cooking – Makes a great Thanksgiving turkey
  • Something on bucket list: Travel to Italy and Greece
  • Family Pet: Max – our Pomeranian

Frederick M. Lane, ChFC, CASL

Fun Facts About Me

When not managing client portfolios, Fred can be found relaxing with family and friends.

  • Hometown: Nutley, NJ
  • Birth Month & Year: July, 1954
  • Favorite Hobby: Dog Walking
  • Favorite Food: Italian
  • Can't be interrupted when: Listening to Pink Floyd
  • Hidden Talent: Landscaping
  • Something on bucket list: Space Flight - Tourism
  • Family Pet: None

Catherine Utley

Fun Facts About Me

  • Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
  • Birth Month & Year: February 1977
  • Favorite Hobby: Anything that gets me outdoors exploring nature
  • Favorite Food: Anything Mexican
  • Can't be interrupted when: Drinking first cup of coffee for the day
  • Hidden Talent: Putting together complicated puzzles
  • Something on bucket list: Over the water bungalow in Fiji
  • Family Pet: Currently between pets. Previous owner of 2 adorable pugs

Catherine M. Gareri

Fun Facts About Me

When not caring for her clients Cathy enjoys relaxing in her yard at home.

  • Hometown: Bellingham, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: July, 1957
  • Favorite Hobby: Cooking and Entertaining
  • Favorite Food: Steak at the Capital Grille
  • Can't be interrupted when: It's family time
  • Hidden Talent: Dog Whisperer
  • Something on bucket list: Spending a couple months on the Almalfi Coast
  • Family Pet: In Between Mastiffs now so a little blue fish “Willy”

Katie E. Moore, CLTC

Fun Facts About Me

When Katie is not busy taking care of her clients, she spends her time being a mom to her two little ones, Owen and Isla.

  • Hometown: Modesto, CA
  • Birth Month & Year: September, 1982
  • Favorite Hobby: Swimming
  • Favorite Food: Mexican Food
  • Can't be interrupted when: I'm cooking
  • Hidden Talent: Climbed Yosemite's Half Dome, twice - no fear :)
  • Something on bucket list: See the Northern Lights and Potty Train my 2 year old
  • Family Pet: Caddy and Sierra – our two cats

Herbert Kyles

Fun Facts About Me

When Herbert isn't reviewing your portfolio or assisting you with your financial well-being you can probably find him relaxing with friends.

  • Hometown: Overland Park, KS
  • Birth Month & Year: November, 1989
  • Favorite Hobby: Hockey, Golf & Cooking
  • Favorite Food: Chipotle
  • Can't be interrupted when: Studying
  • Hidden Talent: Fluent in French
  • Something on bucket list: Demolition Derby
  • Family Pet: None

Hesper Duval

Fun Facts About Me

Loves spending time with 2 daughters and enjoys participating in 5k obstacle races throughout the year.

  • Hometown: Charlton, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: October, 1981
  • Favorite Hobby: Running
  • Favorite Food: Cheesecake
  • Can't be interrupted when: Reading a good book
  • Hidden Talent: Interior Design and furniture restoration
  • Something on bucket list: To travel cross-country in an RV
  • Family Pet: Charlie and Nora, both black labs from the same litter

Donna Fournier

Fun Facts About Me

When not cheering for the Patriots Donna spends her free time travelling throughout the U.S. looking for new haunted places to explore. She loves wearing her cowboy hat and boots when travelling out west.

  • Hometown: Swansea, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: February, 1961
  • Favorite Hobby: Exploring haunted locations
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Can't be interrupted when: Eating my pizza
  • Hidden Talent: Rollerblading
  • Something on bucket list: Travel to Australia
  • Family Pet:  Had a pet skunk

Anne Whitney

Fun Facts About Me

  • Hometown: Jaffrey, NH
  • Birth Month & Year: September 1988
  • Favorite Hobby: Drawing and painting
  • Favorite Food: Anything spicy!
  • Can't be interrupted when: Reading a good book
  • Hidden Talent: Expert calligrapher
  • Something on bucket list: Go to San Diego Comic Con
  • Family Pet: Most recently, a rescued beagle named Max

Steve Taylor

Fun Facts About Me

  • Hometown: Franklin, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: May 1975
  • Favorite Hobby: Golf
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Can’t be interrupted when: Spending time with my family
  • Hidden Talent: Juggling
  • Something on bucket list: Play golf at Pebble Beach
  • Family Pet: none

Sarah Kupec

 

  • Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ
  • Birth Month & Year: November, 1992
  • Favorite Hobby: Hiking
  • Favorite Food: Chipotle
  • Can't be interrupted when: Watching LSU football. Geaux Tigers!
  • Hidden Talent: Chalkboard art
  • Something on bucket list: Travel to Germany
  • Family Pet: Max, a 14-year-old Westie

Cathy Hession

Fun Facts About Me

When away from the office, Cathy enjoys working out and participating in the 26.2 mile Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk each September.

  • Hometown: Hanover, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: May, 1964
  • Favorite Hobby: Travel & hiking
  • Favorite Food: Danny's Homemade Sauce
  • Can't be interrupted when: Watching Katie ride
  • Hidden Talent: Equestrian photographer
  • Something on bucket list: Spend a month in Monterosso Al Mare w my family
  • Family Pet: Sassy, our Australian terrier

Kieran Lavery

  • Hometown: Bedford, NH
  • Birth Month & Year: November, 1989
  • Favorite Hobby: Playing tennis and softball
  • Favorite Food: Tex-Mex
  • Can't be interrupted when: Watching college basketball
  • Hidden Talent: Can solve a Rubik's cube in under 2 minutes
  • Something on bucket list: Attend Oktoberfest

Matthew Cleary

In his free time, Matt likes to hike, camp and travel with his wife Gina.

  • Hometown: Farmington, Maine
  • Birth Month & Year: March 1986
  • Favorite Hobby: Hiking
  • Favorite Food: Lasagna
  • Can't be interrupted when: Watching the Celtics
  • Hidden Talent: Water skiing
  • Something on bucket list: Traveling to Greece
  • Family Pet: Aspiring British Bulldog owner

Justin Giuliano

When not helping clients, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and family while settling into his new home.

  • Hometown: Wethersfield, CT
  • Birth Month & Year: July 1988
  • Favorite Hobby: Exploring new destinations with my wife
  • Favorite Food: Frutti di Mare
  • Can’t be interrupted when: Grilling
  • Hidden Talent: A unique inability to sit still
  • Something on bucket list: Traveling to Europe

Nicole LeGuern

In Nicole’s spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her four kids such as sports, hiking, boating and fishing. She also loves to volunteer her time in helping organizations fundraise such as the American Diabetes Association.

  • Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: February,1983
  • Favorite Hobby: Fishing
  • Favorite Food: New Haven style Pizza
  • Can't be interrupted when: Cooking
  • Hidden Talent: Can change a tire in under 5 minutes
  • Something on bucket list: Visit Hawaii and Bora Bora
  • Family Pet: Petey, Our old man Chihuahua

Rana Choubah

When Rana is not helping clients with their financial needs, she spends her time with her family traveling, hiking and running.

  • Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Birth Month & Year: October 1967
  • Favorite Hobby: Running
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Can't be interrupted when: Reading a good book
  • Hidden Talent: Construction and home repair
  • Something on bucket list: Complete a triathlon
  • Family Pet: Two sweet cats, Macy and Maya

Jaclyn Stickney

  • Hometown: Lunenburg MA
  • Birth Month & Year:  October,  1978
  • Favorite Hobby: Hiking & Camping
  • Favorite Food: steak & ice cream
  • Can't be interrupted when: reading 
  • Hidden Talent: fiddling with cars
  • Something on bucket list: African Safari
  • Family Pet: None

Danielle Drew

When Danielle does not have her head in a book studying to expanding her financial planning knowledge, she enjoys anything active and outdoors, including the beach and hiking.  

  • Hometown: Dennis, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: November, 1985
  • Favorite Hobby: Working out, concerts, and exploring wineries
  • Favorite Food: Lobster pot pie, cheeseburgers, BBQ, the list goes on...
  • Can't be interrupted when: Working out 
  • Hidden Talent: Country line dancing
  • Something on bucket list: To hike the 48, 4000 footers of New Hampshire
  • Family Pet: none, hopefully a big dog someday

John "JP" Bisceglia

JP loves spending time with his niece and enjoys weekend trips to the cape during the summer.

  • Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
  • Birth Month & Year: October 13th 1993
  • Favorite Hobby: Fishing with friends and family
  • Favorite Food: Pasta Alleluia
  • Can't be interrupted when: Hiking Wachusett Mountain with the pup
  • Hidden Talent: Navigating and driving boats
  • Something on bucket list: Helicopter snowboarding in Japan.
  • Family Pet: Alaskan companion noble dog

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