A Visalia native and long term resident of Hanford, Susan graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and began her career in financial services after working for a successful property and casualty agent in the 90's. Intrigued by the more complex nature of personal finance, she went solo with John Hancock and Signator Financial in 1999, and formed Athena Financial Group in 2005. As a woman business owner/entrepreneur, Susan is passionate about assisting women understand, manage and make money work for them. She specializes in assisting women in financial transitions, whether it is widowhood, divorce or sudden wealth. She has taught numerous workshops and seminars, including Savvy Social Security for Women, Becoming Your Own Prince Charming and Income in Retirement. Susan is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. This specialization allows her to help people transitioning out of marriage make confident settlement decisions for their future.
On her off time, Susan enjoys art, gardening, cultivating her home-grown specialty chicken and egg business, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.