Brenda earned her BBA from Warner College. After working 16 years in corporate accounting, she became an independent accounting professional in 2000, using her passion for accounting and finance to help countless clients. She worked with Ruggie Capital Group since 2005.
Brenda serves on the Finance Committee and Board for Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation, and currently volunteers with the Lake Cares Food Pantry. She has also served with the Eustis Kiwanis, March of Dimes and American Business Women’s Association.
Raised near Horton’s Bay, Michigan, Brenda enjoys traveling, the theater, kayaking, national parks, reading, crafts, skiing and is an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She is a Dale Carnegie graduate and she and her husband have one adult son.
In high school, she had a teacher who drilled students to stay out of debt and live within their means. This has resonated with Brenda throughout her life. She is motivated by helping others, and has many hidden talents, including being able to recite the states in alphabetical order.