Freda has been with DFS since 2006. As an Enrolled Agent and Tax Planner, Freda prepares over 600 tax returns per year and specializes in complex cases and IRS representation.
As a Divorce Financial Analyst, she helps individuals and couples to have an accurate assessment of their finances so that they come to a successful and fair financial resolution. Whether it’s taxes or divorce, Freda enjoys helping clients struggling through emotionally-challenging times to help them feel more secure and to make smart decisions for their long-term financial well-being.
Freda has a BS degree in Education from Springfield College and began her career as a physical education teacher and coach at the high school and college levels for gymnastics, swimming, field hockey, softball, and skiing. She was a Sales Manager and top producer for House of Lloyd for 20 years, and she worked for H&R Block for 26 years prior to DFS. In 2012, Freda received the WBOA (Women Business Owners Alliance) Business Woman of the Year award. She enjoys pursuing her passion for public speaking with Toastmasters.
Freda is a lifelong resident of Southwick. She is mother to Randy and Kevin and has four beautiful grandchildren: Jaxson, Madelyn, Liam, and Maggie. Freda enjoys living on her 120-acre farm, with her yellow lab Cowboy, and Diamond and Grayce, her 2 goats. Right now she’s working on turning her land into a family fun outdoor recreational facility featuring disc golf. She’s also been quite active in the community over the years, serving on the Southwick Sewer Implementation Committee, on the Board of Directors for WBOA, and on the Board of Directors for the Agawam Small Business Assistance Center. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, and outdoor activities.
Favorite Quote: “Think you can or think you can’t … either way you’re right!”
IDFA – Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts
FDA – Financial Divorce Association
ADFP – Association of Divorce Financial Planners
IACP – International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
MCLA – Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council
TI – Toastmasters International
BNI – Business Networking International