Featured Second Saturday Leaders

Please meet some of our many fantastic Second Saturday leaders!

Victoria Scarth

I am a Second Saturday Leader for one simple reason, I truly love helping people. I love helping people from all walks of life. I love helping people come together to find common ground. Second Saturday helps me do that. I am a wife and a mother of 8 children. Six girls and two boys. …

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Abby Bukowski

I am a Second Saturday Leader because I want to empower women with information about legal processes and financial decisions that can feel out of control.  Knowledge is power and I love having an avenue to be an accessible resource for people in my community.  I practice family law to help guide people through oftentimes …

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Allen Freeman

Upon learning about the existence of Second Saturday I knew I had to be a part of this. I have not been divorced. However I was widowed and left with two young children – I know the overwhelm of being a single dad, the financial changes we all experience and the emotional toll on everyone …

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Ann Bauer

Ann Bauer is a founding member of The Center for Family Law. Ann attended law school after more than 15 years working with parents and children in early childhood education. She practices exclusively in the area of family law. She is a certified family law Mediator and trained in collaborative law, as a Guardian ad …

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Tammy Saltzman

I am a Second Saturday leader because I believe that educated clients are the best clients. I like using the Second Saturday format to provide great information to potential clients contemplating divorce so that they can make smarter choices.I was a speaker for years and then took over as Team Leader. I am a child …

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Shara Goldfarb

As a Second Saturday leader, I hope to educate individuals on how to divorce in a way that empowers them and enables them to put their children’s needs first. For the past 20 years, I have focused my law practice exclusively on divorce, parenting plans, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence, and reproductive law. I’m …

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Mary Gurganus

I believe in Second Saturday’s mission to educate people as they navigate the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce, and their life beyond. I first started as a legal presenter for the Wake County, NC Second Saturday in 2016 and accepted the Leader role in late 2020 after the current leader retired. With Jennifer …

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Mary Guganus

Susan Weinblatt

As a Financial Advisor with Evershore Financial Group, I have been in the financial services industry with my Certified Financial Planner designation since 1992. Earning an MBA in Finance from Nova Southeastern University gave me new industry perspectives. I also attained the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation, adding to my expertise in working with clients …

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Cynthia Mittleider

My motivation for getting involved with Second Saturday came after I was working as a court-appointed Real Estate Agent. I quickly noticed the importance of educating divorcing couples of their options when a home sale is going to be part of their division of assets. A home is a multifaceted asset and “selling it” has …

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Cynthia Mittleider

Mindy Helfrich

Being a Second Saturday Leader is essential because I genuinely believe in educating people before making significant financial decisions. After watching a family member go through a divorce late in life, I saw how complex the process could be for the entire family. Dealing with divorce involves more than emotional complications; the financial situation is …

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Mindy Helfrich

Leslie Garske

My purpose in being a Second Saturday Leader is to bring people together. Not only do I bring individuals who are contemplating divorce together to educate them about their options, but I also bring together compassionate professionals who specialize in divorce to build a team of support and resources for our workshop guests, current clients, …

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Ann Alsina

Ann Alsina believes that the basic tenets of financial planning are relationships and client education. After spending years working in this male-dominated industry while raising children and managing a household, she founded CovingtonAlsina in 2012 to further her passion for providing advice to other strong, successful women. When Ann began to see so many women …

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Ann Alsina

Maryann Ruck

Big passions for me include education and women’s economic self-sufficiency, both of which made Second Saturday really appeal to me.  As a CPA (license inactive) I have the forensic accounting skills that so many divorcing people need to help them understand their financial situation.  It is really meaningful to me to be able to have …

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Maryann Ruck

Steve Fatula

Why Second Saturday?  I chose a career in the legal field because I wanted to help people. Divorce is a tough subject to deal with. It is emotional. It is stressful. It is expensive. Many people do not need an attorney, or cannot afford an attorney, but just need some help. As a Second Saturday …

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Steve Fatula

Jill Minette

I am a Second Saturday Leader because I have worked with so many clients going through the divorce process that felt unprepared and lacked the knowledge to make good decisions. I feel that Second Saturdays empowers individuals to have that knowledge they are looking for as they go through or start the divorce process. My …

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Jill Minette

Jeneen Slack

Jeneen Slack, CFP®, CDFA®, has expertise and specialized training in data analysis and issues of divorce. She works closely with her clients and their legal counsel to deliver a professional and discrete analysis of the short and long-term financial impact of the proposed divorce settlements. Developing a strategy and executing a plan based on the …

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Melissa Norwicke

Melissa Babyak Norwicke, CDFA Precision Brokerage, LLC. Ledgewood, NJ “Prepare for Tomorrow – Live for Today” Investments, Insurance, Financial Planning, Pre/Post-Divorce Planning Who am I? For me, this is one of the easiest questions to answer. I am my father’s daughter. This answer is why Precision Brokerage LLC may be the right fit for you. …

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Donna Cates

Years ago as I was marketing my CDFA® skills to family law attorneys, I started getting referrals from these attorneys but post-divorce. I discovered that many women were making poor choices regarding their settlement options and I thought I could have helped educate both them and their attorneys prior to signing agreements. In 2008, I …

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Richard Coles

I’ve worked as a Certified Financial Planner for over 30 years in England and the US, helping my clients to achieve their hopes and dreams. During that time, I’ve seen how divorce can disrupt couples’ plans for their shared future and potentially dash hopes of financial security. Therefore, in 2009, I became a Certified Divorce …

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Scott Small

As a Second Saturday Leader, my mission is to help guide those down a path I’ve already traveled – with the goal of trading fear and anxiety with knowledge, education, and understanding. Millions have gone before us, and millions more will follow. I wish I knew then what I know now and providing this information …

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Julie Johnson

I have always had a penchant for finances, starting with money-handling positions in high school, college and a family business as well as numerous organizations I have belonged to…I have enjoyed “handling the finances” wherever there was a need.  I remember as a little girl being given the “junk” mail by my mother, and immediately …

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Michele Laws

I am a Second Saturday leader because I am passionate about educating people that are considering or going through a divorce  — I want them to feel empowered and secure about the divorce process. I have a daughter named Sophia. I enjoy spending time with my family as well as running, painting and new-found enjoyment, …

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Jennifer Moore

I am a child of divorced parents with a mother who was not entirely financially savvy and independent. After my parents’ divorce, my mom had to learn financial independence, as well as independence in other areas of life. She is a strong woman and absolutely grew from her experiences, but witnessing her struggles and the …

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Kitty M. Hedges

As a Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, I have a passion to help women find their voice in the financial arena. As a result, I’ve developed several key mantras over my 20+ years of experience: • There is no such thing as a dumb question • Gaining knowledge is a balm for …

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Melanie Johnson

Second Saturday National Director Melanie began her career in 2005, where she was President and CEO for her own company, Athena Financial Group, a comprehensive, independent wealth management firm. She is the founder of Divorce Financial Solutions, where she offers professional guidance and expertise required to make an informed and educated financial decision for those …

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Ginita Wall

Co-Founder of WIFE.org and Second Saturday I started Second Saturday thirty years ago in San Diego after I met several people going through a divorce who needed non-biased comprehensive divorce information.  Through our local Second Saturday divorce workshop over the past 30 years, we have helped more than 10,000 people settle their issues in a peaceful and respectful manner and have raised over $300,000 for …

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Mark Flowers

My passion for Second Saturday comes directly from the experience I have had in my own life. My parents were divorced when I was very young, and I grew up in a single parent family. As a young man, I quickly noticed that our family lacked the resources of other families. As a result, I …

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Sheryl Parks

As a Second Saturday Leader, I am able to provide information, creative options, and support to empower individuals considering or undergoing a divorce. My passions include both education and service to others. I hope to help reduce the stress and provide the ability to make decisions that will provide long-term security and a bright future. During stressful life …

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Douglas Donald

The reason that I am a Second Saturday Leader is that I want to help women who are going thru divorce to get a fair settlement and survive financially. A fair settlement is not just fifty percent of the assets and no maintenance. Second Saturday has offered us a forum to help educate participants. Only …

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Christine Healy

I became a Second Saturday leader because I had a friend going through a divorce who had never handled the finances and was overwhelmed during her divorce.  I guided her through the process which gave her great comfort and clarity during an incredibly tumultuous time.  I realized there are many more women in her situation …

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