Client Advisory Board 


It’s not lost on us that many of the clients with whom we work at the Center bring to our process extensive life, career, and educational experience. While we treasure and appreciate each and every one of our clients and all of your feedback, we created the Client Advisory Board to highlight and honor those who have voluntarily contributed hours of brain-power, creativity, and honesty, calling on their careers/training/experience/education to improve and refine our process.

This is our expression of our deep appreciation for these individuals, their attributes and for their willingness to share such treasures with us. 

Members of Our Client Advisory Board

Haley & Brenda Jones
Molly Q, Gracie, & Arsiay in Brenda's lap.

Larry Hershoff

Hershoff, of Sunset Beach, is a retired banker and educator. He was Executive VP of Fleet Bank in Rhode Island and Senior VP at Citizens Bank, both in Credit and Risk Management. He was also a Lecturer in Money & Banking and Finance at colleges in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, most recently Bryant University, and Chairman of the San Miguel School in Providence. Larry has served as Treasurer of a number of 501c3’s and is currently Treasurer of The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas. He performs with Chip and the Old Blocks and the Sea & Sand Band locally, when not fishing, playing bridge or golfing.  

John & Christine Valaika


John & Christine are from Brunswick Forest in Leland. John is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel of 21 years where he served as a management analyst, a comptroller and a cost analyst at several bases and program offices in the U.S., including the Pentagon and overseas in Germany. After retiring from the USAF in the Washington D.C. area, John transitioned to the commercial world where worked for seven years as the technical director and cost analyst for Management Consulting & Research Inc. The last nineteen years before retiring, John was a group leader and principal economic/business analyst at the MITRE Corporation, a Federally Funded Research & Development Center. John has a BS in business from the University of NE and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. When he and Christine are not traveling he is enjoying golf, riding his bike and “training” their two kitties.


Christine managed to raise two children and work part-time and full-time even after being moved around during their military career years. She has a BA degree from the University of NE in English and Latin and has taught everything from pre-school to high school and community college. After ten years of teaching and moving, she transitioned to working in the D.C. area for a design firm and then an engineering company. While living in Germany, Christine worked for a financial planning firm for three years. After returning to the states, Christine began a new career of nineteen years in administration for the tax planning department at ExxonMobil in VA. She was the primary liaison between the tax lawyers and the IRS during that period. After retiring Christine is enjoying a slower pace and now has time for traveling, sewing, reading and trips to see the kids and granddaughters.


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