Victoria has lived in Bakersfield, California since 1979. She graduated from South High School and after spending 18 years in retail, she decided that it was time to do something else. In 2000, she took a one week course in Massage Therapy and now, 15 years later, it has turned out to be the best decision that she ever could have made. Victoria says, "Going into business for myself has been such an adventure and challenge and I have loved every minute. Helping clients feel better than when they walked in is my passion". She has now been part of the team at Via Bella Salon and Spa for seven years. In her spare time Victoria enjoys ballroom dancing and traveling.
We want to thank Lincoln Financial for their support of NAWBO.
They gave a $1,000 scholarship for our chapter.
Sponsors like Lincoln Financial Group support our chapter growth as we support women in business.
Thank you Debbie Charpentier for making the introduction and connection.
March Consulting Spotlight
March Consulting guides high school and colleges students through the college admissions process and transfer admissions process, as well as career coaching for students and young professionals.
March Consulting strongly believes that the tried and true ways of gaining employment after graduation no longer exist. Instead of touting that students major in a steady field and turn out resumes, we helps students to understand where their strengths and passions lie and how to mold a major and their experiences to position themselves for a career of their making. We empowers students to reinvent the old job market by networking, informational interviews, and skill building that is unique to a new job market and economy.
March Consulting encourages students to consider themselves the protagonist and hero of their life’s story and encourages them to make decisions that align with their goals, passions, values, and purpose. We tout the importance of working hard and creating their own opportunities instead of waiting for permission.
You can learn more by visiting our website at www.mymarchconsulting.com or by giving us a call at 661-747-4514.
About Kat Clowes
After facing an nontraditional path after recovering from a car accident her junior year of high school, Kat embarked on a journey that would allow her to graduate high school a year early, start junior college, and end up with a Bachelor’s in Communications from Santa Clara University after beginning life as a veterinary major. Through careful marketing of herself and networking, Kat has worked in a variety of different industries, from costume design and entertainment to project management in the energy field. She received her Certificate in Educational Consulting from University of California, Irvine in 2011 and Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles in 2012. She's well versed in the struggles and confusion surrounding students in this new volatile market and, because of this, founded March Consulting in 2010.
A dynamic speaker and an author, Kat is changing the way students look at their college years with her upcoming book: Put College to Work: How to Use College to the Fullest, Discover Your Strengths, and Find a Job You Love Before You Graduate.
Kat is an active member of the National Association of Professional Women, an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, a proud Rotarian with Bakersfield Rotary Twilight, a member of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, and is the community service chairman for the Bakersfield Young Professionals.
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Debbie Charpentier is a Private Wealth Advisor with Lincoln Financial Advisors. She is affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. broker/dealer and registered advisory office in Southern California.
Debbie joined Lincoln 26 years ago, specializing in retirement plans for employees of the health care industry. In recent years, Debbie has expanded her practice to specialize in Comprehensive Financial Planning for individuals, families, business owners, and especially busy dual-income couples.
Debbie’s expertise is helping people identify their financial goals and then walking them through a comprehensive, detailed plan to begin to achieve those goals. Debbie truly cares about the well-being of each and every client and demonstrates this by being proactive and communicating often with her clients.
Debbie’s ability to coordinate with her client’s current advisors such as CPAs and attorneys to bring the whole financial picture together truly sets her apart. Another focus of her work is to provide guidance in the accumulation of her client’s wealth through proper allocation of investable assets all with her client’s risk tolerance in mind.
As a result of Debbie’s personal planning experience and the many cases she has encountered, she knows exactly what it takes to provide her clients with a sense of confidence in their financial situations.
Debbie is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Nutrition. She has been active in many associations and is currently involved with Kern Leadership Alliance, Kern County Student Leadership and Bakersfield Republican Women.
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SPEAKER: THERESA KLASS, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, MS Tax, CGMA
Teresa is a results-oriented CFO executive in the Bakersfield, California area with more than 25 years of industry and public accounting experience. She is able to provide exceptional skills in accounting, finance and management, and can assist privately-held business owners and managers in analysis of financial statements, obtaining and retaining financing, compliance with loan covenants, tax planning and tax compliance, budgeting, cash flow projections, business mergers and acquisitions, employee benefit plans and exit strategies.
She understands emerging businesses, financial turnarounds and businesses experiencing rapid growth and can offer expertise to business owners in these areas. Theresa has experience in several industries, including construction, oil and gas service companies, independent oil and gas entities, agriculture, retail, medical, telecommunications and non-profits. A member of the California Society of CPAs, she has participated in The Financial Leadership Forum as well as served on the Financial Literacy Council.
Throughout her career Theresa has helped clients buy and sell businesses, re-engineer and streamline under-performing accounting and finance departments, close on many loan requests and manage numerous IT projects.
Theresa’s areas of expertise include:
Theresa was born in Hawaii, raised in Alaska, and is happy to be part of the Bakersfield and community for the past 24 years. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters who live in Irvine.
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