Pamela J. Sams CRPC, MBAFinancial Advisor Jackson Sams Financial Services
If I could tell you one thing about how I approach financial advising for individuals who are divorcing, it would be:
Aside from being the source of emotional upheaval, separation and divorce provides its share of financial devastation. Moving forward and protecting yourself financially is very important in these situations. The challenge, however, is to avoid making poor financial choices during this vulnerable time of your life. Working with a financial professional that understands your needs as you go through this process is paramount.
For more than a decade, Pamela has been helping women improve their personal and financial wealth through good financial planning. Pamela’s education and training enable her to help clients successfully navigate through the myriad of personal and financial decisions they face during their lives. She assists them in attaining a higher level of financial security through education, understanding and scenario planning. With this knowledge, she develops a customized approach for each client’s planning needs.
She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for her undergraduate degree and received her Masters of Business Administration degree in Financial Management from Averett University.
Pamela is a financial advisor with Jackson Sams Financial Services and her office is located in Herndon, VA. She is an investment advisor representative and offers securities and advisory services through Voya Financial Advisors, Inc. Jackson Sams Financial Services is not a subsidiary of nor controlled by Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.
Certifications and Awards:
Throughout her financial services career, she has acquired several client service and financial planning awards. She successfully completed the demanding requirements to become a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor through the College of Financial Planning. Pamela is currently enrolled in the CFP Professional Education Program to become a Certified Financial Planner.
Community Involvement and Personal Information:
In the community, Pamela has become a strong voice for women as the personal finance columnist for Fairfax Woman Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for women in Fairfax County, VA, where she discusses financial topics related to women and their finances. Her knowledge in this area has led to her involvement with the National Association of Baby Boomer Women as a retirement planning contributor, the Women’s Center and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement.
As an advocate for financial literacy, Pamela conducts financial education seminars and workshops with employees of corporations and small businesses, schools and churches throughout the DC metro area.
Pamela is also a Fairfax County Chapter President of the National Association of Professional Women, an exclusive network for professional women dedicated to enhancing their lives and promoting their businesses and careers.
Pamela is married and lives in Centreville, VA raising their three children. She devotes her free time to her family, her church and enjoys reading and loves to sing.
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Ryan M. Schmalzle Esq.Family Law Attorney Beckman Schmalzle PLC
Ryan M. Schmalzle is one of the two principals of Beckman Schmalzle PLC. Ryan practices in all areas of family law, including complex divorce cases, child custody cases and modifications, and spousal and child support cases.
Ryan became a litigator because he loves being the court room advocating for his clients. He also realizes, however, that trials are an option that should only be exercised when the opposing side refuses to be reasonable and limits your options to resolve the case fairly outside of the court room.
Ryan M. Schmalzle is a principal and founder of the firm. His practice focuses on family law, civil litigation, and criminal law. Ryan regularly practices in several jurisdictions in Northern Virginia including Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Clarke County, Frederick County and the City of Winchester. Ryan also practices in the Maryland Courts, including Frederick County and Montgomery County.
Ryan attended East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. After college, Ryan moved to southern Florida where managed several successful restaurants and night clubs, including a dueling piano bar. Despite the success of the businesses and Ryan’s enjoyment in building them, he never veered from his plan to attend law school.
Ryan left southern Florida to study the law at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. Ryan’s life experience gained as a business manager in Florida and his drive to excel were a recipe for a very successful and active law school career. Ryan earned a spot on the school’s premier law journal, the George Mason Law Review, as a second year and was appointed as an editor of the journal in his third year. Additionally, Ryan’s success as an oral advocate in moot court competitions earned him a coveted position on George Mason’s Moot Court Board and he served on the board’s executive committee in his third year. While serving on the Moot Court Board, Ryan represented George Mason University School of Law at a national moot court competition on constitutional law in Madison, Wisconsin and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the competition. In his final year at George Mason, Ryan instructed first year law students in legal research and writing as a Legal Writing Fellow.
After law school, Ryan accepted an offer to work with Wiley Rein LLP, a large, prestigious firm located in the District of Columbia. Ryan worked primarily with firm’s insurance litigation group, and advised clients on issues related to Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Policies, Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance Policies, and General Commercial Liability Policies. Ryan routinely worked with liability insurance policies with yearly policy limits up to $1,000,000,000. Ryan also worked with the firm’s election law group and advised clients on issues related to political action committees and lobbying laws.
Ryan left the corporate feel of the large firm in favor of building a practice that allowed him more direct interaction with individuals and business owners. Ryan enjoys engaging directly with his clients and helping them solve their problems in a practical way. Consequently, Ryan accepted an offer to continue building his practice with a law firm in Leesburg, Virginia.
Although Ryan’s primary love is for the law, he has always also been an entrepreneur and business person at heart. In February of 2014, Ryan started the law firm of Beckman Schmalzle PLC with Spencer S. Beckman. Ryan started the firm because he desired the ability to more directly control the policies, philosophy, and direction of his practice. Being a principal of Beckman Schmalzle PLC not only affords Ryan the opportunity to work directly with his clients on solving their legal issues, but also allows Ryan to control his practice environment.
Ryan lives in Frederick, Maryland with his wife Jennie, his daughter Abigail, and their two dogs, Bella and Owen. He enjoys reading historical nonfiction and various genres of fiction. Ryan is an avid home brewer and regularly brews exclusively all-grain recipes on a brewing system that he and two friends designed and made using old kegs and a few steel bed frames. His most successful recipe so far is Belgian farmhouse style ale brewed with hot chili peppers. Ryan also enjoys gardening, growing his own organic produce, and cooking for his family and friends.
Admitted to Practice:
- All Virginia Courts
- The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
- All Maryland Courts
- All District of Columbia Courts
- 2013 Virginia Rising Star, SuperLawyers Magazine
Education and Background:
- East Stroudsburg University, B.A. Philosophy
- George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Virginia State Bar
- Maryland State Bar
- Member Loudoun and Fairfax County Bar Associations
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