• Shannon Addicks
  • Kia Allen
  • Sandy Arkins
  • Lauren Beetle
  • * Matthew Biggs
  • Cici Chen
  • Christina Crawford
  • * Debbie Dudeck
  • Rose Emig
  • * Barbara Schaper
  • Jennifer Schepers
  • Susan Stein
  • Christine White

Shannon Addicks

Client Relationship Manager

Shannon* is the Client Relationship Manager for Gary Melnick and Brian Rosenbaum. She holds a Maryland Life & Health License and is Series 6 registered. Her focus is on providing concierge level service for clients. In addition to her role working with clients, Shannon also manages the administrative aspects of the Melnick- Rosenbaum Group and has been a team member for over 14 years.

Shannon was born and raised in Baltimore County and graduated from Dulaney High School. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Towson University. She currently resides in Perry Hall with her husband and two young daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Shannon is a Registered Office Assistant of HTK.

Kia Allen

Marketing Director

o Kia is the Marketing Director for Gary Melnick and Brian Rosenbaum. She focuses on developing and implementing marketing plans to better achieve organizational objectives in addition to assisting with clients. Kia recently graduated from Towson University in Fall 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Management and E-Business. In her free time, Kia enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Sandy Arkins


Sandy serves as Receptionist for AspireWealth Planners. Prior to joining our firm, she spent the major part of her career working in a clerical capacity as an administrative and accounting assistant along with being the office manager of a CPA firm in Towson, Maryland. In addition to answering the telephone and various other reception duties, she performs a variety of clerical support to the department.

Sandy was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Sandy currently resides in Carney, Maryland with her husband of 25 years. In their spare time, Sandy and Lou enjoy traveling south in the summer months to South Carolina and Georgia and rooting on the Baltimore Ravens. She has a daughter, Shelley, two grandchildren, Anna and Jack and two cockapoo pups, Gracie and Katie.

Lauren Beetle

Client Relationship

Lauren attended Virginia Wesleyan College, a small liberal arts school in Virginia Beach. She played lacrosse in college, and graduated in May 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Lauren is Life & Health licensed and currently in the process of studying for her Series 6 exam. At this time, she works directly with Stan Evans as a Client Relationship Manager.

Lauren was born and raised in Reisterstown, Maryland. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and spending time at the beach. She also likes to travel whenever she has the opportunity.

* Matthew Biggs

Financial Adviser

Prior to beginning his career in Financial Services, Matt enjoyed a successful 15 year career in the construction industry where he specialized in financial analysis, budgeting, and strategic planning. During his tenure, Matt was instrumental in building many long lasting client relationships fostered by trust and superior customer service.

As a Financial Adviser, Matt strives to help clients achieve financial security and independence, as well as, deliver an unprecedented level of personalized service thereby creating clients for life.

Cici Chen

New Business Specialist

  • 410-821-2920

Cici serves as the New Business Specialist here at AspireWealth Planners. Cici holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and has demonstrated her professionalism in various industries including Banking, Finance, and Hospitality. With her studies specializing in Finance, Cici helps process various transactions for the agency and provides top notch customer service.

At home, Cici is kept busy by her 3 year old. Cici also loves to visit different places with her husband and her son.

Christina Crawford

Office Manager, Crawford Financial Services

  • 302-659-3981

* Debbie Dudeck

New Business Specialist

  • 410-568-7613

Debbie* serves as the New Business Specialist at AspireWealth Planners. She has been in the Financial Services Industry for 11 years and holds her Life and Health license and her Series 6 securities registration as a registered representative of Hornor, Townsend, & Kent, Inc. Her primary responsibilities lie in processing and monitoring applications through our underwriting process. Debbie acts as a liaison between the home office and the agents to ensure we offer the best possible service to meet our clients’ needs.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Debbie attended college in Philadelphia and came to Maryland in 1985. She lives in Abingdon, MD with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing new things and trips back home.

Rose Emig

Account Manager

Rose Emig has been an Account Manager in our Employee Benefits Department since 2000. She focuses on designing group & individual health insurance programs. Rose also plays a major role in the placement and servicing of ancillary benefits and provides a myriad of support services to our clients. She holds a Maryland Life & Health License and is a registered Notary Public. Rose exemplifies the personal touch that we have found our clients prefer. Her excellent problem solving skills and the relationships she has with the service and underwriting departments of the carriers we use make her a valuable member of our team.

After graduating from Seton High School in Baltimore, Rose studied abroad for 2 years attending University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. She currently resides in Abingdon, Maryland with her husband Dean. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews.

* Barbara Schaper

Client Relationship Manager, Melnick Rosenbaum Wealth Management

Barbara is a Client Relationship Manager at Melnick Rosenbaum Wealth Management.Barbara was born in Baltimore. She graduated from CCB with an AA degree in business. Barb retired with 30 years service from GMAC, the lending arm of GM, after working in their Columbia and Salisbury offices.Not one to stay home, she promptly joined Penn Mutual, where she got her Series 7 and Series 24 registrations as a as a registered Office Assistant of HTK. She currently resides in Middle River, Maryland and spends as much of her free time as weather permits, sailing the Chesapeake Bay.

Jennifer Schepers

Director of Agency Services

  • 410-568-7611

Jennifer has over 9 years experience in the Recruiting, Personnel, and Marketing field, and serves as the Director of Agency Services for AspireWealth Planners. Jennifer manages the agency contracting/licensing department and directs the implementation of business and marketing initiatives for the agency and advisers .

Native to Baltimore, Jennifer graduated from Shippensburg University in 2005 with a B.A in Communications Journalism. She currently resides in Baltimore County where she enjoys traveling, playing soccer, spending time with her husband, young daughter and husky.

Susan Stein

Assistant to Mr. Stan Evans, Capital Financial Benefit Solutions

Susan serves as Assistant to Stan Evans, Partner of Capital Financial Benefit Solutions. Focusing on new business, Susan follows cases from submission to case placement. In addition, it is of utmost importance to her to ensure that clients feel that their financial needs are a priority by providing consistent, timely and efficient service. Susan has been a supporting member of Stan’s team for fifteen years.

Susan was born and raised in Maryland and currently resides in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys helping her husband with renovations and spending time with her children and granddaughter.

Christine White

Account Manager

Chris has been an account manager and agent in the Employee Benefits Dept. of Capital Financial Benefits Solutions, LLC since 1996. She earned her LUTCF designation in 1985, CLU designation in 1994 and in 1999 served on a Task Force for the MD Health Care Commission.

Originally from NJ, Chris graduated from Merrimack College in MA and later attended MD Institute College of Art. After living in England for several years, she worked for Home Life Insurance Company of New York for 7 years, followed by 15 years with another independant insurance agency prior to joining our Group Benefits Department, Capital Financial Partners Benefit Solutions. Chris resides in Towson, MD and enjoys art, music, books and visits with her son in Seattle.

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