Experts

RetireWOW provides information and support to help you successfully make the transition from paid work to what’s next. We have assembled a great group of experts to help you look at all the aspects of your life, and figure out how to create the future you want.

We encourage you to ask the experts questions about your specific needs and situation. It’s free and a great way to connect with people in the know.


Cathy Severson | Expert in Retirement Life Planning, Thrid Age Work

Cathy SeversonCathy is a counselor in private practice in Prescott, AZ. Specializing in adult transition issues, she helps people connect to their Purpose, Passion and Potential. She is the author of numerous articles and books. She is also the creator of the powerful VISTa Life/Career Cards, a counseling tool used by therapists and career counselors around the world. Cathy is also a devoted grandmother and an award winning watercolor artist who shows and sells throughout Southern California.

Warren Bland | Expert in Best Retirement Locations

My fascination with geography reflects my interest in real world problems to offer humane and ecologically defensible solutions to them. I also appreciate geography for its enrichment of life by fostering a clearer appreciation of diverse landscapes and cultures at home and abroad. www.nextdecade.com


Stan Spector | Expert in Starting a Retirement Business

Stan SpectorStan Spector is a merger & acquisitions specialist working with family owned businesses that want to cash out, enhance natural growth through acquisitions or develop a new business model to find a sustainable competitive advantage. Working with these businesses has shown him which portion of their efforts succeed and which do not. This has allowed proposed changes in a full-time business model to the part-time models that you find in this book. www.StanSpector.com

Billy & Akaisha Kaderli | Experts in Frugal Retirement Living & Travel

Billy and Akaisha KaderliRetired at age 38 after being self-employed, restaurant owner. Co-authored The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement. Interviewed by prominent US and International Media as an expert on matters pertaining to Retirement, World Travel and Location Independent Living. Regular contributor to The Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement Newsletter, Live and Invest Overseas, and International Living. www.RetireEarlyLifestyle.com

Sherrie Mathieson | Expert Image Consultant for Women Over 50

Sherrie MathiesonSherrie has a growing and diverse clientele of all ages, backgrounds, lifestyles and professions for whom she consults on all matters of personal style. It was the men and women who were beginning to have concerns about the aging process and how it translated to their appearance that called her attention to a void in good expert advice and the inconsistency in the marketplace. She was a pioneer with her book “Forever Cool”, and dedicates much of her time to seminars on the subject of ageless, youthful and modern style for boomers and the unique challenges they face.

Nancy Merz | Expert in Lifelong Learning

Nancy Merz NordstromAuthor, consultant, and speaker, Nancy Merz Nordstrom is an expert on the concept, benefits and opportunities of lifelong learning for older adults. Using her book, “Learning Later, Living Greater: the Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years,” Nancy gives presentations, and workshops focused on building fulfilling later lives.

Vickie Dellaquila | Expert in Home/Office Organizing, Senior Move Specialist

Vickie DellaquilaVickie Dellaquila is a Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Relocation Transition Specialist, and the owner of Organization Rules, Inc. Her company specializes in residential organizing, working with the chronically disorganized and hoarders, senior downsizing and relocation services.

Chloe JonPaul | Expert in Boomer & Women’s Issues

Chloe JonPaulChloe is a writer, speaker, and mentor. She holds the title of Ms. Maryland Senior America. Her full bio can be read at Midlife and Boomer women’s issues.

Linda-Ann Stewart | Expert in Hypnotherapy, Helping People Achieve Their Goals

Linda-Ann StewartA nationally known speaker, life coach, hypnotherapist, and writer, Linda-Ann has over thirty years of experience in personal development. She’s an authority on how people can be hypnotized by their mindset to either sabotage themselves or achieve their goals. She’s had over 180 articles published in magazines, newsletters and online.

KT LaSalla | Fitness & Dance Instructor

KT LaSallaAs a Fitness Instructor in the Phoenix area, KT specializes in teaching the “ageless” 50 – 85 year olds dance moves and combinations with an aerobic style. In KT’s classes you have fun and move at your own pace exercising the body as well as the mind. KT sells videos on her website so anyone can enjoy feeling good with great results.

Dano LoPresti | Independent Certified Financial Planner

Dano LoPrestiDano W. LoPresti is an independent CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), CHARTED FINANCIAL CONSULTANT™ (ChFC®) and an ACCREDITED INVESTMENT FIDUCIARY™ (AIF®) with Legacy Financial Planning. He specializes in life insurance, investment management, retirement planning and retirement income planning for individuals as well as specializing in employer sponsored retirement plans, endowments, foundations, pension plans, and charitable funds. Dano may be reached at 815-786-7851 or by email at dano@legacyfp.com.

Rod & Anita Nairne | Authors/Therapists

Rod & Anita NairneRod: Chiropractor, author, grief and sexual therapist. Thirty-years of clinical experience as primary contact Doctor of Chiropractic. Ten-years of hands-on sexual research as Sexual Surrogate (with Anita). Co-author (with Anita) of three books on enhancing sexuality and expanding relationships using intimacy as the tool to overcome grief and expand joy.

Anita: Artist, author and therapist. After their son was killed in a hiking accident, her artistic style changed dramatically. Anita adapted this intuitive style into a method of teaching that allows the most inexperienced student to express and release emotions by creating art. Anita teaches therapeutic art from her studio and conducts seminars locally and internationally.


John Robinson | Retired Clinical Psychologist

John RobinsonI am a 66 year-old retired clinical psychologist with a second doctorate in ministry, an ordained interfaith minister, and author of six books on the psychological and spiritual challenges of life’s second half. Married three adult children and four grandchildren, I live on an island in Washington’s Puget Sound.