Maria Taphorn has been Regina’s assistant since Forge Wealth Management was founded in July 2015, but their journey together began more than a decade ago. Maria was formerly a full-time nanny for Regina’s three children for eight years prior to becoming her assistant! During that time, Maria was able to finish school and graduate Magna Cum Laude from West Chester University with a B.S. in Early Grades Education. Needless to say, Maria was just a little inexperienced in the financial industry, so she took it upon herself to enroll in AdminU, an educational curriculum offered by LPL Financial that is designed to enhance effectiveness in client service and relationships, office management, technology and much more. Maria began at the lowest degree level and in just two short months she had worked her way up to completing the top level awarded - the Bachelor’s Degree. Shortly after completing the AdminU coursework, Maria became a Pennsylvania Notary Public in order to provide convenience to our clients. Maria is excited to further her education as well as her career with Forge Wealth Management and one day become a financial advisor!