Our Team

Our Team

Our team has been working with individuals and businesses for years. Whether planning for a new home, retirement, college, care of your elderly parents, or simply getting your budget under control, we’re with you through both expected and unexpected events. Our relationship is a collaborative one and we realize it is not about your money … it’s about your LIFE.

Veronica Dende

Financial Advisor

Since 1987, Veronica (Ronnie) has been helping hundreds of people plan for their daily lives and set up a secure financial future. Her philosophy is that every person and family is unique, and as such, deserve a customized financial plan that fits their life and values. Relying on her 20+ years of experience, Veronica works to instill confidence in her clients so they are empowered to make sound decisions regarding their finances. She creates a work environment that is relaxing so each step of the planning process is informative and easy to understand. 

Veronica holds an undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing from Marywood University. She worked at Washington Document Service as a researcher inside the Security & Exchange Commission Reference room for five years before relocating to Northeastern Pennsylvania. Veronica joined Prudential Investments in Moosic, Pennsylvania, and worked in client service, retirement plan administration, asset retention, and market analysis. Having gained strong skills in research and retirement planning, she started Dende Financial Services in 2006.  Her business has grown to be a wonderful part of the Clarks Green community, and she and her staff love working with their neighbors as clients and friends.

Veronica and her husband, Chris, are proud parents of four children. She has been active in her community as a volunteer at the Women’s Resource Center, Friends of the Abington Library, Rotary Club, Ignatian Volunteer Corp, and Saint Gregory’s Church. Outside the office, she loves to bike ride, run, read, and spend time outdoors hiking in the beautiful mountains of NEPA.  

Katherine M. Oven

Financial Associate

Katherine began her career in investments in 1995 at the Vanguard Group. She worked in retirement planning where she assisted clients with their 403(b) and pension accounts. In 1996, she transferred to Vanguard Brokerages services where she worked advising clients and executing their individual stock transactions. In 2000, she returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania to take a position with Penn Security Bank and Trust as an investment officer. She worked with individuals and families in investment planning and with a team of advisors to assist them in reaching their goals.

Katherine joined Dende Financial Planning in 2012. Currently, she assists with the financial planning process and embraces the philosophy that financial planning is holistic and rejects a one-size-fits all approach. 

Katherine graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She holds her FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations.

Katherine lives in Dunmore with her husband, Paul, and their three children. She enjoys being involved with her family, friends, and helping out in her community.  As a firm believer in community service, she is a member of Friends of Lackawanna County, the Scranton Rotary club , St. Clare’s St. Paul’s Parish, and is a coach for Green Ridge Girls Basketball.