Durene graduated from the University of Buffalo New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She earned her Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) from the College for Financial Planning in 1989 and holds her Life, Health and Variable Annuity license with the state of Florida. She has been employed by notable companies such as Merrill Lynch, Invest Financial and United Capital. Her goal is to guide clients to reach their goals and become financially strong. She has lived in Florida for 25 years with her husband and two children.