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Melanie Colwell, CFP®

Owner / Principal

Melanie Colwell, CFP®, CDFA® is a Senior Financial Planner and Owner / Principal with Galecki Financial Management. Melanie has developed a strong reputation for working with women during life transitions needing sound financial planning and investment advice. She earned her Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ designation through the IDFA in 2015 and is currently the only woman in our area who has this accreditation. This allows Melanie to analyze the financial impact of a divorce settlement and work closely with the legal team through the divorce process. 

Melanie joined Galecki Financial Management in 2005 and became a shareholder in 2010. Overall, she has almost 20 years of experience in wealth management. 

Melanie has attended a number of conferences and seminars geared towards addressing the unique needs of widowed clients. She has implemented a grief training program for the Galecki team. Melanie is available to speak to support groups about the unique financial planning issues facing widows. 

Outside of the office, Melanie is a proud supporter of Whitington Homes & Services, which serves children and families in their homes that are at risk or in crisis. 

Melanie is happily married to her husband, Glenn, and the proud mother to their three children, Dylan, Dawson and Reagan. In her free time, she enjoys reading, as well as vacationing and spending time at the lake with her family.


  • Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies, International Business College
  • Certified Financial Planner™ Certificate, The American College
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™
  • Former Board President – Whitington Homes and Services
  • Former Volunteer – Erin’s House for Grieving Children
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