Wood Smith Advisors Announcement

I’m very pleased to announce that Wood Smith Advisors and I will be transitioning into a new firm, effective immediately. I will be working with Lauren Zangardi Haynes, Owner of Spark Financial Advisors and her team as I eventually transition into achieving my own life and financial goals.

It has been an honor and a blessing these past 21 years to have worked with my clients, and collaborated with many other colleagues and professionals along the way. I have not felt like I spent a day “at work” in all this time as this profession has given me much joy. Being able to help others identify their goals and create a path for them to be able to reach those goals is so rewarding!

I am excited to be working with Spark Financial Advisors, and can be reached going forward at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and (804) 451-1210.

My passion for financial advisory services started with my own desire to help others succeed. I could not have done that without my colleagues, educators, professionals in related disciplines, friends and family! My special thanks to my husband and mentor (and cheerleader!) of 22 years, Jeff Brown! Thank you all for your insights, education, sharing and participation in my growth.

I hope our paths cross again in the future. For now, so long and best wishes on your own journeys!


Donna Wood


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My firm exists to help clients do two things: clear financial concerns, and build the wealth that empowers them to achieve their goals.

We understand the unique financial needs of women.  Our firm works with business owners planning for succession, couples preparing for retirement and adult children managing complex estates.

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The bottom line is that I’m not selling products, I’m solving problems. As an Advisor who is bound by a fiduciary oath, my clients’ best interest is always my focus. My goal is to do my job so well you have the freedom to enjoy your journey.

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