About the Author
Thayer Cheatham Willis was born into a world cushioned with wealth. Her father and his brother had built their lumber company into the success that today is Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Willis knows firsthand the comforts and the challenges inherent to the lives of those who have inherited great wealth.
Willis earned an MA in English from the University of Oregon and worked at writing, teaching, and leading counseling groups as an apprentice. Desiring to find ways to better help her peers with the emotional issues common to inheritors, she returned to graduate school to earn an MSW, leading to a License in Clinical Social Work.
Willis has a national reputation as an expert, caring presence in assisting people who are working through issues related to wealth. She has presented at numerous conferences, workshops, and seminars in connection with professional associations across the country.