I am a native Oregonian and have lived in the NW for most of my life. I received a BS from Oregon State University – go Beavs! I have two small children who keep me really busy. In my free time (there’s not a lot of it!), I love to run, play the piano and shop and eat in all of the amazing new places popping up in my inner SE neighborhood.
I got my start in the mortgage industry in 2003 and have since been awarded top-producer on multiple occasions and have been named a Portland Monthly Five-Star Mortgage Professional 3 times.
When I graduated from college with a general decree, like most people in their early 20’s, I really had no idea what I wanted to do after college. A friend had recently gotten into the mortgage industry and thought I’d be a great fit, so he encouraged me to try it out. I have a vivid memory sitting with him for a crash course in mortgage terms the night before me interview. Like many people who had never bought a home before, I didn’t understand the general concepts of credit score, equity, escrow, etc… Not the most auspicious start, I know. Somehow I got the job, and I’m thrilled I did. I never forget where I started and love to simplify the process for first time homeowner’s who are as green as I was as well as more experienced buyers.
The mortgage industry is fast-paced and ever-changing; I’ve never had a dull day at the office. What I love most about this job is the ability to take a potentially stressful and confusing process for people and simplify it. If I can make the loan process as enjoyable as possible, as well as alleviate some of the stress and hassle for my clients, I’d say I’ve done my job well.