How did I end up in the mortgage business?
After my first year of being a beautician circa 2000, I quickly realized that career path was not a good fit for me; I decided to put away my scissors and go back to a desk job. In 2001, I was hired on a receptionist for a mortgage company. After working the front desk for about 2 months, I was promoted into their funding department. This is when I first started to learn about mortgages, what they meant and how they worked — it was truly fascinating.
What’s the best part of your job?
I love to see all of the different homes and properties that our clients purchase, they are all so varied and unique; it’s fun for me to envision what I would do to the home if I were buying it. And of course, the gratification of helping our customers is unbeatable — whether they are first time home buyers or investors — this is such an exciting time in their lives, and I am grateful to have helped them.
How’d you end up in Portland?
After receiving my cosmetology license, my first hair dressing job was based out of Clackamas. I was commuting daily between Monmouth and Clackamas for a short time while my husband finished his degree at WOU. We both knew that we had to leave our small hometown in order to be successful within our career paths, and that’s when we decided to make the move.
What’s your favorite day look like?
Any nice spring or summer day so that I can drive around in the convertible soaking up the rays!
What would you do if you weren’t in the mortgage business?
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