How did you end up in the mortgage business?
Having worked successfully in various careers, I was seeking a job that would have space for my penchant for people and also streamlining-of-processes, and luckily I found it here at Cap M! I admire the heart behind the mortgage business, working things out for our clients so that they feel comfortable and confident in their options and choices.
What’s the best part of your job?
I love in-person meetings, when clients come in to work one-on-one with their loan officer and team; there is something to be said about in-person human connection, and I feel confident in our team to make everyone feel welcome, heard, and informed. Phone and email are great as well, but then you don’t get the advantage of visiting with my pup, Kona. She takes her job as Client Comfort Specialist very seriously, and welcomes everyone who steps through our door. If you want to make sure she is here on the day you come in, just let your loan officer know and Kona will leave her pager on for you.
How’d you end up in Portland?
Growing up in Ashland, Oregon and graduating from Oregon State, it was time to venture out for a bit and live in New York City. One year turned into fourteen(!), I met and married a NJ guy and dragged him back here with me. Over a decade in Portland, we have put down some solid roots and are still trying to sample all of the great restaurants and bars that this area has to offer…..there are so many, I don’t think it’s possible to hit them all, but we will keep trying!
What’s your favorite day look like?
Wake up out at the coast in our little trailer, walk the beaches and laugh at our dog as she rips around like a maniac; take a nap in “Nettie” (the trailer) and then eat a yummy dinner consisting of fresh seafood and vegetables. Making some s’mores by the campfire, and falling asleep during a movie (again!) because I’m “…just too comfy-cozy”.
What would you do if you weren’t in the mortgage business?
I would be traveling around in Nettie, learning about destinations, making friends across the country and writing all about it.