Where I Started
Fueled by determination, I challenge myself to do better.
After graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a major in Social Anthropology, I began fundraising for my alma mater, eventually raising more than $2.4 million annually. At 24, I bought my first house – a transaction that changed my life. Determined to make the process easier for other homebuyers, I began my career at a big bank in California.
During this time, I was tapped to be a charter member on an executive advisory board, which began a lifelong desire to participate in community development and a focus on education. Throughout the recession, which started in 2007, I remained a part of the mortgage industry, further demonstrating my dedication, resilience, experience, and desire to make a difference.
I works hard to walk people through a complex, often scary, process. I engage in retail desk therapy, helping educate first-time home buyers and reassure those concerned about their financial future. And though it all, I continue to build skills and talents that will last long into the future.