Why did you start your business, or choose the position you are currently in?
I started my banking career in 1995 when a bank officer recruited me at 24 years of age. I spent the next five years of my career as a Relationship Banker. During this time, a mortgage lender helped me get into my first home, and she was very encouraging and kind. She held my hand through the entire process, and I decided I wanted to make someone else feel the same way, which jump-started my career in mortgages. I began working for the same knowledgeable and kind woman who helped me with my first home five years previously. She took me under her wing and took the time to teach me the mortgage industry. We were an amazing team. Six years later, she had provided me with enough tools to branch out on my own. This is when I found Peoples Bank, a community bank in which I share a lot of the same core values. I continue to grow my career on building relationships and trust.
You just won 10MM in the lottery. What would you do?
There are a few charities that are near and dear to my heart. One is the National Kidney Foundation, which assisted my mother through her struggle with ongoing kidney disease.
What is the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
My family and I are immigrants. We moved to the USA from England when I was 12 years of age for a better life.
Your Journey: How did you get to where you are?
I have had the opportunity to work with some incredible people and mentors who have influenced and taught me to be one of the best in the industry.
WOW MEMBERS LOVE TO GIVE REFERRALS; WHO IS A GOOD REFERRAL FOR YOU?
Anyone who is thinking about a real estate transaction: purchase, refinance, investment property, home renovations, etc…
How would your best friend describe you?
A dedicated mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. I enjoy living a positive and healthy lifestyle, which helps me see the good in everything I do.
What inspires you?
Positive, happy, and successful people.
What makes you laugh?
We enjoy game night, which always turns into a barrel of laughs.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could take three items, what would they be?
Family, bug spray, and multi-tool knife.
Whats your definition of success?
Waking up every day and enjoying life to the fullest.
Why is it important to you to be part of WOW?
To build friendships and partnerships with a strong network of women.
What do you want your legacy to be?
To encourage and help other women reach their highest potential.