79531442-C27Where to start?  In 1992, I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. degree in Speech Communication and an emphasis in Sales and Marketing.  My career in mortgage started 2 years later after a brief stint with Hallmark Cards, Inc.  It was always my intention to use my communication skills and background in sales of one sort or another.  Fortunately, I didn’t end up in the true sense of sales, selling a tangible product.  I got connected to the mortgage world through my Mom, who was a Realtor at the time.  Nine of my 20-year career, I spent working as an in-house loan officer with a real estate firm.  The next eight-plus years were with a wonderful company that came from faith and family and now I am pleased to be with MidCountry Bank, which has similar family values.  Due to us being a local bank,  we have the ability to do things a larger company cannot, such as those “make-sense” deals that don’t fit the box.

One of my passions is speaking, primarily educating.  I have spoken to seniors at a few South metro high schools on the topic of credit.  This is something that is always on my heart.  I see way too much in terms of derogatory credit and KNOW if someone had educated these people as teens, they’d be in a much better place to buy a home.  I do quite a bit of speaking to Realtors on the mortgage process and in every single application, it’s a true education buying your first home.

I teach first time home buyer seminars with a few awesome real estate partners and was a mortgage host on a popular MN real estate radio show.  Currently, I am an instructor for Kaplan Professional where I am teaching real estate licensing.

My primary business is first time home buyers and past client referrals.  I have made my mark in this community and truly appreciate all the growth I have received from past clients both professionally and emotionally.  It’s an awesome thing to say “thank you” for trusting me with your friends, family and co-workers.  I have brilliant and successful real estate partners I work with daily to help them grow their business through marketing and providing excellent care to their clients.

When not working, which doesn’t amount to a lot of time, I am blessed to spend time with my 7 year old twin girls, as well as my husband.  I enjoy (and I am not kidding) organizing household spaces, such as closets, cupboards and rooms — if it’s in the house, I am sure it can be made better!  I love, love, love taking pictures of my kids and photography in general.

So there you have it … me.  My hope is we will meet soon so I can help you make your home purchase, or refinancing of your current home, a reality.