I entered the mortgage industry in 2001, and learned it from my sister, a mortgage broker who had been in the business for over 20 years. Her office was in Campbell, California and I entered at the top of the “dot-com” boom. Rates suddenly declined. I loved the fast pace, relevance to my background in Economics, and ability to see tangible results for our clients. I became licensed in 2002. With my training over, it was time to develop my own pipeline. I joined Holmgren & Associates for 1.5 years and then was recruited to LaSalle Financial, a net branch of RPM, owned by The Grubb Company. I was a top producing agent at RPM from the start, and during the past several years have consistently been among the top 2-3 agents at this 400 agent company, often as #1 in purchase transactions.
Honors and Awards:
- RPM Diamond/Platinum Club: 2006-2015
- Mortgage Executive magazine, #46
- Scotsman’s Guide: #13 Loan Originator Nationwide 2013, #33 in 2014, rankings for 2015 are not out yet.
- Top Producerýs Panel, CMPS Institute, in 2015, I was a panelist on a national speakerýs tour.
I attended the University of California, Berkeley, where I obtained a BA in Economics with Honors. I then attended the University of California, Berkeley Hastings College of the Law for my JD and I graduated in 1985. I was self-supporting throughout.
I am an empty nester who raised three children who are in college or on their own. I was born and raised in Cupertino during the birth of Silicon Valley. I lived in Berkeley while attending Cal, San Francisco during and after Law School. I moved to a beautiful neighborhood called Crocker Highlands in Oakland in 1988 and still live in that home. Some of my favorite pastimes include skiing, scuba diving, hiking and attending live events such as the Berkeley Symphony, where I am a member of the Advisory Council. I am an avid reader, and favor historical novels and biographies…and the Wall Street Journal!