I have my mother to thank for my 30-plus years in the mortgage business. After I graduated from Widener University with a double major in Finance and Business Management in 1986, I landed a job in the commercial loan sector. I was quite good at it, but I was serving people across the entire country and felt a lack of personal connection with my customers. I eventually decided to get my Series 6, Series 7, and Life Insurance licenses and began working for a financial planner. My mother enters my career path story shortly thereafter. She called to tell me that a real estate broker was hosting a presentation at the local Sheraton. I said, "Mom, I don't do real estate or mortgages." Her response? "I know, but they have free food and drink!" Sold. That will get a young guy to the party. At that function, I met the Branch Manager who set up an interview and I was hired less than two weeks later. And so began my mortgage career. In 1989, I opened my own mortgage company. I was a broker with a warehouse line, and I employed 28 people who originated, closed and funded. After more than 20 years, I realized that I once again felt disconnected from my customers. I was spending my time as a manager instead of a loan originator. I wanted to return to my passion for helping people get into their new homes and knew I needed to step away from managing staff. This led me to leave the broker world and begin working for a mortgage banker. After several years, I found myself looking for sweeping change. I wanted nothing less than AMAZING for my customers and my own personal growth. This led me to make the move to Guaranteed Rate. I am now part of a team that makes the best use of today’s technology, has an incomparable support system, and is constantly striving to improve the mortgage experience.
VP of Mortgage Lending
What people are saying
"They were very polite and very helpful understood everything when I was explaining things to them they were there for me through everything"
Iris A. - Reading PA | May 2022
"Responsive. Friendly reminders and helpful, responsive loan officer."
Kelly M. - Mohnton PA | May 2022
"Everyone was so easy to work with!"
Perry K. - Wernersville PA | Apr 2022
"The way everyone kept me updated on the status of my loan and also they were easily accessible with quick responses to any questions."
James B. - Wernersville PA | Feb 2022
"GR was very professional with great personal service and very patient. I had questions about certain things and they were more than willing to take the time to email, call, etc to explain things to me in a simple manner if I did not understand them."
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