Education and role opportunities are important
factors to success as are mentor relationships.
Have you had mentors, and, if so, how have
those relationships contributed to your journey?
One of the first women I worked for at Fleet
Mortgage knew retail lending like the back of her
hand, and she taught me a great deal. She mentored
me by teaching me about the closing and post closing
process. For some people, she was viewed as a difficult or demanding manager, but she and I had a good
relationship, I think, because I worked diligently and I
held my ground. At Guardian Mortgage Documents,
my boss gave me the freedom to run a business
within a business and allowed me the opportunity
to implement ideas of my own. This afforded me the
luxury of addressing and resolving challenges to make
the business work. I’ve had the opportunity to work
with some really incredible people over the years that
were willing to share their knowledge with me. I am a
strong proponent of taking what others have shared
with me and sharing it with others, particularly within
in my company.
Who is the one person that you have held up as
the person which whom you would like to emulate or be like or held in high regards, and why?
I have a very strong faith in God, and I try to
emulate Christian values. This is very important to me.
I don’t really have just one person I would wish to
emulate. There have been numerous people for whom
I have had respect and I have modelled their practices,
but in the end, I just try to be the best person I can
What three character traits do you consider
your strongest suits?
Integrity, perseverance, and innovative problem
Date of Current Position:
Columbia Savings 1991-1993
Titan Lenders Corp 2007-today