before, but I truly believe that our workforce is among
the best in the business. Our core values and culture
not only attract the best in the business, but keep
them here at Stearns for years.
What was your first job, and, what was your first
job in financial services if that is different?
My first job was in the medical field, working in an
administrative capacity. I shortly moved into the mortgage industry, working for Merrill Lynch.
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?
There isn’t one specific person that I look to
and say “I want to be like you,” but there are people
whom I see and respect for their contributions to
their industries and society as a whole. There are
successful people, who are successful for the sake of
being successful, but what I really admire and respect
are those who are making a difference with the opportunities that have been afforded to them.
What three character traits do you consider
your strongest suits?
I’m persistent, passionate, and hardworking, three
traits that I believe are attributed to my strong foundation in faith. Coming to America as a “boat person’
when I was 17 years old, has allowed me to truly
appreciate and understand peoples backgrounds and
contributions to society, really making me perceptive
to what people and the industry need.
Date of Current Position:
Stearns Lending, LLC