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?
I have really never had a mentor. Throughout the
years, I have met a number of successful people, and
I have learned things from them. They are not aware
that I do that. When I see people who have become
successful, I wonder, “How did they become successful?” I talk to them and learn about them. I’m typically
very quiet, and I listen to what they say. I think I benefit from learning from different people with diverse
mindsets. I learn about their failures and their successes. Although there were not many women or Asians in
the mortgage industry when I began, I have used my
uniqueness as an advantage to meet and learn about
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 admire my father because he taught us to stand
firm for our beliefs and be independent. The culture
I grew up in had clear hierarchical boundaries that
made it difficult to challenge beliefs of those older
than me. My dad taught me that I shouldn’t emulate
others but that I was created with my own identity
and character. I also greatly admire Steve Jobs and Bill
Gates for how they uniquely grew lasting and impactful organizations.
Date of Current Position: 1998
Branch Manager, Com Unity Lending
Vice President, LP California Mortgage
JMAC Lending, Inc.
16782 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 12
Irvine, CA 92606
Types of Services:
Wholesale and Correspondent Lending
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHA,VA,
Non-conforming Jumbo, Hybrid
Number of Employees: 80
2014 Business Volume: $875 million
What three character traits do you consider
your strongest suits?
I’m very straight forward, honest. Integrity is so
important in the mortgage business. When there are
issues, I will listen to my customer and, if needed, I will
do research before I come to a conclusion of “yes” or
“no,” and I will let them know why. I’m also very hardworking, and I am determined. Once I decide what I
want to do, I focus and do it.