I originally hail from a beautiful small town in Minnesota called Mahtomedi, located on White Bear Lake. I earned my bachelor’s degree in business management and psychology from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1980. After spending 21 years in the bitter cold, I relocated to Tucson, Arizona for a milder climate and spent a year in banking before moving to Mesa, landing my first job in mortgage banking.
In August 1988, I moved to Colorado, continuing to develop my mortgage career in various capacities from processing to sales manager/ loan origination. Though the industry continues evolving, I still find what I do extremely challenging and rewarding.
I have been asked on a number of occasions whether it is harder to obtain mortgage financing today than a few years ago. While more documentation is being requested today than in the past, we are still able to make home ownership a reality for many customers. Each borrower is treated with respect and is fully supported as we navigate through the mortgage loan application process to closing. Our superior customer service continues even after the mortgage closes. My team and I — including Jennifer Bishop, Lindsay Shultz and Amy Hester — are committed to making relationships for life.
My husband and I live in Central Colorado where we enjoy snowshoeing, alpine and cross-country skiing, white water rafting, fly fishing, camping and hiking. We are surrounded by the Collegiate Peaks and have climbed eight of the 14,000-foot mountain peaks affectionately known as the “fourteeners” in the area. I also enjoy cooking, reading, photography, interior design and gardening. I am currently a member of the Sunrise Rotary group, working specifically on a committee for scholarships, and early childhood reading program. In 2005, I was recognized as the Kiwanian of the year from our club in Salida.