Who is your hero, and why?
I would say my Father and my son Kekoa. My dad was a phenomenal welder, he worked hard to master his welds and his work ethic is something I admired. He had so much passion for what he did, which inspired me to do what I love today. My son Kekoa is my light, he keeps me inspired and grounded. He has a huge heart and compassion for anything living around him; from a frog, plant or human. He keeps me present, grateful and on my toes.
What does your dream Saturday look like?
My dream Saturday would a sunny beautiful 80 degree day in the Pacific North West. Starting the morning with some delicious coffee and a hike in the gorge with Kekoa. Followed by stopping in Hood River to explore, enjoy some Delicious lunch, ending the evening watching the sunset around the fire pit, enjoying s’mores with Kekoa.
What draws you to the lending industry?
I have been in lending for 16 years and honestly I can’t imagine doing anything else. I love to help people and make a difference, especially if I can financially. I have a passion educating my clients and really enjoy trying to find them the best options available. It’s such a rewarding role, assisting my community in achieving financial success.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”― Dalai Lama XIV
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”-Dalai Lama