I grew up in a town called Streamwood, Illinois- a blue collar community located about 40 miles outside of Chicago with my 2 sisters and brother. Various teachers/school counselors gave me enough encouragement that I started to believe that I could accomplish anything that I focused on.
While I was in high school, I mentored closely with our high school counselor, Melvin Peters who inspired me to apply for an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. I had to compete with many deserving young men for only one Congressional slot from Chicago and the outlying suburban areas. Even though I did not receive an immediate appointment to West Point for the next academic year in 1972, I was selected to attend the United States Military Academy Prep School in Fort Belvoir, VA. I was admitted to West Point the following year in 1973 and graduated in 1977.
I served a multitude of leadership and staff positions in infantry and support units, and was especially grateful and humbled for the opportunity to work with courageous young men in infantry units. I left active duty after the first Gulf War to pursue a growing interest in the financial services industry, which lead me to being a mortgage banker and broker. I have been in this field for over 10 years, and chose this field over many others because I saw that my values of integrity, compassion and community could make a real difference in the lives of hard working families wanting to build a better life for their families.
My attitude is that I can assist every family no matter what their circumstances are, because to me it’s about empowering my clients with home financing knowledge that gives them the confidence to make informed decisions based upon their overall financial goals. No matter what my client’s financial status is, everyone gets treated with the same compassion and respect.
I am happy to serve you and be your lifelong partner in home financing and always appreciate the referrals of friends and family. I am not a clock puncher, so you can reach me at any time that is convenient for you.
253-921-2934 ph, 1-866-595-0525 fax
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