I started in the mortgage business part-time while attending Queens College. After graduation, I stayed on and continued to grow. In the 25 years I have been in the mortgage industry, I have worked in almost every aspect of mortgage financing, pooling loans to be sold to investors, post closing review, sales assistant, processing and underwriting before becoming an originator 15 years ago. The experience in all the different positions really helped me learn the business and what it takes to get a loan approved and closed. I have been married for 16 years and have 2 wonderful children. I am my daughter's softball coach and girl scout troop leader and have become my son's roadie, bringing his amps, guitars and saxophones to his various musical endeavors. We are avid skiers in the winter and beach bums in the summer. I really love the interaction with people that I get to have in this industry. You really get to become a part of someone's life helping them into their new home or helping save money or helping find money to help pay for an adventure of their own.