For the last 30 years, I have built an extensive and varied background in the real estate industry.
I’ve been a licensed Realtor in Maryland, originated residential mortgages and have reported on the industry for one of the country’s largest newspapers – The Baltimore Sun. Simply, I understand the complex maze of the mortgage marketplace. My goal is to simplify the process for my clients and customers through straightforward conversation and common-sense solutions.
I entered the mortgage banking business in 2002, working for some of America’s largest lenders, where I achieved recognition as a top producer. In 2019, I joined Guaranteed Rate as a Vice President of Mortgage Lending.
Prior to the mortgage business, my passion was sports reporting as I graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Journalism and a minor in political science. I worked for newspapers in Pensacola, Florida and then in Austin, Texas, before coming to Baltimore as a reporter and editor for The Baltimore Sun. I worked at The Sun for 18 years, the last six as an assistant business editor where I edited the Sunday Real Estate section while reporting on housing and industry trends in the Baltimore metropolitan area. I later wrote a bi-weekly column on the mortgage industry for The Daily Record, Baltimore’s leading business and legal newspaper and also appeared as a guest expert on WBAL-TV.
During my mortgage banking career, my team and I have provided home financing for some of the premier executives at such Baltimore institutions as T.Rowe Price, Legg Mason, Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, Under Armour, The Baltimore Sun, Exelon Corporation, The ARC of Baltimore, Annie Casey Foundation as well as the Baltimore Ravens and WBAL-TV.
While I had my real estate license, I sold homes for the former Baltimore firm of O’Conor, Piper and Flynn. It’s this rich experience and depth of knowledge from the housing explosion of the early 2000s to the mortgage implosion to today’s market that has given me a rare and unique perspective on the home buying, selling and financing process.
I’m an affiliate member of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and the Real Estate Million Dollar Association. I also have been an affiliate member of the Howard County Association of Realtors. In addition, I serve as a board member on the Sales and Marketing Council of the Maryland Building Industry Association.