I have been a mortgage lender since 2004, entering the profession after 18 years in small business management and accounting. I immediately fell in love with the work of helping people achieve their financing and family goals through home ownership and realized that the skills I had developed in my previous career found a higher expression in the service of these goals. By utilizing a results-focused approach, I’m able to find resourceful and tailored solutions for my clients and help them pick the best option for themselves. My clients are confident and secure in their choices because of the education they receive throughout the entire loan process. As a result, nearly all my business is generated through referrals. I am a Bay Area native, the granddaughter of Spanish immigrants from the province of Granada. I grew up in a home designed and built by my grandparents, where my grandmother would say that she attributed our family’s success to the fact that we owned our own home. Having grown up as a farm worker, she reveled in the freedom and independence of owning a home that served as a place of safety and sanctuary as well as a home base for our family, where we could put down roots, entertain friends and family, and create the kind of lives we wanted. This sense of the importance of having a home of one’s own is one of the many things she passed down to me. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Humanities and have since continued my education independently. I am connected to my community, volunteering at local food banks and serving as a volunteer and committee member for STAND! For Families Free of Violence. I also take an active role in my business and professional community, where I am a member of the Oakland Berkeley Association of Realtors (OBAR), the California Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAMP), and Business Network International (BNI). My involvement with the business community allows me to connect my clients with excellent professionals in other areas when they are looking for services or help. I currently live in Pinole and love to spend time outdoors, hiking with my friends and my dogs on local trails and taking in the natural beauty of the Bay Area. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and learning how I can help you best.