I began my career in finance more than 23 years ago working at a community bank in the Twin Cities area as a teller. That provided me with numerous job opportunities over the next decade of my career, including SBA 7a and 504 underwriting, processing and servicing.
In 2002, I was recruited to join the number one Certified Development Company in Minnesota at that time. During this ten year span I was promoted to loan officer and worked on SBA 504 loan projects serving the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin markets. This made my transition to WBD in 2014 a natural fit.
In addition, I have a unique perspective of business ownership because I have several close family members who are small business owners. I easily relate to many of the challenges facing business owners in the marketplace today—including financing needed to grow and be profitable.
My goal for all of my clients (lending institutions and business owners) is to make the SBA 504 loan process simple. From the first meeting to the closing I am readily available to assist with any questions and documentation.
When I moved to Stillwater in 2013 I became an active member of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and served on several sub-committees to help promote business to the area. In addition, since joining the WBD team I have become involved in the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation. All three keep me in touch with business in the community and surrounding area of where I live.
All of this sounds pretty serious but I really do have fun during my off time. I spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors by golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, and most of all boating on the St. Croix River and Apostle Islands. I would say I enjoy running as well but, I don’t think that’s possible (even though I run nearly everyday rain or shine). And lastly, I love to travel! My personal goal is to travel somewhere internationally at least once a year, and never to the same place twice. Over the past few years that has included Cambodia, Italy and Honduras.