I am currently in my third decade in the mortgage industry. How is that possible since I am only 29! Wow...Well, I was introduced by a co-worker to Champion Mortgage back in 1992, as one of the owners was a client of hers. She always raved about the company and its culture and even though I knew zero about the business- I was intrigued! Well, that was 25 years ago and I am still loving the ride! What I truly enjoy about the business is helping people. I educate them on the best way to navigate the tricky mortgage maze from their loan pre-approval all the way to the closing. I also help to make a difference in their life - for them and their family. The happiness that fills the room at closing, when a family is purchasing their first home, is priceless.
Pace University is where I called home for my college years. I was a marketing major and also played baseball, earning a scholarship after walking on my sophomore year. Juggling a full course load while maintaining a full schedule for baseball (75 games between scrimmages, fall and spring seasons) at the Division 1 level definitely was the best preparation for the business world. The mortgage world is flush with competition and often success comes down to not only your personality, but how hard you are willing to work and "out-hustle" everyone else.
I have been blessed to be the father of two amazing young women who have already made their mark on this world and will continue to do so! I have two freshmen - one in high school and the other in college. Both young ladies are successful competitive swimmers, competing on the local and national level. My oldest has transformed her swimming prowess into an appointment with the United States Naval Academy where she is a member of the class of 2019. Her younger sister is not far behind!
I am an expert in first-time home-buyer lending, including educational seminars. Guaranteed Rate offers a full array of loans including conventional, jumbo and government lending. I specialize in VA military lending, construction and renovation lending.
I was raised in Westwood, New Jersey and currently reside there. I spend my down time as a spectator of both my girls' swim meets and when I am not doing that, I play golf and also am an amateur baseball umpire.