I'm a native Dallasite (born and raised), and I only lived elsewhere while attending the University of Texas at Austin. My three children are grown, and I dote on my three precious grandchildren with a fourth due in September. I absolutely love mortgage lending, even with all the ups and downs of the last decade. It gives me a tremendous amount of satisfaction to be able to guide a borrower from initial contact to post-closing.
It has been said that as long as you love your job, you will never work a day in your life. That being said, with all of my "free time", I like to read, catch up with friends and spend lots of time with my grandchildren. In addition, I'm a huge fan of the Texas Rangers and Texas Longhorns. It's a very rare occasion when I miss seeing a game.
I like people in general, and I like to solve puzzles. With a mortgage loan borrower with a challenging scenario, sometimes it's a matter of rearranging the puzzle pieces to make a deal that can't be into one that can.
In keeping with my love of baseball, my favorite quote by Babe Ruth is, "You can never beat a person who never gives up."