- Mortgage Loan Processor
- Certified Financial Health Coach
- Domestic Violence Survivor
- 100 pounds down club
- 2x Lagniappe Award Nominee
From 435 FICO Domestic Violence Survivor to 700+ FICO Warrior, Homeowner, and Investor
In 2017, I walked away from my past and never looked back. I was freelancing social media management and barely making ends meet. Crowded into our small 2 bedroom apartment, my three children did what we could to survive. Within just a few months my freelancing gig turned into a business.
In a short 15 months after leaving, I had raised my credit score by over 200 points, saved $10,000, and closed on my first home. I was so impressed with the mortgage process that I felt the need to pursue it as a career.
Back in 2005, I had a friend who was a mortgage broker reach out to me needing help. I showed up at her office to a desk full of stacks of loose, disorganized papers. She had me organize the files and mail them to the mortgage companies. Old school. I enjoyed it, but sadly my friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and went into retirement.
I knew there was a seat for me in the real estate industry. I studied for the real estate exam, but didn’t have the desire to be a traditional agent. I spent months sending emails and networking with mortgage brokers and loan originators trying to find an entry level position. I applied for broker assistant jobs everywhere I could.
I couldn’t even get an interview. I was dismissed, ignorantly, because I “didn’t have experience.” I did. however, have exceptional transferable skills that caught the eye of a new LinkedIn connection.
In early 2021, just a few months after having to close my marketing agency due to COVID-19, I accepted a position as a Mortgage Loan Processor. I have loved every minute of the work, my teammates, and loan officers.
I’m excited for the future. I’ve never felt more at peace and focused. It took me a long time to discover who I am and what I was meant to do. It is my mission to help families, especially women of domestic violence abuse, to become financially healthy homeowners.