I was born and raised in a small community in Highland, Illinois. I came to Columbia, Missouri, to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou). I graduated with my bachelor's degree and started my career in customer service and sales. I have been a loan officer in the mortgage industry for approximately 13 years, and I have experience originating, processing and closing conventional, FHA and VA loans. I am married with three wonderful children that keep us very busy. In our free time, we enjoy going on camping trips as a family, visiting our extended family in St. Louis and Illinois and attending various sporting activities that our children are involved in.