I’ve been a dedicated West Sac resident for over 15 years now, and love this town! We relocated from Stockton CA & moved our business here as well. My husband Greg and I own a mortgage brokerage located here in West Sac too. Since we moved here in 2005 – so many of our friends and family that came to visit also fell in love with our town. Since both My Dad and Greg’s mom, brother and sister all have relocated here too. Several of our life long friends have moved in to town with their families too. Now that our own children are grown, they have all stayed in West Sac and purchased their homes here too. we love the community here & how tight knit it is. I always liken the West Sac community to a family.. we may fight/disagree amongst ourselves, but don’t mess with us, because we have each others back. The ability for our people to step up and support each other never ceases to amaze me… and we wouldn’t leave our “community of family” for anything! And our hopes is that we are always here to step up when we can as residents and business owners to support when we’re needed too
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
We have 6 adult kids & 6 grandkids, 3 fur babies. We have done Foster Care in the past, and so we have tons of bonus kids too
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
I’ve been in the mortgage business for over 30 years now, and I love it! I’m so thankful that I found my passion at a young age and have been able to stick with it. Helping families become homeowners is the biggest reward!
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
We love West Sac Sports Bar & Streets of London and will find us and the family at one of these spots most nights.
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
we moved Dec 2005 – so over 15 years
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
Barbara Smith .. I admire her over for our city & her spunk in saying how she feels
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
Belize – it has been on our short list for a while now, and we plan to go as soon as things are open up again
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
Favorite movie – The Money Pit
Q: What advice would you give to people?
When it comes to business & home buying – people are afraid sometimes to just take the risk & see where they stand – or what plan we need to make to be a homeowner. I always tell everyone – you won’t hear “you will never be a homeowner” from me.. instead we can make a plan together – what steps to take. Everyone deserves the chance to have their own home and build wealth through homeowner ship too
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
not sure I will do it or when.. but I would love to go on a cruise where I see each continent
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
That is hard to say! I love 90’s R&B, old school Rap & Also Iisten to George Michael on my pandora
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
I would have to say our schools, when we first moved here I was very involved in the schools with all of our kids.. so driving by the High School on a Friday night and seeing the lights on reminds me of the nights we spent there for years
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
Our ability to rally together & get things done! We are amazingly agile at this & quick to show our love for one another
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
still here in west sac, but enjoying our 5th wheel more and being on the road more
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I’m an only child & Love boxing – been boxing for over 20 years
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Safari in Kenya – the animals in nature
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
6/12 my birthday!
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
My family. Setting the example for my kids & now grandkids too
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
VAnilla and LAvender
Q: What is one business you would like to have in West Sacramento? (which we don’t have one already)
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Family, community, Love