I am a born and raised Virginian, from Prince George County (near Petersburg; south of Richmond). I graduated as salutatorian from Prince George County High School and earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
I graduated from UVA in 2009 with a 3.7 GPA, the top 10% of my class, with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. To a great degree, I understand how the bond market works, how the mortgage industry works, how rates are derived, and in general how Finance works!
My career has always been focused on finance, customer service and relationship management. Out of college, I worked at a locally owned trash and recycling company. From there an opportunity presented itself in Houston, Texas, where I was a commodities broker trading natural gas and electricity. After our stint in Texas, we moved back to Virginia in 2015 to be closer to family and friends.
My family has always had strong ties to the real estate (dad, brother, and uncle) and the mortgage (mom, aunt, and cousin) industry for many, many years. In 2016, I became a licensed mortgage loan originator for J.G. Wentworth Home Lending. Our office is located in Colonial Heights, Virginia and I am licensed to originate mortgages for the entire state of Virginia.
My keys to success are:
- Honesty and transparency will never be compromised
- Strive to make the complicated uncomplicated
- Always under-promise and over-deliver
- Actions are stronger than words – Be an action taker
I have been married to my beautiful wife Sarah since 2013. We met while students at UVA (blind date at that!) in 2007. She is from Newport News, VA and is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. We live in the Westover Hills neighborhood in Richmond, VA. We have a dog, Banks, who we rescued from a dumpster in Houston. He is a hot mess and we spoil him dearly.
In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, going to the river, watching college sports, and enjoying time with my friends and family. I am a member of the Colonial Heights Kiwanis, Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce, Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce, Sports Backers President’s Council, and Two Twelve Referral Group. My pursuit is to build a legacy in my hometown by helping the community turn houses into homes!
You can contact me by phone 804-586-5174 (call or text) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Or schedule a time to meet in person:
J.G. Wentworth Home Lending
206C Temple Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834