I moved to Florida 25 years ago, from the upper peninsula of Michigan where I grew up on a large dairy farm. I have milked more than one cow in my lifetime and admit that I could still call a few cows across a 40 acre field if the need arose. My career has always been in the service industry, helping others. My first HECM, Reverse Mortgage was done for a Tampa, Florida couple trying to exist on a limited income, of which 60% monthly was going to an existing mortgage. When I saw how the federally insured FHA Reverse Mortgage program changed their lives and eased their financial burdens, I realized the value of the program and became determined to bring awareness to as many seniors as possible. For that reason, I am passionate about speaking to groups and organizations and welcome invitations for public speaking.
When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family, including 7 grandchildren and an adorable Jack Russell, who is addicted to frisbees, tennis balls and has endless energy for both. My memberships include a church choir, Better Living for Seniors Consortium (BLS), Sunshine City Kiwanis and Toastmasters International through Real Talkers Toastmasters of Clearwater. I have competed in numerous speech contests and won first place in an area Humorous Speech Contest with Toastmasters.
I am available for speaking engagements throughout Central Florida and the West Coast, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Tampa, Pinellas Park, Bradenton, Sarasota, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Brandon, The Villages and surrounding areas.
My favorite quote is from Jim Rohn: “Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation and great joy.” I believes we all have the ability to be great and I take pride at providing a great product through my professional expertise.