My road in life took a while to figure out.
Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a Marine; going into the Marines definitely changed my life.
When I got out of the military, I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I went to community college.
It was a great step to help me get back into a study-ready mindset after my long hiatus from school.
I transferred to the University of Missouri and studied education.
While there, I joined the Veterans Center as a transition officer, helping fellow student vets.
I realized I enjoyed my work at the VC more than my studies & knew I had to keep working with vets.
After graduation, I worked as a military services associate at Columbia College.
Now I hang out with vets all day and help them get home loans, which is completely rewarding.
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High School
Kirkwood High School
Associate's Degree
Saint Louis Community College
University of Missouri-Columbia


Senior Loan Officer NMLS 1000911

I secure financing for veterans and I put them into homes.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Armed Services
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I do all of my work on the phone and in front of the computer, so you'd see me communicating with veterans and helping them get loans and homes. That involves helping them get real estate agents involved, making sure that the correct paperwork is getting filled out on time. Everything is like a big puzzle and it's my job to guide fellow veterans through that maze and into a home.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You have to go get a college education, but you don't necessarily need to study business. Personally, I wish I would've taken a wider array of classes, rather than just focusing on one subject. And I work with a very diverse community of people, all of whom have taken different steps to get to where they are today, so as long as you go get that degree, and you have a passion for working with veterans, it's pretty flexible.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't have any guidance."