My road in life took a while to figure out.
Lived in Saginaw, MI and knew I didn't want to stay there.
Applied to the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management to fund my MBA degree.
Worked at a real estate consulting firm.
Moved to Washington, DC to work at a govt agency that focuses on housing & community development.
Upon leaving the govt, I was hired to work at Capital One based on my previous housing experience.
Reading everything I can get my hands on as well.


Senior Manager

I underwrite affordable rental housing developments for Capital One's Community Finance group.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

A person would see me think about the details of an affordable housing transaction, in particular, understanding the given apartment market, the budget, projected operating expenses and project sponsor.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Learn about housing / real estate, both apartments and homes. Also, read about the history and growth of cities.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You're going to leave Toledo? Why? You're going to leave that good job at General Motors to move to Texas? You dont know anyone down there, do you?"

Challenges I Overcame