After 6 great years working as a chef on the Portland fine dining scene, I decided to change careers in search of more work-life balance, a new skill set, and the opportunity to put my toddler to bed at night. My interest in finance coupled with my desire to meaningfully impact others led me to get back in touch with Kristen Martha Brown, who secured my first mortgage. I am happy to say we are working together now!
Spending time with my wife Kate and our toddler Alexander. Outside of work I enjoy cooking and entertaining at home and for the occasional professional gig. Longboarding at Mt. Tabor, running and/or bird-watching at Forest Park.
Athletics have always been a major part of my life and I enjoy participating in all sports. My most recent accomplishment was completing the 2015 Portland Marathon with my wife and five other family members! I hope to eclipse this with a successful finish of the Trail Factor 50k in Forest Park this coming May.
I am passionate about providing excellent service to my clients. When I got my mortgage through Mortgage Trust, it changed my life dramatically and I am thrilled with the opportunity to provide that service to others.
The best thing about working at Mortgage Trust is the fantastic culture. I love being surrounded by friendly, intelligent people who love what they do and are willing to take time to help me grow.
After teaching English for a year in Nanjing, China, on a fellowship grant through my Alma Mater, Grinnell College, I moved to Portland in 2009. I chose to attend culinary school in Portland because the rent was still affordable, there was a dynamic food scene, and it was close to my hometown of Salem. I love the friendly people, the ever-growing food scene and the weather in Portland.