I moved to Bend in 2007 with my BA from Chico State, with full intentions of being a ski bum. However, it was July, the mountain wasn’t open and I had to get a real job. My first job in Bend was with a financial company and I have been working in finance ever since. I love numbers and wouldn’t change a thing. Each loan is a puzzle and I enjoy putting the pieces together and getting my borrowers into their home. I obtained my MBA from Concordia University in the fall of 2014. Teamwork, collaboration, and a supporting family were the best lessons learned during my school work. My classmates and I all joked about “synergy” during our studies, but it is the truth. Everyone and everything must work together to produce the best product possible. My family brings me joy and strength. Being a mother is a whole new world for me and one that I am fully embracing. Now, I just have to be patient and wait a few seasons to get my baby on the slopes with me!