Because I am passionate about financial security, I enjoy working with and helping people, and I love the the intellectual stimulation that comes from the ever changing world of banking.
I grew up in the southern part of California and moved to Grants Pass when I was a senior in high school. Since then, I have fallen in love with southern Oregon and the Grants Pass area. I have two wonderful children and a beautiful grandbaby boy. I fell into banking in 2008 when I was going to school to become a math teacher. At that time, I developed a passion for helping people with financial needs and challenges. I have been with Umpqua Bank for the past 14 years, holding many positions within the footprint of the bank, however retail banking is where I thrive and plan to stay.