As a resident of the Lake Ronkonkoma/Farmingville area for over 30 years, I have dedicated my time to giving back to my communities in any way I can. I attended school in the Connetquot school district. After graduating high school I spent time working as a Residential and Commercial Loan officer in Melville. After a year or so, I realized my reach was limited in what I was able to do for my clients, so I made the jump to retail banking. I started employment with Chase Bank working for 6 years as a business banker, then spent 5 years with Capital One working as Market Manager, and 2 years as a Branch Manager at People’s United Bank. I am now helping to build one of the most successful Mortgage start-ups in the country at Better.com. As a Processing Manager, my team specializes in NY based lending and self employment income.
Community Impact-wise, I work with a few non-profits but one that is near and dear to me is Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement teaches financial literacy to students across the country. In my banking career I’ve served on both Capital One’s and People’s Board of Community relations, overseeing our impact on Long Island. As someone who grew up in a household where finances weren’t always managed properly, I truly believe one of the most important things you can learn is how to take care of your family’s financial wellness. I have taught over 70 classrooms in the past 10 years and continue to educate students all over Long Island.
I have now been an active member of the Farmingville Chamber for 2 years and am thankful for the opportunity to serve as a Director of the best chamber on Long Island. I feel that my experiences both in event planning and financial analysis will help guide the Chamber to many continued years of growth and prosperity. Together, we can help Farmingville one business at a time!