After many years as a Seattle radio journalist, Sara has made her grand return to mortgage banking. She grew up in the industry, working for her dad’s small company outside Kansas City, Missouri as a teenager. Post-college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she returned as a loan originator and company Vice President. She and her family saw the unsavory practices of some of their peers during those pre-recession years and prided themselves in offering fair and honest services to their community.
Now, Sara says it’s a relief to return to a changed industry. “There’s no more room for the bad guys. There’s more accountability, which may add to my workload, but I love it. It’s for all the right reasons.” She says she wouldn’t even be in finance again if it weren’t for Salmon Bay Community Lending and Ruby Grynberg. Sara jumped at the opportunity to work with her. “When I first met Ruby in 2006, I recognized her approach to mortgage banking. She is the Loan Officer I hoped I was: thorough, authentic, savvy, and honest. And she’s somehow managed to build an entire company of such individuals who also happen to be hilarious and wonderful people.”
Sara can still be found around the Seattle area with her microphone and headphones, as she continues to produce freelance radio pieces for local and national outlets.