Donella has lived in Oregon her entire life. She began her career in finance in 1997 to set an example for her three daughters about how important a strong work ethic is. Her foundation in the financial industry drove her interest in mortgages and the housing industry. She took a manager training course with 20 other mortgage professionals and finished at the top of her class, something she felt great pride in. This accomplishment solidified that she was headed in the right direction with her career.
By the time 2000 rolled around Donella was a mortgage broker. In 2002 she joined a small mortgage company and spent the next five years building strong relationships in the industry and local community. That company grew from two employees to seven, including four Loan Officers she trained and watched grow into highly successful workers.
A master of multi-tasking, she remembers in the beginning carting her children around the grocery store while simultaneously taking a mortgage application – young and full of energy Donella was excited about the future. In 2007 she became a part of a net branch, eventually climbing to a management position. She was ecstatic to be the leader of a bigger team and opening the door for more opportunities for her borrowers.
Having spent the majority of her early days dedicated to learning about the industry and specializing in first-time homebuyers, Donella cultivated a passion for teaching new buyers about the process of procuring a mortgage – she even taught education courses! She loved the feeling of pride she gained from bringing these clients to the closing table and handing over the keys to their own home.
Now working with VA, FHA, USDA, and Conventional loans, Donella works hard with each individual client to find the loan that fits their needs and goals. She prides herself in being creative and figuring out how to find a solution for specific situations.
When she is not working, Donella loves to spend time with her three successful and hard-working daughters. She enjoys gardening, taking walks outside and attending family functions.