Although Parker was born in Colorado, he has always had personal ties to North Carolina. Both of his grandmothers lived in North Carolina, and he spent much of his time there making memories and enjoying the vegetation he couldn’t find in Colorado. After graduating from Fort Lewis College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, he decided to make the move to Asheville. He traded in his breakfast burritos for chicken biscuits, and has never looked back.
After experiencing a stressful first homebuying experience in early 2021, Parker saw an opportunity for improvement in many areas, including communication, clarity of information provided, loan processing timeliness, and general professionalism. He knew that he could bridge these gaps in the process for clients himself, and saw a great chance to do so by joining the West Asheville branch of GoPrime. He decided to take matters into his own hands and help his own clients get into their dream homes by making their transitions as comfortable and worry-free as possible.
Although new to the mortgage industry, Parker has climbed the corporate ladder to lead, supervisory, to leadership roles in all of his previous positions. During his tenure as a civil engineering inspector, he was tasked with overseeing many multi-million dollar construction projects in both Colorado and North Carolina. He worked hard to obtain over 10 specialty certifications in just three years, and became knowledgeable in many areas of the horizontal and vertical construction processes. Put simply, he saw a challenge and took it head on.
Parker is bilingual and has spent time in both Colombia and Thailand. He loves connecting with other cultures in and out of his community, and volunteers frequently, including teaching on the Southern Ute reservation, working with Latin immigrants to help them understand their rights, translating parent-teacher conferences for Latino children, tutoring English, and teaching outdoor education to children. He plans to use his Spanish speaking skills to reach out to Latin communities around Asheville and Western North Carolina.