I am a 28 year resident of Woodstock, Illinois originally from West Rogers Park,Chicago. I have 23+ years of experience in finance, with 22 years in the mortgage lending industry. I was the recipient of the Corporation For Affordable Homes of McHenry County (CAHMCO), American Dream Award in 1999, recognizing my commitment to help first-time home buyers. That same year I received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congressman Donald Manzullo for service to the community. I am an active member of the Woodstock Noon Rotary Club, former councilman for the City of Woodstock, board member of District 200 Education Foundation and serve on the fundraising committee of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, a non-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.