Commercial Banker, VP with Bank of Central Florida. Been in banking for over 20 years, but have worked in Polk County since 2012. Prior to moving to BOCF, I was with BB&T for 7 years. At the beginning of my career, I worked in the Orlando market for SunTrust. The role includes expanding the relationship with existing commercial clients and bringing in new clients to the bank. I specialize in assisting with solutions for commercial lending and deposit services. I am a Florida native, grew up in the Lake Mary area, and moved to Winter Haven in 2009. I am a graduate of UCF, with Marketing and Public Relations degrees. The part of my job I enjoy the most is building long-term relationships with business owners and helping to support their companies’ needs for success and financial growth. While I am a great resource to my clients for their financial needs; I have care and compassion and try to do my best to get an understanding of what my clients really need to provide them with financial strength and wellness. I am also active in the community and feel that it is very important to give back to the communities in which we serve. I am the Secretary of the Winter Haven EDC, on the Board for the Humane Society of Polk County, We Care of Central Florida, and am a member of the Polk State Corporate College Advisory Board. I am a graduate of Leadership Winter Haven, Class XXXIII, and Leadership Polk, Class VII. My 2 boys are both very active in sports, so attending baseball, football and other seasonal sports take up a great deal of my family’s time. We are also Disney Passholders, and love going to the parks.