Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in: I began my career in the financial industry when I was looking for a full-time job to pay for my Business Management Bachelor’s degree. I fell in love with the field and utilized my degree to move up within the industry. What is your current position? Currently I am a Compliance Coordinator and also do Real Estate part-time. Why did you choose the field/profession you are in today? After being in management at the branch level, I grew a knack for the auditing and compliance aspect of the financial world. What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2018? My greatest accomplishment would have to be taking my New Jersey Real Estate Exam in January 2018 and obtaining five clients (two investors and three homebuyers) How do you manage the work/life balance? I make sure that I create a weekly agenda where I allow myself to have me and family time and also time to perfect my craft as well. Who or what has been the strongest influence on your career? My strongest influence in my career would have to be my sons, Braylon (7) and Carter (5). I want to show them by example that you can reach any goals you have set with discipline, ambition, and persistence.