As part of this great new blog feature here on GreenStone FCS’s website, I will try to bring a little focus on GreenStone’s country living programs by giving you a glimpse into my life and hopefully a glimpse in the many opportunities to live, work and play in rural America. Let me give you a quick background on my life story.
I grew up on a small cash grain farm in St. Johns, Michigan. I have three older siblings, along with five nephews and three nieces. My wife, Lisa, and I met while we were students at Western Michigan University and now live just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan. We have a 13-month old daughter, Mary Elizabeth; she is all my pride and joy and will probably be the subject of many adventures as I continue with this blog.
I have worked at GreenStone for the past seven years as a credit analyst and loan officer. Of those seven years, I spent one year in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a credit analyst and the other six years in Ann Arbor, Michigan as a Financial Services Officer serving rural consumers. I love being involved in my local community, whether it is the local chambers, home builders associations, board of realtors or the Knights of Columbus.
Well, that’s the quick background about me. I hope it gives you a little insight on who will be writing on this blog. I hope to bring you the subjects that you want to hear about, which may include a how-to on construction loans, what’s involved in buying vacant land or sharing our family’s adventures as we introduce Mary to life in the Midwest. These are just some of the ways I hope to bring you closer to what GreenStone is all about…the success of its customers and the rural community.