Portland Chamber of Commerce Leadership Portland Class II Graduate. 2006-2007 Portland Chamber of Commerce Civic Non-Profit Volunteers of the Year (with Patti Cass-Strain). Gregory-Portland High School American Cancer Society Relay for Life Co-chair (2006 & 2007). Obtained Real Estate license in 1983 and Broker's license exam shortly thereafter. Received paralegal certification from The University of Texas at Arlington, while working in the mortgage industry. Provided loan modifications, administered all stages of default, including loans in bankruptcy, judicial & foreclosure proceedings.