Name: Deb Vallow.
Age: Age is a state of mind.
Business name: Reverse Mortgage Funding; 804-363-5279 (Virginia Area Code, but Sun City West resident); email@example.com; NMLS: 222278; nmlsconsumeracces.org.
Town/neighborhood: Sun City West.
Personal background highlights: My husband and I have been coming out to Sun City West for years to visit and finally decided it was time to move here to be close to our family. I am originally from Michigan, but have lived in Florida, Texas and Virginia. My husband, Troy, and I work together and have been married more than 30 years. Even better, we are expecting our first grandchild this summer!
Professional background highlights: I started my career at General Motors. After Troy and I married, I joined him working for a travel incentive company that allowed us to travel extensively for business. After he retired from there, we moved to Virginia where we opened a couple of businesses in the home building industry. After the housing crash, we moved into mortgage lending and are now doing reverse mortgages exclusively.
What I do: I love what I do because of the people that I get to meet and work with. Seniors have the most interesting lives and stories and being able to help them reach their financial goals is something that I am really proud of.
What I like most about doing business here: My mother-in-law said that we would meet the friendliest people in Sun City West because we are all from somewhere else, and she was right.
What am I promoting: My husband and I know that people have questions about reverse mortgages and we want to be your local source for answers.
What I’m excited about and why: I am excited about our new grandbaby! I am also excited to explore all of the great things Arizona and the West has to offer.
Favorite community cause and why: I am drawn to causes related to Alzheimer’s, dementia and ways to support the person, their caregivers and their families.
My interest and hobbies: I am an avid runner and love to work in my yard. I am that crazy person you see running around the neighborhood in the morning. Right now I am learning about our desert landscape and what works here and what doesn’t, it’s just a tiny bit different than East Coast gardening.
People who inspire me and how: I am inspired by people who give selflessly; they do what is needed and are always thinking how to make things better for others.
My guiding philosophy: If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.
My advice to today’s youth: Follow your heart, if school isn’t for you, go into the trades, there are so many ways to define success. Decide for yourself.
Editor’s Note: For those who have questions about ABCs membership, call Lori Tone at 623-214-2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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