Ben Llanes has a passion for seeing people succeed. His transparent mortgage approach allows him to educate customers and make lifelong friends. Ben’s relentless work ethic and genuine leadership are just part of the keys to his success. For these reasons, Ben is our October 2022 Employee Spotlight. Check out his Q&A below.
How long have you been at AFL:
I have been at AFL for three years.
What is your role:
I am a Sr. Loan Originator.
Before working here, what was an interesting job you had:
I was a personal trainer throughout Los Angeles.
What has been your favorite part of working here:
My favorite part of working here is the culture and opportunities I have every day. The opportunity to build a book of business and help homeowners find financial success. It’s a win-win!
If you could do any other job here, what would it be:
I had the opportunity to be in management for 18 months. That was great! But my current position is perfect for my work-life balance and personal goals. I couldn’t see myself in any other position right now.
What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work:
I love working out, playing guitar, and spending quality time with my wife and kids.
What is your hidden talent:
Probably guitar. I have been playing for a long time.
What is your favorite quote:
“Nothing is happening to you; only for you. All seemingly negative external events are nothing but stepping-stones of creation that provide you with the tools you will need to become all you’re meant to be in this life.” – Wes Watson