Finding a niche and excelling in that field has been Maria Sandoval’s superpower for over 23 years. She has a knack for processing and finds joy in closing loans. Her extensive knowledge and background have allowed her to quickly become an asset to AdvantageFirst Lending’s Sales and Processing Teams and a favorite amongst customers. For these reasons, along with her warm smile, Maria is AFL’s September Employee Spotlight. Check out her Q&A below.
How long have you been at AFL:
October 18, 2021
What is your role:
Senior Loan Processor
Before working here, what was an interesting job you had:
I was a contract loan processor for 16 years.
What has been your favorite part of working here:
The way everyone works together as a team and the support I get from my direct manager, Annette.
If you could do any other job here what would it be:
I love what I do and closing loans, so I would say that staying in processing is my niche.
What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work:
Well, when I make myself actually disconnect from work 😊 I enjoy my time with my two boys and husband on the baseball or football field. My boys are very active in school and sports, so that takes a lot of my time, and I enjoy watching them play and compete.
What is your hidden talent:
I’m a really good baker.
What is your favorite quote:
“Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.”
Any other fun facts?
Yes, I’m obsessed with my dog Toby and have daily conversations with him…😊…