Get to Know Us: Kris
What led you to become a Mortgage Broker?
Prior to having our first son, my wife Erin was working for a Mortgage Broker here in Edmonton and he ended up approaching me in regards to joining him while she was on maternity leave. My previous experience in sales and the customer service industry were a great asset towards becoming a Mortgage Broker - I love dealing with people on a daily basis and I spend a lot of time researching the best products available for my clients. I completed my licensing as a Mortgage Broker in 2006, and joined the Innovative team as a co-owner and Mortgage Broker in 2008.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Interacting with people and finding strategic solutions. Mortgages are not black and white - there are many things to consider when negotiating mortgage financing on behalf of a client and I like to think outside the box to come up with the best possible solution for them.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Woodworking and making beer. I recently purchased a CNC router that allows me to carve pretty much anything into many different kinds of materials, so I like to spend time creating different designs and making things for my friends and family.
What personal mantra do you live by?
Treat all people as equals.