Loan advisors put experience to work
The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce has breathed new life into the voting process of another quarter of the Sandy Area Sensational (SAS) Business award with three new nominees.
Among the top three nominees for this quarter's award, to be celebrated at the chamber's next quarterly luncheon, are Buddha Kat Winery, Peak Mortgage and H&R Block.
The Sandy Post will feature each nominated business in an effort to better inform the community's voting process in the coming weeks.
To vote, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z9GYXBY. The last day to submit your vote is Monday, May 14.
Brian Patterson and Paula Siverly of Peak Mortgage, 39120 Proctor Blvd., have been serving the Sandy community — by advising people on home loans and getting involved with annual events — for a combined 25 years.
"I get the biggest amount of joy out of helping someone buy a house for the first time," Patterson noted. "If we can overcome a set of challenges and get them into a house or keep them in a house, we do whatever we can. ... Once we get them into a house, it's so fulfilling."
As a team, Patterson and Siverly help a diverse group of people finance their dreams.
For Patterson, that diversity is what makes his job so rewarding and enjoyable.
"Every person has a set of unique challenges," Patterson said. "So, every day of work is different."
Patterson also appreciates that his position as a branch manager and loan adviser allows him to have a flexible schedule and plan adequate time to spend with his family and volunteering.
Patterson recently was named the president of the Sandy Area Chamber Board, and he and Siverly are regular sponsors of the family night of the Chamber's Sandy Music Fair and Feast. Siverly also is involved with the Welches Schools' Parent Teacher Community Organization.
There's even a space just for compiling gift baskets to donate for local raffles in the Peak Mortgage office.
"If it's community building and supports the large community employers, then we're usually in on it," Patterson noted. "I like to know my neighbors and know my community, so I like to get out and give my time … strengthen my community."
"My business has evolved out of me contributing to my community," Siverly added. "I think the pulse of the community is the volunteers that get involved."