Cathy was born in Huntingdon Beach, California, but moved to Pittsburgh with her family when she was 8 years old, so she considers herself a native Pittsburgher. She has vast knowledge and true understanding which comes from working in various positions in the banking and mortgage industries for the last 30+ years. She got her start as a Title Searcher for a title & appraisal company, was promoted to Customer Service Rep and then to outside Sales Rep. From there, she worked at Mellon Bank for 10 years, starting as a Special Marketing Manager, moved to a credit underwriter position, then a supervisor in the audit/billing department, and ended her banking career as a District Consumer Loan Manager. Cathy has worked as mortgage originator since 1996 and joined Holland Mortgage Advisors in 2006.
Cathy truly wants to help people make sound financial decisions, live the dream of homeownership, save money and achieve a better financial position. She attributes her success in the industry to her extensive knowledge and experience in the field, and the fact that she really loves what she does. The best part of her job, she says, is watching first-time homebuyers accept the keys to their first home, and saving clients tens of thousands of dollars. Cathy received the 5 Star Mortgage Professional Award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and also received numerous Premier Achievement Awards when she was with Mellon Bank.
When she is not working, Cathy enjoys spending time with her husband John, her 3 children, and other family members. Besides her career as a Mortgage Advisor, Cathy’s passions include her Catholic faith, cooking, gardening, sports, particularly hockey and football, and watching live entertainment. Cathy and her husband make their home in Mt. Lebanon.
Cathy is a phenomenal mortgage advisor. She works diligently to find you the best rates and is always available to help you. She really knows the mortgage business well. I highly recommend Cathy for all your mortgage needs.- Hirsch C.
I have known Cathy since 1997. She has helped me to secure multiple mortgage loans/refi's. And she has helped other members of my family, as well. In addition to securing financing for my personal residence, Cathy has advised me many times over the years as I have invested in real estate. She has expertise and a wide network of real-estate-related providers who have been critical in getting deals done. There are so many people who jump into the mortgage lending business with little experience and, frankly, questionable character. Cathy is a career professional with decades of experience. Real estate transactions are seldom cut-and-dried. Cathy can see the problems ahead and steer her clients around the problems. As for integrity, she earns a 10 on a scale of 1-10. I suppose that everyone in the business will tell you that they are on your side. With Cathy, that is true.- Peter D.
Cathy had all the answers to my many, many questions. She was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to get me the best in purchasing the home. I felt like she was my friend in the very short time that I spent with her. I liked her very much and would recommend her to anyone who needed her services.- Anna C.
Cathy was so very helpful to me - Could not have done it without her! I was buying a place on my own and she helped me every step of the way. I would highly recommend her!! There is so much to do when buying a place, paperwork and all, and she made everything so much easier. Very personable and caring. Just loved working with her.- Sharon L.