didn’t find my career path, it found me,” explains Angela Roche, senior loan concierge at Element Funding in Davidson. Angela and her husband, Brad, met after a high school basketball game; he was on the opposing team. “We’ve been married for almost 20 years,” she says, “and we have two sons: Bradley, 19, and Jacob, 17. During high school, when the Michigan native needed a part-time job, she turned to her boyfriend’s father, who owned a mortgage company. Angela started working there after school, making workbooks for home-buying workshops, eventually moving her way up to other responsibilities. “My father-in-law taught me the mortgage industry inside and out and was by far the best teacher/mentor that I have ever had,” Angela says proudly. She chose to make a career in the mortgage industry, and she and Brad continue to work together to this day.
“Brad received an opportunity to open a mortgage branch for a company when the economy was in recession. He accepted it, and we moved to Lake Norman,” she recalls. Having worked in the mortgage field since high school, the couple has had their fair share of ups and downs. One thing they have learned is what works for them. “Teamwork, respect for each other and each other’s position, patience, listening intentionally, hard work, and an appreciation for our complementary qualities are the keys to our success,” she points out. Angela also advises that genuine dedication and sincerity are evident in how the job is done and how customers are treated. Angela has a true passion about her position to be able to help families achieve their dreams. “I truly care about our clients, our business, and our partners— and serving them well,” she says. “I think that shines through in the work we do.” When speaking of her sons and husband, Angela shines with pride. “Seeing my sons grow up to be respectable, compassionate, responsible, smart and strong Godfearing young men has been the best accomplishment in my life,” she beams. Bradley attends UNC Wilmington, and Jacob, a senior at Lake Norman High School, is
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