So January 2, 2004 I landed in Burbank, Joe picked me up from the corner and we had to drive to Fontana to pick up the Paseo. Luckily they were running late and we got the car and I followed him back to Pasadena. I learned rather quickly the main difference between living on the East Coast for so long versus living on the West Coast when I woke up at 445am wide awake. It was good going back to all of the old stomping grounds. Seeing PCC, the old El Nido house, the santa anita mall. It was great.
2004 was the start of Discount National Mortgage. I drove down to San Diego early Monday morning and parked in front of the new office building.I stopped off at a VONS and had a small breakfast. Sean showed up and introduced me to the crew. David Lippe, Helena Steffen, and Gregg Smith were the most notable. Shaida Anzari, Scott Gorrie, Jason Struthers, and a few more that I cannot remember off of the top of my head. Most of 2004 was learning what I was capable of. I learned a lot about networking, setting up technology, graphics arts, I learned many many things. Our company name changed from Discount National Mortgage to One Mortgage Network, Inc.
Jocelyn and Molly moved to San Diego April 24th of that year. My mother had a stroke in early November and I was back in Jacksonville for a week, then back in San Diego. The year ended with Jocelyn and Molly and I enjoying our time watching the fireworks from the hill in La Jolla.
2005 was the year that I really blossomed, I learned how to do pay per click marketing and I also learned a software called salesforce.com, it was also the first year that we decided to put our toe into the reverse mortgage world, which was a great idea as it would work out really well for us. I finally found something that I was good at. The company was starting to take off. My folks moved to Los Angeles this year.
2006 was a year that we started to ramp up the reverse mortgage company, people were hired left and right, the two that stand out are Kristen Sieffert and Kimberly Kerrigan. The goal was to go wholesale and the following year we did. Molly started kindergarten at Los Penasquitos. Jocelyn was getting her footing in the technology world, even though she hated it.