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Conversations with the Inspiring Alix Clowser

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alix Clowser.

Alix, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Four years ago, a buddy of mine volunteered me to drive a perfect stranger home after a get-together. This stranger completely changed my life. She told me about her upcoming move to Florida and how devastated she was to be leaving her job. Myself, miserable with my current job as a nanny/nursing student-was thinking “yeah okay-nobody actually has a job that great, where they’re this upset to leave” – but she genuinely was. I asked her as many questions as possible in that 20-minute car ride. She told me she was looking for someone to replace her position and that she thought I’d be a great fit. She asked me to forward my resume to her right then, so she could forward it to her boss and get me an interview. After I dropped her off, I emailed her my resume, three days later, I had an interview, and got the job.

In 2015, I started as the receptionist for Veterans United Home Loans of San Diego. three months later they asked me to get my Mortgage license and start processing loans as a Jr. Transaction Coordinator. Seven months later I became a full scope TC. One year later, I became the Operations Assistant, and in April of 2017, I started working remotely and moved back to the East Coast (where I am originally from). March 7th, I was offered a Loan Officer position, under the condition that I move back to San Diego (hard sell, haha). My wife and I packed up our life in three little weeks, drove across the entire country in just four days, and April 1st, 2019 was my first formal day back in the office. I have poured four passionate years into this company and I couldn’t be more excited to serve all of my clients in a much bigger way.

Has it been a smooth road?
The reality of life is that regardless of what path you choose, it will never be 100% paved. Does that mean you can’t get to where you’re going? Not at all; it just means you need to find an alternate route. After I received this past promotion and moved my life in three weeks, I have encountered quite a few roadblocks. I moved into my apartment on March 30th, the moving company with literally all of my belongings-still isn’t here and it’s the second week of April. I have been sleeping on an air mattress for two weeks, and the only thing in my house at this moment is a TV I bought from BestBuy at 9 pm. I have understood Murphy’s Law better than I ever have before, but at the same time, I have never been so appreciative of all the things I do have. Although I’ve run into quite a few uncomfortable, inconvenient, and unideal situations, I know these situations are just temporary. Night always returns to day, and the bigger picture is most important. Whatever you go through, it may seem like you’re going through it for an eternity-but in the grand scheme of things, it’s only a blink of time. Remember that-and your trials will seem less burdensome.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Veterans United Home Loans of San Diego story. Tell us more about it.
Veterans United Home Loans is the Number One VA Lender in the country-no really, Google it. We are usually found on Fortunes list of Top 100 Greatest Places To Work. As a Loan Officer for the San Diego branch, I specialize in education and facilitation of the VA Home Loan Benefit. I also perform miracles on the side (just kidding, that’s part of the job description).

I am known for my wealth of knowledge regarding VA loan products and the home buying process as a whole. My prompt responses, proactive approach-and undeniable wit, and hilarity.

I am most proud of the way my company serves our customers. Under promise, over deliver-always. We put the client’s needs and well being above our paycheck-always. We value education and make it a focal point in our brand. We hold FREE in-house VA Home Loan Benefit seminars on the first Wednesday and first Saturday of every month-come by and check it out!

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Promotions don’t happen overnight, hard work doesn’t always pay off immediately, and not every single day is going to be positive and productive. However, if you love what you do, are passionate about what you bring to the table and have a good work-life balance, you will have a beautiful career. Be both patient and persistent.

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Tensley B. Clowser

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