Kaylyn Dawley, Office Guru
Kaylyn has been a part of the Rose City Mortgage family for over a decade. She came to us as the receptionist at 19 and grew into the Office Guru that she is today. She was born in Washington and grew up in Portland so she is a true NW native. She is passionate about having fun in life, so when the opportunity came up for her to move to Florida with a friend, she knew it was the perfect chance to explore fun in new ways and places. She packed her things into her car, said a temporary goodbye and road tripped her way across the country with her sidekick dog, Jackson, by her side.
Of course, she couldn't stay away from her home for long. The sunny beaches and warm weather were a nice change of pace, but she missed her friends, family, and watching the seasons change throughout the year. She came back with a renewed sense of adventure and an even deeper love of the Northwest. "It's the norm here for people to recycle, buy local and seek out new foods. I felt like such an outsider for doing the simplest things." Her short time in Florida was exactly what she needed to jump start her creativity. "Being an outsider used to feel like a bad thing to me. I know that doing things differently doesn't mean one way is right or wrong. It means there are many ways to get things done and you can find solutions for almost anything when you think outside the box. Being an outsider isn't a bad thing at all."
Now, she's back at Rose City Mortgage ready to use what she has learned to keep us thinking outside the box too. Kaylyn works with the community by volunteering with Dress For Success Oregon as a Personal Shopper. "I didn't think I would ever find something that merged my love of fashion with my desire to help others and make an impact in my own community." Working one on one with women to help boost their confidence has taught her a lot about herself. She is able to really see the impact she is making in someone's life, which she says makes all the difference for her. "It's so much less abstract than donating money or doing more behind the scenes type of things. I get to meet the person I'm helping and see the change in their posture and smile, knowing that I was the one to help."
She loves to travel, go to music festivals and concerts with her boyfriend in her spare time. She takes on challenges head on and with enthusiasm, which is why you can rest easy knowing she's steering the ship at Rose City. Kaylyn keeps everything in order and does whatever she can to make sure her co-workers jobs are as stress free as possible, knowing that keeping them stress free keeps you stress free.
Contact Kaylyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-768-4248