Sheila Gower is presently a senior mortgage consultant with American Portfolio mortgage located in Homewood, Illinois and is licensed to serve clients in Illinois and Indiana. Specializing in residential financing for one to four unit properties, hundreds of borrowers have benefited from choosing Sheila to assist with a purchase or refinance mortgage transaction. She strives to provide comprehensive mortgage solutions with a high degree of knowledge, professionalism, and customer service. Sheila is proud of the work that she does with Homebuyer Workshops, educating and assisting people to realize their goal of homeownership. Sheila began her career in financial services as an agent with Prudential Insurance Company licensed to sell home, health, auto, and homeowners insurance. Adept at establishing trust and credibility, she also sold real estate for Julie Davis Realtors in Springfield Illinois where she was nominated “Rookie of the Year” and later with Baird & Warner Realtors in Homewood Illinois. She began mortgage financing in 1991 as a management trainee for Bankfinancial in Olympia Fields, IL working in mortgage origination, processing, and loan servicing. She worked with several mortgage companies including Westwind Mortgage and Woodfield Planning Corporation. Notable is her 10 years of mortgage consulting with Irwin Financial finding a niche serving low to moderate income home buyers, first-time buyers and single females. Her work in credit counseling helped to improve the financial life of many clients. Sheila received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a member of the Illinois Association of Mortgage Brokers, (IAMB) National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) and holds a State of Illinois Teacher Certificate. Her work with WINGS (Women in Nurturing and Godly Sisterhood), a mentoring program for girls, is very near and dear to her heart. She resides in Matteson, Illinois and enjoys reading, traveling, and working with youth.