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Employee Spotlight: Ashley Nikzad

Ashley Nikzad

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From the moment she joined AdvantageFirst Lending, Ashley Nikzad has been an asset to the team. From her 13+ years of mortgage experience to her excellent customer service, she has become invaluable to her clients as well as to other AFL employees.

Ashley’s competitive background has allowed her to thrive, which is why she’s our May Employee Spotlight. Here’s her Q&A.

How long have you been at AFL:
1 year and 4 months (Since Jan 7, 2019)

What is your role:
Processing Manager

Before working here, what was an interesting job you had:
Gatorade Hydration Specialist for the summers in College at USC.

What has been your favorite part of working here: 
The people

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work:
Triathlon, hikes, exercise and spending time with my hubby

What is your hidden talent:
Was previously able to run a sub 5’30 mile and could do a flip throw in for soccer

What is your favorite quote: 
Powerful Beyond Measure (PBM)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates other.”

Any other fun facts?
Finished 6 Ironman competitions, played collegiate Div 1 Women’s soccer at USC and as a youth I played for the junior National soccer team and had 6 international caps with the team.

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