For this week's blog post, we interviewed Paige Omohundro, TSAHC's Homeownership Finance Manager. Paige oversees our down payment assistance and other home buyer programs, helping thousands of Texas families become homeowners each year.
Under her tenure, TSAHC has expanded the options we provide to help meet the varying needs of Texas home buyers.
Below is our interview with Paige to help you get to know her a little better.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m from San Antonio and a native Texan. I am the middle child flanked by two amazing sisters. Our mother is the source of all my strength and inspiration. She raised my sisters and me with the help of a supportive and loving extended family. And, I’m very fortunate to have married my adventurous husband, Brian, three years ago. We just recently bought our first home together after living in a 785 foot loft and hope to begin our own family soon. Needless to say, my family is my prized possession.
2. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
My education is incredibly important to me, but my most rewarding experience was running the 2004 Motorola Marathon in Austin. After a grueling five months of training, my entire family came out to watch me. It was truly a beautiful day. If you come by to visit, you’ll find a framed poster and my medal displayed on my office wall.
3. What do you enjoy most about working at TSAHC?
This January, I will celebrate ten years at TSAHC. The collaboration and teamwork amongst staff and our partners brings me joy. I am surrounded by mission-driven folks on a daily basis. Plain and simple --together we get stuff done!
4. What do you like to do in your free time?
Much to the detriment of my health and wallet, my husband and I love to eat. We are big foodies. We enjoy trying new restaurants and food trailers, making sure to always visit our favorite restaurant Uchi for special occasions. To balance my vice of food, I also love yoga and a good spin class.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I love to travel. My favorite spot changes with each new trip. However, my husband and I dream of retiring to Tulum, Mexico. We love the beauty of the white beaches, aquamarine water and the open-water pools called “cenotes” that can be found throughout the Yucatán Peninsula. We’re learning Spanish next year.
6. What book has influenced you the most?
I’m an avid reader and highly recommend this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, All the Light We Cannot See. You won’t be disappointed. I’ve been greatly influenced by my grandfather who came to America from the former country of Czechoslovakia. He lived the American dream and served proudly in the United States Air Force flying B-17s as a bombardier during WWII. I will read just about any novel that is set during this time period and/or tells the story of immigrants coming to America.
7. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Whether it’s a big name headlining at the Moody Theater or a local musician playing at the neighborhood bar, I love it all. I’ve also been to nearly every Austin City Limits Music Festival since its launch in 2002. But some standout concerts include Radiohead, Ryan Adams and P!nk. Each band possesses a unique style and talent that I’d never seen before.
8. What one piece of advice would you give to your childhood self?
“Be brave. You have no idea how confident you will become, so why wait!”
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