Jen Strickler began her career in residential lending in 2004 with Trident Mortgage in the Philadelphia region. She started as a “closer,” preparing all the settlement documents. Before long Jen was promoted to processing. She enjoyed working directly with buyers and agents. One day senior management at Trident approached her about a new insurance joint venture they were starting in her hometown with Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Services. Without delay, she shifted gears and became an insurance agent! “It was one of the highlights of my career and such an honor! We worked hard to get the insurance agency off the ground. I’m proud of how far the agency has come in the last 14 years,” Jen explains. She stayed with the company for 6 years until the president of her insurance agency retired.
“Right around that time, Morgan Stanley had approached me about joining a large brokerage team to do business development. Again, it was another career milestone and flattering endeavor.” She passed the series 7, 66, & 33, all financial licensing requirements and “very tough tests.” She spent several years as a financial advisor but felt guided back to the mortgage industry in 2013. “I’m proud of my strong background & knowledge in the related fields, but it’s mortgage that I have always felt at home. My wide experience serves my mortgage clients well. It’s been the perfect journey,” Jen says.
Jen Strickler is a graduate of Elizabethtown College. She has two daughters 21 & 24. She enjoys being adventurous, whether it’s riding her motorcycle or competing in obstacle/mud races. She relaxes with a nice red wine and enjoys working in her flower beds. Jen spends a lot of time fixing up her small craftsman home. She lives there with her best friend & partner, Dennis. Living right outside of beautiful Mt Gretna allows them access to hiking and mountain biking trails, both enjoyed activities.