John Elston’s career in finance and lending began in 1981 with Security Pacific National Bank; presently, he is embarking on nearly 40 years in the industry. Throughout that time, he has functioned in a variety of roles, including teaching classes in banking, finance and lending for Los Angeles Unified School District and working full-time as a senior loan officer and as a manager before coming to WCC in 2009.
For John, it’s the act of assisting his borrowers that matters most. “I enjoy putting people into homes, helping them with refinancing, and sharing information with others about finance and homeownership,” he says. “I also enjoy teaching homeownership classes, which I do for various professionals organizations and with real estate agents on a regular basis.”
Community service is also one of John’s highest priorities. He is Executive Vice President the University of California Irvine Black Alumni Chapter, and has been actively involved with the university since graduation. He was also youth director for Cerritos Lanes youth bowling program for over ten years, and was recognized for developing the program into the third largest youth program in the United States.
In his spare time, John is also a professional wedding photographer with over 40 years of photography experience. “I’m also an awesome cook, grill master and baker,” he says. John lives in Cerritos with his wife and has three children.
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