Elaine has worked with SBA 504 lending for over two decades. She brings experience from two other 504 lenders in the Carolinas to her director role at BEFCOR. Her experience spans marketing, packaging, underwriting, closing, and servicing in 504 loans and other economic development loan programs. She is passionate about helping emerging and expanding companies obtain 504 loans and find resources for financing.
Elaine is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University and received an MBA from Winthrop University. She is a native of Loris, South Carolina.
Elaine’s hobbies include baking and spending time with family.
A note from Elaine:Occasionally, someone will ask why I chose a career in the SBA 504 world. My response is simple, “I enjoy working with small businesses, and I believe the 504 program is a great tool.” Over the years of assisting businesses with their financing needs, I have worked with micro and seed capital candidates, 100+ year old family-owned companies, multi-location businesses, and everything in between. I have heard incredible stories of perseverance, including one business owner who actually lived in the back of her leased business space because she could not afford both an apartment and a building for her brand new venture. When she asked me for assistance with financing her first building several years later, I welcomed the opportunity. Her story and countless others inspire me. I truly believe helping businesses grow makes a difference. The SBA 504 loan program makes it possible!