Innovative Health - Spring 2018
Quick… what is Flint, Mich. known
for? What do people think about
first when they hear “Flint”? We
will never be the first to say it, but
a lot of people in the area and
around the world might refer to
the Water Crisis, or a heavy burden
of social needs, or the residue of
the shrinking auto industries and
Wake up, people, far and wide.
Flint is roaring back. People are fast to cite
negative statistics, but readers of Innovative
Health Magazine know that there are many
bright spots these days—the Water Crisis
subsiding, a revitalized downtown, and
lively programs and attractions.
There is a human barometer of Flint’s
environment, and we are happy to
introduce her to you. Who better to sense
the changes happening and about to
happen? Whose business is it to spot trends
and respond responsibly? Who needs to
understand the underlying basics of a local
economy and the promises? To know what
is underfoot… and over the horizon?
The answer to our quiz is: The person in
the trenches of the real estate business and
home mortgages. And the embodiment of
that professional—what we call Flint and
Genesee County’s “human barometer”—is
Dione Oliver of Ross Mortgage.
Dione is not only a “barometer” of trends.
She is a walking encyclopedia of facts and
stats and values and the latest regulations
of banks and government—old, new and
those changing. Beyond these talents, she
has optimism and creativity in her portfolio.
She sizes up situations, sees the best paths
for home buyers to consider, and instills
Any of these skills could serve as titles, but
Ross Mortgage calls her Senior Loan Officer
and Branch Manager (Flint office). And
customers have called her “The Mortgage
Lady” so often that it’s right there, on her
Her affinity for all things Flint comes
naturally, as the 40-something powerhouse
T H E L O A N A R R A N G E R R I D E S A G A I N !
A PASSION TO
BY RICK MARSCHALL