Get To Know René Canler

René is an educator at heart. As a public servant for 18 years, serving as a public school teacher, assistant principal, and principal, his desire to work with Root Mortgage was as clear as its mission: cultivate relationships, educate clients, and offer exceptional service. These attributes resonated with his determination as a public school educator and continue to this day, now shifting his advocacy towards you.
As a Latino, raised in the city of Chicago by a single parent mom, René learned several things from the world around him. Access is as integral as competence; Strength comes from advocacy and support; Love and patience are the only true combatants to hate and ignorance. These three ideas define how he sees his role as your mortgage advisor.

  • Aim to provide access. Whether it's into your dream home, investment opportunity, or refinance, one of his goals will be to educate on the nuances of your loan, brainstorm options, and offer financial insight as needed.
  • Advocate for you and your family, as well as support you throughout the loan process. Partnering with you and your team to thoughtfully strategize on securing your desired home will be a part of your work together.
  • Available for questions and brainstorming. He hopes to show that patience and love will be the foundation of how he functions and will be available to support you throughout this process.

René is fluent in both, English and Spanish, and loves the opportunity to practice his bilingualism! He is married to his rock, Niki, and together they have been blessed with three healthy and energetic children; Mya (13) and twins, Malia and Logan (10).
Even though he has left his role as a school principal, René finds it to be an honor to partner with Root Mortgage as a Mortgage Advisor. However, he sees the real privilege is to work for you and help you reach your goals of homeownership.


Heather White
Loan Partnering Manager
NMLS 1456430

Every experience throughout our buying process was always positive.

Every experience throughout our buying process was always positive. The team was always attentive and available to for assistance and my wife and I felt that they were working for our best interest.