About Roy

Initially, the company was started by Roy McGovern to offer thanks and praise to the two health systems that saved his life. Roy survived two battles with stage four brain and spinal cancer, and so he felt it necessary in his heart to give back in any way possible. While having a mortgage background for the previous 17 years, he felt as though he could begin doing mortgage transactions and then donating a portion of his personal income back to these two hospitals.
 

But as time passed, Roy’s Umbrella became increasingly popular not only because of the financial help and mortgage assistance offered; but also from donations Roy personally made to the pediatric cancer center. In an effort to help lighten the mood of children while they received their chemotherapy and radiation, Roy had a large mural with a jungle theme that wrapped through the walls and treatment rooms. The hope was to distract the children in a positive way while some of the kids fought for their lives. (This mural stands as a snapshot of Roy’s personality, and his willingness to help in any way possible.)
 

And while going through an inconceivable battle with multiple reconstructive surgeries and harrowing bouts with chemotherapy and radiation, he always wanted to start a family. And throughout all of the cynical outlooks on his long-term health, Roy truly beat the odds and became married in 2012, and then becoming the father of twin boys; Vance Eric and Benjamin Roy McGovern. His wonderful wife was a nurse at U.C. Davis and Sutter, and has become his new life coach.

About Roy