Branch Manager, NMLS 1510393
John joined the Family Mortgage Team in 2016 and quickly fell in love with helping his clients find the ideal mortgage to suit their unique circumstances and achieve their personal financial goals. Having been directly impacted by the “Great Recession” in 2008, he has developed an educational system to empower his clients to make informed decisions regarding their real estate financing options. He encourages his clients to adopt a strategic mindset when evaluating their long-term housing goals by thinking beyond closing and reminding them that buying a home is not just a financial investment; it’s also an investment in their family’s future. Ranked in the Top 1% of residential mortgage loan originators in the U.S. in 2021, he continues to pursue professional growth and has recently become CDLP™ (Certified Divorce Lending Professional) certified by the Divorce Lending Association. When not working, John enjoys traveling to new places and he is currently planning to explore Iceland next.
Partner, Senior Vice President of Production
A native of Buffalo, NY, Scott attended the University of Buffalo and later followed his passion of skiing the Rockies to Colorado where he pursued his studies at The University of Colorado in Boulder. In 1989, Scott relocated to Atlanta to continue his career in commercial real estate asset management and worked with banks, life insurance companies and private investors managing commercial office buildings. Ten years later—after winning the coveted TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) International award multiple years– Scott established his mortgage company, The Family Mortgage Team of Georgia, based on a desire to assist people in one of the biggest investment decisions of their lives. He continues to further enhance his knowledge and expertise and has achieved several professional designations, including: CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Manager); CRMS (Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist) from the National Association of Mortgage Brokers; and then finally, CDLP™ (Certified Divorce Lending Professional) from the Divorce Lending Association.
Branch Operations Manager
Jeanne joined Family Mortgage in 2001 to assist Scott with his fast growing company during a major refinance “boom.” Within months her role grew to encompass office operations, marketing, accounting and HR. As a result, her “temporary job to help her husband out” became an opportunity to utilize her vast business background in commercial real estate, accounting and office management to create her new career in the mortgage industry, where she now happily serves as the LeaderOne Financial Corporation’s Georgia Branch Marketing Director and Business Development Specialist for The Family Mortgage Team. She also serves as Editor of “Family Secrets;” the Team Cheerleader… and her husband’s biggest fan.
Justin graduated from Emory University in 2008 with a degree in Medical Imaging. He changed gears and served as a Food & Beverage Manager until he came to The Family Mortgage Team in February 2020. Justin works closely with John to structure loans and estimates tailored to each client’s specific needs. He plays a vital role in ensuring our clients have a world class experience throughout the loan process. He is a die-hard UGA football fan, enjoys playing golf and spending lake days with his wife, his two sons, along with his two dogs.
Loan Officer Assistant, NMLS 986405
Wendi is a licensed mortgage professional who works directly with the loan officer to be sure we have a perfect loan application and assists you with gathering the proper documentation. She is an expert at anticipating what the underwriter will ask for and collecting it from you upfront in an effort to avoid delays and stress later in the process. A Texas native, Wendi is a life-long Dallas Mavericks fan and loves watching their games. She also enjoys spending time with her extended family, her fiancé, and her daughter.
After serving as an educator for 25 years, Kristi shifted into Real Estate for a short period, and then came to join our team in February 2021. Her role as a Loan Processing Assistant is to focus on the front-end and back-end of the loan process. She orders appraisals and titles early in the process and then schedules closings toward the end. Her primary goal is to provide borrowers with detailed instructions that help the closing process go as smoothly as possible. Kristi is an Atlanta-native, has 2 beautiful children, and has been happily married for 30 years. She loves watching college football and cooking meals with her husband.
Ashley graduated from Georgia State University in 2007 with a degree in Communications. She joined The Family Mortgage Team in February 2020 and has a background in Marketing & Advertising. Her focus on your satisfaction is a top priority from the moment you contact our office. She also manages our website, CRM, advertising, and social media so we can continue to stay connected and top-of-mind. Ashley is a Georgia-native and loves spending time with her husband and her toy aussie. She also enjoys playing competitive soccer, watching LSU football, movies, and fishing on Lake Lanier.
Success Manager, NMLS 1724490
In her 12 years as a mortgage loan processor with The Family Mortgage Team, Cheryl developed a passion for helping educate people on the mortgage process and helping them see that the path to home ownership is easier than they think. She uses her expertise to help educate and guide our clients through the loan process and get them to the closing table with efficiency and accuracy. Cheryl is a near-native with deep roots in the Marietta area where she grew up. She is a “bonus” Mom to 4 children, an avid Braves fan, a “foodie”, and a wine collector.