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WHO WE ARE

OUR TEAM

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Chairman

Joey Raymond

Chief Executive Officer

Tommy Tyma

Chief Loan Advisor

Clark Malcolm

Director of Operations

Cassie Dietrich

Director of Technology

York Myers

Vice President of Sales

Isai Guerrero

Vice President of Solutions

Scott Robinett

Lead Acquisition Manager

Tommy Beeso

Founder’s Club Loan Officer

Tyler Ermisch

Founder’s Club Loan Officer

Logan Mikesell

President’s Club Loan Officer

Nick Sclafani

President’s Club Loan Officer

Kyle Tudi

President’s Club Loan Officer

Skyler McCurdy

President’s Club Loan Officer

Billy Schneider

President’s Club Loan Officer

Dennis Gagnon

President’s Club Loan Officer

Dillon Miles

Sr. Executive Loan Officer

Tyrone Williams II

President’s Club Loan Officer

Kyle Combs

President’s Club Loan Officer

Logan Arredondo

Loan Officer

Chase Mansouri

Executive Loan Officer

Billy Donohue

Sr. Loan Officer

Jon Goldhammer

Sr. Loan Officer

Nick Sykes

Loan Officer

Laramie Martinez-Soto

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Jay Burke

Conditions Specialist

Louis Jenkins

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Katie Hodge

Loan Officer

Erin Tudi

Jr. Processing Manager

Chelsee Jacobs

Jr. Processor

Alexandria Croom

Sr. Processor

Isabel Lopez

Sr. Processor

Hayden Folkert

Jr. Processor

Elizabeth Vega Linton

Solutions Consultant

Tyler Hancock

Sr. Processor

Jordan Hunt

Title and Appraisal Coordinator

Jenniffer Burke

Disclosure Desk

Caroline Oring

Loan Officer

Felix Dominguez

Loan Officer

Ana Serra

Loan Officer Assistant

Koichi Ono

Loan Officer

Jackie Drenth

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Taylor Sloot

Loan Officer

Josh Venhuizen

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Amy Phillips

Content Manager

Daniel Lozano

Jr. Processor

Ted Schneider

Software Developer

Luis Valenzuela

Encompass Administrator

Harith Aziz

Loan Advisor

Kerrianne Welch

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Leroy Pawlick

Closer

Ally Schooley

Loan Officer

Chris Russo

Loan Officer

Duran Craig

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Johnathan Marchisio-Baer

Software Developer

Danny Martinez

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Brandon Gudenau

Jr. Processor

Alex Martinez

Loan Officer

Ali Kayani

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Brad Pinckney

Office Manager

Melissa Mendelsohn

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Brian Gach

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Alyssa Luque

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Elijah VanDerschelden-Fuller

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Michael Means

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Cydney Bustamante

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Ally McDowell

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Maurice Jackson

Loan Advisor

Daniel Marmo

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Ashley Querry

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Nilde Belcastro

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Anthony Carter

Senior Loan Officer

Jason Baldwin

Chairman

Joey Raymond

I pride myself in knowledge, experience, and character. In my 8 years of mortgage industry service I have done and seen it all. In 2011 I started my career at Quicken Loans as a fledgling Loan Officer, grinding away to learn and perfect my craft to better serve my clients. Over my 4 year tenure at Quicken Loans I worked my way from total newbie to the highest rank of President’s Club Banker by providing great service to my clients. From there I moved on to the proverbial “bigger and better” by joining the Forthright Funding team as Vice President of the company. In this position I oversaw multiple facets of the business ranging from technology, process, marketing and advertising, and the oversight of $1 billion in mortgage volume per year. I had a great job, and worked with great people, but as we age and grow wiser our priorities change.

In 2018, myself and Thomas Tyma decided to partner up and go back to the basics. We both worked similar roles in management, and we both felt the same void. We missed working with clients! There are few things that feel better and touch the soul like changing someone’s life. Whether it is saving a client enough money to fix their budget and right the ship, or getting them into a new home that they will love and cherish for years to come, there is no feeling like it.

I want to help you, more than you will ever know. This is not about a paycheck, it is about you. Allow me the opportunity to earn your trust and I promise you will not be let down.

Chief Executive Officer

Tommy Tyma

At Handshake Home Loans, myself and my team specialize in both purchases and refinances for residential mortgages. We make it our absolute mission to provide our clients with full transparency from start to finish to not only help obtain the lowest interest rate and the lowest cost, but to educate and help understand every step of the way.

Being a broker allows me to shop every lender to find the best deal possible as opposed to being constrained to one rate sheet and paying for a large lender’s overhead that gets passed on to the consumer. I pride myself on being extremely punctual and available to my clients 24/7 by phone, text, and email and make absolutely certain there are no questions that go unanswered. The knowledge and experience I bring will ensure you know you have a contact to call whenever a question arises about your mortgage.

Chief Loan Advisor

Clark Malcolm

My career in the mortgage industry began shortly after graduating from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Political Science at one the nation’s largest Mortgage companies.  This background provided invaluable insight to all facets of the industry while also going through one of the best mortgage training programs in the country.  After seven years working for the corporate goal, becoming a broker was the next logical progression. At Handshake I am able to offer my clients superior products and pricing while also being able to focus on providing the highest level of customer service at every step of the way.

 

Home ownership is the single largest investment we make, so educating my clients to help maximize return on this investment is the top priority.  Clarity of communication is paramount to delivering on that promise. We believe that helping our clients allocate their capital to the things they WANT (dream vacations, housing upgrades, long term savings for college or weddings) rather than life’s necessities (bills) should be our goal. Work with me and I’ll show you how.

Director of Operations

Cassie Dietrich

Cassie has been in the mortgage industry for four years starting as a Jr. Processor and working her way up to Chief Compliance Officer at Forthright Funding. As the Director of Operations at Handshake Home Loans, our clients experience and security are her main focus. She strives to create a streamlined process that enables our clients to achieve their financial goals as easily as possible. In her free time Cassie enjoys camping with her family and antique shopping.

Director of Technology

York Myers

Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of IT functions at Handshake Home Loans. This includes directing IT operations to meet client and internal requirements, the support and maintenance of existing technology and development of new solutions. With experience in a small agency culture as well as a large corporate system I have wide range of experience from dynamic software development, branding/design and also project management/planning. I am pleased to be part of such a fast moving company and look forward to implementing better technological solutions and releasing new tools both internally and externally so the whole company can succeed.

Vice President of Sales

Isai Guerrero

I am proud to say that I recently left a big box lender after 6 years in pursuit of better service and pricing for my clients. After funding hundreds of loans nationwide as a mortgage banker and then developing a top team of mortgage bankers as a Director, I decided that I was time to take my career to the next level and focus on building a strong professional network and deliver the best experience for my clients all around.

A few fun facts about me, I served in the Army National Guard for 6 years as Chaplain’s Assistant, been in the financial industry for almost a decade, and hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I am a Husband and Father first, and my passions revolve around my family, leadership, business management, marketing, investing, and traveling. My dreams include maintaining at least 7 sources of residual income, building a family legacy, giving back to my community, and developing future leaders.

Allow me the opportunity to serve your needs and I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Vice President of Solutions

Scott Robinett

Scott started his career in the mortgage industry in February 2014 and has over five years of experience on the direct lending side. He was recognized as a top producer and promoted into a management role in 2017 where he ran a team with the expectation of providing the best mortgage experience possible. He values transparency and enjoys helping out clients to best accomplish their goals while explaining the why each step of the way. In 2019, he moved over to the wholesale/brokerage side of the business so he could help a wider range of clients to best fit their needs. Scott is extremely detailed oriented and is now able to guide his clients through every step of the process while giving them the best pricing on the market!

Lead Acquisition Manager

Tommy Beeso

I am an Arizona native, born and raised. Prior to joining the team at Handshake Home Loans I have held several roles in the Financial Services space, from sales, to managing agents. I was fortunate enough to learn many aspects of that industry.  I am eager to bring these years of experience to the team at Handshake Home Loans as I manage the transfer team.  

Founder’s Club Loan Officer

Tyler Ermisch

Tyler is an Arizona Native, who loves helping break down the complexities of a what is a mortgage for every consumer he speaks with! His goal is to ensure a smooth process from start to finish without any unanswered questions! A mortgage is not complicated in his eyes, but knows he breaths eats, and sleeps all things mortgages, so he wants to make sure the consumer is well educated and always put into a much better position once they complete a refinance or purchase with Tyler. He entered the mortgage space back in 2013 for a direct lender where his team oversaw the turn-down deals for 4 major new home builders here in AZ. They were the number 1 team in the company, and this is where his fire and passion grew to help as many consumers purchase their dream home. From their Tyler went on to help open a very successful National Wholesale Mortgage Company where he ran a team of Mortgage Professionals as a sales manager, and then became VP of Sales for a larger competitor in Wholesale Lending. During his 4+ years in the wholesale space, he learned the ins and out of all of the national wholesale lenders, and completely solidified his thinking that a mortgage broker is 100% the best option for any consumer looking to purchase or refinance their home. A mortgage broker will not only shop all of the lenders for their consumers, but work hand in hand to build a relationship with each consumer they interact with. This was Tyler’s push to the broker side and decided to Join Handshake Home Loans. As a mortgage broker, he is very excited to provide his expertise to his consumers!

Founder’s Club Loan Officer

Logan Mikesell

At Handshake Home Loans, I pride myself in helping my clients obtain the best pricing on the market while giving the highest-level service. Over the years I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge which I love to share with my borrowers, so they can make the best financial decisions for themselves and their families. The goal is to provide a simple process while forging long term relationships with the people I help. We are literally dealing with the biggest investment in most people’s lives, so I take this very seriously. I promise to always follow through with my promises and give the greatest experience possible.

President’s Club Loan Officer

Nick Sclafani

Nicholas Sclafani began his career in the mortgage industry over 5+ years ago working for two of the top direct lenders in the Country. After being recognized as a top producer, he was promoted to a Senior Team Lead where he accelerated his mortgage career and helped others achieve their true potential in the mortgage industry! He was promoted to Senior Sales Manager where he worked the last three years of his career, managing and coaching new loan originators and creating a client experience un-paralleled to any in the industry.

Nicholas has a vast knowledge of the mortgage industry ranging from Sales Development to leadership, creating top mortgage professionals in our industry. Nicholas strives to take care of not only his clients but also his sales team! He recently decided to leave the direct lending side, realizing he had very limited tools to truly impact his clients with their mortgage needs. He recently joined Handshake Home Loans and is extremely excited to take his knowledge of the mortgage industry to the next level! He prides himself on world-class customer service and looks forward to truly impacting the lives of his clients regarding one of their largest financial investments.

President’s Club Loan Officer

Kyle Tudi

Honesty, integrity and trust are the traits that I pride myself on as a home loan expert. Not only do I go out of the way to simplify the mortgage process, but I also take pride in creating lasting personal relationships with all my clients. I started my career as a professional golfer. Traveling practicing and playing all across the country. My drive and passion that I have for golf translates beautifully into the Finance and mortgage world. There are many ups downs and unforeseen hazards that only a true professional will know how to navigate. With over 8 years’ experience and $250 million in loans funded I pride myself on providing my clients with the utmost quality of service and ensure that they know exactly what is going on every step of the way!

President’s Club Loan Officer

Skyler McCurdy

Skyler McCurdy began his mortgage career in 2015 after attending the University of Arizona. He grew up here in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been involved with mortgages his whole life. His father has been in the business for over 20 years and has provided him with a great amount of knowledge to become a true professional in this industry. Specializing in both purchases and refinances, Skyler focuses on creating clients for life. He prides himself on going the extra mile to make sure that your mortgage is accomplishing your goals and flows as smoothly as possible. “Mortgages don’t have to be hard if you are working with the right people!”

President’s Club Loan Officer

Billy Schneider

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about who we are and who you’re working with.

My name is Billy Schneider and my passion is helping people. After graduating from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Political Science, I started my career in the mortgage industry in 2013 and knew I found what I was meant to do.

Whether you are looking to purchase your dream home or refinance your existing mortgage to lower your payment, shorten the term or take cash out, I am here to help accomplish YOUR goals. My promise to you is to always be honest, transparent and over-communicate to ensure you have the best experience possible. After working together, you will have the utmost confidence in referring all of your friends and family to me for all of their mortgage needs.

As a broker, I have access to the top lenders in the country. What this means for you is I will work on your behalf to make sure you are getting the most competitive rate and will be your main point of contact from our first call to closing.

I currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona with my wife and our 3 dogs.

President’s Club Loan Officer

Dennis Gagnon

The relationships that I form with my clients are something that I cherish greatly. Here at Handshake Home loans, the goal is to gain life long clients. Starting my career at one of the largest servicing lenders in the country, I felt as if I was not in a position to truly work with my clients that way I wanted to, and give them the proper time and care that they deserved. My clients mean the world to me, and I am truly honored that they give me the responsibility of handling their largest asset.  Here at Handshake Home Loans, we are able to give our clients the best pricing on the market. Not only that, the customer service experience is second to none. “The Handshake Home Loan family not only consists of the talented loans officers and processors  that we have, but also the clients who do business with us as well!”

President’s Club Loan Officer

Dillon Miles

Miles began his career in the mortgage industry in 2014. He accumulated his experience over the years working for two of the largest lenders in the country. This gave him the ability to thoroughly understand mortgages, in all facets, from start to finish. A mortgage is one of the largest and most important financial decisions one will make in their lifetime, so it’s important to him that no stones are left unturned during this exciting process. To no surprise, Miles thrives off building powerful connections with clients and always strives to ensure they feel more like family to him. From the first phone call, to the annual check-ins, he’s eager to always leave you smiling and to make sure you’re in the best position financially.

Sr. Executive Loan Officer

Tyrone Williams II

Tyrone is a Loan Officer with Handshake Home Loans and brings over 5 years of experience in the Real Estate industry to the table, both Residential and Commercial. With experience in Residential Financing, Commercial Investment Sales, and Property Valuation he works to utilize his full Real Estate background to better assist his clients in every way possible. In 3+ years he has closed more than $75M in mortgage financing while delivering excellent service to his clients, and assisting them through every step of the process.

In his current role with Handshake Home Loans his clients are his #1 focus. He understands that in order for his clients to truly be successful he must focus on 3 main tasks: Educate, Enable, and Empower. By focusing on these key factors it allows him to build a lasting relationship with his clients that will give them a full understanding of the mortgage process, and ultimately lead to them accomplishing their financial goals!

Tyrone grew up in Tucson, AZ and attended the University of San Diego where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, and was also a member of the USD football team. He has previously held his Series 7, General Securities Representative license, as well as a Series 63 through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and currently holds his Arizona Real Estate license.

President’s Club Loan Officer

Kyle Combs

Kyle Combs has been living in the Arizona area for over 20 years. A University of Arizona graduate, Kyle has been originating home loans for the past five years. Kyle prides himself on his service and his ability to ensure a top notch client experience.  Specializing in both purchase and refinance, Kyle places a focus creating lifelong clients who would recommend him to their mother. Kyle believes that by providing strong communication skills and full transparency, the mortgage process has the ability to unlock financial and residential goals for his clients.

President’s Club Loan Officer

Logan Arredondo

Logan Arredondo attended Concordia University – Wisconsin where he received a double major in both Marketing and Business Management in just four short years. Afterward, Logan entered the mortgage industry to delightfully serve homeowners towards their financial goals and objectives. Because everyone’s financial situation is different, he is dedicated to tailoring every client’s mortgage to their specific needs. Also, Logan is committed to acquiring the best rates and lowest pricing on the market to ensure every client enjoys the benefits of their home loan for years to come. Logan finds pleasure in teaming up with clients to find the right terms, making the process fast and easy.


Logan has worked with Direct Lenders and Mortgage Brokers. From a professional perspective, Handshake Home Loans is the best option for anyone looking for honest business practices, terrific processing, and sincere relationship building. Logan holds direct communication and transparency in very high regard, which is why Handshake Home Loans is the perfect fit. As a Broker, Logan aims to please and respect every client every step of the way.

Loan Officer

Chase Mansouri

As a professional in the mortgage industry, I pride myself on providing excellent customer service and exceeding expectations. It’s my goal to provide you with a streamlined process from start to finish while answering all questions along the way. I will always look out for your best interest and provide the best financing options that fit your needs and accomplish your goals. I will ensure that you receive superior guidance as you pursue one of the most personal and impactful investments in your life.

Executive Loan Officer

Billy Donohue

Billy Donohue was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. Billy prides himself with his strong integrity and customer service. He moved to Arizona to complete school and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing at Grand Canyon University.

 

Billy’s career as a Mortgage Loan Originator started at one of the largest lenders in the country, where he was able to learn the industry and become an expert with Home Loans. He recently decided to leave the direct lending side, realizing there was very limited options to impact his clients with their mortgage needs. He came to Handshake Home Loans to share the benefits that a brokerage has to offer to the Mortgage Industry. Working at a Mortgage Brokerage allows him to accomplish his client’s goals and offer the best deals that are available on the market. Billy’s focus is building lifelong relationships with his clients and he always offers full transparency throughout the entire mortgage process. His strong communication skills and work ethic combined with his dedication to everyone he advises allows him to simplify the mortgage process and be a huge asset in every community that he works with. 

Sr. Loan Officer

Jon Goldhammer

My name is Jon Goldhammer, I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about me.  I am a veteran and proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps . After completing my enlistment in the armed forces, I  started my career in the mortgage industry. With four years experience working at the largest lender in the County, being recognized as a top producer and known for providing exceptional customer service.  I learned of an opportunity with Hand Shake Home Loans, which enables me to provide my clients with better options, fewer fees, and much better rates than with a big lender. 

Whether your goals are to lower your payment, take cash out, or shorten your term I will put together the best program possible to help accomplish your goals. I pride myself in my communication skills and my ability to be upfront an honest throughout the entire lending process. My goal is to ensure you have a great client experience working with me in hopes that you will tell your friends and family about us so we can earn their business as well.

As a broker, I have access to the top lenders in the country. What this means for you is I will work on your behalf to make sure you are getting the best rate and cost combination. I will be your main point of contact from start to finish and I look forward to working with you.

Sr. Loan Officer

Nick Sykes

Nick Sykes has a wealth of knowledge in the mortgage industry. Spending his last 5+ years with Quicken Loans accruing the highest title of a Presidents club mortgage banker he decided to move onto the brokerage world where he can build better relationships with his clients from start to finish.

His goal is to always make a friend over the phone and takes pride in his customer service.

Working with Nick you’ll find it easy to understand every step of the process and what to expect next.Handshake home loans allows Nick to work with the largest wholesale lenders in America to ensure the best pricing and products available to all clients.

As a loan officer Nick makes something deemed as ‘complex’ very simple and easy. With his honesty and communication skills he makes sure to treat all his clients like family.

In his spare time he loves to golf and spend time with his wife and newborn baby girl.

Loan Officer

Laramie Martinez-Soto

I am very excited to help my clients through a vast network of mortgage options as a broker, I hope to use the knowledge I have obtained in different levels of the industry through the years to find the best fit to help you be in the best financial position possible.  

A little information about me, I am a husband and father of two, as well as adoptive parent of two very needy Chow Chows. As a family we enjoy travel and adventures in norther AZ or anywhere there is a beach. 

I look forward to being there from beginning to end of your loan process as well into the future for all your mortgage needs!

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Jay Burke

Jay is passionate about helping clients achieve their dreams of ownership in the quickest most efficient way possible. Having worked for big correspondent lenders to small brokerages, Jay prides himself on assisting clients find the quickest and smoothest ways to complete their transactions. If you know Jay, you know that he loves his job and to help clients in the most efficient way possible. He’s known to make your loan process much easier and faster than normal. Jay is also very active in his community and helps guide hiking tours throughout Arizona on the weekends.

Conditions Specialist

Louis Jenkins

I attended the DeVry University, where I received a degree in Computer Programming, with a minor Business Administration.  I worked in the IT field right after Y2K. In 2004 I being my career in the financial industry with insurance. In 2015 is when I started my mortgage career. With the knowledge that I have gained over the last 4 years has help me tremendously.  My true commitment to service was embedded into me during my service in the Army.  Where I learned loyalty, dedication and commitment to the whole body. I look forward to bringing those value to the Handshake family. I look at every opportunity as a growth opportunity to learn and educate others. One of my loves is BBQing and Cooking, to be great at both you must have patience. That’s what I bring to all of my customers, a understanding and patience. Thank you Hand Shake for letting be part of your team.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Katie Hodge

Katie brings over 11 years of customer service experience. She’s a big believer in understanding and time management. Katie will strive day to day as your Loan Officer Assistant with the Handshake family to ensure you, you will have your goals and expectations met in a timely and efficient manner. With her extreme attention to detail and strong work ethic she is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the mortgage industry and assist the loan officers so we can serve our clients with the best in what we have to offer.

Katie is a San Diego native, she has lived in Arizona going on 8 years now, on her personal time she loves to hike, compete in fitness competitions, and enjoy time with friends, family and her Yorkie.

Loan Officer

Erin Tudi

I pride myself on the ability to integrate integrity, energy, hard work and creativity with each and every client. With 4 years of experience as an Executive Mortgage Banker to learning how to process and close loans, I have built an unparalleled reputation for my refreshingly friendly customer care and proven ability to guide my clients confidently in the right direction. I believe that everything I do is about the client. You are the driver, I am here to listen, guide, educate and provide the best service possible. I graduated from Arizona State University with an Undergraduate degree in Pre-Law followed by a Master’s degree in Business. I played competitive soccer for 15 years where I traveled all around the U.S.. It taught me a lot about commitment, drive and what it takes to be a hustler. As the Mortgage Industry evolves to become more innovative and efficient, so do I. My commitment to you is to make your loan process experience an enjoyable one! I look forward to working with you, your family & friends!

Jr. Processing Manager

Chelsee Jacobs

Chelsee has been in the mortgage industry for 3 years and enjoys helping our clients meet their financial goals. As a Jr. Processor, Chelsee ensures that documents are obtained in a timely manner to make sure that our client’s experience is as quick and stress free as possible. With over 12 years of customer service experience, she strives to make sure that our clients have the best service in the industry. In her free time, Chelsee enjoys camping with friends and family and traveling as much as possible!

Jr. Processor

Alexandria Croom

Alexandria is a hardworking, independent and goal oriented professional who has recently transitioned into the mortgage industry, as a Jr. Processor. Having over 7 years in customer service, she is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to the team to ensure flawless client service.

In Alexandria’s free time, she loves to read books, travel and spend time with friends and family.

Sr. Processor

Isabel Lopez

Isabel brings over ten years of experience working directly with clients in the finance and personal lending industries. She strives to deliver incredible results and service, and her extreme attention to detail ensures that every transaction is handled with care. Always willing to learn, and quick to adapt Isabel is continuing to explore all that the mortgage industry has to offer.

Isabel is a native of San Diego, CA and graduated from ASU with a Degree in Urban and Metropolitan Studies.

Sr. Processor

Hayden Folkert

Arizona born, Minnesota raised, I have spent many years in the mortgage industry. I was previously a loan officer for three years and have spent five years in the finance industry. I take pride in helping people with their home loan needs. My hard work and experience allow me to provide efficient guidance throughout the process. I think that my passion for service goes hand-in-hand with my professionalism and efficiency. In my spare time you can find me out on the golf course, hiking or enjoying a movie.

Jr. Processor

Elizabeth Vega Linton

I have been in the customer service industry for over 8 years and in the financial industry for 4 years. Previously worked processing personal loans, I am very dedicated and passionate for what I do, although I am new to the mortgage industry, I am ready to learn everything needed and more to be able to process all needed applications in a timely manner to provide an outstanding service for our clients.  I grew up in Phoenix, AZ in my free time I enjoy hiking, traveling, photography and spending time with family and friends.

Solutions Consultant

Tyler Hancock

Experienced Mortgage Loan Originator/Processor with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Portfolio Management, Financial Risk, Business Relationship Management, Risk Management, and Customer Service. Strong finance professional with a Master’s degree focused in Finance and Marketing from Grand Canyon University.

Sr. Processor

Jordan Hunt

Jordan Hunt graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. Ms. Hunt began her mortgage career for the largest lender in the United States in 2016. Jordan is also a licensed loan officer. After several years of success as a loan officer, Jordan was recruited to be a team lead and to help create a training program for her colleagues.
Knowing the loan process from A to Z, Jordan now enjoys her position as a Senior Loan Processor with the best mortgage company in the United States, Handshake Mortgage.

Not only does Jordan love her job, she shows it day in and day out. You will never see Jordan without a big smile on her face doing everything possible to make sure her clients have a good experience and an easy closing.

Title and Appraisal Coordinator

Jenniffer Burke

Growing up the youngest of four brothers, Jenniffer has always held herself to a higher standard. Consistency, dedication, integrity and hard work are some of the core values she demonstrates. Jenniffer is a Handshake Home Loan team member and Jr Loan Processor. With over 12 years of experience in customer service, she exceeds expectations. She assists our Processing team and ensures all documents are received, checked, sorted, and filed in a timely and efficient manner. Jenniffer is detail-oriented, hardworking, and accountable. She has made a pledge and commitment to Handshake Home Loans, and our clients, to deliver first-rate service, so we can better assist you.

Disclosure Desk

Caroline Oring

I started working in the mortgage industry in 2012. I have a broad range of knowledge across the entire mortgage process and I love being able to use that knowledge to help in any way possible.  I enjoy my position as Disclosure Desk as I am very attentive to detail and have extensive knowledge of the compliance and complexity of the mortgage disclosure process.

Loan Officer

Felix Dominguez

I appreciate you taking the time to get to know me.

My name is Felix Dominguez I began my career in 2015. I’m an Arizona native growing up in Chandler AZ and a big fan of the AZ Diamondbacks. (GO D-Backs!)

I accumulated my experience over the years working for two of the largest lenders in the country. I enjoy helping my clients accomplish their mortgage goals (Purchasing your dream home or looking for a Lower payment, shorten term or taking the equity out on your home).

My focus with all my clients is providing them with the utmost quality of service and ensure that they know exactly what is going on every step of the way.

Loan Officer

Ana Serra

I moved from New Jersey to Arizona in 2012 to attend Arizona State University, where I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Civil Communication. Before getting into the mortgage industry, I worked in revenue management for luxury hotels in the Phoenix area, as well as several other customer service roles prior to that. I have worked in almost all departments within Handshake Home Loans, where I fostered awesome production and a great work environment with my customer service experience and fun personality. In my free time, I enjoy exploring, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

Loan Officer Assistant

Koichi Ono

My name is Koichi Ono. Having been born and raised in Arizona, soon after graduating High School, I joined the US Army as an infantryman where I had one combat deployment. After exiting the Army, I briefly entered the mortgage industry working for lenders in the wholesale division for two banks. Although I am thankful for those opportunities to learn and grow in the mortgage industry, I soon realized that working directly with consumers better fits my personality. My goal is to be able to help ease the process of buying a home or refinancing their current home. I pride myself on my customer service and strive to ensure that obtaining a home loan is as easy of a process as possible.

Loan Officer

Jackie Drenth

After spending over 25 years here, I consider myself to be an Arizona native. I graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and then I jumped into the management world before coming to the mortgage industry. I find joy in helping people and love creating solutions for their unique needs. I pride myself in the ability to connect with clients. This allows me to narrow in on their goals and then aid in achieving them. Helping clients learn and grow their knowledge of the mortgage process is one of the best parts of my job. I have a lot of enthusiasm for life & can’t wait to assist you with your mortgage!

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Taylor Sloot

I’m Taylor! I was born and raised in AZ and graduated from ASU with a business degree. I have a big passion for health and fitness, and personal train people part-time. I have 3 siblings and two nephews, all of which I’m obsessed with.

Loan Officer

Josh Venhuizen

When making a mortgage decision you want to speak to an individual who can help you get from your current situation to a better one. I plan on delivering that 5-star service.  I value communication, being available, self-education, client satisfaction, and teamwork. I consider myself a versatile person who can use my experiences to help you with your next steps.  Challenge? Accepted.

I grew up being extremely competitive. Any game, any sport, I want to win. In comparison to a mortgage, I want to be giving the best offer with the smoothest process at Handshake Home Loans. All I am really asking for every individual I speak to is to give me 5% of that initial trust and I will earn the other 95%.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Amy Phillips

Amy is an Arizona Native who brings over 6 years of customer service experience to Handshake Home Loans.  With her strong work ethic and communication skills, she strives to deliver an incredible experience for her clients.

In her free time, she loves hanging out with her family and dog Ozzy, watching sports and working out.  Amy is happy to assist you with your mortgage needs!

Content Manager

Daniel Lozano

Hi, I am Daniel Lozano. I am the content manager at Handshake Home Loans Inc., where my goal is to help the company grow its social media presence by creating organic, informative, fun, and collaborative content that showcases our growth and activities! You can find us on social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & TikTok.
I am also a Marketer and an aspiring web developer with the help of my mentor York.

Growing up in the valley has given me a love for sports – soccer is one of my favorites!
My favorite thing to do outside of work is to DREAM BIG & Build My Family Legacy.

Jr. Processor

Ted Schneider

I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. I began my mortgage career in college as an intern with one of the largest mortgage companies in the country and loved the industry. I find it gratifying to help my clients achieve their financial goals and put them into better positions, financially. I will combine my experience, education and love for helping people to make this the easiest and most efficient refinance or home buying process possible.

In my spare time you will find me in the gym, playing basketball with friends and playing chess. I enjoy learning & solving complex problems. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and Hand Shake Home Loans. 

Software Developer

Luis Valenzuela

I’m a Northern Arizona University graduate. I’ve worked in the Software Development industry for about 5 years. Staying up to date with the latest software development tools, design patterns, and best practices helps me deliver a quality experience to our customers. As part of the Handshake Home Loans technology team I am responsible for providing fast and innovative software solutions that help the team meet your home loan goals. Whether its tooling improvements, API integrations, or frontend work I’m always up for a challenge to solve problems.

Encompass Administrator

Harith Aziz

I am responsible for managing all aspects of the mortgage platform from user daily issues to management modifications requests. My goal is to match the mortgage platform with the business needs and present a platform that satisfies the user and management needs and contributes to the company’s success. 

I have more than 10 years’ experience as a business systems analyst with different platforms. I enjoy challenges and problem solving as these always motivate me. 

I like reading, learning new skills, hiking and watching movies.

Loan Advisor

Kerrianne Welch

Hi, I’m Kerrianne! I have over 7 years of customer service background and I am excited to be in the mortgage industry. With my strong work ethic, I am excited to strive for the best customer experience for my clients. I am from Colorado and have lived in Arizona for 4 years. In my free time, I love to travel, be active and spending time with my friends and family.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Leroy Pawlick

I was born in Canada and have been in Arizona for over 20 years. I have spent 3 years in the mortgage industry. Previously, I was a loan officer for some reputable lenders and have roughly 7 years of experience in sales and client support roles. As part of the Handshake team, my previous experience allows me to provide the best service and care to each one of my clients.

Closer

Ally Schooley

Ally is from a small town in Idaho who moved to Arizona in 2017. Her goal is to create a streamlined process to ensure our clients receive an impeccable closing experience. Ally has been in the mortgage industry since 2017. Over the years, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge which she loves to share with others regarding the closing process. Specializing in both purchase and refinance, as a Closing Specialist at Handshake Home Loans, she prides herself in her strong aptitude for perfecting the minor details.

Loan Officer

Chris Russo

Chris prides himself in providing the highest level of quality service to his clients. Having worked with a major direct lender over the years, Chris quickly became a household name to hundreds of families in over 22 states across the country. Chris realized that as a broker, he could provide better pricing and a more detailed personal experience for his clients. A wealth of knowledge coupled with years of experience, Chris’s focus is on helping each client make the best financial decisions for themselves and their families by providing a seamless, simplified loan process to each client.

Loan Officer

Duran Craig

Coming from the military and after years of banking and now working for Handshake Home Loans, I still follow the core values when it comes to lending and setting very high expectations for myself as I am handling one of the greatest investments in people’s lives. I treat everyone like family, because I know how big of a financial decision this is. I make the process simple and fun! My goal is to always to put you in the best spot possible!

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Johnathan Marchisio-Baer

Hello, my name is Johnathan. I have been living in the Phoenix area since 2009 and have been in the sales and customer service fields since 2014. Because of this expertise, I am able to provide an excellent and friendly experience to anyone looking to do business with Handshake Home Loans.  It is my pleasure to be able to provide many opportunities and directions for our clients to take when buying or refinancing their home. I listen to my clients’ needs and provide the best possible solutions for them. As a Loan Officer Transfer Assistant, I look forward to being your first point of contact with Handshake Home Loans!

When not in the office, you will find me spending time with friends and family and tending to projects around the house.  One of my greatest satisfactions is to provide a client experience that exceeds expectations!

Software Developer

Danny Martinez

I moved to the Phoenix area from Los Angeles in 2004. I graduated from Arizona State University where I studied Graphic Information Technology and have been building websites since 2010. 

I have worked in all aspects of web development from design to backend development. Most of this professional experience has been in the education space at the university level. I have also worked on web applications for Fortune 500 companies. 

At Handshake Home Loans, I am excited to be part of the team that will supercharge our in-house applications that our sales professionals work in every day. These applications allow Handshake Home Loans to provide our customers the best mortgage experience! 

I am married with two kids. I enjoy tinkering and building things. My latest passion is RC racing. 

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Brandon Gudenau

Hey, my name is Brandon. I am originally from Los Angeles, CA, but have been in Phoenix, AZ most of my life. Prior to joining Handshake Home Loans, I was in the insurance industry as an agent. I gained valuable experience from that industry and am eager to apply that knowledge to the mortgage industry. I am excited to be at Handshake Home Loans and grow with this company over the years!

Jr. Processor

Alex Martinez

I have eight years of experience in the mortgage industry which has given me insight into all aspects of front-end mortgage servicing. I provide the best customer service experience to all new and current clients of Handshake Home Loans. Being an exceptionally detailed and dedicated person, allows my abilities and knowledge to ensure the best experience possible to our customers – whether they are buying or refinancing a home. I take pride in making the customer’s experience with Handshake Home Loans a smooth and effortless process. During my spare time I enjoy spending time with my siblings and family, doing DIY projects as well as traveling and dining at different places locally and nationally. 

 

 

Loan Officer

Ali Kayani

I began my career in the mortgage industry back in 2015, with one of the largest direct lenders in the country. I was recognized as one of the top producers in the company and was able to find my groove quickly. I found that attention to detail, clear communication, and a willingness to educate clients made for a smooth and easy home loan for everyone involved.  After leaving mortgages in 2017, I found a home in fixing and flipping real estate (pun intended). I worked with lenders the entire while, oftentimes sending referrals to my friends still in the business. Eventually, my passion for this complex, ever-growing industry won me back, and I am here to help you with your next home loan!

 

My promise to you is that you will always receive my full attention and care, from start to finish as we navigate your home loan together. In addition to myself, we have an entire outstanding team here assisting us, to make sure that this is a smooth, easy, and enjoyable experience for you! As a small broker, we can shop with multiple lenders that we have partnered with to make sure we find the best home loan solution for you!

Some fun facts about me are that I enjoy traveling, cars, the NBA (Go Lakers!), cooking, and occasionally, going to the gym!

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Brad Pinckney

Brad is passionate about helping clients achieve their dreams of ownership in the quickest most efficient way possible.

Brad will strive day to day as your Loan Officer Transfer Assistant with the Handshake family to ensure you, you will have your goals and expectations met in a timely and efficient manner.

Office Manager

Melissa Mendelsohn

Hello! I have joined the Handshake Home Loans team after serving 15 years in the education profession here in Arizona. I look forward to applying my experience, communication and organizational skills in the business setting, helping to create a positive work environment where individual and team accomplishments are celebrated. My instinct is to make others feel welcomed and comfortable (whether that’s listening to, encouraging, celebrating with, or feeding people!) My goal is to facilitate efficient and effective strategies to promote the success of everyone I have the pleasure of working with. If there’s any way I can be of assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out!

When I’m not taking on new challenges in the workplace, I can usually be found reading, gardening, or cooking up something delicious in the kitchen. I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, Matt, and our two little boys. As long as they’re busy, they’re happy!

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Brian Gach

Before starting my career in the mortgage industry, I spent over ten years in the hospitality management. This experience has allowed me to develop a goal-oriented approach towards providing outstanding customer service and care to my clients. My passion for helping clients achieve their goals and dreams motivates me the borrowing experience as smooth and efficient as possible. 

I love spending my free time with my wife and young daughter and have an active interest in music and photography.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Alyssa Luque

Hi my name is Alyssa! I am an Arizona native born and raised, despite the heat I enjoy the winters here. When I am not at work I love working out and spending time with family-yes, that includes my rambunctious husky Iroc.

I am ecstatic to begin a new career in the Mortgage industry bringing over 5 years of compassionate customer service experience. I take pride in my work ethic and attention to detail to deliver a superior experience for my clients at Handshake Home Loans. I will strive to ensure an effortless process and be sure expectations are fulfilled.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Elijah VanDerschelden-Fuller

I’m a Washington native, moved to Arizona March of 2021. Ex professional basketball player. Oldest of 5 siblings. Also an uncle to a beautiful niece.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Michael Means

Michael was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended The University of Akron where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Supervision and was also a Wide Receiver for the Akron Zips. Michael has experience in sales and banking and is excited to translate his skills in the mortgage industry.

In my spare time you will find me in the gym, running and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy reading and traveling. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and Handshake Home Loans Inc.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Cydney Bustamante

Cydney was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a soldier in the United States Army, Hoo-Ah! When Cydney is not at work, you can find her at the gym, or giving back to the community. She strives to make this world a better place, one person at a time. You will always catch her with a smile on her face, and her heart on her sleeve!

Cydney has 7+ years in the customer service industry and is here to make sure that everyone working with Handshake Home Loans has a phenomenal experience! She looks forward to working with you and making your home financing dreams come true!

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Ally McDowell

I am originally from Colorado, but have called Arizona home the last 5 years.

My background is in healthcare and digital marketing, I keep clients at the focus of everything I do. It is deeply satisfying helping people live out their financial dreams and to see families accomplish their goals. I am so excited to apart of the Handshake Home Loans family.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Maurice Jackson

Hi my name is Maurice! I am an Arizona transplant, moving here to chase the sunshine after being born and raised in the rainy pacific northwest. When I am not working I love to cook, spend time with my family and adventure anywhere outdoors.

With over 5 years of customer service experience and time spent as a military police officer, I pride myself in my attention to detail, punctual timing, and creating the best experience possible with every individual I come across. I am ecstatic to begin my career in the mortgage industry with Handshake Home Loans and start to help clients achieve their goals and dreams.

Loan Advisor

Daniel Marmo

Greetings! First, let me thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my qualifications as a Loan Officer. I am a graduate of Southern Oregon University with a BS in Business. I first became licensed with the NMLS in 2014. I have worked for some of the largest lenders in the country but when I became aware of the culture and service that Handshake Home Loans Inc. provides to their clients, I jumped at the opportunity to become a part of this company. Working for a broker like Handshake Home Loans Inc. has enabled me to provide better options, fewer and lower fees and a much better rate to my clients.

Whether your goals are to simply lower your current payment, take cash out of your equity or shorten the term of your current loan, I can provide the best possible programs to help you. I pride myself on my communication skills, professionalism, empathy and integrity. My purpose as your Loan Officer is to provide you with an outstanding customer experience at the best possible rate and lowest costs.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Ashley Querry

Hi I’m Ashley!
I am an Arizona native and Mother of two beautiful girls. I enjoy working out (indoors or outdoors) and Netflix binge sessions when not spending time with family.

I spent twelve wonderful years in the Dental Industry as a dental assistant prior to taking a huge leap of faith and making a career change by joining the Mortgage Industry. I started as a loan processor and ascended into leadership overseeing a team of Client Service Specialists. During my tenure I cultivated a team and focused on helping others in reaching their career goals while fostering an exceptional experience for Clients.
I’m excited to be a part of such a wonderful Team at Handshake Home Loans.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Nilde Belcastro

Italian native, in the US since 2013. My career started in lending, as a branch manager in the old continent. When moved to the US, I earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and an Associate in Communication, while working relentlessly to develop the skills needed to succeed in my new culture (smiley face)

I always held positions that allowed direct interaction with customers. I love helping others to reach their goals, which is the reason why I decided to join Handshake Home Loans, a company that feels like home and truly cares about helping you.

Additional facts about me, I am an avid consumer of books on communication, my home is ruled by my two adorable cats (who also own an insane number of toys). I taught English to children in El Salvador, and I have been the foster parent of an amazing teenager.

I look forward to meeting you.

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Anthony Carter

I’m Anthony Carter, a Loan Officer Transfer Agent at Handshake Home Loans. Originally from Indianapolis, I relocated to Arizona in the Spring of 2015. I bring ten years of experience in customer service and five years of experience in finances with me to Handshake Home Loans. Prior to my career in mortgages, I attended Arizona State University and completed a bachelor’s degree. I am excited about helping others on their journey of purchasing or refinancing their home and will provide the best service and care along the way.

Senior Loan Officer

Jason Baldwin

Whether you’re purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing mortgage, having a trusted banker in your corner is important when making a financial decision.

Jason graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Psychology, but continuous growth and an eagerness to learn something new is what lead him to start a career in the mortgage industry in 2014.
He prides himself on customizing the best solution after carefully listening to understand the unique goals of every client.
Honesty, transparency, detail-oriented, and 7+ years of experience providing a high level of service are some of the reasons why many clients choose to do transactions with Jason over the competition.

When he isn’t helping families save money on a home, Jason likes to enjoy the outdoors hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, taking road trips, or spending time with his 2 dogs Roo and Zeke.

Our Handshake to you includes the promise that you will receive unmatched service,  with a fast closing, at a great rate. 

Our Location
16260 N.71st St, Suite #450, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Contact Us
1 (888) 524-4513
info@handshakehomeloans.com
Business Hours
Mon-Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed