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WHO WE ARE

OUR TEAM

Chief Executive Officer

Tommy Tyma

Director of Operations

Cassie Dietrich

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

Dennis Gagnon

President’s Club Loan Officer

Dillon Miles

Chief Loan Advisor

Tyrone Williams II

President’s Club Loan Officer

Kyle Combs

President’s Club Loan Officer

Logan Arredondo

Executive Loan Officer

Billy Donohue

Sr. Loan Officer

Jon Goldhammer

Sr. Loan Officer

Nick Sykes

Loan Officer

Laramie Martinez-Soto

Loan Officer

Erin Tudi

Sr. Processor

Isabel Lopez

Processing Manager

Hayden Folkert

Sr. Processor

Jordan Hunt

Title and Appraisal Coordinator

Jenniffer Burke

Disclosure Desk

Caroline Oring

Loan Officer

Ana Serra

Loan Officer Assistant

Koichi Ono

Loan Officer

Jackie Drenth

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Taylor Sloot

Software Developer

Luis Valenzuela

Closer

Ally Schooley

Loan Officer

Duran Craig

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Johnathan Marchisio-Baer

Software Developer

Danny Martinez

Loan Advisor

Brandon Gudenau

Office Manager

Melissa Mendelsohn

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Brian Gach

Loan Advisor

Alyssa Luque

Loan Advisor

Michael Means

Loan Officer Transfer Agent

Cydney Bustamante

Loan Advisor

Ally McDowell

Loan Advisor

Maurice Jackson

Loan Advisor

Ashley Querry

Loan Advisor

Nilde Belcastro

Loan Officer

Anthony Carter

Loan Advisor

Tony O’Hannon

Loan Advisor

Josh Calabaza

Loan Officer

Tyler Pacheco

Loan Advisor

Carlos Maldonado

Loan Officer

Noah Sharp

Loan Officer

Scott Hastings

Loan Officer

Voight Thornton

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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.

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.

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

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.

Chief Loan Advisor

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.

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

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!

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.

Processing Manager

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 Advisor

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!

 

 

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 Advisor

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 Advisor

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 Advisor

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 Advisor

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

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 Advisor

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

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.

Loan Advisor

Tony O’Hannon

My Name is Tony O’Hannon, my goal is to provide top-tier customer service whilst helping my clients achieve their financial goals through their home mortgage. It’s a clear belief that your home is more than just a roof over your head. Your home is where your children grow, memories are made, and bonds forged for a lifetime.

A little about me, I have been in the mortgage industry since the beginning of 2020 and was thrown into the fire amongst the covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty. I had the pleasure of helping people navigate their future in trying times as well as even helping some prosper. I was born into a strong military family and have lived in Arizona for 22 years.

I attended Arizona State University with a focus on business management and entrepreneurial studies. I also give back to my community through a non-profit organization for which I co-founded in 2018. I find joy in helping others succeed and can’t wait to help you.

Loan Advisor

Josh Calabaza

Before working at Handshake Home Loans, I earned my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2010. Over the last decade, I have obtained extensive knowledge selling cars, and providing personal loan financing and support.

I am experienced in getting clients what they need, as well as what they want, and I look forward to translating my skills over to the mortgage industry. I will be your personal advocate in providing a stable relationship with Handshake Home Loans, as well as saving you time and money.

My career allows me to provide for my family; my wife, and my 2-year-old twins. I enjoy golf, cooking, and playing the guitar.

Loan Officer

Tyler Pacheco

Hi, I was born and raised in a small town of Hollister, California. I moved to Scottsdale on a whim, and found that I belong in the desert. I have been here for the last 10 years and am excited to continue to see its growth. I enjoy fitness and all sports, especially hockey. I look forward to building relationships with new clients and guiding them through the mortgage process.

Loan Advisor

Carlos Maldonado

Husband and father of 4 kids.
I am a bilingual loan officer with over 6 years of experience and helped over 950 families with their mortgage needs.

In the last 6 years, I have learned you treat everyone like family, Yes before No, and Simplicity is Genius.

Loan Officer

Noah Sharp

Born and raised in Arizona, I couldn’t see myself living anywhere else. I have a  background in sales and customer service and pride myself on going above and beyond for clients and customers. In my free time I enjoy hiking, golfing and trying new restaurants. Handshake Home Loans is a great opportunity to work for a company that puts its clients first.

Loan Officer

Scott Hastings

I was born and raised in a small town in Washington named Lynden. I have moved to Arizona to chase my Loan Officer dream and to get away from the rain. I got my degree from Central Washington University in Business Marketing. I am eager to learn everyone’s story and to figure out a way I can help with financing your home.

Loan Officer

Voight Thornton

Hello, my name is Voight Thornton.

 

I have been in the industry for over five years. During that time, I have closed over 300 loans which have enabled me to become well versed in all sides of the business – refi and purchase.

I have been through hundreds of hours of training, and I am licensed in over 15 states. Due to this, I can assure you that I have the knowledge and expertise to ensure you and your family are taken care of.

I have been able to help so many clients over the years because I know every client’s situation is unique. Because of that I take the time to truly understand your needs. Once I understand those needs, it allows me to customize the right solution for you.

 
HOBBIES:
FILM / DESIGN
DEE JAYING
CREATING NFTs
 
FUN FACT:

Military Family Born in Incirlik, Turkey

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