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Priority Mortgage Funding, Inc. - Staff Members


Jeffrey D Russell

Jeffrey D Russell
President

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Mr. Russell entered the mortgage industry in 1981 during a tumultuous time in the lending world during which the Prime lending rate was 21.5%.
 
During the early years of Mr. Russell's career he worked for several privately held mortgage companies where he developed loan origination skills. In 1986 he went to work for ITT Federal Bank as a loan officer. During this time he was recruited by The Alison Company, a mortgage bank specializing in multi-family and commercial mortgages throughout California. At the Alison Company Mr. Russell learned appraisal reporting, underwriting analysis, loan document preparation. In 1989 he went to work for Arthur Anderson & Company, one of the big 8 accounting firms in the country, where he preformed comprehensive audits and underwriting analysis of residential loans under the supervision of the government owned Resolution Trust Corporation. 
 
Mr. Russell started his own mortgage company in late 1990. His responsibilities included  operations superviser, underwriting of conventional and government loans and guideline management. As the mortgage industry changed throughout the 20 years Mr. Russell's experience and expertise aided in growing several mortgage companies.
 
Troy Attwell

Troy Attwell
Loan Officer

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Troy Attwell has had the opportunity helping homeowners find their way for 17 years under the wing of mentor and owner Jeff Russell. They started at 10 loans per month and quickly began achieving over 100 per month with an amazing team. Troy spends most of his days helping homeowners make dreams come true which brings him great satisfaction. In his free time he loves to be with his wife and four kids.

Lori Isenhouer

Lori Isenhouer
Underwriting Manager

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Lori Dye is a 20 year veteran of the residential mortgage business. She started her career with California First Mortgage and has held positions with Shea Mortgage, San Francisco Lending and Stellar Capital as Underwriting/Processing Manager. 

She holds a California Real Estate License and has a HUD issued CHUMS #Fl04.

 

 

Susie Kabbara

Susie Kabbara
Wholesale Processor

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Susie Kabbara has been in the loan industry for more than 20 years. She is an outstanding representative of Priority Mortgage Funding with processing experience in FHA, VA, USDA and every conventional loan program available.

Crystal Attwell

Crystal Attwell
Operations Manager/Processor

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Crystal has worked in the mortgage industry for 18+ years. She has worked for small broker shops to Nationwide Lenders. She has experience with processing, originating, docs/funding, wholesale, and post-closing. She is now focused on being the Operations Manager, but still also has her original passion for processing. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 4 children, and loves cooking, nature, and seeing new places while having new experiences with her family. 

Jim Guest

Jim Guest
Loan Officer Manager

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Jim has over 30 years experience in the Lending Industry. He previously to joining Priority Mortgage Funding has served as Branch Manager, Senior Loan Manager and as President of various banks in California.

He has previously owned and operated an independent mortgage company licensed in 37 states.

Jim is an expert in consumer lending and a master at getting loans funded that others give up on.

Give him a call and discuss your scenario with him. He will not be out worked.

Kathie Robinson
Processor

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Matt Smith

Matt Smith
Loan Officer

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As a tenured professional in the mortgage industry, my 25+ years of lending experience has put me in touch with hundreds of first time homebuyers and also many complicated self employed entrepreneurs with multiple properties and complex tax returns. I attribute my success to my excellent customer service skills and always keeping the needs of his client first. Offering a diverse group of funding sources enables me to custom tailor the mortgage solution which best fit’s my client’s profile and long term financial objectives. Lending is no longer a “one size fits all” industry and my detailed approach to selecting the “best” product, provides my clients substantial savings over the life of the loan. My sincere approach, sense of duty and personal integrity foster relationships built on trust and performance. Whether a first time homebuyer or seasoned homeowner, you can rely on me to guide you through the complex process of leveraging in our Mortgage Industry today.

My goal is always the same – provide useful and reliable information so the customer can make an informed decision before entering into a real estate transaction. This includes providing estimates of what the monthly mortgage payment would be on a wide range of pre-approved prices, as well as estimating the closing costs and down payment needs so there are no surprises at closing.

After listening to hundreds of Customer’s needs and wants over the years, I am able to quickly analyze and recommend the proper loan program to meet their goals and objectives. 

Mona Marley
Accountant

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Cathy Sandell
Funder/Processor

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Kristen Tellman

Kristen Tellman
Funding Assistant/Post Closing

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I currently work in the Funding/Post Closing Department with diversified duties.  I started my career with Priority Mortgage Funding, Inc. in December 2015.  I was studying to obtain my NMLS license and wanted to put that knowledge to use by working in the Mortgage Industry.  I find working in the Mortgage Industry stimulating, challenging and rewarding with the opportunity for potential growth.  My previous position was working in Finance for 10 years, sub - prime lending,  in Underwriting/Loan Review.  I really enjoy working with loans and I look forward to a long and successful career in the Mortgage Industry.

Eric Small
Loan Officer

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Lindy Laurin

Lindy Laurin
Processor

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Lindy has 15+ years of experience in the mortgage industry.  She has held her real estate license since 2008. She has experience in processing, underwriting and real estate sales.

Joyce Chabot

Joyce Chabot
Processor

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You could say that I was born into the business.  My Dad owned a couple of Escrow Companies, a Mortgage Company and a Financial Company in Southern California.  Before I could drive, my Dad employed me to issue all of the Reconveyances for his Financial Company.  Soon after, my summers were spent working at my Dad’s Mortgage Company.  Once I could drive I worked after school and summers.  By the time I graduated high school I was the asst Mgr of Los Angeles Savings and Loan of the Government Loan Division.  Life changed, I got married and my Husband and I moved to Northern California where I have worked for locally owned Mortgage Broker for 32 years, the owner had the privilege of retiring and I wasn’t quite ready to retire, I then moved to Masters Team Mortgage for 5.5 years and now have the opportunity to work with wonderful people at Priority Mortgage Funding.  I have been involved in everything from receptionist thru to servicing. In my 40+ years in the Mortgage business, I’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry; I was even there for the very 1st GFE in 1974.  I have always enjoyed working with people and being a part of helping them with their financial needs and achieving long term goals.  My Dad had a very strong work ethic and was always honest and accurate; I strive to live up to his standards. I have lived in Northern California for the past 37 years with my wonderful Husband of 39 years, have raised 4 wonderful children and now the most wonderful Granddaughter, my life is good.

Cliff Burdett
Broker

p) 866-320-0463, Ext 1038
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Shauna Miller

Shauna Miller
Underwriter

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Shauna has been in the Mortgage industry for over 18 years. She started her career with Shea Mortgage in 1998 as a Receptionist. She has held various positions at other companies- Funder, Doc drawer, Loan closer, Processor, and Operations manager. Her most recent titles have been processor and DE Underwriter with Bank of America and Guild Mortgage. She enjoys spending time with her family. She has been married for over 11 years and has 2 beautiful girls, McKenna 9 years old and Paityn 5 years old. Both girls are actively involved in softball and soccer.

Jim Gordon
Loan Officer

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