Our Team

LEADERSHIP
Our managers have a long track record of success in creating financial products and services tailored to the needs of their clients—having successfully built or turned around multiple business lines, within some of financial services’ most respected companies.

Christopher Mayer, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Mayer, PhD

Dr. Mayer earned a PhD in economics from MIT, and serves as Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate at Columbia Business School. He has been with Longbridge Financial since its founding in 2012—first as Chief Credit Officer, and later taking over as CEO in 2013. Previously, Dr. Mayer served as Senior Vice Dean and Director of the Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia, and has held positions at the Wharton School and the Federal Reserve. He has spent more than 20 years writing on housing and mortgages, with funding from sources such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and publications in the top economic journals. He testified six times before the U.S. Congress during the financial crisis and frequently appears in the media—with appearances in The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, among other outlets. A true innovator in creating new proprietary and reverse mortgage products, Chris is committed to bringing the strategic value of reverse mortgages to today’s older Americans, with a responsible approach that helps ensure a more secure retirement.

Melissa Macerato
Executive Vice President

Melissa has more than 20 years of experience as a senior leader, launching and growing new business ventures into profitable, market-leading programs within large corporations. Over the past 14 years, she has held various positions within the MetLife organization—including the launch of MetLife Bank and the development of MetLife’s reverse mortgage business, which grew into the #1-ranked reverse mortgage program in the nation. Prior to joining MetLife, Melissa was a Vice President with MBNA America, and a Senior Director at GE Capital.

 

LOAN OFFICERS: Not just a voice over the phone.

If you’re already working with a Longbridge Financial Reverse Mortgage expert, we’re pleased to help you put a face to that voice, and get to know them just a bit better. If you’ve not yet been introduced to your personal guide through the Reverse Mortgage process, please call 855-523-4326 to get started.

Jerry Auippa
Jerry Auippa
NMLS # 215606
Jerry Auippa
NMLS # 215606

Before switching to the mortgage industry, I was the General Manager of Food & Beverage at the Golden Nugget Casino in Laughlin, Nevada with 25 years’ experience in the food & beverage industry. While in Nevada, I worked with seniors every day, and witnessed firsthand the financial challenges they face. A close friend of mine took out a reverse mortgage and it helped her live so much more comfortably. Since I’ve always liked helping people, I knew changing my career and becoming a Reverse Mortgage Consultant would be the perfect fit. In addition to helping seniors, I enjoy spending time with my family and an occasional game of golf.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Lisa Adams
Lisa Adams
NMLS # 2213411
Lisa Adams
NMLS # 2213411

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, I’ve called the Charlotte area home for more than half of my life. With over 10 years of experience in the real estate, mortgages, and financial services industries, I have a passion for helping others and bettering the lives of my clients and their families. The most fulfilling part of my career has always been getting to build relationships with my clients – first through listening to their needs, then by providing the relevant education and information they need to make a well-informed decision and above all else, reach their goals. Now as a Reverse Mortgage Consultant, I get to live out this passion every day by educating today’s seniors on the financial benefits of a reverse mortgage and helping them live more comfortably with less financial burden as they settle into their golden years.

Outside of work, I enjoy serving my community and transforming lives through a small nonprofit that I started with my son in 2017. I lead an active lifestyle and love taking in the great outdoors – hiking, playing or watching sports, and spending time with friends. I am fortunate to have a large extended family that I spend lots of time with, including my two children who bring me great joy, and my granddaughter – the sparkle in my eye and the icing on the cake in this crazy little thing called LIFE!

Chris Bahr
Chris Bahr
NMLS #180597
Chris Bahr
NMLS #180597

Born and raised in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, I loved snowboarding on the weekends and watching Mariners baseball and Seahawks football games. I attended college in Orlando, FL and then moved back to Seattle, where I spent a decade in the technology industry prior to starting my career in Reverse Mortgages. I strongly believe in the Reverse Mortgage program, as it has helped my grandparents ease their financial stresses and better enjoy retirement. More recently, I’ve had the honor of helping my parents secure a Reverse Mortgage as well.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Saher Bawany
Saher Bawany
NMLS # 1416759
Saher Bawany
NMLS # 1416759

I have been working in the banking and finance industry since 2004, including the last three years exclusively in the mortgage industry. As a Reverse Mortgage Consultant, I am able to create relationships with my clients to help change their life in their golden years. Hearing the joy in a customer’s voice thanking me for helping them achieve their retirement goals lets me know that I have done my job right.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Darrell Blount
Darrell Blount
NMLS # 473358
Darrell Blount
NMLS # 473358

Originally from Texas, I now call Logandale, Nevada my home. I have 20 years’ experience in the mortgage business, having spent the past 10 years working exclusively in the reverse mortgage space. I am passionate about helping today’s seniors live out their golden years to the fullest – and I believe the reverse mortgage program can help them achieve exactly that. My favorite part of my job is explaining the benefits of the reverse mortgage program and helping my clients achieve financial independence.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my lovely wife, Sue. I have one son, a stepdaughter, and stepson – and am a proud grandfather to seven grandchildren. I also enjoy cars – and enjoy going to races, car shows, and even watching automotive shows on TV. Living in the trail capital of Nevada, I also do a lot of four-wheeling.

Christina Carlson
Christina Carlson
NMLS # 1907168
Christina Carlson
NMLS # 1907168

Originally from Corpus Christi, I’ve lived in the Houston, Texas area for most of my life. I have a background in education and have taught in both private and public schools as a teacher and a substitute across all elementary grade levels. Most recently, I’ve taught Kindergarten at a private school. With a passion for education, I now enter the reverse mortgage space striving to help my clients find solutions that best fit their individual financial needs. Reverse mortgages are such a powerful financial tool, but many people don’t know much about them. In my conversations with clients, I hope to provide them the information they need about the loan to make a well-educated decision.

Outside of the office, I enjoy polka dancing, country and western dancing, crafting, decorating, and singing. I also enjoy spending time with my two handsome sons and beautiful daughter!

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Aaron Christiansen
Aaron Christiansen
NMLS # 1538107
Aaron Christiansen
NMLS # 1538107

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, I now call Cypress, Texas my home. With a bachelor’s degree in IT Security and an extensive background in customer service, my career in the reverse mortgage industry began nearly 5 years ago, fueled by a passion for helping retirees.

Reverse mortgages are a powerful financial tool for seniors looking to tap into their home equity, yet few people really understand all the benefits and safeguards of the program. I look forward to providing my clients with the guidance, service, and support they need about the loan to make a well-educated decision - it's my favorite part of my job!

Steven Cornelius
Steven Cornelius
NMLS # 187284
Steven Cornelius
NMLS # 187284

I’m from Iowa, but now call Topeka, Kansas home. I’ve spent most of my career in financial planning, and have my CLU, ChFC and Series 7 credentials. I’ve been in the reverse mortgage industry for 14 years, helping seniors make decisions that positively impact their lives. I have three kids, four grandkids, a cat, a dog and a goldfish. I relax by fishing or hunting.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Elizabeth Danielly
Elizabeth Danielly
NMLS # 1907037
Elizabeth Danielly
NMLS # 1907037

Originally from East Brunswick, New Jersey, I currently call the Charlotte, North Carolina area my home. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, I have a degree in Economics and have worked for National Builders for over 8 years. I have a passion for helping others and find it especially fulfilling to work with homeowners ages 62 and older to help them achieve their financial goals. Reverse mortgages are a powerful financial tool and I enjoy providing my clients with the information they need about the loan to make a well-informed decision.

When I am not working with the super adults in the 11 states that I’m currently licensed in, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children – ages 9 and 4, and Shih Tzu dog. I can also be found cheering on my Boston Celtics!

Carl Ekstrom
Carl Ekstrom
NMLS # 1413644
Carl Ekstrom
NMLS # 1413644

A native of upstate New York, I have spent the past 7 years extensively travelling and now call the “Plaza-Midwood” neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina my home. I have 20 years’ experience in both the mortgage lending and real estate industries and began my career exclusively in reverse mortgages 5 years ago. Currently, I am licensed in 12 states and am actively pursuing additional licensing to help serve more clients across the country. My favorite part of working in the reverse mortgage space is lessening the burden seniors face being on a reduced income, ultimately allowing them to live out their retirement years worry-free while enjoying more quality time with loved ones. Outside of work, I enjoy volunteering, biking, hiking, woodworking, travelling, baseball, football, movies and home renovations. I have a 20-year-old son who is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania – he is my world!

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Monica Elizondo
Monica Elizondo
NMLS #2042748
Monica Elizondo
NMLS #2042748

A native of Charlotte, I have a background in marketing, customer service, and finance. I am a licensed mortgage loan originator in 14 states and am actively pursuing additional licensing to expand my customer base. I have tremendous respect for seniors and enjoy working with them to educate them on reverse mortgages and how the program may help them meet their financial goals.

Outside of work, I enjoy the great outdoors – being out in the sun, and hiking and kayaking as often as I can. I also lead an active lifestyle and love the satisfaction that comes with a hard workout, practicing yoga, or meditating. My motto is, “Work on having a sound mind in order to have a sound body.”

Bryon Farmer
Bryon Farmer
NMLS #2166612
Bryon Farmer
NMLS #2166612

A native of Indianapolis, I now call Charlotte my home. As a former Firefighter, I have a passion for serving and helping others. It’s this passion that fuels me to help retirees achieve their financial goals. Reverse mortgages are a powerful financial tool, but many people don’t know much about them. In seeing some of life’s ups and downs firsthand, I hope to provide my clients with all the information they need about the loan to potentially transform their financial future and live out their retirement years stress-free.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our 2 dogs as we explore the great city of Charlotte.

Michael Frey
Michael Frey
NMLS # 1454065
Michael Frey
NMLS # 1454065

Originally from the Chicago area, I now call Conroe, Texas my home. Before becoming a HECM Consultant, my wife and I owned an underwriting, processing and closing company for 20 years so I understand the loan process from all the different aspects. Working in the reverse mortgage industry is extremely rewarding profession in which I can set up individuals or families with a sustainable long term financial plan for their future. In my free time, I like to garden and BBQ.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Karon Gehman
Karon Gehman
NMLS # 2036535
Karon Gehman
NMLS # 2036535

My career in the mortgage industry spans 3 decades. I started in the business in 1995 assisting a senior loan officer, and by 1996, I was on my own working as an independent loan officer in the forward mortgage space. Throughout the 2000s I held various roles with Chase Manhattan throughout their retail and wholesale sales channels.

Having grown up in Maryland, I’ve come to appreciate the surrounding lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and Atlantic Ocean. Outside of work, I enjoy skiing, tubing, swimming, kayaking, and sampling the area’s fresh seafood – especially crab!

 

Susan Graham
Susan Graham
NMLS # 801902
Susan Graham
NMLS # 801902

Originally from Asheville, I am a proud native of North Carolina, and now call the beautiful Lake Norman area my home. I have over 20 years’ experience in the real estate and mortgage industries and now work exclusively in the reverse mortgage space, helping seniors achieve their financial goals. I am a strong believer in the reverse mortgage program, as I have seen firsthand the many benefits – it has helped my own mother ease her financial stresses and prosper in retirement. I look forward to helping each and every one of my clients experience this as well.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my son, mother, family and friends while leading an active lifestyle. From playing pickleball with my sisters, disc golf or duckpin bowling with my son, or even my latest hobby – stand-up paddle boarding, I love outdoor activities. I am also a proud member of Hike North Carolina as I am working toward my goal of hiking the Grand Canyon. When I’m not exploring the great outdoors, I enjoy being an active member of my church, Grace Covenant, located in Huntersville.

Greg Groh
Greg Groh
NMLS #459436
Greg Groh
NMLS #459436

Raised in Phoenix, AZ, I’ve lived in Huntington Beach, CA and now call Porter, TX my home. Prior to my career in Reverse Mortgage origination, I practiced law. Fifteen years ago, I transitioned into Reverse Mortgage origination, and have been exclusively in the reverse business ever since.  My favorite part about my job is having the opportunity to talk with seniors and learn about their wants, needs and retirement goals. I also enjoy the special sense of satisfaction that comes with knowing I’ve helped them get there. Outside of work, you can find me spending time with my wife of 32 years, my daughter, and my two grandsons – as well as working on my golf game at courses throughout the greater Houston area.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Joe Ioppolo
Joe Ioppolo
NMLS #106995
Joe Ioppolo
NMLS #106995

Licensed in 20 states, I have worked almost exclusively on Reverse Mortgages since 2006. A second career for me, I originally spent several years in business management and technology, as well as 4.5 years in the AirForce as a Weather Forecaster. Now a senior citizen myself, I remain committed to assisting seniors and their families in making the important decision as to whether or not a Reverse Mortgage is right for them. My favorite part of my job is getting to speak with seniors to identify their retirement goals, and ultimately make sure that the Reverse Mortgage can help them get there.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Joey Kennedy
Joey Kennedy
NMLS # 2007704
Joey Kennedy
NMLS # 2007704

Originally from Franklin, Louisiana, I grew up in Houston and now call Katy, Texas my home. Prior to my career in the reverse mortgage industry, I spent 20 years in the restaurant industry. I’ve always had a passion for helping others and educating senior homeowners on the many benefits of a reverse mortgage allows me to do exactly that. There is nothing more rewarding then helping my clients achieve their dream retirement lifestyle.

Outside of the office, I enjoy watching high school football and spending time with my family, my wife Barbie, and our 2 beautiful daughters, Madison and Millicent.

George Kidney
George Kidney
NMLS # 6171
George Kidney
NMLS # 6171

Originally from Syracuse, New York, I now live in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have more than 25 years in the mortgage business, the last four exclusively in reverse mortgages. It’s very rewarding being able to work with seniors and their families to help them accomplish their retirement objectives. Off hours I enjoy playing golf or spending time with my wife, three children and six grandchildren.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Aubrie Klouse
Aubrie Klouse
NMLS # 2212663
Aubrie Klouse
NMLS # 2212663

A native of the great city of Charlotte, I find great pleasure in my home state of North Carolina. After all, what’s not to love with the mountains and the beach each just hours away?! With a passion for helping others, I now enter the reverse mortgage space hoping to help today’s retirees achieve their financial goals. Reverse mortgages can be a life-changing financial tool for today’s seniors, but many people don’t realize all the benefits. In my conversations with clients, I hope to provide them the information and service they need to make a well-informed decision about the program.

I like to think of home equity this way – you’ve taken care of your home for all these years. Isn’t it time you allow the equity you’ve built up in it to take care of you? As a Reverse Mortgage Consultant, I am fortunate to build relationships with today’s savvy seniors and make a difference in their golden years.

Richard Kuhnert
Richard Kuhnert
NMLS # 2044592
Richard Kuhnert
NMLS # 2044592

Originally from Louisiana, I now call Houston, Texas my home. My career in the financial services industry began nearly 25 years ago working with Morgan Stanley, where I focused on retirement planning and investment strategies. In my years in the financial services industry, I’ve come to understand how a reverse mortgage is one of the most beneficial, yet least known and most misunderstood retirement tools available. Having worked exclusively in the mortgage business for 5 years now, my favorite part of my job is building relationships with my clients while educating them on the many benefits of the program. There is no better feeling than knowing I’ve helped my clients make a well-informed financial decision to better their retirement years.

Outside of work, I am a proud father of 1 grown daughter, and have inherited 3 more. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports, traveling, and flying.

Raj Kumar
Raj Kumar
NMLS # 2032709
Raj Kumar
NMLS # 2032709

Originally from New York, I’ve called the greater Charlotte area my home for the past 12 years. Having previously worked in the real estate and forward mortgage industries, I specialize in reverse mortgages with a passion for helping seniors achieve their financial goals. As a member of the Longbridge team, I am fortunate to be able to assist retirees in establishing financial confidence and providing the guidance, service, and support they need in considering a reverse mortgage loan.

Jesse Lirette
Jesse Lirette
NMLS # 1251503
Jesse Lirette
NMLS # 1251503

With 17 years of experience in the mortgage business, I am committed to providing outstanding service and leadership to educate my clients on the Reverse Mortgage. I’m dedicated to providing a sound financial solution in a respectful, honest, and compassionate environment when consulting with each client. Originally from the Louisiana area, I now call Houston, Texas my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy fishing, spectator sports, and spending time with my 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Michael Luedtke
Michael Luedtke
NMLS #115733
Michael Luedtke
NMLS #115733

A native North Carolinian, I reside in Weddington, a suburb of Charlotte. I have been a Licensed Mortgage loan originator since 2002 and have spent the past 3 years working exclusively with reverse mortgages. Currently licensed in 10 states, I am actively pursuing additional licensing to expand my customer base. I take great pride in helping today’s retirees be able to increase their monthly cash flow, pay less taxes, and leave a greater legacy to their heirs – all of which are possible with a reverse mortgage. I am delightfully married with 4 children and 2 dogs. When not herding kids and dogs, I enjoy spending time outdoors, cooking, and teaching the game of golf.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Fern Martin
Fern Martin
NMLS #2113734
Fern Martin
NMLS #2113734

Originally from Toronto, Canada, I now call the great city of Houston, TX my home. Prior to my career in reverse mortgages, I spent several years working in customer service leadership roles – most recently at Citi. Now in my role with Longbridge, I take great pride in helping today’s retirees reshape their financial futures. Reverse mortgages are a powerful financial tool and I enjoy providing my clients with the information they need about the loan to make a well-informed decision.

Outside of work, I live an active lifestyle – frequently participating in Zumba fitness classes, cycling, and hiking. I also enjoy baking and travelling the world – with my husband of 37 years!

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Erica McNab
Erica McNab
NMLS #1644689
Erica McNab
NMLS #1644689

A native of Buffalo, New York, I now reside in a small town in South Carolina, just outside of the Charlotte area. I have 15 years of experience in both the financial services and insurance industries, having specialized in consulting, relationship management, and lending. In the reverse mortgage space, I’ve been able to explore a passion for helping retirees experience a more enjoyable and financially secure retirement. Outside of the office, I enjoy attending services at Elevation Church with my wonderful daughter, volunteering, going to festivals, and spending quality time with good friends.

Daniel Monk
Daniel Monk
NMLS # 2103042
Daniel Monk
NMLS # 2103042

Born and raised on Long Island, NY, my family and I now call the great city of Charlotte home. I’ve always had a passion for helping others, especially the senior population. Prior to my career in reverse mortgages, I was a pharmacist, and was fortunate to help several seniors take charge of their health. Now as a Reverse Mortgage Consultant, I get to help senior homeowners take charge of their financial health – by realizing the financial benefits of tapping into their home equity to help achieve their financial goals.

Outside of work, I am the proud father of 3 amazing sons and most recently, a black lab, named Puddles. I enjoy playing golf with my sons and my friends whenever possible.

Sam Newhouse
Sam Newhouse
NMLS # 2166690
Sam Newhouse
NMLS # 2166690

Raised in the greater Charlotte, NC area, I’ve called the Queen City my home for most of my life. A graduate of North Carolina State University, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Now working in the reverse mortgage industry, I get to live out my passion for helping others, especially today’s retirees. Reverse mortgages are a powerful financial tool and can play an integral role in helping retirees reduce financial stressors that often occur throughout retirement years. The most fulfilling part of my job is knowing that I’ve helped my clients to better enjoy their golden years and be able to spend more time doing what they love.

Outside of the office, I enjoy watching sports, exercising, martial arts, and spending time outdoors with my friends.

Michael Osgood
Michael Osgood
NMLS # 927365
Michael Osgood
NMLS # 927365

After graduating from the University of Colorado, I began my career in the mortgage industry and now have over 10 years of experience in the business. I enjoy educating seniors about the reverse mortgage, discussing retirement strategies and the satisfaction of preparing them for their future. I have lived in California, Oklahoma, Colorado, and now I call Houston, Texas, home. I’m an uncle to 6 amazing nieces and nephews. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing golf, traveling and watching Indianapolis Colts football.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Ryan Barry Philip
Ryan Barry Philip
NMLS # 418795
Ryan Barry Philip
NMLS # 418795

I live in Belleville, New Jersey with my wife of two years. With a degree in finance I have spent the last 10 years exclusively in the reverse mortgage industry. I enjoy working with seniors, learning about their life experiences. I love to play basketball and go fishing on Lake George, NY; Point Pleasant, NJ or Marco Island, FL when visiting my mother.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

John Pisani
John Pisani
NMLS # 885693
John Pisani
NMLS # 885693

I was born in Ringwood, New Jersey. After graduating from Wheeling Jesuit College in West Virginia, I began my career in the mortgage world and now have more than 25 years’ experience in the business. Helping people execute their financial plans through a reverse mortgage is very fulfilling to me. Whenever we can, my wife and I attend NCAA women’s gymnastics and USA swimming events.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Hayleigh Price
Hayleigh Price
NMLS # 2037879
Hayleigh Price
NMLS # 2037879

A lifelong native of Houston, TX, I’ve spent much of my career in logistics. Now as a licensed Loan Officer, I am fortunate to be able to build relationships with my clients while educating them on the many benefits of the reverse mortgage program. I thoroughly enjoy hearing the stories from my clients who have experienced many years of life – you never know what you will learn!

Outside of work, I am a proud “Mommy” to my two young children. I also enjoy collecting plants, decorating my home, cooking new dishes, and reading news articles.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Ken Sawan
Ken Sawan
NMLS # 1098567
Ken Sawan
NMLS # 1098567

I am originally from Akron, Ohio and now reside in Marlboro, NJ. I come from a large family, I’m one of 11 children. I have two kids of my own, who are my world. I began my career in the reverse mortgage industry in 1991 and have extensive knowledge and experience in all areas from origination to processing. I have strong empathy for the financial challenges seniors face in retirement and hope to show you how a reverse mortgage may be able to help. In addition to helping seniors, I love hanging out with my kids, traveling, golfing, music, woodworking, and cooking.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Michael Schwin
Michael Schwin
NMLS # 2034050
Michael Schwin
NMLS # 2034050

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, I now call the great city of Houston, TX my home. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, I have a background in sales and call center management, having specialized in customer service. I now enter the reverse mortgage space with a passion for helping retirees achieve their financial goals. Reverse mortgages are a powerful financial tool, but many people don’t know much about them. In my conversations with clients, I hope to provide them the information they need about the loan to make a well-educated decision.

Outside of the office, I play piano, compose music, and write poetry. I also love visiting new restaurants in the area with my long-term girlfriend, who recently graduated with a BSN and is on the frontlines working as a nurse.

Gerald Stevenson
Gerald Stevenson
NMLS # 1837696
Gerald Stevenson
NMLS # 1837696

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, I have over 10 years’ experience in the real estate and mortgage industries. Throughout my experience, I have seen firsthand many of the “ups and downs” and challenges seniors face in funding their retirement years. In my role with Longbridge Financial, I am fortunate to step in and assist retirees in reaching their financial goals and living out their golden years stress-free. There is nothing more rewarding than meeting new clients, educating them on the reverse mortgage program, and helping them determine the best course of action for their individual situation.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, watching movies, and cheering on the Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Sports are a passion of mine – and I play basketball in recreation and YMCA leagues in my area. I also have a knack for music and enjoy playing the keyboard, composing, and recording songs in my studio. I actively attend church for worship at Jesus Christ Word of Faith.

Robert Swartley
Robert Swartley
NMLS # 1985076
Robert Swartley
NMLS # 1985076

Originally from Orlando, Florida, I now call Houston, Texas my home for both myself and my teenage son. Prior to my career in the reverse mortgage industry, I was enlisted in the United States Coast Guard where I served on a Small Boat Search and Rescue Crew. After assisting my own parent in securing a HECM Line of Credit, I knew that a career in reverse mortgages was my next move. I’ve seen firsthand the financial flexibility reverse mortgages can bring and I strive to assist my clients achieve that same sense of financial security and peace of mind. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, photography, playing guitar, and motorcycling. I’m currently planning my next great adventure – riding my motorcycle from the southern-most to northern-most points of the United States, Key West, Florida to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska!

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Mark Vance
Mark Vance
NMLS # 2167752
Mark Vance
NMLS # 2167752

Originally from Oklahoma, I now call Houston, Texas my home. I hold a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M, and have an extensive background in supply chain logistics, having worked in both the energy and financial services industries. In my role with Longbridge Financial, I am fortunate to work with retirees, providing them with the education and support they need to see if a reverse mortgage is right for them. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing I’ve helped my clients achieve their financial goals and enhance their golden years.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my two grown boys – I will soon be a grandparent! I also enjoy getting out on the water for some sculling when I have the chance.

To get started, give me a call today at 855-523-4326.

Chase Tyler
Chase Tyler
NMLS # 957935
Chase Tyler
NMLS # 957935

Originally from Northern Virginia, I’ve spent most of my life on the South Carolina coast. I have a background in health and wellness and have worked in gyms and health clubs helping people of all ages achieve optimal wellness. With a passion for helping others, I now enter the reverse mortgage space striving to help my clients achieve financial health and peace of mind as they live out their golden years. Reverse mortgages are such a powerful financial tool, but most people do not truly understand the benefits. In my conversations with clients, I hope to coach them through the reverse mortgage process and provide them the information they need about the loan to make a well-informed decision.

Outside of the office, I lead an active lifestyle, often found in the gym, watching college and professional football, or just being out on the lake doing a variety of watersports. I am happily married with 2 boys and enjoy spending time with my family – including our 2 dogs, Corona and Molson, and our cat, Jax!

Justin Webber
Justin Webber
NMLS # 2107855
Justin Webber
NMLS # 2107855

Having dedicated years of my professional life to the mortgage industry, I have worked fervently in making a genuine difference in the lives of my clients. Reverse mortgages are a powerful financial tool, but many people don’t know much about them. In assisting my clients, I’ve seen firsthand how the reverse mortgage loan has provided them financial stability – all while staying in the house they’ve come to know as ‘home.’ There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing I’ve helped my clients execute their financial goals to better enjoy their retirement years.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my large family, including my nieces and nephews. A native of North Carolina, I love outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and rafting. In my spare time, my hobbies include music, fitness, and finding interesting new topics to learn about.