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“Great Job- Thanks for your help!”

- Jake Y, Hill Country Village, TX

“John was awesome! The best, most professional, most knowledgeable and communicated better than any lender we have ever dealt with! Thank You!!!”

- Maggie P & Stephanie G, San Antonio, TX

“It was great to work with John Heard who didn’t have much time. He accomplished everything punctually.”

- John B, San Antonio, TX

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Team Members

ADRIAN RODRIGUEZ
IN BRANCH PROCESSOR

Adrian Rodriguez started his career in the Mortgage Industry in 2005. Since then he has worked in many capacities including production, loan processing, and quality control review. Adrian is very detail oriented and has become a valuable asset to the Triton Group at Directions Equity Home Loan. Adrian joined the company in July of 2014 as a Loan Officer Assistant to further his career in the Mortgage Industry. With a more hands on approach with clients Adrian maintains the balance of day to day operations and Processing and is here to help you find the right answer to any question you might have.

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AMELIA GARCIA
UNDERWRITING MANAGER

I have been in the mortgage business since 1981 working in all facets of the mortgage industry. Currently, I am a Mortgage Underwriter with Directions Equity.  I began underwriting in 1984 while performing other functions.  In 1991, I decided to concentrate solely on underwriting, and have been doing it ever since.  Besides my experience in the mortgage industry, I also have a Bachelors degree in Psychology from UTSA and a Masters degree in Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University.  Although I did not start out choosing this career path, I continue to enjoy the ever-changing, fast-paced, and challenging world of mortgages.

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BRIAN GARCIA
UNDERWRITER

My mortgage experience started in 2003 with World Savings which transitioned to Wachovia then to Wells Fargo. I have worked in all facets of the process, from final documentation to Loan Officer to Underwriter. I am excited to work with Directions Equity.

I’m a product of San Antonio born and raised. Married to my beautiful wife Lisa of of 18 years. We have 4 great children, 2 boys and 2 girls. . As you can imagine keeps us busy and enjoying life.

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DIANA KEMPF
LOAN PROCESSOR

I began my career in Real Estate in 1993, and ventured over to Mortgage Finance in 2003.  Working with first time homebuyers is the most rewarding experience because of their infectious enthusiasm and will-do attitude.  My returning customers are a delight to work with, because they have previous knowledge of the mortgage loan process and know what to expect.  My goal is to always educate my borrower’s, new and returning, on what the process will be so that it is as seamless an experience as possible!

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EVELYN LINARES
POST-CLOSER

Evelyn Linares joined Directions Equity Home Loan as a Post-Closer after 16 years in the financial services industry and quickly moved over to Post Closing. Prior to joining Directions Equity Home Loan, Evelyn served as the Assistant Service Center Manager for a major San Antonio Credit Union and also worked in various administrative and payroll capacities. Evelyn has been happily married for 10 years and enjoys time with her six beautiful children.

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JACQUELINE LOZANO
Receptionist

Jacqueline joined Directions Equity Home Loan in September of 2014. Her infectious smile and positive attitude is an asset to our team.

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JANINE WILLSON
Closer

Since 1998 I have worked in several different areas of the mortgage industry but found my true calling in 2002 as a Closer. I have experience closing Conv, FHA, VA, TXVET, Construction, Equity, and Bond loans. I thrive in a challenging, fast paced, and ever-changing environment. Working in the mortgage industry has helped me to fulfill both personal and professional growth. It’s a wonderful feeling to fund a loan and know that you have helped make someones dream of buying a home come true.

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JOANNE MUNOZ
CLOSER

I have worked in the mortgage business since 1985, starting out in the shipping department and became a closer in 1990. Currently I am the mortgage loan closer for Directions Equity. I enjoy the challenge of being able to change and adapt to this rapidly changing industry.

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JUDY JAMES
SR. UNDERWRITER

I have been in the mortgage business for over 25 years and have been fortunate to learn many facets of this ever changing business. I have held various positions over the years , to include loan officer, processor, underwriter, ops manager etc., but I have always migrated back to underwriting. I have worked with a lot of great people along the way, but my greatest reward in this business has been the opportunity to mentor others, not only with technical knowledge, but to teach them patience and integrity. I have always preferred the more “non corporate mentality”, which is why I have chosen to work for Directions Equity, LLC. at this stage in my career.

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KENNETH WATSON
LOAN PROCESSOR

Kenneth has been in the mortgage industry for over 12 years and has worked in many areas such as Closing, Quality review, Production, and has been processing home loans for the past 6 years.

Although he started his career in Basketball, playing overseas professionally, he decided to retire to spend more time with his family and felt the mortgage industry would be a challenging, fast paced and would allow him to grow professionally. Kenneth enjoys spending his off time with his wife and kids, teaching and talking to them about sports and their daily activities.

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RACHEL ROSENBERG-PEDEN
LOAN PROCESSOR

With 20 plus years experience  in the mortgage industry, Rachel has been able to have worked in all fascists of residential lending. From processing, quality assurance, compliance to closing.  Extensive knowledge of Conventional, FHA and VA loans including USDA and Texas Vet loans. Most recently worked in the construction lending side but came back to processing which is her passion.

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SANDRA CADENA
Underwriter

I started my mortgage career in 1997 as a mortgage processor for a small mortgage broker where I was able to learn all aspects of the industry. My years as a processor provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed in becoming a mortgage underwriter. I enjoy adapting to the ever-changing and challenges of the mortgage industry. Being in the mortgage industry has been very rewarding as it allowed me to be apart of a borrowers dream of becoming a home owner.

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WENDI MCNULTY
Operations Manager

Wendi began her career in the mortgage industry in 2002 and has worked in various capacities including Production Team Lead, Senior Loan Processor, Processing Supervisor, National Operations, and System Administration. She has experience in many functional areas within the industry, but finds herself always migrating back to Operations. Her time in these roles has given her a well-rounded understanding of the whole mortgage process which allows her to better serve her customers and the company. She has in-depth experience in FHA, Conventional, VA, USDA, Bond, and Renovation financing. She enjoys creating processes and efficiencies to adapt to the ever-changing regulations and challenges the industry faces. When she is not working, Wendi loves nothing more than spending time with her husband, Mark, and their two precious daughters, Mallory and Emery.

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