Kelly Zitlow
NMLS 164330
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    Meet the Kelly Zitlow Group

    Kelly Zitlow

    Vice President, CMPS®, Arizona Mortgage Specialist, Certified Instructor, ADRE


    For over 21 years Kelly has built an award-winning, top 1% nationally & highly respected mortgage business by providing each client an honest, well-communicated and knowledge-based lending experience! Kelly’s ability to listen to client goals & create achievable financing strategies has led to thousands of families realizing their homeownership dreams.


    Karen Hunt

    Team Captain


    Karen is the Team Captain and Kelly’s “wingman” for over 20 years! She helps lead and guide the team to successful on-time closings. She manages the contract-to-close process, is our self-employment income guru and knows every nuance of the home loan process. If there’s a problem, she’ll solve it. Karen is the mother to 4 children and her oldest son served in the Navy. This makes her very proud as she considers herself a military brat since her Dad served 20 years in the Army!


    Christi Rogers

    Client Loyalty Specialist


    Our Client Loyalty Specialist, Christi helps strengthen Realtor and Client Relationships. She attends clients’ closings and discusses the last stages of the home loan process. Christi also coordinates client and realtor events and educational classes. She was raised in Phoenix, is married to her 4th grade sweetheart, and is a mother of one beautiful child (which she considers her highest achievement!) In her spare time she competitive barrel races and is our team cowgirl!


    Tara Bradley

    Pre-qualification Manager


    Tara is genius when it comes to the details. As the Pre-qualification Manager, she assists our clients by guiding them through the loan application process and oversees the pre-qualification phase for our entire team. With more than a decade of experience in mortgage, Tara is very knowledgeable at getting clients on the right path. Tara is married with two adorable twin boys and recently welcomed a baby girl to the family.


    Vanessa Salerno

    Pre-qualification Specialist


    Vanessa ensures our clients’ questions are answered timely, assists with completing loan applications and is fantastic with communicating the nuances and next steps in the process. Her knack of creating deep bonds with our clients is much appreciated by all. Originally from Chicago, Vanessa’s family brought their Italian family recipes from the Midwest to the popular Salerno’s Restaurant & Pizzeria in Gilbert, AZ.


    Lora Schmidt

    Pre-qualification Specialist


    Lora is a Pre-Qualification Specialist and has an amazing ability to connect and lead our clients through the process in a very calm and communicative way. Whether purchasing or refinancing, Lora works with Kelly to put together a financing strategy that works for you. She is the mother of two kids and two fur babies. In her free time (is there such a thing? she jokes), Lora enjoys reading and hanging out by the pool.


    Lisa Tenaglia

    Loan Success Coordinator


    Lisa is our Contract-to-Close Transaction Coordinator. She’ll be the one to help navigate you to closing. Lisa really knows how to get things done. She’s a retired Marine and a two time cancer survivor! No one does a better job of keeping things on track than Lisa! She raised her daughter on her own who happens to be a successful blogger, soon to be on TV.


    Irene Franco-Para

    Loan Success Coordinator


    Loan Success Coordinator extraordinaire! Irene will gather all your documentation and help prepare for initial underwriting approval along with final loan approval. She has over 13 years of mortgage experience and she’s the one to take your loan all the way home! Irene knows a thing or two about multitasking…she’s the mother of 6!! She loves traveling and spending time with her hubby.


    Ashley Austin

    Client Coordinator


    Details are Ashley’s thing! She prepares the Loan Disclosures and Cost Analysis Presentations once you’re under contract. She works behind the scenes to help bring the details together. She knows what you are going through because she bought her first home this year!


    Brenna Waterman

    Client Coordinator


    Brenna greets our clients with a friendly hello and ensures their call is navigated to the right person. She also is a huge help behind the scenes and she helps issue loan status updates for Clients and Realtors. She recently became a first-time home buyer and is keeping busy exploring the world of remodeling!


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