Team Member Testimonials

September 2016

As I’ve told others in management who have reached out, my team and I can’t fund$14 million in home loans in the month of August done without an incredible company behind you. Here’s the cool thing: I put 47 loans in the pipeline by July 20th to close in August, and we closed 46! That one that missed out was a purchase that got pushed out 2 weeks due to inspection matters, and we close in a week. I’m hoping that incredible August will catapult me to that “next production level.” I’m eager to help more folks out, and I certainly have the efficiency/system and bandwidth to do $10mil a month.
-Dustin Camping, Senior Loan Officer

I am not sure who picks the birthday cards out that you send, but I have to say, they are always spot on with the personalities of the recipients, which is frankly and utterly amazing and somewhat disturbing. Thanks for mine: it has a vending machine of shoes on the front . . . Wow, did you know I have 63 pairs at home? Someone made me count them as part of a bet.
-Sabrina Nowling, Vice-President Marketing

I am truly blessed to be part of the Cornerstone family. I hope to meet you at the OPS conference next month. I hear great things about it and am excited to attend.
-Marci Green, Underwriter

Our group from a bank gained strong confirmation on why joining Cornerstone was the right move. I want you to know just how supportive and positive all the Cornerstone employees have been during this process. Andrina has been working tirelessly and has aligned a team who show a genuine interest in our success. No doubt there will be a few more twists and turns as this is a large task with many people (and regulators) involved. The future is bright Cornerstone on the East coast. Both Chris and I welcome the opportunity and embrace the goals we will achieve.
-Glenn Astolfi, Loan Officer

Thank you so much for the anniversary greeting – it is such a blessing to work for such a wonderful Christian-based company! I look forward to the next 10 years!
-Kelli Wesley, Secondary Marketing

I just wanted to say “Thank you” for the opportunity to participate in this Fitness challenge. It was a lot of fun, and it pushed me more than anything else has before when it comes to exercising. I’m sad that I’m already done and wish there was a competition for 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 steps by the end of December.
-Teresa Dunn, Closing Coordinator

It occurs to me that I did not thank you for my gift card a couple of months back. Thank you very much. The monthly Fun Day drawing is a nice perk and kind of you to do.
-Sean A. Martin, Senior Loan Originator

Thank you so much for the anniversary wishes! It has been an amazing year with Cornerstone for our team, and I am blessed to work for such an amazing company! Looking forward to many more years!
-Stephanie Dietzman, Administrative Assistant

What incredible August funding numbers! I love how you relate it to how many families we have helped.
-Pierre LaPres, Senior Vice President

I am so happy to be a part of the Cornerstone Family!
-Kim Atkinson, Processor

It has been an amazing first year!
-Mary Gill, Closer

I’m very thankful to be part of this organization!
-Eugenio Martinez, Senior Government Underwriter

I’m blessed to be part of such a wonderful company.
-Angelina Osborne, Processor

I truly love working for Cornerstone! Best decision I have ever made, thank you for having such an awesome company!
-Leann Weiss, Underwriting Support Helpdesk Specialist

Thank you for letting me be a part of the Cornerstone Family!
-Paula Cruz, Loan Operations

I am over the top excited. Everyone has been so welcoming and informative. I cannot wait to make it through all the trainings, get everything set up, and open the race gate.
-(Happy) Pam Johnston, Loan Officer

I am excited to be here!
-Sean Brannon, Loan Officer

My time at Cornerstone has been an exciting ride, and I very much look forward to continuing for a long time, at least another 14 years! It is a blessing for me and my family. God bless you!
-Suzanne Palmer, Loan Officer

I am so happy to be a part of a wonderful company.
-Albert Rodriguez, Loan Officer Assistant

I am so excited, and I think what you are doing is very generous. I have never worked for a company that is so appreciative of its employees, and I am blessed to have had 16+ tremendous years with Cornerstone. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
-Theresa Steinkamp, Senior Loan Analyst

There is a reoccurring theme that I experience every day: We are incredibly blessed to be part of this amazing place we call Cornerstone! Thank you all for creating an environment where we all know we are part of something special!
-Diana Cagle, Product & Pricing Manager

I recently read about the Cornerstone Cares Program, and as someone who was personally affected by a family tragedy, it brought tears to my eyes. I had not known about this program up until about a month ago. Not knowing how this Company would affect my life personally, I know that I can make a difference for someone else. I would like nothing more than to pay it forward for the families that need it in their time of crisis or tragedy.
A year ago this past Sunday, our son suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. He was not even 2 years old. He was rushed to Kingwood Medical Center where he lost consciousness and needed to be sent via life-flight to Texas Children’s Hospital for emergency brain surgery. At the time I was a stay-at- home mom of our two, wonderful boys. Working with Cornerstone, my husband, had the flexibility to work remotely and be WITH me through every step of Carter’s recovery. We were admitted for just over 24 days. I put everything on hold in order to give 100% of my focus to my son’s recovery. He was in need of extensive therapy and rehabilitation services. He had physical therapy and occupational therapy until this past April and just this past month, he GRADUATED and tested out of speech therapy. He is not only catching up to his peers but also thriving beyond our wildest dreams! We were invited to a patient reunion party hosted by Texas Children’s Hospital this past July where my son’s doctors and nurses were absolutely floored by his recovery. He is the best representation of a miracle I could ever imagine.
This amazing Marketing team rallied behind us through this past year. They came together for us, brought us a gift basket with all the necessary items we would have never thought we would need. They cooked meals for us when we got home so we could spend all of our time getting our son settled back in at home. These amazing people made it possible for us to be present. That means more to me than I could ever truly express. It has been a long year, and we couldn’t be more grateful for Cornerstone and the amazing people we both get to work with now. I have been with Cornerstone since May of this year, and, I have to say, it has been the best decision I have ever made. When the opportunity came up for a part-time position, it was my husband’s love and passion for this company that made me understand that this was more than just another job: this was going to be the door to a whole new opportunity for our family.
-(Name not shown for confidentiality purposes)

It’s been a great 6 years.
-Shawn Helmer, Senior Loan Processor

I love working for such a wonderful company with a warm, family atmosphere.
-Cindy Hoffart, Accounts Payable Manager

Thank you for thinking of me today! Both Cornerstone and my loan officer Chris Ledesma inspired me to obtain my MLO license. I just took and passed my test last Friday, so in two short years, I have gone from zero mortgage industry knowledge to being a licensed LOA! Thank you!
-Starr Graham-Baldwin, Loan Operations

It’s been a great, two years! Looking forward to many more!
-Windy Strauss, Mortgage Consultant

You and the rest of the team here have most definitely built an exemplary company filled with very special people. In every step of the way, I have been welcomed with open arms. I look forward to a bright future with the Cornerstone Family!
-Don Rosecrans, IT Talent Engagement Manager

Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I have read the brief narrative as well as done my research in regards to Cornerstone. Needless to say I am impressed, and I am glad to be called a member of the Cornerstone Mortgage family. What impressed me the most was that I noticed in the mission statement as well as in the narrative, the mention of God and your faith. I love and welcome the opportunity to work for a company where upper management has a belief in God and is not afraid to speak of it. I thank you for the opportunity and look forward to a long endeavor with Cornerstone.
-Renee Davis, Closing/Loansoft Helpdesk

I love working for this company!
-Kerry Day, Mortgage Advisor

My first year at Cornerstone has flown by and been a blast. Very blessed to be part of the family you have built. Looking forward to many more rewarding years with Cornerstone.
-Mark McDowell, Loan Officer

It's a privilege to be part of this organization.
-Jerome Schneider, Loan Officer

I appreciate your taking time to reach out and welcome me to the Cornerstone family. I enjoyed reading the story of how the company began and was especially excited to hear that its inception was an answer to prayer! I am truly excited about this opportunity and look forward to a great future here with such a great company.
-Wells Tyson, Loan Officer

It’s great to be here.
-James Benight, Processor

I am very happy to be part of the Cornerstone Family. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to continuing the legacy of the company.
-Cathie Marcon, Transaction Coordinator

Thrilled to be here. Thank you for the opportunity. I look forward to a long and prosperous career with Cornerstone.
-Andrew B. Darby, Loan Processor

I love working for Cornerstone Home Lending. I am so glad that our leaders take care of their employees and do so much to make work enjoyable.
-Alice Von Seggern, Production Support

You and the rest of the team here have most definitely built an exemplary company, filled with very special people. In every step of the way, I have been welcomed with opened arms. I look forward to a bright future with the Cornerstone Family!
-Don Rosencrans, IT Talent Engagement Manager

I am extremely grateful you guys do things like this. I have not experienced that from previous employers. Thank you for all you do and allowing me to be a part of the Cornerstone team.
-Shannon Matlock, Dinkins Regional Administrator

It’s a pleasure to be a part of the Cornerstone Family.
-Vi Tripathi, Senior Vice President

I am honored to receive this personal email from you! And moving to Cornerstone has been one of my best career decisions!
-Georgia Cox, Senior Loan Processor

Glad to be part of the team!
- Suzanne Karbowski, Lead Advisor—Underwriting Department

Thank you for building such an amazing company. I assure you that I will continue to do everything I can to help the company grow!
-Jessica Baldwin, Mortgage Lending Advisor

It is so hard to believe that it has been a year since I came to work at Cornerstone. I know I have told you this in the past, but wanted to revisit it again on my anniversary date. You called me out of the blue just over a year ago. If you had told me then I could be happier here at Cornerstone than I was at my previous employer, I would have told you that is not possible. Ironically, from our first conversation I felt as if I had come home. As part of the Dinkins region, that feeling continued. I am not saying life is perfect nor that I haven’t had some stumbles along the way as I learned my way around the company. However, your mentality of a servant’s heart has filtered throughout this company, and each day I feel the support of everyone in virtually every department from the condo team to the 401K team, to the ops support we have in our region. Thank you so much for inviting me to join such a great company.
-Pamela, Loan Officer

Three years have flown by. Love being on the team here!
-Sharon Fults, Loan Officer

I am VERY proud to be a part of the TEAM.
-Nikki Brown, Loan Processor

Happy to be here, Marc!
-Harper Ray, Senior Loan Officer

I love being here!
-Regina Imel, Production Assistant

I am very honored to work for such a wonderful company. Coming to work is a pleasure every day.
-Gabby Carrasco, Executive Assistant l Compliance Analyst

Thank you both for the gift card. I appreciate it so much and want you both to know that it has been my pleasure and honor to work for Cornerstone for the last 15 years. A lot has changed, but I still believe it’s the best place to be.
-Sandi Arthur, Branch Manager & Senior Loan Officer

I have thought about sending an email like this on several occasions over the last 3 ½ years I have been with Cornerstone. I was in “corporate America” as an insurance adjuster for 25 years before losing my job. I, then, made a career change and became a loan officer. Although I do not have other mortgage company experience to compare my experience with Cornerstone to, I do have “corporation” experience. I am very impressed with Cornerstone and have been since I was hired. The current ranking showcasing Cornerstone’s performance does not surprise me at all. I am very proud and feel very blessed to work for this company.
-Bobbi Hamm, Loan Officer

II am so honored to be a part of such an amazing company! Never have I been so blessed and encouraged by such incredibly inspiring leadership like I have here. I am beyond thankful for this wonderful new “work family”! It is truly a gift! I hope this is only the first of many more years to come!
-Taylor Clifford, Compliance Analyst

I say something similar every year, but it is true – what a wild, wonderful trip it’s been! We had hoped and prayed for success but didn’t imagine we could achieve it to this degree. It is the confidence we have in our Mission and Vision that made it [such success] possible over these past]28 years. I’m so very proud of our company. Plus, on the family side, there is such joy in seeing all of our kids grow up and having their own families and accomplishments in and out of the company. We are truly blessed.
-Cindy Simmons, Senior Vice President

Thank you so much for the gift card for my 15th Anniversary! It is very generous of you and is truly appreciated. I am very happy to be working for such a great company!
-Heather Robert, Vice President l Loan Officer

It’s cold and raining outside, but CHL is my shelter and warmth. Thank you and Ms. Belanger for building this company so well.
-Tonya Dalton, Underwriter