About Us
Who We are and why We do what We do

Beth Thompson and her team of veteran mortgage professionals are honored to have the opportunity to serve you. They offer more than 75 years of combined lending experience and have access to tools and technology that can make your transaction as smooth as possible.

Beth attributes her success over the years to the fact that her number one priority is providing each client with the loan program that can meet their individual needs. She takes in consideration her client's long-term and short-term financing goals as well as payment, equity and cash-flow objectives. Focus and discipline coupled with in-depth knowledge of every facet of the mortgage transaction have earned Beth the respect of her clients plus numerous strong relationships within the real estate community.

In addition to in-house underwriting, state-of-the-art technology, and cutting edge customer service, Beth and her team at Cornerstone are always available to personally answer questions and make sure every detail is covered.

At Cornerstone, you will discover an atmosphere of enthusiasm, a spirit of dedication, and a great desire to build quality relations. Experience the Cornerstone difference.

Beth Thompson
NMLS 208669

Beth is a native Texan and has lived in the Austin area since her days at UT. She lives in the heart of town with her family. Beth has spent her career at only three companies, achieving top sales and customer service honors consistently since 1998. She enjoys the relationships and friendships she has built throughout her mortgage career and looks forward to building many more. She strongly believes in the importance of home ownership, and is enthusiastic about continuing to give back to this community that has given her so much over the years.


Jessica James
NMLS 1246775

Jessica is a 8th generation native Texan and has lived in Austin for over 30 years. She loves spending time with her three daughters, family and friends as well as enjoying all the activities Austin has to offer. She has spent more than 18 years working in the mortgage industry, working with Beth for the last 13 years. With a background in marketing and her role as team liaison she id dedicated to a high level of communication and customer service.


Diane Rifai
NMLS 204318

Diane has been a loan originator since 1999, and was a realtor with ReMax for 10 years before that. She brings this experience and knowledge to every transaction she does for her customers. It takes patience, skill and the ability to analyze many different factors - all things at which Diane excels!

When she is not working with her customers to get the right loan, or spending time with her family, Diane gives back to her community in several ways. Just like the effort she puts into every transaction for her buyers, you see her give 100% of her energy and commitment.


Jessica Kowalski

Jessica has served in the mortgage industry since 2001. She joined Cornerstone Home Lending in 2015 because the company’s mission aligned with her personal passion: To make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Born in Springfield, Illinois, Jessica grew up on a corn and soybean farm. With loving adoptive parents as her role model, Jessica is a dedicated mom raising her two children and her niece and nephew. Her full house also includes two mini Aussie dogs and two tuxedo cats. When she has some free time, Jessica loves watching movies and tackling household projects.


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