You Matter to the Kelly Zitlow Group!

Have you ever worked with a company that treated you like a number and you felt you weren’t being seen or heard? Here at the Kelly Zitlow Group, we are committed to listening to you and will work diligently to help you achieve your goals. Our mission is to provide you with an honest, well-communicated, and knowledge-based lending experience!

By working with us you have access to an entire team of dedicated individuals! Each person plays a vital role in making sure you receive a personalized, smooth home lending process. Learn more about the Kelly Zitlow Group below. We look forward to the opportunity to wow you with exceptional service!

VA Home Loan Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

Kelly Zitlow

NMLS #164330, Vice President
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist

For over 24 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.
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Tara Bradley

Tara Bradley

NMLS #203298
Loan Analyst Manager

Tara is a genius when it comes to the details. As the Loan Analyst 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 home finance, Tara is very knowledgeable at getting clients on the right path. Tara is married and has two adorable twin boys and a beautiful little girl.

Alex Jones

Alex Jones

NMLS #1086739
Loan Analyst

Alex is always eager to help guide clients through the loan prequalification process. He has a passion for being part of a team that helps make homeownership dreams come true. When he’s not assisting with detailed mortgage strategies, he enjoys biking, golfing, and hiking. Alex was recently married in Long Beach, CA on June 20, 2019.

Karen Hunt

Karen Hunt

NMLS #1121576
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

Christi Rogers

NMLS #1100797
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!

Vanessa Salerno

Vanessa Salerno

NMLS #1289189
Client Support Coordinator

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.

Irene Franco-Para

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 is also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. She knows a thing or two about multitasking…she's the mother of 6! She loves traveling and spending time with her hubby.

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Victoria Jovel

Victoria Jovel

Loan Success Coordinator

Victoria guides our clients through the loan approval and closing part of the home loan process. Her can-do attitude is much appreciated by all who work with her! She and her husband love traveling and learning about different customs and cultures from around the world. Victoria is also an avid movie goer who loves to hang out by the water when she’s not watching the latest blockbuster!

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Kazumi Robles

Kazumi Robles

Assistant to Kelly Zitlow

You may recognize Kazumi's cheerful voice when you call the Kelly Zitlow Group. She'll direct you to the appropriate team member to assist with your needs and/or can schedule time with you and Kelly. Kazumi is here to help! She enjoys traveling the world with her fiance Nick. She is a dog mom to the cutest French bulldog! Raised in Arizona her entire life, still very close to her roots in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. Kazumi is also an enthusiastic Sneaker collector.

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Casey Von Seggern

Casey Von Seggern

Team Support Coordinator

Casey’s sunny attitude is a joy to all that work with her. She supports the team with setting up loan files and requesting needed documents for a successful loan process. She is an adept coordinator and expertly manages the flow of communication between the team and our partners. Casey loves to spend time with her husband and her dog, Alfie. Family and friendships are central to her life, and she loves to share her passion for learning, music, swimming, hiking, and good conversation!

Danielle Zampino

Danielle Zampino

Team Support Coordinator

With her glass-half-full attitude, Danielle works hard to get the job done! She has been in the real estate business since 2010. She supports our team by assisting in home loan coordination, including set up and gathering of documentation. While she was born and raised right here in North Scottsdale, that didn’t keep her from traveling to 20 countries and 43 states! When she’s not working, you’ll probably find her at the dog park or pool side while keeping her eye out for Mr. Right!

Celebrating 23 years!!

It's hard to believe we're celebrating 23 years of helping people navigate the home loan process! While I truly enjoy staying on the cutting edge of what's happening in the home lending world (some say I'm a bit of a mortgage nerd), I have to say one of the best parts about it is the amazing group of people that I get to do this all with each and every day! Watch the fun video we made to celebrate this milestone and if you need us, we're just a call or text away 480-725-0150!

What Fuels You Video

What Fuels You?

I love working on the American Dream TV show! Such amazing real estate partners!!! We recently got together for a little friendly competition around the Octane race track and we were asked the question..."What fuels you?" Watch my video to learn what fuels me!!