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Who we are and why we do what we do

The Sharla Ellis Dream Team  
Ultimate Expertise, Ultimate Service, Ultimate Teamwork

Delivering remarkable service is what this team strives to do, pure and simple. In doing business with The Sharla Ellis Dream Team, you will discover an atmosphere of enthusiasm, a spirit of dedication and a great desire to build quality relationships.

Each member of The Sharla Ellis Dream Team understands the value of creating “raving” fans and providing positive experiences. Our goal is to be worthy of your confidence and deserving of the referral of your family, friends, and business associates. We will strive to make certain that our next compliment comes from you. 

Contact The Sharla Ellis Dream Team today, and turn your mortgage concerns over to us.



Sr. Vice President | Mortgage Specialist
NMLS 209040
Office: 801.487.2122
Cell: 801.580.1861
EFax: 866.323.3775

Sharla Ellis, Senior Vice President and Residential Lending Specialist for Cornerstone Home Lending, is a well-known and deservedly well-respected mortgage professional with a contagious enthusiasm and a compassionate desire to help make her clients’ home-buying dreams come true. Sharla has over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry. She started out as a receptionist with Chase and became a loan officer after two years. In her first year as a loan officer, she was awarded Rookie of the Year for finishing in the top 1% in volume production. She was promoted to Vice President that year at the age of 24, and for many years, she was the youngest VP that Chase had ever named.

When asked what she values most, Sharla is quick to reply, "My family, my church, and my clients." That her top life priorities all involve helping others comes as no surprise to those who know her well. Professionally, Sharla is committed to her clients' interests. She is, to say the least, loyal—and in the most positive sense, driven. Sharla is exceptional in the analysis of sophisticated loans and has an in-depth understanding of policies and guidelines. Her professional desire has always been to provide increasingly better customer service for clients, and her business model is designed to deliver outstanding client services.

Throughout her career, Sharla has consistently ranked in the top 1% of all mortgage loan originators in the industry for volume and unit production, earning many industry awards and accolades. For many years, she achieved the highest national designation of excellence by her previous employer (Chase) and has received numerous rankings and leadership awards as top Loan Originator within the company for overall volume, purchase volume, construction volume, and customer service. For most of her years at Cornerstone, Sharla has achieved the highest production in single loan origination business.

Though stellar and impressive, rankings are not what is important to Sharla. What is important are the clients those numbers and rankings represent. As far as Sharla is concerned, the greatest honor she has received professionally is her #1 ranking in the nation for customer service via client surveys. Sharla Ellis is dedicated to building relationships. Her wide referral base is comprised of realtors, builders, past clients, and other strategic partners who consistently return to Sharla and her talented team and refer their clients to her because she simply cares about providing exceptional service.

A native of Utah, Sharla grew up in beautiful Cache Valley, and graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in accounting. She lives in Farmington, Utah and is passionately devoted to her family. Sharla and Steve, her husband of 34 years, have two children, Judd (19) and Lexi (14), and they love spending time together. In her spare time, Sharla loves creative activities, such as writing, playing the piano, and baking (she's a master with her specialty recipes for homemade bread and jumbo chocolate chip cookies).



Mortgage Loan Originator
NMLS 1544252
Office: 801.487.2122
Cell: 801.548.3412
EFax: 866.375.9115

For Mitch Sargent, lending runs in the family. He has been involved in the mortgage industry for most of his life, following in the footsteps of his father, who is also a loan officer.

Mitch joined The Sharla Ellis Dream Team of Cornerstone Home Lending in 2018. Like his fellow team members, he believes that everyone deserves a path to homeownership.

"Our team stays up-to-the-minute on new programs, guideline changes, and market trends to better serve our clients," he says. "Together, we work hard to help more people become homeowners."

Mitch strives to create positive home-financing experiences grounded in honest guidance, caring service, clear communication, and instant accessibility. He walks each customer through the process, making sure they understand their options and what to expect along the way so they can make confident, well-informed mortgage decisions. Mitch also shares the joy and excitement his clients feel when they get the keys to their dream homes.

Born and raised in Sandy, Utah, Mitch devotes his time outside of work to family, friends, and Bruskie, the best chocolate Lab ever. He also enjoys simply being outside. Hunting, boating, golfing, and camping are among his favorite outdoor activities.


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Alisha Mace, NMLS 1756702
Licensed Transaction Coordinator

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Tiffany Caycho, NMLS 1473013
Licensed Transaction Coordinator

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Devin Robertson
Operations Team Manager

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Brooke Sartawi
Senior Loan Processor

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Amelia Gent
Senior Loan Processor

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Alexis Gomez
Assistant Loan Processor

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Jesus Rascon
Assistant Loan Processor

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Samantha Hamilton
Receptionist / Loan Processor

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Susan Eaton
Marketing Director / Office Manager

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Tara Guadiana
Marketing Coordinator

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