Meet The Shannon Foley and Graver Johnson Team
Cornerstone is a full-service mortgage lender. We offer a variety of mortgage options, home loan programs, and competitive pricing from a wide range of national investors. With in-house processing, underwriting, and funding, Cornerstone is 100% committed to on-time closings and satisfying home-financing experiences.
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Simply Remarkable Financing
Since 1988, Cornerstone has made a positive difference in people's lives. Our staff of caring, seasoned mortgage professionals is passionate about helping people become homeowners.
Founded by Marc N. Laird and Judy Belanger in Houston, Texas, Cornerstone has steadily grown into one of the largest privately-held mortgage companies in the country.
Cornerstone by the Numbers
- More than 1,000 team members in 100+ branches throughout the United States
- Licensed to lend in 41 states
- #1 non-bank lender in Texas (Based on HMDA data for Cornerstone Home Lending and its affiliates)
- Cornerstone's CEO, Marc Laird received the Top Workplaces CEO Leadership Award in 2017, among Houston's largest companies
- Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces Winner - 2010-2020
Branch Manager / Loan Officer
Shannon Foley offers trusted insight gained from 14+ years in the residential lending industry. She is especially honored to help first-time homebuyers become long-term homeowners.
Shannon knows the financing process can seem overwhelming. That’s why she works closely with her clients and guides them through each step from start to finish. More importantly, she truly cares. Shannon understands how important home is, and always keeps her clients’ interests close to her heart to better serve their needs.
Born and raised in Illinois, Shannon graduated from Montana State University. She started her mortgage career as an assistant and quickly fell in love with the business. Named Rookie of the Year during her first year as a loan officer, she has received several top 10% producer awards throughout the years. Although proud of her achievements, Shannon is most grateful for the opportunity to help people get to where they want to be.
Outside of work, Shannon, her husband, and their two sons enjoy camping, fishing, and catching up with family and friends.
With a career spanning 13+ years, Graver Johnson understands the full scope of the mortgage process and how to navigate it. Dedicated, hardworking, and resourceful, he explores every available opportunity to help people make their dream home a reality.
Graver strives to create positive home financing experiences. He manages loans in-house, handling the details from start to finish, so his customers can focus on the joy of their homeownership journey. Backed by his honest guidance, clear updates, and dedicated support, his clients know exactly what to expect at each step. He truly enjoys getting to know his clients and is devoted to being there for them year after year, loan after loan.
Born in Laramie and raised in Whitefish, Graver has called Montana home his entire life. The Montana State University graduate has lived in Bozeman since 1989. When he’s not helping people secure a home loan, he’s protecting their homes and the community as a full-time firefighter.
Patty knows from personal experience how overwhelming it can be to find and move into a new home. As the wife of a Coast Guard veteran, she relocated every several years. That’s why she is devoted to making the home buying process as simple and stress-free as possible.
With over 30 years of experience in loan closing, servicing, and operations, Patty offers insight into the full scope of the mortgage business. Team members know they can depend on her to jump in and help make their clients’ homeownership dreams come true. Patty’s dedication to serve also extends outside the office. She is a frequent volunteer for Cornerstone’s many community events and initiatives.
Born in Georgia and raised in Florida, Patty has called Bozeman home since 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors. Biking and hiking are among her favorite activities.
As Transaction Coordinator, Abby brings together all the elements needed for a smooth loan closing: From organizing and verifying documentation to updating clients on next steps. Both customers and team members value her dedicated work ethic and flawless eye for detail. She also brightens each day with her positive outlook and passion to make a difference.
Abby honed her exceptional communication skills during a 10-year tenure as global marketing manager for an apparel and accessories company. In seeking more work/life balance, Abby found a new professional home with some familiar faces.
“When it came time to make a change for my personal and family life, I was blessed with an opportunity to join the Bozeman Team,” says Abby. “I had worked with Shannon Foley on my home refinance and new home purchase. I’m thrilled to support the team I’ve gotten to know over the years and to provide the same amazing service I received as a client.”
Hardworking and reliable, as Transaction Coordinator, Cathi works with clients and her team to ensure smooth sailing throughout the loan process. Prior to joining the mortgage industry, Cathi served for many years as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Manager. Her heart for service continues as she supports homebuyers in reaching their homeownership dreams.
Cathi grew up in Illinois and now calls Montana home. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, gardening, and walking her dogs.
Kate joined the mortgage industry during her last semester at Montana State University. Years later, she is an integral part of the Bozeman team’s exceptional service. Her proven experience, hard work, and dedication are key in quickly moving loans from application to closing. Kate’s can-do attitude also inspires all around her. Both team members and customers know they can count on Kate to jump in and help in any way she can.
Born and raised in Fargo, Kate has lived in Bozeman since 2000. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two sons, Bodhi and Boston, and faithful Golden Retriever, Wally. The Chase family loves hiking, biking, skiing, and camping. Kate also enjoys cooking and baking, so ask about her favorite recipes!