Team Member Testimonials

December 2011

I am frequently impressed with the professionalism and the selfless acts that our support staff at Cornerstone exhibit.  I just wanted you [everyone who played a part] to know that it does NOT go unnoticed. Thank you for pulling off yet another impressive
-Marla Wynn, Senior Loan Officer

I want to tell you what an incredible experience Cornerstone has been in my life.  Thank you for the opportunity you have afforded me.
-Joanne Posen, Senior Account Executive

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to recognize my first anniversary with the company. I truly appreciate it!
-Marissa Galvan, Processor

I am so happy to be a part of the Cornerstone family.
-Cynthia Pritchett, Senior Loan Processor

Glad to be a part of the Cornerstone family.
-Carolyn McElvain, Senior Loan Processor

I am very blessed to be a part of such an amazing company.
-Paula Gilvarry, New Loan Officer Liaison

I feel very blessed to be a part of Cornerstone!
-Star Rash, Senior Loan Processor

I am truly thankful and proud to be part of a company like Cornerstone!
-Brittany Hinojosa, Accounting Department

Thank you so much for the wonderful [Christmas] lunch and vender voucher! I think it is wonderful how you support your employees.
-Bridgette Dickson, Project Manager, PR Department

WOW! How does one say, “Thank you” for a day like yesterday? Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts from the vendors. I don’t ever remember shopping in my life without looking at the price tag first. Oh, my goodness, all those hugs were fabulous (Surely set a worlds record for me in a day!) It was so much fun seeing everyone. How very generous you are with all of us, especially like yesterday with our great Christmas lunch, bazaar and auction! I am so proud of how our company has grown into a very unique and special company. God is continually blessing us. I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for me personally. It is great to work for a company that cares about us. I love you and your sweet family with all my heart.
-Flo McGee, Receptionist

Mr. Laird,
I just wanted to let you know that you have an amazing team. I recently closed on the purchase of my home, and I was working with Keith Ward, Maribel Arevalo, and Dane Bigner.  This group was wonderful to work with. I work in the real estate industry and have had the opportunity of dealing with dozens of lenders every month. This team outshined them all! 
First, they beat the other lender I was shopping by over a thousand dollars in fees.  Then, despite the circumstances of my transaction (it was a HUD foreclosure), they were able to get my loan done within 2 weeks of receiving the executed contract from the seller (For most lenders I deal with, this would have been impossible given that it was and FHA loan!). Additionally, the seller needed a HUD 48 hours prior to closing, and when they were working the figures, they discovered that I was leaving around $1500 of seller concessions on the table and were able to relock my loan at a lower interest rate, getting new docs to title in time for me to close by my contract date. This also enabled my agent to get the BTSA that was offered because we were able to close before that deadline expired as well. This team’s knowledge, foresight, experience, and professionalism were evident every step of the way, and made what could have been a logistical disaster, a seamless and fluid transaction. I appreciated the empathy that they all exhibited, because although I close loans every day in my profession, I am rarely on the other side and, at times, can forget how hectic and stressful the whole process can be. This team always kept me informed about where my loan was in the process, and this helped assuage any distress on my part. Thank you for your part in creating such a great team.  Keith, Maribel, and Dane are a huge asset to your company. I will be referring anyone I come across to Cornerstone Mortgage from now on. 
-Patty Potter, Escrow Assistant

I have enjoyed my time here and have certainly learned a lot. I appreciate all of the support and assistance we receive from so many departments within Cornerstone. Without that, we would not be able to make things work so beautifully here.  Thank you for the opportunity.
-Susan R. Eaton, Office Manager

It has been my honor working with this company. I am very happy to be here!
-Alejandra Zendejas, Client Care Coordinator


It is certainly a privilege to work with such an amazing team.
-Erich Hoff, Public Relations

I am so happy to be part of the Cornerstone Family and hope to be with this company forever.
-Karim Lakhani, Closer

I’m glad to be with a wonderful company!
-Shay Washington, Payroll Administrator

Thanks for leading a great (great morals and ethics) company.
-Dustin Camping, Loan Officer

I can’t say thank you enough for setting up this wonderful program [Cornerstone Cares] for Cornerstone employees.  You just made Christmas very bright for a good family. May God continue to bless you and your families, and may He continue to guide this great company
-Derek Bolls, Compliance Officer

I feel fortunate to be a part of this group.
-Kathy Smith, Underwriter

I am as excited about a new year as I’ve been in a long time – and that includes last year when we were beginning our journey with Cornerstone. Everything that endeared me to Cornerstone when we were looking for a new home in 2010 has come to life and become part of my everyday life. I absolutely love it here! I have worked very hard in 2011 to “re-invent” myself as I’ve moved to a new way of doing business (out of the banking world and into the correspondent world) and have really begun to see some rewards from a production standpoint. 
-Mike Smalling, Area Manager