Team Member Testimonials

August 2016

What a great ten years! I cannot believe it has been that long. I am proud to say that I have been at Cornerstone for 10 years: It is the longest I have ever worked at one company before. You have built an amazing company with great values, and you truly know how to make your employees feel appreciated for how hard we all work. I have really enjoyed working with you over the years and look forward to many years to come. Thank you so much for all that you do and for all of the wonderful surprises today. I feel super special.
-Robin Gifford, Senior Loan Officer

I appreciate being appreciated!
-Sue Place, Certified Mortgage Lender

Wow, we have the most amazing Loan Officers. We’ve built an organization that is second to none.
-Patricia Ahmad, Vice President l Mortgage Planner

As always, appreciate the opportunity to work for such a wonderful company.
-Lisa Kassuba, Loan Officera

I have been meaning to respond to one of your emails that have so very kindly welcomed me aboard the Cornerstone Family. I cannot tell you how much being part of Cornerstone means to me! The bank I worked for previously had similar values, but when they hired a new Loan Ops Director, those values failed to trickle down. It was still hard for me to leave that company until I met the people at Cornerstone! They all explained Cornerstone’s values, and the tenure of the majority of the employees, in a way that I knew these values DID apply throughout the company. This, and the simple fact that I knew I could learn a lot from these women, were the reasons I chose to work here! I’ve been looking for a “home” for years, and I feel like I’ve finally found it here at Cornerstone!
It means a lot that Cornerstone is so vocal about their values and support of their employees & customers! In today’s competitive market, I feel like this sets us apart from other lenders. I never heard anything bad about Cornerstone when I was doing my research. In fact, when I turned in my notice to First United Bank, the Vice President asked me where I was going. I told her, and all she could say was “Yep, that’s a good one! It would be selfish of me to even try to convince you to stay at this point.”
Thank you for the welcome and for establishing a company with these stellar values, that I can be proud to say I am now a part of!
-Erica Parker, Senior Loan Processor

Just wanted to remind you again about how INCREDIBLE Cornerstone is . . . it’s been at LEAST 2 weeks since I last told you!
-Lori Richardson, Vice President & Loan Officer

It is an honor and a privilege to represent Cornerstone Home Lending. I have been so pleased with the mission, vision, and leadership.
-Kirsten Johnson, Loan Officer

Wow! Can’t believe it has been 15 years. I have always appreciated how Cornerstone has remained committed in consistently acknowledging their employees. It has made this company unique. Thank you so very much for acknowledging this monumental anniversary in such a spectacular way.
-Karen Ippolito, Director of the Underwriting Support Team

I love my job and my Cornerstone family!
-Darla Cutler, Government Lending

I just received the flowers for my 5-year anniversary, and they are so beautiful. It was incredibly thoughtful of you to have them sent to me here in Italy. It means so much to me to work for a company where I feel so appreciated. I have thoroughly enjoyed these last 5 years, and I am looking forward to many more with Cornerstone. Thank you so much!
-Sarah Muths Lee, Capital Markets

I’m honored to be a part of such a great group of people.
-Will Koenig, Mortgage Advisor

Thank you so much. I look forward to many, many more!
- Sherry Merritt, Conventional & Government Underwriter

I originated loans for over 12 years before moving into the appraisal area, and if my past mortgage company employer had the support, corporate culture, and the can-do attitude that we have here at Cornerstone, I’d still be originating! Thanks for creating a great place to work! I am very proud to work here.
-Phil Frank, Appraisal Coordinator

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes! So happy to be at Cornerstone!
-Denise Birdsall, Corporate Paralegal

I honestly feel like it is another year of being blessed by God to have been able to find a company like Cornerstone and a boss like Tammy Pullen.
-Cindy Doerre, 203K & Renovation Underwriting Specialist

I appreciate all you do for us!
-Melvin Vallejos, Branch Manager

I am so excited to be a part of this company and culture. I can’t wait to grow with this company and learn more each day.
-Jaycee Brink, Client Experience

I am looking forward to many more of these anniversaries with Cornerstone.
-Lee Anne Johnson, Loan Officer Assistant

Thank you very much for the nice note. It just reiterates what a special company and place Cornerstone truly is. I am very excited to be on the team. Thank you for the information about Cornerstone and for taking the time to welcome me.
-Todd Sanguras, Recruiting

I loved reading the Cornerstone Story, and I’m delighted to be part of this family! I’m deeply impressed with Cornerstone’s core values, and I’m indeed humbled to be a part of it. I’ll be working diligently to add solid value to the company.
-David King, Accounting/Project Manager

Everyone has been so kind and attentive. Thank you very much for your email.
- Maria Droddy, Loan Processor- Bravo Region

I am so pleased to be a part of the Cornerstone Family, and I enjoyed reading the Cornerstone story. I have proudly placed the vision and mission statement on my desk.
-Kashae Ezell, OFC Specialist

I am very happy to be here.
-Myrna Quinn, Assistant to David Bryce

It has been such a joy to work with Cornerstone and the Addison/Baldwin team here in Dallas. I appreciate the congratulatory email.
-Scott Pendleton, Loan Officer

Thank you so much for letting me work here!
-Charlotte Metoyer, Payroll

Thank you and Judy very much. It has been a pleasure to work with such a great company.
-Karen McCaa, Senior Closer

And thank you for all the support and for your leadership. Blessed to be here.
-Kevin Sullivan, Branch Manager

I am so excited and so blessed to have been given this amazing opportunity. The team here in El Paso has been outstanding already. My prayer is that God will use me in this new venture to bless others.
-DeeDee Spoon, Loan Officer

I love working here.
-Jan Braziel, Production Associate

Wow, what timing as a winner of the Fun Day drawing for July! This is also my anniversary month: 11 years with this amazing company!
-Sandy Maxwell, FHA Insuring Team Lead

This company has been nothing but the best to me, working with me while finishing my Bachelors of Science Management and still supporting me while I continue my education further with an M.B.A. Thank you for helping me succeed in my education and career development.
-Lorraine Lopez, Loan Processor

I love this company.
-Wendee Myers, RESPA Specialist

Working with Cornerstone has truly made me a better person both professional and personally!
-Rebecca Muzny, Processor

I am so glad to be a part of an amazing team.
-Kimberley Cawyer, Loan Processor

I look forward to many more years [of anniversaries with Cornerstone]!
-Dana Driggers, Loan Processor

I couldn’t ask for a better place to work.
-Lisa Varano, Production Partner/Processor

I was aware of the Core Values here at Cornerstone and see a reinforcement of them each and every day as I meet more and more associates. I am very proud to have been selected for my position and for my opportunity to become part of the Cornerstone organization. I look forward to meeting you.
-Brian Work, Manager l Regulatory Compliance

I couldn’t have found a better company to work with.
-Rhy Meisenheimer, Licensed Loan Production Associate

You and Judy have created a wonderful company, and I’m genuinely glad to be part of the team.
-Jordan Shows, IT QA Systems Tester

It is a pleasure working here with such an amazing team!
-Africa Gibb, Loan Officer

It is so good to be back at Ascent/Cornerstone and back in Texas. Looking forward to many successful years here.
- Lisa Underwood, Senior Loan Officer

It is a blessing -- working with this company.
-Dale Scott, Condo Intake Coordinator

Thank you for taking the time to record your vision for Cornerstone. I am very excited to be part of such a great team! I am looking forward to many long years with Cornerstone and being a blessing to all that I come in contact with!
-Kerri Anne Ball, Senior Processor

I am so glad to be a part of the Cornerstone family and have the flexibility and support needed. Thank you again for everything.
-Shawn R. Hugonnett, Capital Markets

I continue to be amazed at this wonderful company we have built!
-Mary Wedman, Client Experience Assistant

Blessed to here with Priority (a Cornerstone affiliate)!
- Chris Lopez, President l Priority Home Lending

I entered the purchase market in February 2013 with another lender. I had no idea what I was doing or how I was going to get business, and I had very little instruction on how to do it. After two years, I started with Cornerstone in Jan 2015, and March 2015 happened to be my biggest month ever in the business. I closed 10 loans for $1,674,108 and was ecstatic! By the end of 2015, I closed 97 loans for $17,500,000. This past February 2016 I hired a Production Assistant, and in March we hit a record month of 26 funded purchase loans at $4,603,423! Just last month, I hired my newest team member for the role of Loan Officer Assistant. My team makeup now consists of a Senior Loan Officer, a Loan Officer Assistant, a Production Assistant, a Transaction Coordinator, and a Processor. We are currently working to finish this year strong and to continue training while preparing to surpass our goals for 2017.
I am beyond blessed to be where I am. I’m surrounded by professionals/mentors who continuously push me to grow and to be better each day. I am excited for what the future holds, and I look forward to continuous growth and life changing opportunities.
- Dominic Dangora, Mortgage Advisor

I look forward to many more years with Cornerstone!
-Bertie Vena, Senior Loan Closer

Can’t believe it has been 9 years. It seems like yesterday, yet it seems like forever. I have so enjoyed my time here with Cornerstone. I consider the people a simple extension of my family.
On to the next 9!
-Susan Barnhill, Vice-President l Training

I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the Birthday umbrella and the funny card that was delivered to me. Thank you for always taking the time to remember people; you are very thoughtful.
-Leanne Weber, Regional Support – Report Analyst

I’m happy to be here.
-Eva Bernabe, Finalization

I just wanted to say thank you for your kind email. I am so excited to now be a part of Cornerstone Home Lending. Sharla Ellis and her team are amazing.
-Cynthia Rutherford, Transaction Coordinator

I’m extremely happy to be a part of a great company – thank you for the opportunity!
-Leona “Lee” Alexander, Production Associate