About Us

Our Why

  • We believe in honoring all who seek our help by treating them with warmth, empathy and understanding.
  • We exist to do unto others as we would have them do unto us if our roles were reversed.
  • We accomplish this by offering trusted advice, anticipating needs, and with a commitment to deliver exactly what was promised, regardless of the difficulties that may arise.
  • We are a physician focused mortgage team, determined to provide an incredible mortgage experience.

Josh Mettle

Josh Mettle, Senior Loan Officer

NMLS #219996

Josh got burned by a loan officer and decided to become a mortgage professional and to care for his clients the way he wished he’d been treated. That’s why our team promise is “Say What You Do, Do What You Say, No Surprises!” As one of the top 1% lending teams in the country, our absolute knowledge of the industry and professionalism will be hard at work for you and your family.

Drake

Drake Bloebaum, Loan Officer

NMLS #225567

Drake Bloebaum has been advising clients on their home financing strategies for over eight years. He takes great pride in listening to and understanding his client’s goals in order to craft the best loan for each individual’s needs. Drake’s favorite thing about his job is helping happy clients get into the home of their dreams.

David Nelson

David Nelson, Loan Officer

NMLS #223291

In 2007 David became Josh Mettle’s assistant and helped him achieve record breaking production numbers. In 2012 he became a loan officer and has had amazing results helping clients achieve their financial goals through home refinancing and purchasing. David is only one of four professionals in Utah with a FICO Pro certification.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith, Loan Officer

NMLS #941210

Matt has a decade of real estate industry experience and uses it to help his clients achieve their goals. A coach by nature, he sees you as a part of our team and is here to make your Mettle Group experience a success!

Jordan Campagna

Jordan Campagna, Loan Officer

NMLS # 1178630

Jordan started work in the mortgage industry as a Loan Officer Assistant, Processor, the Mettle Group’s Team Lead and now is a Loan Officer. He stresses the importance of integrity, a positive attitude, patience, respect, communication, and team work to achieve successful client’s closings every day.

Scott Breen

Scott Breen, Loan Officer

NMLS #290475

Scott Breen tailors financing to each client’s unique lifestyle and goals and he cares about the long term financial security and wealth accrual of each of his clients. Scott is an award winning photographer whose images have been displayed in galleries, public venues and government buildings across the state. He loves living in Utah and can be found riding his bike, skiing, hiking or playing with his children and grandchildren.

Ross Zimmerman

Ross Zimmerman, Loan Officer

NMLS #532177

Ross has worked in the finance industry for over 10 years. His back ground is in banking, helping clients manage their personal finances, which included home purchases and refinances. Ross is passionate about providing exceptional service and making a memorable experience when it comes to working with his clients. When he is not helping other families with their home financing, he enjoys spending his time with his family, his beautiful wife and 3 little girls.

Mike Jones

Mike Jones, Senior Loan Officer

NMLS #33323

Mike Jones has over 12 years in the residential mortgage lending industry and an extensive background in the financial industry with over 8 years of experience in that field. His knowledge along with his desire to help every client the way he would like to be treated has helped him achieve great success. Mike has been a top producer as a Loan Office and a Branch Manager. He speaks both English and Spanish and has an extensive background in both VA and FHA financing. He will always look for multiple options and help you make the decision that is right for you.

Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis, Loan Officer

NMLS #240625

Ryan has been in the mortgage industry for more than 13 years. He had been processing for 3 years on the Mettle Group team and is now a Loan Officer. He has been involved in every aspect of originating a loan, from origination, processing, closing, funding to shipping the loans. Ryan is dedicated to making the loan process personal, simplified and even a little fun.

Jeff Ellett

Jeff Ellett, Loan Officer

NMLS #1541232

Jeff Ellett joined the Physician Group in 2016 as a loan officer assistant to his late mother Evelyn Ellett. He began as a licensed loan officer in January of 2017 and strives to make the home buying process an incredible experience for all.

Jeff is honored to be part of a team that focuses so heavily on the individual needs of each client. He enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, riding dirt bikes, and traveling.

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Shane Barker, Loan Officer

NMLS #142013

Shane’s philosophy is to put himself in your shoes, do a quality job as if it were for his own mother, and treat everyone as a friend. Buying a home should be fun! That’s one of Shane’s focuses when working with him. He’s found that honesty, respect, communication, clear expectations, and listening to clients make for a fantastic loan experience that everyone can enjoy. One of the best parts of the job is seeing happy clients getting into the home of their dreams! When not helping folks into a home, Shane loves going on adventures with his fearless wife and kids, playing sports, and real estate investing.

Katrinka Condie, Loan Officer

NMLS #1542179

Katrinka partnered with mortgage and real estate professionals for 7 years focusing on credit challenged borrowers. This service helped over 2,000 families realize their dream of home ownership. Her expertise in credit consulting services and client coaching drove her to become a licensed loan officer. Katrinka is dedicated to providing exceptional service and making the loan process educational and effortless. In her spare time, she loves exploring the great outdoors with her husband and four beautiful girls.

Bob Welsh

Bob Welsh, Loan Officer

NMLS #1470028

Bob has spent the last 23 years working in the Salt Lake metro real estate market, primarily building and developing residential real estate sales offices. He has been involved with local Realtor organizations, serving on the board of directors of the Salt Lake Board of Realtors for 10 years. He served on the Utah Association of Realtors forms committee for 5 years, 1 year as its chair, as well as numerous other business and charitable committees in and outside of the real estate industry. After running successful offices for several different companies, he is now a Mortgage Professional with Fairway Mortgage Corporation.

Jeana Lanktree

Jeana Lanktree, Team Operations Manager

Jeana started in the Mortgage business in 2005 as a Jr. Processor. After getting her Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Community Studies with an emphasis in Financial Advising at the University of Utah, she returned to the mortgage industry in 2013 as a Senior Processor. She joined The Mettle Group as a Personal Mortgage Coordinator in 2014 and is now the Team Operations Manager.

Kim Cowdell

Kim Cowdell, Office Manager

Kim started in the mortgage industry in 2008 as a corporate office Receptionist. She was promoted to Reception Supervisor, overseeing all the reception staff in all branch offices of the company she was working at. In 2012 she was offered the opportunity to work with The Mettle Group and is excited to be a part of this awesome team.

Ashley Garcia

Ashley Garcia, Loan Processor

Ashley began her mortgage career in 2002 as a Data Entry file clerk, and then quickly moved up from there to many roles, including Loan Closer, Broker Coordinator, Closing Coordinator, Lead Broker Service Representative, Account Executive, Account Manager, Operations Coordinator, Lock Desk Supervisor and Personal Mortgage Coordinator. She is now enjoying a new position as a Loan Processor for the Mettle Group.

Jon

Jon Cronk, Loan Officer Assistant

After working in the automotive industry for 5 years, Jon was offered the opportunity to join the rapidly expanding Mettle Group as Drake Bloebaum’s Loan Officer Assistant. He strives to be an asset to the team and a key part to helping Drake with his practice. Jon is very proud to be a part of the Mettle Group and loves waking up every morning to come to work.

Cathy

Cathy Richardson, Personal Mortgage Coordinator

Cathy has been working in the real estate industry for the past 16 years in real estate tax processing, mortgage closer/funder and reselling foreclosed properties on behalf of sellers. She joined the Mettle Group in 2015 as a Personal Mortgage Coordinator and enjoys helping others achieve their dream of becoming homeowners.

Brandi Romero

Brandi Romero, Closer

Brandi began her career as a loan processor in 2009. She has held positions in processing, personal mortgage coordinator and once again as a Closer. She thrives by learning all aspects of the mortgage industry and is driven by customer satisfaction through authentic connection. Brandi loves traveling with her husband and spending time with family.

Sam Robinson

Sam Robinson, Set-up Processor

Sam took his first position in the mortgage industry in June 2015 and has craved the fast paced atmosphere ever since. He was offered the opportunity to work with The Mettle Group in February of 2016 and accepted with excitement. Sam enjoys learning new skills to further extend his knowledge of the industry.

Moniquea Ryan

Moniquea Ryan, Setup Processor

In 2009, Moniquea was inspired to be part of the mortgage industry due to her Uncle and Aunt. Since starting she has held positions in cancellations, data entry, RESPA and now Setup. She looks forward to learning more and helping families into their dream home. Moniquea enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs. She plans on seeing the world in person not through the TV.

Wendy Spaeth

Wendy Spaeth, Closer

Wendy has been in the mortgage industry for over 18 years. She has held several different positions including Receptionist, Shipping, Closer, Closing Team Lead, Funder and Funding Team Lead. But her love and passion is Closing. She loves to spend time with her family at their family cabin outside of Kamas and just being outdoors, hiking or playing with her grandson.

Shane Jenson

Shane Jenson, Underwriter

Shane has worked in the mortgage industry for about sixteen years in multiple capacities, both in Wholesale and Retail residential mortgage lending as an Operations Manager, Account Executive and Underwriter. He loves the great interdependent relationships fostered by our fast paced business and team oriented environments and has always thoroughly enjoyed being a part of those teams to play a part in providing homeowners the best possible experience.

Mandy Ellett

Mandy Ellett, Loan Officer Assistant

Mandy began working as a Loan Officer Assistant in 2016. She spent 10 years in the National Guard as a Military Intelligence Officer and has also worked as a Tax Preparer. Mandy loves learning new skills, growing as an individual and helping others do the same. She is excited to be part of the team and help others achieve their dreams.

Holly Robertson

Holly Robertson, Loan Processor

Holly has been in the mortgage industry for more than 20 years. After receiving her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance from Jacksonville State University, she embarked on a career in the mortgage industry. With her vast experience ranging from origination to servicing, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her team. She is passionate about educating clients and keeping them informed throughout the loan process. In her spare time Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She loves running, skiing and appreciates the active lifestyle that Utah has to offer.

Brittany Strasters

Brittany Strasters, Intake Processor

Brittany first began her career in the mortgage industry in 2005. After several years of being away from the industry, she decided to go back into the mortgage world, and is finding this is where she was meant to be. She
is excited to be working with this team and is eager to learn and grow.

Brandi Hogan

Brandi Hogan, Loan Officer Assistant

Brandi has worked in the credit and finance world for the last five years. She joined Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. in January 2017. She is a Loan Officer Assistant and enjoys helping borrowers achieve their goal of homeownership. When she is not in the office, she is most often found spending time outdoors with her two children and family.

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