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May, 2014

Jamie Fitzgerald joins the Tidewater Home Funding, LLC team as a loan officer assistant.  Fitzgerald will work with a team of senior mortgage consultants including Janet Moore, Jennifer Keenan and Michelle Phillips.  She is a graduate of Old Dominion University, with a major in Communications and a minor in Psychology.  A native of Hampton Roads, Fitzgerald has extensive customer service and administrative experience in the banking and insurance industries, having worked with a local community bank and local insurance agency for several years.  She is located at the corporate office, in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, serving customers from throughout South Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina.

October, 2013

Todd Garrett joins the Tidewater Home Funding production team as a Business Development Executive.  Garrett recently retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the US Air Force where he held many leadership and management roles throughout his distinguished career.   Most recently, Todd was the Faculty and Seminar Team Lead for the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk.  Todd is a native of Pennsylvania but calls Hampton Roads home since his wife and two children have settled in and have come to love our community.  Garrett holds a bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Wilkes University, a Masters in Business Administration from Touro University International, and a Masters of Space Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  Under the direction of Jeremy Krupnick, Todd will train to be a licensed Mortgage Loan Officer at the corporate offices in Chesapeake.

Jeremy Walters joins Tidewater Home Funding as Assistant Vice President for Secondary Marketing.  A native of Virginia Beach, Walters graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and received his MBA from Old Dominion University.  Walters has extensive experience within the banking and financial services industry having served as a Portfolio Risk Officer and Investment Analyst for BB&T.  Walters also brings experience in the mortgage industry where he held positions as Senior Account Executive,  Wholesale Mortgage Underwriter and Credit Analyst.  An active member of the Hampton Roads business community, Walters will be located at the Tidewater Home Funding corporate office in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

Will Beasley joins the Tidewater Home Funding - Laskin office production team as a Business Development Executive.  Under Frank Malbon’s leadership, Beasley will train to become a licensed Mortgage Loan Officer.  Beasley received his Bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College.   He has worked in sales positions within the golf and financial services industries.   More recently, Beasley held the position of Construction Quality Control Manager with S.B. Ballard Construction Company and recently was responsible for the management and oversight of a $12 million commercial construction project.  Will is a lifelong native of Virginia Beach and involved in the local community, including the Virginia Aquarium’s “Aquarium Connection”.  

September 2013

Debi Bloom has been promoted to Vice President Secondary Marketing at Tidewater Home Funding.  Bloom has 28 years of mortgage industry experience, specializing in pipeline management, secondary marketing and investor relations.  NMLS licensed in Virginia and a native of Newport News, Bloom works at the Thimble Shoals office within the Oyster Point area of Newport News.

June, 2013

Matt Marshall joins the production team at Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as a licensed mortgage professional.  Marshall, an honor graduate at Old Dominion University, holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in history and a minor in business management.  A native of Hampton Roads, Marshall has been working with the Hampton Roads business community since 2005.  Marshall is located at the Tidewater Home Funding corporate office in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.  Marshall strives to provide exceptional customer service for families buying, refinancing or building a home.

May, 2013

Tidewater Home Funding is recognized as a winner of the 2013 Best Of Readers' Choice contest in Chesapeake, as voted on by the readers online and through text messaging.  This is the 20th year the Virginian-Pilot and/or Pilotonline has recognized local businesses in the annual Best Of contest.  This is the fourth year Tidewater Home Funding and staff have been voted as one of the best mortgage companies and loan officers in the Hampton Roads community.

Tidewater Home Funding's corporate office in located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, with additional branch locations in Newport News and Virginia Beach, serving the residents of Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina.

March, 2013

Former Old Dominion University quarterback, Thomas DeMarco joins the business development team at Tidewater Home Funding, LLC.   DeMarco holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University.  A native of Palm Desert, California, DeMarco has been a part of the Hampton Roads community since 2009.  He will be working at the newly opened Tidewater Home Funding Laskin office in Virginia Beach.  DeMarco’s experience as quarterback for Old Dominion and the Vancouver British Columbia Lions provides him with the leadership tools to help the residents of Hampton Roads reach their goals of home ownership.

Colby Raymond joins the production team at Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as a licensed mortgage consultant.  Raymond is an honor graduate of Radford University with a bachelor of arts in music, and minors in business administration and Chinese.  A native of Hampton Roads, Raymond has worked within the local business community for over nine years.  She is currently working at the Tidewater Home Funding corporate office in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.  Raymond strives to provide exceptional customer service for families buying, refinancing or building a home.

Gina Mills joins the production team at Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as a licensed mortgage loan consultant.  A graduate of Old Dominion University, Mills has over 17 years of experience in the Hampton Roads real estate industry, and will be working at the newly opened Tidewater Home Funding Laskin office in Virginia Beach. Mills and her family have been active in all aspects of the military community for the past 18 years, and takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service to the military and civilian families in Hampton Roads.   

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Tidewater Home Funding President/CEO Kim Curtis provided valuable insight into the current home lending environment during a recent article by Virginian-Pilot writer Sarah Kleiner Varble.  The following article was posted in the Sunday, March 10, 2013 Business Section of The Virginian-Pilot:

hamptonroads.com/2013/03/mortgage-hoops-days-easy-loans-are-over

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Tidewater Home Funding, LLC announces the opening of a new office at 1369 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach.  This is the company’s fifth office in Hampton Roads, with additional locations in Chesapeake, Newport News and Virginia Beach.

The Laskin office will be managed by H. Frank Malbon, Senior Vice President of Residential Lending.  Malbon is an industry veteran with over 24 years of mortgage lending experience in the Hampton Roads community.  Malbon has formerly served as President of the local and state mortgage banking associations.

February, 2013

Tammy Dail joins the production team at Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as a licensed mortgage loan consultant.  A native of the Pungo area of Virginia Beach, Dail graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.A. in History and M.S. in Education. Dail is a lifelong member of Charity United Methodist Church, a charter board member of the Pungo Village Landowners’ Association, serves on the Cape Henry Collegiate Alumni Board and volunteers for the Pungo Strawberry Festival and Neptune Festival.  Dail has over 10 years experience in mortgage lending and real estate law, and will be working at the Laskin office in Virginia Beach.

Dana Liscio has joined Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as a licensed mortgage loan consultant.  A native of the Shenandoah Valley in northwestern Virginia, she currently resides in Hampton and will be working in the Newport News office.  She has a master’s degree from Old Dominion University.  Dana is eager to help with all your home financing needs whether you are buying, refinancing, or building a home.

September, 2012

Cheryl Ernst has joined the Tidewater Home Funding, LLC operations team as the officer administrator.  Ernst has experience in the housing and construction industry since 1999.  She previously worked with Ashdon Builders as an administrator and sales assistant.  A native of the Hampton Roads community, Ernst is located at the corporate office, in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

Jessica Payne has joined the Tidewater Home Funding, LLC operations team as a processor. Payne has extensive experience in the mortgage and title industry. She most recently worked at Samuel I White, P.C. as a foreclosure pre-sale processing team leader, and previously worked in the mortgage industry as a senior loan processor for Mortgage First and Hometown Mortgage. A native of the Hampton Roads community, Payne is located at the corporate office, in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake. 

Sherry Kuntz has been promoted to the post closing department at Tidewater Home Funding.  Previously the office administrator, Kuntz handles post closing and shipping duties.  Kuntz is a native of the Hampton Roads community and has over 20 years of experience as an administrative assistant.  Sherry has worked with companies within commercial and residential property management, land development and general contracting.  Kuntz is located at the corporate office in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

The team of professionals at Tidewater Home Funding donated $450 to make a difference for the kids during the CHKD Miracle Jeans Day on Wednesday, September 12th.  Employees showed their support for Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters by making a donation and wearing denim to the office. Pictured are just a portion of the many professionals who participated and supported this year’s fundraiser.  Back Row Left to Right:  Patty Little, Michelle Phillips, Valerie Crouch, Carla Walker, Sherry Kuntz, Jessica Payne, Brenda Jones, Melissa Biers, Marjorie Greetham.  From Row Left to Right:  Charlene Turner, Cheryl Ernst, Holly Mattingly, Jeremy Krupnick.  For more information on Miracle Jeans Day, visit www.chkd.org/jeans.

 

June, 2012

Frank Malbon has joined Tidewater Home Funding as Senior Vice President of Residential Lending.  Malbon provides mortgage lending services to his customers and works with Tidewater Home Funding’s executive leadership to grow business in Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads community.  Malbon is currently located in the Chesapeake corporate office, and will work to establish an additional Virginia Beach branch to compliment those on Great Neck Road and General Booth Blvd.

A graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs, Malbon has been a top producer throughout his tenure in the home loan industry.  His senior leadership experience in mortgage banking includes branch manager and assistant vice president positions, as well as serving as President of a local joint venture mortgage firm, all located in Hampton Roads. 

Malbon, a Virginia Beach native, is a current Board Member of the Virginia Beach Education Foundation and VBEF Chairperson for the annual Pearls of Wisdom Party.  Malbon is a founding member, past President and current Board Member of the Old Coast Guard Museum.  Malbon is a current member and past President of the Youth Services Club.  Malbon has been past President of both the Tidewater Mortgage Bankers Association and Virginia Mortgage Lenders Association.  Malbon’s community involvement also includes church, sports and other philanthropic efforts serving all of Hampton Roads.

May, 2012

Congratulations to Jeremy Krupnick, Michelle Phillips, Mary Leeds, Mary Beth Marshall and Susanna Thomson on being recognized as Five Star Mortgage Professionals in the May/June issue of Hampton Roads Magazine. This is the second year Jeremy and Mary Beth have been selected for this well deserved recognition. Five Star Professionals are selected through independent research conducted by contacting clients, peers and industry experts who rate their experience working with local mortgage professionals. From those results, only the top 5 – 7 percent of researched mortgage professionals are named as Five Star recipients (representing less than 2% of the mortgage consultants in our area).

May, 2012 

Kim S. Curtis, President & CEO of Tidewater Home Funding, is a 2012 Small Business Insight Minerva Awards recipient.  Created to honor leading women business owners in Hamp­ton Roads, the Minerva Awards celebrate achievements in the workplace, the complexities of being a business owner, and recognizes women who excel as leaders in making our community a stronger center of commerce.  Curtis is the driving force behind the growth of Tidewater Home Funding since 2008, opening additional offices and developing strategic partnerships throughout the Hampton Roads community.

Curtis has thirty years of mortgage and management experience including being a founding partner, Executive Vice President and COO of Virginia Beach based Southern Trust Mortgage.  She helped grow the business to one of the mid-Atlantic’s largest multistate mortgage bankers.

A graduate of Old Dominion University, Curtis is a great supporter and member of her community.  Curtis currently sits on the ODU Educational Foundation Board’s Executive Committee, ODU CREED, the YWCA of South Hampton Roads Finance Committee, and Marion Manor Board of Directors where she serves as treasurer.  Curtis has also served as President of Tidewater Mortgage Bankers Association in 1988 and has served in numerous leadership roles within the mortgage industry throughout her career.

April, 2012

Melissa Biers has been promoted to Sales & Production, working with Senior Mortgage Consultant Jeremy Krupnick at Tidewater Home Funding, LLC. Biers will assist with growing and expanding business throughout the Hampton Roads community. Previously the branch administrator, Melissa has an extensive background in sales, public relations and customer service.  A native of New York City, Biers is located at the corporate office in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

Sherry Kuntz has joined Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as the receptionist.  Kuntz is a native of the Hampton Roads community and has over 20 years of experience as an administrative assistant.  Sherry has worked with companies within commercial and residential property management, land development and general contracting.  Kuntz is located at the corporate office in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

January, 2012

George E. Moore has joined Tidewater Home Funding as Senior Vice President.  Mr. Moore will assist with the management and operational duties of investor relations, recruiting, community outreach, business development, and assisting the secondary marketing team.  George is located in the Greenbrier office of Chesapeake, and will work closely with the additional office locations in Newport News, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.

George Moore was previously the owner and President of Enterprise Mortgage Corporation, a very successful mortgage business started in Virginia Beach in 1989.  Moore started the business with wife, Janet, and business partner, Mary Leeds.  All three professionals are now part of the Tidewater Home Funding team.

Moore has a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and brings over 40 years of mortgage banking experience to his current position.  Previous industry positions include past president of Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association and the Tidewater Mortgage Bankers Association.  George was also an active member of the Tidewater Builders Association and Tidewater Association of Realtors.

Mr. Moore’s community involvement includes a board position with the Judeo Christian Outreach Center, and a member of Foundry United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach.

November, 2011

Christie Woytowitz joins Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as 203K Division Manager and Senior Loan Officer.  Woytowitz is located at the corporate office in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.  Christie’s responsibilities include providing vision, focus, education and production of FHA 203K Renovation loans for all offices in the state of Virginia.  This program has served as an excellent tool in providing revitalization to communities and neighborhoods and for expanding homeownership opportunities.  Christie’s work with Tidewater Home Funding builds upon over two decades of mortgage banking experience. 

Christie resides in Virginia Beach, and is active with Cape Henry Rotary Club, First Colonial High School PTSA Board and is President of the First Colonial High School Boys Lacrosse Club.  

September, 2011

 Virginia Grimes joins the Tidewater Home Funding, LLC operations team as a closer.  Virginia has extensive experience in the mortgage industry, and is accustomed to working from processing to delivery of the loan.  A native of the Hampton Roads community, Virginia is located at the corporate office, in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

 June, 2011

Carla Walker joins the Tidewater Home Funding, LLC operations team as an underwriter.  She has extensive experience in the mortgage industry, and is accustomed to working with multiple investors.  A native of the Hampton Roads community, Carla is located at the Greenbrier office, in Chesapeake. 

April, 2011

Tidewater Home Funding, LLC is recognized for the following Reader's Choice Awards in the Virginian-Pilot:

Best Mortgage Company, Bronze - Chesapeake

Best Reverse Mortgage Company, Bronze - Chesapeake & Virginia Beach

 

Charlene Turner joins Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as a reverse mortgage specialist.  Turner brings 30 years of banking and finance experience to her new position.  She holds a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Tech University, attended the ABA National Consumer Credit School at the University of Oklahoma, and the Virginia Banker's School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia.  Turner held executive positions with local financial institutions Virginia National Bank, First American Bank of Virginia, Old Point National Bank and First Coastal Bank.  Turner is a licensed mortgage consultant, specializing in reverse mortgage programs.  She is located at the corporate office in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

March, 2011

Holly Selders has been promoted to Senior Vice President Secondary Marketing & Product Development.  Selders has worked with Tidewater Home Funding for over Nine years, and has over eighteen years of experience in the mortgage industry.  Selders has a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.  Tidewater Home Funding is headquartered in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.

Tidewater Home Funding, LLC has opened a new office in Virginia Beach at 1248 Gunn Hall Drive and General Booth Boulevard. The Gunn Hall location is the company’s fifth office in Hampton Roads, with additional locations in Chesapeake, Newport News, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.

Tidewater Home Funding, LLC has signed a new five year lease to operate in the Greenbrier Professional offices, located at 1108 Eden Way North, Chesapeake.  The 6,925 sq. ft. space is managed by Towne Development, in Virginia Beach.  The Tidewater Home Funding corporate offices have been located in the city of Chesapeake for over eleven years.  Additional office locations in Hampton Roads include Newport News, Williamsburg, and two offices in Virginia Beach.

November, 2010

Dahl Evartt has joined Tidewater Home Funding, LLC as a Senior Loan Officer. Evartt has 12 years of mortgage lending experience, and has worked within the Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia real estate markets for over 17 years. Dahl is located at the Great Neck office, in Virginia Beach.

October, 2010

Tage S. Counts has been recognized by Inside Business as a 2010 Top Forty Under 40 recipient. Counts is the Senior Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations for Tidewater Home Funding, LLC. His volunteer activities include: treasurer and executive board member, Three Oaks Elementary School; committee volunteer, Corporate Volunteer Council/Volunteer Hampton Roads; board member, Association of Courthouse Recreation; youth basketball and baseball coach; coordinator of volunteer and charitable activities at Tidewater Home Funding. Counts has been located at the Greenbrier office, Chesapeake since 2007.

Mary Leeds joins Tidewater Home Funding LLC as a mortgage consultant.  Mary is an industry veteran and household name in the Hampton Roads mortgage industry.  Mary was a founding partner and top producer with Enterprise Mortgage, a successful mortgage operation for over 18 years in Virginia Beach.  Mary is working at our Great Neck office in Virginia Beach.
Tidewater Home Funding, LLC is recognized for the following Reader's Choice Awards in the Virginian-Pilot:

Best Mortgage Company, Bronze - Chesapeake & Newport News

Best Reverse Mortgage Company, Bronze - Chesapeake

Best Loan Officer, Silver & Bronze - Chesapeake

June, 2010

Janet Moorejoins Tidewater Home Funding LLC, as Senior Vice President Business Development.  Janet is an industry veteran and household name in the Hampton Roads real estate, mortgage and building business.  She was a founding partner of Enterprise Mortgage, a successful independent mortgage banking firm headquartered in Virginia Beach.  Janet will work with the offices in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.      April, 2010   Ken Kolodziej and team joins Tidewater Home Funding LLC, providing office locations in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and serving customers in Northeast North Carolina and Florida.  Kolodziej's team includes mortgage consultants Mark Kolodziej, Debby Olmstead, Greg Caldwell and Lisa Giles-Wright.

February, 2010

Kenneth W. Manns joins Tidewater Home Funding LLC, in Chespeake, as manager of the closing, shipping and post closing departmentsKenneth has over fifteen years of mortgage banking experience.

February, 2010

Tamzen Burgess joins Tidewater Home Funding LLC, in Chesapeake, as a mortgage consultant.  Tamzen has worked within the Hampton Roads mortgage industry for over twenty years and brings a wealth of mortgage banking experience to the team.

December, 2009

Kim S. Curtis is presented with the Women In Business Achievement Award, hosted by Inside Business at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside.

September, 2009

The employees of Tidewater Home Funding help the Children's Miracle Network and CHKD by participating in the Miracle Jeans Day.  Employees supported the effort by purchasing Miracle Jeans Day buttons, stickers or lapel pins, and all funds raised go directly to the Children's Miracle Network hospital, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk.

September, 2009

'Team Tidewater' participates in the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, September 6th.  Team members take part as runners, walkers and volunteers for the 13.1 mile course.  Thank you to John Lavelle, Patty Little, Rita Foster, Holly Selders, Alice Marshall and Tage Counts.

June, 2009

Jeremy Krupnick joins Tidewater Home Funding, LLC, as a mortgage consultant. Krupnick has over five years of previous lending experience in the Hampton Roads community. Jeremy is located at the Greenbrier office in Chesapeake. 

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