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Meet our Team

Jason Cecco, President

NMLS # 397933

PA MLO# 34265


Jason is a co-founder of Lending Heights and is passionate about mortgage financing. He graduated from Penn State with a Bachelors in Engineering and enjoys problem-solving. He has over 8 years’ experience in the mortgage industry and is well versed in Residential and Commercial Mortgages. He works with every client to ensure they understand their mortgage options and the best program for their needs.

Kristen McConnell, COO

NMLS # 1416484

PA MLO# 54341


Kristen is a co-founder of Lending Heights. She is a graduate from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She is a licensed loan originator and is always current with new loan products and guidelines. She enjoys helping people obtain the American dream of home ownership. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service and she will find the best loan option for your unique situation.

Mortgage Advisors

Lea Steadman, Team Leader

NMLS# 1482256

PA MLO#64412


Lea started in the banking industry over 5 years ago after finishing her MBA at Carlow University. Her background in Community Development and Credit Counseling has led her to acquire the knowledge and skills to assist borrowers with a wide range of scenarios. Throughout the loan process, Lea focuses on educating her borrowers, helping them to navigate through current and future purchases with confidence.

Vinny Naccarelli, Mortgage Pro

NMLS# 1821830

PA MLO#71154


Vinny has worked in the Real Estate/ Mortgage Industry since 2015 when he graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He began working with a local Title & Settlement Agent and quickly rose through the ranks mastering that side of the business. Vinny joined Lending Heights in January of 2019 in search of a new challenge; individual growth. His passion for customer service and his burning desire to be the best son, brother, co-worker, & employee he can be make him an invaluable asset to Lending Heights. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and girlfriend when he isn’t golfing or writing mortgages!

Beth Anibaldi, Mortgage Pro

NMLS# 1765084



Beth has been in the mortgage industry for over 17 years. Her experience includes working as a mortgage processor and a loan officer assistant. She is happy to assist all types of buyers with their home purchase and refinance. Her knowledge of loan processing has helped to make her a highly effective loan officer, who enjoys educating the borrower throughout the process. Beth is married and has 3 young boys that keep her busy with sports and many activities! Some of her hobbies include gardening and being involved with her kids. She resides in Peters Township with her family and is a South Hills native.

Anthony Paulauskas, Mortgage Pro 

NMLS# 1865501

Jennifer Jesick, Mortgage Pro 

NMLS# 2044018

David Rancatore, Mortgage Pro 

NMLS# 2108046

Robyn Poulich, Mortgage Pro

NMLS# 1676649

PA MLO#66238


Robyn has a Bachelors Degree in Business/Marketing from Seton Hill University. After being a stay at home mom for 5 years, she decided to jump into the mortgage industry. She quickly learned the many different options people have when buying a home. She loves helping people through the entire loan process and being with them to share the excitement on the day of closing.

Brent Zollner, Team Leader

NMLS# 922593

PA MLO#47054


Brent has been in the mortgage industry since 2010 and has more than 15 years of sales and management experience. He prides himself in being easy to work with and doing things efficiently for his clients. He has the knowledge and loan options available to ensure each and every client will get a mortgage that best suits their individual needs. He makes himself available to his clients around the clock and can literally be contacted anytime; day, night, and on the weekends as well.

Dean Jackson, Mortgage Pro

NMLS# 1912805



Dean graduated from Robert Morris University in 2005 Majoring in Marketing. As a Division 1 college athlete, he knows all about teamwork and putting forth an extra effort for success. Dean is here to discuss your mortgage options, make sure you understand those options, helping you feel at ease throughout your home buying/refinance process.
Richard McConnell, Mortgage Pro

NMLS# 1961038



Austin Campbell, Mortgage Pro

NMLS# 2062230


Kennaniah Stikkel, Mortgage Pro 

NMLS# 1939463


Amy Haushalter, Processor


Amy is a Mortgage Processor with over 8 years of processing experience, she has been in the mortgage industry for over 10 Years. She prides herself on her attention to details & creative problem-solving. Amy enjoys assisting clients to achieve their dream of homeownership throughout the loan process as simple and seamless as possible. Mother to her only daughter & 2 fur babies, she loves baseball, movies and essential oils.

Joe Verardi, Loan Officer Assistant 


Karen McConnell, Processor


PA MLO# 60829


Karen has been in the industry for over 7 years and has experience from all aspects of the mortgage process. This experience makes working with Karen easier than most. She takes pride in her attention to detail and knows her loan products in-and-out. Drop her a line!

P.S Ask her about her dogs

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