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Meet Our Team

Jason is a co-founder of Lending Heights and is passionate about mortgage financing. He graduated from Penn State with a Bachelors’s 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 is a co-founder of Lending Heights. She is a graduate of 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. As COO, Kristen runs our day-to-day operations department and her vision is the foundation on which Lending Heights continues to build.

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Lea started in the banking industry over 7 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 has worked in the Real Estate/ Mortgage Industry since 2015 when he graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His passion for customer service and burning desire to be the best son, brother, co-worker, & employee make him an invaluable asset to Lending Heights. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and girlfriend when he isn’t golfing!

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With 18 years of experience in the banking industry, I have made a lot of great connections in helping people achieve their financial goals. One of the best goals anyone could hope for is owning their own home. That is why several years ago, I decided to get into the mortgage industry and committed to making the dream of homeownership a reality for others!

Brent has been in the mortgage industry since 2010 & has more than 15 years of sales and management experience. He prides himself on being easy to work with and doing things efficiently for his clients. He has the knowledge & 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 & teammates around the clock.

Robyn has a Bachelors’s 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.

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Amy is a Mortgage Processor with over 10 years of processing experience, she has been in the mortgage industry for over 10 Years. She prides herself on her attention to detail & 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 at Lending Heights Mortgage Broker, has been in the real estate and mortgage industry since 2015.  He is proud to claim the Pittsburgh region as home. He is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in History.  He also carries various programs in Business Management from Wharton.  Joe is a regular on the golf course and resides with his wife and yellow Labrador in Fox Chapel.

Karen has been in the industry for over 9 years and has experience in 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.

P.S Ask her about her dogs

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