Meet the Team
Sr. Loan Officer NMLS# 323618
Chuck is one of the best loan technicians to work here at Heckman Mortgage. His 16+ years of mortgage experience is obvious, from structuring loans, and clear-and-direct-communication, to when-to-lock-rates and his care for our clients. Like a “brother-from-another-mother”, he is even more thorough and meticulous than Brian when it comes to loans. Personally, Chuck loves being active outside, and hanging out with friends.
Loan Officer NMLS# 1523910
Carena may be part-unicorn. Her mix of intelligence and care for people is rare, and why our clients love her. A South-African Greek immigrant, She has a unique perspective and desire to help people achieve their dreams in and out of the mortgage industry. Carena moved here from Atlanta 3 years ago. On weekends, you'll catch her cheering on the GA Bulldogs, hanging with her dog, Stella, or enjoying the sun at the beach.
Joe is our operations manager. When he's not working to expedite every process involved in helping with loans, he is executing top-secret ninja techniques we do to help our clients, Realtor® Partners and Loan Officers experience their own “Success Avalanche”. He is a 7-year Army Infantry veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. In his free time, he enjoys boating, running and singing karaoke (he’ll be keeping his day job).
Kristina is the founder of our processing ninja position by being, well, a ninja mortgage processor. She is ridiculously proactive and detail-oriented, which helps our team consistently get loans closed ahead-of-schedule. Tackling any surprises along the way, she eliminates the opposition closing your loan fast. She loves to be outdoors, kayaking or biking with her husband. They are literal dog-whisperers and animal lovers including parrots and turtles.
Loan Officer NMLS# 1506180
Jennifer is an experienced mortgage guru with 20+ years of mortgage and banking experience. Also a certified yoga instructor, she has a relaxing, happy and peaceful demeanor as she helps our clients through the mortgage process. Outside of work, she enjoys watching her 2 boys play baseball and lacrosse with her husband, and when she has the opportunity to vacation out of state she hitting the slopes, snow skiing.
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS# 1648127
Karen brings years of mortgage experience and sales successes to our team. Clients and Realtor partners recognize her drive to provide top notch customer service and her creative approach to being a "problem solver." These qualities are what set her apart in this business. In her free time, Karen proudly wears the title of "Mortgage Mom" taking care of two young children and enjoying time on the water with her husband Chris, who is a full time fisherman.
Allison is another processing ninja on our team. She’s been in the mortgage industry for 12 years, and processing for 7 yrs. She lives and breaths the motto "results matter most" and has the technical knowledge our clients rely on from us. Allison is married to her husband, Rob, and they live in Tampa with their 2 Japanese Chin dogs (they are hilarious!). Embracing her local pride, she’s a huge Bucs and Lightning fan.
Alexa has a perfect combo of memorably-friendly and super-intelligent. She plays a key role in helping our team deliver the “wow” we aim to provide to our mortgage clients. She chose to work here because she "could tell this is amazing team, who does business honestly...and seems to have a good vibe" (I told you, Alexa is smart). She loves spending time hanging out with her 2 kids, and enjoys going to the beach in her free time.
Shelby has the “it” factor. She helps our Loan Officers more efficiently approve and close loans, and usually makes us all laugh while doing it. She is a St. Pete native (it’s hard to get her to come over the bridge;), and has a deep love for tacos. In her free time, she enjoys her time on the ocean boating and spearfishing (we’re all extra nice to her), as well as taking in the sights and beauty only travelling the world can offer.
Follow Up Partner
Elaine brings so much to our team and our clients. Her positive spirit and optimistic attitude is contagious. She owned her own mortgage company back in the ‘90s, and just has a plethora of industry experience and knowledge. In her spare time, she enjoys time on the water boating, and playing cards with friends. When shes back on land she can be found winning at PlayStation (she’s a bright young soul with the smile to match)
Media Marketing Director
Ryan’s broad skill sets include video production, graphic design, web development, social media marketing, and digital advertising. Ryan’s teamwork and collaboration skills come naturally as a professional musician of over 10 years. Ryan possesses the perfect combination of artistry, project management and business development skills, making him a useful and valued member of the team. In his off time he's capturing family moments and scenic landscapes with his spectacular photography.