Meet the Griffin Team

 

Griffin Team

 

Alisha Cruzan

Alisha Cruzan

Account Manager

Anne Pantangco

Anne Pantangco

Mortgage Administrative Assistant

Anthony Benigno

Anthony Benigno

Hawaii Branch Manager / Loan Officer

Anthony Benigno specializes in VA, conventional and FHA refinances and purchases in Hawaii and California. His customer first approach ensures quality mortgages for all clients. He makes himself available seven days a week to handle inquiries and borrower concerns. He was a teacher for 12 years and currently coaches little league baseball in Hawaii. He resides on the island of Maui with his wife and three children but meets many of his clients on neighboring islands. He enjoys playing baseball and participating in the lives of his children. NMLS# 1263265

Colby Freer

Colby Freer

Sr Loan Officer

Colby is a Senior Mortgage Broker in California offering Wholesale Mortgage Rates. She specializes in VA and Conventional loans. Whether you are purchasing a home or refinancing your existing home, it can be very exciting and a bit stressful. Her extensive experience with the mortgage process allows her to guide you to the result you are looking from beginning quotes to final signing with the notary. Colby is a native to California. She currently resides in her hometown of San Diego and has lived in Northern California for 12 years. NMLS# 1319705

Daylon Karamatic

Daylon Karamatic

Jr Loan Officer

Eric Laisure

Eric Laisure

Sr. Loan Officer

Eric specializes in VA and Conventional Home Loans. As a United States Marine Veteran, Eric makes it his mission to help improve the financial situation of as many veterans as possible, helping them purchase homes and refinance to reduce their current interest rate. Eric works closely with each of his clients to determine their individual goals and ensure they are matched with the proper loan product at competitive rates. He currently resides in San Diego California. NMLS# 1411226

Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen

Sr Loan Officer

Erik is a VA Home Loan Specialist. He specifically works with veterans to get them approved for 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, and 5/1 ARM's by the lenders and VA. As a Navy Veteran, he enjoy being able to help other veterans access great rates utilizing their VA benefits. NMLS# 1287255

Keara McCullough

Keara McCullough

Marketing Director

Kristi Manion

Kristi Manion

Director of Account Management

Lien King

Lien King

Sr Processor

Marshall Martinez

Marshall Martinez

Sr Loan Officer

Marshall is a VA and Conventional loan specialist that is committed to providing a straightforward and rational approach to his clients needs and goals. He is a native to San Diego and a San Diego State University Alumni with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. He currently resides in Pacific Beach and enjoys hiking, camping and staying active during his free time. NMLS# 1495902

Matt Sutton

Matt Sutton

Junior Loan Officer

Melissa Laroux

Melissa Laroux

Sr Processor

Michael Varni

Michael Varni

Regional Manager California & Hawaii / Senior Loan Officer

Michael provides world class customer service while always acting in the best interest of our clients. He has extended knowledge of financing for borrowers on both purchase and refinance transactions. Michael always goes out of his way to secure the most competitive rates for VA, Conventional, and FHA Loans to make sure he delivers exactly as promised from day one until the loan funds. NMLS# 1150304

Michelle Manson

Michelle Manson

Compliance Manager

Roberto Mercado

Roberto Mercado

Sr Loan Officer / Real Estate Agent

Roberto specializes in Conventional and VA loans for all of San Diego & Chula Vista. He has been in the real estate industry for over 13 years and enjoys being able to help his fellow San Diegans into their dream homes. NMLS# 1120168

Sarah Howell

Sarah Howell

Sr Loan Officer

Sarah makes it a priority to provide a custom, tailored solution to your unique loan situation. She listens closely to her client’s goals, both short- and long-term, to determine the best path moving forward. Her clients find her to be professional, thorough, and straightforward without being forceful. Sarah has had a career focused on providing custom solutions to client needs and looks forward to dazzling you with our customer-service orientated business model - her goal is to be your broker for life! Sarah is originally from Montana, where she enjoys visiting her family. When Sarah isn’t working, you can find her enjoying sunny San Diego with friends or checking out live music in the area. NMLS# 1333968

William Lyons

William Lyons

CEO and President

William is a Mortgage Broker in California & Hawaii offering Wholesale Mortgage Rates with Personalized Service. The entire Griffin team specializes in VA Mortgage Loans and finding the best loan option for each borrower. With over 14 years of experience in mortgage banking, William's goal as CEO of Griffin Funding is to provide customers with a positive "WOW" experience. NMLS# 358687