President & CEO
Russ Brown is the Broker and President of Patriot Home Mortgage. He is originally from Northern Utah and currently living in sunny Saint George, Utah with his wife and children. After nearly 10 years in the business, Russ has opened his own mortgage brokerage. He manages and trains more than 30+ loan officers, with a team of processors, and a full support staff to back his team. He is well-experienced in taking loan applications, consulting borrowers regarding loan terms, function of the market, and establishing relationships with realtors, builders, financial planners, and other professionals. Russ Brown has found that being honest, hard-working, and proactive is what makes a loan process go smooth and successfully. His Accounting degree from BYU has helped him in determining the best-choice scenarios for each of his clients based on their needs and situations.
Chet Wall has been in the mortgage industry since 2002 after finishing up his Bachelor’s degree. He worked as a branch manager for New Freedom Mortgage and as a loan officer for National City Bank. In 2005 he started Flagship Financial Group which later became Flagship Financial Partners. Since its inception in 2006, Flagship Financial Partners grew from originating 50 loans a month to its height of 1300 units per month in 2012. In 2014 Chet left Flagship Financial Partners to join City 1st Mortgage Services. Recently, in September of 2016 he partnered with Russ Brown as an owner of Patriot Home Mortgage. Chet has a MBA from Arizona State University and a degree in International Trade and Finance from Brigham Young University. He also studied business at Thunderbird, in Geneva Switzerland. He speaks conversational German, French, Spanish, and is Fluent in English and Hungarian.
Chet Wall is heavily invested in technology for the mortgage industry and is always looking for ways in which technology can improve the efficiencies of the business and overall experience for the client. He is the founder of www.valoandesk.com, a website focused on mortgage originations for Veterans. This website has grown to be recognized as a tool for America’s top loan originators. In 2011 he acquired the website and software, www.loxpress.com, a CRM used by mortgage professionals to manage their database of leads. Chet is currently engaged in day-to-day operations at Patriot Home Mortgage with a commitment to growing its reputation as the nation’s top lender.
Blake developed a passion for helping families live happier lives while serving a two year mission for his church in Argentina. Upon completion of his full time church service, his admiration for entrepreneurs inspired him to earn a degree from BYU in Business Entrepreneurship. During this time Blake was assisting hundreds of families place police, fire and medical safety systems in their homes. It was the fulfillment of helping homeowners live more secure lives by implementing personalized products which paved the way for Blake to join the mortgage industry. Focusing on the family and home, Blake has become a top producing loan officer for Patriot Home Mortgage with an outstanding record of customer service. Outside of work, Blake loves life near the ocean. He swims, bikes and runs along the beach regularly, plays water polo in a local city league and recently completed the St. George Ironman Triathlon, a lifetime goal since his childhood.
CA Branch Manager
Brandon is the Branch manager of our California Office and has over 8 years of broad experience in the real estate and lending industry. Brandon is a licensed CPA, real estate broker and principally a sales and mortgage professional and manager. Brandon has over 6 years of audit and assurance experience with Ernst & Young LLP. He has serviced a range of public and private real estate clients including real estate funds, real estate fund advisors, REITs, and real estate related services firms.
Prior to Joining Patriot Brandon obtained his Bachelors of Science in Accounting, with a minor in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University. Brandon has experience syndicating investments, and acquiring and managing residential and small multi-unit properties through management and active participation in Catamaran Group LLC, an owner-operator of residential rental properties.
For 2013 Brandon was awarded the Top Producer Award – Mortgage Loan Originator of the Year at Patriot Home Mortgage. He’s passionate about helping people meet their financial goals through buying a home or refinancing their mortgage, while providing an intelligent, awesome experience.
Brandon started his career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He gained 6 years of finance, accounting and treasury experience, also working with BCBG Max Azria Group and Kaiser Aluminum. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from BYU. Brandon and his wife Nicole have been married for 5 years and have 2 incredible boys.
Jeremy Schudde, Mortgage Consultant at Patriot Home Mortgage, loves his job and is excited to go to work each day. He has been in the industry 7 years and looks forward to using his experience and knowledge to help you save money and time in all your home lending needs. Jeremy also enjoys all sorts of extreme outdoor sports from Ice climbing, and motorcycling to downhill mountain biking he can’t get enough of this life. Contact Jeremy to take advantage of today’s financial opportunities.
Jeannie Sampson has lived in the St. George area for over 25 years! She loves this area and loves working and playing with her amazing family. Jeannie has been blessed with a great husband and four great boys! She loves being involved with their various sporting activities. There is nothing better than working with clients throughout the day and then spending the beautiful evenings at the ballpark or stadium watching a great game!
Jeannie has been in the mortgage industry since 2005. The most important aspect of the business to her is to develop a friendship and a mutually beneficial relationship that will last a lifetime. Jeannie uses her knowledge and insight to help her clients make an educated decision on which loan will be best for their financial situation. Also, with our full-service lending and professional team of over 35 lenders, she is dedicated to delivering “the extra mile” you deserve in communication, speedy approvals and closings, while making the process comfortable and stress free. It gives Jeannie great satisfaction to build strong client relationships during the process with “customers” becoming good friends.
Jeannie looks forward to working with you and helping you achieve your financial goals.
Jeremy Brown, Mortgage Consultant at Patriot Home Mortgage, tailors your financing to your unique lifestyle and goals. With Jeremy, you can expect a lending experience based around honesty, integrity and fun. Whether your refinancing a mortgage or purchasing property for the first time, you deserve a smooth, respectful, and personable transaction. Jeremy is a father of 2 beautiful children and is an avid triathlete. Contact Jeremy to take advantage of today’s financial opportunities.
Paul Collier is a Mortgage Consultant at the thriving Huntington Beach, California branch of Patriot Home Mortgage. He is a native of Southern California, graduating from California State Fullerton with his Bachelor’s Degree in International Business.
His detail-oriented commitment to building strong client relationships and conducting business with the upmost of integrity have helped him to rank consistently as one of the company’s top producers. While he enjoys helping all his clients through the mortgage purchase, pre-qualification, and refinance process, he especially enjoys meeting the unique needs of veterans.
Paul currently lives in Huntington Beach with his new wife, Jessica. He enjoys all that life in a beach community offers—surfing, swimming, freediving, sailing, and a good Dodgers game.
Jacob Graff started in the mortgage industry as a loan officers assistant where he gained the knowledge to advance to a loan officer. He knows what it takes to help people reach their financial goals. Working as a mortgage consultant on the national level he specializes in VA loans and is licensed in states from Georgia to California and is here to assist you. He is currently working on earning his financial degree through Dixie University. Continuing to learn is a vital part of being an effective member of the team here at Patriot Home Mortgage.
Cottonwood Branch Manager
My many years of experience in the Mortgage Industry managing operations, oversight of Loan Officers and Processors on a daily basis, and supervising and directing staff of over 200 at once is evidence that I am a seasoned veteran dedicated to the industry. My experience is rich in originating and processing all types of residential loans. I also have experience in underwriting for Conventional loans, drawing closing documents, and funding loans. I have worked for both Direct Lenders and Brokers.
I also have many hours of training large groups of Loan Officers and Processors on industry related topics. I’ve helped countless numbers of people achieve the American Dream of home ownership. I enjoy helping Mortgage Professionals provide a means of home ownership through strategic financial opportunities while achieving homeowner’s financial goals. Known by my peers as the “Go To Girl” and “If anyone can do it, she can” shows that I’m not afraid of a challenge and difficult situations. Eventually this lead to my personal brand “LOANerBuddy” which I am now known as. All of my experience allows me to specialize in creative strategizing to solve unique niche transactions including self-employed borrowers, Doctors & Dentists, Investors, Reverse Mortgages, No and Low Down Payment, and more.
Scott is one of the founding team members of Patriot Home Mortgage. From the very beginning we knew that smart, honest people win and there is a correct, honest way to help folks with their lending needs. Scott has extensive mortgage guideline and underwriting loan experience. In his early career Scott worked for a Mortgage Lending Bank as an Account Executive for 7 years and did some financial planning along the way. He is well versed in all types of loans and really prides himself on helping Clients find the best possible loan program for their short and long term needs. When he isn’t working, Scott is a sports enthusiast and enjoys playing golf and basketball with his 3 Sons, 8, 6 and 2. He has married well above himself 12 years ago, to an amazing woman who supports his work and play efforts while keeping their young sons learning and occupied.
Rich Cordova originally got into the mortgage industry in 2006. Since then he’s spent time in both the mortgage industry as well as the tax and accounting world. That combined experience makes him an ideal candidate for your next home loan regardless of how complicated your financial situation may be. He prides himself on providing his clients with exceptional customer service so that they feel that they have a friend in the mortgage industry. When not working hard Rich enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two children taking in all that beautiful Southern Utah has to offer.