AFN’s Wall of Props


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    Noel Ziegler gave props to Theresa Passalaqua

    These are long over due, thank you for your help not just today but anytime I need it. You are appreciated.

    – September 28, 2018


    Leslie Powell gave props to Gina McGinley

    She is invaluable. Gina is a wealth of knowledge, always ready to help and save the situation. Gina has very kind guidance skills and always helps me find a way through the process, no matter how busy or crazy it is on her end. I would be lost without her help, and her ability to see what it is really needed in this world of processing. I cannot thank her enough!

    – September 28, 2018


    Michael Fleming gave props to Corey Trujillo

    Corey keeps the wheels turning for our marketing team, she is also a rockstar at planning big events like our annual conference. I’m lucky to have her support!

    – September 28, 2018


    Gina McGinley gave props to Madison Potts

    I have a file that needs to close today and Madison just jumped right in and started working on it to get it done. She is AWESOME!

    – September 28, 2018


    Ashley Potts gave props to Yolanda Miller

    It is always a pleasure to work with Yolanda. She is ALWAYS on top of matters for her branch and is very quick to respond. Great job Yolanda, keep up the great work!

    – September 28, 2018


    Amber Carpenter gave props to Courtney Moore

    Courtney always maintains a positive and calm demeanor even in the face of short timelines, difficult title companies, and last minute issues. She goes above and beyond to ensure things get done on time and is amazing at finding creative ways to make things work for all parties. We appreciate her dearly, and we would not be nearly as successful at our jobs if it were not for her. Thank you Courtney for all that you do!

    – September 28, 2018


    Corey Trujillo gave props to Michael Fleming

    Michael has been a great help for conference with video, social and helping us to make our social conference plans and videos slide shows on task.

    – September 28, 2018


    Corey Trujillo gave props to Kirstin Rowley

    Kirstin always does great designs for conference and makes us look so good. Her designs have helped us to elevate the brand and look of many of the conference elements.

    – September 28, 2018


    Sue Kerr gave props to Kim Bui Skulavik

    Thank you Kim for helping me out in a variety of ways. You are always there and timely in your responses. Thank you for helping the workflow in my day go smoothly! Sue

    – September 28, 2018


    Corey Trujillo gave props to Christina Maine

    Christina has done a great job managing our data for conference, the RSVP lists and other counts needed. She has really helped us stay on track!

    – September 28, 2018


    Corey Trujillo gave props to Ashlee Shields

    Ashlee did such a great job with our conference sponsors this year. We raised more money than ever and had such a professional offering. Her work with the breakouts and other conference elements such as presentations will make a huge difference. She is a total MVP!

    – September 28, 2018


    Corey Trujillo gave props to Kim Skulavik

    Kim is an essential part of the conference team. Her hard work with the conference promotional items and assistance with the party rentals has been so valuable. She is a rock star!

    – September 28, 2018


    Gina McGinley gave props to Rolland Alexander

    Rolland is always so patient and helpful. I am certain when I am in complete panic mode and making errors, he should want to strangle me, but he is always helpful and understanding of the urgency. Hands down one of my all time favorite people at AFN!

    – September 28, 2018


    Gina McGinley gave props to Josh Jimenez

    Josh has on many occasions, taken the time to assist our office with IT issues. We are old timers and I am sure he is frustrated but it never shows. I even accidentally cancelled all the work he did for me recently, and he sweetly just asked if that’s what I did and then fixed the problem. I am so thankful for him and how hard he works and kind he is! Thank you, Josh!

    – September 28, 2018


    Wilmagene Spence gave props to Frank Colosa

    Frank Colosa is one of the most educated and resourceful people I know and is always ready to share his knowledge. He has saved my day twice this week. He is indispensable!

    – September 28, 2018


    Sue Kerr Cope gave props to John Ruha

    John has been beyond helpful to us as we start up our division with AFN. He has been happy to walk us through many set up scenarios and any issues we’ve come across. Timely and efficient in responding back! Thanks John for all of the help you are to us!

    – September 28, 2018


    Kevin McRae gave props to Mitchell West

    My team has had the pleasure of working with Mitchell now on several files, he is always jumping in ready to assist, without a complaint. He really came through on a file that we needed funded and the assigned funder was unable to get to it, Mitchell reviewed it and was able to fund the loan for us that day. He is very much appreciated my processing team and me.

    – September 28, 2018


    Michael Fleming gave props to Ashlee Shields

    Ashlee always helps me when I have questions and does such great work for the marketing team!

    – September 28, 2018


    Michael Fleming gave props to Kim Bui

    Her emails always make me smile!

    – September 28, 2018


    Kevin McRae gave props to Stephanie Esparza

    We had a file that needed to fund and the funder the file was assigned to was unable to get to the file, I reached out to Stephanie and without question she found someone to make it work. She is always helpful and accommodating. I appreciate her assistance and willingness to get the job done.

    – September 28, 2018


    Michael Fleming gave props to Kirstin Rowley

    Kirstin created a great logo for the conference that can be used on social media. She’s the bomb.com

    – September 28, 2018


    Michael Fleming gave props to Christina Maine

    She kept the AFN Store up an running while Kim was out and is also just an amazing co-worker.

    – September 28, 2018


    Basel Elias gave props to Tori Cegielski

    Tori has been a pivotal player in the setup of the data. She always takes the time to assist us every step of the way! Thank YOU!

    – September 28, 2018


    Maxx Zamani gave props to April Inlow

    I wanted to take a moment to appreciate a very hard worker. April is new to this job but you could never tell. She has a glow about her that not only captivates our loan officers the clients also love her. She is truly my favorite person to talk to! She’s the best!

    – September 28, 2018


    Cameron R. Saranczak gave props to Franmk Colosa

    I have to give credit where credit is so fully due. Frank is always willing to assist and answer all my compliance questions and point me in the right direction where need be. He is also so very knowledgeable with all re-disclosing rules & regulations. A true asset to American Financial Network. Frank, thank you for always taking the time out to help/assist me with all of my “Rushes”. I truly appreciate it.

    – September 28, 2018


    Maxx Zamani gave props to Elysia Bucello

    Elyisa is the pillar that our success has been built on. Without this woman working the way she does with a smile on her face we would be nothing. When I think of being successful it is not possible without Elysia at the forefront of that discussion. We love you!

    – September 28, 2018


    Darrin Tobias gave props to Beth Nugent

    Beth is an awesome manager to work with. She is always positive, upbeat and solves so many “little” issues when working with Encompass and our branches. Great at finding alternative solutions when an issue arise. Makes my day to day work much more efficient. Thanks, Beth, for all you do and Happy Birthday!!

    – September 28, 2018


    Maxx Zamani gave props to Julie Gadbury

    Having a great month with a great attitude. Julie works tirelessly and produces amazing results with her loan officers and all clients. She is truly a gem.

    – September 28, 2018


    Maxx Zamani gave props to Bobby Afrasiabi

    I wanted to take a moment and recognize how impactful you have been to the vision of this branch. Thank you for always lending your help with this team .

    – September 28, 2018


    Michael Faraci gave props to Ashlee Shields

    Ashlee is always kind, upbeat and accommodating. She has handled a few requests for me lately and the end result is always high-quality and delivered more quickly than expected.

    Thanks Ashlee! You’re always a pleasure to work with!

    – September 28, 2018


    Lisa Petras gave props to Michael Fleming

    Michael is great at what he does and he is a great team player. Michael is a monthly contributor to the Branch Wire, and most months is the first to provide his contribution, even before being asked. Be like Michael.

    – September 28, 2018


    Michael Faraci gave props to Kirstin Rowley

    Kirstin has been more than accommodating with multiple requests that I’ve had, as of late. Every time I work with her, I end up with a finished product that is nothing short of top-notch.

    Thank you Kirstin!

    – September 28, 2018


    dongey gave props to Michelle Catano

    Michelle has literally saved 2 plus loans that were being cancelled and now are moving forward because of her unbelievable knowledge and out of the box thinking. she is the best of the best and should be recognized for all of her hard work. thanks again Michelle for all you do

    – September 28, 2018


    Noel Ziegler gave props to Linda Neal

    Awesome as always!!!

    – September 28, 2018


    Tori Treyes gave props to Martin Wilson

    Thank you Martin for being so quick for all the licensing requests I ask of you! You’re humorous and prompt. I appreciate your communication!

    – September 28, 2018


    Ashlee Shields gave props to Michael Fleming

    Michael is awesome & is always the first to submit his articles for the Branch Wire! It is much appreciated 🙂

    – September 28, 2018


    Brian Marchica gave props to Cheryl Aganowski

    I have been with AFN for just about a year! My first interaction with Cheryl was yesterday afternoon, when I called her office line, just after she had shut down her computer to leave the office for the day. I had a file closing that required a 2nd signature and she immediately understood the urgency, rebooted her computer, walked through the file with me, and signed off so the loan could close on time. Cheryl could have easily not picked up her phone, left the office, and went about her business. She chose to answer her phone, and go above and beyond!! Based on my 5 minute interaction with Cheryl yesterday, it is clear to me that she is a HUGE asset to our team and we are fortunate to have her. When I thanked her for going above and beyond for our borrower, her response was ” I am Happy to do it and Happy to assist in a Veteran purchasing a home” WOW!!! AFN Props to you, Cheryl!!! Great to meet you and keep it up!!

    – September 28, 2018


    Brian Marchica gave props to Rita Romaker

    Simply put, Rita is amazing!!! She constantly exceeds my expectations with her hard work, dedication, and attention to our files! I really enjoy talking to my referral partners about how great our operations staff is here at AFN, and Rita is a huge part of that! I am honored to have Rita on our team!! #AFN Props to you, Rita!!

    – September 28, 2018


    Yanni Stefanidis gave props to Michelle Catano

    Michelle is “a brain on feet”! She literally knows everything about everyones loan and it amazes me how on point and on time she is with getting back to me and everyone else. She is a very special individual and deserves props everyday! Couldn’t do this well without her and the team!
    Thanks Michelle! =)

    – September 27, 2018


    Nathan Bell gave props to Ashlee Shields

    I am new to AFN and I am blown away by what the Marketing Department here provides. Ashlee stands out because she is the one who seems to reply to all of my requests and inquiries. She is always willing to help and she is very timely in her responses. I am looking forward to utilizing our Marketing Department to the fullest extent. If the quality of work with the other members of the Marketing Department are similar to that of what Ashlee provides, I know I am in good hands. Thank you and keep up the fantastic work!

    – September 27, 2018


    Anthony Montana gave props to Kristi Suarez

    Kristi always goes above and beyond to review our files in a timely manner! She is informative, pro-active, and responsive, which enables our files to continue to move smoothly through to the next milestone in the loan process! She provides vital information and detailed explanation of any changes made during her review. In short, she is a very valuable asset to the AFN TEAM!! I wish she could UW all my files!! Keep up the AWESOME work Kristi!!
    Mad Props well deserved!! 🙂

    – September 26, 2018


    Scarlett Miller gave props to Darrin Tobias

    Darrin provides such great internal customer service and responds to resolving issues very quickly. He was also the #1 Underwriter for funded loans in our division with 32 funded loans in August. Glad he is part of the Team AFN!!

    – September 25, 2018


    AMANDA BEAM gave props to KIMBER SHAN

    Kimber is always 100% completely on top of the file. I never worry about what is going on with the file, because if there is a problem or something needed she has already communicated it. She is also great at giving ONE needs list so we don’t have to contact the borrower multiple times.

    – September 25, 2018


    Stefanie Wynne gave props to Zuriel Meerzon

    Zuriel helped me with a file today and it was much appreciated! Thank you!

    – September 25, 2018


    Stefanie Wynne gave props to Frank Colosa

    Frank helped me with a file today and it was much appreciated! Thank you!

    – September 25, 2018


    Stefanie Wynne gave props to Roseanne Stankovitz

    I wanted to thank Roseanne for all of her assistance and guidance. She has always been a great resource when I had a question on a file.

    – September 25, 2018


    Gaby Lockhart gave props to Michele Velasco

    Michele is amazing to help me grow my business even on Sunday, she answered my questions that I ran into and could not find an answer too. Best Team Ever.

    – September 24, 2018


    Erica Ramirez gave props to John Ruha

    John is extremely helpful, always with a fast response, willing to help always trying to find a solution to your problem. We appreciate you John 🙂

    – September 21, 2018


    Nathan Bell gave props to Genevieve Flieger

    Genevieve is always quick to get back to me if I have a question or if I ask her to help me with something on a loan file; both are greatly appreciated. You are an integral part of our team and I thank you for that!

    – September 21, 2018


    Stephany Garcia gave props to Patty Vongxay

    Patty always takes the lead, she doesn’t wait until instructed, she tackles obstacles right always and is constantly communicating with me she goes above and beyond for me and our files. Thank you Patty!

    – September 21, 2018