The Mortgage Firm Tampa provides a team culture dedicated to creating and enriching powerful relationships with both clients and business partners. Their foundations are integrity, communication, and an aim to strengthen the Tampa Bay area through community involvement.
The Mortgage Firm Tampa is led by Patrick Storch, Loan Originator and Producing Branch Manager, with over 24 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He prides himself in being client oriented and in honor of his achievements, has earned the Circle of Champions award for Top Producer at the Mortgage Firm Tampa. Storch has also been awarded Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America.
Storch has built a team that has been known to be so resilient and hardworking that they have become a model for other branches. They are consistently ranked as one of the top branches among the Mortgage Firm Corporation.
The Mortgage Firm Tampa is run with the “work hard, play hard” mentality. Storch and his team work relentlessly throughout the week to put together loans and educate themselves. As a result, they are rewarded with monthly team outings and bonding activities.
Storch also takes pleasure in sending his team to seminars nationwide to educate them on product knowledge and team structure, which creates exemplary services for clients and referral partners. His legacy is to train young individuals who want to venture into the mortgage business and to promote them within his team.
The Mortgage Firm Tampa:
Thinking local. Growing local. Lending local.
Patrick Storch, Loan Originator and Producing Branch Manager at the Mortgage Firm Tampa, has over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He is known for his personal commitment and dedication toward managing workflow and structuring mortgage loans with the client’s best interest in mind. Throughout his career, Patrick has closed over a half billion dollars in loan amounts and has assisted over 3,400 families. At the Mortgage Firm, he has built a team that is consistently one of the top branches among the Mortgage Firm Corporation. In addition to his role as Producing Branch Manager, Patrick is also involved with CORE Training, the top mortgage coaching group in the country. His high level of performance has consistently allowed him to be one of the top 50 producers nationwide. Patrick prides himself in being client oriented and in honor of his achievements, has earned the Circle of Champions award for Top Producer at the Mortgage Firm Tampa. He has also been awarded Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America.
Ron Morris is a Loan Originator at the Mortgage Firm Tampa who has been in the mortgage industry since 1982, with seven years of Title Insurance work under his belt as well. After spending years working for large companies and owning a broker shop for over 10 years, Ron knows how to build relationships and help customers achieve their home financing goals. He truly enjoys working with buyers; especially first-time buyers. Originally from North Carolina, Ron has also lived in Las Vegas for eight years. Another passion of Ron’s is his love for fishing, snorkeling, beaching, and spending as much time on his boat and in the water as possible.
Before moving to Tampa, Cole Lindquist graduated from Florida State University with two bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Professional Sales. Throughout college Cole was an intern at The Core Training, a mortgage coaching company; and worked for the Mortgage Firm corporate office located in Orlando during the summer breaks. Cole played Men’s Lacrosse at Florida State, and has a huge passion for traveling- especially if it’s on the beach!
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Mark Adwell is a Loan Originator at The Mortgage Firm. Prior to joining The Mortgage Firm Mark was a national business developer creating innovative products and strategies for mass market retail and wholesale customers. Building relationships has been the cornerstone of his business career; relying on core values of integrity, communication and service. Adhering to these core values, has led him to successful lifelong business relationships and friendships with many of the nation’s largest retail executives. Mark has grown his relationships through referrals of confidence, and delivering on every commitment. He is excited to bring these core values and serve homebuyers and homeowners with all their mortgage needs by simplifying the mortgage experience.
Mark is a native born Tampa resident, now residing in the Tarpon Springs area with his wife Jennifer. He thoroughly enjoys all the outdoor and leisure activities of the Tampa Bay area, including fishing, going to the beach, kayaking, and entertaining family, friends and guests.
Marisela Jaquez a Contract to Close Specialist, where she assists borrowers from the very beginning until they get to the closing table. Marisela tries to make the borrower’s experience as smooth as possible while requesting and gathering the necessary paperwork to close their loan, and feels that it is very satisfying to help them get into their dream home! Marisela previously worked at a Retirement and Investment firm and learned a great deal in that Industry. Prior to that, Marisela worked in the Banking Industry for over 11 years. Marisela graduated with a BA in Mathematics from Manhattanville College.
Michele Frey graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Michele has over 15 years of mortgage experience specializing in conventional, FHA and VA loans. In her current role as Application Specialist, Team Lead Michele works with incoming referrals in starting the mortgage process of getting them prequalified/preapproved. Michele counsels clients to determine the best mortgage product for their needs and walk them through the application process. Michele reviews all client’s documents for accuracy and issue preapproval letters. Michele also works with clients who are not currently able to purchase and set them up on a plan to be successful in purchasing in the future. Michele has been happily married for 21 years and has two amazing children.
Jacque Lush is an Application Specialist at the Mortgage Firm Tampa where she assists Patrick in gathering information, so that he can prequalify and preapprove borrowers. Jacque’s job duties include gathering documents, making follow up calls to borrowers and realtors, and preparing contracts to be passed off the Loan Partner 2. Jacque graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in interdisciplinary studies, so her passion for helping people is very relevant in her job field. Jacque says the best part of her job is helping preapprove first time home buyers; the sheer excitement when they find their dream home and we are able to help finance it, makes her job very rewarding.
Jennifer Miller’s passions include playing and watching sports. Jennifer completed her undergrad at Stetson University in 2013 where she studied Finance and Management. At Stetson, she played Collegiate Tennis. Tennis instilled a lot of hard work and diligence in Jennifer- she certainly feels that it carried over into working at The Mortgage Firm. Jennifer started working at The Mortgage Firm straight after college and feels blessed that she was able to find such a great place to work. On the weekends, she can be found relaxing and soaking up the sun with friends and family on the lake.
Tammy is a Loan Processor who receives borrowers’ loan applications and all applicable documents; reviewing for discrepancies, verifying information, receiving and reviewing appraisals, and then submits to underwriting. With 24 years in the mortgage industry, Tammy has a myriad of experience in various departments and roles- there is not a department Tammy has not worked in. Tammy was awarded employee of the month in July of 2017, and is just two credits away from her Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy. Tammy is very creative and passionate about refurbishing furniture and often finds herself doing home interior design projects in her spare time. She even has a pink tool belt, and knows how to use every tool it has to offer.
Mandy Johnson is a Loan Processor who works with borrowers to receive their loan application and all applicable documents; reviewing them for discrepancies, verifying information, receiving and reviewing appraisals, then submits to underwriting. Mandy has been processing for Patrick Storch since 2011 and has been with The Mortgage Firm since 2003. Mandy has her Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) license.
Judi Jessings is a Contract to Close Specialist who works with borrowers to make the process of buying a new home simple and hassle free. Judi knows that this is a stressful time when buying or refinancing a home and believes that she will make it as easy and hassle free. Judi Jessings is a Licensed Loan Originator, trained, has been work in the industry for over three years. Judi loves to work with buyers and their family to help them get into their new homes. Judi says that it is very satisfying to hear her borrowers’ enthusiasm in their voice & the smile on their face then she tells them that their loan has been approved.
As the Client Relations Director at The Mortgage Firm Tampa, Catherine Storch has the pleasure of organizing all leveraged and social events, while proudly overseeing and managing the in-house marketing team. Catherine never fails to impress with her events, making The Mortgage Firm Tampa a social class act. Catherine is a Tampa native, born and raised. She has two beautiful daughters who are both in college, making them a house divided; her oldest is graduating from Florida State University this year, while her youngest is a sophomore at University of Florida. Catherine married her best friend, Patrick Storch, over 20 years ago and considers it an honor to work beside him every day at the Mortgage Firm Tampa. When Catherine is not working, you can find her at Orange Theory Fitness; listening to 80’s music, spending time with her two pugs and beautiful Maltese, or enjoying time at the beach. Catherine’s family and faith mean everything to her and she is very grateful for all the blessings in her life.
Chloe Storch is a third generation Tampa native. She recently graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a minor in Communications. She is one of our loan partners at the Mortgage Firm Tampa and deals with our Branch Manager, Patrick’s, day to day operations. Chloe has been an intern with the Mortgage Firm Tampa for two years and previously had an internship with Cayer Behavioral Group in Tallahassee, FL while attending FSU. Her experience in the marketing field is a huge asset to our TMFT team! Chloe is so proud to be a part of the TMF team and is excited to work alongside her parents, Patrick and Catherine Storch. She hopes to learn all about the mortgage industry first hand through our Branch Manager, Patrick. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, barre work outs, and spending time with her family and three dogs, Tiki, Rosie, and Elvis.
Janay Flowers is the Marketing Specialist who creates graphic designs and maintains the social media platforms for The Mortgage Firm Tampa. After spending nearly, a decade working in advertising and marketing for various military organizations, Janay has learned and performed the ins and outs of fully functioning marketing departments. In previous positions, she maintained multi-page websites and social media platforms, served as a graphic designer, created and executed branding projects and planned and executed events. Janay holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, and is currently working towards her Master of Business Administration.