Our Team

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

Producing Branch Manager

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS# 228635

PATRICK.STORCH@TMF.MORTGAGE

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

Loan Originator

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS# 149432

RON.MORRIS@TMF.MORTGAGE

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.

Mark Adwell

Loan Originator

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
C: 813.466.4319
NMLS # 1693869

MARK.ADWELL@TMF.MORTGAGE

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.

Jessica Kelly

Loan Originator

O: 813.616.8844
C: 214.542.5443
F: 813.699.8705

Jessica is known as a trustworthy, reliable and knowledgeable professional who always puts the buyer’s needs first. She believes obtaining a mortgage is about building a long-lasting relationship with a lender you can trust. She is up for any challenge and will partner with you to ensure you become a homeowner. I am a loyal wife to a US Veteran and a loving mother to two adorable children. I am fluent in English, Spanish and French thanks to my Swiss father and Latin mother. I love to cook and my worldly influences are always reflected in my meals. Our family loves to be outdoors, have meals together and enjoy the Florida weather.

Jason Hands

Loan Originator

O: 813.385.1109
F: 813.699.8705

Jason.Hands@tmf.mortgage

I have made it my career to help my clients live the American Dream of home ownership, and consistently go above and beyond to make sure that it happens. The mortgage industry is my passion and I work diligently to find the perfect loan for all my client’s needs. How do I achieve this? By providing an unsurpassed level of excellence, product & guideline knowledge, coupled with attention to detail.

Coming from a public service background, I have met a lot of incredible people along the way and it taught me that not everyone is the same, and that each person’s needs differ. I use this philosophy in my mortgage career to really listen to the needs of my clients, and to help them make the best decision possible for their current situation. I provide excellent customer service, a vast knowledge of every type of loan available, and will make it my mission to get you to the closing table and fast. If there is a loan that fits your needs, I will find it.

With over 18 years of experience in mortgage loan origination, I have developed the systems that are necessary to help borrowers secure the financing they need and deserve. I have a passion for helping my clients that that have little or no funds to complete a loan transaction. I specialize in purchase loans, 1st time homebuyers, renovation loans, self-employed borrowers, down payment assistance, and close loans in 21 days or less. Many of my former clients return to purchase second homes, vacation homes, investment homes, and retirement homes. Many have become friends for life and rely on me to bring it home for them.

If you’re looking for a mortgage loan originator that you can count on time after time, please contact me, you will not be disappointed. I currently reside in Westchase - Tampa with the love of my life, I enjoy watching a hockey game, the outdoors, working out, the local music scene, catching sunsets on the beach and spending quality time with my parents and family. I hope to help you achieve the same.

Rene' Gignac

Loan Originator

C: 727.455.8590
F: 813.699.8705

Rene.Gignac@tmf.mortgage

Mandy Johnson

Contract to Close Specialist

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS# 358219

MANDY.JOHNSON@TMF.MORTGAGE

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.

Jennifer Miller

Contract to Close Specialist

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705

JENNIFER.MILLER@TMF.MORTGAGE

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.

Marisela Jaquez

Bilingual Contract to Close Specialist

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705

MARISELA.JACQUEZ@TMF.MORTGAGE

NMLS 763007

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

Application Specialist-Team Lead

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS# 1504667

Michele.Frey@TMF.MORTGAGE

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.

Chloe Storch

Application Specialist

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705

Chloe.Storch@tmf.mortgage

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.

Gabrielle Toselli

Application Specialist

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS# 1933985

GABRIELLE.TOSELLI@TMF.MORTGAGE

Gabrielle Toselli is an Application Specialist here at The Mortgage Firm Tampa. She loves greeting clients and making them feel at home. She also assists with administrative work in the office and helps it run more efficiently. She is a graduate from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She enjoys spending time at the beach and traveling with her friends. She is a born and raised Tampa native and plans to keep it that way.

Catherine Storch

Client Relations Manager

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705

CATHERINE.STORCH@TMF.MORTGAGE

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.

Amanda Rosario

Loan Partner

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705

Amanda.Rosario@tmf.mortgage

Meet Amanda Rosario! She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. When she is not attending to Mortgage needs or helping you reach your weight loss goals, she likes to read any book she can get her hands on. She also enjoys shopping and eating at the newest restaurants in town.

Scarlett Roger

Loan Originator

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
C: 813.360.2806
NMLS # 1877247

SCARLETT.ROGER@TMF.MORTGAGE

Grace Register

Application Specialist

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS 1940612

GRACE.REGISTER@TMF.MORTGAGE

Zack Register

Application Specialist

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS# 189129

ZACK.REGISTER@TMF.MORTGAGE

Zack Register is one of our Loan Partners here at The Mortgage Firm Tampa. Zack strives to make a smooth and efficient mortgage process for clients, making them feel like the valued customers they are. Zack is a graduate from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Minor in International Affairs. Zack is a born and raised Tampa native and also a die-hard Bucs fan that enjoys spending time with his friends and going to as many games as he can.

Celia Merritt

Loan Originator

O: 813.957.2080
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS#

CELIA.MERRITT@TMF.MORTGAGE

I have grown up in Tampa Bay and still love living here. I have been around the mortgage industry intermittently over the last 16 years, functioning in many different roles related to lending. I hold a BS in Public Health and enjoy working as a Lieutenant at a local fire department, which I have been at for 14 years. My favorite past time is living life with my family, enjoying all of the adventures we can have. I adore ballroom dancing, running, and anything outdoors. I also volunteer locally with the American Lung Association, Tunnels to Tower Foundation, and volunteer in special projects at Moffitt. I love giving back to the community I live in and helping people obtain a home for their family is one of the many ways I enjoy working in the community.

Michael Jones

Loan Originator

O: 713.503.9249
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS# 1922585

MICHAEL.JONES@TMF.MORTGAGE

Michael Jones has been a member of the Westbury community since 1963. He has spent the last 30 years as a Programmer/Analyst, but after his son returned from Afghanistan, he soon realized his passion was to help Hometown Heroes in any way possible. In 2016 he became a licensed Texas REALTOR®.

After 3 years as a REALTOR® working the Houston, Tx area, he decided to become a licensed Texas Mortgage Loan Originator. He is now the Heroes Housing Lender Affiliate for the State of Texas.

If you are looking for someone with vision and a commitment to excellence who will provide excellent service with a personal connection, Mike can help you complete your mission of making a house a home.

Joanna Gamble

Marketing Representative

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705
NMLS# 189233

JOANNA.GAMBLE@TMF.MORTGAGE

Cara Tomlinson

Administrative Assistant

O: 813.616.8844
F: 813.699.8705

CARA.TOMLINSON@TMF.MORTGAGE

Cara is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and spent the first 10 years of her career in the event industry. In 2019, she planned the firm’s company holiday party and through this connection, landed herself in the role of Administrative Assistant in June 2020. Cara’s attention to detail and admiration for people makes her a welcome asset to the team. Born a third generation Gainesville resident, she had no choice but to love the Florida Gators and college sports. On the weekends, she can be found boating, beaching, and hanging out with her fiancé, Justin, and three dogs – Lexie, Luna, and Buster.

Wendy Fisher

Loan Partner

O: 813.957.2080
F: 813.699.8705

WENDY.FISHER@TMF.MORTGAGE

I was born and raised in Massachusetts and moved to NJ in 2001. I went to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, majoring in English Communications and minoring in Journalism. I've worked in numerous industries, including insurance, property management, corporate housing, restaurants, and retail before ending up in banking. I spent the last 8 years in banking on the retail side. I'm married to my wonderful husband Patrick and have 2 daughters, Alexandra (9) and Charlee (5) (no it's not short for anything!).