The Team

It’s always nice to put a face to the name, but we think you should have a little more than that. Between the bio’s, our positions, and our social media, get to know the team you’ll be working with through the entire loan process.

Brian Tewes
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Brian TewesPresidentMarathon, FL

Having been in the mortgage business for 24 years, Brian knows what’s most important to his clients. They want to know they’re getting the best deal and the best service from someone who cares. That’s why he loves his job – because meeting new people, helping them achieve their goals, and seeing their smiles at the closing table brings him joy. So what makes Brian different from a bank loan officer in a busy financial institution?

  • Pride in getting to know his clients on a personal level
  • Treating his clients like friends and staying in contact with them after the deal closes
  • Giving his clients advice that benefits them – not him
  • Being available 24/7 to answer questions/concerns/etc. Brian answers his phone, whether it be a client, a lender, a realtor…. He’s there for them.
  • Having relationships with multiple lenders and loan products to get the best deal for clients.
  • Using his accounting and financial background to maneuver through the complicated mortgage business on behalf of clients in order to create the optimal mortgage solution for them. He thoroughly understands the mortgage business, and has the resources necessary to finalize every deal.

Customer service is Brian’s strength, allowing him to guide clients through the loan process smoothly and truthfully. That’s why most of his new customers are referrals from previous clients. Please call Brian with any questions or for information and advice.

Brian A. Tewes, MBA
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Brian A. Tewes, MBABranch ManagerOrlando, FL
A man whose foundation is based off of education and curiosity, Brian discovered his passion for the mortgage industry after purchasing his own home. Prior to this, he studied business management at the University of Central Florida and finance at Nova Southeastern University. These ventures led to the thought of helping others purchase and refinance no matter what the obstacles. As branch manager, Brian prides himself on he and his team building relationships through communication, service, and most importantly trust. Those who've spoken to him know that he and his team will get the job done as seamless as possible.
Demie Donate
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Demie DonateMortgage ConsultantOrlando, FL
Throughout her whole life, Demie has focused on helping others. Before assisting those buying the home of their dreams, she became well-known as a veterinary technician caring for local families' pets. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Demie sought to find a career that would allow her to continue using her compassion and drive to serve others. Her gained knowledge of the mortgage industry, along with her caring & jubilant personality, are the foundations her clients can count on throughout the loan process and to the closing table. Demie is here to make the dream of owning or refinancing a home into reality.
Laurie Simpson
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Laurie SimpsonLoan CoordinatorMarathon, FL
A people person, Laurie’s passion has continually been about hospitality and serving others. Whether your experience at Tewes Mortgage begins at our front door, or via telephone, Laurie will always warmly welcome you. Diverse in her administrative skills, Laurie enjoys utilizing that varied knowledge to help tailor your experience at Tewes Mortgage to fit your needs. An Oklahoma transplant, Laurie and her fiancé soak up “Paradise” on the weekends by day trips up and down the Keys, beach days, sitting on their private dock watching the sunset, and spending quality time together. Whether you are looking for something for lunch on your visit, or a great beach to go to after your move...Laurie will likely know the answer or she will find someone who does. Laurie is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Aside from raising her son as a single mom, Laurie’s most fulfilling opportunities have been serving coffee at her church, working with the youth at her church, mission trips, feeding the hungry, more recently helping her fiancé recover from his liver transplant, and simply “paying it forward”. Laurie’s care and dedication to improving the lives of others is what defines her.
Florence Amico
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Florence AmicoMortgage ConsultantFort Lauderdale, FL

Flo has been a Florida Licensed Mortgage Professional since 1991. Nearly all of her business is derived from personal referrals of satisfied clients, trusted financial advisors, and experienced realtors. She will carefully guide you through the entire home loan process, so that you are able to make educated choices about your current and future financing options. She takes this responsibility very seriously and wants to provide you with peace of mind in knowing any concerns are addressed. Flo’s goal is to not only meet, but exceed your expectations, providing a level of service that will make you think of her when your need for mortgage financing arises. Her mission is simple: to make you a client for life!

www.LoansByFlo.com

Maria Jones
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Maria JonesMortgage ConsultantMarathon, FL
Maria Jones is a licensed mortgage professional with over 20 years’ experience in the mortgage business. She has worked as a mortgage processor, as an independent contractor, and for a mortgage lender. She prides herself in giving exceptional customer service and relating to her clients on a personal level. She knows that no two loans are the same and guides her clients through the process step by step. Her focus is always to help others and treat her clients the way she would want to be treated.
Kristi Waite
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Kristi WaiteLoan CoordinatorOrlando, FL
Kristi has over 20 years of mortgage lending experience working for both wholesale lenders and retail brokers. With a range of experience including processing, underwriting and account management, she can see transactions from all angles. She spent some time away from the industry raising children, however missed the rewards that came with helping others obtain their mortgage needs and goals. As a loan coordinator for Tewes Mortgage, she is dedicated to go the extra mile to ensure every transaction goes as smoothly and effortlessly as possible.
Sara Gallardo
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Sara GallardoLoan Officer AssistantOrlando, FL
Sara is an Orlando native and a proud UCF graduate! She began her career in banking which ultimately led her into the mortgage industry. Having recently purchased her first home, she understands how important it is to have a trusted expert guide you through the process to make the experience as smooth as possible. Sara is committed to going above and beyond to meet clients’ needs because she is passionate about helping people achieve the dream of home ownership. When she isn’t working, Sara loves being outdoors spending time with her husband and one-year old son.
Etty Ouarham
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Etty OuarhamLoan Officer AssistantOrlando, FL
Before she became a Licensed Mortgage Professional, Etty has worked in Hospitality Management within the hotel world for 5 years where she discovered her passion for customer service and helping others. She enjoys connecting with people from different backgrounds and cultures and loves attending festivals and culinary events. Etty is fluent in Arabic and French and is looking to add Spanish to her repertoire! Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking, exploring the great outdoors and Florida beaches.