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OAMP: Meet the Board of Governors

Mike Farrell

Michael Farrell

Senior Divisional Manager,
Nations Lending/TotalChoice Mortgage

I always wanted to be a banker but found focusing on mortgage originations provided a great livelihood & career. I'm motivated by helping clients obtain their housing dreams! Today, I'm not only Chairman of OAMP but I'm on the board of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, as well as its Membership Committee Chair. OAMP offers dual membership with NAMB, which provides vital protections & insight to regulatory & legislative issues in the mortgage industry. And it's a venue to collaborate with like-minded professionals from across the country! Licensed since 1990.

Mike Burroughs

Mike Burroughs

Jen Conley

Jen Conley 

Home Loans By Jen,
A Division of Goldstar Mortgage, 
Regional Vice President

I stumbled into the mortgage business by chance & found myself captivated by the thrill of assisting people in purchasing or refinancing homes. Witnessing the joy & fulfillment that homeownership brings to individuals & families solidified my passion for the mortgage industry. I started out with a passion for making home ownership a reality for everyone, right from the heart of Chillicothe. With expertise & dedication, my team has guided countless families through the maze of home loans, a milestone that gets moved each year as we help more families. Joining the Freedom Club and becoming a coach for Carl White in the group was a dream come true! Passing on the lessons that I've learned to the next generation of loan legends is priceless. Licensed loan officer since 2005..

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Rusty Darner 

VP, Branch Manager

Ruoff Mortgage

Jim Nabors

James Nabors

I studied Business Marketing at Zane State College, and then pursued my passion to serve my local community, to guide new & current homeowners through the path of building wealth through Real Estate purchases. Making that possible through the mortgage origination process & changing clients lives for the better is what drives me. I was a National Scotsman Guide Award Recipient for 2023, 2022 & 2021 un overall production. I'm also Ruoff Mortgage Presidents Club Award Recipient 2023 & 2022. Licensed since 2019.

Jim Pettit

Jim Pettit 

JRP1 Connect LLC

I've been doing residential & commercial lending since 1985 to help borrowers fund their dream of a new home or a commercial loan for their business. I've supervised & closed over 5,000 loans. My favorite nonprofit is the Haven of Rest in Akron. They feed the homeless, help addicts with drug addiction, have a woman's & children's shelter, and help the unemployed find jobs. Music is my passion & I sing in a vocal band!


Jeff Richard 

Branch Manager, 
Loan Originator

CrossCountry Mortgage

Education has always been always important to me in my personal & professional life. When I became a mortgage banker, I became keenly aware that my clients & referral partners craved knowledge about the home buying & mortgage process – and that providing this information was a way for me to add value. So today, my team & I focus on just that – providing a foundation so that people can achieve the dream of homeownership. I’m thankful to now be in a position to educate my fellow mortgage professionals & to represent our industry in both Ohio & on a national level.

Steve Scott

Steven Scott

Managing Member,
Affinity Group Mortgage
Freddie Mac Credit Coach

In my 30-year journey through mortgage lending & management, I've garnered insights that offer an unmatched understanding of the mortgage process. My specialization in FHA, VA & conventional mortgage lending means I'm always ahead, ready to provide you with the best options out there. I'm a Freddie Mac certified credit coach, a proud board member of NAMB and I hold esteemed designations including CRMS, CVLS & CFMP. Licensed loan officer since 1994.

Matthew Shields

Matthew A. Shields

Branch Manager,
USA Mortgage 

Driven by my passion for finance & helping others achieve their dreams of homeownership, I embarked on a career in mortgages. I saw an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in people's lives by guiding them through the mortgage process, offering tailored solutions & ultimately facilitating their journey to owning a home. I've been a top 1% originator in America for numerous years, Top 10 Loan Officer in Volume for USA Mortgage, and raised over $100,000 for Pancreatic Cancer and homelessness with charity golf outings, events & basketball tournaments. I lost my father to Pancreatic Cancer & will always try to help raise money for a cure. PanCan (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting pancreatic cancer through research, patient support, community outreach & advocacy. Licensed loan officer since 2014.

Interested in joining the OAMP board?

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