James is President of Shelter Home Mortgage, a residential mortgage company with 60 employees headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
James started his career with BancBoston Mortgage Corporation nearly three decades ago and was the company’s Rookie of the Year in 1992. After moving over to Shelter in 1994, James was the company’s top loan officer in Georgia for 20 straight years, helping over 3,000 families finance their homes. He received the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia's Gold Award for Excellence every year from 1994 to 2014.
James was born and raised in Greenville, SC before attending the University of Georgia, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990 and Master of Business Administration in 1991.
James lives in Roswell with his wife, Wendi, and their four children. He plays in an adult soccer league and gets out on the golf course whenever possible. He also loves going to University of Georgia football games and Atlanta United soccer matches. He attends Passion City Church in Buckhead.
Licenses: GA #36174 | AL #59117 | TN #120865
With Shelter since 1993
Karen is Vice President of Shelter Home Mortgage. In 1993, she started her career in the mortgage industry with Shelter dba Fairfield Mortgage. She has worked in every department associated with the loan process and was promoted to operations manager in 1998. Her operations team has been one of the top teams in the company. Karen has been a recipient of Shelter’s President’s Award for decades.
Karen has been in Atlanta since she was ten years old. She attended Georgia State University earning her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
Karen lives in Sandy Springs with her husband of 25 years and their son. When she is not at the office, Karen enjoys boating and swimming at Lake Lanier. She is a big fan of the University of Georgia football team and attends every home game.
With Shelter since 1996
Amanda is the Underwriting Manager of Shelter Home Mortgage. She started her career with Bank South in Atlanta in 1992. After coming on board with Shelter in 1996, Amanda started as a processor and quickly became the company’s lead underwriter and manager. She has underwritten thousands of loans over the last 22 years and received an award for the Top Underwriter in 2014, underwriting 387 loans.
Amanda was born and raised in Snellville, GA before attending the University of Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1992.
Amanda lives in Dacula with her husband, Geoff, and their two daughters. She loves spending time with her family, watching University of Georgia football, and traveling. She is a member of 12 Stone Church in Lawrenceville.
With Shelter since 1996
Geoff is the Closing Manager of Shelter Home Mortgage. Geoff came on board with Shelter in 1996 and quickly became the company’s closing leader and manager. He has closed thousands of loans in his time with the company and received Shelter’s President’s Award in 2014.
Geoff grew up in Gwinnett County, GA. He attended Georgia State University and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1995.
Geoff lives in Dacula with his wife, Amanda, and their two daughters. He loves hanging out with his family, Georgia Bulldogs football, and all Atlanta sports teams. He is a member of 12 Stone Church in Lawrenceville.
Director of Marketing
With Shelter since 2012
Stephanie is the Director of Marketing for Shelter Home Mortgage and joined the company in 2012. She manages the marketing for Shelter’s eleven top ranking teams that have won Shelter’s President’s Awards and have also placed in top categories at the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia's Gold Award for Excellence.
Stephanie was raised in Decatur, GA. After her freshman year in high school, she was accepted to Atlanta’s Grady High School to attend the magnet communications program. Stephanie continued her studies in art and communications, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in Chicago. She has lived and worked in San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles.
Stephanie now lives in Dunwoody with her husband and four kids. When she is not participating in all the family activities, Stephanie enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and hiking. She also is an actress, so you might have seen her face recently on a Publix commercial!
With Shelter since 2013
Kassondra is the Processing Manager at Shelter Home Mortgage and joined Shelter in 2013.
Kassondra started her career with HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation in January of 2003 where she graduated top of the class for processing. She has over 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry in a variety of roles: certified processor, closer, loan officer assistant, and loan officer. She was promoted to underwriter in 2012 with Academy Mortgage and moved over to Shelter in 2013. She was promoted to Processing Manager for Shelter in November of 2016.
Kassondra was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and attended Seattle University before moving to Atlanta in 1991.
She currently lives in Snellville. She is passionate about bowling and sharing information to help others achieve success. She has written two books: Life After Bankruptcy and revised Bankruptcy Didn’t Break Me, both of which are sold on Amazon. She actively attends New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia.
Junior Processing Manager
With Shelter since 2016
Monique is the Jr. Processing Manager at Shelter Home Mortgage and joined Shelter in 2016.
Monique started her career in the mortgage industry over 20 years ago with Countrywide Home Loans, working in a variety of roles including Processing, Pipeline Management, and Underwriting. She was also a licensed mortgage broker and helped families secure their dream of home ownership, while educating them on the home buying process.
Monique is a native of Michigan and has been a resident of Atlanta for over 30 years. She attended Dekalb College for Accounting, as well as Reinhardt College.
Monique is married and has two sons. She and her family are basketball enthusiasts, so you can find her sitting courtside at her son’s games cheering them on. She is also passionate about volunteering and giving back to her community. She has adopted a K-12 school where she annually donates basic essential items needed for students to be productive. Monique’s ultimate goal is to help as many underdeveloped schools as possible and to make a difference in the lives of our little ones, while turning this project into a thriving non-profit business.