Wakarusa's Trusted Mortgage Team

Alex Cook

Branch Manager/ Loan Officer

Alex has a contagious passion for life that is apparent from the moment you meet him. As CEO of Pro IT Solutions, a company he founded in 2009, Alex combined this passion with his love for people and found a recipe for success.

After spending 10 years working with realtors, builders, and homeowner’s in the Michiana area Alex decided to partner with Pete Metz of Von Mortage, Redding CA to bring yet another valuable offering to his clients in Mortgage Loan Origination. Now he brings the same team building skills, and focus on excellent customer experience that made Pro IT a success to the Mortage Industry as Branch Manager of Von Mortgage, Wakarusa, IN.

When not working to serve his employees and clients Alex also enjoys exercise, weightlifting, reading, coaching his son’s sports teams, traveling, business coaching, and mentoring.

Jennifer Cripe

Loan Specialist/Loan Officer

Jennifer has been in the mortgage industry for over 13 years. She enjoys working with clients to achieve their dream of homeownership. While Jennifer is a licensed loan originator her primary focus is behind the scenes working with clients and underwriters to ensure a smooth loan transaction from application to closing. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, riding horses and reading a good book.

Pete Metz

Regional Vice President

Pete is a student of the mortgage industry. He has made a career on building lifetime relationships by helping over 500 families locally in Shasta County and all throughout California.

He recently made the move to Von Mortgage. after 9 years with Megastar. He uses his expertise as the Branch Manager of Von Mortgage, INC. in Redding, CA. to offer advice and consultation. He takes the time to understand his client’s goals, whether they are first time home buyers or expert property investors, so he can implement lending solutions that will enhance lives and fulfill dreams.

Besides helping people succeed in homeownership, Pete loves spending time with his daughter Channing. He also enjoys road biking, backpack, surfing, traveling, and reading.

Amy Cockburn

Licensed Loan Officer

  • NMLS # 1329941

Amy Cockburn was born in Indiana but is a California girl at heart. She is a Licensed Loan Officer but spends most of her time partnering with Pete Metz and his team to help provide the best customer service possible. She enjoys sharing her knowledge about the mortgage world and helping educate those in this profession and those looking to purchase or refinance. In her spare time she likes to venture the outdoors with her husband Nathan Cockburn and their dog Maximus. If they’re not outdoors or in the gym they are spending time with family and friends.

Jaedon Carlisle

Licensed Loan Originator

Jaedon Carlisle is a Licensed Loan Originator at Von Mortgage located in Redding, CA. Before pursuing a career in Real Estate, Jaedon was a full-time student studying in the College of Agricultural and Resource Economics as a Managerial Economics major. Jaedon currently holds two degrees in Business Administration and Managerial Economics with an emphasis in Real Estate economics. Jaedon’s time at university has served him well in his pursuit of being a successful loan officer. It has enhanced his understanding of real estate principals and allowed him to be a resource for each of his clients.

Jaedon’s personal life consists of road trips around the country, sports entertainment and taking care of his cat-child Bigglesworth. His life goals include: owning a real-estate holding company, traveling the world, getting married to his college sweetheart Madison, and starting a family.

Jaedon core tenants are respect, integrity, and a commitment to personal growth.

Tabitha Suthers

Front Desk Receptionist

Tabitha Suthers was born and raised right here in Redding, CA. She is the front desk receptionist and enjoys greeting clients. Her goal is to make everyone feel welcome and part of the family here at Von Mortgage! She is married to her high school sweetheart, Geoffery and has two children, Chloe and Kason. In her spare time, Tabitha enjoys camping, crafts, photography, and just spending time with her family.

Blair Hodgdon

Mortgage Advisor

  • NMLS # 1113882

Born and raised in Shasta County, Blair loves this community and helping his fellow northern Californians achieve their goal of home ownership. His reputation as a mortgage advisor has been built on attention to detail and the belief that communication is of utmost importance in the home loan process. His “door is always open” policy provides his clients a professional mortgage experience that is comfortable and stress-free.

Blair is married to his best friend, Melanie, with whom he has two children, Brooklynn and Koen. The family enjoys golfing, camping, baseball, and traveling.

Angela Nance

Mortgage Advisor

Angela analyzes each client’s needs and strives to provide a seamless transaction, with uncompromising service. She believes that education is power and finds it incredibly rewarding to educate her clients about their different financing options and help them secure a loan that best suits their budget and goals. Angela has extensive product knowledge and experience in purchases as well as refinances.

Away from the office, Angela values time with her husband and two young children. Together they enjoy camping, bike riding and sunny days at the lake

Marcus Mezzano

Loan Officer

Hi there! My name is Marcus Mezzano and I am a Loan Officer based in Redding, CA with a company named Von Mortgage. I have been a Redding resident for the past 12 years and have grown so much love for this Northern Californian community. My goal is to establish a brand of excellence and exceptional customer service. I operate with a detail oriented mind and my main focus is being accessible to my clients as much as I can. Buying or Refinancing a home is one of life’s biggest decisions and I want to be the one to give you a confident, stress-free and easy experience. Give me a call today or shoot me a text and let’s start this amazing experience together.

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P.O. Box 711 Wakarusa, IN 46573


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