Our Staff

Our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff are here for you every step of the way.

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Brian Grubbs
President MLO Raleigh Mortgage Group, IncNMLS# 69586

Meet our owner, Brian! His shining career took off in 1997 after his graduation from NCSU. He quickly found himself working as a Mortgage Loan Officer until May of 2001 when he fulfilled his dreams of opening his very own mortgage company. Brian grew up in a small textile town in South Carolina where he learned the value of hard work from his parents who both worked outside of the home. Brian is proud to be one of the top Mortgage Brokers in the state and his leadership is what has sustained his business through the mortgage crisis and allowed his business to grow and thrive while others closed operations. He is an active board member for several other local businesses where he can share his wisdom to help other local businesses grow. Brian is married to his beautiful wife Ann and has two amazing daughters. Abby and Lily.

With 24+ years of mortgage experience and relationships with some of the world’s largest wholesale and portfolio lenders, Brian helps his customers obtain the most competitive interest rates and closing costs available while providing solutions to overcome nearly any situation that might be introduced to a transaction. Brian always puts his customers first; he can shop among his 15+ lenders for you & warmly welcomes an opportunity to speak with you personally about your mortgage needs!

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Jeremy Hickok
Mortgage Loan Officer Raleigh Mortgage Group Inc.NMLS# 1969939

Jeremy is a Mortgage Loan Officer at RMG and has been with our company since July 2019. He has been in the mortgage industry since 2012 and comes to us with experience as a Mortgage Loan Processor and a Compliance Specialist. Prior to the mortgage industry, he was in restaurant management for 7 years. His knowledge and experience is tremendous asset to our team!

Jeremy grew up in Burnt Hills, NY and graduated in 2011 from Mildred Elley in Albany, NY with an A.O.S. degree in Business Management. He moved to Raleigh, NC in 2014 and lives with his partner and their two adorable dogs.

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William Burton
Mortgage Loan Officer Raleigh Mortgage GroupNMLS# 1985049

“William Burton is our newest addition to the Raleigh Mortgage Group team, as of November 2021! Being raised as a Maryland man sure has its perks to some, although William had something else in mind. He embarked on a rather large life relocation to Fayetteville, NC just two years after joining the US Military in 1994. As a former member of the US Air Force, he was given the opportunity to travel the world via the military for over 15 years, with his lovely wife Claudia by his side. William always maintained a busy schedule, so much that he found the time throughout his travels to obtain his AA Degree in Management from Park University. In addition, he managed to spend 7 of his recent years working in the automotive finance industry, where he certainly was no stranger to the world of loan finance and customer service. Although he visited many jaw-dropping places during his time on active duty, he managed to permanently find his way back to North Carolina, proving there is no place like home! William is a mortgage loan officer here at Raleigh Mortgage Group, and we believe his vast knowledge and experience will serve as a wonderful asset to our team.”

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Paige Tobben
Mortgage Loan Officer Raleigh Mortgage Group Inc.NMLS# 1787724

Paige is a Production Partner at RMG and has been with our company since September 2020.

Paige grew up in Southern Pines, NC and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Global Studies from UNC Chapel Hill in 2014. After graduation, Paige moved to Bend, Oregon with her husband where she worked for Habitat for Humanity for three years as the Sales and Marketing manager for the Habitat ReStore. Paige then found a passion for small business and consumer lending as a Financial Service Representative for First Interstate Bank. She and her husband returned home to NC in August of 2020 for her husband to attend graduate school and we are so glad they did. We are thrilled to have Paige join our team. Her banking and customer service experience have been a tremendous asset. Paige enjoys exploring hiking trails, listening to live music, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Ann Grubbs
Director of Operations Raleigh Mortgage Group Inc.

Ann is the Director of Operations at Raleigh Mortgage Group. Ann is Brian’s wife and together they are looking to expand Raleigh Mortgage Group into a company that is known around the Raleigh area.

After 8 years of being a stay-at-home mother, Ann has decided to jump back into her career full force providing support to her husband and assisting him with the day-to-day and overall operations of Raleigh Mortgage Group.

Ann graduated in 1998 from Meredith College with a Biology major. Prior to joining the team at Raleigh Mortgage Group, Ann was the project manager for Almac Sciences and managed drug trials for multiple countries world wide.

Ann is an active member with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors and the community.

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Tracey Lynam
Mortgage Loan Processor Raleigh Mortgage Group Inc.

Tracey is a Mortgage Loan Processor at RMG and has been with our company since May 2019. She has been in the mortgage industry since 1996 and comes to us with experience as a Mortgage Loan Underwriter, Closing Specialist, Mortgage Processor/Closer and Loss Mitigation Specialist. Tracey’s experience is a tremendous asset to our team!

Tracey is originally from Wake Forest, NC and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and minor in Business Administration from Augusta University in Augusta, GA. She moved back to Raleigh in 1995 and resides with the love of her life, Bill. She is an avid animal lover and environmental activist. In her spare time, she enjoys painting landscapes, photography and spending time with her family.

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Dawn Thompson
Processing Manager Raleigh Mortgage Group, Inc.

Dawn is originally from Garden City, Michigan and is a huge University of Michigan and Detroit Lions fan! She move to Butner, NC in 1987 and has lived there ever since. In her spare time, she enjoys attending live music, boating, attending festivals, and spending time with her two sons.

Dawn is a Processing Manager at RMG and has been with our company since March 2020. She has been in the mortgage industry since 2001 and comes to us with experience as a Mortgage Loan Document Specialist, Mortgage Loan Processor/Closer, Post-Closing Specialist and Transaction Coordinator. Dawn’s knowledge and experience is a wonderful asset to our team!

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Jacquelyn Watson-Rodriguez
Loan Partner Raleigh Mortgage Group, Inc.

Jacquelyn is a Loan Partner at RMG and has been with our company since March 2020. She grew up in Melbourne, Florida and attended the University of South Florida where she earned a bachelors in Psychology and Behavioral Healthcare. In 2014, Jacquelyn moved to Greeley, Colorado where she met her husband while attending graduate school at the University of Northern Colorado. Upon graduation, she and her husband moved back to Florida to be closer to family for a while. In 2020, they ultimately decided to make North Carolina their forever home where our paths crossed as we had the pleasure of assisting Jacquelyn with her mortgage. She was fantastic to work with & happened to be looking for a new career at the same time we were hiring. We like to think it was meant to be. Jacquelyn lives in Wake Forest with her husband and their 6 dogs and enjoys cooking, hiking, listening to audio books, and taking road trips. We love having Jacquelyn as a part of our RMG family!

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Virginia Jernigan
Loan Partner Raleigh Mortgage Group Inc.

Virginia is an Administrative Assistant with RMG and has been with our company since September 2020. Virginia grew up in Clayton, North Carolina and attended East Carolina University where she earned a bachelors in Exercise Physiology in 2018. Virginia has 13 years of competitive cheerleading experience and was a collegiate cheerleader for East Carolina University all 4 years! After college, Virginia jumped straight into the fitness industry and worked as an Exercise Physiologist and Group Fitness Instructor. Her mother has worked in the mortgage industry ever since she can remember which sparked an interest in her to make a career change. She currently lives in Raleigh with her boyfriend and in her spare time enjoys being outside with her puppy and will never turn down a trip to the coast! Virginia is outgoing, full of energy and hardworking. She is an amazing asset to our team!

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Kendra Ingersoll
Loan Partner Raleigh Mortgage Group

Kendra grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended East Carolina University where she earned her bachelor’s in business administration in 2019. Right out of college Kendra joined the business world with SECU and developed an interest in mortgages after buying her first home! She currently lives in Raleigh with her boyfriend and two cats. In her spare time Kendra enjoys baking, cooking, kayaking, and reading a good mystery book.

Kendra is a Loan Partner with RMG and has been with our company since April 2021. With her wonderful personality and exceptional hospitality with her clients, Kendra is a great asset to our team!

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Dylan Blakeley
Administrative Assistant Raleigh Mortgage Group

Dylan is an Administrative Assistant and has been with RMG since February 2021.  Dylan grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He graduated from Wake Tech with an associate degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at ASU.  Dylan has worked in several different industries before coming to us, most recently in IT.  He has an extensive background in sales and customer service.

Dylan moved to Raleigh in 2015 after living in Colorado and Northern California.  He settled in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he still lives.  After playing baseball in college, Dylan now coaches a showcase baseball team based out of Clayton.  When he is not coaching, Dylan also enjoys spending time with his friends and family.  He also likes to travel and go to the beach when he finds the time!

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Christal Henderson
Mortgage Loan Processor Raleigh Mortgage Group Inc.

Christal is from the small town of Roxboro, NC. She attended UNCG as well as Winston-Salem State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2005 with a degree in Occupational Therapy! After 15 dedicated years in the OT field, she eagerly sought out alternative career options to embrace her love for “all things Real Estate”. She is now a North Carolina Licensed mortgage loan originator, however was drawn more to the exciting challenges that comes along with loan processing. She resides in Raleigh with her wonderful husband Shaun and her two beautiful teenagers, Tiana and Taniya. We are more than thrilled to have Christal on our team!

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Kassidy Davis
Mortgage Loan Partner Raleigh Mortgage Group

Kassidy is a Production Partner with RMG and has been with our company since July 2021. Kassidy grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she enlisted and left for the Army at the age of 17. After spending her time in the Army as a Combat Engineer in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, she bought her first house and instantly found a new passion for the Real Estate Industry. While being a licensed Realtor, she realized her calling was on the Mortgage side of the industry and made the switch! In Kassidy’s spare time, she enjoys going to the lake, road trips, spending the day trying new food and shopping, as well as hanging out with her adorable son!

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Lanaye Smith
Mortgage Loan Processer Raleigh Mortgage Group

Lanaye is from the quaint, small town of Raeford, North Carolina. She graduated from Fayetteville State University with a Biology degree. During her senior year of college, Lanaye became involved with a program recruiting students for jobs that were flexible with school hours. This very glimpse into helping others succeed was soon to evoke her banking career, retiring all hopes of attending medical school. Her experience in banking began with BB&T in 2012, and later evolved into mortgage processing, of which she has made her passion for the past 7 years. Lanaye has since received her MBA with emphasis in Finance from Grand Canyon University, all while starting a new family! She now happily resides in the City of Oaks with her husband Rigaud (currently active duty, Army) and 2-year-old son, London. In her spare time Lanaye enjoys reading, binging her favorite reality tv shows, and shopping with friends! Lanaye is an experienced mortgage loan processor here at RMG, and she is here to help you throughout your loan process!