Meet the Homelend USA Team

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Mark Bigelow

With 30 years of experience in the mortgage business, I am more than prepared to assist you in financing the home of your dreams. I have a detailed understanding of all loan types and will be there to support you every step of the way. I enjoy helping people with one of the biggest transactions of their lives, that being a new home purchase or helping a customer save a considerable amount of money through refinancing. My ability to understand your wants and needs will make what should be a very complicated process as easy as can be.

When I’m not at a closing, you can find me spending time up north, grilling or hanging out with my grandkids.

Jared Craft

Jared Craft

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking to refinance, or looking to downsize, Jared will help you decide what loan products will best fit your personal financing needs! Contact Jared today for a quick and easy assessment of your current financial situation, and goals, and get the knowledge you need to make the best decision for yourself!

NMLS# 1771997

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P: (586)-929-0425



Bob Deyoung

Serving Southwest Michigan since 1989, Bob joined the mortgage business in 2005 and hasn’t looked back.  In February 2006, he graduated from Xinnix, the mortgage academy of excellence, where he received a 94.5% grade (it was a grueling 6 week course).  Since then, Bob has successfully closed more than 1000+ purchases and 300+ refinances.  Bob lives in Portage, MI with his wife, Brandy, their 2 children, Devi and Zander, and pet Shih-tzu, Coco.  Bob is also the 2021-2022 president for his local BNI chapter, Great Expectations.  In his spare time, Bob likes to swim, golf, bmx, and go to rock concerts.

Julie Dunne

Julie Dunne

I have 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. My goal is to find the right product for a client, whether it be a refinance or purchase. Understanding not only their wants but also their needs & to make the very complicated process as easy as it can be.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my amazing children Colin, Aidan and Fiona.

Doug Fitchett

I have over 20 years of experience and am available 24/7.


Beth Grochowski

With 29 years in the Mortgage Field, I have vast knowledge and experience in our ever changing industry of mortgage finance. I understand the true meaning of service, communication and customer satisfaction and that has been paramount to my continued growth and success. Every transaction is important to me and I handle each detail with care. You can expect more than I promise, it’s just my way.


Laura Marcy

Mortgages are my LIFE!

Well, my family does comes first….but I’ve been helping people get home loans for over 20 years, so it is a big part of my life – and I love it 🙂

I am at your service 7 days a week, and am able to close most refi’s and purchases within 2-3 weeks. I will always get you the lowest rate and the lowest fees, period. I process my own loans, meaning I’m the only one you’ll have to talk to from start to finish. I strive to make the mortgage process smooth and easy for my clients. I sincerely hope to earn your business. God bless!


Gary Mitchell

Visionary client centric lender with solid experience lending all mortgage products, specializing in the navigation of the complex mortgage process; blending key stakeholders with required service providers to deliver timely results for clients.

An aim to provide all pertinent information to clients which insures best products and services for them and their families.

Accomplished professional with a proven track record demonstrating the ability to deliver mission-critical results.

Experienced professional with over 30 years of mortgage  lending and originations.

Excels interfacing with clients to ensure their goals are achieved.
Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.
Excel within highly competitive environments where leadership skills are the keys to success.


Ken Paszkiewics

Mortgage Broker for over 30 years. Offering all types of Mortgage Programs for Refinancing, New Home Purchases. Married to my wonderful wife Peggy for over 40 years. I have two wonderful daughters and 4 Grandchildren. I love the outdoors, hunting, and fishing with my grandkids. Volleyball and Softball referee, umpire. My family is my life.


Angela Putrus

I have 2 years experience in the mortgage industry and 6 years of sales management. I enjoy helping our clients understand and feel at ease with the home buying process, while providing agents and clients with timely and periodic updates to assure all files are complete and in compliance. I speak three languages including English, Arabic and Chaldean.

When I am not working I look forward to spending time with family, especially my husband Marvin.

I love to travel and have a passion for home interior design.


Nicole Rosati

I have been blessed, in that I have worked for over 20 years with hundreds of wonderful individuals and families accomplishing their home mortgage goals. I strive to provide excellent service to both my clients and referral partners. By having affiliations with several top notch lenders, this guarantees the best product and the most competitive rates for my clients. Looking to buy or refi? I am always a call, email or text away! 248-790-0719 cell Licensed in MI & FL NMLS 136127

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Phil Scherphorn

I was born and raised in Berkley, Michigan and now reside in neighboring Royal Oak. I am a proud Berkley High School alumni as well as former BHS basketball, football, and golf team member. I went on to pursue my studies in Economics at Oakland University and then Central Michigan University.

I have been in the mortgage business for 12 years in multiple positions, Operational Support, Call Center Team Lead, Marketing Supervisor and Senior Loan Officer. Working with borrowers and originating loans has always been my passion so when Mark started HomeLend I was happy to be the first Loan Officer he added to the team.

I love what I do for a living, nothing makes me happier than helping a customer finance their new home or refinancing their existing home to improve their life. I pride myself being knowledgeable in the ever-changing mortgage business to best serve my customers.

In 2017 my pursuit of knowledge and drive to serve my customers gave me the privilege of receiving the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Rising Star Award.

When I am not working I look forward to spending time with family, especially my wife Kim, stepson Noah and fur-baby Calvin. I love to travel, entertaining family and friends, anything outdoors and am a sports junky- whether watching or playing. I was blessed growing up with some amazing sports coaches that helped shaped who I am today, especially my father. Now I have the privilege of giving back to our next generation by coaching both youth Basketball and Baseball teams for our local recreational leagues, talk about coming full circle!


Brittany Sorles

Holding your hand virtually or physically throughout the entire mortgage process!

I will make sure you are equipped with knowledge every step of the way while also saving you money. Skillful communication with transparency is key and my clients appreciate that. As a Mortgage Loan Officer, I always put the best interests of every client first. My passion has always been to help people and I am grateful that I am able to do that every day in my career. I would be blessed to help you with a mortgage! I am always available to answer any questions you may have. Call or text to start this process with me (313)457-7374 or email


Lynn Szymkowski-Fish

Buying a home is the largest purchase most people make, but it doesn’t have to be stressful! I have been involved in the mortgage industry for more than 20 years and I love being able to help my clients chart a pathway to a home. I am happy to take the time to explain the mortgage process, and to take the fear out of it.  Together we will look at all of your options and decide on rates and terms that are the most favorable for you. I have wholesale relationships with more than 25 of the finest lenders in the country, so I am able to write a variety of mortgage types ranging from FHA to an interest only Jumbo.  I am honored to be able to service the needs of the women and men who make up our military with a full range of VA loan and refinance options.  Homes for Heroes is a passion project of our firm, and I take pride in the amount of loans I have generated for these selfless members of our society.  I am an award winning loan officer with a track record for fast, reliable work-so you can be assured that I will get you to the closing table on time, and with everything in order.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, looking to trade up, deciding to downsize, or simply wishing for a change, I can help you before you ever make an offer on a property. I will sit down with you and look over your budget, income and savings, and then help you get a clear picture of what type and amount of loan is realistic. There are many factors to consider when getting a home loan; interest rates are only one element of the complete package.  I will make sure you understand all of it, and then I will help you to make the best decision for your needs.

The financial aspects of home buying can be stressful and overwhelming—but they don’t have to be, not with a trained and caring professional like me in your corner. Reach out today at or 248-514-7417 and let’s get started making your home-ownership dream come true!


Robert Wrobel

I have over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry primarily dealing with purchase transactions. I give every client my mobile number and I’m accessible 7 days a week. I’m always available to assist my clients on Saturdays and Sundays as a good amount of purchase negotiations transpire over the weekend. We partner with a specific group of purchase centric lenders who not only consistently deliver on time closings, but also offer the most competitive rates in the market.

Licensed to work in Florida (LO81757), Michigan (629923)

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Arielle Wells

My name is Arielle Wells. I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and now reside in Sterling Heights. I’ve always had a passion for helping people in any way that I can. I will make sure to walk you through the mortgage process from start to finish. I like to take an educational approach and explain things along every step of the way, to keep the fear of the home buying process at a minimum. No question is a stupid question with me. I want you to have all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.  When I’m not helping people purchase homes, I love to spend time in the kitchen trying new recipes and spending time with friends and family.

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