Support Staff

An efficient mortgage brokerage and lending office depends on a strong support staff. In addition to the Loan Originator assigned to your application, this staff helps to make sure you get the right mortgage program for your financial situation. 

Chris Antonelli
Processing Manager

Mortgages and lending agreements involve a lot of details. From processing applications to making sure documents are ready for closing, processors work behind the scenes to make sure your mortgage experience goes smoothly.

Chris Antonelli is the Processing Manager for 1st Securities Mortgage. She leads the team of processors to take your application from start to finish. She has been with us since 2007, and has over 25 years experience in the mortgage industry. She is a resident of Waterford. When asked what she loves most about her job, Chris says “The people I work with.”

Chris Beeman
Compliance Manager

It is up to Compliance Manager Chris Beeman to make sure 1st Securities Financial meets all the consumer protection regulations set out by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We take your financial safety seriously, so we ask Chris to make sure we are doing everything necessary to protect you, your privacy, and your financial interests. While individual borrows may never meet Chris directly, he is working hard for your interests.

Chris Beeman has been with 1st Securities Mortgage since 2009. He has 20 years experience in the mortgage industry. A resident of Waterford, he enjoys golf and cooking.

Kevin Bledsoe
Senior Sales Coordinator

Kevin Bledsoe is the Senior Sales Coordinator at 1st Securities Mortgage. He has been with us since 2013, and in the industry over 12 years. He works as an Executive Assistant, aiding our executive team with loan applications. He works with some of Michigan’s largest builders to secure mortgage financing for their clients. 

Marni Feldman
Processor

Marni Feldman is a processor for 1st Securities Mortgage. Mortgages and lending agreements involve a lot of detailed work which Marni handles flawlessly. In her spare time, she enjoys camping in northern Michigan, attending Red Wings games, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

Jennifer Hermiz
Processor - Team Angela Kakos

Jennifer Hermiz has been a Loan Processor for Angela Kakos team since November 2016. Jennifer obtains the required documentation from the buyer in a timely manner in order to get the loan to the closing table. Jennifer is a resident of Warren and in her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and also enjoys cooking and playing board games.

"Although the process can be challenging at times, I love the excitement  and the feeling of accomplishment in helping the buyer get to the closing of their new home". 

Kellie Hett
Executive Assistant - Team Angela Kakos

Kellie has been with First Securities Mortgage since 2013. She has over 20 years experience in the mortgage business. As Executive Assistant to Angela Kakos she enjoys assisting her clients from taking their application through the closing of their loan. As a resident of Commerce Township, she enjoys sports and spending time with her family.

Michelle Markoz
Processor - Team Angela Kakos

Michelle has been a loan processor for 1st Securities Mortgage for 1 ½ years and has been in the Real Estate and Mortgage business since 1995. She enjoys helping the client 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. She is a resident of West Bloomfield, Michigan.

“I really enjoy being a part of helping others”.

Tracey Lee Okonski
Mortgage Operation Assistant

Tracey Lee Okonski has been with 1st Securities Mortgage since 2016. With over 18 years of mortgage industry experience she helps the other Loan Originators and processors at every step of the lending process. A resident of Clawson, Tracey enjoys bowling and outdoor activities like camping and biking.. She enjoys providing mortgage assistance to her team and clients whether it’s for their first home or to refinance and save them money.

Ann Salmo
Processor - Team Angela Kakos

Ann has been a processor for 13 years. She started at First Securities Mortgage in 2012 and joined Angela Kakos’ team in 2013. She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Walsh College. She is very passionate about the lending industry. It is her goal to make sure the client is happy and experiences a smooth process. 

Nicole Talbot
Processor - Team Angela Kakos

Nicole Talbot has been a Loan Processor for Angela Kakos team since August 2016. Nicole assists with ordering documents for loans in process and she also coordinates closings. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends and enjoys reading and  watching HGTV when she has extra free time.

“I enjoy helping the processors with a smooth start in the processing of loans by assisting in ordering documents for their files as well as coordinating the closings to ensure the buyers get to the closing table easily.”