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. 

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.

Virginia Jakupovic
Loan Coordinator

My name is Virginia Jakupovic. I am a Loan Coordinator/Loan Originator for 1st Securities Mortgage.  I have been in the Real Estate business since 2018 and I am also a Licensed Realtor.  I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Walsh College, and. I enjoy being able to help my clients with their financial and home needs. I love spending time with my family and watching HGTV .

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Michelle Markoz
Loan Partner - Team Angela Kakos

Michelle has been a loan processor for 1st Securities Mortgage for 1 ½ years and has recently been promoted to loan partner. Michelle 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 Okonski has been with 1st Securities Mortgage since 2016.  With over 20 years of mortgage industry experience, Tracey knows the business well.  Not only is she a Loan Originator for 1st Securities Mortgage, she also provides strong support to the mortgage operation department assistant with the processing, underwriting, closing and funding of loans.  “I really enjoy being able to help people with their financial needs, especially educating first time home buyers.”  A resident of Clawson, Tracey enjoys kayaking, biking, camping, traveling, bowling, socializing by the  campfire and playing all sort of outdoor games and board games with her friends for good times and good laughs. 

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.”