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“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.”
– Mindy Kaling
Learn more about Samantha...
Sam freely shares that she found her professional passion in being a loan officer and being able to help people every single day become homeowners. She takes pride in being honest and upfront with clients and referral partners and has a clear vision of being in this business for a long time.
As a leader, Sam inspires and pushes her team to set new boundaries for accomplishments. In the industry for five years, Sam is a manager and working to build and train her team to reach their success as well.
Sam’s vision for women in the future is to run the mortgage industry with other like-minded powerhouses!! She says helping other women succeed IS the future.
“FEAR has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything and Rise.’ The Choice is Yours.”
- Zig Ziglar
Learn more about Suzy
In the banking industry for 40 years, Suzy Lindblom is a trailblazer with a passion to pave the way for other women. She says, “I love this industry and feel it’s one of the best for women, and I am thrilled to see so many women advance, especially in the last five to ten years.”
Suzy’s vision for women in the industry is to work and reach the goal to make it easier for people to purchase a home. By continuing to grow, enhancing the mortgage industry, and taking on more leadership positions the goal is in sight. Suzy is taking on a new adventure at Arc Home, and in her words, “a fantastic company.”
“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work”
- Colin Powell
As a 25-year mortgage veteran, what Kathy has accomplished in her first year at First Option Mortgage (FOM) is no surprise. Kathy hit the ground running and has built a team around her to produce success. She identified processing weaknesses, proposed changes, and executed to success. Kathy has been the branch’s top producer and, on occasion, has achieved accolades as the top producer for the company. She is a whiz in understanding underwriting guidelines and working through challenging loans. Kathy’s referral base focuses on first-time homebuyers who require special attention, and she achieves the task with grace.
As a seasoned mortgage professional and a former realtor, Kathy brings a great deal of experience to the table and uses her unique vantage point to facilitate, ease, and improve both sides of the transaction.
Learn more about Kathy...
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”
- Dolly Parton
Learn more about Chris...
Chris is a mortgage marketing FinTech expert by trade, and an exemplary leader, innovative businesswoman, and strong woman advocate. Chris has led Usherpa to high-profile strategic partnerships making it easier than ever for lenders to prospect for new business.
During her impressive career, she has developed a deep understanding of the needs of the mortgage industry. Her company has helped tens of thousands of loan officers increase their business, driving the entire industry forward. When she started her career marketing in the mortgage and real estate markets was significantly different. It takes real leadership to develop software to meet the changing needs of mortgage lenders. It means workflow automation and easy connections to the tools lenders depend upon to find, process, and close more loans.
In the early years of Chris’ career as a loan processor, the mortgage industry was incredibly male-dominated. She was often the only woman in the room with senior executives. Chris’s vision for the industry, and for her own company, is to empower women leaders. As a female business owner, she employs a staff of over two-thirds women, many of whom she has personally mentored. She also contracts with other female-owned-and-operated businesses where applicable. Her mission is to grow and mentor the next generation of female leaders while continuing to lead by example and serve as a resource and inspiration to her staff and clients alike.
Chris is an award-winning female executive: Most Powerful Women in FinTech 2022, Women with Vision 2021 and 2022, MPA Elite Woman Award 2022, and a finalist for the MReport Women in Housing Award 2022.
Chris has a message to share with women who are willing to hear it: Be able to see the forest through the trees. Get to know your business, from the bottom to the top, but don’t get so bogged down in the details that you can’t see the bigger picture. Have your finger on the pulse of your business and your client’s needs, this will make you more innovative and more strategic, in both times of growth and struggle.
“And one day she discovered she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”
– Mark Anthony
Genesis Gomez has established herself as a leader and philanthropist throughout the mortgage and modeling industries. Her career of 21-plus years has progressed from banking to mortgage and broker landing her as the leader of The Genesis Group powered by Model Lender, LLC. Genesis Gomez produces enviable mortgage numbers while fostering the education of the next generation of mortgage loan originators. Genesis has been military and veteran housing certified since 2021 and has won the Five Star Professional award for the year 2022. She served as the director of membership for the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) Denver chapter in 2021 and 2022.
Genesis is known throughout the Colorado mortgage community as an educator. Genesis has built a strong team of mortgage originators both on her team and in Colorado. Outside of her influence in the mortgage industry, she is an active philanthropist serving children and unhoused people in the Colorado community. She is an accomplished runway and print model who was crowned Ultimate supermodel, runway model of the year, and most photogenic model of the year in 2021. In 2022 she won National Mrs. Supermodel.
She is currently building a model coaching program for women who want to break into the modeling industry or simply gain model confidence. Her vision is for it to encompass the entire person from physical appearance to health and wealth by bringing in her expertise and connections in the banking industry to provide opportunities to build their real estate portfolio, investment portfolio, or opportunities for a new career to take them as far as they would like to go. She is partnering with other strong influential women and men in the industry to help as many people as possible reach their fullest potential in a unique way. Combining fashion and finance is something that has provided Genesis with an incredible sense of fulfillment, and she wants to provide the same gift to others.
“Two things happen when you start walking with someone: you either speed up or slow down to stay at the same pace.” - Les Brown
Kris believes everyone has the ability to make a difference in anything we choose to do with our lives. She demonstrates an innate ability to help, and perhaps push, others toward the same belief. The banking industry shifted exponentially in 2022, and Kris made it her goal to be relentless in pursuit of a better life and to help others be relentless in their pursuit. Kris brings Integrity, loyalty, and commitment to her role in the industry. She unarguably sets a standard for this across the entire banking industry.
Kris’s vision for the future of women in our industry is for women to always rise above the naysayers, to lean on each other, and to straighten each other's crowns without the world knowing it was ever crooked. Everyone’s journey and struggles will someday be someone's survival guide through their own journey.
When Vision Summit, 2022 Keynote speaker Les Brown spoke about keeping pace, his words resonated with Kris. She questioned herself, wondering, “Who am I walking with?” Her response was an eye-opening validation, "Mike Kortas! Which means no grass grows under my feet because we are always navigating and leveling up what we do at NEXA Mortgage, and for the entire industry”. Kris was given the Universe Award from 20/20 Vision for Success Coaching, reflecting an accomplishment near to her as she continues working to grow the largest training program in the industry from the ground up.
Always Pass on What You Have Learned.
Ginger Bell is a three times best-selling author of “Cracking the Success Code”, and “Success Today”, books she co-authored with Brian Tracy and "Success Breakthroughs", with Jack Canfield. She has been featured as a mortgage banking expert on media outlets like National Mortgage Professionals Magazine, Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Compliance Magazine.

A Dale Carnegie Training Consultant, Ginger is experienced in regulatory compliance, sales and leadership training. She is also proficient with instructional design, instructional systems development, leadership assessment, design and development, training administration, project management and online training development.