CL-Team-2019 

6498Caleb LeGrand, CMPS

Branch Manager, CMPS ®


Caleb is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a degree in Accounting. Caleb began his career as a practicing accountant for Deloitte and later Dixon-Hughes before entering mortgage banking in 2006. Mortgage banking and helping clients make informed decisions on their mortgage is not only Caleb’s profession, but his passion.


Caleb says, “I’ve got the best job in the world. Every day I get to help people achieve their dreams by helping them structure their mortgage in such a way to help them reach their short and long term wealth goals, and share in the American dream of owning a home.”

 

TJG_6400Melissa Fowler

CMPS®, Mortgage Planner


Melissa is the Approval Partner for Caleb LeGrand at Apex Home Loans. She works with our clients on the front end and completes all of the initial reviews of applications. Melissa has 13 years of Mortgage and Banking experience. She is originally from Washington State and relocated to Wilmington, NC, where she started her career.

After being promoted, Melissa moved to Greenville, SC, where she met her husband, started a family and is now a proud mother of two boys. Melissa says, “I believe that a home is where the heart is and it’s so exciting that I get to be a part of one of the first steps in helping so many people make a home.”

 

 

Calhoun 1Melissa Calhoun

CMPS®, Mortgage Planner


Melissa is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She joined the team in 2017, bringing 15 plus years of Mortgage and Banking experience. Originally from Anderson, SC, she moved to Greenville after graduating and met her husband, Jason. They now live in downtown Greer with their two children, Graham and Sophie. Melissa enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Being a huge sci-fi fan, she also spends time forcing her family to watch cheesy sci-fi films…

 

 



NikiNiki Young

Senior Processor


Niki is a Greenville, SC, native and has been in banking since 1995. Prior to coming to the CL Team, she worked locally as a personal and small business banker. In her free time, Niki enjoys riding her bike on the Swamp Rabbit Trail as well as spending time with friends, family and her little dog, Derby. One of her favorite quotes is, “Life is precious, so use your days wisely”.

 

 

 

 

Lenny1Lenny Paredi

Set Up Processor

 

Lenny is one of the set up processors for Caleb LeGrand at Apex Home Loans. Lenny started in the mortgage industry almost a decade ago at Teachers’ Federal Credit Union based on Long Island, NY. His years of service at TFCU helped him to develop the necessary skills to uncover the needs of his clients and executing a plan that meet those needs.

When not working, Lenny and his wife enjoy traveling, especially cruising. There is nothing better to recharge your batteries than some relaxing time at sea. Lenny says, “On any given weekend, you can find my wife and I strolling along Main St. Downtown enjoying the many eateries and shops.”

 

 

KellyKelly Patton

Senior Processor

 

Kelly is a graduate of the California State University of PA with a degree in Secondary Education, English. She has been in mortgage lending since 1992. As a former underwriter, her knowledge of loan guidelines and excellent communication skills are an asset in keeping all parties updated and help present loans in a manner that facilitates speed and accuracy for a quick loan approval. Kelly’s favorite quote is “No matter where you go, there you are.”

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys running, reading, spending time with her husband, Jason, and their daughters, Alex and Sydney. She is an avid fan of collegiate and professional tennis and all Pittsburgh professional sports teams.

 

AmandaAmanda Hoover

Set Up Processor

 

Amanda is a Graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Marketing. She brings a wealth of experience by serving over 10 years in the banking industry. Amanda says, “Buying a home is one of the most exciting experiences that you will ever have and I am so happy that I get to be a part of the process.”

 

 

 

 

JenniferJennifer Johnson

Closing Coordinator

 

Jennifer is a South Carolina native, born and raised in the Upstate. She is a graduate of Clemson University and a proud supporter of the Clemson Tigers. Jennifer comes from a financial services background where she worked for nearly 10 years before joining the Caleb LeGrand team at Apex as the Closing Coordinator.

When she’s not assisting clients with the mortgage process, Jennifer and her husband Scott enjoy traveling throughout the United States and abroad. She is passionate about exploring different places, sampling unique cuisines and meeting new people. Jennifer constantly reminds herself that, “Nothing is worth it if you aren’t happy” and strives to “Always be the kind of person that you would want to meet”.

 

HeatherHeather Cook

Employee & Client Experience Manager

 

Heather joined our team in 2016 and is excited to be a part of Team LeGrand. She is an Ohio transplant who fell in love with South Carolina in 2002 and is proud to call Greenville home for the last 12 years. She has a Master’s Degree in English but has worked in the financial industry for 13 years.

In her spare time, Heather likes baking, cycling, hot yoga, traveling and taking her dog, Casey, for long walks. Her favorite quote is, “I guess it comes down to a simple choice: Get busy living, or Get busy dying.” – Shawshank Redemption

 

 

 

Sherry 1Sherry Rae

Administrative Assistant

 

Sherry joined the team as the administrative assistant in 2017. She has several years’ experience in the mortgage and insurance industry.

Sherry has called Greenville “home” since moving to the area with her family in 2017. She is a native of Georgia and loves cheering on her favorite team, the Georgia Bulldogs! She enjoys playing soccer and basketball with her two children, Andrew and Austin. When not on the go with sports and Scouts, you can find Sherry relaxing on her front porch swing chatting with her husband and getting to know her neighbors.

 

 

Morgan-HeadshotMorgan Hoover

Marketing Manager

 

Morgan joined the Caleb LeGrand team as the newest addition to the team in 2019. Previously coming from a background in graphic design, Morgan is the Marketing Manager for the Caleb LeGrand Team at Apex Home Loans. Prior to joining the CL Team, Morgan graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in Graphic Communications.

Morgan has a passion for adventure and the outdoors. In her spare time, you can find her kayaking on Lake Jocassee or taking her dog on hiking trips throughout the Carolinas.

 

 

Sydney

Sydney Patton 

Loan Coordinator 

 

Sydney is a recent graduate of Presbyterian College with a Bachelors of Science in Economics. Previously working in the automotive lending industry, Sydney joined The CL Team as a loan coordinator in late 2019.

As a retired college tennis player, Sydney now spends her time running, eating ice cream and watching college football as a Clemson Tiger fan with her dog, Conrad. Sydney truly lives her life in model of the quote by Oscar Wilde, “Without order, nothing exists. Without chaos, nothing evolves."

 

 

Trent

Trent Gamble

CMPS®, Mortgage Planner

 

Trent is a graduate of Clemson University with degrees in both Speech/Communications and History. He began his career in the Retirement and Durable Medical Equipment Industry where he has 22 years of experience from sales to management. His priority is always putting the customer first. A native of Anderson, Trent now lives in Simpsonville with his wife, Michelle, and two children, Aidan and Taylor. An avid sailor, Trent’s favorite song lyric is “…If the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility.” -Christopher Cross

 

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