Meet Our Talented Loan Officers

Jeffrey Blais

Jeffrey Blais

VA Loan Specialist III
NMLS:
#13885
About Jeffrey
I began my career as a mortgage loan originator back in 2004. I started in the business directly after attaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Rhode Island. I work with a full range of borrowers and especially enjoy working with Veterans. I strive to make sure my clients are comfortable and fully understand the mortgage transaction. My experience with the mortgage process allows me to guide you to the results you are looking for in a smooth and professional manner. I attribute my success to my excellent customer service skills as well as putting my client’s needs first. As your mortgage lender, I am always here to answer all of your questions and help make your home-ownership dreams come true! Thank you in advance.
JOANNE INGLE

JOANNE INGLE

VA Loan Specialist II
NMLS:
#1544833
About Joanne
It has been my honor and pleasure to help Veterans reach their mortgage goals. I enjoy building a relationship with each person I work with and I am dedicated to making sure their needs are met from the very first phone call to the very last. Whether you are refinancing and looking to take cash out to pay off high-interest debt or to purchase your dream home, it is my goal to find the best solution for you. If I am not positively helping your financial future, then I am not doing my job and that is very important to me.

Originally a Massachusetts native, I currently live in suburban Connecticut where I raised my two beautiful children. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, interior design, and spending time with my family.

STEPHANIE LATHAM-MAGEE

STEPHANIE LATHAM-MAGEE

VA Loan Specialist II
NMLS:
#1520162
About Stephanie
I have been with Military Direct Mortgage working as a VA Loan Specialist since June 2016 however I originally started working in the Mortgage Industry in 2001.

I began as a processor and have held several different positions to acclimate myself with every facet of the business. During this time I have done my best to provide exemplary customer service while going above and beyond to help my clients throughout the mortgage process. I want my borrowers to be 100% satisfied with the service they receive from me and our Team.  I have helped clients purchase and refinance properties throughout the U.S while educating and offering the best programs to suit their personal needs. I pride myself in being reliable, quick to respond, honest and trustworthy. I work one on one with my clients to have a full understanding of their goals and needs, in doing this I ensure my clients are making the best choice by working with me and choosing Military Direct Mortgage. We do our best to make the process as quick and painless as possible by maintaining a personal touch.

Born and raised in Connecticut, I remain active in the community by volunteering at the local Soup Kitchen and Homeless Shelter. I work with our Veterans to help create programs to keep them active in our Community and society. My family has a Military background so it is close to my heart. I also volunteer with the elderly and disabled. My passion is in animal rescue, it is something that is paramount to me and wish it did not need to be done but I will continue until the day I die. I volunteer at animal shelters throughout CT, NJ, NY, MA and RI. I am a member of the N. B. Humane Commission and work with several other groups that work to bring stricter Laws to protect animals and punish their abusers. We work to be a voice for the voiceless. In my down time I enjoy being with good friends and family but most of all my six rescue dogs.

Ken Penfield

Ken Penfield

VA Loan Specialist III
NMLS:
#106220
About Ken
I began my banking career more than 30 years ago at a small, hometown bank in Southington, CT where I grew up and raised my family. There, I became vice president of mortgage lending and established a solid reputation as a trusted mortgage advisor. I have experience with all loan types including Conventional, FHA, VA and Reverse mortgages. My experience as a dedicated manager and personable mortgage advisor has allowed me to help many people achieve their dream of home ownership. I currently reside in Niantic, CT with my wife Jessica.
RODNEY SORRENTINO

RODNEY SORRENTINO

VA LOAN SPECIALIST III
NMLS:
#16610
About Rodney
My name is Rodney Sorrentino and I have been in the mortgage industry for 18 years. I have experience in writing VA, FHA, and conventional loans and I am passionate about helping my borrowers find the best situation for their needs.

My wife Jessica and I have 4 beautiful children; Ethan (13), Hannah (11), Abigail (8) and Bryce (2). I am an avid New England sports fan and in my spare time I enjoy watching the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics. I am also a practicing Catholic and active in my parish and various charities. I look forward to working with our Veterans and active duty military and doing my very best to help them with their home purchase and refinance needs.

BEN SULLIVAN

BEN SULLIVAN

VA Loan Specialist II
NMLS:
#1544914
About Ben
Ben studied Finance at Central Connecticut State University and graduated in 2005. After 8 years in the auto sales industry, Ben decided to follow a calling and joined the CT Army National Guard in 2009 and still serves today as an Officer. Ben joined Military Direct Mortgage in 2016, and takes pride in assisting fellow Veterans accomplish their home financing goals; whether it is a refinance or a purchase. Whether you are interested in a VA, Conventional or FHA, Ben is able to help you find the right loan for your specific needs and will assist you in ensuring your home purchase or refinance is as smooth as possible.

Ben and his wife and three kids reside in East Hampton, CT. In his spare time, you can find Ben out for a run, enjoying nature or watching the Penguins and Colts!

Brian Turley

Brian Turley

VA Loan Specialist II
NMLS:
#568816
About Brian
I have more than 25 years banking experience with Connecticut Bank and Trust (CBT) and Liberty Bank. My experience is in Consumer and Residential Lending. Most recently, I was a Mortgage Advisor and was responsible for originating Residential and Reverse Mortgages.

My focus is educating customers about the Residential and Reverse Mortgage process and finding the best program for their needs. My personal motto of “always do what is best for the customer and treat them as you would want your own family to be treated” has made for many happy homeowners.

I reside in East Windsor, CT with my wife, Karen and our two sons Justin and Cameron. I am actively involved in my community as a member of the Board of Appeals of Assessments, Chamber of Commerce, Travel Director for the East Windsor Soccer Club and I also enjoy coaching my son’s soccer, basketball and baseball teams.

JORDAN YAP

JORDAN YAP

VA Loan Specialist I
NMLS:
#1605785
About Jordan
Growing up, I was always excited when either my parents or other family members moved into a new home. Of course, from having lived in a particular home for several years and moving somewhere new, the small feeling of uncertainty was there. However, with CONFIDENTLY knowing that NEW possibilities were soon to come, the feelings of excitement were unrivaled. With every new home comes a new beginning. New laughs, new love, and a new life. THIS is the reason why I’ve decided to build my life around this business. I firmly believe that anyone who refinances or purchases a home should be entitled to feel confident and secure that the process will go smoothly. This all starts with having the right company along with the right Loan Officer. My name is Jordan Yap and I am proud to be able to serve those who served. Welcome to Military Direct Mortgage.