Meet Our Team

Executives and Senior Loan Officers

Mortgage Masters of Indiana | Evansville, Bloomington, Indianapolis

Shannon Bartnick

NMLS 135327
812-477-8000 office
Shannon Curry Bartnick is the President of Mortgage Masters of Indiana, and is originally from Bloomington, Indiana. She began her career in the Mortgage industry in 1995, and relocated to Evansville in the year 2000. Shannon resides in Newburgh, Indiana with her husband Chris and two sons, Luke and Logan. Shannon is one of Indiana’s most respected Mortgage Bankers and has an extensive business and mortgage banking background. As the President of Mortgage Masters of Indiana, Shannon is committed to employing the most professional and experienced mortgage originators in the area, and to offering the most cutting edge loan products. As a full service mortgage banker, Mortgage Masters of Indiana’s takes pride in offering each customer a wide variety of loan products and is committed to helping clients achieve their dream of home-ownership. Mortgage Masters of Indiana | Evansville, Bloomington, Indianapolis

Darrell Pennington

Vice President
NMLS 126673
812-477-8000 office

Darrell is the Vice President of Operations for Mortgage Masters. He brings nearly 20 years experience in marketing, project management, sales and mortgage operations to his role. Prior to Mortgage Masters, he developed, implemented, and managed the operations for MorEquity, Inc. an operating subsidiary of Amercian General Finance. Under his direction, MorEquity originated nearly $1.5 billion in loan volume and employed 90 employees.

His role is focused on developing operations that enhance the loan process and ensure that the operation maintains compliance with local, state and federal regulations while growing the loan volume and areas that Mortgage Masters can originate in. He works closely with the Loan Officers to assist in identifying improvements to the ‘behind-the-scenes’ processes that help make the loan process enjoyable for all parties.

Darrell and his wife, Penelope, have been married more than 20 years and have two children, Jacqueline (Jaq) and Charlie. Darrell enjoys rooting for his beloved Kentucky Wildcats and SEC football teams in general and has an unhealthy addiction to Fantasy Football and collecting music recordings and memorabilia.

Mortgage Masters of Indiana | Evansville, Bloomington, Indianapolis

Aaron Cashmer

Vice President of Originations
NMLS 8706
812-477-8000 office
812-746-8540 cell

Aaron is our Vice President of Originations and has been originating loans since 2003. After graduating from Purdue University with a Financial Planning degree, Aaron moved to Evansville with his wife, Carrie. They have three children Kate, Carson and Emme.

Aaron has originated more than $225 million dollars in loan volume and helped hundreds of homeowners realize savings through refinance transactions as well as helping numerous families attain the dream of home ownership. Utilizing his financial planning education combined with his diligent approach in ensuring he matches applicants with the right product and terms for their specific situation, his customers enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that they have selected a loan that fits their needs.

Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and rooting for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and Purdue Boilermakers.

Senior Loan Officer
NMLS 17259
812-457-9948 cell
812-477-8000 office

Andrew Reising

I have worked in the banking/lending industry since graduating from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Finance in 2003. I began my career as a commercial analyst/lender and transitioned to residential real estate as a mortgage loan originator in 2007. I have always produced at a high level by maintaining solid industry relationships while also exceeding my client’s expectations, leading to repeat/referral business.

I work hard to make every purchase transaction a stress-free experience through thoughtful guidance and advice. My goal is to ensure buyers understand the mortgage process, comprehend the loan programs available to them, and have access to the information needed to make informed decisions; all while providing them with the best rates and terms the market has to offer.

My clients have access to Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loan options. I am well versed in each program and backed by a highly skilled and experienced underwriting and processing team are on site.

For those applicants that qualify, our ‘Mortgage Masters Express Loan’ program offers the ability to close quickly when needed and has a stated goal of achieving a clear to close in as few as 7 business days for those transactions when time is of the essence.

I was born and raised in Evansville, and currently reside on the East side with my wife and 3 children. I bring an extensive working knowledge of this market that buyers demand when turning to a professional to help guide their home-buying experience.

Mortgage Masters of Indiana | Evansville, Bloomington, Indianapolis

Senior Loan Officer
NMLS 137658
812-477-8000 office
812-589-0473 cell

Jennifer Stacy

Jennifer has been serving her clients in the mortgage industry since 2007. Having previously worked with a builder, she understood the importance of working with a lender that was willing to bend over backwards for all parties and has established that as a guiding principle in her career.

Although she is extremely knowledgeable with all residential mortgage products, she prides herself as one of the few local experts in Veterans Administration (VA) mortgage loans. Jennifer takes great pride in assisting Veteran’s and their families achieve the dream of home ownership. Although many Lenders are intimidated by the complexity of a VA loan, Jennifer has developed a passion for utilizing this product as a tool for giving Veteran’s the pathway to the home of their dreams. Service, service, service… day and night is the key to Jennifer’s approach. Her clients and Real Estate professionals benefit from her very hands on approach. Needing assistance with a home loan doesn’t always happen between 9-5. This is why she makes herself available to assist clients after hours and on weekends as well.

When not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike and daughter, Jacie, as well as taking care of their horses and rescue animals. They are avid Michigan Wolverines fans and actively participate & support the Vanderburgh County Special Olympics.

Senior Loan Officer
NMLS 135820
812-477-8000 office
812-483-7928 cell

Lisa Parsons

Lisa has lived in Evansville since 1993. Her husband, Don is a local business owner and native. They have one daughter, Sarah.

Lisa’s extensive business and financial management background, along with her enthusiastic approach to helping individuals achieve their goals and dreams have been keys to her success. She is very proud that a large part of her business comes from previous customers and their friends. She enjoys the relationships she has developed over the years. Providing excellent customer service is very important to her. Her expertise is walking clients through the loan process from start to finish without the stress that comes with financing a new home. She works hard for her customers and is dedicated to finding the best possible lending solution for each and every one of them. If you are looking to buy that perfect home, considering a second home or want the option to refinance a current residence, contact Lisa. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy the process can be. Her attention to detail makes the transaction easy and fast. She looks forward to helping make dreams a reality. Be assured that she will put her experience to work for you!

Evansville Loan Officers

Loan Officer
NMLS 1535708
812-477-8000 office
812-455-0271 cell

Bert Sandefur

Bert Sandefur is an Evansville native and studied Business Administration at the University of Southern Indiana. Bert and his wife Natalie and their three children (Edie, Ella, and Easton) currently reside on the north side of Evansville, IN.

Bert has over fifteen successful years managing and originating loans in the finance industry. As an experienced and dedicated lending professional, Bert works hard to ensure his clients fully understand their home financing options. He specializes in an array of mortgage loans including Conventional, VA, USDA, 203K, and FHA loans and always assists his clients with making the best loan to suit their needs while also providing competitive rates. Bert goes the extra mile and provides top customer service to his clients making their loan experience stress free leading to repeat/referral business.

When not working, Bert enjoys remodeling homes, traveling and spending time with his family.

Loan Officer
NMLS 866323
812-477-8000 office
812-431-0127 cell

Geoff Oxley

Geoff is a Mortgage Loan Originator with Mortgage Masters. He is an Evansville native and studied Business Management and Communications at Boston College, where he also was a member of the baseball team. He’s spent the last seven years as a Mortgage Loan Originator in St. Louis, MO. Geoff has assisted hundreds of borrowers in achieving the American dream of home ownership. He understands buying a home is one of the most important decisions of your life and he strives to provide the best customer service throughout the entire mortgage process. Geoff currently resides on the west side of Evansville.

Loan Officer
NMLS 135337
812-477-8000 office
812-449-6927 cell

Holly Litherland & Lisa Parsons

I am a licensed mortgage loan originator in both Indiana and Kentucky and have worked in the real estate and mortgage industry since 2000. My passion is helping people and that is what I feel I get to do each day when I assist clients with purchasing or refinancing their homes. Most of my business comes from personal referrals by past clients, friends and realtors. When I am not helping my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family, volunteering at my children’s school, donating time a local homeless shelter in Evansville and traveling. My favorite quote, which I live by each day is, “Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life.”

Loan Officer
NMLS 10333
812-477-8000 office
812-760-9006 cell

Joe Salpietra

Bio to come soon.

Loan Officer
NMLS 879654
812-477-8000 office
812-455-0751 cell

Julie Patterson

An Evansville native, Julie moved to Bloomington where she majored in Finance at Indiana University. She graduated with degree in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business. Shortly after returning to Evansville, she acquired her Real Estate license and began selling Real Estate. With her background in Real Estate, Julie understands how stressful and time consuming buying a home can be. Her goal is always to make sure the loan process runs as smoothly and quickly as possible and she is dedicated to taking care of all the details. Julie strives to provide her clients with superior customer service and the best products to meet their mortgage financing needs.

Julie resides in Warrick County with her husband, Matt and son, Garrett and their toy poodle, Stella. She spends her free time in the gym as a personal volleyball trainer and club team coach for Metro Volleyball Club. Julie also enjoys giving back to the community through her Homemakers Extension Club, Wildflowers.

Loan Officer
NMLS 421407
812-477-8000 office
812-319-1457 cell

Karen Strohmeier

Karen has worked in all facets of real estate since moving to Indiana in 2001. After having managed a title company and acting as a licensed Real Estate Agent, she joined the Mortgage Masters Team in 2009 as Production Manager. She managed pipeline processing production and facilitated the closing of hundreds of mortgages until she decided to follow her calling to originate loans early in 2016.

As a licensed Loan Originator, Karen brings a wide range of knowledge and expertise to her clients because of her extensive background and believes this is the key to her success in aiding her buyers through what can potentially be a stressful and confusing experience. She is dedicated to ensuring they thoroughly understand the loan process from start to finish and walk away satisfied and happy homeowners!

In her free time, Karen enjoys traveling with her husband of 28 years who is a retired police officer. Together they’ve raised 5 children, adopted a sixth and excitedly look forward to welcoming more grandchildren into their crazy lives!

Give Karen a call whether needing to purchase a home or looking to refinance an existing mortgage. She will help ensure the process is a smooth and stress free transaction.

Loan Officer
NMLS 1326639
Licensed In IN, KY and FL
812-477-8000 office
812-425-2966 cell

Matt Kreyling

Matt joined Mortgage Masters in 2015, bringing with him the experience gained in 20+ years in the financial services industry. He is licensed as a Mortgage Loan Originator in Indiana, Kentucky and Florida. Matt began his career at American General Finance (now Springleaf Financial Services) in 1989 as a Business Analyst. After stints in the Treasury, Budget & Planning and Accounting departments, Matt began working in the Risk Management division, ultimately rising to Vice President in 2008. Matt believes that listening is the most important part of communication, and his many years of experience in the consumer finance business make him well aware that many past credit problems can be overcome with knowledge, effort and the passage of time.

Matt is an Evansville native, and currently resides in Newburgh with his wife and two very spoiled dogs. When he’s not busy helping his clients achieve their home ownership goals, Matt enjoys fitness training and watching the players on his fantasy football team dominate the competition.

Loan Officer
NMLS 8216
812-477-8000 office

Neil Gilles

Neil Gilles is a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer with Mortgage Masters of Indiana. He was born and raised on Evansville’s eastside and studied Advertising at the University of Southern Indiana. His wife, Amber, is an RN with The Heart Hospital at Deaconess and the two reside here in Evansville.

Neil has worked in the mortgage industry since 2004 and has a vast range of knowledge and experience which includes servicing, processing, and originating mortgage loans. He understands each one of his clients has specific and unique needs and uses his experience to identify the loan product that best suits their situation. His number one goal is to deliver superior service and be certain that every client walks away with 100% customer satisfaction. Neil believes that excellent communication is the key to every productive relationship, and is dedicated to providing this with each transaction.

When not working, Neil enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working in his yard and cooking. He is also an avid sports fan, rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University basketball.

Loan Officer
NMLS 1017601
812-477-8000 office
812-457-6406 cell

Sarah Stewart (Bell)

Sarah Stewart (Bell) is a Junior Loan Originator at Mortgage Masters of Indiana. She started at Mortgage Masters in 2010 where she has since obtained her Mortgage Origination Licenses in Indiana and Kentucky. In addition to her own production, Sarah works side-by-side with multiple loan originators and processing in all aspects of the mortgage process from start to finish. Sarah has worked in the mortgage business since 2007. She started as a closing assistant and moved her way up to Funding Manager at a previous employer, which paved the way for her to continue her career in Mortgage Lending.

Her background in construction and real estate contributes to the experience she is able to provide to her clients. Exceptional customer service is something she strives to achieve in every situation- no matter the hat worn for that moment! Sarah is from Evansville and graduated from North High School in 1999.

Sarah is from Evansville and a North HS Alumni. She is married to Craig Stewart. He is a Harrison HS Alumni and works for the EVSC in the Tech Dept. They have 4 children who are the highlights in their lives: Gabby (Student at UE), Gavin (New Tech Alumni), Donavan (Student at Memorial HS) and Greyson (future Manchester City Player).

Loan Officer
NMLS 202297
812-477-8000 office
(812) 455-7907 cell

Andrea Watson

Andrea Watson has been serving her clients in the mortgage industry since 2009. Having literally grown up in this industry she jokes that she has 30 years of experience. Andrea is an Evansville native, and graduated from Indiana University Southeast. Andrea and her husband, Brad and their two children (Bryn and Adelaide) currently reside in Newburgh, Indiana.

Andrea prides herself on her mortgage knowledge, and this is what sets her apart from most Mortgage Loan Originators. She is an experienced lending professional in almost all loan types, including Conventional (Home Ready or Home Possible), VA, FHA, Kentucky Housing, and USDA financing. Andrea is a great out of the box thinker and by knowing all the ins and outs to loan products, this gives her the ability to structure mortgage loans that offer the best options for her clientele. She lives by two main principles, service and honesty. Day or night and even on weekends, she is available to help her clients and answer any of the questions they may have. Rest assured Andrea will work hard for her clients, and by being so detailed oriented, this provides a smooth process for her clients and realtor partners.

When not working, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family at basketball or soccer games. When she gets a little time to herself, you will find her curled up reading a good book. Andrea is also very active in her church.

Loan Officer
NMLS 58706
812-477-8000 office
812-760-5274 cell

David Schauss

I've been married for 30 years and have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. We love animals and currently have 5 dogs and 3 cats living in the house with us. All of our animals are rescues. I have been in the mortgage business since 1996 and have worked hard to establish relationships with realtors and home buyers because my goal is to make the process as painless as possible and to be there for them not just during the loan process but for years after that. I especially like working with first time home buyers because their excitement makes me work even harder to make it what it should be a joyous occasion.

Loan Officer
NMLS 1827811
812-477-8000 office
(812) 208-1178 cell

Jamie Kemper

Jamie Kemper is a Jr Mortgage Loan Originator. She started at Mortgage Masters in 2017 and has worked side-by-side with a number of other mortgage loan originators during her time with the company. Jamie received her bachelor degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She is originally from Terre Haute and moved to Evansville in 2010. She is married and has four "bonus" children and five "bonus" grandchildren. She is enjoys time with her family and powerlifting.

Loan Officer
NMLS 2009776
812-477-8000 office
812-499-7773 cell

Paul Castrup

Paul has lived in the Newburgh and Evansville area his entire life. Paul lives in Newburgh with his son Brayden.

Paul has over 18 years’ experience in the sales and finance industry and has developed many long-term clients and friends that he works hard to help with financial needs. He understands buying a home is one of the most important decisions of your life and prides himself on being there for his customers before, during, and after the purchase or refinance of their home. Providing excellent customer service is especially important to him.

In his spare time, Paul loves to travel and is a big St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan, or as he likes to say, co-owner because he owns one whole share of the team.

If you are looking to buy that perfect home, considering a second home or want the option to refinance a current residence, contact Paul.

Loan Officer
NMLS 2141372
812-477-8000 office
(812) 204-4364 cell

Cindy Dossett

The financial aspects of home buying can be stressful and overwhelming. Cindy will assist you in the loan process from start to finish to purchase your dream home. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking to trade up, downsize, refinance or simply ready for a change, Cindy can sit down with you to understand your unique situation and help you get a clear picture of the lending solution that would work best for you.

Having managed contact centers for many years and spent the last four years as a business consultant assisting companies with people, process and technology improvements, Cindy is uniquely qualified to understand your needs. She understands the importance of a good customer experience and is passionate about providing a high level of personalized service to each of her clients.

Cindy graduated from the University of Evansville and has lived in the Newburgh area since 1989. Her husband Steve, has been in the local real estate business for 30 years and their daughter Taylor works in the health care industry. Cindy enjoys spending time with her friends and family, beach vacations and is a fitness enthusiast.

Loan Officer
NMLS 2057021
812-760-9897 cell
812-477-8000 office

Dave Cannon

Born and raised in Evansville and graduated from USI with a degree in Business Management. Have worked in finance the last 14 years. Live in Newburgh with my wife Cassie, daughters Maddie and Callie, and son Aiden. We have 3 dogs and a guinea pig. Love spending time with my family. Love playing sports like basketball and softball. Going to different baseball stadiums. Enjoy assisting in coaching my children and their friends in basketball, baseball and softball. Love traveling to the beach with my family. I was the volunteer youth director at my church for 10 plus years until recently.

Loan Officer
NMLS 2082918
812-477-8000 office
812-887-0999 cell

Margie Case

Margie lives near Vincennes on five acres with her husband Brad, dog Jedd, and a couple of chickens. Her diverse career includes seventeen years in mortgage banking and twelve years in the insurance business. She is currently a licensed Insurance Agent as well as a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. Her extensive business knowledge will be essential to helping you find the best solution for your mortgage needs.

Margie currently serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Knox County and is the treasurer for both The Stand Up Foundation and the Isaiah 117 House – two non profit organizations who work to assist foster children and foster families in southern Indiana.

She loves Jesus, her family, and living in the country. She spends her spare time mowing, gardening, and figuring out ways to spoil her seven grandchildren.

Loan Officer
NMLS 2312128
812-477-8000 office
(812) 470-4851 cell

Jordan O'Neal

Jordan lives in Evansville, Indiana and graduated from USI with a bachelor's degree in Finance. He loves going to concerts and traveling all over the country. When he's not working hard to find clients the best rates and mortgage products, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching UFC and baseball.

Loan Officer
NMLS 2301679
812-477-8000 office

Ashley Brendel

Ashley is an Evansville native and lives on the west side with her family. She started her career in the mortgage industry in 2016 and has experience in many aspects of the business. She has worked as a loan processor and also as an assistant to a number of other mortgage loan originators prior to obtaining her license. Her goal is to take the stress out of buying or refinancing by making the process as smoothly as possible. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her high-school sweetheart turned husband, their 3 children, and their family pet an English Bulldog affectionately referred to as Big Mar.

Loan Officer
NMLS 61429
812-477-8000 office

Sam Weaver

Sam has been in the Mortgage Industry for going on 22 years and enjoys working with all types of clients, though he gets the most enjoyment out of working with first-time home buyers. He and his wife Lynne share 5 grown children and a current total of 14 grandchildren. As avid animal lovers, they also have 3 Labrador Retrievers and 2 cats. He enjoys his rural lifestyle and likes to spend his free time on any and all outdoor activities.

Bloomington, Indiana

Loan Officer
NMLS 135378
812-477-8000 office
812-322-2845 cell

Bobbi Carney

I started my career in the Mortgage Industry in January 1984. During that time, I have seen just about every market condition that could exist and have helped people achieve their goals through all types of markets. I can help you find the best solution and product for your unique financial situation. I serve many types of buyers from the first time buyer, to the savvy home buyer, to the buyer who needs creative financing. I am well versed in Conventional, FHA, VA and USDA loan products, as I have originated loans for these products for my entire career and continue to offer these types of loans to my buyers today.

I am a graduate of Indiana University School of Business. I have maintained many community/industry relationships for over three decades, and have a well-respected reputation, which leads to repeat/referral business. My commitment to you is to make your transaction as stress free as possible and to ensure that you understand what types of loan products are best suited to you. I will see your loan through from start to finish, giving you the personal and reliable service you deserve. I have been married for over 36 years and have three adult children and two grand children. I am a current member of the Bloomington Board of Realtors, where I am active on several committees.

I am your local mortgage expert with extensive knowledge of the market. Be an informed buyer; turn to me when you demand the services of a local professional.