Meet the Team

Ryan Grubbs – Loan Officer

Ryan Grubbs is an experienced Senior Lending Officer with 20 years of experience, over 3,500 funded loans and over 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) in volume. The mortgage industry is constantly evolving and with Ryan’s experience and knowledge he can help guide you and your family into a custom designed loan to fit your family’s current needs and future goals. Ryan has also been honored with the designation of being considered a son of the Republic of Texas for his family’s deep roots here in Texas and is also an established Hereford cattle rancher. He currently lives in Flower Mound with his wife and their three children. Ryan is always here to help assist and guide every client with their financial questions of homeownership whether they are first time homebuyers or a seasoned homeowner.

BARNEY PARKSTEAM CAPTAIN

I have been working with Ryan in the mortgage industry for 5.5 years.  Prior to that I was a financial advisor at a large investment firm for about 10 years.  I have enjoyed seeing the growth of the team go from Ryan and myself to the 10 amazing people we have now!  In 2015 we helped 159 borrowers for about $32 Million in funded loans, in 2020 we are about to help 530 families for a total of about $150 Million.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and 17 month old daughter Hannah.  We like to go for walks and find all the birds and squirrels in the neighborhood!  Fun Fact – I graduated from University of California Irvine – so I’m an Anteater Alumni…yes our mascot is the antearer…ha!!

Kari McEuin – Prequalification Specialist

Kari McEuin has been in the mortgage industry over 25 years.  She is a credit policy specialist and enjoys the challenge of marrying your loan profile with mortgage guidelines.  There is nothing more rewarding than knowing her daily work has helped put so many babies in backyards!  Kari is the mother of six children and is known by the team as “Madre”.  Kari has lived in the Flower Mound area over 25 years and gets great satisfaction living in the same community she works.  When she is not enjoying watching her two youngest boys play baseball, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a delicious specialty cake.  Ask her for a sample – you won’t be disappointed!  

Michelle Rojas – Senior Loan Partner

She began her journey in the mortgage industry in 2000. She believes there is nothing more exciting than to have a family trust her to help guide them through the process of a refinance or the purchase of their new home.  She was born in Fort Eustace, Virginia.  However, she has called Texas her home for most of her life. She has a wonderful husband and son and who live in Dallas.  One of her favorite things to do is to meet up with her girlfriends and take a Zumba Class.  Her favorite place to visit is Disney World with her entire family.  Her favorite food of all time is something her husband introduced her to, Authentic Mexican Food.

Shannon Blackwell – Loan PartneR

Shannon has been in the mortgage industry for 15 years. She joined the Ryan Grubbs Team mid summer of 2019. She enjoys the daily challenges that the position offers daily. In her free time she enjoys shopping and hanging out with her family and friends.

Lindsey Borland – Loan Partner

The mortgage industry is the best fit for me because each file is a puzzle to figure out and the reward is getting a family in the home they love.  Ryan’s team is like a family and a joy to work with.  Every day I get to look forward to working in an environment where we build on each other’s strengths. I have been in the mortgage industry for 3 years in a processor/ distribution position between two companies. My favorite color is Sapphire blue, my favorite animal an owl.  I just became a cat mom for the first time and my fur baby is a ball of crazy.  I am a sister to 8 so life is never dull.  In my free time I am a geek and a bookworm.  Most days you can find me either with my nose in a new book.  

Hudson Bell – Loan Partner

Coming from a military background, he enjoys the structure and comradery of the team he is on and how they are quickly becoming family. Before transitioning to the mortgage world, he had done some free-lance marketing and now has the ambition to become an experienced industry expert, hoping to someday evolve into a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator. Hudson is a movie enthusiast and enjoys traveling and seeing the world with his fiancé.

Kirsti Vaughn – Loan Partner

Kirsti joined the Grubbs Team as a Loan Partner in August of 2020. She has been in some form of mortgage and finance for the last 15 years.  She has a background in sales, finance, and customer service. She is an avid animal lover.  When Kirsti is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends drinking wine, and spoiling her dog, Kevin.

Angela Higgins – Administrative Assistant

Angela is new to the Mortgage industry but has knowledge in social media marketing, keeping the office organized and keeping up with calendars. She is the go to person to get anything done that is needed while the team is busy with clients. She is learning more about the industry each day and loves working with the team. In her free time she enjoys building puzzles, when her cat, Luna, is not trying to take over the table. She also loves spending time by the fire pit with her significant other.

Misty Lopez – Loan Processor

Misty has been processing mortgage loans for 17 years. She has worked for the same group of loan officers for 14 years. Misty works with underwriting, title companies, real estate agents, closers and funders to complete the loan process. She works directly with each of our customers and explains the process fully and will do whatever she can to streamline the process. Meeting the closing date or prior to is Misty’s goal. In her free time, Misty enjoys being a mother, wife and Sunday school teacher.