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 anteater…ha!!

Kari McEuin – Operations Manager

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!  

Jesse Benavides – M.L.A.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Jesse joined the Ryan Grubs Mortgage Team with nearly a decade of experience in commercial real estate management and commercial banking. Jesse places a high value on excellent customer service and enjoys working with buyers and real estate agents to help people get into the perfect home. He was excited to jump into a team that was already firing on all cylinders. Jesse and his wife have one son and live in East Dallas, where they attend a local church and enjoy patronizing local hot spots like Goodfriend, Cultivar, GAPCo., and Vector Brewing, to name a few. In his free time Jesse enjoys playing disc golf, cycling, and spending time with his family and friends. Feel free to ask him about his new favorite restaurant or hobby, he’ll be glad to tell you all about it!

Halee Grounds – Loan Officer

Meet Halee Grounds, the social butterfly from Happy, TX currently residing in Argyle, TX. Halee has been a mortgage loan professional for a handful of years and has gained the knowledge and experience to help you through the loan process. She can find the terms that are right for your budget and makes sure all the legalities are completely handled so that the closing goes smoothly. You can find Halee at any Texas Country concert or being the oh-so-cliché soccer/baseball/football Mom to her 6-year-old son. She also loves listening and collecting vinyl records with her husband. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking to trade up, downsizing or simply wishing for a change, Halee would be honored to help you through the process!

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.

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.

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. 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 Lindsey because each file is a puzzle to figure out and the reward is getting a family in the home they love. Every, day she  looks forward to working in an environment where the team builds on each other’s strengths. She has been in the mortgage industry for 4 years in a processor position between two companies. She just became a cat mom for the first time and her fur baby is a ball of crazy. To add to the crazy, Lindsey is a sister to 8 so life is never dull. 

Emily Barker – Loan Partner

Emily Barker has been working for Mid America Mortgage for over a year now and just recently transitioned to working directly for Ryan Grubbs. She found her passion in processing loans and helping clients get their dream homes. For fun, Emily enjoys a nice glass of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and spending time with her at-home Zoo. She has 2 dogs, Toby and Ruby, and 3 cats, Willow, Gimli and Minnie. These fur babies keep very extremely occupied outside of her work schedule. 

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.

Dana Gibby – Loan partner

Dana Gibby is a Loan Partner who works at Mid America Mortgage. For the past month, she has helped several potential home buyers with their loan applications. Dana is passionate about the mortgage industry because she loves being able to help people apply for the home of their dreams. Dana has been recognized in their field for her ability to connect with customers. In their spare time, Dana enjoys hiking and going to the lake. She currently lives in Fort Worth and studies Criminal Justice for fun.

Max Ranjel – Loan partner

Max Ranjel is a Loan Partner for Mid America Mortgage who is happy to be part of a company and a team who knows what it takes to go above and beyond to help everyday people turn their dream homes into a reality. Max has 3 years in the mortgage industry mostly working behind the scenes but is eager to learn what its like to be on the front end of matters. In his spare time he enjoys writing and playing music, reading his massive collection of books and comics, and challenging people to Mario Kart.