Our Team

Mark Kent

Mark Kent founded Southern Fidelity Mortgage Group in 2006 with business partner Rip Kirby of Tallahassee, Florida, and became sole owner and president of the company in 2017.  Mark began his career in the banking industry and later started an appraisal company business in 1993.

Mark offers a unique and comprehensive perspective with an extensive background and thorough experience in the finance and real estate markets.  Born and raised in Huntsville, Mark strives and succeeds in guiding customers through each step of the home-buying and financing process.  Serving the customer and finding the best deal possible drives Mark to be one of the top mortgage loan originators in North Alabama.

Mark has served the community through involvement with Young Business Leaders of Huntsville, Huntsville/Madison County Boys & Girls Club, Junior Achievement of Huntsville and the Downtown Rescue Mission.  Mark graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he majored in political science and was named as a two-sport All American athlete in football and baseball.  Mark has two daughters, Mclaine and Maddie.  He and his wife, Anna, attend Southwood Presbyterian Church and are involved in various ministries in Huntsville.

NMLS #220383
Cell: (256) 656-5936
Email: mark@sfmghuntsville.com 
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Jonathan McDowell

Jonathan McDowell has been in the financial services industry since 2002 and serves as Senior Vice President, Mortgage Loan Officer with Southern Fidelity Mortgage Group of Huntsville. Jonathan's goal is to build enduring relationships by offering competitive rates and unparalleled service to his clients. He truly loves to help clients purchase their dream home or refinance their existing mortgage.

Jonathan serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President for Broadway Theater League of Huntsville and supports variant organizations such as Huntsville Margarita Society, Second Mile Development, United Way and other organizations across the Madison County area. Jonathan and his wife, Amy, have been married since 2005 and have two children, William and Caroline.  Jonathan McDowell and his family are active members of Summit Crossing Community Church.

NMLS #594853
Cell: (256) 690-2436
Email: jonathan@sfmghuntsville.com

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Randy Warren

Randy Warren is a Senior Mortgage Advisor and Home Buyer Coach whose broad experience covers more than 35 years. Randy’s reputation as a savvy coach for home buyers and his vast experience sets him apart from other lenders. Randy uniquely analyzes each transaction and provides step-by-step guidance for his clients making him highly popular with first time and experienced buyers alike. Randy believes in giving back to his clientele and thus never charges for his coaching services.

Randy’s stated mission is to save money for his clients (which sometimes amounts to a lot of money!) while reducing the stress of buying a home. His reputation for success in this area makes him a popular choice for home buyers as a mortgage lender and home buyer coach. For a free Home Buying Coaching session, call or text Randy at 256-679-2684.

Randy’s vast industry experience includes serving as a Past-President of the Huntsville Mortgage Bankers Association and as a former Realtor.

NMLS #500738
Cell: (256) 679-2684
Email: randy@sfmghuntsville.com
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Joel Keith

Joel Keith has a wealth of experience from 11 years in private real estate investment and 10 years in international community development. Joel serves as a Mortgage Loan Officer with Southern Fidelity Mortgage Group of Huntsville. Joel's goal is to build trusted relationships with clients and the community, help his clients purchase the perfect home and contribute to a flourishing community.

Joel and his family have been actively involved with international ministry and community development since 2009, focused on serving communities in extreme poverty and instability. Joel and his wife Mary were married in 2014 and have two children, Elizabeth and Kellum.

NMLS #1861972
Cell: 612.281.2063
Email: joel@sfmghuntsville.com
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Emry Bryan

Emry Bryan has lived in Huntsville since 1990, serving the community in the Huntsville area and Madison City as an L&D and school nurse for 16 years.  She has extensive knowledge of new construction and the building process.  Emry is part of the Southern Fidelity team as a Loan Officer and is excited to assist her customers in purchasing their home in this wonderful community.

Emry graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor's in the Science of Nursing.  She is a 3-Time Cross-Country All-American Athlete and was inducted into the UNA Hall of Fame in 2018.  Emry and her husband, Sam Bryan, were married in 2014 and have two daughters, Warren and Collins.  The Bryans attend Building Church in Huntsville and are involved in the church community and the organizations and programs the church supports.

NMLS #2335530
Cell: 256.468.0404
Email: emry@sfmghuntsville.com

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Adam Fair
Adam Fair is a born and raised native of Huntsville where he has worked in the mortgage industry since 2019. Previously he worked in customer relations in the automotive industry since 1998.  Adam enjoys assisting his clients with all their mortgage needs from start to finish.  He has two children Olivia and Paisley. One of his favorite activities is coaching his girl’s community softball at BYAA. Also, a member of Christway Church Huntsville where he has served in various ministries
NMLS # 830333
Cell : 256-679-8788
Email : adam@sfmghuntsville.com
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Veronica Whaley
Veronica Whaley is a Senior Loan Officer with over 19 years of experience. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Faulkner University and is licensed to work in Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. When she's not helping clients obtain the loans they need, Veronica enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cheering on her favorite college sports teams, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. Veronica is an experienced professional who is passionate about helping people reach their financial goals.
NMLS #190195
Paige Kistler
Paige is a proud graduate of Auburn University in Montgomery. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

She has more than 20 years of Mortgage experience working in areas such as internal auditing, closings, corporate compliance and loan origination. Her experience in the various areas of mortgage lending allows her to provide exceptional service and the attention to detail each applicant needs.

Paige is an active parent with Westminster Christian Academy and also with her church, Church of the Highlands.

She is an active sports mom and her family enjoys camping and boating. Paige lives with her husband and two sons.
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Leanna Clark
Leanna Clark is a licensed loan officer serving the states of Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. She has over 5 years of experience helping clients with their financing needs. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing. Whether you are looking for your next home, your dream home, or want to refinance your current home, Leanna is here to help.
Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith is a highly accomplished Senior Loan Officer with over 21 years of mortgage lending experience in the North Alabama market. Known for his unwavering dedication to his clients and profound expertise in mortgage lending, Jonathan has assisted countless individuals and families in achieving their dreams of homeownership, making him a trusted name in the industry.
One of the hallmarks of Jonathan's success is his unwavering commitment to his clients. He takes the time to listen attentively to their needs, concerns, and long-term goals, ensuring he comprehensively understands their financial situation. This client-centric approach allows him to recommend the most suitable loan products and guide his clients through the often complex lending process with ease and transparency.
When he is not assisting clients, Jonathan enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.
NMLS # 192657
Cell: (256) 797-7207
Email: jsmith@sfmghuntsville.com
Tammy Parvin

Tammy Parvin has been in the mortgage business since 1992. She has been a processor, underwriter, closer, and loan officer. Tammy feels as being in all milestones of the process will help ensure you receive the upmost service you deserve when purchasing the biggest investment of your life. Prioritizing the needs of every client is very important to me.

Tammy is an active parent with Madison Academy and married with 2 children.

Give her a call today!
NMLS # 525507
Cell: (256) 348-6538
Email: tammy@sfmghuntsville.com
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Randy Carter

Randy is committed to providing personalized solutions tailored to each client's unique needs.

With a strong background in finance and an in-depth understanding of the mortgage industry, Randy guides clients through every step of the home financing process with professionalism and care. Whether it's a first-time homebuyer navigating the complexities of obtaining a mortgage or a seasoned homeowner looking to refinance, he strives to make the journey smooth and stress-free.

Known for integrity, transparency, and exceptional customer service, Randy will walk you step by step through the mortgage process.

Randy has been married to his wife, Emily, since 2015. They have 3 boys. Randy spends all of his extra time playing sports, hiking, and most any outdoor activity with his family.

Call Randy today and let him help make the mortgage process a stress-free one. 256-652-8327

NMLS #2047162
Cell (256) 652-8327
Email: randy@mcabeegroup.com
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Wes Plaxco

Wes Plaxco is a Senior Loan Officer with over 10 years of mortgage experience. Born and raised in Huntsville, AL, Wes went on to earn a Finance degree from the University of Alabama along with his MBA. Wes prides himself on his availability, communicating clearly with his customers, and making sure the mortgage loan process is enjoyable. Customer service is very important to Wes. When he is not helping his customers, Wes enjoys spending time with his family and friends and time outdoors.
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Kevin McAbee

Kevin has a lengthy career in the financial services industry and has been a part of Southern Fidelity Mortgage Group since 2010. Over the course of his time with SFMG, Kevin has provided mortgage services to a number of clients who have since returned time and time again because of Kevin’s extensive mortgage knowledge and expertise and the excellent service provided. Kevin has developed a team of seasoned and skilled mortgage originators who are ready to serve your every mortgage need. You can learn more about the McAbee Team here: https://mcabeeteam.com.

NMLS # 196893
Cell: (256) 652-6325
Email: kevin@sfmghuntsville.com

The McAbee Group Mortgage Consultants

Nikki Nowlin

Office Manager/Chief Loan Processor

Janna Flesner

Processor for the Keith Group

Emily Richards

Funding Special Projects & Office Support