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 
Jonathan McDowell

Jonathan McDowell has more than 16 years of financial experience 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 for Broadway Theater League of Huntsville and Huntsville Margarita Society and has volunteered with numerous organizations across the Madison County area. Jonathan and his bride, 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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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