About

   At Premier Home Funding, we serve our clients with old fashioned values: honesty, hard work, education, and service with enthusiasm. Our goal is to ensure a smooth process while providing excellence in each transaction. We want to make your dream home a reality and an investment that will benefit you and your family for many years to come.


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Jason Rutland ♦ Primary Mortgage Consultant ♦ NMLS# 260544

My wife Melinda and I have been married since 2003 and are proud parents of two beautiful girls Claire and Kate. I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my girls. In my free time I enjoy playing golf and I’m a huge Cubs fan. As a kid I always wanted to own a business that allowed me the freedom to help families build a strong financial future.

My passion here at Premier Home Funding is to grow this company in a way that serves our clients better than they expect to be treated. I am constantly looking to improve our process and loans so that you can know your financial goals will be achieved. I know that if we can do this, our clients will want to refer us to their friends and family.



Mikki Hancock ♦ Senior Loan Processor

I was born in Gonzales, Louisiana. When I was 11 years old my family moved to Florida and now I won’t leave. I love that the beaches are close and the attractions are even closer. I hate the cold and can take all the heat the summers have to offer. I have two beautiful and energetic children, my daughter and son are my world and I enjoy being their mom. I am a big Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan and love when they beat my family’s Saints. I love to spend my time cooking, reading, and with my family.

I previously worked in child care pretty much my whole life, but wanted to do something different. I decided to pursue my college degree a little later in life. I knew it was something I needed to do and I eventually earned my BS in Business with a concentration in accounting. I obtained a position with Premier Home Funding, and I love my job.  I really enjoy working with our clients, and helping them get into their dream home.



Cynterra Lezotte Mortgage Consultant NMLS# 1706574

When I was five we moved from Florida to Alabaster, Alabama where I went on to attend Mississippi State for college.  I have a very large Greek family that all live in Florida so I moved back here and have loved every day.

I started my professional career in property management and real estate which eventually brought me to home lending.  I love helping families get into the home of their dreams.  I genuinely care for my clients and love providing a solution.  From this side of the transaction I can help my clients and agents avoid the pitfalls that can happen during a closing.  My goal is to help my clients meet their long-term financial goals.

When I’m not being a mortgage rockstar I spend all my time with Tim and our four kids.  My hobbies include: fishing,  volunteering for local charities, finding new adventures for the family, and fighting for room on the bed between Tim,  Atlas our German Sheppard, and Kehau our Labrador.