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.


Becky Martens ♦ Loan Partner  ♦ NMLS# 375186

I was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Florida in February of 1995. I have three boys that are amazing and full of energy. My kids are the loves of my life and I’m so thankful I get to be their mom. We love to go camping, fishing and cheer for my sports. Go Yankees & Eagles! I love to travel, cook, go to the beach.

I started in the mortgage industry in 2007 as an administrative assistant and worked my way into processing. love the feeling of being able to help people’s dreams come true. After several years of processing I decided to get my Mortgage Loan Originators license and have helped many clients make their dream home a reality.

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.