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Open Position: Mortgage Loan Originator

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON February 11th, 2021

Job Title: Mortgage Loan OriginatorReports To: Operations ManagerFLSA Status: Non-Exempt – Hourly (plus commission)Approved Date: August 2012Revised Date: August 2016, 2nd rev. February 2021 JOB SUMMARY: Loan Originator will close and fund Trellis, 1st mortgage loans, 2nd mortgage loans, down-payment assistance programs, grants and broker compliant loans. Loan Originator will pre-qualify prospective homebuyers. The Loan …

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Open Position: Project Coordinator

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON February 11th, 2021

Job Title: Project Coordinator – REDReports To: Director of Real Estate DevelopmentFLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time hourly 40 hours weeklyApproved By: President & CEOApproved Date: July 29, 2020Revised Date: February 10, 2021 SUMMARYUnder the supervision of the Director of Real Estate Development, the Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the development and management of various …

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Meet Jazmin Vazquez

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON January 15th, 2021

Trellis’s newest case worker has already given hope to hundreds. In just a short time, Jazmin Vazquez, has already made a positive impression with Trellis clients. Jazmin started with Trellis in November of 2020 and has been extremely busy helping people whose lives and finances have been affected by COVID-19 apply for the Phoenix CARES …

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RFP: Text Translator

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON January 6th, 2021

RE: English to Spanish Text Translation  Description  Trellis is looking for an individual or service to translate English social media posts and other marketing materials into regional (Mexican) Spanish.   The start time for this is immediate.  Scope  This will be an ongoing relationship with a minimum of two social media posts and two blog pages per month. The social media posts will be an …

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Meet Patricia Garcia Duarte – President & CEO of Trellis

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON December 11th, 2020

Nonprofit doesn’t mean not professional. The leader who keeps Trellis running like a top-performing company is Patricia Garcia Duarte. The Public Face of Trellis Patricia, who is the President and CEO of Trellis, joined the organization back in March of 2006. She is responsible for the management, operation and financial health of the organization. She …

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The Advantages of Trellis’s Home Buyer Class

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON December 8th, 2020

“I learned so much” – Jessica  The Good Reputation of Trellis  Jessica had already known about Trellis because the organization helped people close to her. A couple of years earlier, Jessica’s aunt worked with the counselors at Trellis. Together, they worked on a plan to help Jessica’s aunt avoid foreclosure. Then, recently, one of Jessica’s friends told Jessica about how much …

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Laura Moreno Santos – Case Worker Assistant

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 30th, 2020

Today is a sad day at Trellis as we say goodbye to Laura Moreno Santos. This is Laura’s last day as a temporary employee and Case Worker Assistant. As a temporary worker at Trellis, Laura helped process numerous applications for the Covid-19 Phoenix Cares Grant by helping gather client documents and approval letters. She was …

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Joel McCabe – VP and COO at Trellis

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 23rd, 2020

Joel McCabe is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Trellis. For over six years, Joel has overseen the day to day operations, including oversight of all of the program areas (Education, real estate, and lending), for Trellis and Arboles Home Mortgage. He also assists Patricia Garcia-Duarte, Trellis President and CEO, in developing and …

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Helga Galan – Lending Operations Manager

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 16th, 2020

Trellis helps the vulnerable and under-served of the Phoenix area realize their dreams of home ownership. Guiding the efforts of the lending team is Helga Galan. Helga is the Operations Manager for Trellis Lending and has been with the company for ten years. She uses her vast knowledge and experience as a loan officer and …

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Daniel Gonzalez – Loan Originator

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON October 9th, 2020

Meet Daniel Gonzalez, a knowledgeable and compassionate loan originator with Trellis Lending. For nearly three years, Daniel has been using his extensive mortgage knowledge to help Trellis provide funding to some of the most vulnerable and under-served members of the community. He is an expert at matching borrowers up with the best possible mortgage rates, …

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Dean Begay

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2020

Trellis helps a lot of people through financial education, monetary assistance, homebuying programs, and more. Those people who have gone through Trellis Lending to purchase a home have interacted with Dean Begay. Dean is the Loan Closer for Trellis Lending and handles the loan servicing with compliance reporting. Helping those in the Community Dean has …

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Trellis Celebrates 45 Years of Helping Communities

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2020

For forty-five years, Trellis (formerly known as NHS Phoenix) has been helping to revitalize communities and to assist the under-served members of those communities get access to classes and programs that improve their finances and ultimately lead to stable homeownership. How We Help Through Trellis, people can take an array of financial literacy courses, as …

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Evelyn Cermeno

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON July 10th, 2020

Just because Trellis is a non-profit, doesn’t mean that there’s not a lot of finances to manage. For nearly six years, Evelyn Cermeno, the Senior Staff Accountant at Trellis, has been keeping track of all the money. What She Does at Trellis More specifically, Evelyn’s responsibilities include tracking grants and projects; processing payroll; reviewing and …

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Garrett Zucker

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 26th, 2020

Trellis has many wonderful programs that help people achieve their dreams of financial literacy and homeownership. It is the job of Garrett Zucker to make sure that people are aware of these programs. Garrett is the Marketing and Outreach Associate at Trellis and loves telling the Trellis story through social media and other marketing avenues. …

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Ramona Aceves

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 19th, 2020

Although Trellis has many departments, Ramona Aceves, has a hand in them all. As the Executive Admin. and H.R. Assistant, she provides support to the President & CEO, as well as all the various Trellis managers. Ramona keeps the Trellis employees up-to-date on all the important happenings within the company – from new information about …

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Lavera Thompson

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 12th, 2020

For over eight years, when people need help with financial literacy or understanding the steps of buying a home, they have turned to Lavera Thompson. How She Helps Since February of 2012, Lavera has been a Homeownership Advisor and a Financial Counselor here at Trellis. She helps her clients navigate the homebuying process. This includes …

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Michael Kelly

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 29th, 2020

The Man on the Miracle Mile Michael Kelly is the Commercial Corridor Coordinator here at Trellis. He is a part of a team of stakeholders, City of Phoenix, Phoenix Community Alliance, LISC, Banner University Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Coronado and Garfield neighborhoods, many other nonprofit and for profit partners and of course the business and …

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Dalia Zepeda

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 22nd, 2020

Dalia Zepeda is a Loan Processor for Trellis Lending. She is no stranger to working in a non-profit or with her current client base since she has been with the same employer since 2005. In 2013, that company merged with Trellis and Dalia has never lost a step. Processing Mortgage Loans and More At Trellis, …

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Gloria Gonzalez

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 15th, 2020

Helping People in The Community When people in Phoenix need financial coaching, they are fortunate that they can turn to someone like Gloria Gonzalez. Gloria is a Client Services Representative here at Trellis. Since 2009, she has assisted clients in getting started with homebuying process (https://www.trellisaz.org/education/). Gloria expertly guides people through their first steps before …

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Karina Corral-Torres

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 8th, 2020

If anyone has stepped through the doors at Trellis or called into the office, they have had the pleasure to encounter Karina Corral-Torres, our receptionist. Karina started with Trellis back in June of 2016. In addition to being the first impression people get of Trellis, she helps connect them to our many financial literacy and …

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