Trellis News

Meet Abisag Perez – Project Coordinator, Trellis

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON November 6th, 2020

Abisag “Abby” Perez is a Project Coordinator for the Real Estate Development (RED) team at Trellis. What Abby Does Since joining Trellis in June, Abby has been instrumental in helping the RED team out in various capacities. She coordinate every aspect of the RED department, from day to day operational items to coordinating their most …

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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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Glenn Karlson

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON June 5th, 2020

How does Trellis find property and build homes? It all starts with Glenn Karlson, Development Manager for the Real Estate Development (RED) team at Trellis. Since coming to the organization in July of 2017, Glenn has been responsible for all the homes that Trellis built. Working Hard Brings Great Rewards Although Glenn’s job is a …

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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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Jack Evans

Garrett Zucker/ POSTED ON May 8th, 2020

Jack Evans is the Assistant Project Manager at Trellis and has been with the organization since October of 2018. He is responsible for assisting with the development and management of various phases of real estate development (https://trellisaz.org/real-estate/), as well as customer service for existing housing. Jack also manages all of the facilities of the Trellis …

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