Toni Carter has been a member of the New American Funding family for four years. She was initially hired as a Production Assistant supporting two Loan Officers and eventually became a licensed PA with the option of originating. Her responsibilities have increased over the years, and she is currently the Branch Manager Assistant for the Ladera Heights branch. Prior to joining New American Funding, she had previous experience as a Loan Officer at Countrywide for four years and began her career as a Real Estate Agent. With encouragement from her current manager and mentor, Melinda Harleaux, and after doing a bit of research about our company, Toni was easily persuaded to join the New American Funding family.
In her free time, Toni enjoys cooking and photography. Using her three kids as her primary subjects, she loves to arrange scrapbooks with the photos taken. When she’s not cooking, she enjoys having dinner with her husband at their favorite restaurants, Red O on Melrose, Mastro’s in Newport and Salt Creek Grille. Toni enjoys spending her weekends with family and friends often hosting Sunday dinner with a houseful of adults and kids. She also loves to travel and experience new cultures. Her favorite destination is Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands, which allows her to disconnect from all of her technology and experience the island’s natural beauty.
“I’ve been with New American Funding for four years and from day one, I’ve always felt comfortable. From the daily birthday wishes, to the acknowledgement of work anniversaries and new hires, you always feel connected to your peers. Having the support of leadership who are engaged in day to day activities fosters positive engagement with others. Although each Loan Officer works independently, everyone within the Ladera Heights branch is willing to jump in and brainstorm if you need assistance. The level of support offered is top quality and sets us apart from other lenders.
From marketing, product training calls, and a great operations team, it makes representing New American Funding to our business partners easier. Our employees are invested in the process and initiatives of the company, which only comes when you enjoy where you work. Having a flat organization structure, with a few layers of management, you are surrounded by leaders who are invested in getting things done. I also really enjoy being able to help borrowers make long term financial decisions related to their Real Estate. Working for New American Funding allows me to offer a wide range of program options. Whether they are first time buyers, investors, or a senior looking for a reverse, we can assist. I would definitely recommend a friend to New American Funding. The level of support is great. From technology to the marketing that is available, you have all of the tools right at your fingertips in order to be successful. ”