Member Spotlight

Jason Reeves

Jason Reeves is the featured “Spotlight Member” this month and currently serves as the local chapter President for the Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association.  Jason has 16 years of experience in the finance and mortgage industry and currently works as the Branch Manager for Caliber Home Loans in Knoxville, Tennessee. He feels that “personal integrity has always been at the heart of his success” and continues to use this outlook as he builds Caliber Home Loan’s presence in Knoxville. When he is not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, training for and competing in triathlons, and playing golf.

Please read the following interview to learn more about Jason Reeves.

On the weekends, where would we most likely find you?

You would most likely find me on the lake or at one of my kid’s games. My daughter plays high school and club travel soccer, and my son plays travel baseball. Between these two, I stay extremely busy. In my spare time, I love to work on home improvement projects.

How did you get into the Mortgage business?

I got into the mortgage business through the finance side. I was looking for a base salary plus commission role and began my career at Household Finance in 1999. In 2004 I worked in the wholesale/correspondent role, and I have been on the retail side since 2007. When I joined Caliber, I made a full circle and opened my office in the same office space where I joined the mortgage business.

Name three people (or one person, if that is easier) that you view as mentors?

1) Chris Tabscott – my Regional Vice President
2) Elizabeth Meyer – my co-worker and Production Assistant
3) Greg Ellenburg

What keeps you up at night?

Not having enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done, and not spending enough time with my family.

What has the Mortgage Bankers Association meant to your career?

It has made me more aware of TNPAC, tons of mortgage education, and lots of helpful leadership information. I’ve also learned a lot about public speaking, and planning. It has given me more exposure and opportunity to meet more mortgage folks and I feel like it has brought more credibility to me in my current role as Area Manager. Plus, I have made some great contacts locally, and across the state of TN.

Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about yourself? (hobbies, etc.)

I have been married for 18 years, and I have two children, a 17-year-old Senior in High School and a 14-year-old son who’s in the 8th grade.  My hobbies are photography, water skiing, shooting guns, and spending time with my kids.