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Member Spotlight

Jason Woods

Jason Woods, our featured “Spotlight Member” this month, currently serves as the local chapter President for the Mortgage Bankers Association of Memphis.  Woods left a solid career in technology to enter the mortgage business nearly 14 years ago and currently serves as the Community Mortgage branch manager and loan officer. Today, he oversees an office that has been in DeSoto County for over twenty years in business.

As a professional in the mortgage lending industry, Jason states that “he has built his reputation on providing outstanding service to his clients. That means that you can count on him to always look out for his client’s best interests, and to keep them informed throughout every step of the lending process”.

Woods said, “He looks forward to working with future homebuyers and helping them fulfill their dreams of ownership”.

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

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

I am a family man, so I love to spend time with my wife and three kids. We love to travel and are either at home together, or you’ll find us with our Church Family on Sundays.

How did you get into the Mortgage business?

I had a family member who owned a Broker shop back in the early 2,000’s and he offered that I could quit my computer engineering job in 2004 and become his processor.  The rest is history.

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

Pat Sandlin – Owner and CEO of Community Mortgage.  He’s been in the mortgage business for over 40 years and always has a solution for whatever we come across.

Kenny Derryberry – One of my old bosses here at Community who has also worked close to 40 years in the business.  I took a small leave from the industry back in 2009.  When I came back in 2010, he took me under his wing and taught me a lot about the industry and I can still rely on him today.

What keeps you up at night?

Loans!!!

What has the Mortgage Bankers Association meant to your career?

I have been a part of the MBA for about 5 years and it has allowed me to be a leader in our industry and a local spokesperson here in West TN and serve as our 2018 President.

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

I am a Jesus Follower, so we Love hanging out with our Church family.  My family loves to travel with our friends and every year we take a two-week Beach vacation down to the Gulf Coast on 30A.