The Sharla Ellis Dream Team

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Sharla Ellis
Branch Manager & Sr. Loan Officer, NMLS# 209040

Sharla Ellis, Branch Manager & Sr. Loan Officer for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, is a well-known and deservedly well-respected mortgage professional with a contagious enthusiasm and a compassionate desire to help make her clients’ home-buying dreams come true. Sharla has nearly 30 years in the mortgage industry. She started out as a receptionist with Chase and became a loan officer there after two years. She was named Rookie of the Year her first year as a loan officer for finishing in the top 1% in volume production. She was promoted to Vice President that year at age 24, and for many years, she was the youngest VP Chase had ever named. 

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Mitch Sargent
Loan Officer, NMLS# 1544252

Mitch was born and raised in Sandy Utah!  Mitch’s father has been in the mortgage lending industry for thirty years and introduced him to the business.  Before joining Fairway and working with The Sharla Ellis Dream Team, Mitch owned and operated an award-winning mobile car detailing business.  We are so grateful to have Mitch on our Team!  He is personable, caring and loves working with clients to help them realize their dreams of homeownership!
Mitch loves to fly fish, hunt, camp, work out and being around his family.  His “grilling” and “meat- smoking” skills come in handy for this!  Important parts of his family are two dogs - a chocolate lab named Brewsky and a mixed mutt named Pennie.  Speaking of family, Mitch is very excited to be getting married in Fall 2020 to his sweetheart Alyssa George! Mitch met his bride-to-be while fly fishing and was brave enough to approach her. 

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Tiffany Caycho
Licensed Production Partner, NMLS# 1473013
Tiffany loves finance and being in the mortgage industry! She’s worked as a processor, a loan officer and a supervisor.  She came onboard with The Sharla Ellis Dream Team over two years ago, and we are so grateful to have her on our Team!  Tiffany likes that “Fairway has tons of lending options to offer its clients!” While Tiffany’s title is Licensed Loan Officer Assistant, she takes on multiple roles!  She loves working with each borrower to help them successfully reach the finish line! Tiffany was born in North Carolina and grew up in New Jersey.  She majored in Severe Special Education at Brigham Young University.  She and her husband of ten years live in Clearfield, Utah.  They have three children, ages seven, five and three. 
Tiffany likes to hike with her family, ride bikes and stay active! That said, she also enjoys quiet nights when the kids are asleep for some “alone time.”   She and her husband love to travel, particularly back to New Jersey and New York to visit family and friends.
Tiffany’s top three things on her “Bucket List” are to go to Fiji, back pack in Europe and cruise and visit ALL the Hawaiian Islands!


Alisha Mace

Licensed Production Partner, NMLS# 1756702

Alisha became involved in the mortgage industry via a friend who was a loan officer, and she picked it up quickly!  Sharla Ellis spotted Alisha’s talents over four years ago and hired her as a Processing Assistant. Alisha continued to learn the business and is now a licensed Loan Officer Assistant.  Her future plans are to grow to be a Loan Officer or Mortgage Partner!  She loves being able to help borrowers figure out how to structure and get their loans approved, even if they have low credit scores.  Alisha says, “enabling people to get into a home and make their life better ... that’s the best!!” 
Alisha was born and raised in Sandy, Utah.  Her two brothers and parents also live in Sandy.  She lives with her boyfriend, his two children and their two dogs and two cats.  A full house!  Her hobbies include skateboarding, video games, reading, hiking, fishing, camping and playing Texas Holdem poker.  She also loves all kinds of animals!

Stefani Alfano

Estefani Alfaro
Loan Officer Assistant (not licensed loan originator)
Stef was born in Washington State but grew up in Utah! She began in the mortgage business in 2015 as a receptionist/assistant. Stef rapidly grew to become a Loan Auditor and then a Funder! She will be working on getting her Loan Officer license next!
Stef has always been interested in the human body and medicine. This led to her to becoming a dental assistant which she received a scholarship for. She finds “teeth fascinating” and loves dental assisting! However, that schedule didn’t work for a Mom of young kids so Sharla Ellis snapped her up!
Stef has a 2-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son! She’s engaged to be married and her children adore her Fiancée! She likes hiking, riding horses, race cars and car shows (which her son loves)! On her “Bucket List” is to go to Pablo Escobar’s mansion in Mexico! It’s now an “artsy” hotel and the history is fascinating! Also, on the bucket list is skydiving with her “super scared of heights” Fiancée!


Dakota Wurth
Loan Officer Assistant (Not a licensed Loan Originator)

Dakota has over five years of financial lending experience that has been primarily in banking. He is excellent at processing loans, is very passionate about helping others and works to bring a smile to a client’s face! He is “excited to be a part of such a talented and resourceful team!”  Dakota is also a full time pre-law student with one year left.  He has worked full time the entire time he’s been in college.
Dakota is a fun loving, creative, and active person. He is always looking to laugh, create new things, and stay on the move…often all at the same time!

Jenny Miller

Jenny Cranfill Miller
Branch Marketing Manager
Jenny Cranfill Miller is from San Diego, California and comes from a large Navy/Marine family She lived abroad in the Philippines, from the DOD school on Clark Air Base and has traveled extensively.  Her BA is in Political Science from San Diego State University.
Jenny started her career in marketing with McDonald’s franchise owner/operators. She learned the art of brand management, local store marketing, business development, event management, advertising and community relations. Eventually she became Marketing Director for a large McDonald’s franchise chain. After 9/11 Jenny joined a security & investigations company as their marketing manager.  She quickly advanced to Vice President of Marketing and Sales.  From there she took on more operations responsibilities which led to becoming Vice President of Operations.  In 2006 Jenny established her own security & investigations company and closed it in 2020.Jenny was a single Mom and now her “babies” are grown and gone. So, she bought ten acres and Egyptian Arabian horses (and geese and ducks and chickens and goats and … !).  She breeds and trains her Arabian horses for halter shows and endurance competitions.  Jenny’s an amateur halter handler and has only done 25 miler competitions so far. She has her eyes set on the Tevis Cup!

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