Jon Tobias, Vice President/Branch Manager
After graduating from the University of Arizona, Jon Tobias started his career in the mortgage industry working behind the scenes. Soon after, he transitioned to a position as a Mortgage Loan Originator, so that he could work closely with the Realtor and builder communities. Jon moved quickly from there, becoming a manager for a successful builder’s mortgage branch. Over the years, Jon has become an expert in handling a high volume of loan transactions, but he also knows the importance of maintaining a high level of service. Coming to Fairway Independent Mortgage was a simple choice for Jon, due to their wide product selection, excellent rates, and reputation for closing loans. This led him to create the Tobias Team within Fairway, and he is now the top Loan Originator in the company, as well as ranked in the top 100 Loan Originators in the country in 2009 and 2010. In addition, Jon has Ranked #1 in Maricopa County for most loans closed from 2011-2015 in the Scotsman guide and Mortgage Executive Magazine.
Jon is so thrilled to be a part of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation where giving back to veterans is such a huge part of the culture. Both of Jon’s grandfathers are veterans, and he loves any chance to give back to those who have served our great nation. Jon is involved in the MANA (Marine Army Navy and Air Force) House, helping soldiers get on their feet again after coming home from war. Jon’s love for his country is further shown through his involvement with the American Warrior Initative and the Boot Campaign.
Jon resides in Paradise Valley, AZ with his wife, Daisy and their daughter, Ally. Daisy and Jon were high school sweethearts, and have been married for over 10 years. The couple cherishes spending time together as a family. Both Jon and Daisy’s families reside in Arizona and are very close, especially when it comes to cheering for the U of A wildcats. They also love travelling as much as possible and spending time with friends. Arizona is truly home to the Tobiases.
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Ben Tobias, Sr. Loan Officer/Production Partner
Ben Tobias has lived the Phoenix Area for over twenty years. He graduated from the University of Arizona, where he earned his degrees in Engineering and Business. Ben started his work in the Mortgage Industry over eights years ago, and is proud to be a part of Fairway Independent Mortgage because of its ability to offer very competitive and diverse lending programs along with the company’s strong culture based on customer service as a way of life.
One of Ben’s main goals is to provide a top level of service to his customers and their families, by providing them with a number of competitive lending options and making the loan process as seamless a possible throughout the entire home buying process.
Ben loves to travel, is an avid golfer, and currently lives in the Phoenix area with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Harper. He is actively involved in many charity groups including having served on the board at Scottsdale Active 20/30 Organization, an origination that actively raises money for a number of local children’s charities.
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Adriana Diaz, Loan Officer
Tim Schnautz, Sr. Loan Officer/Production Partner
Tim Schnautz is a Senior Loan Officer with the Tobias Team, and has been with them since August of 2009. He started his Home Finance career much earlier than that in 2002 working in Home Equity, and moved to Home Mortgage years following. His favorite parts of working for Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation are their values and sense of customer service as a way of life. Tim is passionate about Mortgage Lending and providing a high level of service to his customers and partners. The most favorable part of his job is giving the first time home buyer the great news that they can qualify for the house of their dreams where they had previously faced challenges, and then making the home buying experience what it should be… fun and exciting. He dedicates long hours and hard work to his customers in order to ensure that their journey in to homeownership goes smoothly.
Tim was born in Glendale, Arizona, where he still resides with his wife, Kathryn, and their three dogs. Some of his favorite pastimes are camping, fishing, traveling and vacationing with his wife and family.
Bryan Trink, Loan Officer
Bryan Trink is an Arizona native that has worked in the local real estate market since 2006. He has worked as a Realtor and loan officer, which allows him to provide a detailed and strategic approach toward helping his clients set up their deals for success. Bryan is married to his wife Nicole, and plans on starting a family in the near future.