Thanksgiving: Our Employees Share What They’re Thankful For

Kathy Nevins, Assistant Manager- Appraisal Department – Colonial National Mortgage

“This year I’m really thankful for my family and amazing friends that have helped me to overcome many obstacles this past year. It is in times of change that we really value people that are steadfast in our lives. I am thankful for the ability to live in a house that is warm and accommodates all my needs. I’m also thankful for my four sweet grandkids and my little Chihuahua, Holly, who brings so much love and joy to my life.”



Matthew Abbink, Vice President of Direct Lending – CU Members Mortgage

“Without a customer to serve, we have no purpose here. I’m thankful for a team at CU Members that understands this reality and chooses to embrace a service-before-self mentality.”


Chris Rodriguez, PC Support Tech – Colonial National Mortgage

“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it forces us to stop and reflect. This year especially, I’m thankful for my amazing family, without whose love and support I would not be the same person that I am today and their commitment to my education when I was younger. Not everyone is so blessed, and I wake up every day thankful for the people who love me. My parents, and my siblings, are the greatest support network I have.”


Caroline Whatley, Senior Underwriter – CU Members Mortgage

“I am thankful to be employed and work for a company that is caring and to know that I have obtained excellent knowledge in this business. I am very thankful that my dog Lulu recovered from her liver problems and is still with me. Most of all, I am thankful for my family and grandchildren.”


Graham Ashley, Public Relations Specialist – Colonial National Mortgage

“I am thankful for friends and family and the ability to go home every night to a safe home. I am thankful to live in a time where knowledge is at our fingertips and the constant curiosity to learn something new each day.”


Karen Egan, Underwriting Assistant – CU Members Mortgage

“As autism continues to be on the rise, my 16-year-old niece Ashley, who has autism, was given her high school’s first ever honor of being on their drill team next year as a special needs drill team member. I am forever grateful for Sachse High School for their decision to include Ashley, who is thrilled.”


Jaime Awtry, Executive Assistant – Colonial National Mortgage

“I’m thankful for the many blessings that God has granted me – health, happiness, a great job and lots of friends and family!”


Kim McNeill, Processing Manager – CU Members Mortgage

“I’m thankful for the food drive we participated in this year and that we doubled what we had last year. Aside from our busy schedules, challenges with changes in our mortgage world and our personal life obstacles we may be juggling, we all still made time to make a contribution to the less fortunate.”


Colonial National Mortgage is a division of Colonial Savings, F.A.


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